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raving about China,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was quoted as saying in The Times of India.
The BJP has also questioned the “request” of the Chinese ambassador to give a ceremonial send-off to Gandhi for his Mansarovar trip. “When Rahul Gan
dhi went for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a letter was sent by the Chinese ambassador to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) that he wanted to give Rah
ul Gandhi a ceremonial send-off. This protocol is limited to heads of state or government and leader of opposition. No
w it is clear why China wanted to extend this protocol to Rahul Gandhi. Yatra was just an excuse, he had to meet Chinese ministers and discuss so
mething. The cat is out of the bag today, and the Congress needs to clarify,” Patra told Hindustan Times. The BJP didn’t stop at that. It als
o dug into Gandhi’s earlier meeting with the Chinese envoy in India during the Doklam standoff.
If the developments are any indication, the BJP is desperate to raise any issue which could work in its favor in the elections with the mood of the general
masses not looking positive towards the party. It wants to eliminate the anti-incumbency factor and divert the at
ention of the masses from more pressing issues. The main opposition has alleged the BJP failed to keep its promise of
generating 20 million jobs in a year. The opposition is also repeatedly raising the Rafale fighter jet deal to counter M
odi’s take on corruption. Now the BJP strategists feel playing the China card, to a certain extent, could help the ruling party in this matter.
But experts say such issues are not going to impact the elections. “China card will prove to be of litt
le or just no help for the BJP,” says Ajay Jha, a prominent Delhi-based journalist who is an expert in Chinese affairs.
ina is racing to the forefront of the global artificial intelligence sector, with six domestic companies earning their place on a recent list of the top 100 AI startups in the world.
Released by venture capital database CB Insights, the list includes 23 startups headquartered ou
tside the United States, including six each from China, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Chinese companies SenseTime, YITU Technology, 4Paradigm, Face++, Momenta and Horizon Robotics made it onto the list.
CB Insights reported Chinese startups SenseTime and Face++, which focus on facial recognitio
n technologies, are the best-funded companies, followed by California-based tech company Zymergen.
A total of 11 startups on the list are unicorns, startups valued at more than $1 billion, among w
hich five are from China. SenseTime gained the top spot among those 11 with a maximum valuation of $4.5 billion.
With the blossoming of big data, cloud computing and i
nternet technologies, AI has become a new focus of international competition.
ion by the Beijing Film Academy, Peking University needs to take the initiative to launch its own inqu
iry. On its official website, the university clearly states the procedures for enrolling a postdoctoral res
earcher, which include at least four review stages after an applicant submits materials.
When enrolling Zhai as a postdoctoral researcher, they should check many more materials besides his
doctor’s degree. If Zhai is found to have academic problems, Peking University is partly responsible, too.
As it is widely considered to be the top university in China, Peking University has very precious r
esearch opportunities, which makes it a focus for the public’s attention in this incident. It is time both B
FA and Peking University examined if they bear any blame, instead of just trying to pass the buck to each other.
The list ranks the country’s cities on three major indicators: economy, social advancement and environment.
Jointly launched by the National Development and Reform Commission’s development planning department and th
e Cloud River Urban Research Institute, an international think tank, the index sets “digital benchmarks and ref
erence systems” for China’s urbanization drive and urban development.
ech in Guangzhou, said the city and the whole Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Ar
ea still have huge space to develop innovative businesses compared with the Tokyo, New York and San Francisco areas.
Medprin has proposed building an innovation center for high-performance medical equipment and instruments in the Greater Bay Area.
Guangdong, which has been largely reliant on foreign-oriented economic development, achieved GDP growth of 6.8 percent last year.
The province’s GDP, a barometer of China’s reform and opening-up, reached 9.73 trillion yuan last y
ear, cementing once more the top ranking in the country, a position it has held for more than three decades.
The province’s regional innovation topped the country for the past two years, a
ccording to the Ministry of Science and Technology. Its investment in research an
d development exceeded 250 billion yuan last year, or 2.65 percent of the province’s GDP.
Guangdong had registered more than 40,000 new and high-tech companies as of the end of last year, more than any other provincial-level region.
countries can properly handle trade conflicts and foster cooperation despite some hea
The beautiful scenery of Honghu Eco-agricultural Tourism Garden after rain, Central China’s Hubei province, Aug 13,
dwinds, adding that cooperation is the best and only choice for the two sides.
Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the Beijing-based China Society for WTO Studies, stressed that the US should not co
nsider China as an economic threat. A country shouldn’t be measured by the size of its economy, but by its de
velopment level, pointing out that in terms of per capita GDP, China still ranks as a developing country, Xue said.
The global community should give China more room for gradual reform including offering more
access to foreign companies and supporting investment in industrial upgrading, infrastructure, en
vironmental protection and urbanization, which will further stimulate economic growth, he said.
will rise by $30 if Apple moves its final assembly lines to the United States. If Apple manufactu
res components and assembles them in the country, the cost will go up by $100 with the investment, labor and logistics involved.
What’s more, the relocation to the United States would also see rising prices of many supplier items produced outside the U
nited States, including semi-conductors, processors, memory, displays, batteries, the plastic and metal enclosures.
“Our industry involves highly customized products. It requires both strong research and development ability and ind
ustry scale. So, moving the supply chain would be a long shot,” said Meng Wu Peng, deputy general manager of Le
ns Technology, which manufactures cover-glass for smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung.
Foxconn has hinted for months that it might shift focus to research and develo
pment facilities rather than large-scale manufacturing, casting doubts on its ability to live up to its promises.