Monthly archives: September, 2018

Child prodigy becomes key architect of China’s next-generation fighter jets

Yang Wei, chief designer of China’s J-20 stealth fighter, accepts interviews during the “two sessions” – the annual meetings of the national legislature and the top political advisory body, on March 20. Photo: VCG For most Chinese, skipping high school and going straight to college, especially by passing China’s competitive college entrance examination, is a …

Scientists discover alarming variations in ozone density

Chinese scientists have discovered variations in the density of the ozone layer, which they say could greatly impact the global environment, ecology and climate. Tang Chaoli, along with his team at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, developed this theory by  analyzing and scanning atmospheric data collected by satellite …

New skills and ethical standards needed for AI era

Abi Ramanan Photo: Li Qiaoyi/GT   Illustration: Xia Qing/GT Editor’s Note: Artificial intelligence (AI) has become all the rage in today’s tech-dominated world, with ample potential benefits from various AI-enabled applications, despite concerns that machines will take over from humans. AI-related topics were hotly debated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the …

Capital-rich Chinese investors march into India’s blooming food takeout market Capital-rich Chinese companies march into blooming Indian food takeout market

An Indian employee packs lunchboxes in the kitchen of an online food delivery firm in Mumbai, India. File photo: VCG Chinese tourism website ctrip.com is reportedly considering investing in Zomato, an India-based food delivery company, joining other big online Chinese names like Meituan Dianping and Alibaba, which have already invested in Indian food delivery companies. …

King of storms lashes South China, killing 2, injuring over 200 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall, cutting power, travel in cities

Windows of a commercial building in Hong Kong are blown out during Super Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday. Photo: AFP Typhoon Mangkhut, dubbed the “king of storms” by Chinese meteorologists and twice the size of Hurricane Florence in the US, made landfall at around 5 pm in South China’s Guangdong Province on Sunday, causing two deaths …

Chinese, US officials call for more ambitious action on emission reduction

China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua on Thursday reaffirmed the Chinese central government’s commitment to supporting the local governments in developing the green economy and reducing carbon emissions. Speaking at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) that opened in San Francisco Thursday, Xie said China appreciates the efforts of California and …

China to restore BRI poplar tree forests Program will reduce overflow of Pakistan’s Indus River: foundation

Artificially built desert poplar tree forest in desert in Wuwei, Northwest China’s Gansu Province Photo: courtesy of Zhou Lei Artificially built desert poplar tree forest in desert in Wuwei, Northwest China’s Gansu Province Photo: courtesy of Zhou Lei China’s campaign to plant desert poplar trees helps restore the ecological system and brings economic benefits to …