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Tech firms make smart moves to bridge AI gap

There's no phrase hotter in the tech world than artificial intelligence (AI), and this is especially true in China, where the craze for AI has even sparked concerns about an investment bubble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 19:03:39

Lawyer’s jail term indefinitely extended at unnamed authorities’ request

A Hebei Province lawyer jailed after a disturbance at a dental clinic has had her two-year term indefinitely extended at the request of an unnamed "higher authorities," media reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 18:53:39

"Wolf Warrior 2" tops Chinese box office for 4th week

Chinese action film "Wolf Warrior 2" continued to dominate the Chinese film market in the week ending Aug. 20, grossing 559 million yuan (84 million US dollars), China Film News reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:46:41

Lhasa celebrates Shoton Festival

Lhasa City, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, started celebrating the traditional annual Shoton Festival on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:45:41

World’s first panda specimen with organs intact unveiled

A museum in Dalian unveiled a panda specimen preserved with its organs and muscles intact, the first of its kind in the world.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/8/20 23:13:39

Agencies set up to protect Siberian tigers

China on Saturday launched two special agencies for the preservation of the Siberian tiger and leopard in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, marking the establishment of the first national park administration directly under the central government.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:08:40

Awaiting enrollment

A child sits beside a long line of parents at a school registration office in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan Province on Sunday. Schools began registering new students for this year on Sunday. Many parents waited at the school overnight to ensure their children were enrolled.
Source: IC | 2017/8/20 23:08:39

Loose management behind fatal coal mine accident in north China

Loose management was blamed for a fatal coal mine accident in north China's Shanxi Province, the country's work safety watchdog said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 22:22:29

Aiming high

The Green Center Tower in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province is pictured in a 360-degree photo on Friday. The tower will be the tallest building in China with a height of 636 meters and 125 floors. The project was launched in 2011 with estimated investment of 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion) and is expected to be completed in 2018.
Source: IC | 2017/8/20 21:48:39

Scientists to study climate change impact on glaciers in Tibet

As part of the country’s second scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Chinese scientists began exploring the sources of the Yarlung Zangbo River to determine how glaciers react to global warming.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 19:43:39

Beijing Party chief calls for more historical homes to be opened to public

The former residences of notable people and historical courtyard houses should be opened to the public, Beijing's Party chief said recently, to preserve local customs and highlight the local culture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 19:18:39

More and more Chinese are traveling to the continent to beat the heat

Chinese tourists looking to beat the heat on their summer vacation are swarming to an unexpected destination - Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 19:18:39

Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer at younger age

The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, but Chinese women are being diagnosed at a younger age compared to their Western counterparts, according to China Anti-Cancer Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 17:09:15

Beijing court bans production of air-polluting company

A court in Beijing closed down a company from breaking air-pollution rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 21:42:01

Xi congratulates scientists on expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a congratulatory letter to a research team on an expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 20:04:09

China accelerates planning of Xiongan New Area

China has stepped up the design and planning of Xiongan New Area to facilitate the coordinated development of Beijing and surrounding regions, the top economic planner said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:51:55

New evidence of war crimes by Japan's Unit 731 released

A working staff shows the transportation record of human experiments at the Museum of Evidence of War Crimes by Japanese Army Unit 731 in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:41:21

Double happiness

Twin pandas, female Bing Bing and male Qing Qing, celebrate their second birthday at the Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Friday. The two pandas were born in 2015 at the Bifengxia Base in Sichuan.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/18 23:23:39