Chinese regulators reportedly axed 8,000 malicious apps

China’s cyber regulators are tightening their grip on the country’s infamously censored internet even more, and it includes keeping a closer eye on games and apps. According to Reuters, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has deleted 7,873 mobile apps it deems malicious. Some of those applications reportedly overcharged users, while others stole their information. […]

Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business is permanent

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too high. According to US Census Bureau statistics for 2018, the US bought […]

9 Hollywood movies that dominated the Chinese box office in 2018, including some that underperformed in the US

Warner Bros. The Chinese box office has become an essential part of the success of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. Movies that underwhelmed in the US, like “Rampage,” rebounded in China. Others, like “Aquaman,” dominated the global box office thanks to huge box office in China. China is projected to dethrone the US as the […]

Chinese probe in lunar orbit and set to make historic 1st landing on the 'dark side' of the moon

China is set to become the first nation to explore the far side of the moon, after Chang’e-4 lunar probe entered a planned orbit, ahead of its much-anticipated landing on the unexplored part of Earth’s satellite. “The probe has entered an elliptical lunar orbit, with the perilune [closest point] at about 15 km and the […]

Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with ‘intelligent uniforms’

Even schoolkids can’t escape China’s increasing obsession with surveillance. Over 10 schools in the country’s southwestern Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have made students wear “intelligent uniforms” from Guanyu Technology in the name of improving attendance and safety. Each uniform has two chips that indicate when a student is entering or exiting school […]

A Chinese company reportedly created a photo with such high resolution, you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

Bigpixel You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. It is the brainchild of a setup called Jinkun Tech, or Bigpixel Technology Corporation, and it was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The photo resolution, which is the toughest part to wrap one’s mind around, is reportedly 195 gigapixels. A megapixel […]

The Justice Department just charged 2 Chinese hackers with stealing data from US companies

Jacquelyn Martin/AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong, who prosecutors said were acting on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency.See the rest of the story at […]

I taught history at Georgetown for 60 years. Americans today are afraid of China, but most Americans know nothing about the average Chinese citizen.

VCG via Getty Images Today it looks like US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades, and that perception on both sides is clouded by misunderstanding and paranoia. The average American has no awareness of, nor exposure to, the average person in China.  Instead, Americans see 1.4 billion Chinese people and the handful of Chinese leaders […]

Yuan the Conqueror: Chinese currency poised to become global heavyweight, economists say

The global importance of the Chinese yuan seems destined to rise, according to strategists and economists who say flows in the currency will grow over the long term if Beijing continues to gradually open its financial system. The yuan will become more globally important as China further allows foreign capital into the country through selective […]