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  1. Defiant supporters turn up for activist's feast of river crabs

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The crab feast was supposed to have been cancelled but the diners came anyway, and they were not denied the chance to crack some claws. Artist and activist Ai Weiwei may have been placed under house arrest, but the feast he threw to ...

  2. SMEs brace for end of internet-phone era

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Hong Kong entrepreneurs said it would be expensive for them to go back to long-distance telephone calls to the mainland, as Beijing looked to tighten its control of internet ... adopting voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technologies for calls and videoconferences though the internet, the company now spends just a few hundred dollars a month. 'The trend cannot ...

  3. Beijing crackdown on internet phone calls alarms operators

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ivan Zhai

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai, Ivan Zhai and Amy Nip Beijing appears to be cracking down on internet phone services, a move that could affect hundreds of thousands of businesses. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is soliciting public help to clamp down on what it calls illegal internet phone services. 'Currently, our ministry is working with relevant departments ...

  4. An internet lifeline for troubled young

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rosanna Wong A two-sentence announcement in the chief executive's policy address was as tiny as it is vital: using the internet to reach out to troubled young people. This is an extremely important message that we must follow up. The reason is both simple and clear: the internet has become the major source of information and communication for young people. It also provides ...

  5. Seven killed in internet cafe blast

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Dangerous chemicals stored next to an internet cafe in Guizhou exploded late on Saturday night, killing seven and injuring 37 others, local police said. The Lianxun Internet Cafe in Kaili, which had 140 computers, was reduced to ruins by the explosion of chemicals stored illegally in an adjacent room, Xinhua reported. Rescue work at the site is now complete, ...

  6. Internet activist Du Daobin freed but deprived of political rights for 2 years

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Prominent writer and internet activist Du Daobin was released from a Hubei prison yesterday after serving a three-year sentence for 'inciting subversion of state power'. But Human Rights in China says Du was ordered to remain silent after being deprived of his political rights for two years, prohibiting him from voting, accepting interviews, making ...

  7. Next Media plans internet TV in Taiwan

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Next Media, the publisher of the Apple Daily, will make further investments in Taiwan, with an eye to launching internet-based television services on the island by the end of the year. In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday, Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying reported that the group posted a profit of HK$76.2 million in the six months to September, ...

  8. Mega internet shopping mall venture takes off

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The e-commerce joint venture between mainland internet search giant Baidu and Rakuten, the largest internet shopping mall operator in Japan, went live yesterday with the goal ... and chief executive at Nasdaq-listed Baidu, said in July the mainland's leading Chinese- language internet search service provided much value to Lekutian. 'We can drive traffic ...

  9. Does the internet improve communication?

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, Elise Choi Matthew Murchie, 15, St Joseph College When it was created 20 years ago, the internet was primarily a tool for communication. It was built so that people could send messages and transfer data. As the internet spread across the globe, its potential for communication was realised. As technologies such as instant messaging and video conferencing emerged, ...

  10. Baidu widens lead in mobile internet search

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to estimates released yesterday by research firm Analysys International. Baidu, the country's top internet search service provider, expanded its mobile market share to 34.33 per cent ... and internet gaming firm NetEase's Youdao, with 1.31 per cent. ...




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