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August 24th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Chinese factory run almost exclusively by robots, production soars

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One of the greatest fears in the technology industry is the fear that someday almost all of our jobs will be replace by robots. That fear is sometimes laughed off as something that will happen in the far future. But, the truth is that it is actually happening now.

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August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap

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You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above that.

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Data visualization shows China’s economy is shrinking

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The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.

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August 5th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Microsoft’s chatbot in China has millions of loyal followers

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Microsoft’s Chinese-language chatbot has captured the attention and affection of millions of people who message it regularly.   Continue Reading »

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August 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Nine popular websites that are still blocked in China

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There’s a good chance the Great Firewall of China will shut you down if you don’t comply with the Chinese government’s regulations in censoring politically sensitive information.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am

Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market

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Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to  guidechem.com. alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.

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June 3rd, 2015 at 5:24 pm

China, a new surprising source for American jobs

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The upcoming presidential election campaign season will probably bring many different but familiar proposals on creating jobs in the U.S., but a more surprising possible source for new employment for Americans:  China.   Continue Reading »

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May 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

$1.3 trillion has sneaked out of China over the last 10 years

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According to a report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a financial transparency group, between 2003 and 2012, $1.3 trillion slipped out of mainland China—more than any other developing country.   Continue Reading »

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May 12th, 2015 at 1:56 pm

China starts work on first zero-labor factory

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In South China’s Guangdong province a manufacturing hub has begun constructing the city’s first zero-labor factory, bringing into effect the local authorities’ ”robot assembling line” strategy.   Continue Reading »

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April 28th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

China putting a stop to funeral strippers

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In China, people attending funerals may have to do without a special form of entertainment:  strippers.  The Chinese government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.   Continue Reading »

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