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AWS sells local Chinese infrastructure to local partner Sinnet

Amazon Web Services has sold some of its infrastructure in China. Financial newswires report that AWS' local partner, Beijing Sinnet, has acquired Amazon's local operations for about US$300m, with news of the deal appearing as a filing on the Shenzen Stock Exchange on Monday. An early version of this story reported an …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Nov 2017
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Qualcomm touts deal with Chinese giants to really consider using $12bn of its chips

Qualcomm says it has struck a deal, of sorts, with four major smartphone vendors in China that could possibly be worth $12bn. Emphasis on the "possibly". The chip designer says the non-binding 'memorandum of understanding' agreements will bring Xiaomi, Guangdong OPPO, and Vivo Communications to the table in an attempt to …
Shaun Nichols, 10 Nov 2017
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Chinese whispers: China shows off magnetic propulsion engine for ultra-silent subs, ships

The Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China this week reported the first successful test of a magnetohydrodynamic drive that could let ships and submarines sneak around almost totally silently. The system, built by the imaginatively named state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, was …
Iain Thomson, 27 Oct 2017
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Apple Cook roasted for Chinese app takeaway

A pair of senior US Senators are calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for what they call "enabling the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance of the internet." Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-Zodiac) said this week they are concerned about how quickly Apple caved to demands from the Chinese government to …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Oct 2017
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Like Uber, for socialism: Chinese leader calls for more use of AI, big data and sharing economy

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has outlined the nation's technological ambitions in his opening address to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The Congress is staged every five years and commences with an address from the leader, in which he (always he, so far) outlines past accomplishments, gives …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Oct 2017

Mom, mom! Make China stopppp! US govt gripes about Beijing's internet censorship to WTO

The United States government is attempting to limit extraordinary online censorship efforts by China, complaining to the World Trade Organization that such measures will damage global trade. The Chinese government passed a new cyber security law in November 2016 that took effect this June, which the authorities have been …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Sep 2017

China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

China has ordered all Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges to cease trading by the end of Friday, causing a massive drop in its value worldwide. According to leaked documents and a series of statements from those running the local exchanges, China's regulators have told the exchanges verbally that they do not have a license to …
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Sep 2017

我的天啊! China gives Weibo users a week to use their real names

China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, has warned its 340 million users they have until next Friday to verify their accounts using their real names. The company posted an official announcement Friday with a deadline of September 15, but didn't state what would happen to accounts that weren't verified. The service has been …
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China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison

A Chinese man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for helping his fellow citizens drill through the Great Firewall with virtual private networks. Guangdong province-dwelling 26-year-old Deng Jiewei started offering the VPN software on his Website in October 2015, according to a judgement posted by the Supreme People's …
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Chinese smartphone cable-maker chucks sueball at Apple

One of the top third-party smartphone accessory manufacturers in China* is suing Apple for all of one Chinese yuan (about 12 pence; 15 US cents; 13 euro cents). Shenzen-headquartered Pisen filed a competition suit against Cupertino in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (which has jurisdiction over such cases) this week, …
Andrew Silver, 1 Sep 2017

China's cybersecurity law grants government 'unprecedented' control over foreign tech

China's new cybersecurity law will enable its government to discover potential security vulnerabilities of any company doing business in the country, threat intelligence firm Recorded Future warns. The law grants the China Information Technology Evaluation Center (CNITSEC), an office in the Ministry of State Security (MSS), …
John Leyden, 1 Sep 2017
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China: Cute Hyperloop Elon, now watch how it's really done

Video Elon Musk might have popularized the idea of a Hyperloop transport system, but the Chinese have taken up the idea and plan to make it better – with 4,000km/h (2,485mi/h) bullet trains planned for the Middle Kingdom. The Chinese concept is for a "supersonic flying train," with the carriage floating on magnetic levitation tracks …
Iain Thomson, 1 Sep 2017

China claims to have turbine-powered drone carrying 200kg payload

Comment China has claimed it is developing a gas turbine-powered long-range delivery drone that can carry loads of up to 200kg. The Xinhua news agency, which in its English-language form is little better than a propaganda website along the lines of Russia Today, claims that Chinese online retailer JD.com has created a drone with a " …
Gareth Corfield, 30 Aug 2017
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China to identify commentards with real‑name policy

China's Internet administration has issued an edict that any platform that allows users to post comments must register their real-world identities first. The South China Morning Post spotted this note (in Chinese*) from the Cyberspace Administration of China, which imposes the requirement that users post comments under their …

China's cyber court opens for business; a gavel-free zone?

China has just opened a new court that will solely deal with internet-related cases. Based in Hangzhou – where many large Chinese internet companies are located – the Net Court (Hangzhou Internet Court) will hear cases covering everything from domain names to ecommerce disputes to online defamation. The court accepts …
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Aug 2017
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Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China

Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses. CEO and chairman Yuanqing Yang today declared himself broadly satisfied with a Q1 2018 result that saw the company achieve revenue of US$10,015m, flat year-over-year …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Aug 2017
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Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead

Staff at one of China's internet addiction clinics have been arrested after a teenager sent there for rehabilitation was found dead after 48 hours. The 18-year-old was sent to the camp at the turn of the month by his parents who were in despair at the amount of time he was spending online. The center in in Fuyang city claims …
Iain Thomson, 14 Aug 2017
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China can't find anyone smart enough to run its whizzbang $180m 1,640ft radio telescope

There aren't many astronomy jobs that pay very well – but the Chinese authorities are offering just that for the director of scientific operation for its new Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope. At 500m (1,640ft) across, FAST became the world's largest filled-aperture radio telescope when construction finished last …
Iain Thomson, 8 Aug 2017

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