Xi Jinping Tells Bill Gates He Welcomes US AI Tech in China

The global rise of artificial intelligence is creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers, but it also raises concerns about potential risks. On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the topic with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and said he welcomed U.S. firms, including Microsoft bringing their A.I. technology to China,…

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Over 100 Million Affected By Canada Wildfires In North America

The hazy skies that blanketed much of the US East Coast with a smoky, yellowish smog Wednesday — including New York City and Manhattan’s famed skyline — result from a highly unhealthy air quality event fueled by smoke drifting south from Canadian wildfires. More than 100 million people across the…

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China Unlikely To Impose Lockdown Despite COVID-19 Surge

In December, after a massive surge of infections and rising public anger against lockdowns that imposed draconian quarantines, China abruptly abandoned its “Zero Covid” policies. But with coronavirus cases again on the rise, Beijing seems determined to press on with everyday life as it focuses on reigniting economic growth. The…

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China To Send First Civilian To Space On Tuesday

The country’s Manned Space Agency said that the first civilian astronaut would fly into space on Tuesday as part of a crewed mission to the Tiangong space station. Payload expert Gui Haichao is a professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the agency’s spokesperson Lin Xiqiang told reporters Monday.…

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