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Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

“It will take at least 100 years to rebuild this country,” Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said as he faced the war-ravaged cities of Korea while leading the United Nations forces during the Korean War. As one of the world’s poorest countries, post-war Korea’s per capita gross domestic product was less than US$67. Contrary to MacArthur’s […]

Techno-Nationalism vs. the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Techno-Nationalism vs. the Fourth Industrial Revolution

What is the impact of techno-nationalism on global innovation? Does it advance, protect or impede it? Over the coming two decades, the answers may determine the economic success, competitiveness and geostrategic position not only of Asian nations but much of the world.   We are at a historical inflection point. The international rules-based economic order […]

Leaders of Chinese IT giants call for accelerated digital transformation of real economy

Leaders of Chinese IT giants call for accelerated digital transformation of real economy

Many of the leaders of China’s tech giants have offered policy suggestions during the ongoing “two sessions” in Beijing. The proposals are mainly about how to support the development of the real economy through the internet. These lawmakers and political advisors gathered in Beijing for the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the 13th National […]

China to cut mobile internet rates by over 20 percent this year: minister

China to cut mobile internet rates by over 20 percent this year: minister

The average rates for mobile internet services in China will be further reduced by more than 20 percent this year to better meet the growing consumption demands of the people, said Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology. Miao made the remarks during an interview after the opening meeting of the second session of […]

South Korea: gov’t under fire for ‘China-style’ internet censorship

South Korea: gov’t under fire for ‘China-style’ internet censorship

The Korean government is under massive criticism after blocking access to hundreds of porn and gambling sites by opening up user data packets ― a method some people believe opened the door to China-style internet censorship. The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), an internet censorship body, said on Feb. 11 that it had blocked access […]

North Korea Ready to Expand Internet Access

North Korea Ready to Expand Internet Access

North Korea is a country where residents do not have free access to the internet, but the country’s science-priority policies are leading to an expansion in the number of new users. On Aug. 31, the Korean Society for Internet Information (KSII), a South Korean institute focusing on information technology, published a paper written by five North […]

340 news websites banned, access to 3,000 links blocked in one year

340 news websites banned, access to 3,000 links blocked in one year

Since June 7, 2015, 340 news websites were banned while access to around 3,000 links was blocked in a year as part of the government-initiated crackdown on media, Turkish Minute cites the Yeni Hayat daily report. Access to tens of dailies’ websites as well as other online news portals is systematically being blocked by government-led moves […]

British detained in Dubai for “twitter abuse”

British detained in Dubai for “twitter abuse”

An ex-football club executive accused of social media crimes in Dubai will have to spend Christmas in prison, after his case was adjourned until January, according to BBC report. Ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh pleaded not guilty to cyber slander at a Dubai hearing on Monday. Haigh had been due to complete a two-year prison […]

Internet contributes 0.9 pct to Vietnam’s GDP

HANOI — Internet contributes 0.9 percent to Vietnam’s GDP and 1.6 percent to the country’s GDP growth rate of 14.4 percent, according to the figures released in a workshop held here on Wednesday. Vietnam is an emerging market for the Internet development, ranking 13th in the world in terms of young Internet users with a […]

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