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Super fast ‘floating’ train to be developed in China

Super fast 'floating' train to be developed in China

China has unveiled a prototype of a train moving through magnetic levitation. This is being developed to achieve speeds up to 600 km /h. China already has a train with the same technology called Shanghai Maglev that reaches 431 km/h. Since 2003 Shanghai Maglev has transported passengers from Shanghai Airport to …

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China blocks access of citizens to Wikipedia in all languages

China blocks access of citizens to Wikipedia in all languages

The Chinese government has completely blocked access to Wikipedia for the people of the country. The ban, which came into effect at the end of April, reaches all the pages and languages ​​of the encyclopedia, completely restricting the use of the platform by anyone in the country. The ban would have to …

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Canadian ambassador to China is fired after comments on Huawei case

Canadian ambassador to China is fired after comments on Huawei case

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the resignation of the country’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, this weekend. In an official statement, he said he had requested and accepted the resignation of the official, who had been with the government of the country for more than 20 years and was …

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Europe should follow suit, China bans 8,000 games and apps!

Europe should follow suit, China bans 8,000 games and apps!

The state of the internet in China is nothing new to anyone. The one that is the biggest market in the world with regard to smartphones also has the most restricted access to the internet. Censorship of social networks and so many other services continues to frustrate users. However, the great control …

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Chinese government arrests, interrogates and threatens Twitter users

Chinese government arrests, interrogates and threatens Twitter users

In China, a tweet can cause more than a headache and explanations in the virtual environment: According to information in a report in The New York Times, authorities in the service of the Chinese government are arresting, interrogating and threatening users of the social network of microblogging, and sometimes extending …

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China responds to arrest of “heiress of Huawei”

China responds to arrest of heiress of Huawei

The climate has been tense between China and North America. Since the Canadian government arrested the CFO (chief financial officer) and heiress of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou. To further increase tension, China has arrested 13 Canadian citizens who were about to enter the country, according to the website AndroidHeadlines. Canada stated that “at least” 8 …

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China arrests three Canadian citizens in alleged retaliation for Huawei case

China arrests three Canadian citizens in alleged retaliation for Huawei case

Three Canadian citizens have been arrested over the past few weeks in alleged Chinese retaliation for the Huawei case. The Chinese government has announced the arrest of businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, both accused of threatening national security, while a woman whose identity was not disclosed was arrested for working …

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Apple removed 700 apps from the App Store in China

Apple removed 700 apps from the App Store in China

Apple has removed about 700 applications from the App Store in China, including Sogou’s popular applications (Google’s Chinese Alternative), as well as Pinduodo’s online store. Applications have been removed because they were updated outside the App Store without Apple’s permission. Each new application and updates must be checked by the App …

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China has created the world’s first genetically modified children

China has created the world's first genetically modified children

Chinese researchers used CRISPR  — specific bacterial and archaeal loci — to genetically alter human embryos. This led to the birth of healthy twins, who received the code name “Lulu” and “Nana”. The goal of scientists was to create people immune to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the causative agent of AIDS. The …

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