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Outgoing Trump administration bans investments in Chinese companies it says support China’s military

The White House on Thursday issued an executive order banning U.S. investment in a few dozen Chinese companies that it said have ties to the People’s Liberation Army, underscoring the administration’s drive to continue severing China links before President Trump’s term ends in January. Beginning Jan. 11, the order prohibits any U.S. citizens or funds […]

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China’s new robotic submarine doesn’t just chase typhoons, it dives into them

Siping Zheng It might sound like something out of a techno-thriller, but it’s not: Scientists in China really have developed an unmanned submarine that is designed to travel into potentially deadly typhoons and other extreme weather types and fire off weather-monitoring rockets. One of these “rocketsondes,” designed to perform weather analysis in situations that would […]

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The New New World: How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions

Supported by The New New World How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions ImageWorkers at the headquarters of Ruijin Technology Company in Jiaxian, in central China’s Henan Province. They identify objects in images to help artificial intelligence make sense of the world.CreditCreditYan Cong for The New York Times By Li Yuan Nov. 25, 2018 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 […]