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The Chinese Tech Firms Pushing Boundaries Of Artificial Intelligence - BI News - Business Intelligence


In China's quest to shed its reputation as a land of copycats, the world's second-biggest economy is pouring resources in to the hottest area in technology innovation: artificial intelligence.

China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications


Military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People for a meeting ahead of Saturday's opening ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China March 4, 2016.

How China is Becoming a World Leader in Artificial Intelligence - China Briefing News


On March 5, at the opening meeting of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature's annual session, Premier Li Keqiang announced that China will accelerate research and development (R&D) in new and emerging industries, such as artificial intelligence (AI). It is the first time that China's highest national meeting has included AI in the Government Work Report. The report's singling out of AI indicates Beijing's prioritization of the industry in its economic agenda, and therefore its determination to support its growth.

China calls for AI funding, policies to surpass US


China's government is preparing for a war of sorts with the United States to claim the vantage point to define the technological trend for the next generation.

China tells Japan to stop interfering in South China Sea

The Japan Times

ULAAN BAATAR – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that his country should stop interfering and hyping up the South China Sea issue, as the dispute took center stage at a key regional summit in Mongolia.

China factory activity slips again as slowdown weighs

U.S. News

In this June 1, 2016 photo, a worker adjusts a welding robot at a subsidiary of China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. An official survey of Chinese manufacturing release Friday, July 1, 2016, shows that activity was flat in June, signaling further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy as it undergoes a prolonged slowdown.

Hong Kong protesters decry Beijing's detention of bookseller

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Oscar Lai, a member of pro-democracy group Demosisto, throws a newspaper reporting Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-Kee into the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Friday, June 17, 2016. Lam, one of the five Hong Kong booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern, said Thursday he spent months confined in a room under constant surveillance by mainland Chinese authorities, who interrogated him about his publishing company's authors and customers.

Hong Kong bookseller alleges detention by China

Al Jazeera

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing in mysterious circumstances last year has said he had been detained for more than eight months by Chinese authorities.

Hong Kong bookseller recounts detention in mainland China

U.S. News

Lam Wing-Kee's revelations to the media Thursday -- made in defiance of Chinese authorities -- were the first detailed account of what happened to the men, who worked for a publisher of gossipy books on China's Communist leadership that are banned on the mainland. His testimony is sure to further fuel fears Beijing is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and undermining its considerable autonomy.