16 days ago Mar 30, 10:20 2014 Sep 29, 2:50
Walking was invented in Europe, according to this sign found by a friend in China.
2011 Dec 10, 8:31
The MPAA is getting pretty desperate, it seems. MPAA boss Chris Dodd was out trying to defend censoring the internet this week by using China as an example of why censorship isn’t a problem. It’s kind of shocking, really.
“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites.”
2010 Dec 30, 6:42
"Posted here, verbatim, is an example of the sort of spam I get. 'hello I am China dinosaur factory .Hope that you know our product more .Also hope that we can establish long-term cooperative
2010 Feb 24, 9:21
"Onstage at TED2010, TED curator Chris Anderson interviews Google's Sergey Brin about the company's recent statement on China."
2010 Jan 25, 5:25
"...file a complaint with the World Trade Organization, contesting China’s internet censorship as a breach of the international trade rules to which China, as a WTO member, is subject. The US can
argue that China’s “Great Firewall”–a system of filters and bottlenecks that effectively shutters the country within its own intranet–is an illegal restraint on international trade because it bars
foreign companies from competing, via the internet, in the vast Chinese market."
2010 Jan 20, 8:26
McAfee on the China v Google attack.
2010 Jan 14, 2:54
Wow: "If the report's findings are correct, it suggests that the government of China has been engaged for months in a massive campaign of industrial espionage against US companies."
2010 Jan 13, 6:35
Ars Technica rounds up links on the recent Google threatening to stop censoring itself in China including quotes from Secretary of State Clinton, and the EFF and info on the hacks.
2010 Jan 12, 9:02
"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could
operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China."
2009 Aug 6, 8:06
"Man shaves head, walks across China for a year, grows beard & crazy hair, and takes daily photos and short videos of himself along the way". Like the hair and the ska!
2009 Jun 12, 12:20
"We have discovered remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities in Green Dam, the censorship software reportedly mandated by the Chinese government. Any web site a Green Dam user visits can take control of
the PC. According to press reports, China will soon require all PCs sold in the country to include Green Dam. This software monitors web sites visited and other activity on the computer and blocks
adult content as well as politically sensitive material."
2009 Feb 4, 4:16
From Sorting it all Out wrt the weather gadget in Vista's sidebar, this link to China's laws on weather forecast: "Article 22 The State applies a unified system for the issue of public meteorological
forecast and severe weather warning... No other organizations or individuals may issue to the community such forecast or warning." "Article 25 When the media, including radio, television, newspaper
and telecommunication, issue to the community public meteorological forecast or severe weather warning, they shall use the latest meteorological information provided by a meteorological office...
Part of the revenues from the distribution of meteorological information shall be drawn to support the development of meteorological service." Whether an application is legally allowed to provide a
weather forecast is not an attribute I would have imagined necessary for a localization API.
2008 Jul 30, 10:45
"Reporters Without Borders therefore offers the following practical advice to foreign journalists to help them cover the human rights situation in China." Install Tor, use PGP and other interesting
2008 Jul 3, 11:50
Another translation error. At least they're upfront about it though.
2008 Jun 2, 12:57
A card game where 'new players are often told only "the only rule you may be told is this one."'. '...the game being a parody of life in the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution,
where the laws changed secretly..."
2008 Apr 3, 2:19
"How one supercharged province cranks out lightbulbs, buttons, and bra rings, as well as instant cities for the factory workers. "
2008 Mar 10, 3:20
Josh Benaloh / Brian LaMacchina encryption course at University of Washington available for free. Slides and audio from the course are available. Recommended by course through my company.
2007 Aug 13, 3:15
Article and video on Mr. Woo a Chinese farmer who creates robots from scavenged materials. Very cool.