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Tag Archives: China

The WHO report into the origin of the coronavirus is out. Here’s what happens next, says the Australian doctor who went to China

Dominic Dwyer, University of Sydney The World Health Organization (WHO) overnight released its report into the origins of the coronavirus, a report I contributed to as a member of the recent mission to Wuhan, China. The report outlines our now well-publicised findings: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, most likely arose in bats, and then spread to humans via an …

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China and the US are racing to develop AI weapons

James Johnson, University of Leicester When Google’s AlphaGo defeated the Chinese grandmaster at a game of Go in 2017, China was confronted with its own “Sputnik moment”: a prompt to up its game on the development of artifical intelligence (AI). Sure enough, Beijing is pursuing launch a national-level AI innovation agenda for “civil-military fusion”. It’s part of China’s ambitious quest …

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City of lost mosques: how Suzhou tells the story of China’s Islamic past

Alessandra Cappelletti, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University The labyrinth of alleys and lanes in the old city of Suzhou hides a secret: historical fragments of the long history of Islam in China. Regular stories in the international press highlighting the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region tend to obscure the fact that Islam was once highly regarded by …

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Rethinking the US-China fight: Does China really threaten American power abroad?

President Biden has so far kept most of his predecessor’s tough-on-China policies. Malte Mueller via Getty Images Andrew Latham, Macalester College President Joe Biden is so far maintaining his predecessor’s tough China policy, which aims to curb China’s international power both economically and politically. In the U.S. and Europe, China is widely recognized as a rising star that threatens Western …

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How China’s Belt and Road Initiative is changing cities – and threatening communities

Colombo with the Port City development in the distance. Rakhitha_w/Shutterstock Elia Apostolopoulou, University of Cambridge The ancient Silk Road was a historical network of trade routes stretching from China to Europe. It was established around 2,000 years ago, during the Han Dynasty – often considered China’s golden age. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping officially announced China’s aspiration to recreate …

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Chine-Kazakhstan : vers un glacis eurasien ?

Emmanuel Véron, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco) et Emmanuel Lincot, Institut Catholique de Paris Indépendant depuis 1991, à la suite de l’effondrement de l’URSS, le Kazakhstan, véritable État-continent (2 724 900 km2, ce qui en fait le neuvième plus grand pays du monde) qui dispose de 2 % des réserves mondiales de pétrole, ainsi que de la deuxième réserve mondiale d’uranium, …

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How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

A Chinese engineer (centre) and Kenyan construction workers building a road in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Daniel Irungu/EPA Folashade Soule, University of Oxford and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials …

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كيف يُمكن للصين تحقيق الحياد الكربوني بحلول مُنتصف هذا القرن؟

يتقصَّى هذا التقرير الخاص سيناريوهات تحقيق الحياد الكربوني في الصين، وكيفية الاستفادة من مصادر الطاقة المتجددة والطاقة النووية، وعمليات احتجاز الكربون وتخزينه في الدفع باتجاه هذا الهدف سمريتي مالاباتي                 ستحتاج الصين إلى تعزيز إنتاجها من الطاقة الشمسية وطاقة الرياح، لتحقيق الحياد الكربوني بحلول عام 2060  Li Zongxian/VCG/Getty تعهَّدت الصين، التي تتصدَّر قائمة …

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