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Xi Jinping's Power Plays Set the Stage for a Long Encore

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:34:46 EDT

China’s president is likely to emerge from a Communist Party congress that starts Wednesday with all of the allies and authority he needs to monopolize decision making for the next five years. But will he step down in 2022? image


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China Uses 'Digital Leninism' to Manage Economy and Monitor Citizens

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:16:36 EDT

China’s leader aspires to reinforcing Beijing’s authoritarian model with high-tech tools to micromanage the economy and keep tabs on its citizens.image


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Baidu Plans Fully Self-Driving Bus in China Next Year

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:01:54 EDT

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. is pushing aggressively ahead with autonomous vehicles, its chief executive said, including plans to release a fully self-driving bus in China next year. image


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North Korean Cybercriminals Implicated in Taiwan Bank Theft

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:16:15 EDT

A North Korea-linked cybercrime ring suspected of raiding Bangladesh’s central bank last year was likely responsible for the recent theft of $60 million from a Taiwanese bank, cybersecurity researchers say.image


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How China's Financial Cracks Could Spread

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:57:51 EDT

Can financial turmoil in China play havoc with the rest of the world? It has already happened. image


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U.S. Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:27 EDT

The U.S. Treasury again declined to label China a currency manipulator, though it continued to criticize China for its large trade surplus and restrictions on foreign investors. image


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