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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In China Increased In March To 59,000

China continues its typical annual month-after-month path of growth in plug-in electric car sales, which culminates in December.<p>Sales in March …

First mobile phone call made 45 years ago today

A historic milestone occurred April 3, 1973: the very first call on a mobile phone. It was the phone equivalent of landing on the moon.<p>But that call wasn’t an inspirational message — some equivalent of “a giant leap for mankind.” Nope, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s team developing the …

China launches government-approved mobile operating system

The Chinese government has announced a mobile operating system designed to break what they consider to be the foreign software monopoly. The …

Singapore is the most expensive place to live in the world

Singapore is the most expensive city to live in the world for the fifth year in a row, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living index, released in London today (March 15).<p>Twice a year, the EIU surveys 400 individual prices across over 150 products and services in 133 …

How Fear of Huawei Killed $117 Billion Broadcom Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented move to block Broadcom Ltd.’s hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm Inc. reflects growing concern about …

China

China’s tech firms are adapting to an increasingly IP sensitive environment

Over the past few decades, China has been perceived as a land of copycats where local firms duplicate proven technologies and business models from …

China

Next Chinese sectors targeted by Trump tariffs could be tech and telco

The US administration is looking to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports, with technology and telecommunications among the major sectors …

Overcast podcast app adds new ‘Smart Resume’ feature & more

Popular third-party podcast app Overcast has been updated today to version 4.1, bringing a new Smart Resume feature and various other improvements…<p>In a blog bost, Overcast developer Marco Arment explains that Smart Resume consists of two things. First, it jumps back by a few seconds after your …

Elon Musk ranted about his biggest problem with China in a Twitter response to Donald Trump

While it's the largest automobile market in the world, China isn't the easiest place for American car companies to operate. On top of a 25% tax on imported vehicles, China doesn't allow foreign car companies full ownership of their Chinese production plants. Instead, they must partner with a …

Tesla

Bitcoin is one of the most traceable currencies, digital forensics expert says

In an exclusive interview with Binary District, Michael Perklin, an expert in digital forensic examination and head of information security architecture at ShapeShift, discussed the lack of privacy in bitcoin, security issues in storing sensitive user information, and the rapid growth of the …

These are the top 2 contenders for Amazon's HQ2, according to economists and housing experts

Since the latter part of 2017, cities across North America have had a $5 billion question on their minds: Where will Amazon choose for its second headquarters?<p>In September, the tech giant announced that it will build the new campus, called HQ2, in a North American city. The $5 billion headquarters …

Real Estate

‘President for Life’? Trump’s Remarks About Xi Find Fans in China

BEIJING — The comment was made behind closed doors, and appeared to be in jest: President Trump told donors on Saturday that China’s president, Xi Jinping, was now “president for life,” and added: “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll want to give that a shot someday.”<p>The remarks, confirmed by a leading …

Donald Trump

Aerial Drone Photos Immortalize the Dynamic Beauty of a Fast-Changing Shanghai

German photographer, digital artist, design director, and adventurer Mark Siegemund captured the incredible cityscape of Shanghai with a drone camera. Now living and working in the Chinese metropolis, his growing portfolio showcases the city’s dynamic, urban landscape from hard-to-reach angles, …

Chinese govt offering cash to stamp out strippers at funerals

China has renewed a clampdown on strippers performing at funerals, wedding and temples, calling it "obscene and vulgar".

China

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial Review …

China

How International Luxury Brands Translate Their Names for China

They say that there is power in names and nowhere is that truer than China, where Chinese characters often carry a deep significance. For any brand …

Language

FBI Director’s Shock Claim: Chinese Students Are a Potential Threat

Asian American advocates were outraged by Chris Wray’s call. ‘We cannot have every Chinese student or scientist assumed guilty until proven …

Surveillance

Here's what to see, eat and set on fire in Taipei, capital of Taiwan

I stood between two vendors, my belly full of blow-torched beef cubes and sweet potato balls. My neck was wet from rain. The air was thick with scents of fish, fowl and the sizzling, steaming contents of food carts.<p>My universe was in perfect balance.<p>Why? Because to my right, one vendor was hawking …

China

How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

In the hall at the ambassador's residence, there's a black-and-white photograph on the wall of two smiling young men at the center of a group.<p>The year was 1985. Terry Branstad was in his first term as governor of Iowa. A county-level Communist Party functionary in northern China's Hebei province …

China

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.<p>Reproducing works by famous artists is big business, and for more than 20 years, Dafen oil painting village in southern China has been at the centre of the global trade in art …

Art

Alibaba boss Jack Ma has released a martial arts movie

Jack Ma, the Alibaba founder and chief executive officer, is taking his acting debut worldwide today - the first day of the Chinese New Year.<p>Alibaba …

Dutch Trade Office: Taiwan Must Act Now to Build a Circular Future

The Netherlands has emerged as a key partner for Taiwan in its efforts to develop a Circular Economy (CE) as part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) 5+2 Transformation Plan, which encompasses the development of five "pillar industries" – the Internet of Things, biotech, green energy, smart machinery …

Taiwan

Chinese tech giant Alibaba joins Coke, Visa as a major Olympic sponsor

Alibaba has just gone Olympic. At January’s World Economic Forum in Davos, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group announced the …

The U.S.-China trade deficit figure is misleading

The figure reported in the Feb. 7 Economy & Business article “Trade deficit with China hits record high of $375 billion” was quite misleading, for it failed to take account of the fact that many products imported from China contain components from other countries and are treated as of Chinese …

China

Bullet Trains Are Transforming the World's Biggest Migration

Millions of Chinese cram onto trains to make the annual pilgrimage home for the Lunar New Year holiday. It’s a crowded and often uncomfortable …

China

The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South at the Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — They marveled at her barely-there makeup and her lack of bling. They commented on her plain black outfits and simple purse. They noted the flower-shaped clip that kept her hair back in a no-nonsense style.<p>Here she was, a political princess, but the North Korean “first …

South Korea

Miami Is the Tenth Most Congested City on Earth

INRIX's newly released Global Traffic Scorecard — which draws its figures from "300 million different sources covering more than 5 million miles of …

Miami

China's Tencent Has Quietly Built An Entertainment Empire That Western Tech Giants Can Only Envy

In their battle for people’s screen time, U.S. technology giants are all targeting the entertainment industry, with companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook each setting aside billions of dollars to develop original content and shows.<p>But for a glimpse of a future where one digital powerhouse …

China