Will The Chinese Operating System Flourish or Fail?


Unless voiced by Scarlett Johansson in hip films, Operating Systems (OS) just aren’t sexy, and that is unlikely to change. However, this hasn’t stopped Chinese researchers from announcing the upcoming release of their very own OS–the daringly titled, COS or Chinese Operating System, which is set to be ready for desktops this October. Supporters of the system are likely to be both patriotic and practical. Through COS, China hopes to encourage domestic consumption of a made-by-China, for-China system, as well as minimize security breaches.
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Will The Chinese Operating System Flourish or Fail?


Unless voiced by Scarlett Johansson in hip films, Operating Systems (OS) just aren’t sexy, and that is unlikely to change. However, this hasn’t stopped Chinese researchers from announcing the upcoming release of their very own OS–the daringly titled, COS or Chinese Operating System, which is set to be ready for desktops this October. Supporters of the system are likely to be both patriotic and practical. Through COS, China hopes to encourage domestic consumption of a made-by-China, for-China system, as well as minimize security breaches.

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The Great Luxury Downgrade

As TWOC  has previously reported, the Chinese government’s corruption crackdown is causing a severe slowdown in the nation’s luxury goods sector. Gifts that used to flow freely, whether imported cognac or traditional moon cakes, have all suffered tremendously in the new environment. Even nightclubs have seen a downturn in business. However, the Chinese luxury industry is not going down without a fight. So, is the trick to avoiding the stain of corruption all a question of slick marketing? A clever bit of branding, and you can get away with anything. As Will Shakespeare put it:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.”
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The Great Luxury Downgrade

As TWOC  has previously reported, the Chinese government’s corruption crackdown is causing a severe slowdown in the nation’s luxury goods sector. Gifts that used to flow freely, whether imported cognac or traditional moon cakes, have all suffered tremendously in the new environment. Even nightclubs have seen a downturn in business. However, the Chinese luxury industry is not going down without a fight. So, is the trick to avoiding the stain of corruption all a question of slick marketing? A clever bit of branding, and you can get away with anything. As Will Shakespeare put it:

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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Married Man Deflowers Virgin and Receives 30,000 RMB

A married man who had sex with a virgin was ordered to pay her 30,000 RMB compensation for violating her “virginity right,” the Pudong New Area People’s Court announced yesterday, according to the Shanghai Daily. It was the first such verdict in Pudong’s history.
The woman surnamed Chen, 35, had her innocence taken away from her shortly after she started dating the man, surnamed Li. During a romantic trip to Singapore the couple ended up having sex. Though it was the first time for Chen, it wasn’t for Li, and problems began when he unexpectedly broke up with Chen three months  after they had sex, ending all contact between them.
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Married Man Deflowers Virgin and Receives 30,000 RMB

A married man who had sex with a virgin was ordered to pay her 30,000 RMB compensation for violating her “virginity right,” the Pudong New Area People’s Court announced yesterday, according to the Shanghai DailyIt was the first such verdict in Pudong’s history.

The woman surnamed Chen, 35, had her innocence taken away from her shortly after she started dating the man, surnamed Li. During a romantic trip to Singapore the couple ended up having sex. Though it was the first time for Chen, it wasn’t for Li, and problems began when he unexpectedly broke up with Chen three months  after they had sex, ending all contact between them.

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Five Facts You Never Knew About the Beijing Subway

The Beijing subway system, while not the longest in the world, moves the most people every day. If the entire population of Sweden rode the Beijing subway in a single day, the traffic would still be lighter than on an average weekday. Everyone in Ireland could ride twice and not break the record day for passengers – over 11 million people on April 30, 2014. But despite its world-famous reputation for crowds and construction, the Beijing Subway still has its secrets. Starting with…
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Five Facts You Never Knew About the Beijing Subway

The Beijing subway system, while not the longest in the world, moves the most people every day. If the entire population of Sweden rode the Beijing subway in a single day, the traffic would still be lighter than on an average weekday. Everyone in Ireland could ride twice and not break the record day for passengers – over 11 million people on April 30, 2014. But despite its world-famous reputation for crowds and construction, the Beijing Subway still has its secrets. Starting with…

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10 Biggest Problems of Chinese Society

Like every country in the world, China has its fair share of problems. And now citizens have set down their greatest fears in a survey outlining the main problems facing Chinese society, as conducted by the  People’s Tribune–a magazine  founded by the state-run People’s Daily. People’s key concern was a lack of morals, with 55.3 of respondents flagging this as a worry. The survey referred to the example of a qi gong master who was able to dupe government officials as they had nothing else to believe in and were essentially living in a moral vacuum.
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10 Biggest Problems of Chinese Society

Like every country in the world, China has its fair share of problems. And now citizens have set down their greatest fears in a survey outlining the main problems facing Chinese society, as conducted by the  People’s Tribune–a magazine  founded by the state-run People’s Daily. People’s key concern was a lack of morals, with 55.3 of respondents flagging this as a worry. The survey referred to the example of a qi gong master who was able to dupe government officials as they had nothing else to believe in and were essentially living in a moral vacuum.

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Revised Law Could Spell Clearer Skies for China 

For urban residents of China, pollution is a daily reality. While the Chinese government tries to advertise the benefits of smog, many people complain about undrinkable tap water, ever-present litter, and illness from breathing polluted air. Spurned by Premier Li Keqiang declaring a “war on pollution,” as well as last winter’s devastating smog along the East coast, China is stepping up the fight for its environment.
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Revised Law Could Spell Clearer Skies for China 

For urban residents of China, pollution is a daily reality. While the Chinese government tries to advertise the benefits of smog, many people complain about undrinkable tap water, ever-present litter, and illness from breathing polluted air. Spurned by Premier Li Keqiang declaring a “war on pollution,” as well as last winter’s devastating smog along the East coast, China is stepping up the fight for its environment.

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