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China Scrambled 1226 Troops To Stop A Single Drone

When an unauthorised flight passed near Beijing airport yesterday, China scrambled 1226 military personnel, 123 military vehicles, 26 radar technicians, two fighter jets and two helicopters to stop it. Turns out, it was a single mapping drone.


China's President Wants To Ban Weird Buildings -- And That's A Huge Mistake

From smog-chomping supercities to giant penis skyscrapers, China has built its reputation on wild and wacky structures of late. But in a public speech last week, China’s president made a promise to his country: “No more weird architecture.” No way! Here’s why we need to Keep China Weird.


Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China’s government could be tracking their every move.


Cool Video Illustrates How Much Shanghai Has Changed Over The Years

Video: Over the past thirty years, few cities have undergone the transformation that Shanghai has. It went from a vertically challenged city filled with greenery to mutant New York on speed and steroids. Claire and Max illustrate how much has changed by eliminating the current buildings from the skyline and then drawing them in and putting them back.


The iPhone 6 Finally Made It To China

It’s taken Apple a little while to take its latest phone to China. But, as a Wall Street Journal correspondent points out, now that it’s there, reaction to its arrival seems to be “decidedly low-key”.


Questions For The '90s: Should Robots Pay Taxes? Can Africa Be Saved?

The March-April 1986 issue of The Futurist magazine looked at the far off, futuristic decade of the 1990s. In an article titled “Issues for the 1990s”, Edith Weiner and Arnold Brown examined what they saw as the emerging concerns of the world. Well, the world as seen from 1980s America.


Protesters Are Using FireChat's Mesh Networks To Organise In Hong Kong

Protesters in Hong Kong have started communicating via FireChat, an app that lets people send messages without reception.


Report: China's Tech Factories Are Abusing Poor Interns

Think that you have it hard, with your internship forcing you to work eight-hour days making coffee for minimum wage? Well, a WSJ report might make you feel a little better: Chinese factories are relying on cheap intern labour to keep the manufacturing dream alive.


Study Shows Most Serious Cyberattacks Are Coming From Inside The US

When we think about where hackers come from, China is probably the first country that comes to mind — for good reason too. Russia’s maybe next in line. But a controlled experiment by cyber security researchers shows that the vast majority of attacks actually come from a very familiar place: the United States.


China's National Gallery Will Be One Of The Largest Museums On Earth

The sprawling Hermitage Museum has long reigned in St Petersburg, Russia as the world’s largest museum — but China has plans to come close to it with a huge new building for the National Art Museum of China, the design plans for which were recently released by French architect Jean Nouvel.


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