Articles By Steven Schwankert

Finding talent challenging for China tech firms

Finding talent challenging for China tech firms

Tao Sixuan sighed when asked about hiring people for her start-up, Beijing Rose Technology Ltd. "It took a lot longer...

August 17th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Bill Gates on China’s ‘most influential foreigners’ list

Bill Gates on China’s ‘most influential foreigners’ list

The world's richest man joins Karl Marx and Nikita Khruschev on a list of non-Chinese making the greatest impact on...

August 3rd, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Chinese gov’t preps 3G rollout

Chinese gov’t preps 3G rollout

Telecom regulators in China may finally be preparing to issue 3G (third generation) telephony licenses, if a report in astate-run...

July 19th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
China gets new research watchdog

China gets new research watchdog

The Ministry of Science and Technology in China will form a newindependent watchdog to oversee funding for scientific research inthe...

July 10th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Microsoft’s Office to support OpenDocument Format

Microsoft’s Office to support OpenDocument Format

Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday the creation of the Open XML Translator project, so its Office suite will support the OpenDocument...

July 6th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
China enacts Internet copyright regulation

China enacts Internet copyright regulation

Internet pirates will face fines of up to 100,000 renminbi (US$12,500) for unauthorized use of copyrighted material on the Internet...

May 30th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Yahoo helped jail writer, says rights group

Yahoo helped jail writer, says rights group

Yahoo Inc.'s Hong Kong subsidiary provided information to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of writer Wang Xiaoning on...

April 30th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Pirates steal NEC’s identity

Pirates steal NEC’s identity

NEC Corp. has been the victim of a large-scale piracy ring that sold both counterfeit NEC goods as well as...

April 30th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
China loses billion through poor IP protection

China loses billion through poor IP protection

China claimed that it has lost US$1 billion in disputes overintellectual property (IP) rights since it joined the World TradeOrganization...

April 27th, 2006 Steven Schwankert
Microsoft takes a Wallop at MySpace

Microsoft takes a Wallop at MySpace

Microsoft Corp. is entering the social networking market currently led by News Corp.'s MySpace.com and Friendster Inc. with its own...

April 26th, 2006 Steven Schwankert