Month: December 2009

  • Pleco dictionary for iPhone OS drops with free version

    More than a year and a half ago, I wrote about rumors that the undisputed master of portable Chinese–English dictionary software was considering a version for iPhone OS. Earlier this month, Pleco finally released its iPhone version (iTunes link), with a free basic version and free upgrades for customers who purchased Windows Mobile and Palm…

  • Young Japanese bureaucrats on China: Friend or Opportunity

    This is a blind item based on something a classmate in a Japanese ministry said. But it’s an interesting thought. For young Japanese bureaucrats on the security side, China is a potential threat. For young bureaucrats on the economic side, China is a potential friend, its growing economy an opportunity.