Nature News cites an EU report that finds that the real value of a Chinese scientist’s wages is the lowest among the 38 countries surveyed. Yes, Chinese scientists make even less than Indian scientists. (h/t to Global Voices )
CNNIC announces that China now has 72.82 million blogs and 47 million bloggers. That’s one quarter of all Chinese netizens.
The Little Red Blog bets against Baidu and roots for Google in the year 2008.
Washington Post asks if China is now experiencing a tech boom or bubble in a story that begins with Gary Wang of Shanghai-based Tudou, which is “flush with $30 million in venture capital” but hasn’t managed to make a profit yet. (His business partner, by the way, became a father yesterday. Congrats, Marc!)
Xinhua reports that “internet love” is big among university students. 90 percent of Chinese university students regard it as an “effective way to satisfy their emotional needs”.