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On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen protests, a reminder of the Internet’s once-lofty promise for liberty
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On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen protests, a reminder of the Internet’s once-lofty promise for liberty

June 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
It is not just in China where the promise of liberty that the Internet seemed so ready to deliver has become stillborn. Look to the West, as...
With Google pulling out Android, Huawei is faced with hard choices
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With Google pulling out Android, Huawei is faced with hard choices

May 20th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So far, Huawei has stuck to its guns when it comes to pressure from the United States government. At times defiant, it has also said it had prepared for alternatives to American technology that could be pulled just as it needed...
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Jack Ma’s U.S. Inspiration Set Path to Alibaba IPO

May 9th, 2014 | by Techgoondu
(Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) The online world opened to billionaire Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., on his first trip to the U.S. in 1995. While visiting a friend in Seattle who showed him the...
Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering
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Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering

February 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
If you don't want the bundled mio TV or StarHub cable when you sign up for fibre broadband in Singapore, there's a new online TV offering from upstart challenger Viewqwest this week - the popular PPTV online TV service from...
Book review: How China’s leaders think – the inside story of China’s Internet regulation policies and more
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Book review: How China’s leaders think – the inside story of China’s Internet regulation policies and more

December 23rd, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
When Internet giant Google threatened to pull out of China in 2010, few were aware of the paradox that the Internet brings to China’s leaders beyond the political fodder. In How China’s Leaders Think, Robert Kuhn, an...
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What’s Google really doing in China?

January 13th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Is Google really for a higher ideal - "human rights implications" - when it threatens to exit China...