Briefing: China sets up domestic chip alliance

Alibaba-backed C-Sky and ZTE’s microelectronics affiliate Sanechips were in the alliance members’ list. Original Link

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

“The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.” – Pierre Bonnard

Lessons From A Start-Up

Have you ever tried to kickstart a “Scrum of Scrums” in an organization? It’s an Agile activity which looks like it ought to be a no-brainer for teams…something they’d want to buy into, and of clear value to all. Yet after two or three sessions it will very often fizzle out. Only hard-core Agilists, those who care about the darned principle of this sort of thing, are left to wave their flag in the breeze. Everyone else seems to have more important matters to attend to than another piece of Agile “fluff.”

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Information ministry warns internet companies over poor business practices

China’s government unit overseeing information services and industrial solutions released regulation violation cases for the first three quarters of 2018. Original Link

China’s quest for tech chutzpah goes through Israel’s Silicon Wadi

Israel’s thriving tech hub offers China access to deep tech and tight connections to Silicon Valley. Original Link

New proposed rules could rock China’s blockchain industry. Here’s what they mean

The draft regulations require blockchain users go through real-name registration, and service providers take responsibility for content. Original Link

China must take bold action to attract foreign trailblazers

The world has two tech superpowers—the incumbent and the rising rival, emerging as separate and competing players. Original Link

Briefing: US lawmakers warn Canada about Huawei

The US recently signed a new law that prohibits government agencies from using Huawei and ZTE’s services and hardware. Original Link

Briefing: Experts doubt China could pull off chip hack

An increasing number of commenters have expressed doubts about China’s general technological prowess. Original Link

Google’s internal dissent over China plans sheds light on broader transparency issues in China

Like Schrodinger’s cat, most people and businesses in China, in relation to the law, can be considered something like “Schrodinger’s criminal.” Original Link

1 bad reason and 1 good reason to be less optimistic about Tencent

Recent government moves essentially amount to extra regulatory lock-in for Tencent. The biggest companies are the ones best placed to be able to deal with it. Original Link

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