Ministry of Science and Technology issued plan for China’s cloud computing industry

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Last week, Ministry of Science and Technology issued its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) for China’s cloud computing industry. The Plan aims at the establishment of China’s cloud computing technology system and standards and breakthroughs in key technologies by 2015 in cloud computing equipment, core software and supporting platforms. It also foresees R&D of cloud computing systems and solutions and expects …

China’s top 20 internet companies

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Below is a list of China’s top 20 internet companies, ranked by total reached users in the first half of 2012. The research was based on long-term monitoring for 400,000 network behavior samples. Table made by NOST, data from iResearch

Why isn’t there a Mark Zuckerberg in China?

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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Innovation Works and previously founding president of Google China, gives his thoughts on this question in his blog on CaiJing. He makes the case that the Chinese education system is more focused on depth rather than breadth. Chinese students might excel at math and engineering, they often need many years after their study to become …

China’s R&D roadmap Silicon Carbide for power electronic devices utilization

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The Chinese Smart Grid Research Institute of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) pays high attention on Silicon Carbide (SiC) R&D and its application for power electronic devices and switches. During the China International Conference on Electricity Distribution 2012 in Shanghai on 5-9 September, Prof. Kunshan YU, Director of the New Materials and Microelectronics department of SGCC, revealed an ambitious …

Military technology to improve people’s lives

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Today’s China Daily features an article on how military technology can improve (civilian) people’s lives. The article mentions two specific technologies, all developed by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). The first technology is an advanced control technology originally developed for the military by the university, but now to be applied in the medium-low-speed maglev (operating speed 1t 120 …

Agreement on building a 15-GW hydrokinetic plant

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Officials from China and the Netherlands have signed an agreement that could create a 15-GW hydrokinetic plant off the Chinese coast. The project would involve the construction of a 30-km by 60-km T-shaped dam that would be fitted with a number of conventional low-head turbines. The Dutch consortium, called POWER (Partners Offering a Water Energy Revolution), says the massive length …

World University Rankings: Netherlands and China rising

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The Times Higher Education (THE) posted this interesting graph on the 2012-13 World University Rankings website. Source: The graph is showing an outstanding performance of the Netherlands, both in terms of the number of institutions in the top 200, as well as in terms of average change in rank per university. There are now 12 Dutch institutions in the …