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#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former US president Barrack Obama has shone a light on the combustive mix of technology, politics and climate and their impact on global security and food production. In a speech at the Seeds&Chips food conference in Milan, Obama gave a level headed presentation about the risks faced by the world if consumption habits and production […]

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#Boeing and #PrimeraAir announce order for up to 20 737 MAX 9s

#Boeing and #PrimeraAir announce order for up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Primera Air today (11 May) announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form […]

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#Robot industry key in #China’s manufacturing sector

#Robot industry key in #China’s manufacturing sector

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ recent calls for income tax on robots triggered a public debate on whether the workers will be threatened by robots or artificial intelligence. Realizing the dilemma years earlier, China has given its prescription by prioritizing the robot industry in manufacturing sector, writes Qiang Wei. “Right now, the human worker who does, […]

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EU states push back against 25-year #wireless spectrum licenses

EU states push back against 25-year #wireless spectrum licenses

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licenses, thwarting the telecoms industry’s hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc, writes Julia Fioretti. The European Commission has tried for years to coordinate how national governments allocate so-called wireless […]

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#China ‘Taobao villages’ create more than 840,000 job opportunities

#China ‘Taobao villages’ create more than 840,000 job opportunities

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the rapid development of China’s e-commerce industry, over 1,000 “Taobao villages” across the country are turning poor communities into huge online retail hubs, creating more than 840,000 job opportunities, writes Du Yifei. These villages are so-named because at least 10% of the population living in these rural communities makes its living by selling […]

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Chinese #smartphone company climbs technology ladder with self-developed chip

Chinese #smartphone company climbs technology ladder with self-developed chip

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Xiaomi, one of China’s leading smartphone manufacturers, released its first independently developed smartphone chip on Tuesday (18 April), making it the fourth cellphone company in the world that can independently develop processor after Apple, Samsung and Huawei, writes Liu Ningning. Pengpai S1, the fingernail-sized chip, cost Xiaomi over 1 billion yuan ($145 million) in research […]

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China’s #BikeSharing industry braces for explosive growth

China’s #BikeSharing industry braces for explosive growth

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

China’s bike-sharing industry has embraced an explosive growth since last year. Data showed that by the end of last year, millions of bikes offered by over 20 bike-sharing companies have expanded their service to nearly 19 million users, writes Qiang Wei. The bike-sharing service enables users to find, unlock and pay to rent the bicycles through […]

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