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    China showcases new laser defence weapon system capable of intercepting aerial targets

    China showcases new laser defence weapon system capable of intercepting aerial targets


    The system, demonstrated at an air show in the southern Guangdong province's Zhuhai city, could be easily deployed on the Tibetan plateau bordering India and at the islands in the disputed South China Sea, state-run Global Times...

    The system, demonstrated at an air show in the southern Guangdong province's Zhuhai city, could be easily deployed on the Tibetan plateau bordering India and at the islands in the disputed South China Sea, state-run Global Times reported.
    In China's Himalayas, a wine 'flying above the clouds'

    In China's Himalayas, a wine 'flying above the clouds'


    China is not known as a major wine producer, but French luxury giant Moet Hennessy has bet on the remotely located Ao Yun's vineyards which show the Asian country can produce a 1st-class bottle of red. It took 4 years for the company to find the ideal...

    China is not known as a major wine producer, but French luxury giant Moet Hennessy has bet on the remotely located Ao Yun's vineyards which show the Asian country can produce a 1st-class bottle of red. It took 4 years for the company to find the ideal spot and the result was Ao Yun, Chinese for "flying above the clouds", which debuted in 2013.
    5G to be expected on world's longest cross-sea bridge in China

    5G to be expected on world's longest cross-sea bridge in China


    The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, touted to be the world's longest cross-sea bridge, is expected to have 5G service in the future. The 55-km bridge connects the mainland province of Guangdong with China's two special administrative regions, Hong Kong...

    The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, touted to be the world's longest cross-sea bridge, is expected to have 5G service in the future. The 55-km bridge connects the mainland province of Guangdong with China's two special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macao. The bridge can be seen as a unique application of wireless technology by China's communication sector.
    China's annual shopping frenzy shatters another record

    China's annual shopping frenzy shatters another record


    Known as Singles Day, the clamor for deals and discounts was heralded with characteristic fanfare by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has turned an unofficial holiday for people without romantic partners into a yearly windfall for digital...

    Known as Singles Day, the clamor for deals and discounts was heralded with characteristic fanfare by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has turned an unofficial holiday for people without romantic partners into a yearly windfall for digital retailers.
    US expresses concern over repression of religious groups in China

    US expresses concern over repression of religious groups in China


    The issue of religious repression in China was raised by secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis in discussions with their visiting Chinese counterparts, minister of national defence Gen Wei Fenghe and Chinese Communist Party...

    The issue of religious repression in China was raised by secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis in discussions with their visiting Chinese counterparts, minister of national defence Gen Wei Fenghe and Chinese Communist Party Office of foreign affairs director Yang Jiechi.
    World's first AI news anchor debuts in China

    World's first AI news anchor debuts in China


    AI is a way of making a machine 'think' and 'demonstrate' in a manner similar to humans. The AI news anchor has a male image with a voice, facial expressions of a real person and made his debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east...

    AI is a way of making a machine 'think' and 'demonstrate' in a manner similar to humans. The AI news anchor has a male image with a voice, facial expressions of a real person and made his debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China's Zhejiang province. The AI news anchor will work 24 hours a day on Xinhua's website and various social media platforms.
    China steps up drone race with stealth aircraft

    China steps up drone race with stealth aircraft


    China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to US technology and adding to a fleet that has already seen combat action in the Middle East. The CH-7 is the length of a tennis...

    China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to US technology and adding to a fleet that has already seen combat action in the Middle East. The CH-7 is the length of a tennis court with a 22-metre wingspan. It can fly at more than 800 kmph and at an altitude of 13,000 metres.
    China shuns rivalry in Pacific as Australia says 'this is our patch'

    China shuns rivalry in Pacific as Australia says 'this is our patch'


    Standing alongside Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi made the conciliatory remarks after a meeting in Beijing widely billed as a step toward re-setting bilateral ties after a lengthy diplomatic...

    Standing alongside Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi made the conciliatory remarks after a meeting in Beijing widely billed as a step toward re-setting bilateral ties after a lengthy diplomatic chill.
    Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

    Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk


    Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will...

    Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will go.
    Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

    Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs


    The punishments were all publicly meted out in the presence of other staff, state media said, citing workers who had quit the company in the southwestern province of Guizhou. Labour conditions in China have often been described by activists as harsh and...

    The punishments were all publicly meted out in the presence of other staff, state media said, citing workers who had quit the company in the southwestern province of Guizhou. Labour conditions in China have often been described by activists as harsh and unforgiving, with workers having to work excessive hours and live in cramped quarters on meagre wages.