China Just Made Crypto Transactions Fully Illegal

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After spending the past few months rounding up an untold number of crypto criminals across China, it looks like local authorities have finally had enough.

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HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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It’s no secret that China loves VR. That fact became even more apparent earlier this month when the company launched their first Vive-dedicated store and demo center in Shenzhen, China, according to reports by RoadToVR. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account. First official #Vive #Flagship store opens in Shenzhen China! News China VR HTC HTC Vive Vive Focus Vive Pro

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Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers

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ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of social media app TikTok, is reportedly considering purchasing Pico, one of China’s leading VR headset makers. The post Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers appeared first on Road to VR.

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences. Data from IDC suggest that AR/VR device sales in China will expand four-fold through 2017 after surging by 325% last year, led by screen-less head-mounted displays that typically use a mobile phone, such as the Mira Prism.

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Three astronauts land safely after China’s longest crewed space mission to date

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News astronauts China Shenzhou-12 spaceThree Chinese astronauts have returned safely from space following a three-month stay at the new Tiangong space station which is currently under construction.

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China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

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In an effort to deter the rampant spread of “fake news,” Chinese regulators working on behalf of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) have announced new rules that will ban the use of “deepfake” technology to produce and distribute fictional news stories.

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China for around $390, Pro edition to come to the West for $699

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China. The Pico Neo 3 is coming to China with interesting titles in the Pico Store like SuperHot, Synth Riders, Red Matter, and more! I really hope that this can finally unlock the VR market in China for all my friends that are trying to push VR there.

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NASA Mars orbiter spots China’s rover on Martian surface

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A NASA satellite has captured a dramatic view of China’s Zhurong rover just a few weeks after it reached the surface of Mars. News China Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Tianwen-1 zhurong rover

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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Pimax Moves All Customer Support Back To China

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In an interview with MRTV earlier this month, Pimax COO Kevin Henderson revealed that the company is moving customer support back to China. Surprisingly, Henderson himself called out the decision to move support back to China.

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Tencent’s new facial recognition program curbs gaming by children in China

Digital Trends

Tencent announced a facial recognition system in China that will stop children from playing video games after 10 p.m. Gaming China gaming addiction Tencent video game curfew

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China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor

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China’s VR news anchor is here and able to deliver the news 24/7 in a professional manner. Xinhua's first English #AI anchor makes debut at the World Internet Conference that opens in Wuzhen, China Wednesday pic.twitter.com/HOkWnnfHdW. — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 7, 2018. For now… Image Credit: China Xinhua News / BBC. The post China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor appeared first on VRScout.

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Tuesday’s visit included a stop to the Chinese Academy of Science, showcasing China’s scientific and technological achievements since Xi Jinping took power in 2011. But the North Korean leader did express his admiration for China’s accomplishments in a note. “Under the wise command of the Communist Party of China, we will achieve better scientific performance,” he wrote, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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China’s Propaganda Ministries Dislike the Algorithmic Feed, Possibly Even More Than You Do

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China’s Tianwen-1 rover mission blasts off for Mars

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The mission is China's first solo attempt at sending a rover to the red planet. News breaking twitter China Mars space Tianwen-1

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Watch these astronauts score firsts on China’s new space station

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China is continuing to set up its new space station orbiting Earth 230 miles up, with two astronauts scoring several firsts during a recent spacewalk. News China space Space Station spacewalk

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China succeeds in first cargo mission to new space station

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China has confirmed that its first cargo mission has successfully docked with its new space station, paving the way for a crewed visit in June. News China space Space Station tianhe

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China will study how to build a massive spacecraft over a half mile long

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News China space spacecraftThe Chinese government is inviting scientists to help build an enormous, one-kilometer (0.6 miles) long spacecraft that it wants to construct in orbit.

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Pico Unveils Neo 3 Standalone, Launching on May 10th in China

Road to VR

Pico Interactive announced that Neo 3, the Beijing-based company’s next standalone VR headset, is slated to be launched on May 10th in China. The post Pico Unveils Neo 3 Standalone, Launching on May 10th in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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China’s Zhurong rover rolls onto Martian surface for first time

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Mars is getting busy, with NASA's rovers joined by China's Zhurong rover. News China Mars spaceZhurong has now rolled onto the Martian surface for the first time.

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Regulators in China Ban Minors From Online Gaming More Than 3 Hours Per Week

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Regulators in China are taking their disapproval of youth gaming to the next level with sweeping new restrictions that limit minors to a handful of state-approved online gaming hours a week.

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China’s Zhurong rover beams back its first Mars images

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Check out the first images beamed back to Earth by China's Zhurong Mars rover, which landed on the Martian surface over the weekend. News China Mars space zhurong rover

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China successfully lands a rover on Mars for the first time

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China has become just the third nation to land a spacecraft on the surface of Mars, joining the U.S. News China Mars space Tianwen-1and Russia in that achievement.

China probe successfully lands on moon for sample collection

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China is a step closer to returning the first lunar rocks to Earth since 1976 after successfully landing a probe on the moon this week. News breaking twitter chang'e 5 China lunar landing Moon space

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year. China alone made up nearly half of Ready Player One’s gross worldwide earnings, which DeadLine reports account for more than $200 million of the ~$500 million gross box office numbers.

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EON Reality Announces New Interactive Digital Center in Liaoning, China

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“It’s a shame that I can’t personally visit due to the current pandemic, but we firmly believe that China can become the world’s largest XR market and we will continue to increase our investment in China going forward. Press Release china IDC

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China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

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Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies. Last week the first ever World Conference on VR Industry event was hosted in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi, China, which reportedly attracted 2,000 attendees. According to our friends at Yivian , a VR news publication based in China, the capital will be split between a $28.8

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China. China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC. The post HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China appeared first on VRScout.

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CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video

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Nikk Mitchell, Founder and CEO of FXG , had been quarantined to his home in Hangzhou, China for over a month due to COVID-19. Watching Mitchell’s video in webVR is an impactful experience, one that gives you a great idea of how the coronavirus has disrupted life in China.

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Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

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Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in mind. DMG Yinji is publicly listed in China and valued at more than $6 billion, The post Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China appeared first on VRScout. News China Movies Transformers VR Arcades

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Clubhouse banned in China

Mashable VR

Fast-rising audio chat app Clubhouse doesn't seem to be available in China anymore. Clubhouse users in mainland China started complaining of disruptions on Monday, Reuters reported. based social media services, including Twitter and Facebook, are already banned in China.

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China’s Zhurong rover snaps a selfie on the surface of Mars

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has shared new images of its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars. News China Mars space zhurong

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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. Along with these attractions, the facility will also house a VR restaurant, movie theater, recreational areas, a children’s area and China’s first VR rollercoaster. It’s very possible East Valley of Science and Fantasy could become the HQ for all things VR not only in China, but the entire Eastern hemisphere.

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Clubhouse's Short Life as a Free Speech Haven In China Is Over

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Clubhouse, the voice-only chat app that everyone will not stop talking about, appears to be muzzled in China. This morning, journalist and internet freedom advocate Michael Anti tweeted that Clubhouse is “now blocked in most cities in China.”

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Apple, Amazon, and Google accused of using Uighur forced labor in China

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Apple News Amazon China Forced Labor Uyghur MuslimsThe report claims 83 global brands are benefiting from the forced labor.

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

Road to VR

Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding. Now, at a conference in Shenzhen the Chinese tech giant announced that Mi VR has officially launched in China. The post Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding appeared first on Road to VR.

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