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Watch This: Inside China's Prolific Technology Manufacturing Region

The bulk of the world’s gadgets are built in the Pearl River Delta region of China. There, cheap labor, mountains of electronic components and high finance co-exist — if a little awkwardly — to provide a haven for engineers and entrepreneurs. This video takes a peek inside what that’s like. » 7/28/15 4:00am Tuesday 4:00am

China Is Turning Beijing Into a Megacity Six Times The Size of NYC

China is already home to some of the most quickly growing megacities in the world. Now there’s a plan to officially merge several megacities around Beijing into one super-megacity that will house the equivalent of a third of the US population in an area that’s the geographical size of Kansas. » 7/20/15 2:37pm 7/20/15 2:37pm

4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California's

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are… » 7/02/15 2:40pm 7/02/15 2:40pm

China Says Its Artificial Island Project Will Be Done In a Few Days

It’s been more than a year since we first started following China’s project to build artificial islands in contested areas of the South China Sea, setting off what could properly be called a diplomatic shit storm. Today, China reassured the world that it’s almost done, alright? » 6/16/15 1:40pm 6/16/15 1:40pm

AP: Hackers Stole Documents About Spies Taking Drugs and Going Bankrupt

This is a bad week to be a federal employee, and it just got worse. The AP is reporting on a second brutal cyberattack on the federal government revealed this week, carried out by the same hackers who reported accessed the records of every single federal employee. This second hack focused on grabbing extremely… » 6/12/15 5:26pm 6/12/15 5:26pm

China Tries To Jam U.S. Global Hawks While Busy Developing Their Own

China has reportedly been trying to jam U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk flights flying over the increasingly volatile South China Sea. Meanwhile, they are busy perfecting their own High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft, with new pictures of a twin fuselage design emerging on the internet. » 5/30/15 12:08am 5/30/15 12:08am

Are China's Robot Restaurants a Threat To American National Security?

It seems like every other week a new robot restaurant opens in China. Meanwhile, you know who hasn’t opened a robot restaurant in basically forever? America. That’s right. Forget our students’ math test scores and our number of fighter jets, China is eating our lunch in the only area that really matters. And that… » 5/22/15 12:49pm 5/22/15 12:49pm

I Can Barely Watch This Video of the World's Longest Skywalk

You’ll want to read the rest of this post with your eyes shut if you have even the remotest fear of heights: This is the world’s longest skywalk, which recently opened in China. The skywalk allows crazy people to walk 87 feet off a cliff for spectacular vomit-inducing views. Don’t worry, it’s only about a half-mile… » 5/14/15 3:55pm 5/14/15 3:55pm

China's 'Air Force One' gets escorted by 8 fighter jets in cool video

The background: China’s president Xi Jinping was visiting Pakistan so Pakistan sent eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to escort China’s presidential plane when it entered Pakistani air space in a nice diplomatic gesture. The cool: I just like seeing small little fighter jets trailing a big jet in a flying-V pattern. » 4/21/15 10:42pm 4/21/15 10:42pm