• How China will eat the U.S.'s tech lunch

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    Is Congress really ready to make the U.S the world's No. 2 supercomputing power?
  • Chinese firm hired Blaster hacking group, says U.S. cable

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    Chinese security firms with ties to the Chinese military have hired hackers, including the group behind the original Blaster worm, U.S. diplomats alleged in a 2009 cable published by WikiLeaks.
  • Microsoft's 'China problem' means IE6 lives on

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    A Microsoft executive's self-described job of driving Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) into extinction will be difficult unless he can move Chinese users off the aged browser.
  • WikiLeaks and the tech industry: What's coming?

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Amid all the outrage and furor over the release by WikiLeaks of millions of U.S. State Department diplomatic cables -- and the potential release next year of data from a major U.S. bank -- organization founder Julian Assange dropped a tantalizing hint of a tech industry revelation in an interview with Forbes.
  • China breaks ground on futuristic supercomputer complex

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    China has unveiled a sleek, ultra modern-appearing design for its new supercomputing center that may be seen as reflecting the country's broader supercomputing ambitions.
  • Offshore outsourcing: 24 ways to compare India vs. China

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Major differences remain in the two mega-markets for offshore IT services, from language and management skills to industry focus and supplier bases. Here's a look at how the two stack up, using 24 key measures.
  • Google Maps faces July 2011 deadline on China regulations

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    China will investigate and prosecute Google next July if the search engine company does not acquire the necessary state license to operate its Google Maps service in the country, according to the government.
  • Offshore outsourcing: Can China steal India's thunder?

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm

    Competitive costs, robust government support, the largest labor market in the world. It's no wonder that for the past decade China has been deemed the biggest--and only--threat to India's dominance in the IT offshore outsourcing industry. In recent years, all the big names in IT outsourcing--from IBM, HP and Accenture to Wipro, TCS, and Infosys--have set up shop there. (See "Inside HP's $1 Billion Outsourcing Plan".) Gartner research vice president Frances Karamouzis calls China "one of the most analyzed alternatives to India." Ovum principal analyst Jens Butler describes it as "a two horse race to the finish."
  • Internet hijack claims denied by China Telecom

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    China Telecom has issued a curt denial that it was complicit in a claimed ‘hijacking’ of Internet traffic earlier this year that saw large volumes of data between sensitive US military and commercial websites briefly travelling through its serve
  • Chinese mobile phone virus costs victims $300,000 a day

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    A virus masquerading as an antivirus application (how's that for irony?) has been infecting countless mobile phones in China. The virus lets hackers take control of the phone who then spam the phone's entire address with links that allow the virus to spread to even more phones.
  • Chinese ad resellers go on anti-Google hunger strike

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    Google is facing a hunger strike in China from a group of advertising resellers who are protesting the company for terminating their contracts.
  • Does Google needs China more than China needs Google?

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Six months after shutting down its search engine in China in a dispute over censorship, Google is beefing up staff in that country, prompting speculation that the company might cut some kind of deal with the mainland government that would lead to the return of
  • Five reasons why China will rule tech

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    China's focus on science and technology is relentless, and it's occurring at all levels of its society. Its labor pool is becoming increasingly sophisticated, its leadership is focused on innovation, and the country is adopting policies designed to pressure U.S. firms to transfer their technology.
  • Chinese soldiers forbidden to find love online

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Don't feel too bad for them: military leaders are looking into running their own matchmaking service to fill the gap.
  • Despite compromise, Google partially blocked in China

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    Just a day after Google moved to accommodate the Chinese government, the search firm reported that its service is being partially blocked in China.
  • New Chinese law may force Microsoft, Yahoo to follow Google out

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 11:11 am

    The Chinese government today made sweeping changes to its state secrets law that directly affects Internet companies operating in the country. The amended law goes further to force these companies to help the Chinese Communist Party suppress free speech and censor the Internet.
  • Special report: After Google-China dust-up, cyberwar emerges as a threat

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 11:48 am

    Few events have crystallized U.S. fears over a cyber catastrophe, or brought on calls for a strategic response, more than the recent attacks against Google and more than 30 other tech firms. The company's disclosure in January that it was attacked by China-based hackers -- and its subsequent decision to scale back operations there -- have stoked long-standing fears over the ability of cyber adversaries to penetrate commercial and government networks in the U.S.
  • First Google, then GoDaddy. Who's next to leave China? Yahoo!

    Posted March 25, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Because it was hacked, stolen from and forced to help the Chinese Communist Party violate Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Google left China.
  • China retaliates against Google with more censorship

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    After the breakdown of negotiations with the Chinese government over censorship and other issues, Google yesterday redirected traffic from its mainland China site, which had been heavily censored, to the Hong Kong Google site, which is censored but much less so.
  • Google takes on China

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    Good for Google for standing up to a government that's been bullying them and other American businesses for years.
  • It's on! Chinese government responds to Google (with hostility)

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    The Chinese government has now responded to Google's principled refusal to continue censoring the Internet in China.
  • Why Google's move slaps the Chinese government in the face

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    Google's carefully worded blog post today explaining why they redirected mainland Chinese traffic to the Hong Kong version of Google sounds fair and balanced. In fact, it's a humiliating slap in the face for the Chinese government. Here's why.
  • Google stops censoring China sites with Hong Kong redirect

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Today at noon (Google Standard Time), Google announced on this page that "earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on"
  • Why China has more to lose than Google

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    The Associated Press pointed out the obvious today in a piece headlined "China without Google: 'a lose-lose scenario'."
  • Report says Google will leave China. Hooray!

    Posted March 13, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    A report in the Financial Times says Google is "99.9%" sure it will shut down its search engine and (presumably) close its office there.
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