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Microsoft to power Baidu’s self-driving project outside of China

Microsoft has agreed to power Baidu’s open source self-driving project outside of China, adding its Azure cloud infrastructure to the growing list of resources connected to the project. Baidu announced its intention to open source the project, named Apollo, in April. It has since signed up leading Chinese car manufacturers Chery Auto and Great Wall […]

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Chinese government wants country to be AI leader by 2030

The Chinese government has released a three-step blueprint, showing how it intends to become the leader in artificial intelligence development and deployment by 2030. The State Council, the chief administrative authority in China, published the plan last week. See Also: WeChat’s director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients China will look […]

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HTC launches standalone Vive VR headset in China

HTC announced a standalone Vive VR headset on Thursday at the ChinaJoy entertainment conference in Shanghai, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. The headset is one of the first to remove the connected device, allowing gamers to play without needing a high-end smartphone or PC. Oculus is reportedly working on a similar headset. See […]

How to win in the booming China babytech market

Thanks to the relaxing of the single-child policy in 2016, China is predicted to be heading towards a baby boom, with the number of newborns predicted to reach 18 million by 2018. As a result, the countries already crazy annual spending on baby products is set for 15 per cent year-on-year growth, rising to RMB […]

Baidu: Hackers tried to steal our autonomous trade secrets

Chinese search giant Baidu has disclosed that a “gang” of hackers tried to steal autonomous trade secrets from the company’s internal servers earlier this month. The company is conducting an internal investigation to figure out more about the attackers, but so far has kept tight lipped on details. “It’s very difficult to know who employs […]

Why do major American corporations struggle in China?

This introduction is our first installment of an eight-part series about the importance of cross-cultural design which will examine several attempts by large, well-known American corporations to expand their reach by marketing in mainland China.  As this series will show, many of these attempts have failed to achieve success even though China is the second […]

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China to set standards for self-driving cars by 2018

The Chinese government will “revisit” communication standards for self-driving vehicles by 2018, with the goal of setting a common national standard for all automakers to follow. Fu Yuwu, chief of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China), said the government will “lay the foundation” for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication by 2018. It will publish […]

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China teams up with HSBC, Arup to launch smart cities hub

A partnership including global bank HSBC launched a UK-China development and investment hub focused on fostering smart cities. The banking giant teamed up with the China Centre for Urban Development and engineering firm Arup Group in the initiative. The UK-China Smart City initiative will allow private companies to work with the Chinese government on challenges stemming […]