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A shared future in cyberspace
Wuzhen's upcoming World Internet Conference will provide a much-needed platform for global cooperation in fields related to AI, 5G and internet safety, fostering a shared future through technology.
How China is beating pollution with its ultra-low emissions policy
A recent scientific study highlighted the profound impact of China's ultra-low emissions policies since 2014; such targets could set the pace worldwide in the dire battle against air pollution.
Poverty removal gets welcome boost from Nobel Prize award
Awarding the Nobel Prize for Economics to three academics pioneering a new approach to understanding and then alleviating poverty is very good news.
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A shared future in cyberspace

By Daniel Hyatt

Wuzhen's upcoming World Internet Conference will provide a much-needed platform for global cooperation in fields related to AI, 5G and internet safety, fostering a shared future through technology.

How China is beating pollution with its ultra-low emissions policy

By Rachana Gupta

A recent scientific study highlighted the profound impact of China's ultra-low emissions policies since 2014; such targets could set the pace worldwide in the dire battle against air pollution.

Xi's historic visit boosts China-Nepal relations

By Ritu Raj Subedi

The announced state visit of President Xi Jinping to Nepal heralds a continued strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the two bordering nations.

Alibaba AI is significant step in our smart city future

By Barry He

As the world's leading cities continue to grow, they need new technology to cope with the sheer weight of population numbers. A Chinese-developed app is taking the strain.

Alipay Ant Forest shows a way towards better, greener future

By Rachana Gupta

A green initiative based on digital technology developed by China's payment platform Alipay is showing the way in preventing further land degradation across the planet.

Reflections on 30 years in China

By Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn shares his memory of China's development in the past three decades.

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Mega-trends of the future digital landscape

By Eugene Clark

The growth of smart machines and transformations in work and education continue to be top digital trends impacting our future social landscape.

Nobel Peace prize to Ethiopian PM just the first step

By Sajjad Malik

The award of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to the Ethiopian Prime Minister has come at just the right moment as he seeks to carry forward the work of reform and peacemaking in the Horn of Africa.

Applying Marx in the Information Age

By Michael Roberts and Heiko Khoo

A new book examines the validity of Karl Marx's theory of value in the current age of the information economy.

 
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How did life expectancy double in China in 70 years?

It may be a big surprise for some of you to know that 70 years ago, the average life expectancy of Chinese people was only 35 years. Luckily, today, the figure has been raised to 77.