Chinese Authors Turn up Heat on Google Over Book Scanning

A Chinese authors' group late Wednesday demanded Google compensate writers whose books the U.S. company scanned without permission.

China Defense Ministry Site Fends off Hackers

The Web site of China's defense ministry was attacked 2.3 million times in its first month online, Chinese state media said.

IPhone Cleared for Sale by South Korean Regulator

A South Korean regulatory body Wednesday gave Apple a business license that would allow it to launch the iPhone at any time.

How to Hack China for Just $1,800

A Chinese Web domain that could be misused by hackers is for sale. Its price: $1760.

China Defends Internet Censorship After Obama Lauds Openness

China defended its control of information online that it deems sensitive or harmful, one day after Barack Obama told local students information should be free.

China Rules Microsoft Violated Intellectual Property Rights

A Beijing court ruled that Microsoft violated a Chinese company's intellectual property rights in a case over fonts used in past versions of Windows.

US Companies in China Ask Obama for Help on Piracy

The American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing asked the U.S. president for help on piracy in China as Obama visited the country for the first time.

China Takes Questions for Obama From Internet Users

China's state-run news agency is collecting questions from local Web users for President Obama, who will speak to youth during his first China trip next week.

HP-Cisco Battle Spreads to China With 3Com Deal

HP's purchase of networking gear vendor 3Com could unlock sales opportunities for its other hardware and services in China, where 3Com has a strong base.

China Lauds IPhone App That Spreads State Views

Chinese state-owned news outlets are increasingly offering iPhone apps as the country looks for new ways to project its official political views abroad.


No Rush to Adopt Domain Names Written in Chinese in China

Chinese Internet companies often have well-known foreign-language domain names and may not quickly adopt domains in Chinese script despite government promotion.

China's SMIC Appoints New CEO as Chang Resigns

SMIC, China's biggest chip maker, replaced its longtime CEO just one day after settling a major intellectual property lawsuit with Taiwanese rival TSMC.

Yahoo Follows Google Onto China's Porn Offense List

A Chinese government watchdog ordered Yahoo China to clean porn from a photo-sharing site it hosted, a reminder of woes faced by foreign Web companies there.

Baidu Deal May be First Step in Linking to Licensed Music

UPDATE: Baidu did not fully confirm a statement by music provider Qtrax that it will indeed start linking to licensed music downloads.


China to Tighten Grip on Twitter-style Sites

A Chinese government watchdog plans to push Twitter-style Web sites to censor their content, the country's latest move to control online speech.