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‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data can easily go astray if hardware uses the wrong address book Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an "ugly" mistake by an African ISP.The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated address books for key network hardware.The update saw it claim to be the best way
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China knife attack injures kindergarten children

[ad_1] At least 14 children have been injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Chongqing, south-west China.Police say a 39-year-old woman carrying a kitchen knife entered the school in Banan district on Friday morning, as the children were in the playground. The motive for the attack is unclear, though some reports on social media say the woman had a grievance against the government.The woman, whose surname was given
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Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Meng Hongwei is a senior Communist Party official as well as Interpol president China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei.Beijing said he was under investigation by the country's anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law.Mr Meng, who is also listed as a vice-minister of public security in China, was reported missing after travelling from the city of
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Apple and Amazon hit back over China soy chip report

[ad_1] Image copyright Apple Image caption Apple was blunt in its response to Bloomberg Businessweek's story A report alleging that Apple and Amazon had data stolen by Chinese spies has been strongly disputed by both tech firms.Apple and Amazon have both responded publicly to claims made by Bloomberg Businessweek which described the cyber-attack."There is no truth to these claims," said Apple's statement.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it
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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sanctions relate to China's purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles.It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged inference in US politics.China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and
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Typhoon Mangkhut: South China hunkers down for deadly storm

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong KongSouth China is bearing the brunt of Typhoon Mangkhut, which is deluging areas with heavy rain and wind speeds of up to 100mph (162km/h).Millions of lives have been put on standstill as flights are cancelled, trains stopped and major roads closed.Residents in the densely populated province of Guangdong have been in lockdown on
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Trump warns further China tariffs ‘ready to go’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US president Donald Trump has threatened to intensify his trade war with China, warning he could impose tariffs on almost all its imports.He said he could move "very soon" to impose tariffs on $200bn (£155bn) worth of products with taxes on another $267bn "ready to go on short notice".If both sets of tariffs go ahead it would mean virtually all of China's US exports would
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State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honour of Kings is popular with children and is China's top grossing mobile game Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country.From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of Kings games, which will be linked to China's public security database.It will identify children and restrict
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China targets video gaming to tackle myopia in children

[ad_1] Image copyright Tencent Image caption China is the world's biggest gaming market Chinese authorities have announced plans to control video gaming as a response to rising levels of near-sightedness among children.Regulators want to limit the number of new online games, restrict playing time and develop an age-restriction system.A report in 2015 found 500 million Chinese suffered visual impairment, nearly half the population over five.China is the world's biggest gaming
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UN ‘alarmed’ by reports of China’s mass detention of Uighurs

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN commission says China discriminates against its Uighur population The UN says it is alarmed by reports of the mass detention of Uighurs in China and called for the release of those held on a counter terrorism "pretext". It comes after a UN committee heard reports that up to one million Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang were held in re-education camps. Beijing has denied