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To boost wind energy production, China needs to build turbines where the wind isn’t strong

Despite being a world leader in wind power, China consumes so much energy that wind supplied just three percent of the country’s overall electricity demand last year. But China has the potential to harness wind and exceed its 2030 goal by…
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China and Moscow could one day be connected via the Hyperloop

One major innovation is looking to connect parts of the planet, namely Russia and China -- that's right, the Hyperloop One, Elon Musk's vision of a 760 mph transportation system within a tube, is going to Moscow.

Facebook’s leadership talks China, Zuck’s future at shareholder meeting

Facebook addressed its courtship of China, where it is still banned, along with a number of other business issues as its annual shareholder meeting. Both CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the event, attended by over 100…

Ever wonder why Xiaomi doesn’t make waterproof phones? Its founder explains

During a recent press event, Chinese phone juggernaut Xiaomi's founder, Lin Jun, said the company is open to waterproofing its phones in the future. For the time being, however, doing so would do more harm than good.

Moving In: LeEco ramps up US expansion plans with new hires, new land

Chinese technology giant LeEco is speeding up its plans to expand into the U.S. market, as it is rapidly hires employees and purchases land from Yahoo. It even plucked legal counsel Joshua McGuire from Google, so momentum is certainly on…

Meizu's m3s goes head-to-head with Xiaomi's Redmi 3S, even down to the low, low price

Not wanting to be left behind by OnePlus and Xiaomi, Chinese manufacturer Meizu unveiled the m3s, the company's latest budget phone that pushes the boundaries of what "budget" means.

Does this phone look like the iPhone 6? Chinese authorities say yes

In a twist to the usual tale, here's a company accusing Apple of copying one of its phones to come up with the design for the iPhone 6. The claim has taking an unexpected turn in China.

How much would it cost to build the iPhone in the US? MIT crunched the numbers

Apple has long been criticized for building the iPhone in China instead of the U.S., but it turns out opting to build it stateside wouldn't be cheap. That's at least according to a recent study from MIT.
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China has plans to construct an underwater 'research lab' 10,000 feet below the South China Sea

Over the past couple of years, China has constructed artificial islands on reefs in the South China Sea. Now they’re planning construction of a sea lab some 10,000 feet underwater.
Movies & TV

Expectations low for U.S. release of 'Warcraft,' but it's breaking records in China

The new film adaptation of Warcraft is projected to underwhelm at the domestic box-office, but it's doing so well in the rest of the world that it likely won't matter. It has already broken a record in China.

Uber says it’ll beat Didi in China within a year, Didi says “cute”

Not so long ago, Uber said it was losing $1 billion in China. But now, it seems that the transportation giant's fortunes have changed. According to Zhen Liu, SVP of Strategy at Uber China, the car service will beat dominant rival Didi soon.
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China’s new heavy-lift ship is one of the biggest ever built

The Guang Hua Kou falls into a class of vessels known as heavy lift semi-submersible ships and, at 98,000 tons, it’s one of the biggest in existence. Heavy lift ships are designed to transport huge payloads that are too big to carry on…