THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION. IT SHOULD NOT BE
INTERPRETED AS A POSITION OR A STATEMENT OF MY
Ok, it looks like Bay Networks made a sweet deal with
Chinese commies. Essentially, they will provide
technology for the state propaganda network and
Their "partnership" with censors of a communist regime
is repugnant. Using the modern technology to build a
giant brainwashing machine is very scary.
Some companies will do anything for a buck, though.
How about boycotting their products in U.S. and other
Chinese intranet to launch in February
January 15, 1997
Web posted at: 12:40 a.m. EST
HONG KONG (Reuter) -- Bay Networks Inc. and the China Internet
Corp., controlled by Beijing's state news agency, have formed a
partnership to create a nationwide intranet in China, the companies
The companies declined to disclose the value of the deal that will
establish a network covering more than 50 cities, 20 of them by the
end of 1997. An intranet is an internal network that uses Internet
global computer network technology.
Access in and out of the intranet is possible -- intranets can be linked
to the Internet proper -- but access can be controlled.
The first phase connecting Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and the
southern city of Guangzhou is to be launched next month, offering
tailored information mostly in Chinese to government entities, joint
ventures and corporations in China.
Copyright 1997 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.