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China is getting a head start on the flying car industry: report

China is getting a head start on the flying car industry:...

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China is leading the pack as the flying car industry tries to take off.Chinese regulators are racing to approve eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) vehicles. These aircraft take off like helicopters but can also fly like planes at higher speeds.Kellen Xie, the vice president of Chinese eVTOL company AutoFlight Group, told the Financial Times…
Russia and China’s ‘unfriendly’ space behavior is ‘concerning’ and could threaten US satellites, defense analysts say

Russia and China’s ‘unfriendly’ space behavior is ‘concerning’ and could threaten...

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Russia and China are investigating ways to disable US satellites, raising defense concerns.China is testing satellite grappling technology that can move objects in space without debris.Russia is believed to have tested projectile weapons for use in orbit. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. download…
Is the US really close to banning TikTok? Yes? And, also: No.

Is the US really close to banning TikTok? Yes? And, also:...

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Absolutely.No.While the conventional wisdom is that the US Senate will likely approve the bill this week, and President Joe Biden will sign it into law shortly after, TikTok won't go anywhere immediately.At the very earliest, the ban wouldn't go into effect until nine months after Biden signs the bill — meaning 2025. But even that…
People in China are so spooked about the economy that even the weak yuan isn’t stopping them from buying more gold

People in China are so spooked about the economy that even...

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Gold prices have hit record highs, thanks to global uncertainties and expectations of central bank rate cuts.China's consumers and its central bank are snapping up gold, even as a falling yuan makes the metal pricier.Other central banks around the world are also buying gold to diversify their holdings. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite…
Almost half of all major Chinese cities are sinking, study says

Almost half of all major Chinese cities are sinking, study says

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Almost half of China's major cities are sinking, putting millions of locals at risk of flooding, according to a new study published in the journal Science this week.The study found that 45% of China's urban land was sinking faster than 3 mm a year, while 16% was sinking at a rate of more than 10…
Huawei just gave Tim Cook a new headache in China

Huawei just gave Tim Cook a new headache in China

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Tim Cook would like you to think everything is going swimmingly for Apple in China.A highlight reel of the Apple CEO's recent trip to the country, posted to his Weibo account, showed him being papped by fans at the opening of a new store in Shanghai's Jing'an district, taking selfies on an iPhone with celebrity…
China just made it even harder for people in the country to access WhatsApp and Threads

China just made it even harder for people in the country...

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Apple removed WhatsApp and Threads from its app store in China after being told to do so by the Chinese government, according to the Wall Street Journal.China's top internet regulator asked Apple to remove the two apps because of national security concerns."We are obligated to follow the laws in the countries where we operate, even…
How the US Army botched a $1 billion upgrade of the Stryker armored vehicle’s gun

How the US Army botched a $1 billion upgrade of the...

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Fearing that its Stryker armored vehicles were outgunned by Russian and Chinese designs, the US Army had an idea for a quick fix: Develop an unmanned Stryker turret with a 30-mm autocannon. But cutting corners in the $1 billion project has led to hardware and software issues that mean the more lethal Strykers won't be…
Chinese EV makers won’t get subsidies from Mexico after US pressure

Chinese EV makers won’t get subsidies from Mexico after US pressure

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Enlarge / The Chinese automaker BYD has every other electric vehicle maker worried.John Keeble/Getty Images The United States has won an important battle in its war to keep low-cost Chinese electric vehicles from American car buyers. Today, Reuters reports that the Mexican federal government has responded to pressure from the US and will not offer…
China’s newest aircraft carrier was spotted with aircraft mock-ups showing what its future air wing could look like

China’s newest aircraft carrier was spotted with aircraft mock-ups showing what...

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New images posted to social media show China's third and newest aircraft carrier hosting aircraft mock-ups.It's a notable step before the Fujian's upcoming sea trials, showing what its future air wing might look like.The Fujian is a large, modern ship expected to be a major upgrade to China's naval capabilities. Thanks for signing up! Access…

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