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  1. Sweeping crackdown targets stealth marketing on internet

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for stealth marketing. The joint two-month campaign, to be carried out by four state departments and ministries, is slated to begin in 'mid-April', according to a Xinhua report. 'In ... and blackmail, use hyped discussion topics to fabricate internet public opinion for profit, and deal in private transactions to make underhand illegal profits,' Xinhua said. The crackdown ...

  2. Website with news broadcasts shut down

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The mainland has ordered the closure of a website offering news broadcasts over the internet, in a move aimed at tightening control over media content. The State ... unauthorised broadcasts. Authorities criticised the websites for several violations, including showing news broadcasts, setting up news bureaus and reporting on events. Of the original eight, some had ...

  3. Trade in virtual assets a problem: official

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as saying. Tuo Zuhai, a deputy director of the ministry's culture market department, was quoted by the Guangzhou-based southcn.com news service as saying that the central government ... have started focusing on selling virtual assets and the trade has become a primary source of profit for many of those operations, Xinhua reported. Xinhua said a survey by an unnamed game ...

  4. Crackdown on internet porn nets dozens of suspects

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... websites and 265 outside Beijing. In Guangdong, police have arrested 16 suspects and are still investigating seven others. Xinhua said pornography was not the only target of the crackdown ... Office is putting pressure on about 150 major news and business information websites on the mainland to clean up their content and remove all pornographic material, as well as material regarded ...

  5. What's happening and where

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... news Ten per cent pass rate for National Judicial candidates About 10 per cent of candidates sitting the National Judicial Examinations have passed the annual test since it was introduced ... judicial-related positions such as judges, procurators and lawyers, Xinhua reports. Overworked academics have low life expectancy The average life expectancy of a senior academic in Zhongguancun, also ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple unveils thinner, more powerful iPhone 5

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 05:38am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Apple unveils thinner, more powerful iPhone 5 Apple on Wednesday introduced its new iPhone 5 - a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its ... position as the world's most valuable firm, rose a modest 1.39 percent to $666.79 on the news. Nicholas Carlson of the website Business Insider said most of the information about the new phone ...

  7. News - Asia - Lifestyle

    Japan's failed gadgets paved way for innovative success

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... A string of miserable flops came way before the country became known for its innovation It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped ra ...

  8. What's happening and where

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to applicants living in Sihuan Road has drawn fire from job-seeking college students, Xinhua reports. The Pudong Development Bank's Beijing branch advertised for 50 graduates and said it based ... for workplace safety set up The first vocational school to train workplace safety experts has been established in Changsha, Xinhua reports. The Hunan Vocational Institute of Safety and Technology, ...

  9. 58 websites showing HK, Taiwan news shut down

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland censors have shut down at least 58 websites in four provinces that rebroadcast content- mostly news programmes- from Hong Kong and Taiwan, in the latest attempt to crack down on unauthorised content, China News Service reported yesterday. The authorities targeted websites showing programmes- often featuring animated recreations of news ...

  10. Official media to take on portals

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The website of Xinhua News Agency also plans an initial public offering in Shanghai this year, the state-run China Securities Journal reported this month. Separately, in December Reuters quoted ... in the news media and the film and advertising industries. There are 10 websites in the running to list. Besides People's Daily and Xinhua, the other eight are all at provincial level, including ...




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