5 Tips to prevent threats of cyber snooping in China

| September 9th, 2014

Photograph: PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/Reuters

Business owners and entrepreneurs around the world are always waiting for a chance to enter Chinese market, mainly due to its enormous business opportunities. However, if you are not careful, a trip to China can threaten your business. Electronic snooping may pose a definite threat to your intellectual property, ideas and information. Entrepreneurs found that the data snooping is affecting every stage of their stay at hotels in China. Moreover, they have seen clear signs that phone [...]Read more…

War between QQ and 360 continues, Netizens poke fun

| November 4th, 2010
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(Sohu) The war between QQ and 360 continues. The latest conflict broke out on November 3, 2010, so far the most serious retaliation. Tencent published an open letter in the evening on November 3 saying QQ will stop working on all systems that run 360. The news caused uproar in the world. 360 indicated that the users need not worry and promised that users will be able to run both QQ and 360. Then 360 launched WEBQQ client, and issued [...]Read more…

China regulates Online Map Services to address national security breach, will Google Earth comply?

| June 14th, 2010
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News flashback:

On May 17, 2010 CCTV news reported that Chinese government shuts down a famous Internet forum – “Moonlight Forum”, because this website carried sensitive military information in China such as locations of airfield, navy bases and barracks of Hong Kong PLA battalion that posed as a threat to China’s state national security.

In the news translated by ESWN:

The Moonlight Forum is a community website frequented by military aficionados.  They have sections such as "China’s nuclear test sites," "Chinese [...]Read more…

Yet another kindergarten killing in China, now guarding children with submachine guns

| May 13th, 2010
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“Dear dad and mom, I am going to school. Hope it is not parting forever, I want to go home alive. Dear teacher and principal, I am coming to school. You cannot let bad people touch me, I want to go home alive. Dear uncle and auntie, I am at school. If you have grievances please go petition to higher authorities, I want to go home alive!” Blogger Zheng Yuanjie (郑渊洁) wrote in his blog after the April 30 Taixing, [...]Read more…

China beefing up school security with police steel forks following recent attacks on schoolchildren

| April 30th, 2010
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China’s recent series of attacks on schoolchildren and even children in kindergarten stirred up public outrage.   In response, schools all over the country took actions to improve security on campus.

Yesterday, April 29, a man burst into a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu province and stabbed 25 children and three adults.

And it was just one day ago, on April 28, a teacher carrying a knife broke into a primary school in Guangdong province in southern China and stabbed 15 students [...]Read more…

More Chinese opinions on Google leaving China (Keso vs. People’s Daily)

| January 14th, 2010
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I picked these two articles because they showed two completely different views on the Google China situation in China. First one is a blog post written by KESO (洪波) a well-known IT blogger in China.  (I have translated one of is blog posts back when Kai-fu Lee resigned from Google China.) The latter one is an article from one of the Chinese media site: People’s daily, written by a netizen named Jiang Bojing (姜伯静).  Compare them for yourself…

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Gmail security breach, want some proof?

| January 13th, 2010
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Just 2 days ago CC sent me a link to a Chinese blog post about how he noticed his personal emails from Gmail account was accessed and screened by GFW. I was skeptical and thought it could just be a hoax or hype or just a theory. And today, the news broke out. Google officially announced that they will no longer provide censored searches for Google.cn because they faced cyber attacks originated from China which targeted Gmail accounts of [...]Read more…