1.On January 13, 2010, the Chinese government decided to accelerate the three networks integration of the telecommunication network, the TV and radio network and the Internet, said the State Council after an executive meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao. On June 30th, through review and approval of the three networks integration coordination group under the State Council, the name list of the first batch of experimental areas (cities) was released.
2.On March 23, 2010, Google Inc. declared that its search service host in China Mainland would be transferred to Hong Kong.
3.Since March, 2010, online group-buying have gradually been emerging in China. The online group buying on websites has advantages in respect of bulk discounts and micro-payments. According to the statistics data released by CNNIC, by the end of 2010, the amount of Chinese online group-buying users had reached 18.75 million.
4.In March, 2010, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television issued the first batch of three web TV licenses.
5.On May 31, 2010, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce officially released Interim Measures for the Trading of Commodities and Services through the Internet.
6.On June 3, 2010, the Ministry of Culture released Interim Measures for the Administration of Online Games, which were the first department regulations for the administration of online games in China.
7.On June 8, 2010, the State Council Information Office published a white paper on The Internet in China for the first time, elaborating on Chinese government’s basic policies on the Internet: “active use, scientific development, law-based administration and ensured security”.
8.On June 14, 2010, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) released Administrative Measures for the Payment Services Provided by Non-financial Institutions, in which the payment through the network shall be subject to the supervision and administration of the PBOC.
9.On June 25, 2010, the ICANN 38th meeting passed a resolution that “.中国” domain name would be included in the global root domain name system of Internet. On July 10, “.中国” domain name were officially entered into the global root domain name system (DNS) of Internet.
10.On September 8, 2010, the network of News of Community Party of China, People’s Daily Online, officially launched “Straight Access to Zhongnanhai --- the Message Board of Central Leaders and Central Leading Organs”. The message board highlighted the interactivity, aiming at letting the net citizens pour out the heart words to the central leaders and give advice and suggestions to the central leading organs.
11.On October 9, 2010, the General Administration of Press and Publication issued Views of the General Administration of Press and Publication on the Development of E-book Industry, which put forward the establishment of E-book industry access system by laws and regulations, and the classified examination and approval as well as administration of the enterprises undertaking e-book related business.
12.On October 29, 2010, Beijing Qi Hu Technology Co., Ltd. released a safety tool named “QQ Safeguard”. On November 3, Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. claimed that “QQ Safeguard” hijacked QQ’s security module and decided to cease the operation of QQ software on the computers installed the 360 software. On November 4, the government authorities interfered with the investigation. With the intervention of the relevant government authorities, the softwares of the two parties restored compatibility.
13.From November 7 through 12, the 79th conference of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) was held in Beijing. It was for the first time in the mainland of China that IETF conference was held.
14.In 2010, the social influence of the network public opinion had deepened. A series of events such as “The Rescue in Wangjialing Mine Disaster”, “Fang Zhouzi’s Crackdown on Forging”, “Self-burning at Forced Demolition in Yihuang”, as well as “The Son of Li Gang Drunk Driving and Making People Die” were exposed on the Internet, and aroused the widespread concern all over the society.
15.It is revealed from the data of the CNNIC that by December 31, 2010, the amount of the netizens in China had reached 457 million, among which the mobile phone netizens had reached 303 million. The number of IPv4 addresses had reached 278 million. The total number of domain names had reached 8.66 million, among which the number of the domain “.CN” had reached 4.35 million, the number of the websites had reached 1.91 million, and the bandwidth of the international entrance had reached 1,098,957Mbps.
About the Important Events of Chinese Internet Development in 2010
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