The Chinese web browser, Kuniao, which had advertised itself as the first legal tool to allow mainland internet users to bypass the Great Firewall, has disappeared from the Internet in China after attracting widespread social media attention. Internet users on the mainland can no longer access the browser’s download page or access Weibo and WeChat official accounts on Kuniao, which had marketed itself as allowing Chinese Internet users to access Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit with a single click.
Egyptian Tourism Minister, Rania al-Mashat, recently met with Jane Sun, the CEO of the largest online travel agency in China, Ctrip, as part of the ministry’s interest in getting far more Chinese outbound tourists to visit Egypt. They discussed the creation of specialized tourism websites and social networking sites in China, especially Ctrip, Wechat, and Baidu.
Almost 700 Chinese nationals have been detained in Malaysia after the Immigration Department raided the call center of a suspected online scam syndicate based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The national news agency, Bernama, described the raid, which was carried out on Wednesday, as the largest this year. In addition to the 680 Chinese detained, a further 100 people escaped, as immigration officers approached the six-story building thought to house the call center.