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We asked Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang: How much will China’s tech companies shape the new global economy?

Alibaba. Tencent. Baidu. We hear the company names and we see their impressive valuations. But very few Westerners actually use these products and services, and therefore it’s difficult to sense how big a role they will play in shaping the new global economy, particularly because of China’s attitudes toward censorship and Internet freedom. These uncertainties arose at tonight’s [...]

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Video: Autobild blows China’s fake BMW X5 sky high

Filed under: SUV, China, Etc., Europe, Videos, BMW, Humor The Germans famously love their cars. With high-speed cruising on the Autobahn and a lot of fun available from the country’s back roads, they have every reason to. Apparently, the country’s auto writers also take their jobs in advising the enthusiastic populace very seriously. As this [...]

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Report: Why China is more eager for self-driving cars than the West

Filed under: Safety, Technology Nielsen statistics show Chinese consumers are more interested in autonomous technology than the US and Germany. China’s auto market continues to grow, and it’s having an increasingly important effect on the bottom line for all automakers worldwide. Just look at examples like General Motors’ strong recent growth or Porsche’s expanding sales. [...]

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How China is at war with its pickup trucks

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, China, Government/Legal Create a law, and people try to find some way to get around it. That’s basically a fact of life whether you’re in the US or the People’s Republic of China. For example, recently in the PRC, a man attempted to convert his pickup into a sedan to [...]

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Apple all but confirms the Chinese government’s behind recent iCloud attacks

Apple has confirmed that it’s aware of “intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information” from its iCloud service, after reports indicated that the Chinese government was performing man-in-the-middle attacks on people in mainland China. The attacks were first reported by GreatFire, a watchdog site devoted to China’s censorship and surveillance efforts, [...]

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China’s President Wants To Ban Weird Buildings—And That’s a Huge Mistake

From smog-chomping supercities to giant penis skyscrapers , China has built its reputation on wild and wacky structures of late. But in a public speech last week, China’s president made a promise to his country: "No more weird architecture." No way! Here’s why we need to Keep China Weird. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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So much for the Chinese government liking Apple’s new security measures

  China is allegedly executing man-in-the-middle attacks against citizens who attempt to visit Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s Live services, and gathering the log-in data associated with those accounts. All this according to a report from GreatFire, a group which monitors the Chinese government’s censorship rules. Such access would allow the government to view documents saved to iCloud, locate [...]

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VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 [...]

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The Keyboard of Isolation

In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Does Warren Buffett’s dealership acquisition foreshadow Chinese car sales in US?

Filed under: Car Buying, China The US auto dealer industry recently saw a huge shakeup when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought Van Tuyl Group, the country’s largest privately owned network of showrooms, for an undisclosed sum. Assuming the deal’s regulatory success, it immediately made Buffet one of the nation’s largest car retailers. But [...]

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China may surpass US as Porsche’s largest market this year thanks to Cayenne

Filed under: Performance, SUV, China, Porsche, Earnings/Financials, Luxury China has already surpassed the United States as the world’s largest automotive market, so it’s no surprise that one day soon it will be the world’s largest Porsche market. In fact, that day may already be here, as the PRC’s Porschephiles outbought their American counterparts in September. [...]

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Twitter sues the Justice Department for the right to be honest with consumers

Twitter has sued the Justice Department in the latest and most drastic of the technology industry’s attempts to gain the right to refute allegations made against companies like Google, Apple, and others as part of the revelation of National Security Agency surveillance programs. The suit is seeking an increase to the amount of information companies [...]

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