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China’s Internet Tightrope Walk

"We should respect the right of individual countries to independently choose their own path of cyber development and model of cyber regulation and participate in international cyberspace governance on an equal footing" Xi said, according to text released by the Xinhua news agency...

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China Calls for Increased Testing of IT Products

The ever-testy cyberstandoff between the U.S. and China got a new twist when Beijing announced that it would start "cybersecurity vetting of major IT products and services" used for national security and public interests, according to the Xinhua news agency The vetting is desi...

Internet Outage Leaves China Disconnected for 8 Hours

The malfunction could have been caused by hackers launching a cyberattack, suggested security analysts quoted by the state-run Xinhua news agency Another possibility is that it was caused by technical problems with the country's elaborate Internet filtering system, known as th...

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iPhone Blamed for Chinese Woman’s Electrocution Death

While evidence the iPhone caused the accident may seem flimsy at first blush, the story has nonetheless gained traction throughout China. The Xinhua news agency picked it up, and a microblog post by the victim's sister has reportedly gone viral. Heeding the publicity, Apple...

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China to Conduct Digital War Games

First reported by the Xinhua news agency, next month's war games, which will take place in the far-north Inner Mongolia region, will test "new types of combat forces" that might come into play in what the agency called "informationlized war." The U.S. is not alone in its accus...

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Russia Mulls Putting ISPs on the Hook for Piracy

China's state-run Xinhua news agency and the country's state broadcaster reported the events simultaneously at 11 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Sina Weibo [similar to Twitter] published the Xinhua item on its official newsfeed in a post that was reposted nearly 50,000 times in its first 15 minutes...

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Samsung to Build $7B Plant in China

On Sunday, with numerous Chinese websites shut down, USA Today reported,government-run Xinhua News Agency said Beijing police questioned and admonished an unspecified number of Internet users and detained six people for "fabricating or spreading" online rumors. The government shut down 16 websites including two Twitter-like services that have more than 250 million users...

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Space Telescope Maps Reveal Blasting Winds, Hellish Heat

A team of astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has mapped temperature variations over the surface of the giant gas planet HD 189733b, revealing it is likely being whipped by roaring winds ...

China Launches Online Porn Purge

Chinese government departments, including the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, began a six-month campaign Thursday to eliminate pornography and other material from the Internet in China, according to reports from the Xinhua News Agency Some 137 million Chinese use the Inte...

China Cracking Down on Internet Cafes

"Porn, gambling, violence and similar problems have adversely affected the healthy development of the Internet in China," Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang Xinjian, deputy director of the Culture Ministry's marketing department, as saying In addition, the Culture Ministry ordere...

Daily Cybercrime and Security Report

"The law also makes it illegal to produce or transmit computer viruses or to break into military computer networks, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The government already tries to block access to Web sites deemed undesirable..." Full Story on Washington Post...

Stock Watch: China Contracts Boost Portal Software

The Cupertino, California-based Portal said it will provide customer management and billing services to China Railway Communications, Ji Tong Communications Co. and Xinhua News Agency. Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed....

U.S. Dollars Fueling Asian E-Commerce

However, the new rules have not prevented some companies from expanding into cyberspace. The Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that Chinese PC Maker Legend Group is splitting into two parts: an as yet unnamed traditional manufacturing company and Legend Shenzhou Digital Co Ltd., which will focus exclusively on Internet-based services and e-commerce products.

China.com Reportedly Mulling Hong Kong Sell-Off

The flagship Chinese Internet firm -- which is owned by state-run Xinhua News Agency and boasts America Online, Sun Microsystems and others as equity investors -- would list its Hong Kong unit as a public offering in that city's exchange by the end of the year. The report com...

Despite Hype, China.com Still Risky

The first big negative about China.com is that it is strongly linked to Xinhua News Agency, China's government new service. This means China.com's content is heavily censored -- or "edited" as it's described by Xinhua. This flies in the face of the basic principle that makes the Internet the Internet: Unfiltered information. Once a portal's content is known to be simply propaganda, its eyeball count plummets -- even, or especially, in a Communist society. Perhaps this explains why some industry estimates have China.com receiving a paltry 100,000 hits per day. That's less than 5 percent of the 2.1 million estimated hits recorded by Sina.com, a glitzy site modeled after U.S. portals.

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