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Minority-report comes to China with powerful supercomputers used to ‘predict’ crime

Minority-report comes to China with powerful supercomputers used to ‘predict’ crime

China has been utilising powerful supercomputers that can scan the country’s entire population in 1 second. And the Chinese government has been putting it to good use too. Over the last two years, the system has been used to arrest 2,000 people. Local police have already been using the technology to track people’s movements, friends, and even try to predict[Read More…]

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for bribery

GlaxoSmithKline fined by Chinese govt after bribing doctors

The pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for attempting to bribe doctors and hospitals in the country to use its products. State news agency Xinhua claimed that after the  “massive bribery network” was uncovered, five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of[Read More…]

Smog has been a consistent and growing problem in China

China orders insurance companies to stop compensating smog victims

Barely a week after the reports of dangerously high levels of smog in China hit the headlines across the world, authorities have made a bizarre attempt at damage-control. It has now been reported that lawmakers in the country have ordered the two largest insurers in China to stop selling their policies. The directive comes just a week after the policies[Read More…]

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Imagine living in a country where you couldn’t even trust the air that you breathe for fear of contracting a serious health problem as a result. Well in China, that exact scenario is playing out with Chinese scientists warning that the country’s air pollution is now so toxic that it resembles a nuclear winter. The country has been well known[Read More…]