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Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:34:05 GMT

The Google artificial intelligence program AlphaGo defeated the world’s top Go player, Ke Jie of China, in May.A new plan from the top of the Chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.


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India Picks Ram Nath Kovind, of Caste Once Called ‘Untouchables,’ as President

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:09:08 GMT

Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi last month. He was elected India’s 14th president on Thursday.Mr. Kovind was selected by the governing Bharatiya Janata Party, which wants to broaden Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition.


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In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:33:01 GMT

A memorial to Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong this week. In mainland China, attempts to pay tribute to Mr. Liu, a Nobel Peace laureate, have met with censorship and arrests.Some activists say the movement is now at its weakest point since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.


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After a Famed Prisoner Dies in China, Taiwan Fears for Another

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:32:20 GMT

Pictures of Lee Ming-cheh, left, a rights advocate from Taiwan, and Tashi Wangchuk, an education advocate from Tibet, during a commemoration last month in Taiwan of the 1989 pro-democracy crackdown in China. Both men are in Chinese custody.Friends and family of Lee Ming-cheh, a rights advocate from Taiwan who disappeared into mainland custody in March, see parallels between him and Liu Xiaobo.


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