Science Technology Science Technology 2020-12-09 China's repression of Muslims in Xinjiang 'turbocharged' by technology Local authorities determined whom to detain by tracking behaviours such as phoning a relative overseas, reading a Koran without state permission or using 'suspicious' smartphone apps. Science Technology 2020-05-14 Chinese hackers caught trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research Agencies are raising the alarm over government-backed hackers from China trying to steal intellectual property amid ongoing disinformation efforts by Beijing to shape the virus outbreak. Science Technology 2019-05-02 Afghans applaud ease and efficiency of new online passport service The online system, launched in March, is earning praise for simplifying the process and curbing corruption. Science Technology 2019-03-20 Afghans laud new online application system for passports The initiative is expected to boost the number of passports issued from about 2,500 to 10,000 a day. Science Technology 2017-07-28 Afghan girls' robotics team brings pride to nation The team has inspired the nation with its courage and technical ability, top government officials and supporters say. Science Technology 2017-04-04 Afghanistan takes digital leap to tackle corruption The National Procurement Authority (NPA) is proving effective in the fight against corruption in Afghanistan.