• Biden says US ready to re-engage with parties to Iran nuclear deal

    Feb 21, 2021 09:36

    US President Joe Biden says America stands ready to “re-engage” with the group of countries that are party to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, less than three years after his predecessor, Donald Trump, pulled Washington out of the multilateral deal.

  • China’s first Mars explorer arrives at the red planet

    Feb 17, 2021 15:25

    China's more ambitious Tianwen-1 spacecraft, carrying state-of-the-art instruments, a lander and a six-wheel rover, slipped into an orbit around the red planet after a seven-month voyage from Earth.

  • Fossil fuel pollution caused nearly 1 in 5 premature deaths in 2018, study finds

    Feb 17, 2021 09:31

    Researchers at universities in the U.K. and at Harvard University estimated that, in 2018, 8.7 million people died prematurely due to pollution released by fossil fuels, or about 18 percent of total global deaths that year.

  • Digital Yuan could bust the United States

    Feb 10, 2021 11:35

    A digital Yuan might rewrite the rules of international banking.

  • People who get vaccinated may still spread the virus — and other things to know about COVID-19

    Feb 05, 2021 20:41

    COVID vaccines alone will not get rid of the virus in the immediate future. SARS-CoV-2 is spreading rapidly. Ten to 20 percent of the tests globally turn out to be positive.

  • We can’t give up on idea of a nuke-free world

    Feb 05, 2021 20:12

    While 122 countries voted to ban nuclear weapons, the United States pursued a project to threaten China with a nuclear attack. In August 2019, the US withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, tested two intermediate-range missiles, and then posted an order for a variety of cruise and ballistic missiles.

  • US reveals true intent of its Indo-Pacific policy

    Feb 02, 2021 20:39

    The US strategy is based on the theory that it needs a weak China to continue its hegemony in Asia. It is to be accomplished by “establishing military, economic and diplomatic ties with countries adjacent to China’s borders, frustrating China’s own attempt at alliance building and economic partnerships, and the utilization of tariffs, sanctions and law fare.”

  • How to address artificial intelligence fairness

    Jan 28, 2021 10:46

    Now that artificial intelligence (AI) is providing an increasing number of recommendations to human decision-makers, it is important to make sure that, as a technology, it is not biased and thus respects the value of fairness.

  • Why your face could be set to replace your bank card

    Jan 28, 2021 05:59

    Welcome to the futuristic world of facial recognition payment. It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but this kind of transaction is already happening millions of times a day across China's major cities.

  • A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

    Jan 26, 2021 09:26

    The anniversary of the coronavirus lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Saturday Jan. 23, comes as more contagious variants of the coronavirus spread and efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19 have been frustrated by disarray and limited supplies in some places. The scourge has killed over two million people worldwide.