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 …

Enter the VC Dragon

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Entrepreneurs looking for funding this year, might find a more difficult time getting a decent valuation. Venture capitalists (VCs) are much more cautious. Startups wanting to find out more about the current VC climat might like to join the event organized by Silicon Dragon next week (september 13). They have invited a range of top VCs in Shanghai, including Steamboat …

Strong Dutch presence at IoT China 2012

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The Netherlands has a strong international position in development and application of IoT (Internet of Things). This was, once more, underlined at the two days conference IoT China 2012. A total of four Dutch experts presented their in-depth views on various topics related to IoT. IoT China 2012 took place on 28 and 29 June in Shanghai. This year the …

Chinese submersible reaches staggering depth of 7062m

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The Chinese submersible JiaoLong have set an new national record yesterday by diving 7,062 meters below sea level. The same submersible reached 5,188 metres in a Pacific dive in July last year. And in a series of three previous dives since June 15, the submersible has gone deeper each time. Jiaolong is diving in the deepest part of the oceans: …

Erasmus University and Renmin University intensify education and research exchange

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On 19 March, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR ) president Ms van der Meer Mohr and Renmin University Council President Cheng Tianquan signed an agreement on further exchange of students and faculty to support the internationalization goals of both universities. Prior to the signing the presidents exchanged views on the profile of the universities and acknowledged the great similarities on size …

Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Beijing?

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China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the …

China to be biggest global e-commerce market by 2015

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China is already home to the world’s largest online population but its e-commerce market is currently worth ‘only’ US$74 billion – less than half that of the US at $177 billion. But the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and with such a large online population, it may leap-frog over the penetration rate of standard retail stores. This is potentially …

Overview Of China Social Media Equivalents

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“Ogilvy China updated its infographic showing China’s social media equivalents – or copycats, as Western media loves to call them. Of course many of these started out as copycats, but most evolved into much more than the original Western website, either by adding additional functionalities or by localization of functions.”, wrote Marc van der Chijs (Dutch entrepreneur in Shanghai) on …

Making sense of the buzz on Chinese social media

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NOST (TWA netwerk) paid a visit today to CIC in Shanghai. CIC is one of China’s leading social business intelligence providers. They are active in this market since 2004. In their own words, they are ‘making sense of the buzz’. China has many different social media platforms, with a huge amount of users. To get a feeling of the size …

Baidu says bye bye to its microblog

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China’s search engine giant Baidu is shutting down its microblogging service ‘Baidu ShuoBa’ t.baidu.com by 22 of August. The service which was launched last year, and was competing with microblogging services like Sina’s Weibo, Tencent’s Weibo and many more. Tencent claims 200m users and Sina 140m for their microblogs.