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Showdown in the South China Sea: China’s artificial islands explained

For the last few years, China has been building artificial islands in the South China Sea, a highly contested region. These islands are a symbol of China's mighty infrastructure, and a potential threat to the environment and political…

You won't be able to find Pokémon Go in China, which is refusing to license the game

According to Reuters, Nintendo's hugely popular augmented reality game will not make its way to China anytime soon, as government officials have indicated they will not license it or similar apps "until potential security risks had been…

Apple removes The New York Times’ apps from the App Store in China

Apple took down The New York Times' English- and Chinese-language news apps from the App Store in China at the behest of Chinese authorities. Apple did not mention any specifics beyond that.
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NFL to live-stream Super Bowl, additional games in China on Sina Weibo

The NFL is partnering with Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo to live-stream games on the site, including the Super Bowl. Described as China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo currently boasts 297 million users.

Huawei continues growth as more than 10 million P9, P9 Plus phones hit stores

Huawei announced it shipped over 10 million P9 and P9 Plus units, the first of the company's flagship series to hit that mark. The number helped boost overall smartphone shipments during Q3 2016.

Gionee's W2017 doesn't only feature two main cameras, but two batteries as well

Chinese manufacturer Gionee announced the M2017, which looks to impress with its not one, but two 3,500mAh batteries. The phone will start at a little over $1,000 when it goes on sale in China.

Could the Chinese military be linked to FDIC cyberattacks?

The FBI is investigating how hackers managed to make their way into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Unfortunately, this isn't a new case -- it's been going on since at least 2010.

‘More screen, less body’ is the name of the game for the Lenovo Zuk Edge

Lenovo announced the Zuk Edge, which maximizes the front panel's real estate by minimizing the bezels. Meant to compete with Xiaomi's Mi Mix, the Zuk Edge will be available starting New Year's Day.

Watch a brazen phone thief get taken down with a flying kick

Thieves don't always get what they deserve, but this guy does, after snatching a smartphone from someone who wasn't prepared to lose it that day. He gets a big surprise when he tries to make a getaway on a scooter.
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China steals U.S. research drone in South China Sea in front of its crew, but will return it

U.S. officials confirm that the Chinese stole a non-military research drone in the South China Sea. The incident took place in front of U.S. researchers, who were aboard the research vessel, USNS Bowditch. U.S. officials confirmed that the…

With the wave of a magic wand, Huawei unveils the AI-powered Honor Magic

Huawei has taken the wraps off the Honor Magic, an AI-powered smartwatch that relies on context to serve up useful tools and utilities. It's launching in China in the coming months.

ZTE’s Nubia N1 and its monstrous battery land in India on December 14

ZTE quietly announced the Nubia N1, the latest in the company's Nubia line of phones that includes a gigantic 5,000mAh battery. The phone will be available in China soon, with no word of international availability.