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Insiders raise concerns as Tesla’s China factory gears up to start production

Tesla’s new $2bn factory in Shanghai, China, is on schedule to start production in October, but internal sources have suggested the factory may not meet its ambitious production targets

China dispatches government officials to Alibaba and other private companies

Government officials are being assigned to some of China’s largest corporations as the state moves to exert greater control over the private sector and maintain its dominance over entrepreneurs

China plans to breed stink bug army to fight crop infestations

As the fall armyworm, a crop-devouring caterpillar, spreads across China’s farmlands, the country’s scientists plan to use an army of stink bugs to battle the pests

China’s social credit system awards points to citizens who conform

China’s social credit system has been publicised by the government as a way of boosting trust in a broken society. In reality, all it does is exacerbate and intensify a fundamentally undemocratic system of surveillance

Huawei denies claims it is owned by the Chinese Government

Telecoms giant Huawei has claimed it is controlled by its employees through ownership of virtual shares, disputing accusations of state ownership

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Foxconn shifts iPhone production to India

The latest iPhone models will now be produced in India, rather than China, as manufacturing company Foxconn relocates its assembly facilities

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Jack Ma’s digital health insurance start-up is growing rapidly in China

Ant Financial’s Xiang Hu Bao is disrupting the traditional Chinese health insurance market, having already attracted 50 million users to its mutual aid platform

Top 5 spying scandals in the tech sector

As technology plays an increasingly influential role in our daily lives, the scope for illegal surveillance is growing, posing a threat to businesses and consumers alike

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Soros uses Davos speech to urge US crackdown on Chinese tech firms

George Soros has frequently used his speech at the World Economic Forum as a platform to denounce those who he sees as opponents to an open society, with China in the firing line this year

Xi Jinping unveils world’s longest sea bridge

The 55km bridge, which cost $20bn to construct, connects Hong Kong and Macau to the city of Zhuhai in mainland China. It was originally due to open in 2016 but was delayed due to budget and safety issues

Chinese regulator approves landmark homegrown cancer treatment drug

The cancer-treating drug was discovered and developed entirely on Chinese soil, a first for the country’s pharmaceutical sector

Qualcomm’s NXP takeover fails as US-China trade tensions extend to M&A market

Chinese regulators have refused to approve Qualcomm’s proposed $44bn acquisition of rival firm NXP in a move some have attributed to the escalating trade war between the US and China