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  1. China's losing battle to control cyberspace

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by John Gittings

    ... such as the New York-based Human Rights in China or China Spring publications. The controls on foreign media vary in intensity: some, including the Washington Post and Reuters, were 'liberated' ... The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls ...

  2. HP quashes media speculation over China expansion

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... Carolyn Ong United States computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) will ramp up its retail presence in China through partners, selling HP-branded iPods, digital cameras, projectors and home entertainment systems by the end of the year. HP China spokesperson Jane Wu said the company would not be opening 1,000 retail stores in the country as reported in China Business Weekly and state media ...

  3. Y5Zone expanding social hot spots

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... This week?s podcast lets you hear all about Electronic Arts? China push, Y5Zone?s social hot spots, the latest ESC sequences and listen to a chat with HK Microsoft executive Robbie Ray Wright. ... [options].' Mr Yeung is trying to apply Wi-fi technology in the social space- just like Y5Zone's sister company Loverlover.com, an online and mobile social networking service, is doing. ...

  4. Cross media the latest game

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... rallying cry is less 'multimedia' than 'cross media', the interaction of television, computers and mobile phones. Besides kicking imaginary footballs in GameGuru, viewers ... Chua said. The show will be launched next month, in collaboration with social networking site Ba8ua.com. Mr Chua acknowledged that 'not everyone will play the games', but suggested ...

  5. Setback for media joint ventures

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Guoming said local media, particularly television stations, were struggling to survive under the weight of regulations and China Central Television's monopoly on content, broadcasting ... Vivian Wu The mainland's media regulator has banned regional radio and television broadcasters from teaming up with foreign media organisations in broadcasting operations. The State ...

  6. Former Tom man gets to lead BOCI private-equity media fund

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk The Hang Seng Index may be lacking a media presence since Television Broadcasts lost its blue-chip status last month, but the sector is still a favourite with investors. So much so that Bank of China (International) plans to launch Hong Kong's first private-equity media fund before the year is out. The fund will be led by Robert Xie, who is no stranger ...

  7. China Mobile punishes porn providers

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Mobile is withholding an estimated 150 million yuan (HK$140.56 million) in payments to internet content providers to stop them providing pornography to its mobile phone users. Mainland newspaper 21st Century Business Herald? said China's largest carrier had postponed paying Web portals Sohu.com, Sina.com and NetEase.com their share of fees for content downloads ...

  8. China opens TV production sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a sign of the rising pressure to produce high-quality programming as the mainland introduces foreign and domestic competition to its media market. 'China has a huge programming gap,' ... Issue of new licences signals a move towards high-quality programmes although foreign companies are excluded The mainland's tightly controlled media sector has opened a bit further ...

  9. Hitachi shifts hard drives to China

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vice-president of business development and strategy. He predicted that China, as the manufacturing base of many information technology and consumer electronics firms, would probably account for about 90 ... and car stereos. IDC also predicts that China will become the world's third-largest IT market by 2010. Launched in January last year, Hitachi GST was the result of?Tokyo-based electronics ...

  10. Warner Bros forms China venture

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... joint venture in China. The Time Warner-owned company announced yesterday that it was going into business with two mainland media giants- the state-owned China Film Group and privately run ... The next is likely to be Viacom, which announced plans earlier this year to form television joint ventures with China's No2 media company Shanghai Media Group and the country's No3 player ...




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