Semester begins for China’s first group of AI graduate students

Semester begins for China’s first group of AI graduate students

More than 120 graduate students at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, known as Beihang University, began attending classes on artificial intelligence (AI) Thursday. As China’s first group of graduate students majoring in AI, they will receive joint training from both the university and AI-related companies. The curriculum includes cognitive science, visual perception, unmanned systems and robotics. Some courses will be taught in company labs and beside production lines. Students are also required to intern…

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Greening China’s deserts — the Kubuqi way

Greening China’s deserts — the Kubuqi way

It is early autumn. The sun sets on the dunes of the Kubuqi desert and the air begins to cool. Mongolian herder Suilasaikhan drives his truck on a road lined by shrubbery. He loves the experience. The sight of lush patches in the middle of the vast golden sand delights him. It is a scene local herders could not have imagined four decades ago when life was a losing battle against the sand. “In the…

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Economic Watch: Chinese economy slower in expansion, steady in reforms

Economic Watch: Chinese economy slower in expansion, steady in reforms

Rather than adding to pure optimism, fresh official data released Thursday painted a realistic picture of the world’s second largest economy that is slower in expansion but steady in reforms. China posted weaker-than-expected growth in key economic indicators in the first eight months of this year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Industrial output, a gauge of the activity of large enterprises, grew 6 percent year on year in August, down from the…

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South-to-north water diversion benefits 50 mln Chinese

South-to-north water diversion benefits 50 mln Chinese

More than 50 million people in northern China have benefited from a massive water diversion project that pumps water from the Yangtze River in the south to the draught-prone north, authorities announced Thursday. Since coming into operation in late 2014, the middle route of the south-to-north water diversion project has transferred 9.6 billion cubic meters of water, benefiting 53.1 million people as on Wednesday, according to the Office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Construction…

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China steps up efforts to support innovation

China steps up efforts to support innovation

China will roll out a series of measures to boost innovation, according to a circular issued by the General Office of the State Council. A total of 13 reform measures will be carried out in eight comprehensive innovation pilot areas, including the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta, and then further promoted nationwide. According to the circular, the government will enhance the support for innovation by small and medium-sized enterprises by offering one-stop…

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Xinjiang to offer 15-yr universal education by 2020

Xinjiang to offer 15-yr universal education by 2020

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Monday said they plan to make 15 years of education basically universal by 2020. The region’s education department said more than 98 percent of children are expected to have access to three years of free preschool education. Additionally, 95 percent children are expected to finish the compulsory nine years of primary and junior high school, and 90 percent will attend senior high school, it said. By 2020,…

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China, Serbia vow more cooperation on security

China, Serbia vow more cooperation on security

China and Serbia on Monday agreed to have more cooperation in fighting organized crime and terrorism by using modern technology. This came after a meeting between Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Meng Jianzhu, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee. Stefanovic told a joint press conference after the…

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More freight trains link China, Europe

More freight trains link China, Europe

China’s largest land border port, Manzhouli, has seen growth of China-Europe freight trains in the first eight months of this year. A total of 849 inbound and outbound trains connecting China and Europe passed through Manzhouli in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from January to August, while the number for all of 2016 was 846, according to port authorities. The port, which borders Russia to the north and sits close to Mongolia to the…

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Xi calls for more international judicial cooperation

Xi calls for more international judicial cooperation

The Chinese government attaches great importance to advancing the rule of law, and China is willing to have more judicial cooperation with other countries, according to President Xi Jinping. Xi made the remarks in a letter of congratulation to the 22nd annual conference and general meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors, which opened Monday morning in Beijing. “As representatives of the public interest, prosecutors shoulder important responsibilities,” Xi said. He said the annual conference,…

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China’s top political advisor stresses religious affairs uphold rule of law

China’s top political advisor stresses religious affairs uphold rule of law

Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng Monday said the rule of law should be upheld in dealing with religious work. Yu, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, made the remarks at a session on implementing religious decisions and policies. He stressed the importance of standardizing government management of religious affairs as well as the activities of religious groups with the law. Yu emphasized the need to curb religious extremism. “The rule…

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China on blue alert for Typhoon Guchol

China on blue alert for Typhoon Guchol

China’s national observatory on Wednesday issued a blue alert for Typhoon Guchol, which is expected to affect waters near southeastern provinces. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the eye of Guchol, the 17th typhoon in the region this year, was over water some 400 km southeast of the border of Guangdong and Fujian provinces, packing winds up to 18 meters per second, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement. The NMC forecast that Guchol would…

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China steps up efforts to promote education fairness

China steps up efforts to promote education fairness

A total of 425 million grants totalling nearly 700 billion yuan (107 billion U.S. dollars) were made to students from 2012 to 2016, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Wednesday. The sum increased from 112.6 billion yuan in 2012 to 168.9 billion yuan in 2016, a raise of nearly 50 percent. The growing number of grants is just one aspect of improving educational equality. On Tuesday, the General Office of the State Council moved to…

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China remains persistent in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: Xi

China remains persistent in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, in a telephone conversation late Wednesday that Beijing remains persistent on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. During the phone conversation, Xi and Trump exchanged their views on the current situation on the peninsula. Xi said China has been adamant in preserving international nuclear non-proliferation regime, maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula, and resolving the nuclear issue through talks. The Chinese president said the…

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China to improve quality certification

China to improve quality certification

The State Council, China’s cabinet, said Wednesday that it will strengthen quality certification to help create a fair market environment and raise the quality of Chinese products. The quality management system will suit different industries, focusing on the aviation, railway, automobile and information sectors, according to a statement following an executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang. Coverage of quality certification will expand to include all kinds of companies, especially service providers and small…

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Top legislator stresses socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics

Top legislator stresses socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics

China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang has called for efforts to improve the socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), made the remarks during an inspection tour of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from Tuesday to Wednesday, where he attended a symposium on local legislation. The strategy of rule of law in an all-round manner has been thoroughly implemented and remarkable achievements have been…

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