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China Says Its Artificial Island Project Will Be Done In A Few Days

It’s been more than a year since we first started following China’s project to build artificial islands in contested areas of the South China Sea, setting off what could properly be called a diplomatic shit storm. Today, China reassured the world that it’s almost done, alright?


AP: Hackers Stole Documents About Spies Taking Drugs And Going Bankrupt

This is a bad week to be a federal employee, and it just got worse. The AP is reporting a second brutal cyberattack on the US federal government, carried out by the same hackers who reportedly accessed the records of every single federal employee. This second hack focused on grabbing extremely personal dossiers from intelligence and military personnel.


Report: Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers Of Every Federal US Employee

The largest government hack in history is even larger than officials have admitted, with some sources saying every single federal employee had personal information stolen, including social security numbers.


Chinese Hackers Accused Of Two More Huge Security Breaches In The States

Remember when hackers accessed files from US health insurance firms Anthem and Premera last year? According to the New York Times, it was the same Chinese hackers suspected of breaching the US Office of Personnel Management’s files.


A GoPro Strapped To Chopsticks Shows How Fun It Is To Eat Exotic Foods

I don’t believe that Chinese food should always be eaten with chopsticks but it sure makes it fun. Or at least, strapping a GoPro onto a pair of chopsticks makes it look fun, especially when you delve into some of the funkier looking dishes. Anne-Sophie Bazard filmed her and her friends touring Beijing and eating with the GoPro chopsticks and came away with this footage.


China Wants To Build A 3000-Mile Railway Through The Amazon

Not content with building massive new dams, railroads, and cities inside its own borders, China is backing hugely ambitious infrastructure projects all over the world. Its latest is a 3,000-mile long railway that will cut through vast swathes of the Amazon rainforest.


I Can Barely Watch This Video Of The World's Longest Skywalk

You’ll want to read the rest of this post with your eyes shut if you have even the remotest fear of heights: This is the world’s longest skywalk, which recently opened in China. The skywalk allows crazy people to walk 27m off a cliff for spectacular vomit-inducing views. Don’t worry, it’s only about 800m down to the valley floor.


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.