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There is nothing subtle about the Trump administration’s pro-steel bent.
From: The American Conservative | By: Kristofer L. Harrison | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signalling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past.India estimates it would...
From: Dawn | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Statistics released by the China Population Association (CPA) in 2013 revealed that the infertile population of the country has surpassed 40 million, making up 12.5 percent of the total population of childbearing age.Some forecast that the Chinese baby...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Andrew Ng, the onetime co-creator of the Google Brain research project who joined Baidu Inc. as its chief scientist in 2014, today said he’s leaving the Chinese tech giant to pursue his own work in artificial intelligence beyond the tech industry....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Robert Hof | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Last summer Spark claimed to be the best (or at least easiest) for data streaming with its 2.0 release. Now Chinese company Transwarp Technologies Co. is challenging that with an engine that can stream a single event at a time — something Spark still...
From: Silicon Angle | By: R. Danes | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lisa See’s latest novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” takes place in the fascinating world of pu’er tea, from the picking of tea leaves to the distribution of aged, fermented tea cakes in Southern California. In an early chilling scene,...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Anita Felicelli | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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According to the Heritage Foundation—who oppose the GOP replacement bill—the market should rule all and there should be Netflix for doctors.
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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According to the Heritage Foundation—which opposes the GOP replacement bill—the market should rule all and there should be Netflix for doctors.
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.
From: New York Times | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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From Chopard to Omega, brands are finding that their heritage collections attract customers, spread name recognition and even produce new sales.
From: New York Times | By: MELANIE ABRAMS | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 to meet increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China. VW brand CEO Herbert Diess told analysts last week that the I.D. concept hatchback shown at the Paris auto show...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A spokesman for China's commerce ministry says the country has suspended imports of Brazilian beef, the first official confirmation of a Chinese ban.
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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China's premier on Thursday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than retreating from it....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A complicated figure’s death, the DHS electronics ban, a health-care ultimatum, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The young media outlet openly sided with President Trump's campaign, now they have access to the State Department
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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An attack in London, Manafort’s links to Russia, intel committee infighting, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Marcelo Lippi has asked his side to put away any fear ahead of Thursday's game. Marcello Lippi takes his China team into their must-win World Cup qualifying clash with South Korea on Thursday evening hoping the early-season rigours of the Asian Champions...
From: ESPN | By: Michael Church | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The much-touted partnership has ended quietly in divorce.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Katya Foreman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Apple's ruby red iPhone 7 will soon be available around the world. Each Special Edition (Product) RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus shows with its color that the purchase of the phone helps generate funds for the fight against HIV/AIDs. But in China, the picture...
From: Mashable | By: Lance Ulanoff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Virtual reality has a long history in science fiction. From the Lawnmower Man to the Matrix, the idea of VR has inspired artists and gamers alike. But it’s only very recently that the technology has moved out of the lab into people’s homes. Since...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Daniel Araya | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Increased ticket sales in countries like Brazil and Japan could not offset steep declines in places like Germany, Britain and Mexico. China was flat.
From: New York Times | By: BROOKS BARNES | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.
From: NPR | By: Jim Zarroli | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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One of the major trade shows of the fiber optic world is taking place this week in the Los Angeles Convention Center, the The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition, or simply “OFC,” as it’s known, and several Wall Street...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Worldwide changes have prompted a big drop in the development of coal-fired power plants, a new study from several environmental groups has found. Shifts in policy and economic conditions in China and India are central to the decline, says the report,...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline. The report’s findings include a 62 percent drop in new coal plant construction...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world overestimated the need for the doomed fossil fuel.
From: Grist | By: Adam Vaughan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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North Korea seems to be indifferent to Trump, as it tests its advancing nuclear missile capabilities
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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One of my favorite dishes to order at a dim sum Chinese restaurant is scallion pancakes. These thin, round pancakes are crispy out the outside and chewy on the inside. Until I started making them about a year ago, I didn’t realize how easy they were...
From: Elisa Bauer | By: Lisa Lin | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.
From: New York Times | By: PAUL MOZUR and JANE PERLEZ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A group of European countries is looking to build a giant island in the North Sea order to support up to 100 gigawatts of offshore wind projects.  If built, the island would be sited on the Dogger Bank, a large North Sea sandbank where the water depth...
From: Greentech Media | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Today we bid farewell and raise our glasses to Lucky Peach, the beloved gastronomy title founded by veteran writers and foodies Peter Meehan and Chris Ying, along with superstar chef David Chang, in 2011. The irreverent title broke down the traditional...
From: Mag Culture | By: Madeleine Morley | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple's new red options for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- which, through (Red), will contribute proceeds to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS -- lack that same charity branding on the company's Chinese website....
From: Apple Insider | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Here's what's going on in the news Wednesday
From: Time | By: Melissa Chan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Kid Rock's 'American Badass Grill' is pure America in portable form, but Stephen Colbert thinks he can do better.
From: Warming Glow | By: Andrew Roberts | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Energy Post: Wind Power Blows Away Opposition in U.S. The Southwest Power Pool said last week that it met 52.1 percent of the electricity demand in the sprawling transmission organization’s service territory with wind power during a portion of the...
From: Greentech Media | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The standing of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is set for another boost after 13 further applicants were granted membership. The accessions will bring the total roster of member countries to 70, and leave Japan and the U.S. as the...
From: Japan Times | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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EDF, through its EDF Energies Nouvelles unit, will help develop the 800 megawatt solar photovoltaic project, taking over the stake from Abdul Latif Jameel's FRV.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Airbnb is arriving late to the China party.
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated threat level
From: Salon.com | By: Ryan Bohl, Geopolitics Made Super | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Why does it matter if Rex Tillerson skips a NATO summit?
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The departure is a blow to Baidu, which has been betting big on artificial intelligence as a foundation to fields like voice recognition and driverless cars.
From: New York Times | By: PAUL MOZUR | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The newly released property purchasing policy in Beijing is likely to cause terminations on existing contracts and help cool down the capital's property market, according to industry insiders.
From: China.org.cn | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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We recently caught up with Amy Daml, co-creator of the art aggregator website Loreli (WeChat ID: loreli-china) which compiles some of the best written, visual, and recorded arts from across the country and often features in-depth interviews with the...
From: The Beijinger | By: tomarnstein | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc chief scientist Andrew Ng said on Wednesday he will resign from the Chinese search engine company after three years of leading its drive into artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) projects....
From: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Just under three years later, Ng said in a blog post this week that he is leaving the Chinese search engine company. Ng and Barra were viewed as part of a nascent trend of Silicon Valley executives jumping to Chinese Internet companies. Few American...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Paul Mozur | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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High leverage is a rising concern as funding is squeezed and margins pressured
From: Financial Times | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended its operations on March 18, meaning that the capital has become China's first city to have all of its power plants fueled by clean energy.
From: China.org.cn | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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