Tag Archives: China

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.

China | A critical look at China’s One Belt, One Road initiative

by Martin Hart-Landsberg

China’s growth rate remains impressive, even if on the decline. The country’s continuing economic gains owe much to the Chinese state’s (1) still considerable ability to direct the activity of critical economic enterprises and sectors such as finance, (2) commitment to policies of economic expansion, and (3) flexibility in economic strategy. It appears that China’s leaders view their recently adopted One Belt, One Road Initiative as key to the country’s future economic vitality. However, there are reasons to believe that this strategy is seriously flawed, with working people, including in China, destined to pay a high price for its shortcomings.

China | China accuses former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of taking bribes

Ministry of Public Security announces task force will target associates and adds that Meng’s ‘insistence on doing things his own way means he only has himself to blame’

by Choi Chi-yuk and  Matt Ho
China has accused the former Interpol president and its vice-minister of public security Meng Hongwei of taking bribes and detained him for investigation.