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Internet in China: Timeline of the Pre-Installed Internet Filter required for All New Computers

China announced recently it would have all new computers in China pre-installed with a filter software, in a bid to “protect minors” from “unhealthy information” from the Internet. All computers produced or sold in China after July 1 would be installed with such software, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT). Check a round up of news about the Green Dam internet filter (and how conflicting the information is, depending if the source is Chinese or from abroad):

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China’s software export hit $14.2 bln in 2008

China’s software export soared 39 percent last year to 14.2 billion U.S. dollars from 2007, despite the international financial crisis, announced the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The export included 1.59 billion dollars from outsourcing services, up 54.3 percent year on year. MIIT said the software industry maintained a rapid growth last year, with the business revenue increasing by 29.8 percent to 757.3 billion yuan (110.8 billion U.S. dollars). The growth rate was 8.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier

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Internet in China: over 80 million chinese access internet through mobile phone

There are 84.5 million users of mobile internet in China, which means 30 per cent of Chinese internet users surf the internet by mobile phone, said Yang Zemin, official from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently. Yang said the number of phone subscribers was 354 million by the end of August, 2008, decreased for the first time by 11 million. However, the number of subscriber of mobile phone was 616 million, up by 68.7 million from January to August this year […]

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Intellectual Property: Shanzhai Phones’ Declining Popularity in China

The word shanzhai has several meanings. Originally it meant a fortified mountain village, but these days it mainly refers to small, illegal factories that churn out copies of famous-brand mobile phones. In the era of relatively simple 2G phones, the industry was huge, but now everyone wants a fancy 3G smartphone, and they’re a bit too hard to fake, leaving an uncertain future for this hidden industry […]

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Internet in China: scale ranks first worldwide, reaching 360 million users

As the end of November, 2009, the number of Internet users in China had reached 360 million, an increase of 20.8 percent on last year. The figure marks China as having the most extensive Internet in terms of scale in the world […]

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Internet in China: 3G brings mobile porn, China launches cleanup

Beijing has called for a cleanup of mobile porn Web sites nationwide on recently, with government officials blaming their rise on high-speed mobile data services enabled by the launch of new technology […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Passenger car sales peak in October/2009

China’s automobile market continued its robust growth in October, with passenger vehicle sales clocking a year-on-year growth of 79.6 percent, and provided enough indications that China is well on its way to occupy the top perch as the largest automobile market in the world […]