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David Sanger, Julian Barnes, Raymond Zhong and Marc Santora February 5, 2019
With the advent of the fifth-generation networks – technology that would revolutionize data transfer and better serve virtual reality and artificial intelligence tools – the Trump administration seeks support from NATO allies to prevent China from gaining a foothold in the 5G race. Starting with the United Kingdom and Germany, the Trump administration argues that any economic benefit from using...
Jordyn Dahl January 29, 2019
China did not need to master traditional auto manufacturing to dominate the electric-vehicle industry. China has lined up policies to ensure its dominance – for example, obtaining licenses is much easier for those with electric vehicles. The Chinese government “made electric vehicles one of the 10 pillars of Made in China 2025 – a state-led plan for the country to become a global leader in high-...
Phoebe Zhang January 22, 2019
Much of the world expressed concern after reports of the birth of gene-edited infants in November. An investigation in China confirmed that the infants are real and the scientist acted on his own. A preliminary investigation, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, explains that the researcher avoided surveillance, forged ethical papers, and worked with foreign staff and eight couples, reports Phoebe...
Dan Strumpf, Nicole Hong and Aruna Viswanatha January 18, 2019
The United States is investigating China’s Huawei Technologies for theft of trade secrets from US partners, reports the Wall Street Journal. “The investigation grew in part out of civil lawsuits against Huawei, including one in which a Seattle jury found Huawei liable for misappropriating robotic technology from T-Mobile’s Bellevue, Wash., lab, the people familiar with the matter said,” the...
Kuni Miyake January 15, 2019
Japan is a leader in developing artificial intelligence and robots. While other countries explore military applications for artificial intelligence, Japan does not. High-tech innovations can determine dominance and allow less developed countries like China to leapfrog over more advanced nations, including the United States and Japan. Due to AI technology, China is catching up and even surpassing...
January 4, 2019
The most sensitive data is not secure online. A cyberattack targeted hundreds of Germany politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with celebrities and journalists. “Contacts, private chats and financial details were put out on Twitter which belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD,” reports BBC News. Twitter suspended the account with 17,000 followers,...
Yu Fei, Quan Xiaoshu and Hu Zhe January 3, 2019
China opened up a new frontier in space by successfully landing its Chang’e-4 lunar probe on the side of the Moon not seen from Earth. Previous missions by the United States and the Soviet Union photographed the far side. Because the Moon offers a shield against multiple radio signals from Earth, Chinese scientists anticipate the quiet place to allow improved monitoring of signals from other...