CHINA

What role will China's leading algorithm play in strategic competition with the US?


Over the past months, the US heightened its crackdown on China's tech sector, bringing China's many leading online technologies under public spotlight, among which is the algorithm.

US only issues 145 visas to Chinese mainland students in July due to 'political restrictions' and 'declining popularity'

Latest statistics from the US authorities show that only 145 US student visas (F-1) were issued to Chinese mainland residents in July this year, accounting 0.7 percent of the same period last year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:46:52

China's Y-20 cargo planes hone strategic power projection capability in Russian drills

China has deployed groups of domestically developed Y-20 large cargo aircraft for transporting heavy equipment including infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to Russia for the first time, as all Chinese forces that will participate in Russia's Kavkaz-2020 strategic military drills starting next week arrived in the country on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 17:43:40

China's J-20 fighter jets show superiority over previous generation counterparts

Despite being heavily outnumbered, a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pilot scored a 17:0 victory against opponents with a newly commissioned fighter jet in a recent combat exercise. Many clues suggest that the aircraft the pilot flew was likely the J-20, China's most advanced stealth fighter jet. If the speculation turns out to be true, the exercise result again demonstrated the absolute superiority the J-20 has over its previous generation counterparts, media and experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 16:56:33

Chinese netizens applaud good treatment for medical professionals after rumors claim medical expert awarded villa and cash

Chinese netizens applauded the country's recognition and good treatment of medical professionals on Tuesday as rumors spread claiming that China's leading infectious disease specialist Zhang Wenhong had been awarded a villa as well as tens of millions of cash for research purposes by a local government in East China's Jiangsu Province on Monday. On Monday night, Zhang, the team leader of the infectious sector in Shanghai-based Huashan Hospital, updated his Weibo account twice to respond to the rumors, claiming that this was “old news.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 13:33:40

Beijing plans more, earlier flu shots to fend off COVID-19 cross-contraction

Beijing is rolling out this year's influenza vaccination program early in a bid to increase the injection rate across the city. Experts say that the move seeks to reduce the risk of people contracting the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously, which both see high incidences in fall and winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 13:04:32

Illegal border crossings from Myanmar trigger lockdown; Ruili to begin citywide tests

The illegal border crossing from Myanmar to China of six people prompted at least eight prefectures and 25 counties that border Myanmar in Southwest China's Yunnan Province to enter "wartime status," including the city of Ruili, which is now under lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 10:20:13

China's COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for public in November

Ordinary Chinese residents could start receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as November, an expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 11:36:04

Xi to attend high-level meetings to mark UN's 75th anniversary via video link

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been invited to attend high-level meetings to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN via video link and will deliver an important speech, Chinese FM spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Tuesday
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 10:07:51

Nation conducts second seaborne space launch

China conducted its second seaborne space launch early Tuesday morning, with a Long March-11 solid propellant light launch vehicle lifting off from a mobile floating platform in the Yellow Sea, in waters off the coast of East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 9:45:49

Taiwan businesses can't do without the mainland

In sharp contrast to flaring tensions between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, intensified by a geopolitical battle between China and the US and the coronavirus pandemic, a group of businesspeople from the island who have been doing business in Dongguan in South China's Guangdong Province, said they are remaining calm. For some, it's impossible to abandon the mainland market, even as rhetoric of "economic decoupling" continues to rise.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 2:30:42

Hong Kong finishes mass COVID-19 testing, prepares for health QR code

Hong Kong is braced for a new health tracking QR code system that will come into use soon after the city completes its citywide COVID-19 testing program, during which a total of 1.719 million people have been tested and 26 new confirmed cases have been identified.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 0:46:45

SW China border ports enter wartime status after two imported COVID-19 cases confirmed

Authorities in the city of Ruili, which borders Myanmar in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, Monday called on border places in the city to enter wartime status requiring them to enhance border management and crack down on illegal border crossings after the city reported two imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 10:41:47

Anhui Province to cancel bonus points for ethnic minorities in college entrance exams

The education authority of Anhui Province in E. China announced it would cancel the extra points for ethnic minorities in college entrance examinations, known as gaokao, from 2022. Experts and netizens welcomed the move, saying it will boost educational equality and national unity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 0:17:53

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