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Robot supply overflow in China may lead to overheated market and lack of interoperability

“Everybody wants to become a robot manufacturer now because it’s sexy,” said Stefan Sack, CEO of robot manufacturer Comau Shanghai Engineering, in a report to Reuters recently, noting that small manufacturers in the Chinese industrial sector were “coming up like mushrooms” under Beijing’s 2011-2015 five-year economic plan, which targets growth in the robotics sector. In 2013… Read More

Lawyers Without Borders hit by persistent Chinese cyber-attack

Although it is not pursuing any cases in China, the pro-bono international organisation Lawyers Without Borders is currently under systematic attack from an entity in China. Talking exclusively to IT security magazine SC, founder and executive director of LWB Christina Storm revealed that since the start of October LWOB has suffered over a thousand attacks… Read More

CenturyLink establishes data centre offering in China with new Shanghai site

The US network operator CenturyLink Technology Solutions has expanded its data centre portfolio into China with the launch of a Shanghai-based facility. Alongside its five other Asia Pacific data centres, located in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, CenturyLink’s Shanghai establishment is its first site in mainland China. According to the organisation expanding into the world’s… Read More

China seeks to replace Microsoft, Android and Apple with own OS platform

The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) has revealed plans to develop its own operating system, which it hopes will override the dominance of imported providers, such as Windows and Android. Collaborating with the Chinese government, 13 software companies and 80 research bodies, the CAE plans to displace Windows XP from China’s desktop computers by October,… Read More

China’s Aliyun lines up Inspur as partner for international Asia markets

Aliyun, the cloud subsidiary of China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with rival Inspur Group, an IT services company, to exploit smart cities and international markets. According to chinatechnews.com, the two have formed a “strategic cooperation” to work together on smart city and administration cloud markets, to provide cloud solutions and “build an independent… Read More