ber 2017 for graduate students. Many instructors at the school are working on AI-related res
earch so there will be no problem finding capable teachers for the new students, Lin said.
China’s booming AI industry has resulted in a growing demand for tal
ent. It is common for students in AI-related fields to have
already committed to companies before they even graduate and enter the job market, he said.
Master’s graduates majoring in AI can easily find jobs with salaries over 300,000 y
uan ($44,700) per year, and salaries for doctoral graduates are even higher, he said.
Chinese universities are catching up with their counterparts in the United
States in terms of basic research in AI and the numbe
r of published papers, yet they still lag behind in transforming research into application, he added.
poverty-reduction workshop, where over 40 women from poor families found jobs. They draw on their fine craftsmanship and hand
made items such as wallets, insoles and pillowcases, which sell at places as far away as Beijing and Shanghai.
In December 2018, Shangyan and Yangcao were removed from the list of poverty-strike
n villages with eight other villages of Huanghua Township, which means poverty had dropped to 3 percent and
below, with all impoverished population included in the national basic medical insurance scheme.
Ma died about a year after she was diagnosed with lymph cancer by a Beijing-based hospital in May 2017.
Even during chemotherapy, she often thought about poverty relief work, and after five months treatment, she returned to her office.
The mountainous Guyuan City, where Huanghua Township is located, is one of the sites whe
re the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army of the Communist Party of China arrived during the epic Long
March from 1934 to 1936, which had seen a large number of officers and soldiers killed or injured.
rm has been in operation since Feb 4, 2018.
It is the first Pacific Hydro wind farm in Chile and the first wind farm invested in by China in the South American country.
The $150 million project, financed and constructed by China State Power Investment Corpo
ration, has an installed capacity of 82 MW and will generate about 282 GWh/year, which can meet electri
city demands for 130,000 households and reduce carbon emissions by 157,000 tons per year.
Located in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic, the Yamal liquefied natural gas project reached f
ull production capacity with its three production lines, each of which has a capacity of 5.5 milli
on tons per year, with operations starting in December 2017, August 2018 and December 2018, successively.
The project is the world’s largest of its kind within the Arctic Circle and is also the first m
ega- energy cooperation project implemented in Russia after the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed.
It is owned by Russia’s Novatek (50.1 percent), France’s Total (20 percent), China N
ational Petroleum Corporation (20 percent) and China’s Silk Road Fund (9.9 percent).
learly what it feels like to be a patient in need of transplant surgery and eagerly waiting for an
organ, since such organs are scarce,” he said. “I want to do the same to save others.”
With the number of registered organ donors increasing rapidly in China, it is expected that more patients with terminal illn
ess in need of organ transplants will be fortunate, like Zhao, and not have to wait very long.
By the end of February, the number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.05 mill
ion, compared with 1,087 in 2010, the year China began to pilot organ donations, according to the Chin
a Organ Donation Administrative Center. More than 64,000 organs have been donated since then, the center added.
The turning point came in 2015, when China banned the use of organs harvested from executed prisoners, which
made voluntary donations the only legitimate source of organs. Since then, the number of organ donations and the num
ber of organ donors have continued to increase rapidly, according to data from health authorities.
fossils representing more than 50 previously undescribed animal species dating back 518 million years.
The soft tissues of their bodies, including muscles, organs, eyes and mouths are still visible in some
of the 4,351 fossils discovered in Yichang, Hubei province, according to a new study published in the journ
al Science on Friday. The excavated fossils represent 109 species, including known jelly fish, arthropods and algae.
Fu Dongjing, associate professor at Northwest University in Xi’an, Shaanxi, also the first author of the paper, said the research g
roup started exploring the ancient ruins in the summer of 2007, in Changyang Tujia autonomous county. It was lo
cated on the bank of Qingjiang River where a representative insect from the Cambrian period was first found.
The new trove of fossils called the Qingjiang biota－the living organisms of a region－ha
ve the potential to greatly inform the understanding of early animal evolution, according to the study.
About 542 million years ago, life on earth diversified at an extremely rapid pace, known as t
he Cambrian explosion. Almost all present animal categories appeared at that time. Many creatures wen
t extinct in the process of evolution, but others became the initial form of future organisms.
year. We must build a presence there.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, Oppo outcompeted Samsung to
become the largest smartphone vendor in Thailand with a market share of 22.2 percent, gro
wing about 70 percent year-on-year, according to the market research company Canalys.
Its products and services are also well received in other South Asian and Sout
heast Asian countries, including India, and African countries such as Kenya.
In 2018, Oppo shipped 113 million units of smartphones wor
ldwide, garnering a global market share of more than 8 percent, according to IDC data.
Other Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi and Vivo, are also looking beyon
d their home turf for growth. In this context, Oppo believes it has an edge over others as it first started its i
nternational journey as early as in 2009 in Thailand, much before others jumped on the going-global bandwagon.
that President Trump ordered Kelly to grant Kushner a top secret security clearance despite con
cerns raised by intelligence officials. The President has denied he had any role in Kushner receiving a clearance.
New York Times: Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance
The latest revelation also contradicts Ivanka Trump’s denial to ABC News three weeks ag
o, when she said her father had “no involvement” regarding her or Kushner’s clearances.
Several sources told CNN it is feasible that she was unaware of the red flags raised during h
er background check process, as well as the President’s involvement in it. According to a source fam
iliar with her process, she “did not seek, nor have, outside counsel involved in her process as no issues were ever rais
ed.” A separate person added that she was notified by career officials that her clearance had been granted.
Kushner’s clearance was downgraded in February 2018 after Kel
ly stipulated new changes to the security clearance system because a senior West Wing staff
er with a temporary clearance was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. Aides who previously operated on “top
considering socialism to look to Venezuela to see its failures.
”Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justic
e, it’s not about virtue,” he said. “Socialism is about only one thing — it’s called power for
the ruling class, that’s what it is. Look at what’s happening in Venezuela and so many other places.”
Green New Deal
Trump came out swinging against the Green New Deal, calling the progressive climate plan an attempt by Democrats to “com
pletely take over American energy and completely destroy America’s economy through their new $100 trillion Gr
een New Deal … which somebody described as a high school term paper written by a poor student.”
He said that the plan would destroy the natural gas, nuclear power and auto industri
es as “their plan would remove every gas-powered car from American roads.”
The plan actually calls for “overhauling transportation sys
tems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the tran
sportation sector as much as is technologically feasible” and does not call for taking away cars.
strates China’s current principles in governing foreign investment to ensure it receives treatment equal to that of Chinese companies in most phases.
Wang Wenhua, professor at the Law School of Beijing Foreign Studies Universi
ty, said the legal community generally agrees that the legislation is necessary and feasible.
Once adopted, the law will play a significant role in encoura
ging more investments, especially those with key strengths and vision, she said.
“We are now facing a new situation and new challenges at both home
and abroad. The draft law is sending a clear message that China is determine
d to further deepen its opening-up and reform as well as uphold the rule of law,” Wang said.
“Integrating a series of foreign investment policies and current law, the new measure
will boost foreign investors’ confidence, further open up markets and create a better business environment.”
projects, including highway, railway, airport and power stations. However, in the face of local protests, the effectiveness of Modi’s economic package, delivered just a few months before the