PRESIDENT XI JINPING APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADORS

Recently, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping announced the appointment of the following new Ambassadors in line with decisions adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress: I. Hu Changchun was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Gabonese Republic, replacing Sun Jiwen. II. … Continue reading PRESIDENT XI JINPING APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADORS

China’s newest bullet train Hexie makes first public debut

China’s latest high-speed train model Hexie, type CRH5G, arrived at Xi’an, western China’s Shaanxi province, on July 6, making its first public debut. The train will mostly be used for the newly constructed high-speed rail from Baoji to Lanzhou, which will start service on July 9. Running between two western provinces, the train was developed … Continue reading China’s newest bullet train Hexie makes first public debut

Play it loud: Smart speaker market heats up

DingDong smart speakers Photo: Courtesy of Beijing LingLong Tech Co Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by tech giants has turned the humble speaker into the tech world’s latest infatuation, and Chinese tech mammoth Alibaba Group Holding wants a piece of the action. The company is getting ready to officially roll out its AI-powered home speaker … Continue reading Play it loud: Smart speaker market heats up

9 Chinese companies named as world’s top 50 smartest companies

Nine Chinese companies were named in MIT Technology Review’s annual 50 Smartest Companies List, which was issued in Beijing on Tuesday, Thepaper.cn reported. The companies include iFlyTek, Tencent, Face ++, DJI, Foxconn, Alibaba, HTC, Ant Financial, and Baidu, among which iFlyTek and Tencent ranked 6th and 8th, respectively. To make the list, a company must … Continue reading 9 Chinese companies named as world’s top 50 smartest companies

Low-cost shared fitness rooms introduced in Beijing

Many shared fitness rooms were recently introduced in Beijing residential communities after a series of shared products including bikes, sleeping capsules and phone chargers were made available. The room offered by the Beijing-based Mipao Technology requires a deposit of 99 RMB ($14.8) and charges 0.2 RMB per minute. Every room occupies an area nearly 5 … Continue reading Low-cost shared fitness rooms introduced in Beijing

Expert urges China to develop counter technologies after U.S., Australian hypersonic test flights

A Chinese military expert says China should develop counter technologies after the U.S. and Australia jointly tested at least one flight for their Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme. As a major power, China should carry out research on hypersonic technology and invest sufficient capital and energy in the development of counter technologies, the … Continue reading Expert urges China to develop counter technologies after U.S., Australian hypersonic test flights