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Virtual Gifting Market Trend: China's Tech, Financial Firms Keen to Boost Virtual Gold Trade

An emerging trend in virtual gifting market is attracting China’s tech firms and financial institutions into using gold as a potential commodity for virtual trade and business.

Lei Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xiaomi Inc., introduces Xiaomi VR glasses and new smartphones during a launch event at Peking University Gymnasium.
Xiaomi Mi 6 specs rumor, release date: Device to sport Snapdragon 835 SoC, set for April 16 launch

Although Xiaomi skipped the Mobile World Congress this year, news on its upcoming flagship phones still surfaced online, which reveals the future release date for its Mi 6 handset and its high-end mobile chipset.

Chairman of Tencent Holdings Proposes Construction of China's 'Bay Area' Equivalent

Ma Huateng, the chairman of Tencent Holdings Ltd, proposed to build the "Bay Area" equivalent in China. It will be a tech zone in southern China that include the financial center of Hong Kong and the gambling city of Macau.

A billboard showing Apple phones is seen at an Apple Store in Beijing, China.
Apple Accused of Pulling Ads from Australian-Chinese Media Companies; China Attempting to Increase Control of Media in Australia?

Apple has been accused of pulling ads from Australian-Chinese media companies that are not friendly toward Beijing. This came after the company removed U.S. news apps from its app store in China in December last year at the request of the Chinese government.

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Growth in China-US Tourism to Boost Relations Between Citizens of Both Countries, Ctrip CEO Says

China-U.S. tourism is predicted to make a huge growth, which will enhance connections between people of the two countries, according to Jane Sun, CEO of China’s leading online travel service provider Ctrip, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Lei Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xiaomi Inc., introduces Xiaomi VR glasses and new smartphones during a launch event at Peking University Gymnasium.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs: Device to sport in-display fingerprint sensor, slated for 2017 Q2 launch; Apple iPhone 8 to use similar technology

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX is currently making the rounds online with its impressive features like for one, revealing the renewed participation of famous French designer Philip Starck on the Mi MIX 2’s design. Now, new details on the said phone are emerging such as the newly-confirmed in-display fingerprint technology.

The Tech Cube is an open-planned facility for TAS’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program.
Taiwan’s Tech Cube Ready for Construction

The ground has been broken for Taiwan’s Tech Cube as Taipei American School (TAS) broke ground for its construction last Thursday, March 2.

An Android one sign is seen on stage during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
General Mobile debuts Android One GM 6 phone; Device comes with selfie flash, fingerprint sensor

Google’s Android One initiative is putting more Android phones in emerging markets, which promise low-priced stock components. In the recent MWC 2017 event, the smartphone manufacturer General Mobile unveiled its latest Android One smartphone dubbed as GM6.

A protester against Internet censorship, wearing a computer as a helmet, is seen outside Hanover Congress Centrum.
Senior China Government Adviser Criticizes the Effects of Internet Censorship on Scientific Research, Economic Development

In a rare public criticism of a sensitive policy that China's government has vigorously defended, a senior government adviser has warned that the country's Internet censorship is hampering both scientific research and economic development.

Photo shows Talking Tom, the main character featured in the famous app of Outfit7.
Jinke Signs Agreement to Buy Famous Talking Tom App Maker, Competes with United Luck Group

Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment Culture Co. Ltd signed a framework agreement on its plans to buy out Outfit7, the creator of the popular mobile app Talking Tom and Friends, at no less than $1 billion.

The rocket Kuaizhou-1A, carrying the satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Jan. 9, 2017.
China Preparing to Launch Kaituozhe-2A Rocket to Put Experimental Satellite into Orbit

The China National Space Administration is in preparation for the launch of its Kaituozhe-2A rocket that will deliver an experimental satellite into orbit. The launch will be the first for this variant of the KT-2 family.

The Shanghai Jaio Tong University logo.
Shanghai Research Institute Looking for Top Scientists for Talent Pool

A research institute of Jiao Tong University in Shanghai is seeking to build a “scientific talent team” and aims to draw in more than 600 applicants from various fields from home and abroad in three to five years, local Chinese state media reported on Thursday.

Image shows the NanoFlip Nanoindenter of Nanomechanics, Inc.
2017 International Nanomechanical Science and Technology Forum to Be Hosted In China

Nanomechanics Inc., a designer and producer of advanced nanoscale metrology products, will host the 2017 International Nanomechanical Science and Technology Forum in China from March 13 to March 17, 2017.

Terry Gou Tai-ming, founder and chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, speaks at the Foxconn booth during the 3rd World Internet Conference.
Foxconn to Build $8.8 Billion Flat-Panel Screen Factory in China's Guangdong

Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, is moving ahead with building a $8.8 billion factory in China.

Experimental particle physicist Yifang Wang arrives at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center.
Chinese Physicist, Professor Wang Yifang Awarded the Bruno Pontecorvo Prize for 2016

The jury of the International Bruno Pontecorvo prize awarded the Bruno Pontecorvo Prize for 2016 to Professor Wang Yifang for his outstanding contribution to both the study of neutrino oscillation phenomenon and the measurement of the Theta13 mixing angle in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino.

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