All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

China Bitcoin Crackdown Leads To Exchange Shutdown

BTC38, one of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges, informed its users that 3rd party payment processors would be suspended. The news came following a major crackdown by the People’s Bank of China. China’s major financial institution has previously come out strongly against the bitcoin. As the digital currency gains momentum despite recent controversy, the PBOC has moved more aggressively to weaken …

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ICANN Chief Says Russia, China Will Not Hijack Internet Oversight

On March 14 the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced plans to transition oversight of the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the global “multi-stakeholder” community. Headquartered in the Los Angeles suburb of Marina del Rey, ICANN controls what is essentially the address book of the Internet: the massive database of …

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North Korea Drone Found on Island “a Toy”

A suspected North Korean drone was found on a border island between North and South Korea after a series of dual competing military drills. The two countries fired around two hundred shells into empty waters Monday. The Associated Press reported that the tests were conducted as a way of showing dominance in a dispute over the countries’ sea border. There …

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Malia Obama Wears Affordable Topshop Dress in China

Malia Obama posed for photos in Beijing, China on Friday wearing an affordable Topshop dress. The dress was a short-sleeve floral print mini. One source identified it as the “Crocus Crop Skater Dress” sold for around $138 by British fashion retailer Topshop. Malia paired the dress with black tights and flats. In the photo, she appears to be as tall …

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Malaysian Airlines: Chinese Satellite Spots Object

Another image of debris has been picked up by a Chinese satellite on Saturday, giving new hope for possible answers to the near three-week missing Malaysian flight MH370. The image is in close proximity to the other satellite images found by an Australian satellite earlier this week, in the remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean, a vast expanse of …

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Puppy with ‘Lion’s Blood’ Sells for $2M in China

An ancient canine breed called the Tibetan Mastiff has become a status symbol among the affluent of China, and a puppy recently sold for a record-breaking $2 million. The golden-haired dog measuring 31 inches tall was purchased by a property developer from Qingdao. Purebred Tibetan Mastiffs are sought after in their rarity, as the majority of existing bloodlines have been …

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Chinese Tech Shipments Falling as Subsidies Cease

Earlier this week an analyst report predicted that over half of all mobile phone shipments in the year 2015 will come from from Chinese brands. As the Chinese mobile industry rises, however, the country’s overall tech market may be seeing a significant slump. Market research firm IHS today released data showing that the consumer electronics market in China actually declined …

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Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year

The mobile industry, including the smartphone segment, has begun to in established markets begins. Device manufacturers are now focusing on emerging markets as the source for mobile growth in the coming years. Manufacturers such as Apple, BlackBerry, and Samsung have all unveiled low-cost smartphones meant to drive sales in places such as India, Brazil, and, most importantly, China. As manufacturers …

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China Stabbing Attack Kills 33 People

A Chinese railway station was the site of a recent knife attack that wounded at least 130 people. The attack occurred on Saturday at the Kunming train station in the country’s southwestern Yunnan province. According to reports, at least 10 people began to stab people at the railway. At least 33 people were killed during the stabbing including four of …

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Li Jianrou Wins China’s First Gold at Sochi Olympic Games

Li Jianrou won China its first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Thursday. Li was able to avoid a massive pile-up on the ice to take first place in the women’s short-track 500-meter speed skating event. The short-track 500-meter is known as a thrilling and unpredictable race and it lived up to that reputation in Sochi. British speed skater …

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Jade Rabbit Now a Piece of Space Junk

There’s a bit of sad news in the space world today; China’s lunar rover, affectionately named Jade Rabbit, bit the dust. Jade Rabbit, known as Yutu in Chinese, was a milestone in China’s space program. The rover landed on the moon late last year and observed and explored the surface remotely. A malfunction last month, however, caused the rover to …

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China Earthquake: A 6.9-Magnitude Shakes the Hotan Province

On Wednesday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck one of China’s most abundant northwestern regions of natural resources. The Xinjiang region endured several tremors within a two-hour timespan. Twenty of them were recorded as a series of aftershocks. The earthquake mainly occurred in southeast Hotan, a county-level city known for its terrestrial mountains. A report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows …

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