Law & Policy

China–Largest IT Market In 5 Years?

China is hoping to become the largest information technology (IT) market in the world in the next five years, according to an official from...

Retaliation Leads To Net Cafe Staff Resignations

Staff members of an Internet service chain in Xi'an resigned Saturday over retaliatory assaults they had suffered for barring minors.Local police said Sunday they...

8600 Internet Cafes Closed In China

China has shut down more than 8,600 unlicensed Internet cafes across the country since February when it launched a nationwide check on all Internet...

Premier Wen Jiabao Promotes Technology In Germany

The China-Germany High-Tech Dialogue Forum opened in Berlin yesterday with China's Premier Wen Jiabao addressing the forum on a four-point proposal on promoting high-tech...

Shanghai Enhances Internet Monitoring

Video cameras in Shanghai's Internet cafes will make sure customers do not look at forbidden Web sites, says Yu Wenchang, an official with Shanghai...

Net Bars Threatened By Operation Sunshine

The Chinese government has recently launched a crackdown on access to harmful information on the Internet--"Operation Sunshine" will increase supervision over all Internet bars...

New Workgroup For Internet Crimes

A local court in Beijing has recently established a new workgroup, consisting of almost 10 experienced judges, specifically tasked with handling cases associated with...

Chongqing Government Shuts Down Internet Bar

Authorities in Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, shut down an unlicensed Internet bar involved in the death of two teenager Internet surfers, the government said...

In Face Of Bribery Allegations, Lucent Fires Four China Executives

Lucent Technologies Inc. has fired four executives in its Chinese operations after the company discovered potential violations of a U.S. law that bans the...

Cisco Lawsuit Vs Huawei Further Suspended

Cisco Systems Inc. has further delayed its copyright lawsuit against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., after submitting a request on March 31 asking the U.S....

EABC Offers Praise On China VAT Issue

The European-American Business Council today applauded the European Commission announcement that it would join in the case brought by the US against China's discriminatory...

Chinese National Accuses Sony Of Patent Infringement

It is reported that Sony (China) and Shanghai Suoguang Electronic Co., Ltd have been indicted by a Mr. Wang, who claims that the two...

Teachers Monitor Net Cafes

The Shanghai government has revealed a new means of addressing the problem of students spending too much of their time in Internet cafes playing...

Computer Game Smears China?

A new computer game--IGI2: Covert Strike, which depicts a mercenary fighting three campaigns in the former Soviet Union, Libya and China--has been banned by...

China Pulls Plug On Internet Blogs

Two websites being used by tens of thousands of people to post weblogs (blogs) have been shut down by Chinese officials for carrying objectionable...

Five Companies Accused Of Violating Founder's IPR

Five Beijing companies have been accused of illegally installing and using Founder's system software for profit-making without the latter's approval. The case was brought...

Shandong Cracks Down On Internet Cafes

Shandong Province has been tightening control over Internet cafes, with more than 3,000 illegal operations being closed in 2003 after an official inspection of...

China Suspends Registration Of New Net Caf¨¦s

From today, no approval will be given to applications involving the establishment of net cafés in a 200m radius around primary and middle schools...

Settlement Measures Of Internet Backbone Networking

The new "Internet Backbone Networking Settlement Measures," which are to be put into practice in May, stipulate that all units inter-connected with China Telecom...

Telecommunications Law To Be Sped Up

It is said that the formal drafting process of the widely anticipated Telecommunications Law is being accelerated and will be submitted to the State...

'Telecommunications Law' To Be Approved In March

The long-anticipated 'Telecommunications Law', the first of its kind in China, is being discussed amongst the relevant government departments and major telecommunication operators and...
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