Articles about China

Meet The Honor View40, The Company’s First Smartphone Since Splitting From Huawei
Huawei is a brand that many of us are familiar with when it comes to smartphones, and to a certain extent, Honor as well who used to be under Huawei’s banner. However, the company has since been split off from Huawei and it looks like they wasted no time in launching their first smartphone – the Honor View40 5G.

Boss Gifts Staff Hi-Tech Cushion, Uses It To Spy On Them Instead
A boss gifting employees something every now and then is pretty normal, which is why when a boss of a company in Hangzhou, China, gifted employees of the company a hi-tech cushion under the guise of goodwill, nobody really thought anything of it. However, it turns out that this gift was a trojan horse used to spy on the activities of employees.

DJI Is Now On The US Entity List
If you were hoping to get your hands on a new DJI drone in the future, that might be tricky because the US government has since placed DJI on its Entity List, the same list that Huawei is currently on. This spells trouble for the drone maker as they might have some issues finding parts for its products.

China’s Chang-e 5 Has Successfully Brought Back Rocks From The Moon
While science has definitely helped explain a lot about the world, there are still plenty of things that we as human beings do not understand about the world or the universe in general. However, it seems that we might now be one step closer to learning more about our Earth’s moon.

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TikTok Continues To Remain ‘Safe’ In The US For Now
Back in November, we reported that TikTok’s ban in the US had been delayed. This was due to several factors, one of which is an impending lawsuit where TikTok creators are suing to keep the company from being banned. However, there was still a deadline in effect that was supposed to end on the 4th of December.

US FCC Has Confirmed That ZTE Poses A National Security Threat
For years, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have supplied communications equipment to various countries around the world, but in the past few years, the attitude towards those companies have started to shift, most notably in the US where there has been a growing distrust towards these companies.

These Robot Legs Helped A Building ‘Walk’ To Its New Home
Usually when a building is built, its location is more or less permanent. You might be able to relocate it, but that is typically an arduous task that involves taking it apart and reassembling it at its new location. However, it seems that over in China, engineers have managed to relocate a building by giving a set of robot legs.

China Wants To Ban Online Services That ‘Induce Addiction’ In Kids
Have you ever gotten so engrossed in a game that you ended up spending the entire day playing it without realizing it? Software publishers and developers might consider that a success, but at the same time, these types of games or online services might actually be bad for both mental and physical health.

WeChat Receives A Stay Of Execution From US Judge
We had recently reported that according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, Chinese apps such as WeChat were scheduled to be banned from US app stores this Sunday. However, it seems that WeChat has managed to escape that ban following a US judge’s decision to grant it an injunctive relief.

TikTok And WeChat Will Be Banned From US App Stores This Sunday
If you haven’t downloaded TikTok or WeChat yet, you might want to do so quickly. This is because according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, both TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from app stores in the US starting this Sunday, and will also see the ban of US companies hosting these services.

ByteDance Might Still Sell TikTok, But Not Its Source Code
One of the reasons why companies acquire other companies is for their technology. However, it seems that whoever acquires TikTok might actually end up getting the short end of the stick because according to a report from the South China Morning Post, ByteDance is willing to sell TikTok, but not its source code.

China Would Rather TikTok Be Banned Than Force A Sale
Earlier reports had indicated that if TikTok wanted to keep operating in the US, they would need to sell themselves off to a US company. The app is currently owned by China company ByteDance, although they do have a US base of operations. However, it seems that China is not too pleased with the idea.

TIkTok Might End Up Not Selling Themselves
As many of you have heard by now, TikTok could be in trouble if they do not find a buyer for the company. This is due to the US government essentially threatening to ban the app if they are not acquired by a US company over national security concerns as TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company based in China.

Apple Might Lose The Entire Chinese Market If WeChat Is Banned
China is a huge market for Apple and pretty much any business hoping to strike it big in the world today. However, it seems that Apple could potentially lose the entire market due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, where the US government is looking into potentially banning Chinese apps such as WeChat.

New China Rules Could Impact TikTok’s Sale To US Companies
The US government has given TikTok until the middle of the month to find itself a buyer if they hope to continue operating in the country. Of course, given how successful TikTok is, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that China has introduced a new rule regarding the export of technology to other countries, which in turn could throw a wrench in the US government’s plans.

Money-Stealing Malware Found Preloaded On Cheap Android Phones
There are plenty of markets around the world that might not have a population that’s willing to shell out $1,000 for a smartphone. This is why there are companies that purely make cheap Android phones to sell to the masses. Obviously there are compromises when you make a cheap phone, such as using less premium materials or using lower-end hardware.

WeChat Ban Might Only Apply To The US
With the US government considering a ban on popular Chinese social media app WeChat, there are concerns that this ban could have bigger implications than previously thought. For example, it could impact companies such as Apple who have a huge presence in China, and is estimated to potentially lose billions in iPhone sales if the app were to be banned in China,

Apple’s App Store Could Be Completely Banned In China
Unlike Google, Apple has a pretty good relationship with China, and not surprisingly so as Apple considers China to be one of their biggest markets. However, due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, it seems that those relationships could be put to the test as it now has been reported that there is a chance that the App Store could end up getting banned.

Apple Could Stand To Lose Billions Over Potential WeChat Ban
While Huawei was the main target in the US and China trade war, it seems that the US government is setting their sights on other China-owned businesses, such as WeChat. It was suggested that WeChat could potentially be banned from use in the US, and the implications are huge for Apple.

95% Of Chinese Users Would Give Up Their iPhone Rather Than Lose WeChat
As some of you might have heard, the US government is considering banning apps such as WeChat in their ongoing trade war with China. It was previously suggested that such a ban could result in a 30% decline of iPhone sales, but a new survey suggests that it could actually be much worse.