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  • China Unveils AI News Anchor That’s Almost Indistinguishable From a Real Human

    01/14/2022 6:23:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1-13-22 | Shawn Lin
    “Hello everyone, I am the artificial intelligence news anchor on National Business Daily. I am the virtual twin of the original host. I have been running—reporting the news—undetected for 70 days now,” the AI news anchor N Xiaohei revealed itself to its television viewers on Dec. 20, 2021, after 1700 hours of a continuous live news broadcast. On the same day, the Chinese state-controlled media National Business Daily (NBD) and the AI company Xiaoice jointly announced the official launch of their collaborative live news broadcasting TV programs run entirely by AI—the first of its kind. The TV program is named...
  • China says it plans to finish space station by end of year, make more than 40 launches

    01/06/2022 8:26:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 01/06/22 10:34 AM EST | BRAD DRESS
    The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced the anticipated completion of its space station and more crewed space missions and cargo flights this year, as well as the launch of the Space Launch System, a 332-foot rocket designed to reach the moon The Chinese space station will weigh about 66 tons after it's fully built out, significantly lighter than the ISS at 455 tons. China has said it looks forward to inviting international astronauts to its space station. In October, three Chinese astronauts with the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docked at the station, becoming the second crew to move in.
  • FAUCI: “We had a collaboration with some Chinese Commu... uh, Chinese Scientists.”

    01/03/2022 10:14:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    @goodblackdude ^ | January 3, 2022 | Suburban Black Man | Ted Cruz
    FAUCI: “We had a collaboration with some Chinese Commu... uh, Chinese Scientists.”pic.twitter.com/GNs1GS0QDb— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) January 3, 2022😬 https://t.co/ruWXXgv8Dj— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 3, 2022
  • Chinese Fusion Reactor Maintains 70 Million Degrees Celsius For More Than 17 Minutes

    01/03/2022 6:29:54 PM PST · by algore · 32 replies
    The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei in the east Chinese province of Anhui reports a new temperature record. At the end of last year, a plasma temperature of 70 million ° C could be maintained in the experimental nuclear fusion reactor for 1056 seconds, i.e. a good 17 minutes, reports the Institute for Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP). That is the longest time in which such a temperature could be kept constant. This creates a solid basis for further research into energy generation from nuclear fusion, writes the ASIPP. Its general director Prof. Yuntao...
  • China Expected to Fail Its US Trade Commitments by Year's End

    01/03/2022 2:19:39 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    www.voanews.com ^ | December 23, 2021 | Ralph Jennings
    Sino-U.S. trade tensions could flare up again as it appears China will miss its obligations under a nearly expired agreement that emerged from a dispute during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, analysts said. The Economic and Trade Agreement signed by the two superpowers in January 2020 is set to end December 31. Trade observers say China has not complied with a clause that obligates it to buy imports of manufactured goods, farm products, energy products and certain services from the U.S. at a total of $200 billion more than the 2017 total. China purchased $186 billion in...
  • The West Is Burning Down Before Our Eyes: If Western democracies can morph into being like Communists over a virus, what can’t they do?

    01/02/2022 8:36:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/02/2022 | Bonchie
    A man is mauled by dogs in Amsterdam for "breaking" COVID restrictions. Credit: Disclose.tv/Twitter screenshotPerhaps nothing has done more to expose the authoritarian tendencies of many “democratic” leaders throughout the world than COVID-19. Australia has perhaps been the most visible example, with numerous viral videos showing police viciously beating people for transgressions as small as not wearing a mask in public. Then there are the COVID concentration camps where people are forced into multi-week confinement — even if they aren’t positive for the virus.The scenes out of Europe are hardly better. Today, a video emerged that is so brutal that...
  • Chinese man who was abducted by a child trafficking gang when he was four is reunited with his mother 33 years later after police match a drawing he made from memory of his original home to a village

    01/02/2022 4:09:39 PM PST · by Trillian · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2022 | Chris Mathews
    A married father who was kidnapped when he was just four years old by a child-trafficking gang was reunited with his family after 33 years when he drew a map of his original home from memory. Li Jingwei, 37, grew up in Henan, north-central China, after he was taken but said he had 'countless nights of yearning' and was 'homesick since I was little'. When he learnt about other abducted children that were reunited with relatives, such as Guo Xinzhen, Mr Jingwei shared a map he had drawn of his home village. The detail of his maps, which included what...
  • RCEP: Asia readies world's largest trade deal

    12/31/2021 7:17:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.30.2021 | Nik Martin
    Trade barriers between most countries in the Asia Pacific will be lowered significantly from January 1 as the world’s largest free trading bloc opens for business. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a trade deal between the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. RCEP will cover about 30% of global gross domestic product (GDP), worth $26.2 trillion (€23.17 trillion), and nearly a third of the world’s population, some 2.2 billion people. By comparison, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) covers 28% of world trade, while the European Union’s Single...
  • US children hospitalized with COVID in record numbers

    12/30/2021 5:27:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 30, 2021 | By MARTHA BELLISLE and TERRY TANG
    SEATTLE — The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in record numbers, and experts lament that most of the youngsters are not vaccinated. “It’s just so heartbreaking,” said Dr. Paul Offit, an infectious-disease expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “It was hard enough last year, but now you know that you have a way to prevent all this.” Offit said none of the vaccine-eligible children receiving care at his hospital about a week ago had been vaccinated, even though two-thirds had underlying conditions that put them at risk —...
  • There are indications that the Chinese military has serious problems: It’s still a ferocious force, simply because it’s huge, but there are personnel and structural problems that will affect its fighting abilities

    12/29/2021 6:49:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    Xi Jinping has been doing a great deal of saber rattling of late, threatening both Australia and Taiwan. China has also been building islands in the South China Sea, flying hypersonic weapons, stealing and illegally buying vast amounts of military technology, and overtly working to make its military more manly, even as the U.S. military deals with maternity flight suits and the needs of the so-called transgender troops. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, a military is only as good as the people doing the fighting, and there are indications that China has a problem in this area.p>The Epoch...
  • China's Xian locks down its 13 mln residents as COVID-19 cases rise

    12/23/2021 6:53:03 PM PST · by BusterDog · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/23/21
    BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Rising COVID-19 infections in China's city of Xian have spurred a lockdown of its 13 million residents, with stretches of highway eerily bare on Thursday, as many people queued in the cold to get their noses swabbed at testing sites. The daily count of domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms in the northwestern city, famed for its terracotta warriors buried with China's first emperor, has increased for six straight days since Dec. 17.
  • Trump’s newest business partner: A Chinese firm with a history of SEC investigations

    12/23/2021 1:01:30 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 22 replies
    A Chinese firm helping former president Donald Trump take his new media company public has been the target of investigations by federal securities regulators, who say the firm misrepresented shell companies with no products and few employees as ambitious, growing enterprises, documents and interviews show. Arc Capital, an investment advisory firm based in Shanghai, has repeatedly helped create or finance companies with little or no revenue, no customers and office locations that point to P.O. boxes, according to a Washington Post review of regulatory and court filings. One claimed to be developing autonomous drone software despite having no employees; another...
  • Hong Kong tears down ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture honoring Tiananmen victims

    12/23/2021 12:45:58 AM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 22 December 2021 | Shibani Mahtani and David Crawshaw
    HONG KONG — Under the cover of darkness early Thursday, authorities in Hong Kong tore down a public sculpture dedicated to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, accelerating a campaign to erase the crackdown from public recollection and stamp out dissent in a city that until recently was one of Asia’s freest. The 26-foot-tall artwork, known as the “Pillar of Shame,” had stood at the University of Hong Kong for nearly a quarter-century and honored the hundreds, if not thousands, of students and others killed on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese military crushed pro-democracy protests....
  • Nio ET5 promises colossal 620-mile range – but miles ain't miles By Loz Blain December 21, 2021

    12/22/2021 8:36:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2021 | By Loz Blain
    Chinese electric vehicle brand Nio has debuted a new mid-size family sedan with a battery option for all-day driving. The ET5 can be specified with an "ultra long range" pack that delivers up to 1,000 km of driving – although all might not be as it seems. The ET5 will be a sprightly drive, with peaks of 360 kW (483 horsepower) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) through a two-motor AWD system. It'll hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds from a standing start, which will handily see off most combustion cars at the lights. It's got a tidy cabin,...
  • White House Plans to Send 500 Million Coronavirus Tests to Americans

    12/21/2021 5:37:37 PM PST · by foxfield · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden will announce a plan Tuesday to send out 500 million coronavirus tests to Americans who want them, in his latest attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Should We Kick China Out of the UN, WTO?

    12/19/2021 9:48:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    YES!
  • Driverless car crashes in the Bay Area, startup's permit suspended

    12/16/2021 10:36:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 16, 2021 | by Andrew Chamings
    A driverless car startup based out of Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China has had its driverless testing permit suspended after one of its vehicles crashed in Fremont. According to a DMV report, the Pony.ai vehicle was in autonomous mode when it turned right onto Fremont Boulevard from Cushing Parkway and hit a center divider and traffic sign. The vehicle suffered "moderate damage" to the front of the vehicle, but there were no injuries and no other vehicles involved, the report says. Fremont police arrived at the scene of the crash, and the startup reportedly reached out to authorities to resolve...
  • White House cuts off Taiwan from online summit after video feed with map

    12/14/2021 1:00:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | December 14, 2021 | Will Henney
    During President Joe Biden’s online Summit for Democracy, the video feed of a Taiwanese delegate was cut off after showing a slide of a map depicting Taiwan as independent from China. However, the map was about democracy, not sovereignty. Two sources close to the issues told Reuters that Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang was cut off for about a minute after showing the map. Soon, Tang was back on, but this time, the feed was audio only, captioned: “Minister Audrey Tang Taiwan.” There was also a disclaimer that read: “Any opinions expressed by individuals on this panel are those of...
  • Schumer, Who Accused Trump of Russian Collusion, is Getting Paid by Putin

    12/13/2021 9:39:46 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/13/2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    So is every top Democrat who accused President Trump of Russian collusion. “A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House: What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States?” Senator Schumer insinuated in 2018. Why is Schumer putting Russia’s interests ahead of those of the United States by blocking Nord Stream 2 sanctions on Putin’s pet pipeline into Europe? Schumer, along with a number of other top Democrats, is a beneficiary of campaign contributions from top Democrat fundraiser Vincent Roberti whose lobbying firm was paid over $8.5 million by...
  • While Biden Slept: Appeasement and Accommodation

    12/14/2021 6:25:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    Speaking to the House of Commons in 1948, Winston Churchill, paraphrasing philosopher George Santayana, made a critical point: "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." In his book, "While England Slept," Churchill makes the case World War II could have been avoided had England's weak and feckless prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, not tried to appease Germany's power-hungry despot, Adolf Hitler. We now have President Joe Biden taking Chamberlain's approach with three contemporary tyrants: Russia's Vladimir Putin, Communist China's Xi Jinping and Iran's "supreme leader," Ali Khamenei. As Chamberlain learned, appeasing tyrants never works. It's like...