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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!


Xiaomi Mi Note: The First Chinese Smartphone You'll Actually Want

You’ve probably never heard of the Xiaomi Mi Note. You can’t buy one in the US or in Australia. You should read this story anyhow. It’s about a smartphone — a really good smartphone — but it’s also about the future of personal electronics. You care about the future, no?


Incredible Aerial View Of Chinese New Year's Fireworks Over Beijing

Apparently, our New Year’s Eve ain’t got nothing on Chinese New Year in Beijing. This video was recorded on an aeroplane that was landing in Beijing at midnight of Chinese New Year and it shows all the fireworks going off at once across the city. It looks like every corner is firing off explosions at the same time.


Watch Molten Iron Transform Into Spectacular Fireworks Display

Video: Dashuhua is a 500-year-old Chinese tradition practised in Nuanquan town, in Hebei province, during the Lantern festival. It consists of throwing molten iron scraps to the cold bricks of the city gate to produce a spectacular shower of sparks that burst into the air creating a similar effect to a fireworks display.


China Used More Concrete In Three Years Than The US In 100 Years

Briefly: Bill Gates has an incredible statistic: According the USGS’ cement statistics, China has used more concrete from 2011 to 2013 (6.6 gigatons) than the United States in the entire 20th century (4.5 gigatons). It blows my mind but, then again, as Gates point out, look at Shanghai’s evolution.


A Map Of The World's Largest Annual Human Migration

In the days and weeks before Chinese New Year, some 700 million people cram onto trains, buses, planes and boats to go home. This mass migration is the largest annual movement of humans in the world, and now it can be tracked by smartphone.


Listen To 'Cyberspace Spirit', China's Anthem To Internet Censorship

It would be easy to make fun of China’s new anthem glorifying internet censorship. But I don’t want to pan”Cyberspace Spirit” or mock the Cyberspace Administration of China choral group signing it, because they literally don’t know what they’re missing.


This Is Allegedly How People Hack App Store Rankings In China

It’s become hard to manipulate App Store rankings, with Apple increasingly stamping out contributions made by bots. But what if you have a huge bank of iPhones to make (seemingly) legitimate contributions?


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