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Down and out in the Middle Kingdom: Beijing is sinking

Beijing is one of the most water-stressed cities in the world, and research carried out using satellite interferometry shows one of the side-effects of that: the city is sinking. Not by a trivial amount, either: according to this open-access study in the journal Remote Sensing, the eastern part of the city is subsiding by 100 …
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Apple faces Beijing blackout for iPhone 6

Apple has lost a patent infringement lawsuit that could see the iPhone booted from China's capital. The Beijing Intellectual Property Office this week ruled that Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ripped off patented designs held by Chinese smartphone maker Shenzhen Baili, which flogs a handset called the 100C. Apple has appealed …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Jun 2016

Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list

Update: Cisco denies report China appears to have lopped Cisco and Apple from the list of vendors approved to sell to its government. A Reuters analysis of official data also says Intel, McAfee and Citrix were also lopped, and the total number of foreign tech suppliers on the list is down by one-third. Suppliers of imported security-related products …

China set to be buried under mountain of surplus robots, warns biz chap

China has been warned of an approaching robot bubble fuelled by Beijing's desire to massively overdevelop the internal automation market. Worried by sluggish growth and ominous warnings of an imminent slowdown, the Chinese state wants to build an army of robotic workers. It plans to create five robotics "champion" firms which …
Jasper Hamill, 30 Oct 2014
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Beijing's anti-smut crackdown catches 'Chinese Twitter' Weibo red-handed

Sina, the company that owns China’s über-popular Twitter-like service Weibo, has had two key licences withdrawn by Beijing in retaliation for allegedly allowing the publication of articles and videos containing pornographic content. A missive from the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications seen by Xinhua …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Apr 2014

Chinese government builds its own 'ChinaSo' search engine

The Chinese government is having another pop at the local search market after merging two previous failures into a new service, dubbed ChinaSo. The search engine has risen from the ashes of Jike, launched three years ago by Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily, and Panguso, which was launched by Xinhua in the same …

Smog-hit Beijing shows sunsets on a giant TV to remind people what the sun looks like

Pics Citizens of smog-choked Beijing can watch a sunset on a massive LED display in Tiananmen Square, which will remind them of what the sun and sky look like. Sunset being televised in Beijing's Tiananmen Square due to heavy pollution Tiananmen Square's virtual sunset ... a reminder of better days "I couldn't see the tall …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Jan 2014

China's 'Airpocalypse' forces pilots to learn BLIND landings in smog

China's air pollution is so bad, the country's Civil Aviation Administration has ordered all pilots of domestic flights to be trained in low-visibility landings. It's hoped this will defeat the smog that has lowered the on-time flight performance at Beijing Capital International Airport to 18 per cent – the "the worst record …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Dec 2013
Air pollution in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, in October 2013

Beijing's trainware busted by bustling commuter bunches

The German manufacturer of Beijing subway’s ticket barriers has been forced to fly out engineers to the Chinese capital to deal with problems caused by impatient commuters. An unnamed manager with the firm told the South China Morning Post that while European commuters wait for the person in front to pass through before …
Phil Muncaster, 14 Nov 2013

11m Chinese engulfed by 'Airpocalypse' at 4000% of safe pollution levels

Video A choking cloud of air pollution 4,000 per cent as dangerous as the World Health Organization's recommendation of daily airborne particulate exposure has virtually shut down one of northeastern China's most populous cities. Air pollution in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, in October 2013 No, it's not a …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Oct 2013
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Scalpers gouge China's fanbois for Genius Bar appointments

Chinese scalpers have found a new way to make a few extra yuan: book up all the Genius Bar slots in the nation’s Apple Stores then sell them on at a profit. Black market traders are snapping up time slots months in advance and then charging 10-40 yuan (£1-4) for each appointment on third party sites like the popular C2C …
Phil Muncaster, 31 Jul 2013
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Beijing fanboi in coma after iPhone 4 shock treatment

A 30-year old man has been in a coma in a Beijing hospital for over ten days after being electrocuted whilst charging his iPhone 4, the second such incident reported in China this week. Wu Jiantong is now breathing unassisted and undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatment in an effort to help his brain recover, according to …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Jul 2013

China's e-petitioners crash government site on first day

China’s attempts to drag its centuries old petitioning system into the 21st century left Beijing rather red-faced on Monday after a web site designed for the purpose unceremoniously crashed on its first day. The government agency which deals with petitions – the State Bureau for Letters and Calls – was subject to widespread …
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Boffins splash fluids on special soggy biscuits in anti-flood demo

Chinese boffins from Beijing’s "Silicon Valley" are showing off innovative anti-flood technology – bricks that actually let the water in. Rechsand Science and Technology Group demoed the soggy bricks at its base in Zhongguancun Science Park – home to big-name domestic tech firms Lenovo, Sina and Baidu as well as international …
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China and US argue over smog tweets

The Chinese government wants the United States to can a popular Twitter feed set up by its Beijing embassy to monitor air pollution in the crowded capital, after launching an indirect attack claiming such readings were illegal. The US embassy’s @BeijingAir account is followed by over 20,000 people on Twitter and provides …
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Google acting as a 'political tool', says China

China has issued a clear warning against Google's plans to grow its business in the People's Republic and labelled the company a "political tool" after hacking claims the company made against Beijing last week. Google claimed on 1 June that it had uncovered a sophisticated spear phishing attack on prominent US individuals …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Jun 2011
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Chinese iPad 2 fanboiz in frenzied fight

A favourite Apple strategy for creating fake media buzz around its products has backfired, with four people reportedly injured in a fight over iPad 2s at a Beijing Apple store. Cupertino loves the sight of its fanboiz queuing in the street for each and every new release, like Muscovites queuing for bread in the Soviet era, so …
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Google explains China Syndrome by advertising - on Google

Google is serving up an explanation of its China syndrome difficulties amongst its sponsored search results - but has apparently balked at the idea of pouring its marketing budget into Bing or Yahoo!'s pockets. Searchengineland spotted that users tapping 'Google China' into Google will see the usual slew of results, as well as …
Joe Fay, 21 Jan 2010

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