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China’s on red alert after smog reaches record high

China has issued its first ever red alert in Beijing related to smog levels, doing so as the levels of pollution in parts of China reach all time highs. According to a state run news organization, this is the first time China has had to issue a red alert in the city, which is the highest warning possible. In this case, the warning has been issued due to the anticipated high levels of smog set for coming days; presently, the smog levels right now are touch lower than they were last week. It is anticipated smog levels will reach severe levels for three or more days.

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License deal with Xiaomi is a mixed win for Qualcomm

Qualcomm, the highest profile mobile chip maker in the market, has just announced that it has reached a patent licensing agreement with Xiaomi, the highest profile Chinese mobile device maker. Based on the deal, Xiaomi will be paying to be granted the license to develop devices that use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G technologies. Patent licensing deals like this aren't exactly extraordinary, but the implications for the two companies are quite significant, most especially for Qualcomm who is struggling to secure a stronger foothold in the Chinese market.

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ZTE Nubia Z11 to arrive in US alongside China launch

Chinese company ZTE enjoys healthy success both in China and the United States, and as such a new report isn't much of a surprise: ZTE plans to launch its upcoming Nubia Z11 smartphone in both China and the U.S. at the same time, something spurred in part by the widespread success of ZTE’s Z9 handset, which has sold more than half a billion units across the globe.

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Apple Pay tipped to launch in China February 2016

It seems that Apple is ready to one up Google once again, this time in China. While the search giant is still just preparing its re-entry into the Chinese market via Google Play Store, Apple will already be leading the race when it comes to mobile payments. Insider sources claim that the Cupertino-based company has already struck deals with the country's four largest state-run banks, opening the possibility of Apple Pay launching as early as February next year, just in time for the Spring festival.

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Google tipped to launch Play Store in China next year

The search giant might finally be ready to once again try its luck in the dragon's territory. Insider sources claim that Google will be launching a version of the Google Play Store customized specifically for China and its censorship requirements. If true, this would be the first time Google would be making available one of its products in the Chinese market since 5 years ago, not only sending a message about how important that market is, but also showing what it's willing to do to get there.

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Chinese robot scores new longest distance walked record

A walking robot equipped with four legs has set a new “longest distance walked” record at 134 kilometers. The record was announced by Guinness World Records this week, which reports the robot was created by a team from China’s College of Automation of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. All in all, the robot walked just a touch over 83 miles in 54 hours, beating the last record holder.

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Huawei dethrones Xiaomi in China in smartphone shipments

For the first time in known history, Xiaomi is no longer China's top smartphone dog, at least as far as shipment numbers are concerned. And it has been unseated by an unexpected rival. Not Samsung, not Apple. Research firm Canalys revealed that Huawei has overtaken Xiaomi in shipment numbers for the third quarter of 2015. While it's is undoubtedly good news for Huawei, who has been trying to make a name for itself in both local and global markets, it does not bode well for Xiaomi's plans to expand outside China.

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Apple steps up its clean energy programs in China

True to the promise it made last May, Apple has launched several programs that will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its operations in China. But rather than just keeping the benefits to itself, it is moving to apply its environmental achievements to a wider range, including its own manufacturing partners in the country. And to prove that it isn't all just words, Apple announced that it has finally completed the construction of its 40-megawatt solar project in Sichuan Province which can power all of Apple's offices and stores in China and more.

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Karma Automotive ressurrects Fisker

The folks at Fisker Automotive and Technology Group have changed their name to Karma Automotive. After declaring bankruptcy back in November of 2013, the company was acquired in February of 2014 by the Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group. Chairman and founder of the group, Lu Guanqiu, was quick to suggest that he would "put every cent that Wanxiang earns into making electric vehicles" back in May of 2014 - fast forward to September of 2015 and the company appears to be back with a whole new name.

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Glass-bottomed bridge in China is 600-feet in the air

A new tourist attraction opened in Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan central China this week. It’s said to be the longest glass bottom bridge in the world at 984 feet long and it is 590 feet over the canyon beneath it. The bridge was previously a wooden bottom bridge that was updated with glass to terrify visitors.

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