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Hong Kong’s chief executive to be elected through secret ballot

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In a secret ballot on Sunday, an election committee of almost 1,200 members will choose which one of three candidates – all of whom are former public servants – will be Hong Kong’s new chief executive. In 2014, China ruled that people in Hong Kong could elect their chief executive but only if candidates were first vetted by a nominating committee approved by Beijing – a move Hong Kong rejected. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 2

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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China’s Baidu expands in Silicon Valley

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Chinese search giant Baidu is expanding its Silicon Valley footprint with a new office in Sunnyvale specifically for autonomous driving and AI research, the company announced today. With this expansion, company president and ex-Microsoft executive Ya-qin Zhang is taking on an additional title: chairman of Baidu USA. The company’s U.S. presence in part functions as a recruiting tool for computer scientists from top schools and startups. Baidu is so eager to bring AI talent to China that they’re reportedly offering scientists 15 percent raises to relocate there. However Baidu’s research team was recently dealt a noteworthy blow; Andrew Ng, the company’s chief scientist who joined from Google in 2014, is leaving the company.

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 1

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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5 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

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Over the next 10 years, China plans to move 250 million people — the equivalent of Indonesia’s entire population — into the country’s rapidly-growing megacities. To accommodate that enormous migration, the country has invested billions of dollars in massive infrastructure projects. Some are already complete, while others are still in the works. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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US stocks move higher Friday as health care vote remains uncertain

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U.S. stocks are higher Friday as technology companies rise, but challenges to the Republican-backed American Health Care Act are again weighing on the market. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the bill, which is scheduled to be voted on later Friday after it was delayed a day ago. Stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss of 2017. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,351 as of 1 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,669. It rose as much as 61 points earlier on. The Nasdaq composite jumped 32 points, or …

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The Detonation Detectives

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On the morning of March 6th, local time, at least four missiles were prepped for launch in North Korea. The missiles were transported to a field, and hefted upright in truck-mounted canisters. Lined up in a row against a backdrop of mountains, the engines fired and the missiles took off almost but not quite simultaneously, trailing skirts of flames behind them. They flew about 620 miles to splash down in the Sea of Japan — some of them falling less than 200 miles from Japan’s northwest shore. The test launch escalated rising military tensions already heightened by ongoing US and South Korean military exercises. On Monday evening, the US started its deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) …

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Australia bid to boost China beef exports amid Brazil row

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Australia is seizing a chance to boost its beef exports in the wake of a meat scandal in Brazil.Its target is China, who suspended imports from Brazil.Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Theron: 'It's a crazy honor' to join 'Fast and Furious'

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Speaking in China alongside her co-star Jason Statham, Charlize Theron talks about playing a villain in the latest “Fast and Furious” movie, “The Fate of the Furious.” (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, …

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What's trending on Weibo 03.23.17

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China’s slim hope of qualifying for next year’s World Cup has been rekindled, and people in China are going online to talk about it. CGTN’s Audrey Siek is at the digital hub with what’s trending on social media.

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Why do Chinese students have higher test scores than Americans?

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Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy. CGTN’s Han Peng looked into why test scores tend to be higher in China than the United States.

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Sourabh Gupta talks about Li Keqiang’s visit to Australia

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 For a deeper perspective on trade between China and Australia, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to Sourabh Gupta. He’s an expert in Asia-Pacific relations Category License Standard YouTube License

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Liu Zhiqin talks about Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017

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To talk more about the forum and Asia’s economic growth, CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Senior Fellow Liu Zhiqin from Renmin University of China. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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London attacker identified as Khalid Masood; ISIS group claims responsibility

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LONDON — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism – but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. As millions of Londoners returned to work a day after a rampage that killed four victims and injured at least 30, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a message for other attackers: “We are not afraid.” “Today we meet as normal – as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do,” she said to lawmakers’ cheers in the House of Commons. PHOTOS: UK Parliament in lockdown …

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China defeats Republic of Korea in World Cup qualifying group

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 A rivalry steeped in history and a crucial game for China. That’s a recipe for a must-watch game between China and the Republic of Korea in the campaign to qualify for next year’s World Cup.CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Tencent leads the top 25 public game companies with $10.2 billion in revenues

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Tencent once again led the list of the top 25 public companies by game revenue. The Chinese company’s game-related sales rose 17 percent to $10.2 billion in 2016 from $8.7 billion in 2015. The top 25 public game companies collectively grew revenues 17 percent to $70.4 billion in 2016, according to market researcher Newzoo. The consolidation in the top ranks is becoming evident as the top 10 companies made up 54 percent of the industry’s revenues. Tencent itself — which publishes titles such as Crossfire and has stakes in companies like Riot Games, Supercell, and Epic Games — claims 10 percent of the global market. If Supercell’s revenues are included (Tencent owns 84 percent of it), then Tencent has 13 …

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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

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Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs. First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside the internet giant. Then he built a lab in the Valley for Baidu, the company known as the Google of China. Ng was one of the primary figures behind the enormous and rapid rise of AI over the last five years as everyone from Facebook to Microsoft rebuilt themselves around deep learning. And on Tuesday night, he announced his departure from Baidu. He didn’t say where he was going. And he didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment. But odds are, he will show up at some other big name sometime soon. AI researchers are …

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Fake mobile base stations used to spread malware in China

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In China, cybercriminals are using fake mobile base stations to continue the spread of Swearing Trojan malware throughout the country. Swearing Trojan, named after the Chinese swear words that appear in the code, can infect a device one of two ways: either by dropping malicious code through an infected device, or through a fake base transceiver station (BTS) that sends phishing SMS messages disguised as legitimate messages from telecom providers China Mobile or China Unicom. The fake BTS phishing scam sends a realistic SMS message to unsuspecting users who are tricked into clicking an unsafe URL, automatically installing the Swearing Trojan malware. The SMS messages are generally from telecom providers or financial institutions, but instances have occurred where the link …

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Inside China’s Almost-Totally-Legal $400M Fishery in Africa

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Yuyang Liu stood aboard a Chinese trawler bobbing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau not long ago, trying with all his might to keep his breakfast down. The tossing of the sea made him woozy, and then there was the fish spilling out of the enormous net the crew hauled in. “It’s very wet. And smells not good. Really. It’s terrible,” he says. “Definitely the smelliest.” The ship, known as Fu Yuan Yu, is one of more than 400 Chinese fishing vessels trawling the coast of West Africa, pulling some three million tons of fish from the sea each year. Few things so clearly represent China’s influence in the region. “If you want to see how China is expanding power in West Africa, …

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When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

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Enlarge this image A view of the Trump Park Avenue building in New York. President Trump’s properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman, and many questions are being raised about the ethics of these deals. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Franklin II/AP Angela Chen makes money hawking her ties to important people, running a consulting firm that helps companies connect with Asia’s power players. So it inevitably attracted notice when Chen spent nearly $16 million recently to buy a four-bedroom Park Avenue penthouse owned by President Trump himself. The February deal, which was first reported by Mother Jones, underscores one of the problems posed by Trump’s …

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Alibaba announces digital free-trade initiative in Malaysia

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced plans to establish a regional distribution hub in Malaysia – the company’s first logistics centre outside of China. The new cross-border agreement with the Malaysian government hopes to facilitate international e-commerce transactions and support South-east Asian growth in the sector. According to Alizila, the official news hub for Alibaba Group, the initiative will involve the Chinese firm working alongside the digital agency Malaysia Digital Economy, to set up ‘digital free-trade zones where small and medium-sized enterprises can easily plug into global trade via e-commerce.’ Referring to the project as part of its electronic world trade platform (eWTP), Alibaba plans to establish an e-fulfilment hub near to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, as well as a …

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How Chinese smartphone maker Huawei plans to crack the U.S.

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Five years ago, Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei sold barely 1% of mobile phones worldwide. It has since grown quickly, becoming the third-largest seller for the past two years. And it reached that level while being almost entirely shut out of the U.S. market. That’s not for a lack of trying. An initial strategy of cozying up to Google flopped and a more recent attempt based on selling unlocked phones via online retailers did little to move the needle. Now Huawei is facing up to one of the big realities of the U.S. phone market: most phone sales still go through the carriers. As first reported by the web site The Information, Huawei is trying to work out a deal …

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Samsung Pay beats Apple and Google to launch mobile payments service in India

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Samsung has launched its mobile payments service in India. The Korean electronics giant started accepting registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India earlier this month, and it opened to some users shortly after. Today marks the official launch of the service, and sees the company beat rivals Apple (Apple Pay) and Google (Android Pay) to launch a mobile payments service in what could prove a lucrative market. Samsung Pay launched in its native South Korea back in August 2015, and has since rolled out to the U.S., China, Spain, and a number of other markets across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. India represents Samsung Pay’s 14th launch market. The rollout comes as countless companies battle it out to target …

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Fresh from $1 billion investment, Airbnb reveals major growth plans for China

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(Reuters) — Airbnb, the online marketplace for short-term lodging, is expanding its business in China, hoping to spur growth in the world’s most populous country and a major tourist destination. Fresh off a $1 billion fundraising round, Airbnb announced plans on Tuesday to expand its services in China and increase its staff there. Airbnb said it would more than triple its local workforce this year and double its investment in the region. The company did not provide specific numbers. The company has an engineering center in Beijing and about 60 employees in the country. Airbnb is also bringing its latest product, Trips, which was unveiled in November, to China. Trips is Airbnb’s effort to expand beyond home and apartment rentals …

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Peter Knights talks about China's Ivory ban on wildlife protection

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The ivory market has been shrinking in both China and Africa countries ever since President Xi announced the ban on ivory sales in early 2016. To discuss future wildlife conservation, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke with Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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Yaki Lopez talks about China Israel bilateral trade and investment

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To discuss the current situation in China-Israel bilateral trade and investment, as well as the opportunities and challenges in future cooperation, CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Yaki Lopez, consul for Political Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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How AI startups and tech giants collaborate to do good deeds

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AI startups have discovered there’s value to partnering with tech giants like Intel, Google, and IBM. Entrepreneurs bring the domain expertise, ingenuity, and passion, while large enterprises provide the unparalleled compute and storage capabilities critical to building modern AI systems. “Ninety percent of the world’s supercomputers run on Intel technology,” Diane Bryant, who leads Intel’s Data Center Group, told me at SXSW. “And 95 percent of artificial intelligence solutions run on Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors.” Graphics processing units (GPUs), once popular mainly with gamers chasing visual performance, inside computers represent images as matrices. Turns out the deep neural nets that power our current AI craze also depend heavily on matrix operations, making GPUs suddenly very useful for AI research. Nvidia’s stock …

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No. 200: A med-tech summit, floating turbines and the microwave turns 50 (but careful, it’s listening)

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It’s Tuesday out there: Hope your week is off to a great start. It’s March 21, the first day after the equinox, meaning today’s day will be longer than yesterday’s night. Which is nice. Welcome new readers Paul, two Lauras, Linda, Jonathan, Clifford and Gil. If you’re up early enough, we’re gathering at Crest Hollow for the Innovator of the Year awards breakfast. Record crowd, plus science jokes and sticky buns. Come if you can. (But we’re done by 10.) Irrepressible ad man, “Tonight Show” scribe and wannabe music man Howard Blankman has passed, at 91. (Jimmy Breslin and Chuck Berry round out the threesome.) Pro bono pros: Farrell Fritz has been named a top three law firm for access to justice by the …

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Rex Tillerson’s Deferential Visit to China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS PETER / REUTERS On March 19th, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping, two men in dark suits, white shirts, and red neckties, sat in matching armchairs in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Both of their bellies bulged slightly, and their neckties curved over their well-fed contentment. Their interaction, as described by Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency, was equally amiable. Xi called on the United States and China to “expand coöperative areas and achieve win-win results.” Tillerson, who was on his first visit to Asia since taking over at the State Department, and was travelling without the press gaggle that usually chronicles the movements of America’s …

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Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

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reader comments 0 Share this story China has long been both a huge lure and a thorn in the side for Microsoft. Massive piracy of Windows XP, a decade-long effort to replace Windows entirely with a home-grown Linux variant called Red Flag and an OpenOffice variant called RedOffice, and a ban on Windows 8 following the leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden of information on National Security Agency spying all have combined to hinder Microsoft in the Chinese market. But now Microsoft—in partnership with the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group (CETC)—is preparing to reboot its relationship with Beijing, thanks to a modified version of Windows produced specifically for China, Dow Jones Newswires reports. CETC, which develops technology for the Chinese government and …

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Wukan: China's Democracy Experiment – Coming Soon promo

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Microsoft provided Tim Cook with a Surface Pro 4

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Microsoft provided Tim Cook with a Surface Pro 4 – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14764569″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:microsoft:tldr:tech”,”Author”:”Tom Warren”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-21 10:34″,”Hour of Update”:”10″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-21 10:24″,”Hour of Publish”:”10″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:microsoft:tldr:tech”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/tldr”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Tom Warren”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”10″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = …

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China wants its antiques back

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Antiquities trafficking is one of the most profitable illegal trades in the world. Estimated to be worth several billion dollars a year, it comes in after illegal arms and drug trades. These precious cultural objects have been the “spoils of war” – plundered and sold on. The pillaged nations have demanded their return, but for a long time these demands were largely ignored. When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group deliberately destroyed cultural heritage sites in Syria and Iraq, it sparked an international outcry and interest in the issue grew. From Paris to Beijing, this film uncovers the players involved in the antiquities trade – the states, the traffickers, the auction houses, the collectors – as …

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The Sad, Unnatural Habitats of Polar Bears in Captivity

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Polar bears are magnificent apex predators that spend most of their lives roaming the sea ice of the Arctic, where they hunt for seals. Everything about them evolved to suit living in one of the harshest environments on Earth. All of which makes it more than a little sad to see them in a zoo, where they too often live in small enclosures, swim in lukewarm pools, and dine on anything but blubber. “Combined with artificial habitats and props, the bears look very awkward,” says Shen Wen Lo, who spent a year photographing polar bear exhibits throughout Europe and China for White Bear. “It’s a forced reality.” This is true of all zoo animals, but Wen Lo thought polar bears …

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Microsoft finalizes its custom version of Windows 10 for China

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China: Australia should look beyond the nations' differences

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(AP) — China hopes Australia will continue to look beyond the countries’ ideological differences and focus on bilateral business ties and other forms of cooperation, a senior Chinese official said Tuesday. Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang was responding to comments by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop earlier this month that China can only reach its full economic potential if it… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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China, EU suspend Brazil imports after meat scandal

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China, EU suspend Brazil imports after meat scandal The fallout from a tainted meat scandal in Brazil is deepening. Despite assurances from President Michel Temer, some of the largest importers, including China, Chile and the EU have decided to halt purchases of beef and poultry from the country. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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US group seeks better access to China's farm goods market

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(AP) — An American business group appealed to China on Tuesday to ease import restrictions on agricultural goods including genetically modified seeds and other biotechnology, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade. The American Chamber of Commerce in China wants a quicker review of foreign biotechnology products, an end to restrictions… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists hold mock election

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Pro-democracy activists are holding a mock ballot to get people to “vote” for Hong Kong’s next chief executive. The real vote will be cast by a committee of pro-Beijing loyalists this Sunday. But addressing longstanding local grievances against China will continue to be a challenge for the city’s next leader. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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What's trending on Weibo 03.20.17

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Published on Mar 20, 2017 Internet users are turning to social media in China to discuss a strong – and interesting – reminder from the police in Beijing. CGTN’s Audrey Siek is at the digital hub with what’s trending online. Category License Standard YouTube License

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The Heat: Rex Tillerson visits Asia Pt 2

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has concluded a six-day diplomatic visit to Asia. He began his trip in Japan last Thursday where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s Foreign Minister. His next destination was on to Seoul where he addressed the nuclear issue in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He stressed a new U.S. approach to the DPRK saying that, quote “all options are on the table.” Over the weekend, Tillerson visited China and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The American diplomat brought a positive message from the U.S. Chinese President Xi Jinping said cooperation between both countries is the best path forward. He is expected to meet soon with U.S. President Trump. To …

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The Heat: Rex Tillerson visits Asia Pt 1

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has concluded a six-day diplomatic visit to Asia. He began his trip in Japan last Thursday where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s Foreign Minister. His next destination was on to Seoul where he addressed the nuclear issue in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He stressed a new U.S. approach to the DPRK saying that, quote “all options are on the table.” Over the weekend, Tillerson visited China and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The American diplomat brought a positive message from the U.S. Chinese President Xi Jinping said cooperation between both countries is the best path forward. He is expected to meet soon with U.S. President Trump. To …

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Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU, Chile bar imports

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China’s Ambassador to Brazil, Li Jinzhang, left, sits next to Brazil’s President Michel Temer during a steak dinner at a traditional Brazilian barbecue restaurant after a meeting on the rotten meat scandal in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Temer met with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A scandal over alleged bribery by meatpackers to allow the sale of expired meat in Brazil deepened Monday as the European Union, China and Chile decided to halt some meat imports from Latin America’s largest nation. The developments represent a major blow …

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China is fighting toilet paper thieves with facial recognition software

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Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a C.E.O.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s behavior toward the press makes clear that his conception of “diplomacy” is that bargains are struck on the basis of private interests. ExxonMobil’s global headquarters are situated on a campus in Irving, Texas, beside a man-made lake. Employees sometimes refer to the glass-and-granite building as the “Death Star,” because of the power that its executives project. During the eleven years that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as ExxonMobil’s chairman and chief executive, he had an office on the top floor, in a suite that employees called the “God Pod.” When I visited a few years ago, the building’s interior design eschewed the striving gaudiness of Trump properties; it was more like a Four Seasons …

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China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls

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In this photo taken Friday, March 17, 2017, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing, China. China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports – including such low-risk items as wine and chocolate – that Washington and Europe say could disrupt billions of dollars in commerce. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (Credit: AP) (AP) — China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items as wine …

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Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, stands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the podium as they listen to the national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China’s premier that he wants to boost their countries’ cooperation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant. Netanyahu said in opening remarks at a Monday meeting with Premier Li Keqiang that Israel and China could explore “many ways of technological cooperation,… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access …

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Jia Xiudong discusses Xi-Tillerson visit and further cooperation ahead

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CGTN talked to Jia Xiudong, Senior Research Fellow,China Institute of International Studies, CIIS, on the Tillerson’s visit to China.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports

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FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, live lobsters are packed and weighed for overseas shipment at the Maine Lobster Outlet in York, Maine. The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250 percent to about …

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AP Top Stories March 19 P

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 19th: Secretary of State Tillerson meets with China’s Xi Jinping; Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in Baton Rouge; Residents urged to leave as fire burns in Boulder; SpaceX cargo ship returns to earth. Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. …

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Why U.S. hardware startups will start moving to China

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Hardware startups seem to be “in” one minute and “out” the next in Silicon Valley. For years, venture capitalists wouldn’t go near hardware startups. They were, as Wired put it, “the ugly stepchild of venture capital.” This started to shift a couple years ago thanks to cheaper parts, rapid prototyping, and crowdfunding. However, the tide is turning once again. VC investments in hardware now seem to be slowing. We’re seeing a drop in funding to IoT, for example, and fewer deals in smart home hardware. We’ve also seen some big failures in consumer hardware. Take Lily, a drone startup that raised $34 million in preorders in 2015 and announced in January that it will not be going into production. Or …

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Baby User Manual: 2017 Edition

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JONAS BENDIKSEN / MAGNUM So, you’re thinking about having a baby (human child, aged zero to three)! In order to insure your ability to safely own and operate this product, please acquaint yourself with the most up-to-date instructions. When in doubt, always remember the three tenets of baby rearing: 1. Baby is boss. 2. What Baby says goes. 3. Do not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, throw Baby out with bathwater. Some other key things to keep in mind: Never underestimate Baby. Baby knows your weaknesses and your darkest fears. In an effort to challenge you, Baby will constantly attempt self-harm. It is your job to thwart these efforts and keep Baby alive. Baby will not thank you for this. …

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How Parkopedia became a parking data powerhouse

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“It didn’t take a genius to realize that if I couldn’t find any useful online information for finding parking in San Francisco, then drivers in Paris, Shanghai, and thousands of other cities around the globe were probably also struggling with the exact same problem,” explained Eugene Tsyrklevich, founder and CEO of London-based parking platform Parkopedia, in an interview with VentureBeat. It was way back in 2007, during the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, that Tsyrklevich tried to find a place to park his rental car before his arrival at the event. But after Googling for reliable parking information for the Moscone Center, he came up blank. So he left home earlier than should otherwise have been necessary and circled the block several times …

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When beauty is in the eye of the (robo)beholder

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Enlarge Beauty.AI reader comments 0 Share this story For over a year, I worked as a beauty editor, writing and researching about the products, trends, and people that make us want to look a certain way. And as research for many of the stories I wrote, I consulted with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, makeup artists, aestheticians, and more trying to answer a simple question—how can I make myself more conventionally attractive? “Beauty is confidence,” they’d always say, prefacing the real answer. Inevitably, these experts would eventually tell me that you feel more confident, and thus more beautiful, when you look blemish- and wrinkle-free. (Pending on the product they were promoting, this could also incorporate being tanner, or more contoured, or thinner, …

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Rex Tillerson pledges closer US-China ties

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Rex Tillerson pledges closer US-China ties Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, has met China’s President Xi Jinping for the first time. Tillerson spoke of the importance of greater ties between the two nations, telling Xi that President Donald Trump values the relationship with China. But it was the growing threat of North Korea’s nuclear programme that topped the agenda. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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In-the-wild exploits ramp up against high-impact sites using Apache Struts

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Enlarge AlienVault reader comments 25 Share this story Eight days after developers patched a critical flaw in the Apache Struts Web application framework, there has been no let-up in the volley of attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability, which affects a disproportionate number of high-impact websites, a security researcher said Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, 503 unique IP addresses were attempting to exploit the code execution bug, Jaime Blasco, chief scientist with security firm AlienVault Labs, told Ars. Based on the addresses, the attack origins were most concentrated in China (300 unique IPs), followed by the US (92), Taiwan (71), Hong Kong (15), the Netherlands (9), Russia (4), Canada (3), Italy (3), the UK, (3), and Indonesia (3). In an …

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Victor Gao on Tillerson's visit to China

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CGTN talked to Victor Gao, the Current Affairs Commentator, on Rex Tillerson’s visit to China.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 18, 2017

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On this edition for Saturday, March 18, a gunman tries to shoot travelers at a busy airport in France, the U.S. and China discuss working together on policy toward North Korea, and the documentary “Newtown” shows how a town struck by one of the country’s worst mass shootings has come to embody resilience. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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At Mnuchin's First Big Meeting, G20 Shies From Endorsing Free Trade

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Enlarge this image U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, address the media during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday in advance of the weekend’s G20 summit. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Sohn/AP At this weekend’s gathering of the Group of 20, the world’s 20 largest economies, the group took a step back from its typically overt pro-free trade agenda, in the wake of pushback from the United States. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen represented the U.S. in two days of meetings with their counterparts from the world’s 20 largest economies in Baden-Baden, Germany. “We are working to strengthen the contribution of trade to …

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AP Top Stories March 18P

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Here are the top stories for Saturday, March 18th: Pence campaigns for GOP healthcare overhaul; Tillerson pushes China to do more about North Korea; French authorities probe Paris airport shooting; William and Kate tour famous Parisian museum. Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest …

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Cale Holmes discusses study abroad in China

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For more discussions on his experience of studying abroad in China, CGTN’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Cale Holmes, student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Experts at China Development Forum urge countries to work together

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A top official at the International Monetary Fund says economic reforms will ensure China remains a strong engine of global recovery. He made the comment as political, business and academic leaders gathered for this year’s China Economic Development Forum.The world economy has experienced sluggish growth since the financial crisis of 20-08. But, this Forum seeks ways of re-igniting the global economy.

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China imposes tougher measures on housing prices

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Published on Mar 18, 2017 China is working harder than ever to keep home prices under control. This month, 16 Chinese cities have imposed new measures to restrict home sales. Category License Standard YouTube License

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China's Foreign Minister hosts U.S. Secy of State Tillerson in Beijing

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China and the U.S. pledged to set aside their differences, and find a solution to mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula. China is hosting the U.S. Secretary of State to further discuss the challenges both sides are trying to manage.CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

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What kind of experience should virtual reality deliver?

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Virtual reality is in its infancy, and we’re still trying to figure out what kind of experience it can deliver for the masses, at an affordable price. So we assembled some people who are thinking about this every day, as they try to figure out the next few decades of this new medium. I moderated a panel on “Virtual Reality Entertainment Experiences” at the close of the Experiential Technology Conference this week in San Francisco. The event, organized by Zack Lynch, was all about how digital technology and neuroscience are coming together to improve human life. Our panel included Margaret Wallace, CEO of Playmatics; Theresa Duringer, cofounder of Temple Gates Games; Noah Falstein, chief game designer at Google; and Shiraz …

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Development Hell

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY WARNER BROTHERS / EVERETT A waiting room in the Underworld. MINION: Sorry to keep you in limbo so long. Satan was putting out some fires on the set of “Transformers: Entourage: Turtle’s Revenge.” Bottle of sparkling boiling water? WRITER: No, thank you. The minion leads the writer into Satan’s office. SATAN: Welcome to my Hell! Great to meet you! WRITER: We actually met last week, at Bob’s party? You invited me to come here and “kick around some movie ideas.” SATAN: That’s what I said! It was great to meet you then. Listen, I’ve got a golf game with a few former Halliburton execs in ten minutes, so if you don’t mind giving me the down-only elevator pitch …

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Tillerson Urges China to Cooperate on NKorea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. (March 18) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news …

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China and US discuss North Korea tensions

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China’s Foreign Minister has warned of a dangerous crossroads over North Korea. Wang Yi was speaking after what he called “candid and productive” talks with the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson said the US and China will work together to convince Pyongyang to choose “a better path”. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

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About 4 million years ago, a cave was forming in the Delaware Basin of what is now Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. From that time on, Lechuguilla Cave remained untouched by humans or animals until its discovery in 1986—an isolated, pristine primeval ecosystem. When the bacteria found on the walls of Lechuguilla were analyzed, many of the microbes were determined not only to have resistance to natural antibiotics like penicillin, but also to synthetic antibiotics that did not exist on earth until the second half of the twentieth century. As infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg put it in the New England Journal of Medicine, “These results underscore a critical reality: antibiotic resistance already exists, widely disseminated in nature, …

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What's trending on Weibo 03.17.17

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Published on Mar 17, 2017 Chinese internet users are taking to social media to find out more about dishonest businesses in China. CGTN’s Audrey Siek with a look at what’s trending at the Digital Hub. Category License Standard YouTube License

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China is third most popular destination for international students

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China now stands as the third most popular place for international students to study. Young people come from neighboring countries, some as far as the Americas. CGTN’s Grace Shao visited a few schools to find out what it’s like to be an international student in China.

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Tillerson travels to Beijing with harsher stance on DPRK

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ends his trip to Seoul, with Beijing as the next stop of his diplomatic tour. He warned of possible military options against the DPRK. And Tillerson’s boss in Washington has already been tweeting about China. CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg has more.

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US stocks hold steady Friday, on pace for another winning week

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U.S. stock indexes held steady on Friday, making only modest moves for the second straight day. Gains for dividend-paying stocks offset drops for banks and health care stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is on track to deliver its seventh week of gains in the last eight, following a big rally earlier in the week sparked by the Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose 2 points to 2,383, as of 2 p.m. Eastern time, after bouncing between small gains and losses through the day. The Dow Jones industrial average added 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,955. The Nasdaq composite rose 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,907. Slightly more stocks rose than …

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Apple is opening two more R&D centers in China

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US stocks mixed Friday, still on pace for another winning week

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U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Friday, and indexes made only small moves for the second straight day. Gains for dividend-paying stocks helped to balance out losses for banks and health care stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is still on track to deliver its seventh week of gains in the last eight, following a big rally earlier in the week sparked by the Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was virtually flat at 2,381, as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 20,942. The Nasdaq composite was close to flat at 5,890. Three stocks rose for every two that fell …

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VW sales dip as demand weakens in western Europe, China

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Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The CEO of German automaker Volkswagen says the United States remains a “core market” for the company despite its diesel emissions scandal and has underlined that it hopes to expand there. Matthias Mueller made the comments Tuesday at the company’s annual news and investor conference at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Volkswagen says its global deliveries were down 0.9 percent in February compared with a year earlier as lower sales in China and western Europe outweighed improved performances in the continent’s east and the United States. The Volkswagen Group, which includes brands such as …

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China, Saudi Arabia sign $65 billion in cooperation deals

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman at Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, March 17, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with China’s premier on Friday, a day after the two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation valued at $65 billion. The landmark agreement aims to boost joint efforts in fields including energy, investment, finance, culture and aerospace, part of Saudi Arabia’s drive to develop a growth strategy less dependent on oil. Beijing… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in More on …

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Raw: Sec. of State Tillerson Visits Korea DMZ

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea. Tillerson is on a three country trip to Japan, South Korea and China. (March 17) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news …