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From Agence France Press

"In Qinghai province, which borders Tibet in western China, branches of the People's Bank of China encountered breakdowns in their internal and interbank email systems, said Chen Jing, director general of the People's Bank of China's department of technology"

"Taxi meters in Jiangsu province in eastern China blanked out, forcing drivers and passengers to do calculations by hand, he said"

-- Steve Davis (Columbia, MD) (, January 06, 2000


(This article mentions China)

December 31, 1999

The Taipei Times, Taiwan

Local tech firms ready for the bug


By Simon Burns and Stuart Young, STAFF REPORTERS


Another major worry for Taiwan's high-tech sector is the fate of China, where hundreds of manufacturers have invested in factories in recent years. An official of China's Y2K department said recently that power failures were expected despite official statements to the contrary.

"It's possible, but they will be very limited," he said.

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-- Lee Maloney (, February 23, 2000.

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