The Editor-in-Chief of China Internet Information Center, Wang Xiaohui has emphasized that the Chinese Government has a strong law for doing business in China and other parts of the world where his country’s presence is felt.Making the emphasis on business practice through the internet and other commodities, Mr. Wang said the government, being the watch dog for everything in China, keenly watches out for plagiarism or copyright breach and other illegal business practices.He said though there are still those who circumvent the law to copy others’ products on the market, they are severely punished when caught in the act.“There are people who go into people’s mail boxes to get their telephone numbers and email links as a way of falsely collecting money,” he said, “but when they are caught by the government, they face harsh punishment under the law.”Mr. Wang said the Chinese Government stance against illegal business practices, especially in the technology industry, is meant to protect those branding their products so that piracy will not discourage their ventures.Mr. Wang’s remarks were made in response to concerns raised by African journalists participating in an ongoing seminar organized by the Chinese Government. The journalists raised questions about many China-made consumer technology products, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, that are imitations of well established brands and sold at a fraction of the price of the authentic items.Besides, the participants noted that some authentic products that used to be made in China are no longer on the market, but ones that are not durable.Mr. Wang also stressed that China was conscious of introducing itself to the world and the world to China, and as such the government does everything to maintain its business image since part of its objective is enhancing economic cooperation between China and the rest of the world.As an internet expert, he also said Government has a ban on Facebook, Twitter and parts of Google for the purpose of controlling the unnecessary flow of unwanted information that has the propensity to stir up conflict.He, however, disclosed that China has developed its own “web”, known as “WeChat” which allows millions of Chinese and foreigners to subscribe to, but it is closely monitored so that unwanted information will not be used on it.According to him, monitoring is done to increase protection for those engaged in creation of websites and privacy of all users.On government’s control of the economy, social and political rights for which Beijing is receiving criticism from the west, Mr. Wang said “Internet governance is sovereignty and not something another has to agree before others do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
PICO RIVERA — A man wanted by the FBI for Internet fraud was arrested Saturday at the Angels Motel by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. Stewart Carlyle Richardson, 64, of White Lake Township, Mich., was arrested after an unidentified woman contacted the sheriff’s station and reported that her boyfriend may be wanted by the FBI, Sgt. Scott Craig said. “She said her boyfriend even showed her a flier of himself,” he said. Richardson has been a fugitive for almost four years stemming from charges he defrauded buyers on a major auction Web site, Scott said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Richardson allegedly failed to deliver collectibles that had been paid for by about 100 individuals, according to an FBI “Wanted” flier posted on the FBI’s Web site. Craig said deputies contacted Richardson at the motel, where he had been staying for about three weeks, and verified his identity. “He was arrested and brought to the station without incident,” Craig said. The FBI was unable to provide additional information concerning Richardson. — Bridget Schinnerer 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!