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Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Oct 22
Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists

By Joe McDonald | Sep 14
Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese public sees online.

China Announces Goal of AI Leadership by 2030

By Joe McDonald | Jul 22
China's government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances.

China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

By Joe McDonald | Jun 25
Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues.

Wasted Green Power Tests China's Energy Leadership

By Matthew Brown | Jun 7
China's scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable energy development, yet increasing amounts of that green power have gone unused.

AP Explains: Why China is Stepping Up Against Climate Change

By Matthew Brown | Jun 5
By backing off the U.S. commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, China, to expand its increasing dominance in the renewable energy industry.

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

May 26
Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved other content deemed unacceptable.

China Clamps Down on Online News with New Security Rules

By Matthew Brown | May 5
China is tightening rules for online news as censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating across the country.

Game Developers Look To China As A New Market For Gay Games

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 30
Developers are working toward creating a "pink economy," a business model that caters to the LGBT community. The market for LGBT content is growing, and businesses are scrambling to secure their place in the new territory.

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

Apr 21
China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program.

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