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Mystery Source Of Already Banned Ozone-Depleting Substance Discovered

Researchers found significant emissions of a banned ozone-depleting substance coming from East Asia, particularly from eastern China. Instead of declining after the ban, emissions have even slightly increased.

Earth/Environment October 27, 2018

China Planning To Launch 'Artificial Moon' Predicted To Be 8 Times Brighter Than The Real One

China is reportedly planning to launch an artificial moon above the province of Sichuan by 2020. Should it prove successful, the country will launch three more in 2022.

Feature | Science October 21, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

China Tax Authorities Fine Actress Fan Bingbing For Tax Evasion

Chinese government has fined Fan Bingbing and the companies that she represents with millions of yuan for tax evasion. The 37-year-old actress has appeared in countless Chinese shows and movies and has even garnered international fame.

Celebrities October 4, 2018

Google China Prototype Allows Government To Track Search Queries Of Citizens

Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Google September 17, 2018

Google Employees Resign In Protest Of Project Dragonfly, A Censored Search Engine For China

Seven employees abandoned their jobs at Google in protest of the company's project known as 'Project Dragonfly.' The project was crafted to eradicate content that China's government views as sensitive.

Google September 16, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018

China Refuses To Share Bird Flu Virus Samples, Placing Thousands Of Lives In Danger

Medical experts around the globe share viral samples with one another to develop treatments and vaccines that will prevent outbreaks of pandemics. However, China has refused to share bird flu samples with the United States for over a year.

Public Health August 29, 2018

Air Pollution Levels In Seattle And Portland Now Higher Than Industrial Cities In China

Hundreds of wildfire across western North America has been sending swaths of smoke to surrounding cities. Seattle and Oregon recorded worse air pollution than China's Beijing in the past couple of days.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2018

Giant Panda Numbers Go Up As Conservation Efforts Continue

The endangered status of giant pandas has further been eased as the rare species continue to reproduce. Officials from China told a state media that the number of giant pandas in the wild has doubled in the past few decades.

Animals August 21, 2018

Apple App Store Takes Down 25,000 Illegal Apps In China

Following complaints from China’s state media, Apple moved for the removal of around 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store. Many of these apps are gambling-related.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2018

'Monster Hunter: World' PC Version No Longer Available In China, Just Days After Launch

The 'Monster Hunter: World' PC version was recently released, but after just a few days, the RPG is no longer available for sale in China. What happened, and can Capcom do anything about it?

Video Games August 14, 2018

Google’s Plans For Censored Search In China Is Stupid, Said Former Head Of Free Expression

Google is allegedly planning to release a Search app in China that will block certain sites in compliance with the country’s aggressive censorship policies. A former executive thinks it's stupid.

Google August 12, 2018

Google Reportedly Working On Search Engine For China That Will Censor Results

Google has apparently been working on a search engine app for China since last year. It’ll be released as an Android app and will comply with the country's censorship policies by clocking out certain search results.

Google August 2, 2018

Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Two vaccines produced by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, one of China's largest vaccine manufacturers, have been found defective. Some of the vaccines are already on the market and have been administered to Chinese children.

Medicine July 24, 2018

Artifact Discovered In China Suggests Human Ancestors Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago

New artifacts discovered by researchers suggest that the early human migrated from Africa to China 270,000 years earlier than imagined. The scientists uncovered 80 artifacts that indicate that they were also used.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Apple Fixes iPhone Bug That Crashed Apps For Mentioning Taiwan Or Using Taiwan Flag Emoji

A friend told security researcher Patrick Wardle in April that China was trying to hack her iPhone. It turned out to be a peculiar bug that caused apps to crash whenever the word 'Taiwan' or the Taiwan flag emoji appeared.

Apple July 11, 2018

Investigation Points To China As Source Of Increased Levels Of Banned Ozone-Depleting Gas

At least 18 companies in China were found still using banned ozone-depleting gas called CFC-11. The investigation followed a study published recently, citing that the harmful gas might still be used somewhere in Eastern Asia.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Grandmother Of China's First Emperor May Have Kept This Extinct Gibbon As Pet

An extinct species of gibbon was likely kept as pet by Lady Xia, grandmother of China's first emperor Qin Shihuang. What caused the extinction of this ape long before the industrial age?

Animals June 22, 2018

Chinese People Online Defend Einstein's Racist Observations During The 1920s

Einstein's personal journals were found to contain racist attitudes during his travels. He criticized China while he was traveling there in the 1920s, now some Chinese people are defending his portrayal.

Space June 15, 2018

This Mall Has A Solution For People Glued To Their Smartphones: A Special Lane

A Chinese shopping mall has implemented special lanes for the 'heads-down people,' meaning those who walk around looking down on their smartphones. Along the lanes, painted messages remind people to look up.

Life & Style June 9, 2018

Scientists Warn That The Dog Flu Could Be The Next Pandemic

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine wrote a study showcasing the dangerous potential that the dog flu could be the next health epidemic. They found several different influenza strands in domestic dogs in China.

Animals June 5, 2018

Video Captures The Exact Moment A Bright Meteorite Lit Up The Night Sky In China

A meteorite flashed across the sky in Yunan district in China on June 1 around 9:41 at night. Scientists say it was a bolide, which is a very bright meteor.

Space June 3, 2018

UFO Crash In China Explained: It Really Did Come From Space

A crashed UFO was found in a forest in China by a pair of power plant employees while on their way to work. The discovery prompted an immediate investigation, determining that the mysterious metallic object really did come from space.

Space May 30, 2018

China Invites The World To Collaborate In Its Space Station Expected To Launch In 2022

China will be launching its own space station in 2022 called the China Space Station. It has said that all countries, no matter how small, will be able to work in the new space station.

Space May 29, 2018

Apple Gives In To China’s Demands By Removing CallKit Apps From Country’s App Store

Apple recently informed developers that it needed to remove certain apps from the Chinese App Store due to their use of CallKit. The technology software integrates with VoIP calling services, which the Chinese government has banned.

Apple May 22, 2018

The First Private Rocket Launch In China Reaches 127,000 Feet: Following The Footsteps Of SpaceX

OneSpace Technologies became the first among private space companies in China to launch a rocket, after the successful maiden flight of the OS-X. OneSpace is following the footsteps of SpaceX, which is behind the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space May 20, 2018

China Launching Satellite To Study Far Side Of The Moon On May 21

China is getting ready to launch its satellite that will study the far side of the Moon, which is tidally locked and perpetually facing away from Earth. The satellite is a preparation for a rover China will send in the future.

Space May 18, 2018

Chinese Tech Company ZTE Shuts Down Operations: What Does This Mean For US Consumers?

China-based ZTE announced that it is shutting down major operations. The technology company could not compete due to an export ban from the United States.

Business Tech May 9, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Says 15 Hackers Were Arrested In China Under Suspicion Of Developing Cheating Tools

PUBG has formally announced the arrest of 15 hackers in China after being suspected of developing cheating tools. The game has been facing rampant cheating by players in China.

Video Games April 30, 2018

Baidu: 15 Interesting Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About China's Biggest Search Engine

Baidu has achieved exponential growth in China and is the country's No. 1 search engine. Here's a look at some interesting facts about the company, that we bet you didn't know of.

Internet April 20, 2018

Baby In China Born Four Years After The Death Of His Parents

A Chinese baby was born four years after the death of his parents in a car crash. It took four years because of the legal challenges his grandparents had to go through.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2018

The Rise Of The Smuggler Drones? $80 Million Worth Of iPhones Flown Into China

Authorities took down a major smuggling operation that utilized drones. The smugglers used drones to fly a pair of 200-meter cables between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in mainland China, sneaking $80 million worth of iPhones across the border.

Gadgets March 31, 2018

China's Space Station Actually Had A Productive Lifetime Despite Devastating Fate

Although it's crashing back to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry, the Tiangong-1 has achieved impressive feats throughout its lifetime. For instance, it has helped in providing emergency control during two major global disasters.

Space March 29, 2018

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Could Crash Into Earth Within Days

China's out of control space station Tiangong-1 is now predicted to fall into the Earth within the next few days. Depending on where it falls, the location may get a show in the sky.

Space March 28, 2018

Gadgets May Become More Expensive In The US, And You Have Trump To Blame For That

President Donald Trump is planning to place tariffs on goods from China. This may lead to higher prices for electronic gadgets such as smartphones and laptops, and may possibly include Apple products such as iPhones.

Gadgets March 23, 2018

Sorry, You Might No Longer Be Able To Buy Huawei Phones From Best Buy

Huawei has been having some troubles in the United States according to recent reports, and it's not over. Best Buy is reportedly dropping Huawei phones, phasing them out over the next few weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2018

Scott Kelly Says China's Space Program Could Surpass The US If They're Allowed To

Astronaut Scott Kelly voiced his concerns about the U.S. falling behind in their space program. China is rapidly making advances in its space technology and Kelly fears it could surpass the U.S. if the country doesn't advance rapidly.

Space March 16, 2018

China Wants To Send An X-Ray Telescope In Space: Prototype Ready By 2022, Launch Planned For 2025

In an effort to lead the space race, China has announced that it’s going to launch an X-ray into space. It’s called the eXTP, and it might be up there as early as 2025.

Space March 9, 2018

Baby In China Locks iPhone For 47 Years After Pressing Wrong Passcode Repeatedly

A toddler in China locked an iPhone for 47 years after pressing the wrong passcode repeatedly. The mother is up for a long waiting game.

Apple March 8, 2018

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Could Crash Down To Earth As Early As March 24

China lost control of a space station last year. Now people know when the space station will crash to Earth. Tiangong-1 will come crashing down to Earth before April 19.

Space March 6, 2018

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.

Space March 5, 2018

Men In Zimbabwe Complain That Imported Chinese Condoms Are 'Too Small'

The health minister of Zimbabwe is challenging condom makers to make better condoms than those that are being imported from China. Men are complaining about the imported condoms.

Public Health March 1, 2018

Chinese Man Going Through Heart Attack Gets Help By Throwing Money

A man in China trying to address a heart attack fell to the ground then threw a wad of cash to get attention. A policeman walking by helped the man, who was by then already bleeding from the nose.

Viral February 27, 2018

Boy In China Gets Stuck In Elevator After Peeing All Over Controls

Getting stuck in an elevator is terrifying, even worse when it's your own fault. A boy in China decided it was a good time to empty his bladder all over the controls of an elevator and succeeded in getting stuck.

Viral February 26, 2018

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