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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

Jan 16, 2018

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super intelligent genius machines" that can help solve mankind's most challenging problems

Young Hong Kong activists in court to appeal prison terms

Jan 16, 2018

Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

Jan 15, 2018

A Chinese transport ministry spokesman says the fire in a pool of oil from a sunken tanker in the East China Sea has burned out

2 bodies recovered from burning oil tanker in East China Sea

Jan 13, 2018

Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that's been burning after it collided with a freighter last week in the East China Sea.

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

Jan 12, 2018

China rebukes Zara, Delta and Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new show of sensitivity about the self-ruled island

Chinese university sacks professor over sexual misconduct

Jan 12, 2018

A university in China's capital Beijing has sacked a prestigious scholar following accusations of sexual misconduct against him by multiple women

China's trade with North Korea plunges as sanctions tighten

Jan 12, 2018

China's trade with North Korea is plunging as U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development tightened

China auto sales shrink in December, end year up 1.4 percent

Jan 12, 2018

China's auto sales shrank in December and ended the year up just 1.4 percent over 2016

Rescuers expand search for survivors of ship fire off China

Jan 12, 2018

Rescue ships looking for 31 missing crew members from a burning oil tanker have expanded their search area off China's coast

China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

Jan 12, 2018

Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after the company referred to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey

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