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Blizzard: Chinese interests “had no influence” on Blitzchung ban – GamesIndustry.biz

Blizzard: Chinese interests “had no influence” on Blitzchung ban – GamesIndustry.biz

Hearthstone developer reduces punishments for pro player's support of Hong Kong protesters as president J. Allen Brack insists response would have been the same to pro-China viewsOn Friday evening, Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack released a statement in response to a week of ongoing criticism from players, developers, and even politicians over its decision…
Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong...

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation. Vivo, which…
Eight Chinese tech firms placed on U.S. Entity List for their role in human rights violations against Muslim minority groups

Eight Chinese tech firms placed on U.S. Entity List for their role in human...

Eight Chinese tech firms, including SenseTime and Megvii, have been added to the U.S. government Entity List for their role in enabling human rights violations against Muslim minority groups in China, including the Uighurs. The firms were among 28 total organizations, mostly Chinese government agencies, that were implicated “in the implementation of China’s campaign of…
Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide

Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide

FAST will enable highly sensitive measurements of astronomical phenomenon.Credit: Ou Dongqu/Xinhua/ZUMA The world’s largest single-dish radio observatory is preparing to open to astronomers around the world, ushering in an era of exquisitely sensitive observations that could help in the hunt for gravitational waves and probe the mysterious fleeting blasts of radiation known as fast radio…
Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man’s HIV With Crispr

Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man’s HIV With Crispr

Imagine you’re 27 years old and you start feeling ill. Ill enough that you go to the hospital, and after much poking and prodding and waiting for lab results you learn you’re HIV positive. Two weeks later you find out that’s not even the worst of it. You’ve got leukemia too.Under any circumstances it would…
Chinese professor stole hard drive secrets for Huawei, US government charges

Chinese professor stole hard drive secrets for Huawei, US government charges

Technology cold war — Man obtained sample hardware under false pretenses and broke NDA, US says. Timothy B. Lee - Sep 9, 2019 5:23 pm UTC Enlarge / Visitors check out new Huawei smartphones at the 2019 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair Berlin.Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesA Chinese computer science professor named Bo Mao is…
Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public in Hong Kong

Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public...

Megvii Technology, the Beijing-based artificial intelligence startup known in particular for its facial recognition brand Face++, has filed for a public listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Its prospectus did not disclose share pricing or when the IPO will take place, but Reuters reports that the company plans to raise between $500 million and…
Chinese tariff retaliation, presidential tweets and market unease sends exchanges plummeting

Chinese tariff retaliation, presidential tweets and market unease sends exchanges plummeting

After a week of modest gains, major stock indexes plummeted on Friday as China retaliated against U.S. tariffs by imposing $75 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country. China’s foreign ministry said that it would resume tariffs on U.S. imports of automobiles and auto parts and place an additional 5% or…

More 5G Handsets Hit the Chinese Market – EE Times

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WFH: Chinese Engineers Abroad Come Back

WFH: Chinese Engineers Abroad Come Back

Beijing’s Zhongguancun neighborhood is often called the “Silicon Valley of China,” but seen from street level, the two places are worlds apart.Silicon Valley’s endless office parks strive for the platonic ideal of workplace productivity: spacious green “campuses,” colorful slides to take you between floors, free in-house massages, and cafeterias serving up grass-fed steak and brain-boosting…

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Qualcomm’s Earnings Slump Shows Signs of Easing – The Wall Street...

Qualcomm Inc. signaled a strong year ahead for 5G phone sales, suggesting its fortunes would turn despite the U.S.-China trade dispute and a slower pace of handset releases that have been a financial drag in recent quarters. The San Diego-based chip maker on Wednesday gave its first forecast for global 5G smartphone shipments of between…

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