China stakes out a role for itself in post-war Syria

As Syria's civil war winds down, China is looking to establish itself as an economic, and possibly military, partner for the post-war period By Logan Pauley In recent weeks China has offered indications of a future role in Syria, comprising not only infrastructure investment and trade as the conflict appears to wind down, but also … Continue reading China stakes out a role for itself in post-war Syria

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Oman plans pipeline to Iran as US sanctions loom

Muscat is moving ahead with a planned natural gas pipeline to Iran, hopeful that US sanctions to be imposed November 5 will strictly target oil By Jonathan Gorvett While recent winters have sometimes seen a sprinkling of snow on the jagged peaks of Oman’s mountains, this is not the main reason the Gulf sultanate is … Continue reading Oman plans pipeline to Iran as US sanctions loom

World’s First Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Launched in Australia

By McKinley Corbley An inexpensive new kind of solar power has just been launched in Australia and it could signal the start of a groundbreaking new market for renewable energy. Professor Paul Dastoor has created organic solar panels that can be printed using conventional printers. By using electronic inks that are printed onto sub-millimeter thin … Continue reading World’s First Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Launched in Australia

Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

By George Koo An upcoming book on artificial intelligence makes the startling contention that in just the last three years, China has caught up to Silicon Valley in AI. And, no, Mr Trump, it’s not because the Chinese stole the algorithm from Google. Rather, China leapfrogged the US in mobile computing, which enabled it to … Continue reading Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

China-India rapprochement makes sense

By Ken Moak India made a U-turn on its relations with China in April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset ties. He met with Xi again on the matter of rapprochement on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit in May. China-India rapprochement has taken the … Continue reading China-India rapprochement makes sense