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Asia-Pacific needs 253,000 new pilots by 2036: Boeing
China2017-08-15 16:04August 18 2017 03:23:26

Asia-Pacific needs 253,000 new pilots by 2036: Boeing

More than 253,000 new pilots will be needed in the next 20 years for the surging Asia-Pacific aviation market, Boeing China announced Monday.

Internet companies launch AI contest with largest open data pool
China2017-08-15 16:04August 18 2017 03:23:26

Internet companies launch AI contest with largest open data pool

Three Chinese internet companies have rolled out a global artificial intelligence (AI) contest with what claims to be among the largest open datasets, enabling talents a data-rich environment to hone their research.

China's innovative milieu beyond Joseph Needham's expectation, says scholar
China2017-08-15 16:04August 18 2017 03:23:26

China's innovative milieu beyond Joseph Needham's expectation, says scholar

The climate for innovation in China would have been beyond the expectation of Joseph Needham, the late British scientist and sinologist known for his research on the history of Chinese science, a leading scholar has told Xinhua.

Women of child-bearing age face job bias
China2017-08-15 15:53August 18 2017 03:23:26

Women of child-bearing age face job bias

Many women graduating from university this summer have had a tough time finding jobs. Prospective employers, it seems, view them more as future mothers than future executives.

Urban floods intensifying as rural areas drying up around world
China2017-08-15 15:53August 18 2017 03:23:26

Urban floods intensifying as rural areas drying up around world

After conducting a landmark study of global rainfall and river systems, scientists in Australia said Tuesday they have discovered that while urban areas are increasingly being flooded, rural areas are drying up around the world.

Taxi slots at bus stops get mixed reception
China2017-08-15 15:23August 18 2017 03:23:26

Taxi slots at bus stops get mixed reception

To address complaints from taxi drivers about the increasing number of streets they are banned from stopping and picking up or releasing passengers, Shanghai traffic police have carved out some exclusive taxi slots at bus stops.

Intel CEO quits presidential council following Charlottesville violence
China2017-08-15 15:23August 18 2017 03:23:26

Intel CEO quits presidential council following Charlottesville violence

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer (CEO) of Intel Corporation, decided Monday to leave the American Manufacturing Council, an advisory board for U.S. President Donald Trump.

Belt and Road connect platform launched at Singapore Regional Business Forum 2017
China2017-08-15 15:23August 18 2017 03:23:26

Belt and Road connect platform launched at Singapore Regional Business Forum 2017

Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and China Enterprises Association (CEA) jointly launched the Belt and Road Initiative Connect Platform at the Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF) 2017 opening on Tuesday.

Facebook launches new photo app exclusively in China
China2017-08-15 15:22August 18 2017 03:23:26

Facebook launches new photo app exclusively in China

According to the New York Times, in May Facebook discreetly launched a photo-editing app called Colorful Balloons, in China. The App was not previously announced until last Friday. It was spotted by the New York Times.

Russian ice cream producers eye Chinese market, gain high demand
China2017-08-15 15:01August 18 2017 03:23:26

Russian ice cream producers eye Chinese market, gain high demand

This cooling-treat, which traveled thousands of miles from Russia to China, has been a lifesaver for many this Beijing summer.

Umbrellas fail to keep the rain out
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Umbrellas fail to keep the rain out

A number of brollies bought randomly on the market gave an up and down performance in quality tests.

Zoo’s new star needs a name
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Zoo’s new star needs a name

Shanghai Zoo wants the public to name its latest star, a shy hippo born on July 3.

China to hold expo for disabled, elderly people care
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

China to hold expo for disabled, elderly people care

The Care and Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 will feature healthcare and rehabilitation products using artificial intelligence, 3D printing, animal bionics and virtual reality next month in Beijing.

New housing market suffers for another week
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

New housing market suffers for another week

Shanghai’s new housing market continued to lose its strength with a double-digit decrease in sales and zero supply for the second straight week.

Chinese sci-fi authors can rival Western writers, says Hugo Award winner
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Chinese sci-fi authors can rival Western writers, says Hugo Award winner

“Everybody has imagination, but a lot of people don’t have the habit of putting their imagination down on paper,” says Hao Jingfang, winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for best novelette – science fiction’s most prestigious award.

New home transactions in China rise at slower pace
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

New home transactions in China rise at slower pace

The value and area of new home transactions across China rose more slowly in the first seven months of this year as the market entered into a traditional low season for sales.

Output slows but economy keeps in good shape
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Output slows but economy keeps in good shape

Growth in China’s industrial output, retail sales and fixed-asset investment slowed slightly in July with the economy remaining in good shape while supply-side reform deepened, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.

Donor sperm quality falls but reassurance over infertility
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Donor sperm quality falls but reassurance over infertility

The quality of donated sperm in Shanghai has been falling for five years.

Medical student invents 'epilepsy alarm' for grandmother
China2017-08-15 14:31August 18 2017 03:23:26

Medical student invents 'epilepsy alarm' for grandmother

Yin Xu, a 22-year-old man from Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, invented an “epilepsy alarm” for his grandmother before leaving home for an internship.

Pharma companies eye U.S. acquisition
China2017-08-15 12:29August 18 2017 03:23:26

Pharma companies eye U.S. acquisition

Outbound Chinese pharmaceutical companies are consolidating their deployment in overseas markets, with both Fosun Pharma and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals eyeing the same acquisition target.

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