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WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China’s New Wave of Internet Censorship

Facebook is desperate to do business in China, but authorities in the country are increasingly comfortable with shutting out foreign companies and tightening restrictions on internet communications. On Tuesday, Facebook’s only major product that is still permitted by authorities fell victim to the “Great Firewall” and all signs indicate that we’re entering a new age of censorship. Read More >>

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Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Winnie the Pooh

There's trouble for Pooh in the 2.37 billion acre brownfield industrial wood that is China, as authorities have launched a fresh clampdown on sharing of images of the bear on social media. Read More >>

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Scientists ‘Teleport’ a Particle Hundreds of Miles–But What Does That Mean?

Humanity is advancing rapidly towards a place where the news sounds an awful lot like science fiction. In fact, yesterday, Chinese scientists reported that they “teleported” a photon over hundreds of miles using a “quantum satellite.” But this isn’t Star Trek. It’s the real world. Read More >>

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China Sealed Four Students in a Moon Lab to See if We’ll Lose Our Shit in Space

On Sunday, four Chinese volunteers were sealed into a 1,720-square-foot lab where they are supposed to remain for the next six and a half months. The experiment is one of the latest steps in China’s plan to put astronauts on the moon by 2036. Read More >>

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Things Just Keep Getting Worse For China’s Fallen Tech Upstart LeEco

LeEco’s dream of breaking into the US market and competing against Apple is now farther from reality than ever before. The Chinese tech firm’s American operation has had a difficult year with missed payrolls, disappearing employees, and overall poor sales. But the latest development in LeEco’s financial woes is sure to make things go from bad to worse. Read More >>

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Hackers Created Fake News Sites in Attempt to Phish Reporters Covering China 

Researchers at Citizen Lab have unearthed a broad campaign aimed at infiltrating Chinese language news sites after discovering a phishing campaign targeting journalists at the US-based China Digital Times. Read More >>

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US Considers Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence a National Security Threat

The US Department of Defense is struggling to get its arms around all of the new security issues that have come with our current technological explosion. One unexpected consideration on the table is placing stricter limitations on investment capital from China flowing into American companies that are working on artificial intelligence. Read More >>

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China Is Racing Ahead in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

On Friday, a team of Chinese scientists used the cutting-edge gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time in history, injecting a cancer patient with modified human genes in hopes of vanquishing the disease. Read More >>

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Europe Wants China to Pay for a Moon Base

The European Space Agency is in talks with Chinese space authorities about exciting things they might be able to do together in the future with all that money China has from selling us t-shirts and phones, and top of the list is one of sci-fi's longest running themes -- a permanent base on the moon. Read More >>

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LeEco, China’s Rising Tech Star, Can’t Catch a Break

A year ago, Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, often known as “the Netflix of China,” was flying high. By many measures, the quickly growing company appeared poised to becomes a global consumer electronics powerhouse. How quickly things have changed course. Read More >>

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We’re Selling Some Stuff to China!

A new trade route has opened up between the UK and China, with a cargo train set to leave Stanford-le-Hope today to start on a staggering 7,500 mile overland journey to Yiwu in the Zhejiang province of China. Read More >>

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Drought-Stricken Chinese City Proposes Mega Pipeline to Pump Water From Siberia

The northwest Chinese city of Lanzhou has a serious water shortage problem. To address the issue, its urban planners have sketched out an ambitious plan to deliver water from Siberia’s Lake Baikal to the city along a 1,000-mile-long pipeline. Getting approval for the project will be a monumental challenge, but it may be a sign of things to come for other water-poor regions of the world. Read More >>

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Bitcoin Is Now Worth More Than Gold

Last night, for the first time, the value of Bitcoin was higher than gold: $1,268 (about £1036) for one Bitcoin vs $1,233 (about £1,008) for a troy ounce of gold when the markets closed. Read More >>

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Watch an Ambush of Tigers Rip a Drone Out of the Sky and Then Eat It

A group of tigers is called an “ambush” for a reason. When these massive cats get together and decide to catch some prey, they’re simply vicious. A quadcopter learned this the hard way at a Siberian tiger enclosure in China’s Heilongjiang Province. Not only did the beasts swipe the drone out of the sky—they took a few bites of the poor gadget. Read More >>