Design Classics from Germany

Within Europe, Scandinavia and Italy are most often credited for innovative design. But a number of design classics have been created in Germany, among them the Wassily club chair and the Wagenfeld lamp […]

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China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions cut target “may hurt developing countries’ development”

The emissions cut target proposed by developed countries is “unfair” to developing countries, a Chinese expert said recently: Pan Jiahua, executive director of the research centre for sustainable development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made the statement in an interview with Xinhua at the Global Economic Symposium (GES 2009) held in Ploen Castle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany […]

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Self-innovation key for China’s industrial modernization

China should focus on self-innovation rather than over-reliance on technology imports to achieve the industrial modernization, according to a blue paper issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) recently. The report was made upon CASS’s survey on the country’s 15 key industries. The result showed inadequate investment in self-innovation in China, which has held back the country from faster industrialization […]

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China’s Software Service Industry Achieved US$50 Billion Revenue in the first half of 2008

According to Zhao Xiaofan, an official in charge of the software industry with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s software service industry maintained a rapid growth in the first half of 2008 and its revenue reached CNY345.67 billion (over 50 billion US dollars).
Zhao said at the ongoing 12th Xiamen International Trade and Investment Fair that in the first six months of 2008, China’s software industry realized a year-on-year increase of 30.4% […]

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: China Mobile Will Start Nationwide TD-SCDMA Commercial Trial In China

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced its approval on China Mobile’s (CHL) nationwide commercial trial network based on TD-SCDMA technology. A spokesman from China Mobile confirms that the group has already received the formal approval from the MIIT, but insists it does not mean a 3G license has been issued. The 3G licensing has been continuously delayed in China in the past few years, mainly because the TD-SCDMA technology is not mature…

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Chinese President Hu Jintao elaborates on China’s stance on climate change

Chinese President Hu Jintao said on recently that his country will take substantial measures to cope with climate change. Hu made the remarks at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change, which gathered leaders from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and the Group of Eight (G8) nations at Toyako, a resort town on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido…

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China’s Software Industry Revenue Rises 31.2%

China’s software industry income amounted to 193.55 billion yuan from January to April, up 31.2 percent year-on-year, and 11.4 percentage points higher than the electronic information industry, according to information released by the Ministry of Industry and Information. The revenue from software products accounted for 70.39 billion yuan (10.2 billion US dollars): it is still the main component of the software industry. Revenue from software technology services saw the fastest growth and amounted to 35.63 billion yuan (5.1 billion US dollars), growing by 48.2 percent year-on-year. Revenue from system integration increased by 23.8 percent to 46.07 billion yuan (6.7 billion US dollars); and the growth rate of revenues from embedded systems and IC design are relatively low…