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Comment Re:When? (Score 1) 173

the Chinese see that as attempts from western colonizers to control, and humiliate China... Again, they don't realize we've moved on from colonization, and we're happy to be partners with them

And how do you know if that (to control or colonize) is not true? Do you work for the CIA?

Look around the world, the only real competitor to the US (and its puppet Western allies) is China. Just think about that if one day Chinese Yuan succeeds becoming a real competitor to the USD and that most other countries are willing to trade everything include petroleum in RMB and accumulate RMBs as reserved, we would be much more like Greece. And all our allies would become theirs.

That's why we care about their political suppression so much. If China is irrelevant, we would care them as much as we care about Zimbabwe. If we truly want them to be our partner, we would care as much as we care about those same issues in Saudi Arabia or now Vietnam. (We did, back in 1970s, but not now. See below.)

it's foolish for China to try to force Taiwan to join them (the Taiwanese don't trust China

Yeah, Taiwan should forget that we betrayed them back in the 1970s when we made China, along with Afgan and bin Laden, allies to fight the Soviets, and start trusting us again, so they can be our puppet too.

Comment Re:What if the Chinese make First Contact? (Score 4, Funny) 64

But what if it were actually the Chinese who made First Contact? What if the aliens end up being forced to work in factories, making shoes up to 18 hours a day?

Then the American government will cite it as another evidence in its annual Human Right Report and promptly deport those aliens to Mexico.

Submission + - China's Answer to Taint Search Results: Warning Labels (yahoo.com)

hackingbear writes: Months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu and sparked an online public outcry, the Cyberspace Administration of China said search engines, asides from review the qualifications of paying clients and must limit the number of paid results, must also clearly label paid results as such. Just like in the States, warning labels are increasingly becoming the band-aid solutions in China as well.

Submission + - China New Rocket Makes Successful Maiden Flight (arstechnica.com)

hackingbear writes: China's developing space program took another major step forward on Saturday with the launch of its Long March 7 rocket, a new class of booster capable of lifting up to 13.5 metric tons to low-Earth orbit (LEO). The primary payload of the flight was a dummy version of its next-generation crew capsule and some CubeSats. It marked the first launch from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, located on Hainan Island, the country's southernmost point, though they should build a launch site on one of its small islands in the South China Sea which is even closer to the equator. This allows better access to geostationary orbit for Chinese satellites. The Long March 7 also operates with kerosene and liquid oxygen fuels, rather than more environmentally dangerous hypergolic fuels used to power earlier launchers that were based on 1970s technology. Later this year, China will debut another new rocket, the Long March 5, capable of delivering 25 tons to LEO. The rocket's core stage is powered by two YF-100 engines, which China has been developing for more than a decade. The engine has a thrust of about 270,000 pounds at sea level, which is less than one of the space shuttle's main engines (418,000 lbf), but more than one of the Merlin 1D engines (190,000 lbf) used by SpaceX in its Falcon 9 rocket.

Comment Why not? (Score 2) 49

Because this seems more political than business related.

These patent infringement lawsuits, real inventions or fluffs, have been filed by huge amount by US companies or trolls, against many companies including Samsung. And Samsung have filed similar lawsuits against others. So why is a Chinese company copying the same practice only for "political" and not for money? Don't you know all companies and people want money, just like it is in the US? Have you been travel to China to take a look? China is not North Korea.

Submission + - SPAM: China Curbs Baidu Ads, Shuts Down Military Commerce After Online Outcry

hackingbear writes: While you're free to express anything in the Land of Free and waiting to hear some real actions after posting to the White House Petition Website, online protests in the restrictive China resulted in actions swiftly. Chinese regulators have imposed limits on the number of lucrative healthcare adverts carried by Baidu Inc days following the death of a student who underwent an experimental cancer treatment which he found using China's biggest Internet search engine and his blogging of the ordeal triggered a huge public outcries. The rules mean the company must clean up in-search healthcare adverts and the positioning of paid-for search adverts of any kind cannot only be based on the highest bidder, "If they do enforce that, it would likely significantly cut into revenues," said Mark Natkin, managing director of Beijing-based Marbridge Consulting. A separate investigation Chinese regulators had ordered the fixing of "serious problems" at the military-run hospital, which had been found to be illegally working with a private healthcare business, unlawfully advertising services and using unauthorized clinical technology, according to the official Xinhua news agency. In addition, the People's Liberation Army and the Armed Police Force selected 17 units to be the first to close their commercial activities such as housing rentals, medical services and hospitality; the goal is to shut down all military's commercial activities, meaning they would have to rely on tax payer's money to run, like the U.S. military.
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Submission + - China Probes Baidu Over Faulty Medical Ads (yahoo.com)

hackingbear writes: China's Internet regulator said on Monday it will send a team to investigate Baidu Inc over the death of a university student who used the Chinese search engine to look for treatment for his rare cancer and find an experimental treatment offered by the Second Hospital of Beijing Armed Police Corps, which eventually proven ineffective. Before dying, Wei accused Baidu online of promoting false medical information, as well as the hospital for misleading advertising in claiming a high success rate for the treatment, state radio said. The post attracted a large public outcry. Baidu says around one quarter of its revenues come from medical and health-care advertisers.

Submission + - Chinese Experiment Demonstrates Viable Mammalian Embryos in Space (chinadaily.com.cn)

hackingbear writes: The latest experiment results from China's SJ-10 recoverable satellite have been sent back with some groundbreaking news. For the first time in human history, it has been proven that the early stages of embryos in mammals can be developed completely in a space environment. High-resolution photographs sent back by SJ-10 show that the mouse embryos carried by the return capsule completed the entire developing process within 96 hours from the launch, the first reported successful development of mammalian embryos in space.

"The human race may still have a long way to go before we can colonize the space. But before that, we have to figure out whether it is possible for us to survive and reproduce in the outer space environment like we do on Earth. Now, we finally proved that the most crucial step in our reproduction – the early embryo development – is possible in the outer space," said Duan Enkui, Professor of the Institute of Zoology affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and principle researcher of the experiment. The U.S. conducted similar experiment on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1996 and China conducted one abroad its SJ-8 in 2006, neither was able to show any viable embryos back then.

Comment Re:Raises one question.... (Score 2) 106

somewhere the vast colossus of state security, a light will flash and a klaxon will go off, and very serious men will appear at your doorstep and you won't be seen again

What first hand stories do you have to support this?

As someone grew up in China in the 80's, we listened to Voice of America for 10 years and not a single serious man or woman ever appeared at our doorstep. What you said would be true in the Cultural Revolution period in the 70's, and I have first hand story too: when I, as a 5 year old, tried to fold a piece newspaper into a boat, my sister who was 5 years older stopped me because there was a picture of Chairman Mao.

Today, I also have friend there doing VPN every day for years and he's moving around freely still.

No, they don't care the shit what an individual sees or says. They care what the mass see or say in some cases.

Submission + - China's Father of Great Firewall Caught Breaking the Firewall Publicly (mingpao.com)

hackingbear writes: According to report by Hongkong's Mingpao Daily (Google translation), Beijing Postal and Telecom University Professor Fang Xingbin, widely known as the Father of the Great Firewall for his role in architecting the Great Firewall, caught breaking the Great Firewall openly during a public speech. During his presentation on the necessity of the Great Fire Wall, Professor Fang tried to demonstrate his points by pointing out the fact that South Korea also builds an Internet Firewall, but the South Korean site was blocked by the GWF and the message was displayed prominently to the audience. So, right there, he logged into a VPN service and bypassed the GWF to get to the site and continue his talk. The scene was described as embarrassing. And Chinese Internet users quickly accused him of accessing banned foreign site while not allowing ordinary citizens do the same.

Comment Re:Perhaps (Score 1) 267

That's from your perspective. China is claiming the opposite -- the chain of islands from Japan to Vietnam (which was once an American enemy now becoming an American proxy) are (or threaten to) blockading China's sea route. If you look at the map, they have a point too. In this world, the only real games are among the US, Russia and China. Everybody else are just proxy states parroting what PR excuses their bosses tell them to.

Submission + - Chinese Scientists Found Molecular Gatekeeper of Long-Term Memory (arstechnica.com)

hackingbear writes: While those general steps of long-term memory formation are clear, the details such as how exactly the molecular signals get shuttled to the command center, which generally has tight security, are unclear. A new study, led by neuroscientist Yi Zhong of Tsinghua University in Beijing, may finally have that answer. In the tiny minds of fruit flies, a protein called importin-7 acts to shuttle the memory-triggering signal into the nucleus with its top-level clearance to the restricted area, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. With genetic tweaking, the researchers dialed up and down the amount of importin-7 in the flies and then put them through the memory training and test. They found that cranking up levels of the shuttle protein strengthened the long-term memories of the flies, while turning it off weakened their memory. In the tiny minds of fruit flies, a protein called importin-7 acts to shuttle the memory-triggering signal into the nucleus with its top-level clearance to the restricted area, researchers report in the .

Comment Re:Does China know is has Uber? (Score 1) 105

Usually the shell company owns the trademark, the domain name and intellectual properties, those are the most important assets for an online company, the domestic entity owns the operating license. The head (legal person) of the domestic entity also signed a contract to turn over all interest in the entity to the shell. Else what do you think VC's investing in?

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