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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users […]

Gaming

China thaws game-license freeze with 80 new approvals

China is finally permitting new games to begin earning revenue there for the first time since March. The country issued 80 licenses to primarily domestic developers making mobile games. This will enable these apps to go on sale or to begin offering premium in-game purchases. The Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and […]

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A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion

Getty A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $ 300 million, according to a TechCrunch report. The six-year-old startup has capitalized on the immense importance of academic exams for Chinese students. Yuanfudao is now valued at $ 3 billion. A homework app in […]

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China made an artificial star that's 6 times hotter than the sun and it could be the future of energy

Nuclear fusion could be the future of energy, replacing fossil fuels with our own artificial stars. China built a fusion reactor that reaches temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius – that’s six times hotter than the sun. The reactor is called Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) and sustained nuclear fusion for about 10 seconds before […]

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China hasn't approved a single new video game for sale in 9 months, and that freeze could continue into 2019

ReutersOne of China’s most popular games, “Honor of Kings.” The Chinese government has not approved any new video games for release in the country since March 2018, and the freeze could continue into early 2019. China recently announced the formation of an Online Games Ethics Committe, but the committee’s first batch of reviews resulted in […]

Photography

GoPro to Move Camera Production Out of China to Avoid US Tariffs

GoPro will move part of its camera production out of China, in response to the US-China trade war. The move will help the company avoid the US’s 10 percent tariffs on Chinese-assembled products—which includes digital cameras—amid ongoing market worries that the Trump administration could impose more tariffs on imports from the country. “Today’s geopolitical business […]