September 15, 2019

Nanotechnology could give humans infrared vision

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Nanotechnology may soon give humans infrared vision, according to a new study that successfully achieved this with mice. This could open up a new door in human infrared technologies with applications extending to security and military operations, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China said. The study, published this […]

US Senate Report: China-funded institutes threaten academic freedom

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Chinese-funded institutes on more than 100 U.S. college campuses are a threat to academic freedom and should be shut down, Senate investigators warn in a new bipartisan report, per NBC News.   Confucius Institutes “depict China as approachable and compassionate; rarely are events critical or controversial,” according to a report from the […]

Chinese FM urges closer ties with Caribbean countries

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From Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for closer ties with Caribbean countries on Thursday. Wang made the remarks when meeting with representatives from Caribbean countries that have diplomatic ties with China. Wang said China and the Caribbean countries had fostered a paradigm of relations of […]

Welcome to the new SCMP website

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By Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post As the Year of the Pig begins, I’m delighted to introduce you to our all-newSouth China Morning Post website. Our mission is to elevate thought by creating world-class journalism every day for our millions of readers around the world, and to lead the global conversation about China. With […]

How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge

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By Matt Egan, CNN Business From Erie News Now Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge. Citigroup uses machine learning to make portfolio recommendations to clients. High-frequency trading firms rely on […]

Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit

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By Laura Zhou Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post Beijing has suggested the next China-US summit take place on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan next month, following suggestions from the White House that US President Donald Trump is eager to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, sooner than later. “He wants to meet […]

China continues 5G push despite economic slowdown and Huawei setbacks

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By Rita Liso From TechCrunch China will fast-track the issuance of commercial licenses for 5G as part of a national plan to boost consumer spending, said anotice published this week by the National Development and Reform Commission. The move appears to be multifaceted, for 5G plays a key role in China’s bid to lead the global […]

China’s coal mines, power plants haven’t cut methane emissions

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By WN Even though China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, it promised to curb methane emissions due to the growing threat of climate change in 2010 but has since failed to live up to those regulatory promises, according to a new study released on Tuesday. The paper published in Nature Communications said China […]

The Editor speaks: Lack of information

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Why is it successive government provide the public with lack of information? It is not just limited to government of tiny Caribbean islands like ourselves. It is everywhere. It’s like a disease that permeates everyone that is appointed by the public. Civil servants, however, have a duty to provide us with little or no information […]

Royal Fidelity Conference to Explore Economic Challenges

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The 16th Annual Royal Fidelity Cayman Economic Outlook announced (Grand Cayman): Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited announced that it will be taking over the title sponsor position for the 2019 Cayman Economic Outlook “RFCEO” Conference, previously held by Fidelity Bank. The RFCEO will be held on Thursday, February 28th under the theme, “Dynamic […]