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This Day in History: Google Announces Exit from China Market

This Day in History: Google Announces Exit from China Market

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Like many websites no longer available in the Middle Kingdom, Google was once accessible to internet users living on the Chinese mainland.The company’s China-based google.cn search webpage, officially launched in 2006, had a turbulent time operating under Chinese government censorship during the mid-to-late 2000s. Chinese state media often criticized the search engine over pornographic content, while…
Half Of China’s Population Overweight According To Report

Half Of China’s Population Overweight According To Report

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A report released on December 23 by China’s National Health Commission has suggested that just over half of the country’s adults are overweight, reports Sixth Tone.  This compares to research carried out in 2002 which showed that 23% of adults were overweight and 17% were obese. Those figures are now 34.3% and 16.4% respectively. The report studied 600…
Where to Ski in Beijing Without Breaking The Bank

Where to Ski in Beijing Without Breaking The Bank

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The skiing season has already arrived in China. Shelling out on a long ski excursion to Xinjiang, Chongli or Changbai Mountain may not be an option for everyone. So for those living in or paying a visit to Beijing, here are five skiing trips which won’t break the bank.  1. Nanshan International Ski Resort(Image via Dazhong Dianping)Arguably…
The State of Surfing in Sanya, the Hawaii of China

The State of Surfing in Sanya, the Hawaii of China

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“Surf culture in China is younger and more chill than say some places like France,” Benjamin Bocage tells us over a cup of coffee. Bocage recently moved to Sanya a few months ago when a friend asked him if he was interested in helping open up a surf club called 無盡之夏SUN·SEA·SURF in Houhai Village. He had…
This Day in History: China’s First Post-Cultural Revolution Ad

This Day in History: China’s First Post-Cultural Revolution Ad

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On January 4, 1979 an advertisement for Blue Sky toothpaste was published in the Tianjin Daily, becoming China’s first post-Cultural Revolution newspaper advertisement.The reintroduction of commercial advertising to China was announced indirectly in an editorial in a Shanghai newspaper. While it conceded that advertising had garnered a bad name due to its association with deception,…
Don’t Worry, Big Frog Is Here

Don’t Worry, Big Frog Is Here

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Photo: @AfoolsloverThis week we rank a bunch of Sonic games, control a fox with a controller, play Pokemon in a weird place, check out some of the new content coming to Puyo Puyo 2 and meet the wonderful and amazing Big Frog. Great Kotaku Content From The Past WeekAdvertisementHow much longer before we are playing…
Report: Cyberpunk Development Didn’t Really Start Until 2016

Report: Cyberpunk Development Didn’t Really Start Until 2016

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Image: CD Projekt RedCyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2012 and shown off to the world with a cinematic trailer in 2013, but work on the game didn’t begin for real until 2016, according to a new report by Bloomberg. That’s when CD Projekt studio head Adam Badowski took over as director, several veteran developers…
Hulu’s ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a lesson in how not to write a female love interest

Hulu’s ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a lesson in how not to write...

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Meet Wendy, your newer, edgier Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Image: HULU By Brooke Bajgrowicz2021-01-15 12:00:00 UTC I was a little worried about Hulu's recent film release, The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, even before I watched it. The trailer teased a fair amount of young adult entertainment tropes, including that of the sick-teen-in-love, found in films…
MacBook Pro is getting MagSafe, more ports, and function keys again, report claims

MacBook Pro is getting MagSafe, more ports, and function keys again, report claims

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By Stan Schroeder2021-01-15 11:48:01 UTC A few days ago, I tripped over my 2017 MacBook Pro's power cable, pulling the computer to the floor which it greeted with a loud crash. As the images of all the important data I have on there flashed in front of my eyes, I wished that this new machine…
‘Servant’ Season 2 on Apple TV+ finds its suspenseful footing. This one’s a keeper.

‘Servant’ Season 2 on Apple TV+ finds its suspenseful footing. This one’s a keeper.

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Are you familiar with the "bomb theory?" It's an idea coined by Alfred Hitchcock: Imagine there's a bomb under a table, and the two people sitting down don't know it's there. That bomb could just explode suddenly, and it would be momentarily, powerfully surprising for us in the audience. But what if we know about…