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Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:30PM UTC Image via Daniel Maxwell.

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the ‘Hour of Code’.

China blocks websites as Internet conference begins

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 9:57AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — An Internet service company says Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet.

China convicts web marketer in anti-rumor campaign

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 5:05PM UTC China convicts web marketer in anti-rumor campaign

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court says it has convicted an Internet marketer of illegal business practices and sentenced him to four years in prison for posting false information and deleting posts critical of his clients. Chaoyang District People’s Court also fined the manager of online marketing company Beijing Erma,

US confirms climate agency websites hacked from inside China

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:38PM UTC Pic: AP.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Congressman says hackers from China were able to breach computer systems operated by the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service and other climate-related programs.

China’s ‘Singles Day’ holiday sets record $9.3bn in online sales

By Wed, Nov 12, 2014 5:46PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s largest Internet retailer says it rang up more than $9 billion during the country’s biggest online shopping holiday, setting a record for a single day of sales.

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