Wednesday, 22/11/2017 | 1:05 UTC+8
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    Alibaba’s first smart car

    After more than a year of development, Alibaba’s first “internet car,” the Car’OS RX5 sport utility vehicle, is available for pre-order in China. The SUV costs the equivalent of $22,230 (as a base price) and deliveries are expected to roll out in August. Alibaba partnered with China’s largest automaker, the state-owned SAIC Motor Corp., to

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    Tallest Ferris Wheel Now Opens in Osaka, Japan

    OSAKA – Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel started operating Friday at a large commercial complex in Suita, Osaka, Ferris Wheel Investment Co. said. The Redhorse Osaka Wheel stands 123 meters high over Expocity, a retail and entertainment complex that opened last November at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, the site of the 1970 World Exposition. “I was

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    Korean residents in Osaka file complaint against hate speech

    OSAKA —An Osaka-based group of Korean residents filed a complaint with the city of Osaka against those who posted footage of hate speech rallies and offensive comments online. The move comes as Japan’s first ordinance to deter racist propaganda came into effect the same day, enabling the city of Osaka to publicly disclose on its

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    Chinese Internet Giant Baidu plan to commercialise driverless car on 2021

    China’s internet-search giant Baidu is planning to mass produce driverless electric cars in five years, bringing the fight to Google and Apple . The company, which currently holds 80% of the internet-search market in China, will not manufacture the cars itself. Instead, it will outsource the actual production to an existing Chinese automaker, in the same

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    Alibaba predicts sales will rise 48 percent ending march 2017

    HONG KONG, June 15 — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said that revenue growth will accelerate this fiscal year as China’s largest e-commerce company provided its first financial forecast since going public in 2014. The company predicts sales will rise at least 48 per cent in the year ending March 2017 as it pushes into new markets

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    North Korean Hacked Into South Korean Computer

    North Korea hacked into more than 140,000 computers at 160 South Korean firms and government agencies, planting malicious code under a long-term plan laying groundwork for a massive cyber attack against its rival, police in the South said on Monday. South Korea has been on heightened alert against cyber attacks by the North after Pyongyang

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    Japan 8K TV broadcasting on this coming 2016 Olympics

    Last October, Sharp became the first electronics company to release an 8K television set, selling the 85-inch monitor for around $140,000 (¥16 million). Those who bought that TV, or one of the few other sets on the market, will finally have something to watch in the 7,680×4,320-pixel 8K resolution come August. The Olympics Broadcasting Services

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    Alipay could be valued at nearly USD 60 billion

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s (BABA.N) arm, Ant Financial Services Group, is seeking a valuation of nearly $60 billion in its current round of funding, a person familiar with the matter said. Ant Financial, which operates the “Alipay” online payment platform, is in talks to raise funds from existing and new investors, which

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    China new glass bridges

    For some in China the sky does not need to be the limit, especially when you can build a glass-bottomed suspension bridge across it. Tourism sites in the central Henan and Hunan provinces have been constructing vertigo-inducing skywalks in a bid to attract visitors. And it seems to have worked, attracting thrill-seeking tourists and locals,

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  • Android users can now use Tor to connect to Facebook. It avoids network censors -- which means mobile users in Iran and China can now use Facebook on smartphones.
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    Facebook able bypass China’s censors

    A tweak that Facebook made to its Android app will allow mobile customers in restricted places like China and Iran to connect to the social network. It’s a big step forward for human rights activists — and it could greatly expand Facebook’s reach into countries where its services are banned. China and Iran have a

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