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News roundup for the previous week.

In International news

  1. CIA Has Tools for Framing Russia, China, Others for Hacks: source code shows that Marble has examples in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi. Forensic attribution double game, pretend that the language of the malware creator was Chinese, then show attempts to conceal the use of Chinese

  2. Paris police chief promises transparency in handling Chinese shooting case

  3. Beijing, Manila try new model to solve maritime disputes

  4. Executive Vice President, Executive Editor for Fox News notes U.S. has "little leverage" over China on North Korea, half-hearted on the deficit "may be partly the result" of currency manipulation and admits "Americans want to pay the lowest possible prices for their consumer goods"

  5. Full Text of Chinese president's signed article in Finnish newspaper

  6. Trump says US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help

  7. China wants seeds of Israeli tech: At a recent cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign Ministry officials said about one-third of investments in Israel's high-tech industry are from China and Hong Kong. This Chinese investment is growing by 50% a year, according to the IVC Research Center

  8. Trump just warned China to rein in North Korea or the US would go it alone

  9. New publication to introduce Chinese literature to overseas readers: The Forum on Overseas Translation and Communication of Famous Works of Contemporary Chinese Literature was organized as an online platform dedicated to promoting Chinese literature and culture overseas

  10. Thousands of protesters have gathered in Paris to demand answers and justice one week after a Chinese man was killed at his home by the police, a case that has provoked anger in the French capital's Asian community

  11. China keeps strategic patience over Xi-Trump meeting

  12. China launches EU charm offensive

  13. Kenya's $4bn railway gains traction from Chinese policy ambitions

  14. Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China

  15. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han win pairs short program at World Figure Skating Championships 2017

  16. North Korean missile fired ahead of US-China summit

  17. What China wants from Xi and Trump meeting

  18. Russia hints at plans to abandon the International Space Station and build rival base with China

  19. The World's 56 Self-Made Women Billionaires: Asian – especially Chinese women dominate this list

  20. Fox News admits reality of US job losses: Experts tend to agree with Chinese government – noting also that there are many other factors to take into account when looking at the loss of manufacturing jobs. Rosenbluth said while it may be convenient to blame China “the far bigger cause is automation.”

  21. Finland Holds Welcome Ceremony for Visiting Chinese President

  22. China, Serbia vow to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership

  23. The view of China among Americans has improved substantially, a new survey has indicated. Indeed, China is now more popular than Trump in the United States. Forty-four percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of China, up from 37 percent a year ago, a Pew Research Center survey has found

  24. Fox News again acknowledges the impact of automation on manufacturing jobs as well as the fact other countries have far lower wages than China (1:52 mark). This time on Fox Business outlet. It's not just a Chinese gov. talking point

  25. New Chinese Immigrants Are Different From U.S.-Born Chinese Americans And Proud Of It

  26. Is China stealing our jobs? (CNN on the topic) "putting a tariff on Chinese goods does not guarantee to reverse the decline in US manufacturing jobs. It would put a heavier burden on American consumers, forcing them to pay higher prices"

  27. Trump welcomes 'friend' China's Xi for talks

  28. Chinese President Xi Jinping urged cooperation with the United States on trade and investment on Thursday, inviting President Donald Trump to visit China

  29. Donald Trump touts ‘tremendous progress’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping: “I believe truly progress has been made,” Mr. Trump said, adding that he expected additional progress in the future. “I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away,” he said.

  30. Xi, Trump pledge to expand win-win cooperation, manage differences

  31. China says political solution only wayout for Syria issue

  32. More US cities aim to make Chinese travelers feel at home: The American hospitality industry is stepping up efforts to make Chinese visitors feel more welcome, since they are projected to soon surpass travelers from the United Kingdom and Japan as the single largest overseas demographic

  33. Overseas Chinese Incl in Indonesia Play Huge Role in China‘s Economy, Politics: Foreign companies slowed their investment in China after June 4, 1989, but Chinese immigrants more than picked up the slack. OBOR success depends on their understanding of the local situation

  34. US said it had proof of WMDs, 1mn people died – Bolivia envoy at UNSC meeting on Syria strike (lol)

  35. China, Russia, Pakistan joining hands on Afghan problem: Report. The sources said Pakistan as well as China and Russia reached a conclusion that the US wanted to prolong the conflict in Afghanistan

  36. Ivanka Trump's Children Make Mom "Very Proud" After Performing for China's President

  37. Sino-African ties in science and technology on solid footing: expert – Xinhua

  38. Expanding China invests in America's backyard: Latin America

In Domestic news

  1. China's first heavy-lift helicopter for civilian purposes, the AC313, successfully completed a test flight in heavy rain at the Lyumeng Airport, the last of its airworthiness tests

  2. Macao and Chinese mainland discuss law enforcement cooperation in 2017

  3. Major Chinese basketball reform takes effect

  4. China sets target for 80% of citizens to speak Mandarin by 2020

  5. China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life

  6. Suzhou Metro 4th line (Opened in April)

  7. China embraces technology to produce cleaner coal power

  8. What big data can do for Chinese governance

  9. BP: China to join the world’s best in energy efficiency. China’s economic growth is shifting away from energy-intensive industrial output, driven more by consumer and service sectors and advanced manufacturing to improve energy efficiency, said Spencer Dale, BP’s chief economist

In SciTech news

  1. High-Temperature Superconductivity Claimed for Sunscreen Molecule: Ren-Shu Wang and pals at Hubei University in China say they have made it superconduct at 143 K by doping it with potassium

  2. ‍Chinese scientists have found that a drop of water flowing down the surface of graphene can generate a continuous flow of electric current

  3. In the past year a number of Chinese space launch start-ups have emerged: OneSpace is developing a launch vehicle it plans to launch in 2018. ExPace plans to market its Kuaizhou rocket to loft small satellites. Landspace claims it will conduct its first launch this year

  4. Chinese scientists are building the world’s largest multifunctional research platform for nano-science and nano-technology that could help develop more powerful computers and more intelligent robots

  5. Tencent Cloud will be integrating NVIDIA's GPU computing and deep learning platform into its public cloud platform to encourage enterprises in China to use artificial intelligence technologies

  6. A financial technology developed by Chinese startup Yongqianbao will revolutionize risk control by automating the work of loan officers. This will be made possible by the combination of data-mining algorithms and artificial intelligence

  7. Chinese banks to tap AI for more ‘human’ customer experience, survey says: latest Banking Technology Vision report, which surveyed more than 600 bankers in 31 countries, found 90% of bankers in China said AI will revolutionise the way these institutions gather information and interact with customers

  8. BOE Develops 5-inch AMQLED Display, Could Be Better Than Traditional AMOLED Panels

  9. Baidu’s Plan for Artificial Intelligence without Andrew Ng: In the lab, Baidu will collaborate with top Chinese universities including Tsinghua, exploring a variety of different areas of AI research including visual perception, speech recognition, and human-machine interaction

  10. How Chinese scientists caught up in the genome race

  11. A team of researchers with the University of Science and Technology of China has found a way to make sponges used to clean up oil spills in the ocean work better when soaking up heavy crude oil.

  12. China could triple space science spending and has several startup rocket companies as well

  13. Mutations may reveal how Tibetans can live on world’s highest plateau

  14. Korea's High-Tech Economy Threatened by Chinese Catch-up – China is only six months behind in information technology

  15. Chinese doctors replace ear lost in accident with new one grown on patient’s arm: Ji underwent a seven-hour operation led by hospital’s leading plastic surgeon Guo Shuzhong, who regenerates ears for about 500 Chinese children every year

  16. State-owned China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC) have announced plans for a network of 156 mini-satellites to facilitate global broadband coverage

  17. China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will expand its cooperation to Thailand and Sri Lanka, and then to the entire Southeast Asia, in a bid to go global, the system's operator has said

  18. China Accelerates Investments in IT R&D, Advances Quantum Computing Technology: Chinese advances in quantum information science have the potential to surpass the US. Once operationalized, quantum technologies will also have transformative implications for China's national security and economy

  19. Chinese firms fight to lure top artificial intelligence talent from Silicon Valley: “About one fourth of US high-tech firms are founded by immigrants [and they are] upset by Trump’s policies,” “It’s the perfect time for China to offer an olive branch to attract global talent on AI.”

  20. Chinese scientists explore all-weather solar cells: Tang's team and one led by Yang Peizhi, a professor with Yunnan Normal University, developed a solar cell using a crucial material called long persistent phosphor (LPP), which can store sunlight energy in the day and harvest it in darkness

  21. Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe: The X-ray source was originally discovered in October 2014 by Bin Luo, a Penn State postdoctoral researcher. Luo has since become a professor of astronomy and space science at Nanjing University in China

In Economic news

  1. Commentary: Xiongan New Area to catalyze China's inclusive growth

  2. Spotlight: Overseas experts expect China's new economic zone to set example for developing economies

  3. AIIB approves loans worth $285 million to Bangladesh, Indonesia: approved projects include a US$125 million loan to a dam improvement project and a US$100 million loan to a regional infrastructure development fund project in Indonesia, both co-financed with the World Bank

  4. #China and US economies ‘heavily dependent on each other’

  5. Xiongan is China's new special economic zone

  6. China bought its dominance over the West, factory by factory

  7. South Korea's Lotte Group says missile row no reason to pull out of China

  8. Why China Is a Healthy Investment

  9. Solid factory growth in China

  10. Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

  11. Xi's crackdown on corruption is a boon to corporate China

  12. Made in Senegal? New industrial park woos Chinese firms

  13. Asian stocks rise as China gains; oil up

  14. Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status

  15. China factory index hits 5-year high as economy gains steam: The index based on a survey of purchasing managers climbed for a second straight month in March to 51.8, its strongest level since April 2012, from 51.6 in the previous month

  16. Huawei 'defeats' Samsung in patent battle in China

  17. 70% of Chinese millennials are Home Owners

  18. Google's China prospects rest on Trump, says Chinese official

  19. Shenzhen is a hothouse of innovation

  20. Inequality in China is decreasing

  21. How the U.S. could sway a Canada-China trade deal – Article – BNN

In Military news

  1. A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region

  2. America’s hidden role in Chinese weapons research: Many scientists have returned to China after working at Los Alamos and other top US laboratories

  3. China building navy’s biggest amphibious assault vessel, sources say: The 075 Landing Helicopter Dock is now under construction, able to deploy and house up to 30 armed helicopters. Six helicopters will be able to take off from the flight deck at the same time

  4. China, Cuba pledge further development of military-to-military relations

  5. Chinese wary about U.S. missile system because capabilities unknown: experts (surprisingly unbiased analysis)

  6. World's largest amphibious aircraft to take maiden flight in May: AG600 a maximum flight range of 4,500 km and a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tons

  7. China's rapid development of new destroyers, amphibs, stealth fighters and long-range weapons is quickly increasing its ability to threaten the United States and massively expand expeditionary military operations around the globe, according to a Congressional report

  8. China's domestically-made aircraft carrier is currently being fitted out and will soon be launched, according to a spokesperson from China's Ministry of National Defense, who gave no further details

  9. China, Switzerland pledge to advance military-to-military cooperation

  10. China’s Blue Navy Ambitions: Fast Bridging Gap With US Navy – Analysis. With the advent of PLAN’s Type 901 general supply vessel, China seems to be slowly closing the naval gap with the US Navy. The future PLAN bases will further increase the range of its CVBGs

  11. China, Saudi Arabia militaries agree to boost bilateral ties: The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince said “Vision-2030” proposed by Saudi Arabia highly accords with the strategy of “One Belt and One Road” initiative in China

  12. China’s Growing Military Ties With Nepal – Analysis. Chinese soft power like culture, polity, higher education and technology have become popular in SAARC countries. Chinese language tattoos and mobiles are very popular amongst Nepali youth. A large number prefer to go to Chinese universities

Other Notables

  1. 中华文明之美 第60集: 名的由来 【湖南卫视官方频道】

  2. Why 'China's hunkiest grandpa' is Reebok's new face: Being old yet muscular helps, but the brand says the octogenarian embodies the Chinese zeal for self-improvement and overcoming limitations

  3. Chinese Blogger-Turned-Director Han Han On His Rapid Rise and the Future of Moviegoing (Q&A): even with the political environment aside, the Western world does hold some natural biases against works of Chinese culture. To eliminate this prejudice and hostility, there is still a long way to go

  4. quora: How is China's overseas investment strategy now different from Japan's overseas investment strategy in the 1980s and 1990s?

  5. Is Ghost in the Shell the Nail in the Coffin of Hollywood Whitewashing?

  6. China's Success Explains Authoritarianism's Allure

  7. It’s Not Communism Holding China’s Youth Back. It’s Their Parents.

  8. What China's hardcore Maoists have in common with Donald Trump

  9. Pictures: Chinese photographer snaps up a win at 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. More than 1,000 people practice taichi near the Yangtze River in Wuhan

  10. World War 3 with China could be avoided through KFC

  11. Fantastic "tree paintings" seen in east China's Anhui

  12. inspirational New Balance ad featuring ZTao

  13. Families mourn Nanjing Massacre victims on Tomb Sweeping Day

  14. The "Occupy Taiwan" 2017 Tent City pops Up, With Upset Natives and Veterans. Zero Coverage from "Free Press"

  15. DYING WITH DIGNITY: People in China find new approach to death

  16. 5,000 years on, the Yellow Emperor still a unifying force: An estimated 50 million overseas Chinese are scattered across the world today, but whatever cultures they embrace or languages they speak, blood ties from shared ancient ancestors are an eternal link of kinship

  17. Meet China's youngest adventurer: Simba, aged four, finally set foot in the Antarctic Circle, after four months of adventures across South America. His parents chose to give him this name, with the hope that their son could grow as healthily and freely as the little lion

  18. Sima Qian worshipped in Shaanxi: This year, thousands of people including representatives of Indian, Egyptian, and Greek cultural institutions, descendants of Sima Qian, scholars and tourists gathered in Hancheng City, Shaanxi on March 31 to honor Sima Qian, the great historian of the Han dynasty

  19. The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they're BS

  20. New Tribes and Empries Trailer

  21. Japanese pay tribute to Unit 731 victims in NE China

  22. China’s ‘House of Cards’ hits the TV screen as Xi Jinping whips his cadres: A Chinese official is caught in bed with a blonde mistress. A communist cadre stuffs his apartment with banknotes. And a “deputy state-level” leader who resists a disciplinary probe. All these scenes aired to billion viewers

  23. The ‘Goddess’ Yi Wan Ka: Ivanka Trump Is a Hit in China

  24. Chinese sci-fic writer nominated for second Hugo Award

  25. Reclaiming national glory

  26. Wanda Chairman performs traditional Chinese opera

  27. Drone's eye View of Yin chuan, NingXia, China

  28. 薛之謙【醜八怪】官方完整版 MV (曲: 李榮浩)

  29. China's Richest Village ( x-post r/All )

  30. Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

  31. Foreign girls and their Chinese Mr. Right: Cai Xiaohua met his wife Tymphany, an American teacher when he was working as a security guard at a bilingual school in Guangzhou

  32. China laps up glossy TV corruption drama – BBC News

  33. Discussion: Will China need the so called "stability" engendered by US military hegemony to ensure its Economic Plans Abroad?

  34. Ivanka Trump posted this video of her daughter Arabella singing for Xi's visit. Very cute video!

  35. Heads-up, the "King's Avatar" animated series is already out

  36. 《观海策》 "The Land of the King" 3D animation

  37. Choir of Chinese Poems – "The Lunar New Year" 中国唱诗班短片系列之《元日》

  38. Pictures: Imperial-style campus in Jiangsu, China stuns netizens

  39. Video Summarizing China's Achievements.

  40. "Hotline bling“ Chinese version – NEOSO 戴岑樺 cover

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