Tag Archives: China

Co-operation to promote Eurasian rail freight

The International Union of Railways and freight association FERRMED signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting a more efficient and sustainable Eurasian logistics chain during the 23rd UIC general assembly which was held in Paris last month.

The two organisations aim to exchange knowledge and best practice to support logistics projects including congestion relief and infrastructure enhancement; the use of intelligent environmental, energy and time saving technologies; integrated management and monitoring of freight trains; longer freight trains; loading gauge enhancement including for piggy-back operation; and encouraging the development of a network of accessible intermodal terminals for freight services between China and Europe.

China | The Domestic Consequences of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’

by Qian Benli

Currently, the prospects of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ (hereinafter referred to as OBOR) are dim. An article published in the Financial Times in July this year pointed out that 234 out of 1,674 Chinese-invested infrastructure projects announced in 66 Belt and Road countries since 2013 have encountered difficulties. The most recent and striking problem occurred in Malaysia——newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad canceled the US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link projectright after his official visit to Beijing.

China | First gene-edited babies claimed in China

by Marilynn Marchione

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies—twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

China | China’s Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

by Joanne Lu

China has done a ton of building in the developing world.

Over the past two decades, it has financed and built bridges, hospitals, roads, railways, airports and seaports — many billions of dollars’ worth and counting. “China has recently become a major financier of economic infrastructure,” according to a new report from AidData, a development finance research lab based at the College of William & Mary.

China | World’s first AI news anchor makes “his” China debut

The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor made “his” debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The news anchor, based on the latest AI technology, has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person. “He” learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor.