Posts Tagged ‘Law & Policy’

Chinese Government Demands Weibo Cease Streaming Video Services

The Chinese adage that the tall blade of grass gets cut first is definitely true this week, as China’s top …


LeEco To Close Cloud Disk Personal Services At End Of June 2017

The Chinese government’s tightening noose on illegal Internet content has found its latest victim: LeEco. LeEco’s cloud disk service announced …


China’s Bitcoin Trading Value Soars In May 2017

In May 2017, the Bitcoin trading value in China reached CNY21.708 billion, four times that of April 2017. And the …


China’s New Cybersecurity Law Carries Death Penalty For Some Offenses

China’s latest cybersecurity law came into force last week and the sky did not fall and companies have not shuttered. …


Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …


Alipay’s Travel Tax Refund Service Arrives In Ten European Countries

Chinese Internet payment platform Alipay will launch a travel value-added tax refund service in ten countries in Europe to allow …


Tencent’s Silicon Valley Data Center Opens While Foreign Firms Lack China Access

Tencent’s Silicon Valley data center, which is the company’s first data center in the U.S., has commenced operations. Tencent will …


Huawei’s Data Center And Innovation Labs Bring Investment To New Zealand

New Zealand’s government revealed that Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will invest NZD400 million, which is about CNY1.938 billion, in …


U.S. Government Penalty Impacts ZTE’s Results For 2016

2016 was not a great year for Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. The company says it had total losses of CNY767 …


Alibaba Reaches “Happy” Strategic Deal With Denmark

On the heels of Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma’s overtures to American President Trump and to the Australian government with a …