Apple wasn’t the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall

Apple wasn’t joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the end of 2018, hitting 11.8 million. It’s the third consecutive year of declines, the analyst group said, blaming this year’s drop on a […]

Big Fluffy Dog Sits in Coach Seat on China Southern Flight

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Woman caught hiding 24 gerbils under her SKIRT by customs officers after flight from China

In what must have been the most uncomfortable flight outfit ever, the 60 year old was found with her menagerie of rodents squirming around her thighs. She was stopped by customs officers who quickly became aware of something untoward. The passenger had finished a trip to China and returned to Taiwanese island Kinmen, very nearly […]

China will blame TikTok-like video apps for their users’ content

China’s growing crackdown on internet media now includes some tight limits on short-form video apps like TikTok. Recently imposed guidelines make app creators responsible for the content their users post, and ask platforms to review every bit of content — no mean feat when TikTok alone has roughly 150 million users in China. There’s a […]

China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won’t surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it’s now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown on residents who post criticism of the government on Twitter, even though the […]

US officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week – Beijing

A team of US negotiators led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will sit down with their Chinese counterparts next week to follow up on agreements reached between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in December, Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced […]

China makes history by landing on the far side of the Moon

Enlarge / China released this image of the lunar surface taken by the Chang’e-4 spacecraft. (credit: Xinhua) Declaring that it has opened a new chapter in lunar exploration, the China National Space Administration announced late Monday night that its Chang’e-4 lander had safely set down on the far side of the Moon. No spacecraft has […]

China probe ‘lands on dark side of the MOON’ in space exploration BREAKTHROUGH

The Chinese robotic probe Chang’e 4 has landed on the dark side of the moon, becoming the first manmade craft to alight on the unexplored surface, according to reports from Chinese state media. The probe reportedly landed in the South Pole-Aitken basin, the oldest, largest, and deepest crater on the moon’s surface. The moon’s dark […]