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China unveils its first armed drone helicopter aimed at close-range unmanned combat

State-owned defense manufacturer NORINCO debuted China's first unmanned combat helicopter drone, capable of both launching missiles itself and guiding other munitions to their targets.
Social Media

Zuckerberg talks business culture at China Development Forum despite Facebook ban

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ditched his infamous grey t-shirt for a suit and flexed his Chinese alongside Alibaba Group Holding co. CEO Jack Ma onstage at the China Development Forum in Beijing.
Business

Commerce Department ban on Qualcomm, Intel, and others from supplying ZTE has been lifted

The United States Commerce Department will restrict China-based telecom firm ZTE's suppliers over the company's alleged plan to resell technology to Iran, a violation of U.S. trade law.
Web

China outlines its latest Five Year Plan, called Internet Plus

China has been making Five Year Plans ever since Chairman Mao's regime in the 1950s, but their latest promises to be the most tech-forward yet. On Saturday, Beijing unveiled its 13th such strategy, named Internet Plus.
Movies & TV

Chinese box office outgrosses North America for the first time ever

A not-so-little Mermaid has helped the Chinese box-office outpace North American theater chains for the first month in history. The country also bested U.S.-only box-office totals for just the second month ever.
Cars

$1 billion annual losses are slowing Uber down in China

Uber may be one of the biggest, baddest unicorns around, but when you win big, it would seem that you can also lose big. According to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick himself, the transportation giant is losing a stunning $1 billion a year in…
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China displaces thousands in search for ET’s phone call 2:26

China is putting the finishing touches on a new alien-hunting radio telescope that will make the giant Arecibo dish look like an inverted tinfoil hat.
Cool Tech

China is displacing over 9,000 people to build the world’s largest radio telescope

According to new reports, over 9,000 residents of Guizhou’s Pingtang and Luodian counties are being "evacuated" to make way for a giant radio telescope -- the world's largest, in fact -- in hopes of detecting aliens.
Cool Tech

Chinese scientists just achieved a 90 million degree Fahrenheit nuclear fusion test

Scientists at China's Institute of Physical Science in Hefei reportedly ran a successful nuclear fusion test at 90 million degrees Fahrenheit for over a minute and a half in its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak.
Mobile

Apple’s iPhone is still king in the U.S. and China, despite slowing smartphone demand

Despite sluggish sales growth over 2015, Apple's iPhone has reclaimed the throne in the China, surpassing local rivals Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE. The iPhone 6S was the most popular device in the region, followed by the iPhone 6 Plus.
Social Media

China’s Sina Weibo beats Twitter past the 140-characters mark

Popular Chinese social network, Sina Weibo, plans to abolish its 140-character limit, just weeks after Twitter was rumored it would be doing the same. Weibo will allow posts of up to 2,000 characters.
Movies & TV

The Deadpool movie gets banned in China

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool movie won't be screened in Chinese theaters due to its raunchy, violent content, according to a new report on the "R"-rated film's impending release next month.