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  1. Political pressure puts paid to annual bloggers' meeting

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... it was the first and the last meeting of the sixth annual China Blogger Conference, one of the biggest events organised by grass-roots internet users. Participants had been told a day earlier, on November 19, that the event had been cancelled due to political pressure. No landlord in the city dared to provide them with a single room, even though this year's focus was on the internet, ...

  2. Major developments achieved despite political setbacks

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Talent returning from overseas to the mainland has helped develop mainland science and technology, but politics has often hindered progress. Thousands of patriotic Chinese ... at the California Institute of Technology, became China's 'Father of Rocketry'. By 1957, more than 3,000 scientists had returned from overseas to form the backbone of the Chinese Academy ...

  3. Leaders and laggards in politics of cyberspace

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... entity in China with universal suffrage, he is fully aware of the importance of staying in touch using the latest technology. Mr Chen, nicknamed Ah bian, is probably the first Chinese political ... be the second most open society in China, but its political leader is lagging in the Web chat stakes. When he ran for chief executive in 2005, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had an official webpage. When he ran ...

  4. Politically inspired cleanup ordered for prime-time TV

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tightening grip over the media in a politically sensitive year. Reports say the channels must reserve the main evening slot for dramas that show China in a positive light. They have already been ... to the TV stations.' Professor Zhan, of the China Youth University for Political Sciences, said it was rare to see authorities take such wide and harsh measures to control a part ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... are mostly young men fascinated by information technology. But hackers in China are somewhat different to those in other countries. Hong Kong writer and political commentator Joe Chung's ... Stephen Thompson As the threat posed by cyberattacks across the globe spreads, the spotlight has been turned on China's army of hackers Tracking down the dark guest Since Mandiant, ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Taxi-booking apps offering bonuses to drivers illustrate how technology can have a detrimental impact on society, especially the elderly Shanghai cabbies show the 'evil' side of new technology Google once had an ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... countries. In the perennial political struggle between taxing and spending preferences, those elements of spending that can be cut without upsetting powerful lobbies will be at the front ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Lenovo bid for BlackBerry could collapse under pressure

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:45pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... to be discounted for the difficulty and complexity of a break-up – and for inevitable political meddling. Canada, the United States and China would all want time to deliberate. If investors felt a Lenovo ... a state-owned company, but Blackberry’s popularity among the business and political elite – including President Obama – would be unlikely to survive a Chinese takeover. Regulators may even demand ...

  9. News - China

    China to invest 2 trillion yuan to expand broadband

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 08:40pm

    ... Reuters in Singapore Beijing plans to invest in improving and expanding internet networks on the mainland, vice-minister says China plans to invest 2 trillion yuan (US$323 billion) ... and wireless connectivity throughout China, home to the largest number of mobile phone users in the world despite only 45 per cent of the population have access to the internet. China’s investment ...

  10. China's eyes in the sky need watching

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Being able to pinpoint the location of an object on the earth's surface is one of the most powerful technologies a government can have. China's announcement that its Beidou satellite navigational system has become operational symbolically moves the nation forward on the world stage. But the economic, military and political clout that accompanies such a development ...




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