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China's 'Air Force One' Escorted By 8 Fighter Jets In Cool Video

Video: The background: China’s president Xi Jinping was visiting Pakistan, so Pakistan sent eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to escort China’s presidential plane when it entered Pakistani air space in a nice diplomatic gesture. The cool: I just like seeing small little fighter jets trailing a big jet in a flying-V pattern.


Researchers Accuse China Of Over 10 Years Of Cyber Espionage And Attack

China recently admitted that it has an array of cyber warfare units. Now, a team of researchers accuses the country — or at least residents of it — of conducting cyber espionage and attack operations for the last decade.


The 'Great Cannon': How China Turns Its Websites Into Cyber Weapons 

When anti-Chinese censorship services got hit with a crippling distributed-denial-of-service attack last month, researchers quickly pegged China as the culprit. Now, Citizen Lab has pinpointed the Chinese tool that made this attack happen. They’re calling it the Great Cannon.


Intel Can't Sell Chips To China Because The US Fears Nukes

In the latest passive-aggressive exchange between the US and its rival superpower, the Department of Commerce has denied Intel a licence to export tens of thousands of Xeon Phi chips to China to upgrade the country’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer. Because, you know, nukes.


Incredible Satellite Images Show China Building Artificial Archipelago

It seems strange that a remote patch of water would become the focus of international controversy and millions of dollars worth of infrastructure. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the South China Sea right now.


China's DDoS Attacks Used Unencrypted Websites To Hijack Browsers

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web browsers into Denial of Service tools.


A Day In The Life Of The Fastest Growing Megacity In The World

China’s rapid growth isn’t all about wacky buildings — there are also millions of people whose lives have been uprooted in the name of progress.


A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

A $US50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea’s oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films.


China Finally Admits It Has An Army Of Hackers For Cyberwar 

China is finally admitting what we’ve known for years: Yes, it has cyber warfare units, and plenty of them.


China Builds Complete 57-Storey Skyscraper In Record 19 Days

Gizmodo reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest timelapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 80,000 square metre skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per day!


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