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June 6th, 2019 at 10:07 am

China just held a car race without any drivers

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China’s annual driving challenge attracts dozens of hopefuls.

China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the country’s top autonomous-vehicle race .

In hot and windy conditions this week in the eastern city of Tianjin, dozens of self-driving cars raced for glory. On a circuit covering an area of 10 soccer fields, they navigated through bumps, sudden turns and artificial fog. Even fake cows and sheep suddenly crossed their paths for good measure. Some teams wreaked less havoc than others.

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January 20th, 2018 at 10:11 am

China is the new world leader in renewable energy

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A new report from the IEEFA is positioning China as a world leader in renewable energy investment. The country has put $44 billion in clean energy projects around the world.

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November 3rd, 2017 at 2:39 pm

The US is no longer the world’s largest Bitcoin market

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Japan has risen above the U.S. in the worldwide rankings for the largest bitcoinexchange market. The country now accounts for roughly 48 percent of the global market share, reaching a high of 51 percent over the weekend.

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October 18th, 2017 at 10:55 am

Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are coming

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Russia and China see a new way to completely control their financial systems.

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July 30th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

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This sounds a little like Minority Report to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects before a crime is committed.

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Should we gamify citizenship?