Communication Technology

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Dec 6, 2017

Apple's chief executive says he's optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China's tight internet laws will eventually be restored after they were removed earlier this year

Apple, Google at Chinese internet fest shows lure of market

Dec 4, 2017

Apple, Google leaders' presence at China state-run internet conference highlights dilemma for Western tech companies trying to expand in increasingly restricted market

Samsung details causes of Note 7 fires but questions remain

Jan 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7, not its hardware or software, made the smartphone prone to catching fire

Aerospace Technology

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

Mar 5, 2018

China plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

Apr 20, 2017

China has launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station

Report: China developing advanced lunar mission spaceship

Mar 9, 2017

State media say China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon

Computing And Information Technology

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

Apr 23, 2018

Shanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots

Rights group: China using personal data as repression tool

Feb 27, 2018

Human Rights Watch finds evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population

Behind South Korea's chip boom, worries over future

Jan 31, 2018

The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating huge wealth but also deep unease in South Korea

Technology Issues

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

Apr 2, 2018

China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, fruit and other products in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce

China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat

Mar 23, 2018

China lists $3 billion of U.S. goods including pork and steel pipe for possible retaliation in tariff dispute with Trump, girds for bigger battle over technology

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