Friday, 23 April 2010

Email hijacking: nobody is safe

The Chinability webmaster today had his personal email address hijacked and used to advertise www.eastshopcn.com. This domain name is registered to a certain Shao Yun from an organisation listed as Shao Yun Long of MaoMingShi, QinYuanLu, ZhenHuaXiaoQu 332 Shi in Guangzhou, postcode 525011. The telephone and fax number is +86-02977-427020, the email address is eastshopcncom@hotmail.com.

I rang the phone number, but nobody answered.

The hostmasters for the site and related sites are at hostmaster@hichina.com and hostmaster@hinet.net.

The host's IP number is 211.20.209.58. Some other IP numbers appear on this chart showing links from eastshop.cn.
eastshopcn.com
Since I regularly update and scan with several trusted brands of antivirus software, this intrusion was unexpected. It suggests that nobody is safe from this kind of attack.

It is not clear if this is a simple commercial hijacking or if there is another purpose behind it.

Be eternally vigilant...

Saturday, 10 April 2010

What is the OECD doing with China?

Colour brochure downloadable as a PDF

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría's remarks at the 2010 China Development Forum


The transformation of China’s growth pattern in the new global context
Monday, 22 March 2010
Beijing, People’s Republic of China


Chairman Zhang Ping, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to participate once again in the China Development Forum. Our topic for discussion is obviously of great consequence for China and the whole world.

China´s long term growth performance

China’s economy has outperformed all expectations, both over the long haul and, more recently, during the global Great Recession. China bounced back promptly thanks to the effective monetary and fiscal stimulus. Chinese demand is helping to support the global recovery. Actually, one third of the world’s growth this year will be attributable to China’s double-digit expansion, which will ease slightly next year, as the gradual withdrawal of monetary and fiscal stimulus outweighs the impact of stronger external demand.

The strong growth performance has been accompanied by dramatic improvements in living standards. In recent years, the growth of household consumption has been amongst the most rapid in the world.