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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…

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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.

Reuters BreakingViews – Five Omens for China’s Future – NYTimes.com

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 by thomas4infosoc

And another look into China’s future, this time by NYT

Reuters BreakingViews – Five Omens for China’s Future – NYTimes.com.

The headlines are:

1. The population got older

2. Henan Province got bigger

3. China’s export engine revved back up

4. China’s energy needs exploded

5. Banks broke yet another record

EU-China IPv6 and IoT workshop

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 by thomas4infosoc

Workshop on IPv6 and Internet of Things going on in Beijing at CATR these days. will be documented soon on the wesbite of the EU-China POlicy Dialogue Support Facility. Very good overview by Latif Ladid on current challenges and transition strategies.

http://www.eu-chinapdsf.org/english/NewsInfo.asp?NewsId=1087