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A Long March-3C carrier rocket carrying the 23rd satellite with the Beidou Navigation Satellite System lifts off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Beidou Navigation Satellite System Set for Expansion to Economies Along Belt and Road Trade Route

China plans to launch six to eight Beidou Navigation Satellite Systems this year to accelerate its expansion into economies along the Belt and Road Initiative.

Instead of following the old business model, Alibaba’s new research and development team will shift into a “pure holistic R&D mechanism” by using cutting-edge technological solutions.
Tech Giant Alibaba Ready for the Next Level

On Monday, March 13, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announced its plans to create a research task force for growth and innovation. Alibaba believes this will create new pathways that will transform the current e-commerce trading platform into the next stage: a tech powerhouse.

Ant Financial IPO
China-Tech IPOs Eyed as Potential Money-Earner for Global Banks

Global banks are hoping to take in huge sums of money from China tech startups that are expected to make their initial public offering (IPO) in the next few years, according to an article in The Australian.

A Techrules Ren concept car at the 87th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
Chinese Car Startup Techrules Unveils Production-Ready Race Car Powered by Microturbine System

Chinese car startup Techrules makes its foray into the competitive car market by unveiling a super racing car powered by a microturbine system as its first model.

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The pilot program under the Alibaba Cloud-Intel partnership can expect to produce further innovations beyond what is currently planned.
Alibaba Cloud-Intel Partnership Unveils Cloud-Based FPGA Workload Acceleration Pilot Program

Alibaba Cloud has partnered with Intel to produce a pilot program aimed at building a field programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration service that utilizes cloud computing. Said program aims to provide consumers using cloud services to virtually access productivity-related compute resources.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group.
China Couldn't Care Less About Latest WikiLeaks Document Dump by the US

China is less bothered to talk about the latest WikiLeaks document dump, which is purported to show how the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States breaks into smartphones, computers, television sets and other electronics for surveillance.

Ma Kai, vice premier of China's State Council, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Guiyang International Big Data Expo.
China Unveils National Engineering Laboratory for Big Data Distribution and Exchange Technologies

China officially unveiled its first national engineering laboratory that will be used for big data distribution and exchange technologies. This is a move that will help the country in the application of big data, in seeking breakthroughs in research, and in boosting China's digital economy.

People's Liberation Army in Training
Artificial Intelligence: Battleground for Next China-US Arms Race?

As China may have first seen the start of the Information Technology Revolution in military affairs, the People’s Liberation Army could have the advantage to make use of the military applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to warfare.

Brian Wallace (C), CMO of Magic Leap, and Dong Benhong (R), CMO of Alibaba Group, lead the dialogue during the Taobao Maker Festival at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
China's Technology and Social Media Giants Pour Billions of Investments into US-Based Startups

China's tech and social media giants are pouring a surge of Chinese investments into U.S. startups in order for them to attract top talent, expand their footprint, and gain edge in innovation.

The payment confirmation page is displayed on the Didi Chuxing application in this arranged photograph taken in Shanghai, China.
Didi Chuxing Officially Opens US-Based Research Lab

Didi Chuxing, the Uber rival of China, officially opens its U.S.-based research lab in an attempt to suck up talent beyond its current catchment in China. This lab will particularly focus on talents for areas on Artificial Intelligence and self-driving vehicles.

Alibaba can expect to grow from strength to strength as the company continues to invest in digital ads that closely relate to consumer preferences.
Alibaba Accounts for One-Third of Chinese Digital Ad Spending Revenues This Year

Alibaba tops rivals Baidu and Tencent in digital ad spending in China this year, with the online retailing giant expected to rake in around $16.04 billion from its digital marketing endeavors, which is around 31.9 percent or one-third of the national figure.

China’s efforts to boost deep-sea exploration is part of the country’s drive to improve its capabilities for resource accumulation.
China’s Undersea Lab Station to Boost Country’s Deep-Sea Research Efforts

China is set to outdo itself in deep-sea exploration through its plans to build a deep-sea laboratory, in what emerges as an impressive follow-up to its current undersea submersible “Jiaolong.” The undersea lab station is planned to hold up to 12 people and last for months underwater.

China is currently developing stealth military drones that aid in adding precision to reconnaissance, airstrikes, aerial combat, and anti-submarine operations.
China’s Drone Tech Enhancements Latest Addition to Chinese Military Capabilities

It looks like China is showing no signs of backing down as far as military enhancements are concerned, as the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. revealed that the world’s second-largest economy is developing military drones capable of evading anti-aircraft weapons.

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is all set to launch selfie-centric smartphones.
OPPO F3, OPPO F3 Plus expected to be released on March 23; To sport dual selfie camera

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is all set to launch selfie-centric smartphones, preferably the F3 and F3 Plus, which were recently spotted in promotional ads at retail stores in the Philippines.

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