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Australian lawmaker confirms China hacked spy base

May 29, 2013 10:53 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese hackers stole the blueprints of Australia's new spy agency headquarters years ago and the breach has been dealt with since then, an opposition lawmaker said Wednesday in the first confirmation of media reports. "These events did take place some time ago," senior opposition lawmaker George Brandis told Sky News television...

Tightest job market ever for China's college grads

May 29, 2013 10:47 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

While the job market in China is still much better than in many other parts of the world, 2013 is being billed locally as the worst for young graduates. A record number of them — about 7 million — are leaving universities and graduate schools to seek their first employment at a time when companies are hiring fewer people.

China premier warns EU over solar, telecom probes

May 28, 2013 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Premier Li Keqiang, China's top economic official, has criticized the European Union for pursuing anti-dumping cases against Chinese solar power and telecommunications equipment that he warned will hurt both sides. In a speech in Swizerland, Li said the action will hurt European consumers and might encourage trade protectionism...

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Plans for Australia spy HQ hacked by China

May 28, 2013 10:31 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian officials on Tuesday refused to confirm or deny whether Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new spy agency headquarters as a news report claims. A tiny party essential to the ruling coalition's government demanded an inquiry into how much damage may have been done.

NYU researchers took bribes from Chinese group

May 23, 2013 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zhu Yudong, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Yang Xing, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in court...

EU: China may be dumping mobile network equipment

May 15, 2013 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior EU official says China may be illegally dumping and subsidizing the import into Europe of mobile telephone networks and their essential elements. But Competition Commissioner Karel De Gucht says an official investigation, while approved by the European Commission, won't be launched now as officials seek an amicable resolution.

Huawei founder gives first ever media interview

May 9, 2013 11:17 am | by NICK PERRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

During 26 years at the helm of Chinese tech giant Huawei, founder Ren Zhengfei has never once agreed to be interviewed by a journalist. Until Thursday. During a visit to the company's New Zealand operations, Ren sat down with four local journalists at a Wellington hotel. The rules were strict: no international media, no photos.

China denies renewed US cyberattack claims

May 7, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military on Tuesday denied renewed U.S. accusations that it sponsored cyberattacks and said the two sides should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime. The accusations in the latest Pentagon report on the Chinese military are "irresponsible and harmful to the mutual trust between the sides..."

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China emerging as new force in drone warfare

May 3, 2013 11:43 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Determined to kill or capture a murderous Mekong River drug lord, China's security forces considered a tactic they'd never tried before: calling a drone strike on his remote hideaway deep in the hills of Myanmar. New light has been cast on China's unmanned aerial vehicle program, which has been quietly percolating for years and now appears to be moving into overdrive.

China automaker to open electric bus plant in CA

May 1, 2013 10:42 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese company whose mantra is Build Your Dreams plans to build all-electric buses in California's Mojave Desert. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and officials of BYD Automotive scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce plans to open the first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the United States.

Group calls on China to improve Internet security

April 24, 2013 10:42 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

An American business group appealed to China on Wednesday to improve online security and ease restrictions on Web use by companies, warning that deteriorating access speeds might discourage foreign investment. The American Chamber of Commerce suggested the Chinese government could speed up Internet access...

Yahoo's email service in China to close in August

April 23, 2013 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo's email service in China will close this summer as part of an arrangement worked out with its partner in that country, Alibaba Group. The service is scheduled to close Aug. 19. Yahoo is recommending users of its free email service in China transfer their accounts to another provider such as Aliyun, an email alternative offered by Alibaba.

Survey shows China manufacturing weakening

April 23, 2013 9:53 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's manufacturing growth decelerated this month, a survey showed Monday, adding to questions about the strength of the recovery in the world's second largest economy. HSBC said Tuesday the preliminary version of its monthly purchasing managers index declined to 50.5 from March's 51.6 on a 100-point scale...

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Portable ATMs, phone-charging in China quake zone

April 22, 2013 10:46 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The tent village that sprang up in two days to house quake survivors in mountain-flanked Lushan is no ordinary refugee camp. China's full range of disaster response is on display: Trucks with x-ray equipment, phone-charging stations, bank tellers-on-wheels — even a tent for insurance claims.

Greenhouse gases make high temps hotter in China

April 15, 2013 11:51 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

China, the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country's rise in its daily temperature spikes.

US says hacking undermines China's interests

April 9, 2013 10:11 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hacking that originates inside China is undermining its relationship with the United States and harms Beijing's long-term interests, a U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, in the latest high-level public expression of concern over a problem that has prompted threats of commercial retaliation from Washington.

Apple issues apology in China over service policies, but state media attacks seen backfiring

April 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has issued an apology to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism. A statement posted in Chinese to Apple's website on Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.

Panasonic to boost output in China

March 18, 2013 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Monday it will boost production of motors used in air purifiers and ventilation fans at its plant in Guangdong, China, amid growing demand for the products in the country and Southeast Asia.

O2Micro wins Best Product Award at 2013 China ACE awards

March 14, 2013 11:19 am | by O2Micro | News | Comments

O2Micro International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, is pleased to announce that it received "The Best Product Award" at the 2013 China ACE Awards in the Power Management category. The award ceremony was held on March 1st at the 18th Annual IIC-China.

China says willing to discuss cyber security with the U.S.

March 12, 2013 8:55 am | by Terril Yue Jones, Reuters | News | Comments

China offered on Tuesday to talk with the United States about cyber security amid an escalating war of words between the two sides on computer hacking, but suspicion is as deep in Beijing as it is in Washington about the accusations and counter-accusations.

China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

March 11, 2013 10:20 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's foreign minister on Saturday rejected accusations that the country's military was behind massive hacking attacks on U.S. and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet.

Vicor to showcase new innovations at Electronica China 2013

March 7, 2013 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vicor Corporation announced its participation in Electronica China 2013, the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, March 19 - 21. Among the highlights planned for Electronica China 2013, Vicor will unveil the newest additions to its portfolio...

China ACE Awards 2013: Semiconductors, analog devices among winners

March 1, 2013 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors, Freescale Seminiconductor, Broadcom and Agilent Technologies are among the winners of the China Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards 2013, presented during a reception held today in conjunction with the 18th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition.

China says US-based hackers target its websites

February 28, 2013 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States.

Chinese hackers seen as increasingly professional, methodical, as they plunder Web for secrets

February 26, 2013 9:09 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | News | Comments

Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one piece of evidence cited by experts points to professional cyberspies: China's hackers don't work weekends.

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