Series B-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement - Internet Technologies China Inc. and Dow Jones & Company Inc.


 
                 SERIES B-1 PREFERRED STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENT
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This Series B-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the 'Agreement') is entered
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into as of August 18, 1998 (the 'Effective Date'), by and between Internet
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Technologies China Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (the 'Company'), and Dow
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Jones & Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the 'Investor').  Charles Zhang
is a party to this Agreement for the sole purpose of making the representations
and warranties set forth in Section 4B hereof.

In consideration of the mutual promises, covenants and conditions hereinafter
set forth, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1.  DEFINITIONS.
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          1.1   Certain Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following
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terms shall have the following respective meanings:

          'Common Stock' shall mean the Company's Common Stock, $.01 par value.
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          'Proceeds' shall mean whatever is received when assets, whether
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tangible or intangible, are sold, changed, collected or otherwise disposed of,
both cash and non-cash, including the Proceeds of insurance payable by reason of
loss or damage to Proceeds.

          'Proprietary Assets' shall mean all patents, patent applications,
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trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, moral rights, maskworks,
trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information, compositions of matter,
formulas, designs, proprietary rights, know-how, processes, domain names and
URLs.

          1.2   Index of Other Defined Terms.  In addition to the terms defined
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above, the following terms shall have the respective meanings given thereto in
the sections indicated below:


           Defined Term                             Section
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           'Agreement'                             Preamble
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           'Bylaws'                                  4.12
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           'CERCLA'                                  4.22
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           'Certificate'                             2.1
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           'Closing'                                 3.1
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           'Code'                                    4.20
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           'Company'                               Preamble
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           'Confidential Information'                9.13
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           'Conversion Shares'                       4.2(c)
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           'Disclosing Party'                        9.13
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           'Effective Date'                        Preamble
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           'Financial Statements'                    4.16
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           'Hazardous Materials'                     4.22
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           'Investor'                              Preamble
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           'Non-Disclosing Party'                    9.13
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           'Disclosure Schedule'                     4
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           'SEC'                                     4.14
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           'Securities Act'                          4.5(b)
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           'Shares'                                  2.2
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2.  AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE AND SELL STOCK
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          2.1.   Authorization. As of the First Closing (as defined below), the
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Company will have authorized the issuance, pursuant to the terms and conditions
of this Agreement, of 67,659 shares of the Company's Series B-1 Convertible
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, ('Series B-1 Preferred') having the rights,
preferences, privileges and restrictions set forth in the Form of Amended and
Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company attached to this Agreement
as Exhibit A (the 'Certificate').
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          2.2.   Agreement to Purchase and Sell at the Closing. Subject to the
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terms and conditions hereof, on the date of the Closing, the Company will issue
and sell to the Investor, and the Investor agrees to purchase from the Company,
an aggregate of 67,659 shares of Series B-1 Preferred (the 'Shares') at a price
of $5.173 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $350,000.01 The purchase
price for the Shares shall be paid by wire transfer of funds to a designated
account of the Company, provided that wire transfer instructions are delivered
to the Investor at least one (1) business day prior to the Closing.


          2.3    Currency.  All monetary amounts set forth herein shall be in
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United States dollars.
                 
3.  CLOSING; DELIVERY.
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          3.1.   The Closing.  The purchase and sale of the Shares hereunder
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shall be held at the offices of Goulston & Storrs, P.C., on August 18, 1998, or
at such other time and place as the Company and the Investor may agree upon (the
'Closing').
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          3.2.   Delivery.  At the Closing the Company will deliver to the
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Investor a certificate representing the Shares against payment of the full
purchase price therefor by wire transfer.

4.  COMPANY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.  The Company hereby represents and
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warrants to the Investors that, except as set forth in the Disclosure Schedule
('Disclosure Schedule') attached to this Agreement as Exhibit B (which
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Disclosure Schedule shall be deemed to be representations and warranties to the
Investor), the statements in the following paragraphs of this Section 4 are all
true and correct:

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          4.1.   Organization, Good Standing and Qualification.   The Company is
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a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under, and
by virtue of, the laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate
power and authority to own its properties and assets and to carry on its
business as now conducted and as presently proposed to be conducted.  The
Company is qualified to do business as a foreign corporation in each
jurisdiction where failure to be so qualified would have a material adverse
effect on its financial condition, business, prospects or operations.

          4.2.   Capitalization.  Immediately before the Closing, the authorized
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capital stock of the Company will consist of the following:

                 (a)   Common Stock.  A total of 5,000,000 authorized shares of
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value ('Common Stock')) of which 712,719 shares are
issued and outstanding 478,281 shares are reserved for issuance upon conversion
of outstanding shares of Preferred Stock.

                 (b)   Preferred Stock.  A total of 722,000 authorized shares of
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Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value ('Preferred Stock'), of which 225,000 shares
are designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ('Series A Preferred'),
all of which are be outstanding, 400,000 shares are designated as Series B
Convertible Preferred Stock ('Series B Preferred), 347,299 shares of which are
issued or outstanding, and 96,656 shares are designated as Series B-1 Preferred,
none of which are issued and outstanding.

                 (c)   Options, Warrants, Reserved Shares. The Company has
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reserved 67,659 shares of its Common Stock for possible issuance upon the
conversion of shares of Series B-1 Preferred (the 'Conversion Shares'). Except
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as set forth in Section 4.2(d) of the Disclosure Schedule and except for (i) the
conversion privileges of the Series A Preferred and the Series B Preferred, (ii)
the conversion privileges of the Series B-1 Preferred to be issued hereunder and
one or more similar agreements, (iii) the 120,000 shares of Common Stock
reserved for issuance or to be reserved for issuance under the Company's stock
option plan, under which options to purchase 16,188 shares of Common Stock are
outstanding, and (iv) warrants to purchase 5,781 shares of Common Stock of the
Company, issued in connection with the Company's bridge financing in December
1997, there are no options, warrants, conversion privileges or other rights, or
agreements with respect to the issuance thereof, presently outstanding to
purchase any of the capital stock of the Company. Apart from the exceptions
noted in this Section 4.2, no shares (including the Shares and Conversion
Shares) of the Company's outstanding capital stock, or stock issuable upon
exercise or exchange of any outstanding options or other stock issuable by the
Company, are subject to any rights of first refusal or other rights to purchase
such stock (whether in favor of the Company or any other person), pursuant to
any agreement or commitment of the Company.

                 (d)   Outstanding Security Holders. Section 4.2(d) of the
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Disclosure Schedule sets forth a complete list of all outstanding shareholders,
option holders and other security holders of the Company as of the Effective
Date.

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          4.3.   Subsidiaries.   The Company owns all of the issued and
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outstanding stock of ITC Electronic Technology Beijing Co. Ltd., a company
organized under the laws of the People's Republic of China ('ITC China').  ITC
China is a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) authorized by the government
of China and has the government permits, approvals authorizations and licenses
necessary to engage in the business currently conducted and currently proposed
to be conducted by ITC China.  No other person or entity other than the Company
has any right to acquire any equity or other ownership interest of ITC China.
Except for the Company's ownership of ITC China, the Company does not presently
own or control, directly or indirectly, any interest in any other corporation,
partnership, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, or
other entity.

          4.4.   Due Authorization.   All corporate action on the part of the
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Company and ITC China, their officers, directors and shareholders necessary for
the authorization, execution and delivery of, and the performance of all
obligations of the Company under, this Agreement, and the authorization,
issuance, reservation for issuance and delivery of all of the Shares being sold
under this Agreement has been taken or will be taken before the Closing.  This
Agreement is a valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable in
accordance with its terms, subject, as to enforcement of remedies, to applicable
bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization and similar laws affecting
creditors' rights generally and to general equitable principles.  The Shares are
not subject to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal, except such as
have been waived.

          4.5.   Valid Issuance of Stock.
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                (a)  The Shares, when issued, sold and delivered in accordance
with the terms of this Agreement, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid
and nonassessable. The Conversion Shares have been duly and validly reserved for
issuance and, upon issuance in accordance with the terms of the Certificate,
will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

                (b)  The outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Company
and ITC China are duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and
such shares of such capital stock, and all outstanding stock, options and other
securities of the Company and ITC China have been issued in full compliance with
the registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'), and the registration and qualification
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requirements of all applicable state securities laws, or in compliance with
applicable exemptions therefrom, and all other provisions of applicable federal
and state securities laws, including, without limitation, anti-fraud provisions.

          4.6.   Liabilities.   Neither the Company nor ITC China has any
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indebtedness for borrowed money that the Company or ITC China has directly or
indirectly created, incurred, assumed, or guaranteed, or with respect to which
the Company or ITC China has otherwise become directly or indirectly liable.

          4.7.   Title to Properties and Assets.   Each of the Company and ITC
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China has good and marketable title to its properties and assets held in each
case subject to no mortgage,

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pledge, lien, encumbrance, security interest or charge of any kind. With respect
to the property and assets it leases, each of the Company and ITC China is in
compliance with such leases and, to the best of the Company's knowledge, each of
the Company and ITC China holds valid leasehold interests in such assets free of
any liens, encumbrances, security interests or claims of any party other than
the lessors of such property and assets.

          4.8.   Status of Proprietary Assets.
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                 (a)  Ownership. Each of the Company and ITC China has full
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title and ownership of, or has license to, all Proprietary Assets necessary to
enable it to carry on its business as now conducted and as presently proposed to
be conducted without any conflict with or infringement of the rights of others.
No third party has any ownership right, title, interest, claim in or lien on any
of the Company's or ITC China's Proprietary Assets and the Company and ITC China
have taken, and in the future will use their best efforts to take, all steps
reasonably necessary to preserve their respective legal rights in, and the
secrecy of, all its Proprietary Assets, except those for which disclosure is
required for legitimate business or legal reasons.

                 (b)  Licenses; Other Agreements. Neither the Company nor ITC
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China has granted, and there are not outstanding, any options, licenses or
agreements of any kind relating to any Proprietary Asset of the Company or ITC
China, nor is the Company or ITC China bound by or a party to any option,
license or agreement of any kind with respect to any of their respective
Proprietary Assets. Neither the Company nor ITC China is obligated to pay any
royalties or other payments to third parties with respect to the marketing,
sale, distribution, manufacture, license or use of any Proprietary Asset or any
other property or rights.

                (c)   No Infringement. To the knowledge of the Company, neither
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the Company nor ITC China has violated or infringed, and is not currently
violating or infringing, any Proprietary Asset of any other person or entity.
Neither the Company nor ITC China has received any communications alleging that
the Company or ITC China (or any of their respective employees or consultants)
has violated or infringed or, by conducting its business as proposed, would
violate or infringe, any Proprietary Asset of any other person or entity.

                (d)   No Breach by Employee. After due inquiry, neither the
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Company nor ITC China is aware that any employee or consultant of the Company or
ITC China is obligated under any agreement (including licenses, covenants or
commitments of any nature) or subject to any judgment, decree or order of any
court or administrative agency, or any other restriction that would interfere
with the use of his or her best efforts to carry out his or her duties for the
Company or ITC China or to promote the interests of the Company or ITC China or
that would conflict with the Company's or ITC China's business as proposed to be
conducted. The carrying on of each of the Company's and ITC China's business by
the employees and contractors of the Company and ITC China and the conduct of
the Company's and ITC China's business as presently proposed, will not, to the
best of the Company's knowledge, conflict with or result in a breach of the
terms, conditions or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any contract,
covenant or instrument under which any of such employees or contractors of the
Company or ITC China are now obligated. Neither the Company nor ITC China
believes it is or will be necessary to utilize any inventions of any employees
of the Company or ITC China (or

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persons the Company or ITC China currently intends to hire) made prior to their
employment by the Company or ITC China. To the Company's knowledge, at no time
during the conception of or reduction of any of the Company's or ITC China's
Proprietary Assets to practice was any developer, inventor or other contributor
to such patents operating under any grants from any governmental entity or
agency or private source, performing research sponsored by any governmental
entity or agency or private source or subject to any employment agreement or
invention assignment or nondisclosure agreement or other obligation with any
third party that could adversely affect the Company's or ITC China's rights in
such Proprietary Assets.

          4.9.   Material Contracts and Obligations. All agreements, contracts,
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leases, licenses, instruments, commitments (oral or written), indebtedness,
liabilities and other obligations to which the Company or ITC China is a party
or by which they are bound that (i) are material to the conduct and operations
of the businesses and properties of the Company or ITC China; (ii) involve any
of the officers, consultants, directors, employees or shareholders of the
Company or ITC China; or (iii) obligate the Company or ITC China to share,
license or develop any product or technology are listed in Section 4.9 of the
Disclosure Schedule and have been made available for inspection by the Investor.
For purposes of this Section 4.9, 'material' shall mean any agreement, contract,
indebtedness, liability or other obligation either: (i) having an aggregate
value, cost or amount in excess of $10,000 or (ii) not terminable upon thirty
days notice.

          4.10.  Litigation.   There is no action, suit, proceeding, claim,
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arbitration or investigation ('Action') pending (or, to the Company's knowledge,
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currently threatened) against the Company or ITC China, their activities,
properties or assets or, to the Company's knowledge, against any officer,
director or employee of the Company or ITC China in connection with such
officer's, director's or employee's relationship with, or actions taken on
behalf of the Company or ITC China.  To the Company's knowledge, there is no
factual or legal basis for any such Action that might result, individually or in
the aggregate, in any material adverse change in the business, properties,
assets, financial condition, affairs or prospects of the Company or ITC China.
By way of example but not by way of limitation, there are no Actions pending or,
to the Company's knowledge, threatened (or any basis therefor known to the
Company or ITC China) relating to the prior employment of any of the Company's
or ITC China's employees or consultants, their use in connection with the
Company's or ITC China's business of any information, technology or techniques
allegedly proprietary to any of their former employers, clients or other
parties, or their obligations under any agreements with prior employers, clients
or other parties.  Neither the Company nor ITC China is a party to or subject to
the provisions of any order, writ, injunction, judgment or decree of any court
or government agency or instrumentality and there is no Action by the Company or
ITC China currently pending or which the Company or ITC China intends to
initiate.

          4.11.  Governmental Consents.   All consents, approvals, orders,
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authorizations or registrations, qualifications, designations, declarations or
filings with any federal, state or local governmental authority on the part of
each of the Company and ITC China required in connection with the consummation
of the transactions contemplated herein shall have been obtained prior to and be
effective as of the First Closing.  Based in part on the representations of

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the Investor set forth in Section 5 below, the offer, sale and issuance of the
Shares in conformity with the terms of this Agreement are exempt from the
registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act.

          4.12.  Compliance with Other Instruments.   Neither the Company nor
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ITC China is in, nor will the conduct of their businesses as proposed to be
conducted result in, any violation, breach or default of any term of the
Company's Certificate or ITC China's charter or the Company's or ITC China's
bylaws (collectively, the 'Bylaws') or in any material respect of any term or
provision of any mortgage, indenture, contract, agreement or instrument to which
the Company or ITC China is a party or by which it may be bound, or of any
provision of any foreign or domestic state or federal judgment, decree, order,
statute, rule or regulation applicable to or binding upon the Company or ITC
China.  The execution, delivery and performance of and compliance with this
Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not
result in any such violation or default, or be in conflict with or constitute,
with or without the passage of time or the giving of notice or both, either a
default under the Company's Certificate or Bylaws or ITC China's charter or
Bylaws, or any agreement or contract of the Company or ITC China, or, to the
Company's knowledge, a violation of any statutes, laws, regulations or orders,
or an event which results in the creation of any lien, charge or encumbrance
upon any asset of the Company or ITC China.

          4.13.  Disclosure.   No representation or warranty by the Company in
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this Agreement or in any statement or certificate signed by any officer of the
Company or ITC China furnished or to be furnished to the Investors pursuant to
this Agreement contains or will contain any untrue statement of a material fact
or omits or will omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein
or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the
circumstances in which they are made, not misleading.

          4.14.  Registration Rights.   Except as provided in the Investor
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Rights Agreement and except for rights granted to the holders of the Series B
Preferred, neither the Company nor ITC China has granted or agreed to grant any
person or entity any rights (including piggyback registration rights) to have
any securities of the Company or ITC China registered with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC') or any other governmental authority.
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          4.15.  Insurance.   Each of the Company and ITC China have obtained,
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and will maintain, fire and casualty insurance policies with extended coverage,
sufficient in amount (subject to reasonable deductibles) to allow it to replace
any of its properties that might be damaged or destroyed.

          4.16.  Financial Statements.   The Company has supplied to the
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Investor (i) the audited balance sheet of the Company as at December 31, 1997
and the related audited statements of income, changes in stockholders' equity
and cash flow of the Company for the fiscal year then ended, accompanied by the
report thereon by Coopers & Lybrand CIEC, the Company's independent certified
public accountants (together with the related schedules and notes thereto, the
'Audited Financial Statements') and (ii) the unaudited balance sheet of the
Company as at May 31, 1998 and the related unaudited statements of income,
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stockholders' equity and cash flow of the Company for the quarter then ended
(the 'Interim Financial Statements') (the Audited Financial Statements and the
Interim Financial Statements are referred to herein collectively as the
'Financial Statements').

          The Financial Statements present fairly the financial condition of the
Company as of the respective dates thereof, and the income, changes in
stockholders' equity and cash flow of the Company for the year and period then
ended and have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted
accounting principles ('GAAP') applied consistently throughout the periods
involved, except that some or all footnotes required by GAAP for year-end
financial statements are not included in the Interim Financial Statements.
Other than as set forth in the Disclosure Schedule, neither the Company nor ITC
China has any material indebtedness or other material liability.

          4.17.  Certain Actions.   Since the date of the Interim Financial
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Statements, neither the Company nor ITC China has (a) declared or paid any
dividends, or authorized or made any distribution upon or with respect to any
class or series of its capital stock; (b) incurred any indebtedness for money
borrowed or incurred any other liabilities individually in excess of $10,000 or
in excess of $25,000 in the aggregate; (c) made any loans or advances to any
person, other than ordinary advances for travel expenses; (d) sold, exchanged or
otherwise disposed of any material assets or rights other than the sale of
inventory in the ordinary course of its business; or (e) entered into any
transactions with any of its officers, directors or employees or any entity
controlled by any of such individuals.

          4.18.  Activities Since Interim Financial Statement Date.   Since the
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date of the Interim Financial Statements, there has not been:

          (a)    any damage, destruction or loss, whether or not covered by
                 insurance, materially and adversely affecting the assets,
                 properties, financial condition, operating results, prospects
                 or business of the Company or ITC China (as presently conducted
                 and as presently proposed to be conducted);

          (b)    any waiver by the Company or ITC China of a valuable right or
                 of a material debt owed to it;

          (c)    any satisfaction or discharge of any lien, claim or encumbrance
                 or payment of any obligation by the Company or ITC China,
                 except such a satisfaction, discharge or payment made in the
                 ordinary course of business that is not material to the assets,
                 properties, financial condition, operating results or business
                 of the Company or ITC China;

          (d)    any material change or amendment to a material contract or
                 arrangement by which the Company or ITC China or any of their
                 assets or properties is bound or subject, except for changes or
                 amendments which are expressly provided for or disclosed in
                 this Agreement;

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          (e)    any material change in any compensation arrangement or
                 agreement with any present or prospective employee, contractor
                 or director not approved by the Company's or ITC China's Board
                 of Directors; or

          (f)    to the Company's knowledge, any other event or condition of any
                 character which would materially and adversely affect the
                 assets, properties, financial condition, operating results or
                 business of the Company or ITC China.

          4.19.  Tax Matters.   The Company has made sufficient provision for,
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and has adequate resources to pay, all accrued and unpaid federal, state,
provincial, foreign, county and local taxes of each of the Company and ITC
China, whether or not assessed or disputed as of the date hereof.  There have
been no examinations or audits of any tax returns or reports by any applicable
federal, state or local governmental agency.  Except as set forth in the
Disclosure Schedule, each of the Company and ITC China have duly filed all
federal, state, county and local tax returns required to have been filed by it
and paid all taxes shown to be due on such returns.  To the extent that any tax
returns have not been filed as reflected on the Disclosure Schedule, such
failure to file has not had and will not have any material adverse effect on the
Company or ITC China.  There are in effect no waivers of applicable statutes of
limitations with respect to taxes for any year.

          4.20.  Tax Elections.   Neither the Company nor ITC China has elected
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pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the 'Code'), to be
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treated as an 'S' corporation or a collapsible corporation pursuant to Section
341(f) or Section 1362(a) of the Code, nor has the Company or ITC China  made
any other elections pursuant to the Code (other than elections which relate
solely to matters of accounting, depreciation or amortization) which would have
a material affect on the Company or ITC China, their financial conditions, their
businesses as presently conducted or presently proposed to be conducted or any
of their properties or material assets.

          4.21.  Invention Assignment and Confidentiality Agreement.   The
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Company has caused each employee, officer, consultant and contractor of each of
the Company and ITC China to enter into and execute an agreement as to
assignment to the Company of inventions made during employment and the
confidentiality of proprietary information of the Company.

          4.22.  Environmental Matters.   During the period that each of the
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Company and ITC China has owned or leased its properties and facilities, (a)
there have been no disposals, releases or threatened releases of Hazardous
Materials (as defined below) on, from or under such properties or facilities,
(b) neither the Company nor ITC China, nor to the Company's knowledge any third
party, has used, generated, manufactured or stored on, under or about such
properties or facilities or transported to or from such properties or facilities
any Hazardous Materials.  Neither the Company nor ITC China has knowledge of any
presence, disposals, releases or threatened releases of Hazardous Materials on,
from or under any of such properties or facilities, which may have occurred
prior to the Company or ITC China having taken possession of any of such
properties or facilities.  For purposes of this Agreement, the terms 'disposal',
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'release', and 'threatened release' shall have the definitions assigned thereto
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by the Comprehensive

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Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C.
Section 9601 et seq., as amended ('CERCLA'). For the purposes of this Section,
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'Hazardous Materials' shall mean any hazardous or toxic substance, material or
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waste which is regulated under, or defined as a 'hazardous substance',
'pollutant', 'contaminant', 'toxic chemical', 'hazardous material', 'toxic
substance', or 'hazardous chemical' under (1) CERCLA; (2) the Emergency
 Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 11001 et
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seq.; (3) the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. Section 1801, et
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seq.; (4) the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq.; (5)
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the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. Section 651 et seq.;
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(6) regulations promulgated under any of the above statutes; or (7) any
applicable state or local statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation that has a
scope or purpose similar to those statutes identified above.

          4.23.  Interested Party Transactions.   To the knowledge of the
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Company, no officer or director of the Company or ITC China or any 'affiliate'
or 'associate' (as those terms are defined in Rule 405 promulgated under the
Securities Act) of any such person has had, either directly or indirectly, a
material interest in:  (i) any person or entity which purchases from or sells,
licenses or furnishes to the Company or ITC China any goods, property,
technology, intellectual or other property rights or services; or (ii) any
contract or agreement to which the Company or ITC China is a party or by which
it may be bound or affected, except that Dr. Shelley Harrison, a director of the
Company, is a major stockholder of a company that shares office space and
expenses with ITC China in Shanghai, China.

          4.24.  Stock Restriction Agreements.   Each person who, pursuant to
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any benefit, bonus or incentive plan of the Company or ITC China, holds any
currently outstanding shares of Common Stock or other securities of either the
Company or ITC China or any option, warrant or right to acquire such shares or
other securities, has entered into or is otherwise bound by, an agreement
granting the Company or ITC China (i) the right to repurchase the shares for the
original purchase price, or to cancel the option, warrant or right, in the event
the holder's employment or services with the Company or ITC China terminate for
any reason, subject to release of such repurchase or cancellation right on terms
and conditions specified by the Board of Directors of the Company, and (ii) a
right of first refusal with respect to all such shares, except that there are no
restrictions imposed upon shares underlying options granted to Edward B. Roberts
and Andrew Mason.  Each of the Company and ITC China has furnished to each
Investor true and complete copies of the forms of all such stock restriction
agreements.

     4B.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF CHARLES ZHANG.   Charles Zhang
          -----------------------------------------------                 
represents and warrants to the Investors as follows:

          4B.1  Conflicting Agreements. He is not, as a result of the nature of
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the business conducted or proposed to be conducted by the Company or for any
other reason, in violation of (i) any fiduciary or confidential relationship,
(ii) any term of any contract or covenant (either with the Company or with
another entity) relating to employment, patents, proprietary information
disclosure, non-competition or non-solicitation, or (iii) any other contract or
agreement, or any judgment, decree or order of any court or administrative
agency relating to or affecting the right of Mr. Zhang to be employed by the
Company. No such relationship, term, judgment, decree, or order conflicts with
Mr. Zhang obligations to use his best efforts to promote the interests of the

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Company nor does the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the
transactions contemplated hereby, nor the carrying on of the Company's business
as an officer or key employee of the Company, conflict with any such
relationship, term, judgment, decree or order.

          4B.2  Litigation. There is no action, suit or proceeding, or
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governmental inquiry or investigation, pending or, to the best of Mr. Zhang 's
knowledge, threatened against Mr. Zhang and, to the best of his knowledge, there
is no basis for any such action, suit, proceeding, or governmental inquiry or
investigation.

          4B.3  Stockholder Agreements. Except as contemplated by or disclosed
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in this Agreement, Mr. Zhang is not a party to and has no knowledge of any
agreements, written or oral, relating to the acquisition, disposition,
registration under the Securities Act, or voting of the capital stock of the
Company.

     5.   REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE INVESTOR.   The Investor
          ----------------------------------------------                
represents and warrants to the Company as follows:

          5.1.   Authorization.   This Agreement when executed and delivered by
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the Investor will constitute a valid and legally binding obligation of the
Investor, subject, as to enforcement of remedies, to applicable bankruptcy,
insolvency, moratorium, reorganization and similar laws affecting creditors'
rights generally and to general equitable principles.

          5.2.   Investigation; Economic Risk.   The Investor acknowledges that
                 ----------------------------                                  
it is an 'accredited investor' within the meaning that term as defined in Rule
50l(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act (meaning that, in the case of a
corporation, it either has total assets in excess of $5,000,000 and was not
formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Shares, or each of its equity
owners are 'accredited investors').  The Investor's address is 200 Liberty
Street, New York, New York 10281, which represents its state of domicile, upon
which the Company may rely for the purpose of complying with applicable state
'Blue Sky' laws.  The Investor acknowledges that it has had an opportunity to
discuss the business, affairs and current prospects of the Company with its
officers.  The Investor further acknowledges having had access to information
about the Company that it has requested.  The Investor acknowledges that it is
able to fend for itself in the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and
has the ability to bear the economic risks of its investment pursuant to this
Agreement.

          5.3.   Purchase for Own Account. The Shares and the Conversion Shares
                 -----------------------   
will be acquired for the Investor's own account, not as a nominee or agent, and
not with a view to or in connection with the sale or distribution of any part
thereof.

          5.4.   Exempt from Registration; Restricted Securities.   The Investor
                 -----------------------------------------------                
understands that the Shares and the Conversion Shares will not be registered
under the Securities Act, on the ground that the sale provided for in this
Agreement is exempt from registration under of the Securities Act, and that the
reliance of the Company on such exemption is predicated in part on the
Investor's representations set forth in this Agreement.  The Investor
understands that the Shares and the Conversion Shares being purchased hereunder
are restricted securities within the meaning of Rule 144 under the Securities
Act; that the Shares and the Conversion Shares

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are not registered and must be held indefinitely unless they are subsequently
registered or an exemption from such registration is available.

          5.5.   Restrictive Legends.   It is understood that each certificate
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representing (a) the Shares, (b) the Conversion Shares, and (c) any other
securities issued in respect of the any of the foregoing upon any stock split,
stock dividend, recapitalization, merger or similar event shall be stamped or
otherwise imprinted with a legend substantially in the following form:

   THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE
   SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE 'ACT'), OR UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS
   OF CERTAIN STATES.  THESE SECURITIES ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON
   TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED OR RESOLD EXCEPT AS
   PERMITTED UNDER THE ACT AND THE APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, PURSUANT TO
   REGISTRATION OR EXEMPTION THEREFROM. THE ISSUER OF THESE SECURITIES MAY
   REQUIRE AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY
   TO THE ISSUER TO THE EFFECT THAT ANY PROPOSED TRANSFER OR RESALE IS IN
   COMPLIANCE WITH THE ACT AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

          5.6    Removal of Restrictive Legend. The legend set forth above shall
                 -----------------------------                             
be removed by the Company from any certificate evidencing Shares or Conversion
Shares upon delivery to the Company of an opinion of counsel, reasonably
satisfactory to the Company, that a registration statement under the Securities
Act is at that time in effect with respect to the legended security or that such
security can be freely transferred in a public sale without such a registration
statement being in effect and that such transfer will not jeopardize the
exemption or exemptions from registration pursuant to which the Company issued
the Shares or Conversion Shares.

     6.   COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY.  The Company covenants to the Investor as
          ------------------------                                           
follows:

          6.1    Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the Proceeds from the
                 ---------------                                           
sale of the Shares for business expansion, capital expenditures and general
working capital.

          6.2    Vesting.  Any Common Stock or other securities of the Company
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issued after the Closing to employees, directors and consultants of the Company
pursuant to any benefit, bonus or incentive plan of the Company shall be subject
to customary vesting provisions over a period of four (4) years (other than
Common Stock issued pursuant to the exercise of options held by Edward Roberts
and Andrew Mason as of the date hereof), and a minimum of 50% of the shares
issued to Charles Zhang shall be subject to four (4) years of customary vesting
and repurchase provisions at the original issue price.

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     7.   CONDITIONS TO THE INVESTOR'S OBLIGATIONS AT THE CLOSING. The
          --------------------------------------------------------    
obligation of the Investor to purchase the Shares at the Closing is subject to
the fulfillment, to the satisfaction the Investor, on or before the Closing, of
the following conditions:

          7.1. Representations and Warranties Correct.  The representations and
               --------------------------------------                          
warranties made by the Company in Section 4 hereof shall be true and correct (i)
when made and (ii) as of the date of the Closing.  Such representations and
warranties shall have the same force and effect as if made on and as of such
date, subject to changes contemplated by this Agreement.

          7.2. Performance of Obligations.  The Company shall have performed and
               --------------------------                                       
complied with all agreements, obligations and conditions contained in this
Agreement that are required to be performed or complied with by it on or before
the Closing and the Company shall have obtained all approvals, consents and
qualifications necessary to complete the purchase and sale described herein.

          7.3. Proceedings and Documents.  All corporate and other proceedings
               -------------------------                                      
in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and all documents and
instruments incident to such transactions shall be satisfactory in substance and
form to the Investor, and the Investor shall have received all such counterpart
originals or certified or other copies of such documents as it may reasonably
request.

          7.4. Consents and Waivers.  The Company shall have obtained any and
               --------------------                                          
all consents and waivers necessary or appropriate for consummation of the
transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

          7.5. Compliance Certificate.  At the Closing, the Company shall
               ----------------------                                    
deliver to the Investor a certificate, dated as of the Closing, signed by the
Company's President certifying that the conditions specified in Paragraphs 7.1
and 7.2 have been fulfilled.

          7.6. Securities Laws.  The offer and sale of the Shares to the
               ---------------                                          
Investors pursuant to this Agreement shall be exempt from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and the registration and/or qualification
requirements of all applicable state securities laws.

          7.7. Amendment to Certificate. The Certificate shall have been duly
               ------------------------                                      
adopted by the Company by all necessary corporate action of its Board of
Directors and shareholders and shall have been duly filed with and accepted by
the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.

          7.8. Opinion of Company's Counsel. At the Closing, the Investor shall
               ----------------------------                                    
have received from counsel to the Company an opinion addressed to the Investor,
dated the date of the Closing, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to
the Investor.

     8.   CONDITIONS TO COMPANY'S OBLIGATIONS AT THE CLOSINGS. The obligations
          ---------------------------------------------------                 
of the Company under this Agreement are subject to the fulfillment, on or before
the Closing, of the following conditions:

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          8.1. Representations and Warranties. The representations and
               ------------------------------                         
warranties of the Investor contained in Section 5 hereof shall be true as of the
Closing.

          8.2. Payment of Purchase Price.  The Investor shall have delivered to
               -------------------------                                       
the Company the purchase price in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.

          8.3. Certificate Effective. The Certificate shall have been duly
               ---------------------                                      
adopted by the Company by all necessary corporate action of its Board of
Directors and shareholders, and shall have been duly filed with and accepted by
the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.

          8.4. Securities Exemptions. The offer and sale of the Shares to the
               ---------------------                                         
Investor pursuant to this Agreement shall be exempt from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act, and the requirements of all applicable state
securities laws.

     9.   MISCELLANEOUS.
          ------------- 

          9.1. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed in all respects
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by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to provisions regarding
choice of laws.

          9.2. Survival. The representations, warranties, covenants and
               --------                                                
agreements made herein shall survive any investigation made by any party hereto
and the closing of all the transactions contemplated hereby.

          9.3. Successors and Assigns.  Except as otherwise expressly provided
               ----------------------                                         
herein, the provisions hereof shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding
upon, the successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators of the
parties hereto whose rights or obligations hereunder are affected by such
amendments.  This Agreement and the rights and obligations therein may not be
assigned by the Investor without the written consent of the Company except to a
parent corporation, a subsidiary or an affiliate.  This Agreement and the rights
and obligations herein may not be assigned by the Company without the written
consent of the Investor.

          9.4. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the exhibits hereto which
               ----------------                                              
are hereby expressly incorporated herein by this reference constitute the entire
understanding and agreement between the parties with regard to the subjects
hereof and thereof; provided, however, that nothing in this Agreement shall be
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deemed to terminate or supersede the provisions of any confidentiality and
nondisclosure agreements executed by the parties hereto prior to the date
hereof, which agreements shall continue in full force and effect until
terminated in accordance with their respective terms.

          9.5. Notices. Except as may be otherwise provided herein, all notices,
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requests, waivers and other communications made pursuant to this Agreement shall
be in writing and shall be conclusively deemed to have been duly given (a) when
hand delivered to the other party; (b) when received when sent by facsimile at
the address and number set forth below; (c) for notices between parties both of
which are located in the United States, three business days after deposit in the
U.S. mail with first class or certified mail return receipt requested postage
prepaid and addressed to the other party as set forth below; or (d) when
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overnight delivery service, postage prepaid, addressed to the parties as set
forth below, provided that the sending party receives a confirmation of delivery
from the delivery service provider. Each person making a communication hereunder
by facsimile shall promptly confirm by telephone to the person to whom such
communication was addressed each communication made by it by facsimile pursuant
hereto but the absence of such confirmation shall not affect the validity of any
such communication. A party may change or supplement the addresses given below,
or designate additional addresses, for purposes of this Section 9.5 by giving
the other party written notice of the new address in the manner set forth above.

          If to the Company:

          Internet Technologies China Incorporated
          7 Jianguomen Nei Avenue
          Bright China Chang An Building
          Tower 2 Room 519
          Beijing, China  100005
          Phone: 011 8610 6510 2165
          Fax: 011 8610 6510 2159

          with a copy to:

          Goulston & Storrs, P.C.
          400 Atlantic Avenue
          Boston, MA 02110
          Attn: Timothy B. Bancroft
          Phone: (617) 574-3511
          Fax: (617) 574-4112

          If to the Investor:

          Kummell Investments Limited
          Suite 922C, Europort
          Gibralter
          Fax Number 350-736-25
 
          with a copy to:

 
          9.6. Amendments and Waivers. Any term of this Agreement may be amended
               ----------------------                                           
only with the written consent of the Company and the Investor.

          9.7. Delays or Omissions.  No delay or omission to exercise any right,
               -------------------                                              
power or remedy accruing to the Company or to the Investor, upon any breach or
default of any party hereto under this Agreement, shall impair any such right,
power or remedy of the Company, or 

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the Investor nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or
default, or an acquiescence therein, or of any similar breach of default
thereafter occurring; nor shall any waiver of any other breach or default
theretofore or thereafter occurring. Any waiver, permit, consent or approval of
any kind or character on the part of the Company or the Investor of any breach
of default under this Agreement or any waiver on the part of the Company or the
Investor of any provisions or conditions of this Agreement, must be in writing
and shall be effective only to the extent specifically set forth in such
writing. All remedies, either under this Agreement, or by law or otherwise
afforded to the Company or the Investor shall be cumulative and not alternative.

          9.8.   Legal Fees. In the event of any action at law, suit in equity
                 ----------          
or arbitration proceeding in relation to this Agreement or any Shares or other
securities of the Company issued or to be issued, the prevailing party, shall be
paid by the other party a reasonable sum for attorney's fees and expenses for
such prevailing party.

          9.9.   Finder's Fees. Each party (a) represents and warrants to the
                 -------------                                               
other party hereto that it has retained no finder or broker in connection with
the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and (b) hereby agrees to
indemnify and to hold harmless the other party hereto from and against any
liability for any commission or compensation in the nature of a finder's fee of
any broker or other person or firm (and the costs and expenses of defending
against such liability or asserted liability) for which the indemnifying party
or any of its employees or representatives are responsible.

          9.10.  Titles and Subtitles. The titles of the paragraphs and
                 --------------------                                  
subparagraphs of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are
not to be considered in construing this Agreement.

          9.11.  Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of
                 ------------                                                 
counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but all of which together
shall constitute one instrument.

          9.12.  Severability. Should any provision of this Agreement be
                 ------------                                           
determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect
the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

          9.13   Protection of Confidential Information.  Confidential or
                 --------------------------------------                  
proprietary information disclosed by either party under this Agreement, as well
as the terms of this Agreement and each Investor's investment in the Company,
shall be considered confidential information (the 'Confidential Information')
and shall not be disclosed by the Company or any other party to this Agreement
to any third party, subject to Section 9.14 below.  Each party shall immediately
notify the other parties of any information that comes to its attention which
might indicate that there has been a loss of confidentiality with respect to the
Confidential Information.  In the event that the Company or any other party
becomes legally compelled (by statute or regulation or by oral questions,
interrogatories, request for information or documents, subpoena, criminal or
civil investigative demand or similar process, including without limitation, in
connection with any public or private offering of the Company's capital stock)
to disclose any of 

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the Confidential Information, such party (the 'Disclosing Party') shall provide
the other party (the 'Non-Disclosing Party') with prompt written notice of that
fact so that the appropriate party may seek (with the cooperation and reasonable
efforts of the other parties) a protective order, confidential treatment or
other appropriate remedy. In such event, the Disclosing Party shall furnish only
that portion of the Confidential Information which is legally required and shall
exercise reasonable efforts to obtain reliable assurance that confidential
treatment will be accorded the Confidential Information to the extent reasonably
requested by the Non-Disclosing Party. The provisions of this Section 9.13 shall
be in addition to, and not in substitution for, the provisions of any separate
nondisclosure agreement executed by the parties hereto with respect to the
transaction contemplated hereby.

          9.14 Disclosure of Terms; Press Releases.  Notwithstanding the
               -----------------------------------                      
provisions of Section 9.13 above, from and after the Closing, the Company may
disclose the existence of this Agreement and the terms hereof, as well as the
Investor's investment in the Company solely to the Company's investors,
investment bankers, lenders, accountants, legal counsel, business partners, and
bona fide prospective investors, employees, lenders and business partners, in
each case only where such persons or entities are under appropriate
nondisclosure obligations.  In addition, the Company may disclose the fact that
the Investor is an investor in the Company to third parties without the
requirement of nondisclosure obligations.  Within sixty (60) days of the
Closing, the Company may issue a press release disclosing that the Investor has
invested in the Company; provided that the release does not disclose the amount
or other specific terms of the investment and is approved in advance in writing
by the Investor.  The Investor, at its sole discretion, may provide an executive
quote or other material regarding its investment in the Company.  No other
announcement regarding the Investor's investment in the Company in a press
conference, in any professional or trade publication, in any marketing materials
or otherwise to the general public may be made without the prior written consent
of the Investor, which consent may be withheld at the sole discretion of the
Investor.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Investor may disclose its
investment in the Company and the terms thereof to third parties or to the
public at its discretion, and the Company shall have the right to disclose to
third parties any such information disclosed by the Investor in a press release
or other public announcement.  If the Company or the Investor determines that
any disclosure not otherwise authorized by this Agreement is required by law or
regulation, then the provisions of Section 9.13 regarding disclosure of
Confidential Information by a Disclosing Party shall govern.

          9.15 Dispute Resolution.  The parties agree to negotiate in good faith
               ------------------                                               
to resolve any dispute between them regarding this Agreement. If the
negotiations do not resolve the dispute to the reasonable satisfaction of both
parties, then each party shall nominate one senior officer of the rank of Vice
President or higher as its representative. These representatives shall, within
thirty (30) days of a written request by either party to call such a meeting,
meet in person and alone (except for one assistant for each party) and shall
attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute. If the disputes cannot be resolved
by such senior managers in such meeting, the parties agree that they shall, if
requested in writing by either party, meet within thirty (30) days after such
written notification for one day with an impartial mediator and consider dispute
resolution alternatives other than litigation.  If an alternative method of
dispute resolution is not agreed upon 

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within thirty (30) days after the one day mediation, either party may begin
litigation proceedings. This procedure shall be a prerequisite before taking any
additional action hereunder.

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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of
the day and year herein above first written.



THE COMPANY:                                  INVESTOR:

INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES CHINA INCORPORATED      DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC.

By:______________________________             By:______________________________
   Name:                                         Name:
   Title:                                        Title:

CHARLES ZHANG:

Executed solely for the purpose of making 
the representations and warranties set
forth in Section 4B hereof:

 
________________________________
Charles C.Y. Zhang



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