Where as social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were blocked long ago in China, LinkedIn, a professional social networking site have managed to keep access to Chinese subscribers open, and are now looking at ways to expand in the country.
Jin Fan, a 70 year old engineers from Liaoning Province, has long been a believer in UFO’s and alien life and actually formed the Dalian UFO Research Society way back in 1984.
This mighty fine looking ‘space owl’ currently on display at Shanxi Museum is actually a 3000 year old drinking vessel from the late Shang Dynasty and is actually known as Xiaoyou.
Although I find the 8 legged insect munchers terrifying, I’m also fascinated about the hairy backed wall climbing horrors so news that the discovery of the largest known spider fossil was found in China both horrified and excited me!
The Department of Industry and Commerce in Hefei, China have recently discovered a ‘beef extract’ that can be used to give chicken meat or pork the look and flavor of beef.
Sina is on a serious roll with it’s Weibo micro-blogging platform! The social messaging service has attracted people from all over the globe including celebrities like Tom Cruise, they have added English to the Weibo iPhone application and Gizchina will be joining soon!
It seems that everyone in China is part of at least one of the various micro-blogs. Sina’s Weibo is the fly away number one most popular and has even attracted foreign users including Hollywood star Tom Cruise!
The Chinese press are reporting that a plane which may or may not be the latest J20 stealth fighter has made a successful 2nd test flight which happened on Sunday, which coincidentally was also the 60 anniversary of China’s aviation industry.
A concerned dog love spotted a truck full of dehydrated whimpering dogs on the high-way in Beijing and decided to do something to stop the inevitable slaughter of the poor pooches.
Well it looks as though Facebook are on their way back to China thanks to a deal signed with China’s Baidu search engine, and now the latest rumors are concentrating on Twitters return.
Huawei Technologies has seen exceptional growth over the past 3 years with the telecommunication makers profits jumping by 24% last year alone! This growth has obviously not gone unnoticed and many industry insiders are speculating that the Shenzhen based company may well surpass Swedish rival Ericsson as the world’s largest communications equipment maker.
ZTE have just signed a contract with China Unicom to upgrade the 3G network in 7 Chinese cities. The upgraded connection will take Unicom’s 3G service up to HSPA+ speed and will increase download speeds from 14 megabits per second to 21 megabits per second an overall speed increase of 46 percent.