Australian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Australian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Australian man was reportedly arrested with methamphetamine in his luggage An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling, the Australian government has confirmed. The man was named in Australian media as Karm or Cam Gilespie.He is believed to have been arrested at an airport…

Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Series C

Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Series C

Geek+, a Beijing-based startup that makes warehouse fulfillment robots similar to those of Amazon’s Kiva, said Thursday that it has closed over $200 million in a Series C funding round. That bumps total capital raised by the 5-year-old company to date to nearly $390 million. The new round, completed in two parts, was separately led…

China set to launch Mars probe and rover mission in July

China set to launch Mars probe and rover mission in July

China’s space program will launch a Mars mission in July, according to its current plans. This will include deploying an orbital probe to study the red planet, and a robotic, remotely-controlled rover for surface exploration. The U.S. has also been planning another robotic rover mission for Mars, and it’s set to take off this summer,…