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Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

Huawei Harmony OS might be adopted by Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo

In response to the US' sanctions and export bans, Huawei has been waging a campaign to rid itself of its dependence on Google's mobile operating system, or at least its proprietary parts. Although it sounds like an epic endeavor to replace Android, Huawei's Harmony OS definitely has big ambitions to be present in almost all smart markets. Going just beyond its own smartphones, however, there are now rumors that Huawei wants to spread its new platform to other phones as well, including those from its competitors and compatriots in China.

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China will need ten launches to complete its space station

China will need ten launches to complete its space station

Earlier this week, China launched the core module for its new space station. The module is called Tianhe, which translates to Harmony of the Heavens. It launched on Wednesday, April 28th, using a Long March-5B Y2 rocket from a launch site in the Chinese Hainan Province.

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China launches its first Tiangong space station module

China launches its first Tiangong space station module

China's ambition to have its own orbiting space station is one step closer to reality, with the first module of the Tiangong space station heading into orbit this week. The first module is called Tianhe, which means "heavenly harmony," and it lifted off at 11:23 AM local time from the Chinese island province of Hainan. The module is quite large, weighing in at 22 tons, and will be the core of the Tiangong "Heavenly Palace" space station where astronauts will spend most of their time.

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Strange China space agency tweet has many speculating about aliens

Strange China space agency tweet has many speculating about aliens

On April 24, an unverified English-language Twitter account supposedly belonging to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) posted a cryptic tweet that reads: "With great ceremony we announce the confirmation of intelligent life!" This, as you'd expect, surprised and confused many people who are trying to figure out what it means.

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China announces its next moon probe will use equipment from Russia and France

China announces its next moon probe will use equipment from Russia and France

China is planning to send another lunar lander to the moon in 2024. The Chinese space agency, the China National Space Administration, announced that its next lander would use equipment from France, Sweden, Russia, and Italy. Current plans aim to land Chang'e 6 near the lunar South Pole and collect samples to return to Earth.

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China dubs its first Martian rover Zhurong

China dubs its first Martian rover Zhurong

China has finally picked a name for the rover aboard its Tianwen-1 probe that arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on February 24. The rover is currently scheduled to be placed on the surface of Mars in May and is tasked with looking for evidence of ancient life. Chinese authorities have chosen a name for the rover, and that name is Zhurong.

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China may build an asteroid defense system

China may build an asteroid defense system

China has announced that it intends to have discussions on building a defense system to help protect the planet against near-Earth asteroids. Word of the talks comes as China has promised to increase its ambitions for longer-term missions in space. China has been focusing on space missions in recent years and not long ago said that it would work with Russia to build a space station and possibly a lunar base.

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This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

China, like many other parts of the world, is focusing hard on getting drivers to leave behind their combustion-powered cars and moved to electric vehicles. Currently, one of the best-selling electric vehicles in China is the Wuling Hongguang MINIEV.it's a very affordable electric vehicle that went on sale in China last summer. A convertible version of the EV has now been revealed and will be seen at the Shanghai Auto Show.

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Genesis 3,281 drone show in Shanghai launch sets world record

Genesis 3,281 drone show in Shanghai launch sets world record

After a first few awkward and ill-fated attempts, drone shows have become a bit more common these days, at least for companies and organizations that can afford to deploy as many drones possible to create a captivating nighttime show. If you thought Intel's 1,218 drones in the 2018 Winter Olympics was already breath-taking, then the more than 3,000 drones that lit up central Shanghai might be even more enchanting, courtesy of Hyundai's luxury marque Genesis.

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Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Xiaomi US investment restriction has been blocked

Although companies like Huawei and ZTE have long been the target of the US government's intense scrutiny, Xiaomi wasn't about to get away without some scuff marks. Just before former US President Donald Trump's term ended, his government made one final move that almost put the Chinese smartphone and IoT giant in the same hot waters, although to a lesser extent. Now the order that would have prevented US entities from investing in Xiaomi was just blocked by a US federal judge that called into doubt the company's alleged ties to the Chinese military.

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Russia and China reveal lunar research station plans

Russia and China reveal lunar research station plans

China and Russia plan to collaborate on a new lunar research station, located either on the moon or in orbit around it, as space agencies in the two countries mount an alternative to NASA's Artemis program. The International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) is designed to operate autonomously on the lunar surface or in lunar orbit, or potentially both, and act as a hub for science experiments and further exploration of the moon.

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OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

OPPO beats Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi to top smartphone market in China

This January, 2021, OPPO held the largest smartphone market share in China for the first time in history. They also became the #2 5G manufacturer in China. OPPO's smartphone market share in China reached 21% in January of 2021, beating Vivo, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and the rest.

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