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According to a notice issued by the CAAC on Tuesday, airliners can now make their own rules for passenger use of electronic devices and apply for approval from the CAAC.
Two major airlines in China, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines, have announced that passengers on their flights can use their mobile phones during flights from Jan 18th.
Currently, many other airlines are evaluating making the change. “Spring Airlines will complete an evaluation as soon as possible, and passengers are expected to be able to use their electronic devices, including mobile phones, in the first half of this year," says Spring Airlines spokesman Zhang Wu'an.
The Mobile restriction, put in ...
Yet another VPN scare has hit expat news recently; this one claiming that telecoms in China will block VPN use by January 11th, 2018. You've probably already seen it. We're not going to do it any justice by reposting it. Since the report does claim; however, that the big Telecom companies will be the ones behind the blocking, we thought we'd jump right to them and ask some questions. We called the China Telecom office here in Shenzhen to confirm the claims.
The conversation was a simple one. Since the reports spreading quickly over the web say that companies should register with their ISP to avoid interruption to their VPN service we started by asking how to register.
Question: "How do ...
Applications for the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition are now being accepted! The competition will be held in nine cities across eight countries. The regional competition will be held in Sydney Australia and the finals will take place in Shenzhen in April 2018.
The International competition aims to bring the best tech talent to Shenzhen. More than 100 finalists and their projects will take part in various rounds of fierce competition for their chance to win. The competition provides winners with support such as talent incentives, industry awards, science and technology finance and project incubation for talents, teams and projects in Shenzhen; no ...
Wu Xiangyang has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for selling a virtual private network (VPN) to bypass the Great Firewall, according to the South China Morning Post. The man, from Guangxi autonomous region in Southern China, is also reported to have been fined 500,000 RMB in Pingnan county for not having the proper licence for his VPN business.
Wu marketed his services on his own website, Taobao and other social media sites and is said to have brought in 792,638 RMB in revunue with 500,000 in "illegal" profits from his business; which ran from 2013 to June of this year.
Wu's fine and prison term is heftier than those given to Deng Jiewei, who was sentenced earlier this year to ...
With China blocking many popular foreign websites, VPN software has become an almost essential tool for foreigners wishing to enjoy life and conduct international business in the country. Constant crackdowns on VPN providers, moments of internet tightening, and bad connections; mean that even while using VPN, the Internet can still seem unbearably slow and difficult to use.
We've asked various VPN providers for suggestions and have been testing a popular solution, including during the week of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China; and we've found a solution that has kept us happily surfing the web; even during the crackdowns.
NOTE: This article is intended for non- ...
Octopus Cards Limited recently announced that all first generation Octopus Cards will become invalid on January 20, 2018.
The company decided to replace these cards in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest security and technological advances, and to add the Octopus Online Payment Service and the ability to transfer money to and from Octopus via O! ePay.
If you have a card that looks like one of these...
Then you need to replace it.
Can't tell if you need a new card? Here's how to be sure:
1. Check the last digit. The card numbers of First Generation On-Loan Octopus have no brackets around the last digit.
2. Listen for the special sound
Each batch of the ...
Today is the last day of the Shenzhen 2017 International Industrial Design Fair, the largest industrial design fair in Asia, currently taking place in Hall 2 of the Shenzhen Exhibition Center.
The Fair, which focuses on “Future Design & Smart Manufacturing” has been showcasing more than 7,000 pieces of innovative design products from more than 30 countries and regions.
Stop by to check out the hottest products released from the International Consumer Electronics Show as well as current trends in industrial design as well as exhibitions showcasing the newest intelligent hardware, wearable robots, drones, palm-sized personal assistant robots and more.
Just hours ago, a worst-case scenario for Wi-Fi devices was released to the public.
Security researcher at a university in Belgium, Mathy Vanhoef, has discovered and publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol used by Wi-FI networks that completely defeats the encryption that their WPA2 provides. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt WiFi traffic, so chances are you are affected.
"This affects ALL modern Wi-Fi equipment, from mobile phones to tablets to workstations, routers, printers and more. This is a big deal and has very widespread security implications."
Due to its wide impact, we've gathered a few important ...
You may have seen, or at least heard about, shared umbrellas popping up around China back in April. They seemed to have appeared overnight, hanging on fences and railings around the city.
Like MoBikes, E Umbrellas didn't have docking stations. Instead, each umbrella had its own lock for which you could get the combination by scanning the QR code. Seemed easy enough; however, within a few weeks E Umbrella reportedly "lost" most of the initial 300,000 umbrellas they made available; costing them millions of yuan.
Image Credit: SCMP
Now a new docked shared umbrella service has recently made its way to Shekou. We ran into a bunch of these JJ伞 (Pinyin: San, meaning umbrella) in Sept ...
On Saturday September 2nd, two internet service providers in the Philippines recently warned their customers that damage to undersea cables caused by recent typhoons near Hong Kong may slow down internet connections. The two ISPs, PLDT Inc. and Converge ICT Solutions Inc., said that repairs could take anywhere from three to six weeks.
“Due to the recent strong typhoon in Hong Kong, multiple international undersea cable links to the city were cut, causing slowdowns of internet connections to web and social media sites hosted there. This has affected the services of internet service providers (ISPs) of various Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines,” PLDT said in a s ...