Monday, 15th, 2019 | 10:25PM Updated

Semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm officially launched its next-generation system-on-chip, the Snapdragon 820.
Stop the Qualcomm Outrage, Check the Facts and Figures Instead

While America's technology companies are breathing easier after the head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed on Monday that the Qualcomm Technologies Inc. ruling is not a sign of more historic fines to come, it is fair to assume that a large degree of head-shaking continues; after all, no other company in China has ever been fined $1 billion.

Kanye West (L) and Beck (R)
What Is True Art and Is Kanye West the Exclusive Judge Of It?

Based on Kanye West's antics and comments during this year's Grammy awards, it seems that he sees himself as the judge and jury about what "true" art is. Once again he made the argument that Beyonce was deserving of the Album of the Year award-in his opinion.

A sign supporting non-GMO products in the U.S.
GMO Crops Will Be a Strong Resource for a Nation with 22 Percent of the World's Population

According to Han Jun, a senior Communist Party official for agriculture, "GM technology is very promising and we must stand on top of GM research as China has quite limited agricultural resources."

Sky lanterns for the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival.
Spring Festival Gala Sets the Moral Bar High for the Chinese People

While the "Empress of China" has been a popular feast for the eyes, the series' audience numbers pale next to the 800 million Chinese viewers who will tune into the annual Spring Festival Gala television spectacle on the evening of Feb. 18.

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As smartphone and tablet users in Taiwan increase in number, more firms launch and expand their mobile payment services.
Apple’s iPhone Throne May Need to Be Fireproof Against China One Day

ZDNet's Larry Dignan looked beyond the "Apple vs. Samsung" market tussle that has dominated technology headlines for numerous years at the end of last month, explaining that the Korean corporate giant needs to be more concerned about the competition presented by Chinese smartphone manufacturers.

Images from The Apollo 11 Experience
Visit The Moon And Virtually Relive Neil Armstrong's Historic Landing

There will also be interviews with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Looking For Love? Scientists Say Settling For Mr. OK Or Ms. OK Is Your Best Bet

If we choose to wait for Mr. Right or Ms. Perfect, it is likely we risk never mating at all.

Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.
Jumping to Conclusions About China Helps Nobody’s Human Rights

As millions of Chinese are consumed by their preparations for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, the rest of the world is busily taking notes about the progress of an enormous and ancient nation.

Grammys 2015: Usher Pays Tribute To Stevie Wonder By Singing 'If It's Magic'

R&B star Usher delivered his rendition of Stevie Wonder's "If It's Magic" at the 2015 Grammys on Feb. 8, Sunday.

A Chinese man discovers that there is not a price for love.
Man from Zhejiang Province Proves Money Cannot Buy Love

It has been a common belief that money cannot buy love, but it was just proven by a man in the eastern province of Zhejiang after his affection--and generous gifts--remained unrequited.

Bill Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women years ago.
Bill Maher Cracks Joke On Bill Cosby Scandal During Sarah Palin Discussion

Bill Cosby’s sex scandal seems to be far from over. While Cosby’s controversies appear to have died down recently with Bruce Jenner and Bobbi Kristina Brown making the headlines, Bill Maher made a joke about Cosby on his HBO talk show “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

More Chinese students are opting to get their diplomas from schools abroad.
China Worries About Talented Intellectuals Educated Abroad Returning and Ruining Marxist Principles

China is worried that returning individuals who earned their higher degrees abroad and applying in the academe would not have the propensity to teach Marxist principles correctly.

President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of a CPPCC meeting.
Celebrity Status and Meaningful Political Contribution Are Not Mutually Exclusive

With "Wolf Totem" ready to appear in Chinese cinemas and China's censorship authorities receiving ongoing criticism for their interjections into the cultural lives of citizens, this week's apology from Hong Kong-based entertainer Eric Tsang Chi-wai should not merely be met with sighs of resignation.

Liu Han, a former Chinese mining magnate, had his death sentence upheld in 2008.
Rethinking China’s Death Penalty in the 21st Century

In a rare piece of editorial journalism on Thursday, the Shanghai Daily's Liu Junyang shared a personal experience of being in the audience of a public execution.

Passengers at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan during Spring Festival.
Spring Festival Rush Reminds China That Out of Sight Is Not Same as Out of Mind

While the upcoming Spring Festival is a pleasant time for many, including the Chinese diaspora in the societies of developed countries, the annual occasion is of immense importance to China's multitude of migrant workers who can cherish an experience that many of us take for granted.

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