Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

Hebei Province, China – Deep in the polluted flatlands of Hebei Province in northern China, Mengjie School for the Blind is home for around 100 visually impaired students from rural regions. “I am determined and confident that I can provide blind people with the skills they need to enter society. They don’t need to be…

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American Tech Firms Are Winning the R&D Spending Race With China

SEOUL—As the U.S. and China tussle over trade and technology, American companies maintain a major advantage over their Chinese rivals in a critical area: spending on research and development. U.S. firms, led by Amazon.com Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc., invested more than $5 in R&D for every $1 spent by Chinese companies, according to…

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U.S. Won’t Resume Trade Talks Without Firm Proposal From a Wary China

The U.S. is refusing to resume trade negotiations with China until Beijing comes up with a concrete proposal to address Washington’s complaints about forced technology transfers and other economic issues, officials on both sides of the Pacific said. The impasse threatens to undermine a meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China that…

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Automation could accelerate China’s scientific rise, close gap with U.S.

New advances are taking automation to the highest end of human endeavors, offering scientists a shot at some of the most intractable problems that have confounded them — and along the way tipping a global balance to give upstarts like China a more level playing field in the lab. What’s going on: A combination of…

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Axios China

China’s #MeToo movement may be fledgling, but it’s starting to rise, according to American author Leta Hong Fincher, who recently authored “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China.” Why it matters: The U.S. recently had its 1-year-anniversary of the start of #MeToo, but the global momentum of the movement has had mixed results. China — considered…

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U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unbridled Chinese aggression, taking aim at military, political and economic targets in Beijing and signaling a new and potentially much colder era in U.S.-China relations. In the first 18 months of the administration, ties between the world’s two biggest…

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The U.S. straight-arming of China

For decades, the U.S. and China have circled uneasily as current and future global superpowers. Now, President Trump’s continued escalation of actions against Beijing threatens to push the two powers close to direct conflict. Driving the news: This week, the U.S. took perhaps its most provocative action yet, springing a trap in Belgium that captured…

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U.S. to Strengthen Controls on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

U.S. officials Thursday imposed new restrictions on nuclear exports to China after concluding that Beijing was seeking to illicitly acquire the technology to bolster its military and to undermine U.S. industry. The policy change is the latest bid by the Trump administration to thwart China’s pursuit of critical U.S. technology, following a recent measure to…

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