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Disney’s new Winnie the Pooh movie won’t show in China     – CNET
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It seems the government really doesn’t welcome Pooh.

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China beating US in race for 5G wireless, economic gains, says report     – CNET
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The US has been outspent by $24 billion since 2015.

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Senators grill Google over rumored China search engine
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Google refused to confirm if it's truly been developing a censored search engine for China after reports about the project's existence came out, but it might soon have no choice but to come clean. A group of six Democratic and Republican Senators led…

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China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors
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Enlarge / A chip almost identical to AMD’s EPYC processor has begun to appear in China. It’s the result of an AMD joint venture with a Chinese government-owned investment group. (credit: AMD) Thanks to a licensing deal with AMD and a complex joint-venture arrangement, the Chinese chip producer Chengdu Haiguang IC Design Co. (Hygon) is […]

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The World's Largest Phone Network China Mobile Censors Content — Even in the United States
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Isaac Stone Fish, reporting for The Washington Post: On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce recommended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deny a license to China Mobile, the state-run company that is the world’s largest phone network by subscribers. (It reaches more people than Verizon and AT&T combined.) The Commerce Department suggested the move because […]

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Baidu and Ford China team up to bring AI and connectivity to the driving experience
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China’s Baidu continues to make inroads in the automotive space after it inked an agreement with Ford China that will see the two companies work together to make the driving experience smarter in China. The two companies have collaborated before, most notably by jointly investing $150 million into LiDAR sensors startup Velodyne, and this China […]

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Watch the John Oliver segment that got Oliver’s name banned in China
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Enlarge / Rumors say Chinese president Xi Jinping really really doesn’t like this comparison. (credit: The Internet) China has begun censoring mentions of HBO comedian John Oliver on social media and restricting access to the HBO website. The crackdown began late last week after Oliver ran a scathing 20-minute segment on his HBO show, Last Week […]

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China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens     – CNET
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They’re called Doves and they do not come in peace.

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China takes a critical first step toward landing on the far side of the Moon
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Enlarge / The far side of the Moon. No robotic spacecraft has ever made a soft landing here. (credit: NASA) China’s space agency has taken a critical first step toward an unprecedented robotic landing on the far side of the Moon. On Monday, local time, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launched a Long March 4C […]

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