CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2001
Carol Iu writes about U.S. companies selling software to Chinese Internet companies to regulate the Internet (letter, Feb. 2). As long as U.S. companies abide by export regulations they are entitled to compete with other software companies worldwide. The more they can sell, the better for the U.S. economy. Regulation of Internet content is desirable. Microsoft Hotmail constantly eliminates pornography from e-mails. The Chinese Internet eliminates more, such as unfounded rumors and political activities.
October 10, 2012 |
Chinese firms flush with cash have been snapping up U.S. companies at a record pace, and California has become a prime target for this investment. About $1.3 billion of Chinese money flowed into the Golden State from 2000 to 2011, according to a study released Wednesday by Rhodium Group, a New York policy research group. Much of that investment has come in just the last few years, including a record $560 million last year. The deals involved new factories, offices and other facilities as well as mergers and acquisitions of existing companies in industries such as electronics, information technology, biotech, logistics, renewable energy and consumer products.
March 11, 2001 |
Comments heaping scorn on the official explanation of last week's fatal blast in a schoolhouse that killed dozens of children abruptly disappeared from Chinese Internet chat sites Saturday. The state-run New China News Agency and Premier Zhu Rongji have said that a suicide bomber set off the explosion that killed at least 42 people, most of them third- and fourth-grade students, in the remote eastern village of Fanglin.
April 21, 2010 |
"There are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are seven of them that you can't say on television…. They must be really bad." In 1972, comedian George Carlin wrote a monologue titled, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television." When a version of this riff was broadcast the following year on a jazz radio station, it set off a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ultimately upheld the right of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate indecent material on the airwaves.
April 16, 2008
Re "China enters the race," April 13 This article on former President Clinton accepting donations and travel expenses from the Chinese Internet company Alibaba shows the success of China's government in buying friends and influence in the United States. It is disingenuous for a former president to claim ignorance in that he was unaware of Shi Tao's imprisonment when such a case had been widely reported in the media. Clinton should follow the example set by Yahoo in its legal settlement with Shi Tao's family by pressing for the release of his and other Internet writers sentenced to jail for posting articles on the Internet.
January 17, 2012 |
The number of Web users in China soared past 500 million last year, explosive growth that has elevated Chinese Internet companies and challenged social and political discourse in the communist-controlled state. The government-run China Internet Network Information Center said Monday that the number of Web users in China grew to 513 million in December, up 12% from a year earlier. Chinese Internet giants such as search engine Baidu Inc., news portal Sina Corp. and gaming and messaging service provider Tencent Holdings added millions of users, raising the profile of the increasingly lucrative sector.