Stories by Stephen Lawson

China Backs Linux, Says OS Pioneer Hall

It is now government policy in China to use the Linux operating system across all government ministries, according to Jon "Maddog" Hall, the executive director of Linux International, a non-profit group that distributes information about the open-source operating system.

Compaq Unveils Medicine E-Commerce Plan in China

Compaq Computer Corp. today unveiled an ambitious Chinese medicine electronic commerce project that highlights the company's focus on building e-commerce platforms in the highly touted Greater China market.

Finance Firms Map Out China IT Incubation Center

China's fast-growing Shenzhen Special Economic Zone will be the site of a Silicon Valley-style high-tech incubation center under a plan unveiled today by Hong Kong investment company Cyber City Holdings Ltd. and U.S. venture capital company Dynamics Technology Inc. (DTI).

HK Firm to Bridge Tech Firms East and West

Cheuk Nang Properties (Holdings) Ltd., a development firm little known outside Hong Kong, yesterday reinvented itself as a high-tech company, with plans to help bring together Mainland Chinese companies with Western partners. to Bring Portal Data to Mobile Phones Corp., the aggressive Hong Kong company maneuvering to corner the Asian Internet market, yesterday unveiled new deals to deliver content in Hong Kong and fill its coffers for more expansion., IBM Think Small for Chinese E-Commerce

As a host of Asian and Western companies tell the world how they can ace the Chinese e-commerce opportunity, IBM Corp. and Hong Kong-based Ltd. today unveiled a strategy that may hit the sweet spot of the market: small and medium-sized businesses trading with each other.

Taiwan Semiconductor to Buy Worldwide Semi

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is set to add the capacity of the third-largest foundry in Taiwan to its existing foundry operations by merging with Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (WSMC), the companies announced today.

CITIC Pacific Lines Up China Investments

Hong Kong-based CITIC Pacific Ltd. yesterday disclosed a major joint-venture investment in telecom capacity in Mainland China, though leaving operation and management of the network -- for now -- in the hands of mainland entities. Makes Further Asian Web Investments Corp., the aggressive Hong Kong-based Internet company that aims to provide content, services, and advertising across the entire Asian market, yesterday announced the latest in a string of acquisitions.

HK Firm To Map Out China Internet Plan

Cheuk Nang Properties (Holdings) Ltd., dwarfed by other Hong Kong property development companies that have launched Internet businesses recently, plans to kick off its high-tech strategy on Monday with its own edge: a U.S. partner.

Asia e-comm deals tap into big market

A string of Asian e-commerce initiatives kicked off in recent weeks will tap into a market headed for phenomenal growth over the next several years, according a recent IDC report.

Hong Kong Projects E-Commerce Boom

A top technology official for the Hong Kong government last week projected US$2.4 billion in e-commerce transactions in Hong Kong by 2003.

Asia E-Commerce Deals Tap Into Big Market

A string of Asian electronic commerce initiatives kicked off in recent weeks will tap into a market headed for phenomenal growth over the next several years, according a recent International Data Corp. (IDC) report. Signs Up Chinese Cities

Enterprises in two large Chinese industrial cities will seek business customers, partners and investors online using Inc. as their portal to the outside world, the business-to-business e-commerce company announced today., Sign Retail Deal Corp. today announced it will team up with U.S. online marketer and a Chinese company to set up retail e-commerce sites across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.