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An IBM supercomputer will take on China’s air pollution crisis

The research project is called Green Horizon.

On Aug 31, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Chris Pratt points out dirty joke on a Beijing souvenir T-shirt

The 'Jurassic World' star couldn't resist.

On May 27, 2015 by Michelle Jaworski

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A city without cars is a disaster waiting to happen

It fixes a problem the rich don't have—while hurting the poor.

On May 1, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter

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Chinese censors target murder, ghosts, and extramarital sex

What is TV even for if not watching murder and adultery?

On Nov 14, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Here’s Vladimir Putin getting inappropriate with China’s first lady

Vladimir Putin gets cozy with China's first lady, international incident ensues.

On Nov 12, 2014 by Ramon Ramirez

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Hong Kong policeman pepper-sprays elderly protester

If this isn't an abuse of power, what is?

On Sep 29, 2014 by Miles Klee

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12-year-old boy with bone cancer gets first 3D-printed vertebra

Of all the fascinating objects produced by 3D printers, this may be the most amazing yet.

On Aug 24, 2014 by Miles Klee

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China censors meme depicting former president as a giant toad

The government once again toads the party line.

On Jul 23, 2014 by Eric Geller

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China’s army of Web monitors is 2 million strong

Both government and corporate clients hire monitors to search the Web for negative opinions.

On Oct 6, 2013 by Jay Hathaway

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Chinese-American blogger arrested, forced to condemn the evils of the Internet

“It gratified my vanity greatly,” Xue said during the 10-minute report. “I got used to my influence online and the power of my personal opinions . . . and I forgot who I am.”

On Sep 27, 2013 by Curt Hopkins

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Chinese workers demand back pay in “Gangnam Style” protest

When Chinese construction workers who had just completed a new nightclub weren't paid in full by their employers, they protested with a "Gangnam Style" dance outside the building.

On Jan 23, 2013 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Chinese netizens protest doomsday smog

A cloud of toxic pollution descended on Beijing this weekend, prompting citizens to post "I am not a human vacuum cleaner" in protest.

On Jan 16, 2013 by Kevin Morris

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Chinese outraged government can use Twitter while they can’t

Despite the service being banned in the country, the Chinese government's official press office owns an active Twitter account.

On Dec 11, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Rumors of Internet clampdown in Beijing ahead of power shift

It's an interesting coincidence that major Chinese websites are going dark the day of a major political transition.

On Nov 1, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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China’s Twitter gets buggy at a curious moment

Just as Chinese officials announced casualty figures for a major flood in Beijing, Sina Weibo's search function broke down, conveniently hiding the information.

On Jul 27, 2012 by Kevin Morris