Media history of China

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A timeline of China's media-related history since World War II, including computer hardware, software development, the history of the Internet, telecommunications, etc.

1956

1958

1960

  • The first computer technical conference was held in Shanghai.

1964

  • Completed make first generation of electronic tube computer (the computers were not actually made from tubes)

1965

1966

  • A computer made in China (DJS-5) was sent abroad (to Japan) and exhibited to a foreign public for the first time.

1973

  • The third generation of middle or small-scale integrated circuit computer (1973–1980).
  • The first large-scale integrated circuit computers, DJS-11 (or 150) and 655 (or TQ-6) went into operation.

1974

1976

  • Cangjie method: A system by which Chinese characters may be entered into the computer was invented by Chu Bong-Foo (朱邦復, pinyin: Zhū Bāngfù)

1977

1979

  • The first national conference on computer applications was held.
  • Powerful large scale computers and supercomputers were developed and manufactured and put to good use. Includes the Model 757 large-scale computer rated at 10 Mflops.
  • GB2312 Code of Chinese Graphic Character Set for Information Interchange-Primary Set. It contains 7445 graphic symbols, including 202 common symbols, 60 serial numbers, 22 digits, 52 Latin letters, 169 Japanese Katakana, 48 Greece letters, 66 Russian letters, 26 Chinese phonetic symbols, 37 Chinese phonetic alphabet and 6763 simplified Chinese characters. It could be used character communication systems.

1982

  • The Shanghai Bureau of Education chose 8 elementary students and 8 middle-school students from each area, and gave them very basic computer training. This is the first experiment using a computer in Children's education.

1984

1987

  • In September, China sent out first email: "Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world."

1988

1990

1994

1995

1996

1997