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  1. A win for netizens and red faces for the censors

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... latest internet cleanup campaign in which a handful of liberal blogs and discussion groups were among the thousands closed down for carrying 'vulgar' content. Put in front of the term nima (mud horse), the phrase 'mud horse lying in a stable' resembles a crude phrase in Putonghua, as does caonima, or grass-mud horse. The use of the phrases in internet postings ...

  2. 'Innocent' ditty pokes fun at Net crackdown

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has come under threat lately because of a sudden migration of river crabs. But the brave caonima are resilient and intelligent, and they are fighting back- through the mainland internet ... the government's sweeping internet crackdown into a national laughing stock. And it all started with an innocent-sounding little song. The song of the caonima's epic struggle with the river crabs has ...

  3. Policy on internet addicts softens

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The Ministry of Health has refused to classify internet addiction as a mental disease, and has banned any type of physical punishment or surgery to cure it. Health authorities appeared to drop the commonly known term 'internet addiction', redefining it as 'only a few adolescents who damage their physical and mental health after improperly using ...

  4. Scrap compulsory filters for internet, academics say

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Some mainland academics have called on the central government to scrap the compulsory installation of internet filtering software on all personal computers sold ... for their feedback.' The proposed introduction of Green Dam sparked an outcry among millions of internet users after it was first reported early this month. ...

  5. New internet curbs a step in wrong direction

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The internet is a boundless frontier of business, education and recreation opportunities. The central government has curtailed those benefits by seeing it as a threat. The decision ... that would otherwise have been limited or non-existent. The internet in most of the world is borderless. Increasingly tight restrictions ensure that on the mainland it is a shrinking fenced field ...

  6. New rule may pull plug on smaller internet forums

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Smaller internet forums on the mainland may soon host their final postings. Web portals were informed yesterday that they must obtain licences or face being shut down. But the requirements are so strict and the cost of compliance so high that most sites will have to scrap their discussion sections to survive, internet users and observers say. Also on Monday, the State ...

  7. Xinjiang's frustrated internet users still cut off from the Web

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk, Ng Tze-wei More than five months after the ethnic riots in Urumqi that killed almost 200 people, the internet remains inaccessible to the majority of Xinjiang's 20 million population. The situation has become so frustrating that some internet users have travelled out of the region to log on. Xia Ya, a 26-year-old from Urumqi who recently quit her job, ...

  8. Pupils learn dangers of internet crime

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... involving internet contacts also on the rise. 'The police have adopted a multi-pronged approach to combat cybercrime, including stepping up enforcement actions, strengthening investigation ...

  9. Internet abuzz with all-star Asian film project- but it's only a dream

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... generating a buzz in the geeky blogosphere of online movie forums. An item appeared on the internet on December 4 suggesting that a new film was about to go into production starring Donnie Yen ... is involved in any such project. Is it a pipe dream? Probably, but it was obviously intriguing enough to create a buzz. Perhaps this will become a new internet sport: package four of the most unlikely ...

  10. Buy-back underpins Lenovo's push into mobile internet device market

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... makes basic 2G mobile telephones and a 3G smartphone for network operator China Mobile, will serve 'as an effective platform to accelerate development' in the mobile internet devices ... and other mobile internet devices was not guaranteed. 'Historically, no Chinese handset brand has been able to grow market share beyond 7 per cent on the mainland,' said Guo, of JP Morgan ...




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