Occupy Central Goes Global: Hongkongers’ Power

Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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Every Major Display of Social Unrest Now Seems to Come with a Game-changing Technological Accompaniment

The peer-to-peer texting app Firechat has an enormous spike in usage, with 100,000 new users since the protests began and as many as 33,000 simultaneous users in various chat rooms.

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The First Night of “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong
By China By Hong Kong By Huxiu
Carlos Barria / Reuters
Monday night, protesters blocked the main road to Hong Kong’s financial district, many holding cellphones. Carlos Barria / Reuters

While I was walking out of the Admiralty subway station on the Hong Kong Island at about 7:20 p.m., the radio was broadcasting something repeatedly. Yet I was too distracted by the chaotic scene in front of me to catch the meaning of the words.

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Lanxiang School: Hackers visit our website seventy to eighty times a day

Lanxiang Vocational School was reported as a base of China’s cyber attacks. This has drawn many hackers’ attention to the website of a college that started off by offering sofa-making courses. 

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An Unambitious Fox: Stripping Sohu’s Financial Statements

Charles Zhang is one of the founding fathers of Chinese internet. Yet his achievements have also left him a heavy burden; the fear to “lose face” and to lose all.

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One step from a warrant to build its own private bank, Alibaba stopped moving forward. Why?

On the National Banking Supervision Working Conference on July 25, 2014, the China Banking Regulatory Commission announced the ratification of three private banks, including Tencent. Surprisingly, Alibaba did not make the list.

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“Betting on players” or “betting on tracks”: the 50 investment cases of IDG and Sequoia Capital
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In the venture capital industry, we have heard of two sayings: “betting on players” and “betting on tracks”. Two of the most brisk companies in China are IDG and Sequoia Capital, who have accomplished about 300 and 200 investments. This article looks into 50 cases of all the investments and draws some conclusions.

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Unprecedented! Since the Founding in 1949

The Communist Party’s Central Committee has announced a probe into former security chief Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations.
Zhou, 71, is the most senior Chinese official ever to be placed under investigation for graft.

Zhou was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, from 2007 to November 2012. He also headed the Central Politics and Law Committee, the party’s top authority on domestic security matters, according to Caixin.

Alibaba fights back against New York Times: “Habitual Scepticism and Judgements”

Dealbook, a New York Times blog, posted an article revealing the close connections between several stakeholders of Alibaba and princelings of the Communist Party. Alibaba has responded quickly… …

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