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An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem China's top (and pretty much monopolist) taxi app, Didi Chuxing, is quietly trialing an English version.The app, which doesn't even have an English listing in the App Store yet, started showing English translations to some users, according to Shanghai resident, Mathieu Bouchara.

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones That's got to be the most metal way to clean a power line.Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on power lines — by torching them with flame-throwing drones: People are reporting seeing these drones burning off items such as kites or balloons tangled in the wires, that are too far for staff to reach.

The US wants to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles

The US wants to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to publish a proposal asking travellers from China to disclose what social media platforms they use, and what their handles are, according to Politico.Popular social media websites such as Facebook are blocked in China, with the majority of Chinese citizens using social media sites such as Weibo and Renren.

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported.Many of these providers, including Ofo, oBike and Mobike, are stationless, which means users don't need to return them to a designated station.

China's latest robot police officer can recognise faces

China's latest robot police officer can recognise faces It's no RoboCop, but it'll come when it senses trouble.The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff (E巡机器警长) is able to track and follow potential criminals or suspicious people via facial recognition, according to the Economic Daily.

Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan

Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan For its launch in Pakistan, Xiaomi has partnered with local Smart Link Technologies for distribution and after-sales service.According to Tech In Asia, Rocket Internet's Daraz is also a distributor for Xiaomi products in the country.

Dozens of companies in China have filed trademark claims on Ivanka Trump's name

Dozens of companies in China have filed trademark claims on Ivanka Trump's name The name "Ivanka" is quickly getting popular in China it seems.An additional 40 companies have registered their corporate identities under the name Ivanka, as listed by a search on the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System.

Meitu's latest smartphone is for the selfie-obsessed

Meitu's latest smartphone is for the selfie-obsessed By now, you would've heard of Meitu — the top Chinese beautifying app that's taking the world by storm.The Chinese app maker is also capitalising on the selfie-obsessed with its range of "selfie phones.

Parkour legend casually flips and slides on giant ice sculptures like it's NBD

Parkour legend casually flips and slides on giant ice sculptures like it's NBD While the rest of us mere mortals struggle to walk on ice without slipping, parkour athlete Jason Paul took to the massive ice sculptures of northern China for some effortless flipping, sliding and high jumping.At the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, the temperature dips down to -25°C (-13°F) on average.

China's Robot Police Use Facial Recognition to Catch Criminals

China's Robot Police Use Facial Recognition to Catch Criminals Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law: Chinese robot police officers are using facial recognition to catch criminals.The new E-Patrol Robot Sheriff recently rolled into the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Henan, where it monitors air quality and temperature and apprehends bad guys.

Baby panda just wants to cling onto his keeper and follow him everywhere

Baby panda just wants to cling onto his keeper and follow him everywhere We can't let go of how cute this panda is.And neither can everyone else it seems — a video of the baby clinging on to its keeper has reached over 60 million views in less than a day since it was posted.

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team The news started circulating after a leaked memo on Wednesday, detailing why the swimmer, who is ranked 12th internationally, will not be with the rest of the national team.18, 2017, said Ning was kicked off the team for making unauthorised advertising endorsements, as well as showing poor conduct.

China Now Has An Ugly, Giant Iron Man Statue

China Now Has An Ugly, Giant Iron Man Statue They’re great!The above faux Iron Man, however, is not.

Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think A video of "chubby" Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems.Heilongjiang Province in China is the home of Harbin Siberian Tiger Park.

These people dancing during a traffic jam is straight out of a scene from 'La La Land'

These people dancing during a traffic jam is straight out of a scene from 'La La Land' Remember that unrealistic opening scene in La La Land when everyone got out of the car during a traffic jam and just started dancing?A group of around 30 men and women in China decided they had enough of waiting during a traffic jam and decided instead to come out of their cars to dance.

China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution

China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution Almost 70,000 petrol powered taxis in Beijing will gradually be replaced with electric vehicles, and any new taxis on the road must be electric, according to a report by the National Business Daily.Some 67,000 of Beijing's 71,000 taxis currently run on petrol.