Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chinese ROHS

2/27/2007, Extreme Networks today announced that their products have achieved compliance with China's new environmental regulation, scheduled to take effect March 1, 2007. Extreme Networks® complete portfolio of networking solutions, including its award-winning BlackDiamond® and Summit® Ethernet switching platforms, manufactured on or after March 1, 2007, will be compliant withthis regulation.
China RoHS legislation, issued by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (MII), requires the labeling of Electronic Information Products with a China-compliant graphic and date of manufacture, declaring and documenting the hazardous material content of our products for six specific chemicals, and the labeling of outer packaging with appropriate recycling symbols.
The real name of the so called China ROHS is "Method on pollution controlling of Electronic information products". Accroding to this method, all products without hazardous material will have a gree e label, and those products with hazardoous material will have a orange warning label. Basicly, all hazardous material that EU ROHS regulation doesn't allow to use is limited in China ROHS regulation.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Where is Chinese Vivene Reding?

2/26/2007, According to local newspaper, before Chinese new year, the only two fixed line carriers in mainland China, China Telecom and China Netcom agreed to enter a "stop competiting" agreement. Both companies promise that they will not make new investment in other side's territory. That means China Telecom will not develope new business in northern China, and China Netcom will not build new fixed line in Southern China.
Since the old China Telecom was seperated into new China Telecom and China Netcom in year 2004, both carriers try to enter the other side's market. But because China does not have a local access network open policy, both carriers faced great difficulty to have success on this. What they only can do is make price war. Finally, China Telecom and China Netcom do not want to play this game again. They want a truce agreement.
If I am an emaploee of China Telecom or China Netcom, maybe I will think this kind of agreeement is very reasonable. But as an observer, I find this agreement isn't suitable, just because it stops the competition. China can not always have one or two monopolized carriers on basic telecom market, Chinese customer hope to have more benefits from competition.
With long time monopoly experience, Chinese state-hold carriers always want to continue their monopoly. And Chinese government is always short-sighted and they don't have any effective method to stop this kind of monopoly. Maybe we want to ask: Where is Chinese Vivene Reding?