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No matter what US President-elect Donald Trump might say, taking iPhone manufacturing to the US is probably never going to happen. We've covered the reasons why making an iPhone in the US doesn't make sense before, but a new report from The New York Times highlights a new factor: Huge incentives and concessions made by the Chinese government.
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.
A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie. On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began.
Video: The new international trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall runs nine minutes and has no subtitles, so unless you're multilingual you will mostly only be able to understand Matt Damon's dialogue. However, you only need eyeballs to appreciate all the insanely lavish costumes, weapons and battle scenes.
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.
For the last few years, the United States has been a lukewarm leader on global climate action. Now, if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, it may become the rogue state of climate change.
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.