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Junk your Chinese phones warns Lithuania's Defence Ministry
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Built in censorship

Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities.

China appears to be having fun with its Big Tech
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Boldly doing what US regulators would not dare

The Chinese government is putting the fear of Mao into its tech giants, which is worrying the US press but is actually what social media thinks their governments should be doing.

US China embargo could be RISCy
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Wednesday, 15 September 2021 12:14

US China embargo could be RISCy

Chinese might move to RISC-V architecture

Analyst firm Counterpoint Research has said that attempts to restrict technology transfer to China could see the RISC-V architecture become more prominent.

China continues to do what western governments can’t
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Slashing monopolies

Beijing plans to break up Ant Group's Alipay and create a separate app for the fintech giant's loans business, according to a Financial Times report.

China bans new video games
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Monday, 13 September 2021 12:42

China bans new video games

Addiction to Go, OK. Addition to World of Warcraft less so

Chinese authorities have banned all new video games from being released indefinitely, as the government attempts to tackle what it calls gaming addiction in the under-18s.

Chinese work out how to make electronics break down
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Changing the plastics process

Chinese boffins have worked out a way of making plastics involved in electronics break down if they are exposed to sunlight or oxygen.

ASML Holding is caught in China and US trade war
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US leaning on the Dutch to prevent the Chinese from getting the tech

ASML has become a pawn in the game of thrones between China and the US.

Bitcoin mining just became easier and more profitable
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Thanks to China thar's gold in them thar hills

The Chinese crackdown on bitcoin miners might have caused the price to fall, but it just made mining more lucrative for the rest of the world.

Belgium government's IT bought down by DDoS attack
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China suspected 

Most of the Belgium government's IT network has been down today after a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked offline both internal systems and public-facing websites.

US politicians want to restrict sales of chip making tools to China
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Similar to Huawei attacks

Congressional China hawks are urging the Biden administration to restrict sales of chip making tools to Chinese companies.