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Draft Cybersecurity Law now up for public consultation 网络安全法(草案)全文_中国人大网

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2015 by thomas4infosoc

And here it is, the long-awaited draft of the Chinese Cybersecurity Law. The NPC posted a version on July 6 on their website, it is up for public comment until early August.

网络安全法(草案)全文_中国人大网.

You can find a quick analysis at http://www.merics.org/merics-analysen/china-update/china-update-262015.html and also a little bit here: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/07/09/new-law-would-let-china-cut-off-internet-during-emergencies/?mod=WSJBlog

 

Rumor: China’s MIIT to Issue FDD-LTE Licenses in December | Marbridge Consulting – China Wireless News

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

Rumor: China’s MIIT to Issue FDD-LTE Licenses in December | Marbridge Consulting – China Wireless News.

Tencent Tech, 11/05/14

According to an industry source, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has begun preparatory work to issue FDD-LTE network operating licenses to China’s telcos, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, new licenses will be announced next month. China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) have both recently submitted applications to the MIIT to receive FDD commercial licenses.

China Unicom and China Telecom recently received notice from the MIIT requiring the operators to complete their FDD 4G base station construction or upgrades by November.

KPMG Survey Predicts China’s Rise As an IT Innovator

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

China on the right track to innovation?

KPMG Survey Predicts China’s Rise As an IT Innovator « China IPR – Intellectual Property Developments in China.

Talk on China’s Industrial Policy in Telecommunications

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 18, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

On June 16, I gave a presentation to the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford on the occasion of the conference “Chinese Media Legislation and Regulation”. The slideset providing the structure of the talk can be found here: http://slidesha.re/LUiP03. For the full text of the talk, please contact me directly.

China IPR – Intellectual Property Developments in China

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

China IPR – Intellectual Property Developments in China

New China IPR Blog by Mark Cohen? That should be a must-read, as Mark is not just extraordinarily competent, but also usually excessively entertaining.

More Chinese Films Headed for the U.S. – China Real Time Report – WSJ

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

 

 

More Chinese Films Headed for the U.S. – China Real Time Report – WSJ.

I am not sure whether you really need a day and date simultaneous release of Chinese productions in the US, but good luck with this, you will need it…

Rumor: China Unicom to Launch WCDMA SIM Card Sticker

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

 

 

Rumor: China Unicom to Launch WCDMA SIM Card Sticker | Marbridge Consulting – China Wireless News.

This is a product rumored about for a while, and seems to be sold under the counter at China Unicom already. I would love to hear whether anybody has tried it out yet, it seems like a sketchy solution, but you never know…

China related conferences

Posted in Uncategorized on March 18, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

Conferences on China Telecoms and Internet Issues:

1) Oregon Review of International Law’s Fifth Annual Symposium entitled: China’s Role in Regulating the Global Information Economy, April 08/09, 2011.

2) CIRC.Asia, May 23/24 Washington

Fewer Post-90s may end ‘golden days’ for gaming companies

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

That’s interesting, some form of warning from the China Daily editors that the Chinese gaming sector may be in peril because ofdemographic developments, but also because of tight controls

via Fewer Post-90s may end ‘golden days’ for gaming companies.

China faces uphill battle against tobacco, as deadline looms to make indoor places smoke-free – chicagotribune.com

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 by thomas4infosoc

It is like an old joke, retold again and again: “During the 2008 Olympics, Beijing and other host cities in China went smoke-free.” no it was not, and there is no indication at all that it will be, certainly not in the near future. I do not see any strong backing for this, and as the article in the Chicago Tribune points out – there are many strong opposing forces.

China faces uphill battle against tobacco, as deadline looms to make indoor places smoke-free – chicagotribune.com.

How did it work in other places? Slowly and through pricing. Raising the taxes by 1 Yuan is irrelevant unless you want to maximise tax revenue. Raising it by 100 Yuan would be a clear signal that government does not want tax money from smokers, but would prefer no tax money from non-smokers.