Technology Issues

China says US commerce secretary due June 2 for talks

May 25, 2018

China says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on June 2 for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China's trade surplus with the United States

Australian court staffer fired for reading cardinal charges

May 16, 2018

An Australian state court says an employee has been fired for looking up in a restricted computer system details of charges facing a senior Vatican cleric

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May 2, 2018

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases

China urges US to avoid damaging business confidence

Apr 26, 2018

China urges Washington to avoid damaging business confidence following report U.S. investigating Chinese tech giant Huawei for possible violations of sanctions on Iran

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

Australia probes if Facebook data leaks broke privacy law

Apr 5, 2018

Australia probes if Facebook broke privacy law by disclosing data to Trump-linked consulting firm

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

China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

AP Explains: Why are crypto exchanges vulnerable to hacks?

Jan 30, 2018

Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but the exchanges trading virtual currencies based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks, experts say

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