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Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth $1.5 Billion Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth $1.5 Billion

Chinese authorities have busted what they said was one of the world’s largest online betting operations involving cryptocurrency, with over $1.5 billion in illicit bets allegedly on the line.

Discovery of Stone Tools in China Shows Early Humans Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago Discovery of Stone Tools in China Shows Early Humans Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago

Archaeologists working in the Shangchen region of China have uncovered dozens of stone tools, the oldest of which date back 2.1 million years, making them the earliest known evidence of a human presence outside of Africa.

ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver

Chinese smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer ZTE scored another concession from the White House on Tuesday, with Reuters reporting that the Department of Commerce had decided to grant it a “temporary reprieve” from a ban on purchasing components from US companies that recently led to ZTE shutting down its…

China Claims to Have a Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts 'Instant Carbonization' of Human Skin  China Claims to Have a Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts 'Instant Carbonization' of Human Skin 

As the U.S. prepares for war in space, China’s bringing the space war home. Its ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is reportedly capable of hitting a target from a kilometer away, igniting flammable objects, and burning through human skin. And it’s ready for production, the researchers behind the project claim.

ZTE Can't Fix a Broken Urinal Because It's Not Sure If It's Banned From Buying American Products ZTE Can't Fix a Broken Urinal Because It's Not Sure If It's Banned From Buying American Products

The story of Chinese telecommunication firm ZTE’s death and resurrection, both at the hands of the Trump administration, has taken another bizarre turn, this time resulting in employees having to hold in their pee. The company is opting not to fix urinal that requires parts from an American manufacturer for fear of…

Extinct Gibbon Species Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Noblewoman Extinct Gibbon Species Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Noblewoman

A certain Chinese noblewoman—potentially Lady Xia, grandmother to the first emperor of China—had a menagerie buried with her in her tomb: a leopard, a crane, an asiatic black bear, a lynx, and, most notably, a gibbon. That gibbon was part of newly identified, now-extinct genus and species, researchers reported Thursday…

ZTE's Future Is Back in Limbo After Senate Votes to Reinstate Ban ZTE's Future Is Back in Limbo After Senate Votes to Reinstate Ban

Despite President Donald Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ best efforts to save ZTE from a seven-year ban on using American goods, the Senate on Monday passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to reinstate the ban on the Chinese phone manufacturer.

The Trump Administration Reportedly Promised Tim Cook There Won't Be Tariffs on iPhones The Trump Administration Reportedly Promised Tim Cook There Won't Be Tariffs on iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose company took in $17.9 billion in 2017's last quarter from China and has much of its supply chain located there, has been running around trying to slow down a possible US-China trade war threatened by Donald Trump’s administration—and while the White House might be largely ignoring his…

Trump Promises to Create Military Space Force Trump Promises to Create Military Space Force

Earlier today, President Donald Trump said he’ll be directing the Pentagon to create the US Space Force, which would become the sixth independent branch of the US military. The move is meant to help the US keep pace with its rivals, but experts question the need for an entirely new military wing.

Extinct Giant Panda Lineage Discovered Thanks to DNA From 22,000-Year-Old Skull Extinct Giant Panda Lineage Discovered Thanks to DNA From 22,000-Year-Old Skull

DNA from a 22,000-year-old fossilized panda skull suggests an entirely separate lineage of giant pandas once roamed the area that is now southern China.

Trump Is Actually Going Through With Tariffs On Chinese Tech Trump Is Actually Going Through With Tariffs On Chinese Tech

Hot off a contemptuous meeting at the G7 Summit after which Trump seemed intent on starting a trade war with Canada—and following whatever the hell just happened in Singapore—Trump turned his sights back to China on Friday by announcing $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese “high-tech” goods.

China to Make RFID Chips Mandatory in Cars So the Government Can Track Citizens on the Road China to Make RFID Chips Mandatory in Cars So the Government Can Track Citizens on the Road

The Chinese government, in its ongoing pursuit to create the dystopian police state dreamed up in many a science fiction tale, is reportedly readying a new vehicle identification system that will be capable of monitoring the movement of citizens.

Senators Have a New Plan to Wreck ZTE, Despite Trump's Deal Senators Have a New Plan to Wreck ZTE, Despite Trump's Deal

The saga of ZTE is a never-ending roller coaster. After violating sanctions in Iran, ZTE was banned from buying parts and components from all American companies. And then suddenly it wasn’t, after President Trump and the Department of Commerce inked a deal that gave ZTE another lease on life. But now, it seems the ban…

Bitcoin Price Plunges After Hack of South Korean Exchange, Down 53 Percent Since December Bitcoin Price Plunges After Hack of South Korean Exchange, Down 53 Percent Since December

It’s hard out there for people who play with imaginary money. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plunged over the weekend after it was revealed that a South Korean exchange, Coinrail, was hacked. Roughly $42 billion of market value was destroyed in the sell-off, and Bitcoin has lost over 50 percent of its worth since…

Factory Making Amazon Products in China Violated All Kinds of Labor Laws Factory Making Amazon Products in China Violated All Kinds of Labor Laws

Factory workers in China tasked with building Amazon’s popular Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers are exposed to horrendous work environments and conditions that often are in violation of Chinese law, a recent report from a watchdog group found.

China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday.

Two Quantum Computing Bills Are Coming to Congress Two Quantum Computing Bills Are Coming to Congress

Quantum computing has made it to the United States Congress. If this field of quantum information is the new space race, the US doesn’t want to fall behind.

Trump Saved China's ZTE, But Senators Are Still Trying to Kill It Trump Saved China's ZTE, But Senators Are Still Trying to Kill It

On Thursday, the Trump administration made official its deal to save Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE—a company that was almost dead and buried thanks to crushing sanctions put in place by the president’s own Commerce Department. In response, a bipartisan group of senators announced a plan to reverse the agreement.

Trump Is Saving China's ZTE for Some Reason and Congress Can't Do Jack Shit About It Trump Is Saving China's ZTE for Some Reason and Congress Can't Do Jack Shit About It

Chinese telecom ZTE faced almost certain death after the Department of Commerce slapped it with a seven-year ban on purchasing or using parts from US manufacturers earlier this year amid allegations it violated sanctions on North Korea and Iran. In May, the company ceased business operations—only to soon be brought…

No One Can Explain the Strange Sounds Making US Diplomats Sick in China No One Can Explain the Strange Sounds Making US Diplomats Sick in China

The US State Department evacuated at least two diplomats in China following a mysterious illness experienced after hearing strange noises—the latest in a series of unexplained sicknesses that have hit American diplomats and their family members in recent years.

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