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China's National Space Administration just released a fascinating outline, "China's Space Activities in 2016", detailing its intentions to dominate the space race, create new technologies and outpace competitors like SpaceX and NASA in the race to explore Mars and deep space.

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On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the US Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were "hyping up" an incident that's really no big deal.

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China just seized an unmanned underwater vehicle operated by the US Navy, according to reports from Reuters. The seizure occurred in the South China Sea yesterday, and the US has since demanded that the vehicle be returned.

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Video: There are so many great aerial shots of China in this video by Stef Hoffer that I think my mind just teleported there. It isn't just the pretty stuff either; the video is especially great because it shows many different sides of China, from the natural beauty of the country to the smoggy life in the cities and all that's in between: Sand dunes, solar panels, rice terraces, ghost cities and shanty towns.

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The producer of the Harry Potter film series and its latest spin-off is moving from Fantastic Beasts to feline ones. David Heyman announced that he's teaming up with China's Alibaba Pictures Group to adapt fantasy series Warriors for the big screen. And yes, it's about fighting cats.

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Think back, if you will, to the halcyon days of 2012, when Donald Trump hadn't yet strangled the US presidency with his small, grubby orange hands. "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he tweeted on November 7 of that year.

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Australia's Telecommunications Interception and Access Act has nothing on China's plans.

Human Rights Watch is calling out a Cybersecurity Law about to be passed by the Chinese government as a "regressive measure that strengthens censorship, surveillance, and other controls over the Internet." The new law demands companies to require users to provide their real name and personal information, which will then be retained.