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  1. China to Undertake Sweeping Cultural Reforms as Country Looks to Foster Industry

    November 18, 2013 11:50 AM EST Plans for a new court to protect intellectual property rights and reform of state companies in the cultural arena to allow greater private input were among the Hollywood-friendly reforms announced in a landmark 60-point roadmap by China's r ...

  2. Bob Dylan Gets Rapturous Reception at China Concert With 'Approved Set'

    April 07, 2011 7:21 AM EDT Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first gig in China, despite agreeing to sing an approved set so as not to offend political sensitivities. Famous for his songs against in ...

  3. China Satisfied With Google Search Engine Tweak

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China is satisfied that U.S. Internet giant Google Inc is complying with Chinese laws after it tweaked the way it directs users to an unfiltered search page, a senior official said on Tuesday (July 20). The comments from a Ministry of Industry and ...

  4. Chinese Shrug Shoulders At Possible Google Pull-out

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With speculation swirling that Google Inc will soon announce the closure of its China-based Internet portal, the reaction from some Chinese has been hurry up and leave, or simply: so what? On Friday, the China Business News reported Google may mak ...

  5. Google Partners Call For Clarity On China Plans

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chinese firms selling advertising space on Google's search pages have demanded clarity about the search giant's plans in China, as speculation increases over Google's future in the world's largest Internet market. Their demand ...

  6. Google Says China Talks Continue, But Pullout Signs Grow

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google said on Monday (March 15) it remained in talks with the Chinese government about censorship of its Chinese-language search portal, despite mounting signs the company could soon shut the site. Google Inc, the world's biggest search engi ...

  7. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  8. Internet Boycott Calls To Mark China Filter Debut

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow Web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the Chinese government is using to tighten censorship. New regulations from Beijing mandate "Gre ...

  9. China Attacks Google Over 'Pornographic' Links

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China's Internet watchdog condemned the Chinese-language version of Google on Thursday for "disseminating pornographic and vulgar information." The China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center said it had complained twice to ...

  10. China Ups Security Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese security forces blanketed Tiananmen Square on Wednesday ahead of the 20th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, while Twitter and Hotmail Internet services in China were blocked. Black police vans lurked at the s ...

  11. 'Unafraid' China Apparently Fears YouTube

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China is not afraid of the Internet, its Foreign Ministry said, even as access to the popular video sharing site YouTube was apparently blocked. YouTube, owned by search giant Google Inc, has been unavailable for users in China, which filters the ...

  12. China Closes 91 Web Sites In Crackdown

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has shut down 91 Web sites for pornographic and other "vulgar" content, as well as a political blog portal, since announcing its latest bid to ensure Internet morality, state media said. China's ruling Communist Party is wary ...

  13. Chinese Net Companies Apologize For Lewd Content

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three Chinese Internet operators have apologised for failing to purge "vulgar" content following a government pledge this week to expose and shut down offending Web sites. China on Monday launched a renewed crackdown to stamp out vulgar ...

  14. China Targets Big Web Sites In Internet Crackdown

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has launched a crackdown on websites as the country enters a politically sensitive year, with officials accusing search engines including Baidu and Google of spreading pornography and vulgarity. A report on an official news website (www.chin ...

  15. China State Media Blasts Guns N' Roses Album

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party is blasting the latest Guns N' Roses album as an attack on the Chinese nation. Delayed since recording began in 1994, "Chinese Democracy" hit stores in the U.S. on Sunday, ...

  16. Chinese Orchestra To Make Landmark Vatican Performance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The conductor leading the China Philharmonic Orchestra in a landmark concert Wednesday at the Vatican said he feels honored to perform for the pope, saying music breaks down cultural barriers. Ties between the Vatican and China's communist go ...

  17. Cuba Ends Restriction On Cellular Phones

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuba said on Friday it will allow all Cubans to buy and use mobile telephones for the first time in the latest step by new President Raul Castro to improve access to consumer goods. Cuba has the lowest rate of cellular telephone use in Latin Ameri ...

  18. China Web Sites Must Register Or Be Shut Down

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have ordered all China-based Web sites and blogs to register or be closed down, in the latest effort by the communist government to police the world of cyberspace. SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Authorities have ordered all China-based Web si ...