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  Employees joined Amnesty International in protests calling for Google to drop their project to create a special version of its search engine to filter out content deemed undesirable by the China’s government. The “Three T’s” of politically controversial content related to the 1989 Tiananmen Square...

Twin girls!  What could be more wonderful news to worrisome new parents?  In a ground breaking, but controversial development, Prof He Jiankui and his team at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China announced that they have facilitated the first live births of...

The US government arranged a meeting in Belgium that led to the arrest and extradition of a Chinese national in April 2018 who was trading intellectual property related to General Electric’s jet engine turbines. A US Department of Justice indictment claims that Yanjun Xu is a Chinese...

Despite an ongoing trade war with the USA, the Made in China 2025 campaign is ramping up efforts for massive acquisition and deployment of robotic technology. The China robot strategy includes the domestic manufacture of robots and the internal deployment of locally-made robots in Chinese...

Like Facebook’s signals last week, according to various reports, Google is planning to launch a censored search app for the Chinese market, codenamed Dragonfly. The US tech giant has long had its search sites blocked by China’s Great Firewall censorship policy, but its Android smartphone platform...

The Facebook platform has long been blocked by China’s Great Firewall. But according to a Chinese government filing that the New York Times discovered this week, Facebook has recently registered a subsidiary in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The paper reported that the subsidiary was financed...

Solar has now surpassed gas and wind as main source of new US power, but this may be a misleading indicator for growth. The US technically fitted more solar energy than any other source of electricity in Q1 2018 and developers installed 2.5GW of solar in...

The Prototype has been keeping a close eye on the trade tensions between the United States and China, and how electronics giant ZTE caught itself in the centre. President Trump’s recent statement has requested the United States Trade Representative to increase the tariffs on US$200 billion...

This week China’s largest online delivery company announced an AUD$2bil JV investment in a Hong Kong logistics hub. Alibaba founder Jack Ma seeks to build a global logistics system that delivers door-to-door in less than 72 hours. Presently, the total China courier logistics chain delivers 130...

Online plagiarism detection software is widespread in Australian universities, but automated essay checking may be ramping up in unexpected ways overseas. China is reported to be implementing artificial intelligence that will replace teachers marking student papers. SCMP claims that a quarter of the nation’s schools are...

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