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Thursday, March 21, 2002, updated at 09:36(GMT+8)

China's Internet
Chinese Hacker Sentenced to One-Year Imprisonment

A computer hacker in central China's Hubei Province was sentenced Friday to one-year imprisonment for causing damage to the computer systems of some Internet content providers.

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Chinese Hacker Sentenced to One-Year Imprisonment
A computer hacker in central China's Hubei Province was sentenced Friday to one-year imprisonment for causing damage to the computer systems of some Internet content providers.

China's Cyber Police Detain Teenage Hacker
Chinese cyber police have detained a 17-year-old suspect following an Internet offense and closed his website. Police in Heilongjiang Province, northeast China, say the amended law states an Internet offender can be penalized by up to five years in prison.

China Develops Technology to Access Internet Via Power Line
Chinese researchers have developed a technology to access the Internet via power lines. Developed by the Fujian Electric Power Testing and Research Institute and known as 10MBPS digitized power line (DPL) the technology enables computers to access the Internet via an USB power line communication adapter.

Internet Surfers in China Hit 33.7 Million
At the end of last year, the number of Internet users in China reached 33.7 million, up 49.8 percent over the year before, says a report on China's Internet industry issued Tuesday. The report, released by the CNNIC, says China has 12.54 million computers linked to the Internet, an increase of 40.6 percent over the same period in 2000, while China's Internet's bandwidth has increased from 2,799 M in 2000 to the current 7,679.5M.

China's Internet Links Significantly Improved
China's Internet links improved significantly in the first nine months of the year, according to a report recently released by the China Internet Network Information Center.

The report also says that some non-profit network operators have set themselves up as commercial organizations because they are eager to use their network resources to profit from the rapid development of the Internet in China.

China Advocates Formulating International Internet Convention
China advocates intensifying international exchanges and cooperation and drawing up an international Internet convention said Cai Mingzhao, vice director of State Council Information Office on November 3.

Fuzhou Internet Users Surge Nine-Fold within 18 Months
The number of Internet users in this capital of east China's Fujian Province has shot up nine times over the past 18 months.

80 percent of Chinese Internet surfers have E-Mail boxes
Nearly 80 percent of the 26.5 million Internet users in China have their own E-mail boxes, according to statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) here Tuesday.

Growth of Chinese Netizens Slows Down, Number of Female Surges up
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) July 17 published its statistics report on development of Internet in China, which shows that the growth speed of netizen number has slowed down but female has surged up.

China Made Great Breakthrough on Study of Internet2
NSFCNET, a research and experimental high-speed computer network, has lately passed state test in Tsinghua University. It is China's first high-speed trial computer network, which has for the first time realized its connection with the second generation Internet-the Internet2, indicating that China has made a great breakthrough in the research of next generation Internet.

Internet Users Tops 26 Million , 80 Percent Have E-Mail Boxes
As of the end of June, China had 26.5 million Internet users, up 56.8 percent from the same period last year, according to statistics from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released here Tuesday.

Netease Declares to End Merger Negotiation and Stop Merger Seeking at Present
Netease ( Wednesday formally confirmed that it did have underground negotiations with some companies including Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd. on a merger of its stocks and assets. However, the negotiation failed to reach any agreement in the end.

Internet Expo in HK to Focus on Wireless, ASP Tech
The fifth Internet Commerce Expo & Conference Hong Kong 2001 to be held later this month will focus on wireless and ASP (application service provider) technology, said the expo's organizer in Hong Kong Tuesday.

Internet, A New Way for Chinese to Participate in Decision Making
An e-mail from a farmer living in northwest China suggesting the state set up a special fund for restoring the ecological system was sent to the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) Tuesday, the World Environment Day.

Women Surfers Make up 39.8 Percent - Netvalue
Women comprised 39.8 percent of home Internet users in China's four main cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) during March 2001, according to Internet measurement company Netvalue's report released Wednesday.

New .Biz Domain Names on Offer
The Internet Corporation for Assignment Names and Numbers (ICANN) encouraged Wednesday Chinese enterprises and individuals active to apply for desired domain names at .biz -- the world's first Internet address dedicated exclusively to the needs of the business community worldwide.

Internet Bar Business Needs a Thorough Rectification
The Administrative Office of the State Council lately issued a circular demanding sectors at all levels to enforce the administration and supervision on Internet bars and other activity involving in Internet business and calling for a shake-up move against illegal activities at places providing Internet services in near future.

Australia and Guangzhou Joins Hands to Build Broadband Trunk Network
April 9 saw the Guangzhou Broadband Trunk Network Co. Ltd. and Jutong Network Sci-tech Cooperation sign a Frame Agreement on Technique Cooperation, Fiber Cable Supply and Marketing Contract and Fiber Cable Quality Guaranty Contract as well.

Spring for Chinese Dotcoms?
China's Internet industry seems to be in the doldrums at the moment, since its gateway websites are stranded in Nasdaq, while other domestic on-line firms find it hard to get a second batch of venture capital to finance themselves.

China Launched Seven Regulations on Networking Administration
In order to strengthen management of China's Internet and network news disseminating, related departments implemented a total of seven regulations on network administration last year to bring China's Internet management onto a legal trail.

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