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Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China's giant tech scene

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BEIJING Wang Miaoyi's small one-bedroom apartment, which doubles as her design studio, is overflowing with game magazines, figurines and boxes of sci-fi novels. | Video

Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles' Day haul, but growth rate plunges

12 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles' Day, but the event's annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. | Video

Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit $10 bln in first hour

11 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI, Nov 11 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd settled roughly 69 billion yuan ($9.92 billion) in the first hour of its annual Singles' Day on Sunday, up roughly 21 percent from last year's early haul of 57 billion yuan.

And now for something completely different: Chinese robot news readers

09 Nov 2018

WUZHEN, China Chinese news readers may have some new competition - artificially intelligent robot anchors that can mimic human facial expressions and mannerisms while reading out reports. | Video

Trade tensions cast shadow over China web summit

07 Nov 2018

WUZHEN, China China should have a more prominent role in shaping the future of the global internet, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in remarks that underscored how battle lines for control of the web have hardened amid a biting trade war with the United States.

China's Xi calls for global cooperation to create 'fairer' internet

07 Nov 2018

WUZHEN, China China's President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater global cooperation in developing the internet and make it more "fair and equitable", as Beijing seeks to bolster its global role in shaping the web.

Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade - and futuristic toilets

06 Nov 2018

BEIJING U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer. | Video

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