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.
December 5, 2011 |
Images of Greek demonstrators rioting over austerity measures and Occupy Wall Street protesters scuffling with police in the U.S. appear to be worrying China's communist leaders. One of China's most senior officials has acknowledged that the souring global economy has the government on edge. According to an official New China News Agency report Saturday, China's top security chief warned provincial officials to brace for unrest if financial conditions continue to deteriorate.
March 24, 2010
You go, Go Daddy. Like Google Inc., the leading registrar of Internet domain names is pushing back against Chinese censorship, announcing Wednesday that it will stop selling domain names based in China. The company says the Chinese government demanded that it identify its customers, a clearly unacceptable requirement that would have allowed officials not just to block sites they didn't like but to go after the owners. Rival domain registrar Network Solutions said it has pulled out of China for the same reason.
April 20, 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.
February 23, 2008 |
In the march issue of the Atlantic magazine, sandwiched between an article about Chinese Internet technology and a review of modernist art criticism, lies a seven-page essay called "Marry Him! The Case for Settling." Its author is Lori Gottlieb, a 40-year-old Los Angeles writer and single mother who admits that the idea of finding Mr. Right, a notion she once harbored, was in fact a bill of goods. Young women in search of marriage and family, she writes, should think seriously about resigning themselves to Mr. Good Enough.
September 27, 2005 |
The Chinese government this week announced new steps to control information available on the Internet, saying the regulations were designed to foster "healthy and civilized" news. Websites and portals will be allowed to distribute only information and opinions published in the state-owned print media.
October 23, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Call her Yahoo Inc.'s cheerleader in chief. In her first public remarks since taking over as the troubled Internet company's chief executive three months ago, Marissa Mayer buoyed investors with her vision for a Yahoo comeback. Yahoo shares started surging as Mayer spoke to analysts about the company's better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and plans to reinvigorate the consumer Internet company. Yahoo rose 73 cents, or nearly 5%, to $16.50 in after-hours trading.
March 21, 2014 |
BEIJING - The arrival in China of President Obama's daughters, 15-year-old Malia and 12-year-old Sasha, for a weeklong trip with their mother, prompts the question: What about President Xi Jinping's daughter? Xi's daughter, Xi Mingze, never appears in public. The 21-year-old is believed to be a student at Harvard University, enrolled under a pseudonym. That has never been mentioned in the Chinese press and searches of her name on the Chinese Internet are blocked. The most recent photo of her available was from when she was about 10. The only other confirmed photograph, released last year by Chinese state media, shows her riding on the back of her father's bicycle when she was about 5. In contrast, the Obama girls have been splashed all over the Chinese media, deplaning in shiny taffeta skirts on Thursday.
June 12, 2001 |
It was depressing enough that the global tech wreck had turned some of China's superstar dot-coms into fallen heroes. Now, America Online is on its way, spelling more doom for the struggling survivors. On Monday, the world's largest Internet service provider confirmed weeks of speculation that it is partnering with China's biggest computer maker, Legend Holdings.
March 24, 2010 |
Chinese access to Google's search engine grew more restricted, with some sensitive searches blocked altogether, Tuesday as fallout from its decision to redirect mainland users to its uncensored Hong Kong website threatened to undermine the Internet giant's ability to cling to its hard-won Chinese market share. The move was already reverberating across the Pacific. Google said Tuesday that it would delay rolling out in China mobile applications that run on Android phones after its Chinese partners came under government pressure to pull out of deals with Google.