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China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

/ Sep 3, 2018

China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that Chinese funds are not for "vanity projects" in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks in the continent's development. Speaking at a business forum ahead of the start of a once-every-three-years China-Africa summit, Xi said: ...

Amid U.S. trade war, China's Xi reiterates reform commitment

Sep 3, 2018

Amid U.S. trade war, China's Xi reiterates reform commitment

China is still determined to reform and wants to work with all parties to build an open world economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, reiterating Beijing's message amid a bitter trade war with Washington. The two countries have been rolling out a series ...

China's 'Silicon Valley' threatens to swallow up Hong Kong

Aug 30, 2018

China's 'Silicon Valley' threatens to swallow up Hong Kong

The completion of one of the world's longest bridges stands as the biggest monument to China's success in reuniting its colonial-era concessions. Overcoming the political divide may prove much harder. The 55-km (34-mile) span — eerily deserted as crews prepared for a ribbon-cutting expected later this ...

Aug 30, 2018

China launches AI-backed platform to eliminate 'online rumors'

China has launched a platform, which includes a mobile app, that lets the public report "online rumors" and even uses artificial intelligence to identify reports that are false amid crackdown by Beijing on what it views as socially destabilizing content. The platform, launched Wednesday, comes ...