The rise of Silicon China

The bases for artificial intelligence will be in China, where there are many big tech firms. Tencent and other firms’ massive centralized platforms give them an edge for AI research and development By Marion Laboure, Haiyang Zhang and Juergen Braunstein In the future, if not already, the Silicon Valleys of artificial intelligence (AI) will be … Continue reading The rise of Silicon China

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With anti-Russia hysteria rampant, Beijing reminds US about ties between Russian & Chinese forces

Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is author of the book, 'Midnight in the American Empire,' released in 2013. robertvbridge@yahoo.com With both Russia and China bogged down in stormy relations with the US and the West, Beijing and Moscow are beating a path towards deeper bilateral cooperation. And that would include preparations … Continue reading With anti-Russia hysteria rampant, Beijing reminds US about ties between Russian & Chinese forces

Hun Sen willing to risk losing his oldest ally

Cambodian premier's deep embrace of China has come to the detriment of his long-time benefactor Vietnam By Alan Parkhouse As global pressure steadily mounts on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen over his crackdown on the opposition, independent media, nongovernmental organizations and other critics, he is also in danger of losing one of his few close … Continue reading Hun Sen willing to risk losing his oldest ally

Over 85% say Japan at risk of going to war again: triennial survey

The results of a government survey released Saturday showed 85.5 percent of Japanese polled think Japan is at risk of getting involved in another war. That’s up 10.0 points from the 2015 survey and the highest since 2009, when the same set of answers was first posed as part of a survey conducted every three … Continue reading Over 85% say Japan at risk of going to war again: triennial survey

China will not fall into the ‘Thucydides Trap’ with India

President Xi Jinping projects China as a 'benevolent power' but at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi the 'Quad' nations lined up against him By Pepe Escobar The West’s notions of history and geography between Europe and Asia, are drenched in myriad cultural implications and can be traced back to ‘The Romance of Alexander’. This is a collection … Continue reading China will not fall into the ‘Thucydides Trap’ with India