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Top 5 AI start-ups in Asia

Although China is currently dominating AI technology in Asia, other countries in the region are making significant progress, too. The New Economy looks at the biggest players attracting substantial investment at home and abroad

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China becomes world’s second largest importer of LNG

New data has revealed China dramatically increased its import of liquid natural gas in 2017, while also ramping up the export of gasoline and diesel

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Tencent ramps up Alibaba competition with Vipshop investment

Tencent and e-commerce firm JD.com have announced a joint investment of $863m into online retailer Vipshop as part of efforts to take on rival company Alibaba

Alibaba hits a record $25.3bn in sales on Singles’ Day

On the biggest commercial day worldwide, the sales for the Chinese e-commerce giant totalled $25.3bn, more than 40 percent higher than in 2016

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Antibiotic resistance: the super price of factory farming

As the appetite for meat in Asia grows, the techniques adopted by factory farms to meet demand are giving rise to antibiotic resistant bacteria, writes Kim Darrah

Tesla set to build its first factory in China following government approval

US electric vehicle firm Tesla has struck a deal with the Chinese Government to build a new facility in the country

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Major Chinese bitcoin exchange stops trading

One of China’s top three bitcoin exchanges has announced that it will stop trading amid crackdown from authorities

Apple set to build first China-based data centre as regulations harshen

The tech giant has been forced to build its first data centre in China in order to meet the country’s new cybersecurity laws

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China creates “impenetrable” network using quantum communications

In a breakthrough for quantum technology, China has successfully trialled a quantum communications network that is “impenetrable to hackers”, according to state media

Chinese telecoms firm to double spending on 5G research

As China races to implement 5G coverage before the US, Chinese telecoms provider ZTE has pledged a research spend of $295.5m a year

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Chinese cancer drug one step closer to the international market

The China Food and Drink Administration will review a new drug developed by Chi-Med as possible cancer treatment

China’s green strategy is paving the way for an Asian renewable boom

While Donald Trump questions the existence of climate change, Chinese investment in renewables is securing the country’s energy future and giving smog-ridden cities the hope of clean air once more