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Huawei: No government has asked for customer data

October 18, 2013 11:54 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese tech giant Huawei said in a report Friday on cybersecurity that it never has been asked to provide information about a citizen to any government. Huawei Technologies Ltd. has spent recent years trying to allay fears in the United States and some other countries that it is controlled by China's Communist Party or might be a security risk.

Quantum conductors benefit from growth on smooth foundations

October 15, 2013 11:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine if the "information superhighway" had HOV lanes so that data could be stored, processed and disseminated many times faster than possible with today's electronics. Researchers in the United States and China have teamed to develop such a speedway for future devices, an exotic type of electrical conductor called a topological insulator (TI).

China Premier Li Keqiang addresses Thai Parliament

October 11, 2013 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang became the first foreign leader to address Thailand's Parliament in more than a decade Friday as he began a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties and seeking business for his country's high-speed railway technology .Li told the lawmakers that Thailand and China will boost their trade to $100 billion by the end of 2015...

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China recycling cleanup jolts global industry

October 3, 2013 2:24 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China for years has welcomed the world's trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China's environment. The Chinese...

Optical sensors improve railway safety

September 30, 2013 12:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A string of fiber-optic sensors running along a 36-km stretch of high-speed commuter railroad lines connecting Hong Kong to mainland China has taken more than 10 million measurements over the past few years in a demonstration that the system can help safeguard commuter trains and freight cars against accidents.

China criticizes Japan for military radar plans

September 23, 2013 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China criticized Japan on Monday for its plans to install a cutting-edge U.S. military radar system to monitor North Korean missile launches, saying that could impact regional stability and upset the strategic balance. The X-band radar system would boost Japan's ability to track and intercept missiles from across the Sea of Japan.

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing

September 18, 2013 10:24 am | by Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Reliable quantum computing would make it possible to solve certain types of extremely complex technological problems millions of times faster than today’s most powerful supercomputers. Other types of problems that quantum computing could tackle would not even be feasible with today’s fastest machines. The key word is “reliable.” If the enormous potential of quantum computing is to be fully realized...

China willing to open space station to foreigners

September 18, 2013 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China is willing to open its future space station to foreign astronauts and even train them for such missions, a Chinese astronaut said. China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, was quoted by the official China Daily newspaper on Wednesday as saying China had received many such requests during the course of building a permanent station to be completed in 2020.

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US state, Chinese officials announce climate deal

September 16, 2013 12:10 pm | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown and China's top climate negotiator on Friday signed the first agreement between a U.S. state and China that seeks greater cooperation on clean energy technologies and research meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The memorandum of understanding signed with China's National Development and Reform Commission was another aggressive move by California to combat climate change.

iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

September 12, 2013 7:02 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The iPhone's magic as China's must-have smartphone is eroding. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried...

Finns to use Angry Birds to teach Chinese children

September 10, 2013 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Angry Birds will be used to fire Chinese children's imaginations after the Finnish company behind the game announced plans to launch an educational product in China. Rovio said Monday that Angry Birds Playground attempts to instill fun, motivation, and interaction into learning such subjects as language, mathematics and music.

China releases reporter jailed in Yahoo email case

September 9, 2013 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese reporter who was sentenced to prison in 2005 after Yahoo Inc. disclosed details of his email has been released, a writer's group announced Sunday.Shi Tao was released Aug. 23, 15 months before the end of his sentence, the Independent Chinese Pen Center said in a statement.

Chinese info-tech company opening office in Ga.

August 27, 2013 5:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese information technology company is planning to invest $10 million to open a research and development center in metro Atlanta, state officials announced Tuesday. Gov. Nathan Deal was in Qingdao, China, when he announced that Beijing-based TravelSky Technology Limited is planning to open a...

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China helicopter training with air-to-air missiles

August 26, 2013 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese-developed attack helicopter has successfully fired air-to-air missiles for the first time, state media said Monday, in another apparent advance for the domestic arms industry. The firing took place last week during drills off the coast of the southern province of Guangdong...

Apple's grip on China tablet market loosens

August 22, 2013 9:26 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's grip on China's tablet market has loosened as Asian tech companies increase sales with cheaper Android tablet computers, a market report showed Thursday. Dickie Chang, senior market analyst at research firm IDC, said Apple supplied 28 percent of tablet computers in China during the April-June quarter, down from 49 percent dominance a year earlier.

Home cooking, traffic are sources of key air pollutants from China

August 21, 2013 11:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Almost 80 percent of air pollution involving soot that spreads from China over large areas of East Asia — impacting human health and fostering global warming — comes from city traffic and other forms of fossil-fuel combustion, such as home cooking with coal briquettes.

China Telecom profit rises after it offers iPhone

August 21, 2013 10:18 am | by KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

State-owned China Telecom, the country's third biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, said Wednesday that profit grew in the first half of the year as revenue from iPhone sales kicked in. Beijing-based China Telecom, also the world's biggest fixed-line telephone operator, stepped up marketing spending to woo customers...

China in big push against opinion-leading blogs

August 19, 2013 9:42 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bestselling Chinese author Murong Xuecun had nearly 4 million followers on his Twitter-like microblog. One day in May his account disappeared. So did his profiles on several other social media sites. No explanation was given, but one is starting to emerge.

Researchers slow light to a crawl in liquid crystal matrix

August 14, 2013 11:02 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Light traveling in a vacuum is the Universe’s ultimate speed demon, racing along at approximately 300,000 kilometers per second. Now scientists have found an effective new way to put a speed bump in light’s path. Researchers embedded dye molecules in a liquid crystal matrix to throttle the group velocity of light back to less than one billionth of its top speed.

Tibetan government-in-exile's site hit by hackers

August 13, 2013 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security researchers say the website of Tibet's government-in-exile has been rigged to infect the computers of Chinese-speaking visitors, the latest in a series of cyberattacks against Tibetan activists. Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday that attackers modified the Chinese-language website of the Central Tibetan Administration to infect visitors with rogue software.

Chinese businessman's plan produces few cars, jobs

August 12, 2013 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In October 2009, GreenTech Automotive Inc.'s owner, Chinese businessman Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, unveiled four prototype cars during a flashy ceremony and promised to build a $2 billon plant in Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. The company said production of fuel-efficient vehicles would start in three years...

Chinese inaction gives technology thieves a shield

August 8, 2013 11:09 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

American prosecutors say Pangang Group aimed high. The Chinese state-owned company wanted a better process to make titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in paint, toothpaste and Oreo cookie filling. So it paid spies to steal it from industry giant DuPont.

Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses

July 29, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses including withholding employees' pay and excessive working hours. China Labor Watch said it found violations of the law and of Apple's pledges about working conditions at factories operated by Pegatron Corp., a Taiwanese company.

Britain to review Huawei's UK-based cyber center

July 18, 2013 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Britain's most senior security officials has been assigned to review the operation of a U.K.-based cybersecurity center run by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei following a critical report from lawmakers. The government was thrown onto the defensive last month when senior parliamentarians criticized the deepening links...

China's online population rises to 519 million

July 17, 2013 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web from smartphones and other wireless devices, an industry group reported Wednesday. The end-of-June figures from the China Internet Network Information Center represent a 10 percent rise...

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