Category «Just Tech»

China needs new push to become global AI leader Nation needs new push and a cool head to become global leader in AI innovation

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT Two big technology events in China lately have once again put the nation’s capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) in the spotlight.  At the opening ceremony of the 2019 Smart China Expo in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Monday, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He stated that China needs to strengthen AI basic research …

R&D investment underscores Huawei’s success

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT Since the December 1 arrest, in Vancouver, of its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, Shenzhen-based multinational conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co has indisputably become the most high-profile Chinese company by which to measure the nation’s technological pride amid the unprecedented trade tensions with the US. With Cupertino-based Apple Inc, the once invincible iPhone …

Focusing on technology investments and innovations in 2019

The trade war with the US for the past 10 months has taught Chinese people one truth – that is to steadfastly invest in technology innovations, in order to shore up China’s manufacturing competitiveness and global market prestige.  “Vigorously investing in technology innovations” is likely to be the central and dominating ideology for this country …

China on the way to becoming a major space power

Yang Yiqiang Photo: Li Qiaoyi/GT Editor’s Note: While commercialization has become a common noun in a world that’s being propelled by business innovation, its usage in the space sector remains something new, which is especially true with China’s space missions. Nonetheless, with the country’s Long March carrier rocket series and an array of space start-ups …

Overseas cooperation vital for VR sector to succeed

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT While there has been much discussion of the tech world rivalry and competition between China and the US, the sphere of immersive technologies arguably calls for greater joint collaborative efforts. This may yet make it possible to create a virtual wonder world as attractive as the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi movie …

Chinese firms taking giant leaps in race for space

Illustration: Xia Qing/GT   Chinese businesses are becoming more active in the commercial space sector, and this will be vital for building the nation’s strength in an industry that is increasingly important for future competitiveness. In one of the latest moves, Chinese Wi-Fi tech firm LinkSure Network has just unveiled plans to blanket the world …

Commercialization key for China’s AI strength

Illustration: Xia Qing/GT China’s passionate pursuit of technology- and innovation-driven development has the country on the lookout for emerging tech trends. In a remarkable sign, artificial intelligence (AI) has over the past few years transformed from a refreshing novelty into a familiar refrain in the Chinese economy. Whether China has already surpassed the US in …