Oracle President Mark Hurd promises increased investments in the Chinese market, dismisses IBM's recently launched expert integrated system, and explains why Oracle's strategies are difficult for rivals to imitate.
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The ZDNet China editorial team, based in Beijing, reports on IT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
China launches a Long March-3B carrier rocket and adds two more satellites to its Compass Navigation Satellite System.
The United States has more than 2,400 restrictions on exporting high technologies to China and had a $295.5 billion USD trade deficit to China in 2011, up 8.2 percent from 2010.
Chinese media report that the government has banned mobile manufacturers from installing Google applications on the mobile devices.
Gaopeng.com, Groupon's joint venture in China, will reportedly merge with another local daily deal website FTuan.
Big high-tech players like Samsung, Intel, and Foxconn flock to central China to chase cheap labor and enjoy favorable policies.
If not by 2015, then shortly thereafter, China will likely become the largest online retail market in the world, with close to 10 percent of retail sales occurring online, a report predicts.
Copying business ideas from both foreign and domestic firms has been standard operating procedure for Chinese Internet companies. But these borrowing practices could be losing their momentum.
China sits on 36 percent of the known rare earth reserves in the world and accounts for over 90 percent of the total trading volume.
Nine of the leaderboard's top 10 programmers are from China. The only American in the top 20 ranks 12.