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The New 49ers

China tries to improve coal mine safety with 5G “smart” technology

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Love Bytes

A chatbot provides emotional support to lonely hearts—and potentially mines data from millions of vulnerable users

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Talking Smart

AI voice assistants promise to revolutionize human-machine interaction, but their performance falls short of expectations

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Losing Face

Facial recognition technology surges in China, but privacy protections fail to catch up

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Game of Drones

China’s fast-rising drone market is changing the landscape of innovation, law enforcement, and entertainment

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Crap Apps

The strange and creative apps revolutionizing public restrooms in China

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Scramble for Africa

Chinese handset maker Transsion is the darling of Africa’s growing mobile market, but can it keep its lead?

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Clicking for Charity

Online donation has made it easy for Chinese to give, but provides fertile ground for fraud

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Warriors on Weibo

Social media provides solutions for Chinese justice-seekers ignored by the authorities, but may create as many problems as it solves

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