February 16: Pictures of the day
February 16: Pictures of the day
Customers check laptops at a store in Shanghai.
China's Internet controls, under challenge again from Washington, may face an even tougher time from the 125 million Chinese people who have embraced online microblogs to gossip, rant and mobilise.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that China faces a \"dictator's dilemma\" on Internet censorship, and risks being outrun by the spread of online opinion. The Internet-fueled toppling of rulers in Egypt and Tunisia showed governments could not pick and choose which freedoms to grant heir citizens, she said.
Last year, Beijing and Washington bickered over Internet censorship that eventually prompted Google to shift its chief Chinese-language from mainland China to Hong Kong.
The latest battleground over Internet control under China's ruling Communist Party are Twitter-like local websites where users shoot out bursts of 140 or so Chinese characters of often strongl
New Daihatsu cars are parked at an industrial port in Kawasaki, near Tokyo.
Toyota Motor Corp and group firm Daihatsu are considering building a low-cost car in Indonesia aimed at consumers there and in neighbouring countries, a senior official at Indonesia's industry ministry on Wednesday.
With vehicle sales in the United States and other developed economies still to recover to pre-financial crisis levels, Toyota and other carmakers are vying to take advantage of growing demand for inexpensive cars in emerging markets.
The car, smaller than the Etios it launched in India in 2010, will cost around 800,000-900,000 yen ($9,550-$10,740), the Nikkei business daily reported earlier on Wednesday.
\" It is under consideration at the moment by the group,\" said Budi Dharmadi, director general for high-technology industry at the ministry of industry, in a text message to Reuters.
Earlier this month, Renault said it was planning a n
Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group Anil Ambani speaks during a news conference
Indian billionaire Anil Ambani met Central Bureau of Investigation agents on Wednesday, his company said, over a probe into alleged corruption involving the granting of mobile phone licences at below-market prices.
Reliance ADA Group, which controls India's second largest mobile phone operator Reliance Communications, said in a statement that Anil Ambani met the CBI agents in New Delhi to \"clarify ongoing issues\" and had not been summoned by them as reported by Indian television channels.
Reliance ADAG reiterated that it had not made any financial gains from the granting of telecoms licences to Swan Telecom, which has been named by federal police as having benefited from a flawed allocation policy.
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