Digital China plans underway, $49 billion of new contracts signed

Digital China plans underway, $49 billion of new contracts signed

(ATF) The 3rd Digital China Construction Summit has just concluded with the government and tech firms outlining plans for a ‘Digital China,’ which will be a main focus of the country's development in the coming five years and beyond. More than 8,000 people attended the summit in Fuzhou city with ...

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France, Netherlands want EU agency to regulate tech giants

European Commission taking a tough line against US tech giants, a

France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet. The move increases pressure on EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is working on a draft ...

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Governments use pandemic to crack down on online dissent: watchdog

Governments use pandemic to crack down on online dissent: watchdog

Governments around the world are using the pandemic as a justification to expand surveillance and crackdown on dissent online, resulting in a 10th consecutive annual decline in internet freedom, a human rights watchdog report said Wednesday. The report by Washington-based Freedom House said authorities in dozens of countries have cited ...

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Huawei in talks to sell parts of its Honor smartphone business - sources

Huawei in talks to sell parts of its Honor smartphone business - sources

HONG KONG: Huawei Technologies is in talks with Digital China Group and other suitors to sell parts of its Honor smartphone unit in a deal that could fetch up to 25 billion yuan ($3.7bn), people with knowledge of the matter said. Embattled Huawei is resetting its priorities due to US ...

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New Hyundai Motor chief: Will he make the first flying car?

New Hyundai Motor chief: Will he make the first flying car?

Hyundai Motor Group appointed Euisun Chung as group chairman on Wednesday, cementing his succession from his octogenarian father in a move likely to give impetus to the world's fifth-largest automaker's push into electric vehicles and flying cars. In the first generational handover at the South Korean automobile giant in 20 ...

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Apple's 5G iPhone 12 spurs fever-pitch in China, but divided reaction

Apple's 5G iPhone 12 spurs fever-pitch in China, but divided reaction

Apple's iPhone 12 launch drew mixed reactions in mainland China on Wednesday, with fans cheering a 5G model for their favourite brand, while others planned to wait for upcoming devices from local rivals like Huawei. The much-anticipated Apple launch comes in the wake of Chinese Android-platform brands such as Huawei ...

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ZTE launches power-saving 5G base-station chip

ZTE launches power-saving 5G base station chip

(ATF) Over the past two years, the rapid progress of Chinese technology companies has affected the United States, with many domestic tech companies knocked down. In April 2018, ZTE was stopped from purchasing sensitive components from American companies, which interrupted the company's chip supply chain. Due to various infractions, ZTE ...

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