Posts Tagged ‘State Council’

Chinese Telecom Operators To Cancel Long-distance Call, Roaming Fees

China’s three major telecom operators, China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom, announced plans to cancel long-distance call fee and …


Chinese Government Joins Hands With Companies To Promote VR

virtual realityThe Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance has been established in China as part of the government’s effort to partner with …


Chinese Telecoms Close Down All Airport VIP Lounges

Air travelers in China hoping for a relaxing moment at an airport lounge to get online, have a free lunch, or find a quiet meeting place will soon need to look elsewhere. China’s three major telecom operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have sent out an internal memo telling their local branches to […]


Chinese Municipalities Heeding Central Government’s Cloud Computing Push

Local Chinese governments are moving services to the cloud, and Inspur Group is making gains in this area. Inspur Group and the municipal government of Jinan just signed an agreement for the joint construction of an administrative cloud computing center, making it the first comprehensive service outsourcing e-government cloud platform in China. Financial terms of […]


China Lifts Gaming Consoles Ban In Shanghai Pilot Free-Trade Zone

Partially ending a 13-year ban, the State Council of China has issued word that foreign companies are allowed to engage in gaming device production and sales in the Shanghai Pilot Free-Trade Zone. Those gaming products can then be sold to the Chinese market with the approval of the related culture administrative departments. According to the […]


Chinese Government Issues Strict Social Media Draft Regulations

China’s State Council Information Office today issued updated draft guidelines for further strengthening government oversight of the Internet. In today’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services”, the SCIO expands the need for company’s to register under a new regime to those websites offering microblogs, forums, and and other social media services. The rules […]


China Lowers Import Tax For IT Products

According to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council of China, starting from January 27, 2011, the import tax of some information technology products, including computers and video camcorders, has been lowered from 20% to 10%. This means the tax of some popular imported products like Apple’s iPad will be decreased from the previous […]


China Provides Regulation Base For Radio Control

China’s State Council and Central Military Commission have jointly published “Regulations for Radio Control”, stating that starting from November 1, 2010, China can implement nationwide, cross-province, cross-autonomous-region, or cross-municipality radio control, for the sake of the security of the country. Under the regulations, on the requirements of maintaining national security, safeguarding major national tasks, and […]


Beijing Starts Work On Convergence Of Three Networks

The trial operation of the convergence of the telecom, broadcasting, and the Internet networks in Beijing has now officially started. Approved by the coordination group of the convergence of the three networks of the State Council, Beijing was designated as one of the pilot cities for the trial of the convergence of the three networks. […]


China Publishes List Of Pilot Cities For Convergence Of Three Networks

The General Office of the State Council of China has published the list of the first batch of pilot regions and cities for the convergence of three networks, including the telecom network, the Internet network, and the broadcasting network.
Twelve cities and region are included in the list: Beijing; Dalian in Liaoning province; Harbin in Heilongjiang […]