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wed closely by the US and Japan, the report revealed. The three countries own 74 percent of all issued AI patents globally.
The CISTP report noted that while China has the world’s secondlargest AI talent pool, it has a lower percentage of top talents.
By the end of 2017, China had amassed more than 18,000 AI specialists, behind only the US. But, Ch
ina had only 977 top-tier AI specialists, just one-fifth of the number in the US, ranking sixth globally.
“China’s strengths are mainly shown in AI applications and it is still weak on the front of core techn
ologies of AI, such as hardware and algorithm development,” the report noted. “China’s AI de
IJING – China’s new yuan-denominated loans stood at 3.23 trillion yuan ($477 billion) in
January 2019, up 328.4 billion yuan year-on-year, central bank data showed Friday.
velopment lacks top-tier talent and has a significant gap with developed countries, especially the US, in this regard.”
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The annual Huaihua Beautiful Country Culture and Arts Festival recently took place in Huna
n province, aiming to involve more villagers in art creation and vitalize local culture.
Hosted by the China Art Association, Hunan Photographers Association and the Huaihua Feder
ation of Literary and Art Circles, this year’s arts festival featured local people performing a vari
ety of disciplines on stage, including wind and percussion music, group dance and Chinese operas.
Unique to this year’s arts festival is a photography exhibition, showcasing 50 pictures taken by mi
grant workers. The photos are selected from the award winners of the 2018 Hunan Province W
orkers Photography Exhibition.
“These photos focus on the extraordinary achievements made by laborers from all wa
lks of life, freeze-framing the wonderful moments of their daily work, presenting their diligence, endeavor and co
mmitment to innovation,” says Liang Xiangfeng, secretary-general of Hunan Photographers Association.
The exhibition is a major measure taken by the association in 2019 in its bid to use the arts to alleviate poverty and promote rural vitalization.
Founder of the arts festival, artist Shu Yong, says: “To vitalize the countryside, we must first vitalize rur
al culture. Only when the local villagers feel proud of their home and culture, can rural vitalization truly be realized.”
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I felt compelled to write an article to share my thoughts about the misconception that men in
general are unromantic. I hope that I can motivate members of the male gender to rise to the challenge of cor
recting that misconstrued assumption about their romantic notions or inclinations being nonexistent.
During research for my first book, I received a consensus from most of the women I talked to that the majority of m
en are unromantic by nature. As a man who considers himself to be more romantic, I went on a continuous journey to d
iscover the truth behind that misconception in an attempt to understand and rectify it.
I realized from my discussion with members of both genders that men and women tend to deal with romance in slightly different ways. Many women perm
it their hearts to control their perspectives when it comes to romance, while many men use their minds to deal with
the issue of romance. For many women, romantic gestures must touch their hearts deeply enough to awe them. M
any men, meanwhile, tend to evaluate those gestures based upon the impact that they have on their brains.
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get of plagiarism allegations because he, having obtained a PhD at the Beijing Film Academy and been freshly enrolled by Peking University f
or postdoctoral research, was found to not know about the China National Knowledge Infra
structure (CNKI), a Chinese database of academic resources. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:
To anyone who has ever written an academic essay in the Chinese language, Zhai not knowing
about CNKI is as absurd as a self-claimed chemist not knowing the periodic table of elements. CNKI is an
online platform that allows students and scholars to search for academic articles and papers published in
China, and read the materials they need for their dissertations at their college libraries’ expense. Unless a st
udent claims an exception, their dissertation will be included as reference for other researchers.
The allegations against Zhai have naturally stirred up a hornet’s nest of opinions online. B
y Tuesday morning, at least nine hashtags about the incident had appeared on Sina Weibo, China’s equi
valent to Twitter. Added together, these hashtags have been read 3.9 billion times in all.
It should be noted that the incident is not entertainment gossip, but a serious matter about academic plagiarism. If any research instituti
on allows a person to obtain a degree by plagiarizing the work of others, those with real potential for do
ing genuine academic research will lose the opportunity, which in turn hurts the academic environment as a whole.
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Swiping phones for payment is shaping up to be the new norm for Chinese people shopping oversea
s, as the adoption of mobile payment becomes more evenly distributed by age and geographical location.
Customers in their 50s saw a 1.3-fold increase in Alipay usage as they traveled overseas during the Spring Festival
holiday that concluded on Sunday, according to the country’s largest mobile wallet operator.
The age group has recorded the highest growth rate among all demographics tracked by Al
ipay, as more older people embrace digital payment at home and extend such habits overseas.
Meanwhile, those born in the 1990s, who grew up in relative material abundance and are more “digitally native”, formed the ba
kbone of outbound travel this year, data from Tencent’s popular messaging app WeChat showed.
They accounted for 31 percent of users who embarked on overseas trips, the biggest pr
oportion, and paid with WeChat’s embedded wallet, according to data released on Sunday.
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ything – and I cut my teeth (an appropriate pun, perhaps) composing jokes and one-liners, so this commission from Hakkasan was
an absolute joy for me: I loved having the opportunity to create a subtle interplay between the different fortunes, hoping that at the end of
the meal the diners would open one… then another, share the fortunes, laugh – perhaps grimace a little as well! – and th
at this would make the ever-memorable experience of dining at these superb restaurants, yet more noteworthy.”
As the number 8 represents prosperity in Chinese tradition, a total of 88 different fortunes penned by Self will be featured in the f
ortune macaron conceived by Hakkasan Group’s Global Executive Pastry Chef Dale DeSimone. The gold fortune macaron will be wrapped with a d
elicate red paper ribbon featuring a golden Hakkasan logo, the interior of which will be typed the fortune in gold.
Both Hakkasan restaurants in London will be also celebrating the Year of the Pig with the wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tseu
n trees in Hong Kong. Hakkasan will be inviting guests to write their wishes for the year ahead on s
pecially designed ribbons which will then be hung on the wooden cages in the restaurant. There will be an 8 course Ch
inese New Year set menu available for £88 per person for a minimum of two people in which the fortune macarons will feature.
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The water quality of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province has been significantly im
proved in 2018, according to the ecology and environment bureau of the new area on Sunday.
The concentration of the major pollutants total phosphorus and ammon
ia nitrogen in Baiyangdian Lake saw a year-on-year decrease of 35.16 percent and 45.45 percent respectively last year.
To protect the environment of Baiyangdian Lake, Xiongan New Area started to deal
with a sewage reservoir that is only 2.5 km away from the lake and posed a threat to the water quality in 2018.
A total of 126,000 tonnes of solid waste and 8,600 tonnes of suspect
ed hazardous waste containing arsenic and lead have been disposed of.
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CANBERRA – Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has said he has confidence tha
t the relationship between Australia and China will continue to prosper in 2019 in his Chinese New Year Message.
In a statement confirmed by the Australian embassy in China on Friday, Birmingham e
xtended his “best wishes of health, happiness, success and prosperity to everyone who is celebrating the Lunar New Year”.
“With over 1.2 million people of Chinese heritage living in Australia, it is a s
pecial time for many communities and families across our nation,” he said.
“As the Australian Minister for Trade, I am very aware of the strong economic re
lationship between our two nations. China is Australia’s largest trading partn
er and both our countries continue to reap the benefits of the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement,” he said.
Birmingham saw “this strong trade and investment relationship in
action” when he visited Shanghai last November for the China International Import Expo.
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The China Fringe Theater Festival will be held in New York City on Feb 8-16, featuring the prem
iere of three Chinese plays in the United States at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (La MaMa).
The international event will give young Chinese artists and China’s contemporary arts more exposure ov
erseas, as one show Two Dogs to be staged is a typical work of contemporary Chinese avant-garde plays, which has enj
oyed high popularity in China especially among the young generation since its premiere in 2007.
Featuring physical comedy and improvisation combined with double act and roc
k music, the drama tells a thought-provoking story of two dogs journeying to a big city to pursue their dreams.
Directed by Meng Jinghui, one of China’s most influential playwrights and theater directors, T
wo Dogs has been performed more than 2,000 times throughout China and at international venues and festivals.
Renowned for his experimental dramas, Chinese director Li Ning and his troupe, the Physical Guerrillas, will bring The Dictionary
of Soul to the festival, a pioneering work of physical theater, which highlights storytelling primarily through physical movements.
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Internal response to job cuts. Recently, the media is starting a round of layoffs, the proportion of layoffs reached 25% – more than 3,000 drops of staff to leave!
Information Map Xinhua News Agency
It is reported that the product technology, network car appointment team for th
e layoffs of the “big head”. “In addition, departments that did not make much progress in business last year, as well
as functional departments that were not strongly bound to business, were also more dangerous.”
On January 4, more news emerged that the Shanghai team was disbanded, and e
mployees were merged into Hangzhou and Beijing, and then dismissed. At the sam
e time, it was announced that Xiaoju garment would launch the “double headquarters” strategy of Beijing and H
angzhou, in order to enhance the synergy efficiency between different regions of Xiaoju garment.
As for layoffs, another person familiar with the matter sai
d that the last-place elimination system was basically adopted in this roun
d of layoffs. “Employees with year-end performance appraisal ratings of C and D will then be interviewed by HR to
persuade them to withdraw.” In previous years, only employees rated D were eliminated.
Insiders have responded that major structural changes have been made r
ecently to meet the goals of safety experience and efficiency, and the talent sys
tem has been restructured. Some employees will be involved in “live water” job transfers, which is a nor