A local company under China Mobile was Sunday accused of attacking China Telecom’s network in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, after four of its employees were caught calling China Telecom network with more than 200 cellphones at the same time last Monday.
Local police confirmed that over 200 China Telecom 3G mobiles had been found in the car last Monday and that the phones had been running for at least one hour on average.
Xu Weijie, director of a local office of China Telecom in the city, said he caught the China Mobile staff making the calls when looking for a parking space at Wenzhou University.
"They were deliberately interrupting our signal. This is not the only time they have sought to interfere with our signal in densely populated areas," he told China Daily Sunday.
The China Mobile firm employees claimed they were testing the capacity of the China Telecom signal tower in the area as some customers had complained it was weak.
The emergence of the “ecocity” concept has been one of the most exciting trends in city design in recent years. As the idea gained traction and exposure, a string of ambitious ecocity projects were announced – intelligently designed ecological cities that would revolutionize the way we thought about the environments in which we dwell. However, one of the most famous and ambitious of these now seems doomed to forever remain on paper. What sank plans for China’s Dongtan ecocity?
The Idea: A Green Island off Shanghai
China is experiencing a massive migration from the countryside to cities; one projection sees 5 million new buildings being built in China over the next 20 years. With such an explosion of development on the horizon, some designers saw an opportunity to shape a sustainable design revolution from the ground up. Dongtan, a low-carbon city of half a million people on Chongming Island just off Shanghai, was supposed to be the opening shot of the revolution.
Here is how Arup, the company charged with coming up with the design for the city, described it back in 2005:
Dongtan will produce its own energy from wind, solar, bio-fuel and recycled city waste. Clean technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells will power public transport. A network of cycle and footpaths will help the city achieve close to zero vehicle emissions. Farmland within the Dongtan site will use organic farming methods to grow food.