Indian PM claims Dell Corporation considering shifting $25 billion business from China to India
The Indian Prime Minister has hinted that Dell may well relocate around $25 billion worth of business from China to India, following this week’s problems with Google pulling out of the Chinese market.
Indian PM meets Dell
The Hindustan Times covers Google’s current problems in China in depth this week, quoting Indian PM Manmohan Singh who claims that Dell is considering shifting $25 billion’s worth of business out of China.
The Indian Prime Minister tells the newspaper: “This [...]
Dell has unveiled the western version of its Android phone – the Dell Aero.
The new Aero is apparently the lightest Android device in the world – which is hardly a headline grabber, but at least it’s something.
It’s running Android 1.5, but with a hope of a 2.1 upgrade in the near future, and it’s also packing a 5MP camera.
When’s it coming?
The Dell Aero has been seen in numerous spy shots in the past, as well as being released in China as the Mini 3i – it was also present at CES this year, but with no information on when it would be coming to other territories.
Following earlier reports that Google is being accused of collaborating with U.S. spy agencies, Google founder and president of technology Sergey Brin still hopes for a reconciliation with China.
“Perhaps we can return to serving mainland China in the future,” Brin told the New York Times this week.
It is not surprising that Brin wants to find a resolution to this current impasse, as China has nearly 400 million web users, and a greater number of potential customers for mobile phones and smartphones.
Confusion over strategy
As far as relocating its search functions to Hong Kong, there [...]
A Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Google of colluding with U.S. spies this week.
A report in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the chief newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, said that Google’s retreat from the Chinese market – with the search giant relocating its websites to a Hong Kong-based server – was a justification of Beijing’s own efforts to promote Chinese-developed tech.
Doublethink and internet gods
Google has closed down Google.cn and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong-based site, which has prompted the Communist Party paper [...]
Internet users in China searching Google’s Hong Kong-hosted site (google.com.hk) for information on Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, or ’89 student movement’ were met with an all-too familiar message: “the connection was reset” today.
This is because the ‘great firewall of China’ is already blocking search results from Google’s new Hong Kong hosted site.
“Connection was reset”
Google’s decision to relocate its Chinese-language search engine from Beijing to Hong Kong will no doubt have many repercussions. The first of which [...]
Google has stopped censoring its search results in China and started to re-direct Chinese users to an uncensored Hong-Kong based site.
Chinese state officials have been quick to criticise the move, saying it was ‘totally wrong’ and in violation of Google’s promise to abide by Chinese law.
Beijing’s firewalls are already censoring sensitive searches within mainland China.
Major political upheaval
Google has explained the move in detail on its blog.
For its part, China is clearly not happy with the latest moves by Google, with Chinese foreign ministry spokesman [...]
Google and the Chinese government have been going back and forth for a while now, with China wanting Google to continue censoring its search results (with a number of Google’s sites, such as Blogger and YouTube, blocked entirely), while Google has been resistant to keep doing so. The search giant’s hesitation, pinpointed in a post on Google’s official blog, came after “Gmail accounts of dozens of human rights activists connected with China were being routinely accessed by third parties” for nefarious purposes. Today, Google has come to a decision and announced that [...]
Chinese state media outlets have accused Google of having a political agenda in ‘groundlessly accusing the Chinese government’ of supporting hacking attacks, it emerged this week.
In a commentary signed by three Xinhua writers, the Chinese state news agency attempted to defend the government’s web censorship, which Google has cited as a reason it may quit China.
Google versus China
“Regrettably, Google’s recent behaviors show that the company not just aims at expanding business in China, but is playing an active role in exporting culture, value and ideas,” read [...]
This year’s Shanghai Expo is one of the biggest events being discussed throughout Asia, drawing thousands of companies to China to show off their wares and engage in international trade. To welcome the masses, the Shanghai Expo employed the services of the HaiBao robot.
Designed by researchers at the Chinese University of Zhejiang, the robot speaks 6 different languages, has a screen for a face and can take photos of visitors. You can see video the HaiBao robot in action here.
Via Shanghai Expoese.
While America is trying to figure out how to connect Disney and Vegas with a maglev train, China is going forward with plans to connect a whopping 17 nations with a high-speed rail network. The plan right now is for three major lines: one that connects Beijing to London via the Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel) and continues on to Singapore; a second line that covers Malaysia, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand; and a third that would bridge China, Russia and Germany to other European railways. And, just when you thought it wouldn’t get crazier: China wants to get this done in the next 10 years.