Blog Post 800: Internet freedom is relative

Reading Time: 4 minutes A couple of stories came to my attention this morning, first off today’s New York Times magazine has an indepth feature about the challenges that China presents to Internet companies seeking a Chinese audience. Google’s China Problem (and China’s Google Problem) by Clive Thompson is balanced and well written. There are some interesting aspects to … Read moreBlog Post 800: Internet freedom is relative

China Out in the Cold

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s hegemony in terms of their success in securing access to resources such as oil and gas licences now mean that western company wins are major news. The latest round of licences for developing Libya’s oil and gas reserves have been split between the US and European interests. (registration required for  This is in … Read moreChina Out in the Cold

China Inc. – The 800-pound dragon in the room

Reading Time: 2 minutes The New York Times has a great review of China Inc. by Ted C. Fishman which highlights the growing economic might of China. Some interesting facts and figures featured in the review of the book include: From 1982 through 2002, the United States economy grew at an annual rate of 3.3 percent. China’s economy grew … Read moreChina Inc. – The 800-pound dragon in the room