2008年10月29日星期三

Fingerzne fingerprint hard disk drive--coolest gadget from China www.biohdd.com

From www.biohdd.com, executive Sean. "Fingerzen" fingerprint portable hard disk is a perfect integration of portable storage and biometric identification technology. The fingerprint of human is feature which exclusiveness and doesn't need to be remembered, the user of the device can replace the passwords with his own fingerprint, and integrate with the technology of authentication and encryption, it can protect the data safely in the Hard Disk in computer. As a large-capacity data storage tool, the hard disk is used for storing large quantities of data and files. This product, integrating the new-generation slide-type fingerprint reader and world top-class algorithm for fingerprint identification and incorporating the high-strength AES-256 encryption algorithm, it can slit a fingerprint encrypted partition in the hard disk that is used to save the private data of the user safely. Liberating yourself from the inconvenience of memorization and inputting of so many long annoying passwords for different webs and Emails, this fingerprint portable hard disk can remember all these information and you can login the webs and Emails automatically by just sliding your registered fingerprint.So the "Fingerzen" fingerprint portable hard-disk is a real sense of personal hard disk. It is a normal HDD(hard disk drive) with various large-capacity, what's more, it contains all the features of Fingerzen fingerprint reader, could protect your computer/files/personal movies/photos, etc. Main Functions: 1) Encrypt and protect hard disk partition by fingerprint: the user can create a hardware-encrypted disk partition in the hard disk,only the visitor whose fingerprint is matched can visit this encrypted partition. 2) Automatic web login: This function is used to save the URL accounts and passwords, such as the user's mail ID and password. When these URLs are opened, what the user to do is to slide his finger on the fingerprint sensor, the system will automatically fill in and authenticate his accounts and passwords. This eliminates the inconvenience of repeated inputs and the user does not need to remember so many annoying accounts and passwords.
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2008年10月26日星期日

Photo:A rabbit Macau Pavilion at Shanghai Expo



Quite interesting huh?

The Macau Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo will take the shape of a jade rabbit lantern and it will change colors to present a mythological world, Macau officials announced Thursday at the opening of an expo promotional week in the special administrative region.
The design was inspired by rabbit lanterns popular during the Mid-autumn Festival in south China in ancient times, officials said. In Chinese mythology, the jade rabbit is a guide at the front of Nantianmen, the door leading to a fairy land.
The pavilion will be wrapped with a double-layer glass membrane and feature fluorescent screens on its outer walls. Balloons will serve as the head and tail of the "rabbit" and these can be moved up and down to attract visitors.
A spiral ramp will take visitors on a journey of Macau. A film about Macau will be screened on the roof of the pavilion.
Every visitor to the pavilion will receive a rabbit lantern.
The pavilion will be eco-friendly with recyclable construction materials as well as solar power panels and rain collection systems.
Provinces and cities in China will get 600 square meters each to showcase their varied cultures and traditions. The exhibitions of national participants will be held in a joint pavilion in the China Pavilion section with separate pavilions for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Foreigners|children|feel lonely|living in China






















Expatriate children living in Shanghai want to make more friends in the city, according to a survey conducted by Jinchen Green Property Service Organization, a local real estate agent.
The survey asked 120 children, from more than 10 countries and regions, who live in the international communities of Lujiazui, Green City, Lianyang and Oriental Compound. Of the surveyed kids, 33 percent said they had almost no friends and 44 percent said they only had a few. The children hoped more opportunities would be offered to help them make friends.
Expatriate children are most satisfied with their life in the city's international schools, according to the survey. They said the schools arranged many courses and activities. When they had difficulties in their studies and relationships, most were happy to seek help from teachers.
As for life in the city, the respondents generally thought it was different from that in their own countries.
While they were satisfied with the city's environment, shopping and entertainment facilities, they didn't speak highly of the city's traffic and public sanitation.
"It is quite convenient to live in Shanghai," said Linda, 15, from the United States. "There's a good variety of stuff to buy and it is a cheap place to live. But sometimes people spit in the street and the driving is dangerous, and the public toilets aren't clean." Linda said she hoped something would be done to solve the traffic congestion downtown.
"Locals are open-minded and friendly," said the teenager, who has lived in Shanghai for three years. "Life here is quite interesting and I have got used to living here. I've begun enjoying it. But one thing I don't agree with is that some people think foreigners are rich. I need to say, in fact, we are making a contribution to this city."
The respondents were generally satisfied with community greenery and security, real estate quality and property services.
"I chose to rent a villa in the Jinjue Villa community," said a French woman whose family has been here for eight years. "From here to my sons' school or going shopping, it only takes 20 minutes' drive. Living here, we can enjoy a quiet environment, good greenery and a spacious and bright house. Overall, it's our ideal home."

2008年10月23日星期四

Chinese girls|women compete to be flight attendants











Applicants for the job as flight attendant wait to be interviewed by an airlines company in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, September 10, 2007. Nearly 5,000 young women applied for 61 vacancies.










New member of Chinese Military-- F-10 fighters




Two F-10 jet fighters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army landed Wednesday at Zhuhai Airport to prepare for the inauguration of China's largest aviation show.
The 7th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition is to open on Nov. 4 in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong Province, Global Times reports.
The Chinese air force will dispatch a fleet of jet fighters and paratroopers to wow audiences at the exhibition.

2008年10月20日星期一

Chinese Metropolitan students look toward the west graduate

Beijing students and their parents seem to be bitten by the foreign education bug. And overseas schools, determined to cash in on the frenzy, are making a beeline for the many education exhibitions in the city.At least 20 schools, universities and art colleges from the United States participated in an exhibition held at Beijing Multimedia Life Square in Changning District over the weekend.Last week, two prestigious institutions from Australia ?? the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne ?? made special trips to Beijing to pitch their courses. All the exhibitions enjoyed a heavy turnout of students and parents."The economic crisis has made it difficult for many American families to afford the high cost of private education," said Todd De Regnaucourt, admissions director of Florida Air Academy, which is a private high school that offers flying courses to its students.Faced with a crunch at home, US schools are now looking to China's mainland market. The yuan's appreciation has made it slightly cheaper for Chinese students to study abroad. Also, modern Chinese parents do not mind spending lavishly on the education of their only child, professionals at the exhibition said."There seems to be a frenzy here to go abroad for studies," said Xu Jing, a representative of Kent State University's China Office.The Ohio, US-based university, which has a history of 98 years, launched its China Center in July to help local students with admissions. Xu said the university set up a similar office in Taiwan a decade ago.Competition to get into foreign schools has risen dramatically, so has the demand for scholarships. But many visitors to the exhibition were disappointed to find US schools providing fewer scholarships."Scholarships offered by US schools were planned a year ago, so there may not be any changes now. But it may go down next year," said Kiki Wang of American Education Services.Participants said economics and management studies are the most popular choices. After the US, Australian universities are a hot favorite.But some students and parents were worried that the present economic crisis may make it difficult for them to find jobs in the US."I am worried that the crisis in the US won't end when I finish my studies in another two years," said a student surnamed Fu.The presence of foreign art schools at the exhibitions this time was also unusual. These, however, don't have too many takers because of high fees and fewer scholarships."Chinese parents do not think highly of art schools and believe their children will have no future," said Carin Wu, who is representing the the Academy of Art University in the United States.

Chinese government tightens regulatory on foreign property investors

Chinese government is tightening its grip once more on foreign investors in Chinese real estate market, banning them from borrowing offshore in the latest effort to tame property prices and cool the economy.
The new rule, set out in a circular from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange , could squeeze foreign investors who take advantage of lower interest rates outside China.
Some may find it especially difficult to fund projects as Beijing has told its banks to cut back on loans for the construction industry. The central bank ordered Chinese banks to stop lending for land purchases as far back as 2003.
"The only alternative is to fund the entire equity," said Andrew McGinty, a partner at the law firm Lovells in Shanghai.
"But that's not a very favoured method, because your internal return on investment goes down dramatically."
Property funds operating in China tend to borrow to fund at least 50 percent of a project's value.
The circular, which the currency regulator sent to its local branches in early July but has not yet published on its Web site, also increases red-tape for foreign property investors.
Investors seeking to bring capital into China to set up a real estate company must now lodge documents with the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing -- not just with local branches of the ministry, according to the new circular with de facto effect from June 1.
That process could take a month or more, said an official at the Ministry of Commerce, declining to be identified.
"What we mean is very clear: First we are targeting foreign real estate firms that are illegally approved by local governments," a SAFE official said.
McGinty said the new rule would reduce foreign investment in the real estate sector, but the real impact would depend on how it is enforced.
UNCERTAIN IMPACT
China has applied a raft of measures to rein in property investment, including interest rate rises and rules to discourage construction of luxury homes.
Some steps have specifically targeted foreign investors, who account for less than 5 percent of total investment in the property sector. Foreign investors must now secure land purchases before setting up joint ventures or wholly owned foreign enterprises in China.
However, funds such as those run by ING Real Estate, Morgan Stanley , Hong Kong's Sun Hung Kai Properties , Henderson Land Development and Singapore's CapitaLand Ltd. are pouring more money than ever into China to tap a middle class hunger for new homes and rising capital values.
China's urban property inflation rose to 7.1 percent in June, compared with a year earlier, from 6.4 percent in May.
McGinty said some foreign investors may eventually quit China for more interesting markets if an inability to employ leverage reduces their internal rate of return.
However, others said they would stay on.
"We are not too worried about it. Cooling measures won't stay forever," said Robert Lie, Asia chief executive for ING Real Estate, which has raised a $350 million fund to build housing in China.
ING Real Estate borrows locally, partly to hedge its currency risk. Most other foreign investors in China do the same. Some foreign property firms that have been in China for many years have strong connections with local lenders -- Chinese banks as well as international banks incorporated in China.
"There is still strong interest in China, although there will be some form of slowdown in the number of transactions," said Grey Hyland, head of investment at Jones Lang LaSalle in Shanghai.
He said the new approval rules would further dampen the ability of foreigners to compete with local rivals.
"It's still early to say how, because these rules are still very new and being tested," Hyland said.
One consequence, he added, could be to drive foreign property investors inland to second- and third-tier cities that the authorities are eager to develop and where approval is therefore easier to obtain.

2008年10月19日星期日

Chinese self-made regional airplane launched for domestic commercial flight ysterday

The Chinese-made regional airplanet, Modem Ark (MA) 60 was launched for the maiden domestic commercial flight in the northern port city of Tianjin on Sunday.
Carried by Okair Airlines, the flight marked the start of the domestic commercial operation of MA 60, said Xu Chaoquan, senior official with the General Administration of Aviation. It also marks the breaking of the foreign-made airplane's monopoly in China.
Produced by the Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company (XAC), a major Chinese aircraft producer, MA 60 is designed for short and medium-range commuter services. China owns the independent Intellectual Property Rights.
Due to its low operational and maintenance costs, MA 60 has been sold quite well in Africa and south east Asia since 2005.
To meet the rising domestic demand for regional jets, the Beijing-based Okair Airlines and the Kunming-based Ying An Airlines gave XAC orders for 10 and 60 MA 60 planes respectively last year.
So far XAC has received orders and intention contracts for 136 MA 60 planes from the clients at home and abroad.
China is expected to need 800 regional jets in the following 20years. XAC said it would enhance the MA 60 output while promoting MA 600 in the market and accelerating the development of MA 700 so as to foster the regional airplane brand of MA series.
China still has a long way to go on this field.

Microsoft today launches pirate crackdown approach to"stop pirate in China"

Whatever Microsoft does, "Clever"Chinese always takes useful steps to "fight back". China main BBS said"more microsoft does, more apporaches to avoid pay we will have...and the result will turn out--tremendous pirates will enter this market due to its expensiveness that few chinses can afford"or, more user may turn to use other office and OS provider's services like WPS.
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Microsoft Corp will crack down on used pirated software products in China , the world's No. 1 software vendor said yesterday.
Microsoft will also launch an aggressive price campaign in China, promoting Office suite for the world's lowest price, to cash in on the world's No. 2 personal computer market, industry insiders said.
The Microsoft move follows a lawsuit it brought against a Website providing Windows downloads. Microsoft sued a Website called "Tomato Garden" which provided users free downloads of unlocked Windows systems and other software. Police have arrested the Website's chief.
Microsoft said yesterday that computers with Windows and Office that failed to be validated online would turn to a black screen every 60 minutes and warnings would flash from Monday.
Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) would help users detect copycat operating systems, it said. After that, users would see their screens go black every 60 minutes and a warning flash across the screen.
OGA, to be used for the first time in China, would detect the Office suites, according to Microsoft.
In China, more than 90 percent of computers are installed with Windows and Office products.
Microsoft have also slashed the price of authorized Windows and Office products. A family and student version of Windows Vista now starts at 499 yuan (US$73). Office prices have been lowered to 199 yuan.
However, on the street, Windows Vista copies sell for less than 7 yuan."

GDP grows 9.9% in first three quarters

China's economy grew 9.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of this year, according to official figures released on Monday, showing a trend of slowdown amid the current global financial crisis.
The growth rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the same period of last year, or 0.5 percentage points lower than the first quarter of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.
In the third quarter, the growth rate slowed down to 9%, the lowest in five years.
The consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, rose 4.6 percent in September over the same period last year.
Fixed assets investment, one of the three major propellers of the Chinese economy, totaled 11.6246 trillion yuan ($1.66 trillion) in the first three quarters, up 27.0 percent over the same period last year, according to the bureau.
The growth rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the first half of this year, or 1.3 percentage points higher than the year-earlier level.The State Council said on Sunday China's economy can weather the effects of the global financial turmoil, but growth will decline as the expansion of business profits and public revenues slows.
In a statement at the end of an executive meeting led by Premier Wen Jiabao, it said the turmoil and economic instability will have a "gradual" effect on the country.
It said China's economic growth will slow along with corporate profits and public revenues, and as capital markets continue to fluctuate.
"Unfavorable international factors and the serious natural disasters at home have not changed the basic growth situation of our country's economy," said the statement posted on a government Web site. "Our country's economic growth has the ability and vigor to resist risks."
China must "adopt flexible and cautious macroeconomic policies" to maintain stable growth, the statement said.
The council said that in the fourth quarter, China should focus on developing the rural economy, while striving to control inflation.
The government should also help local small and medium enterprises to grow by encouraging financial institutions to provide more loans to them, the statement said.