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Innovating the city

You could make a case for the elevator being responsible for the modern world. It has certainly enabled the modern city. But for Elisha Otis' 'safety elevator', we'd still be living in three-storey walkups and urban areas would be vastly smaller.

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China commits to private broadband, with limits  

China gets serious about introduce private investment into broadband, with trials planned for 16 cities. But the game is stacked in favour of the incumbents, and it's not even clear who can play.

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When China Mobile met Steve Jobs 

It took six years for China Mobile to strike a deal with Apple over the iPhone. In all that time China Mobile’s then-boss Wang Jianzhou met with Steve Jobs just once.

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Citizenfour's warning

Edward Snowden's disclosures are about the abuse of power and the abuse of laws that put limits on power.

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EU, China ready to settle on vendor dispute

The EU and China appear to be close to a deal to settle their dispute over state support for Huawei and ZTE.

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