Chinese writers demand Apple pay for piracy

Chinese writers demand Apple pay for piracy

A group of Chinese writers have filed a claim against Apple, alleging that the company’s App Store sells unlicensed copies of their books and seeking 50 million yuan (7.9 million U.S. dollars) in compensation. The claim, filed on behalf of 22 famous writers, involves 95 books that have allegedly been sold as pirated copies on […]

IPTV in China: only 14 million subscribers after eight years

IPTV in China: only 14 million subscribers after eight years

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of January this year, the IPTV users has reached 14 million in China. Since the first IPTV service opened in 2004, IPTV has been recognized as “the most promising, but the slowest in actual development” business of the fixed-line service. In 1999, […]

China plans to launch 100 satellites by 2015

China plans to launch 100 satellites by 2015

Launch 100 rockets, and send 100 satellites into space during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011 – 2015), such a task has been put in front of China’s space industry. “On average, China will carry out 20 launches per year in the period before 2015,” – said the deputy director general of the China Space Technology […]

Netizens were able to visit Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, for two days

Netizens were able to visit Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, for two days

China, with over 500 million Internet users, forms the largest and most vibrant community of Internet worldwide. China blocks most foreign social networking sites (SNS) for fear that unrestricted access will lead to instability in the country. Chinese SNS companies have filled the void in the market, offering similar products that censor sensitive issues. This […]

Chinese architect was awarded the Pritzker Prize

Chinese architect was awarded the Pritzker Prize

Winner of the world’s most prestigious architectural award, the Pritzker Prize, became a Chinese architect Wang Shu (王澍). Wang Shu, the first Chinese architect who won the highest award, runs a small firm called Amateur Architecture Studio with his wife. According to a statement by the jury. Wang Shu’s best known works include campus of […]

China established National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC)

China established National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC)

The Chinese government announced the establishment of the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC), which is considered as part of efforts by the State to ensure the sustainable development of the second largest in the world economy. CNREC will be responsible for the state strategy to develop renewable energy sources, to organize the study of […]

China launches 11th satellite for Beidou system

China successfully launched its 11th satellite for the Beidou navigation system into space at 12:12 a.m. local time Saturday. The satellite launched from southwestern Sichuan Province, was boosted by a Long March-3C carrier rocket into a geosynchronous orbit. The Beidou system, a global navigation and positioning network, also known as Compass system, started to provide […]