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Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Shops to Fuel Your Decor Obsession

Support small business and find that one-of-a-kind piece your home was missing all at once.<p>We geek out over Target’s newest collections and Ikea’s …

Fair Trade

We know ethics should inform AI. But which ethics?

Artificial intelligence (AI) relies on big data and machine learning for myriad applications, from autonomous vehicles to algorithmic trading, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Young Chinese Artists Are Avoiding Political Art

Artists in China seem to be moving away from political pieces toward more abstract works.<p>He Xiangyu’s breakthrough exhibit took place in 2011, when he was just 25 years old. The Coca-Cola Project was a mound of noxious, gooey residue extracted from 127 tons of Coca Cola<b>,</b> a landfill shrine to …

Art

In Europe's east, a border town strains under China's Silk Road train boom

YIWU, China/MALASZEWICZE, Poland (Reuters) - When cargo trains from China began arriving at the Polish border town of Malaszewicze almost a decade ago, they were considered a novelty - able to ship laptops and cars to Europe in as little as two weeks, but extremely infrequent, with one service a …

Silk Road

This Culture 'Tool' Is Being Used By All Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Over and over recently, I'm seeing some of the best thinkers using Gapingvoid's work.<p>For most executives, organizational culture has been a bit of a mystery. We read about companies with great cultures: Zappos, Rackspace, REI, Southwest Airlines, etc., but how did they create workplace environments …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life

There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who's read endless books and blogs on the subject, and tried out much of the advice -- mostly to no avail. So I do not entitle this post lightly. And I write it only having become convinced, after several months of experimentation, …

Note-Taking

Photos: China's surreal, larger-than-life amusement parks

As China’s middle class has ballooned, eclipsing that of the US in 2015, so have the massive theme parks sprouting up to capture the imaginations and wallets of these newly wealthy individuals.<p>The opulence of these amusement parks, as well as their diversity in themes, from tours through centuries …

Amusement Parks

Why you should read China's vast, 18th century novel, Dream of the Red Chamber

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>When asked to explain the significance and pleasure of the Chinese …

Books

Ghana has just been knocked out of pole position as Africa's fastest growing economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global growth will keep a steady pace this year and next, buoyed by stronger trade and U.S. fiscal stimulus that will fade by …

Economy

Researchers: Silk Road projects give China strategic benefit

HONG KONG (AP) — A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually …

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the …

Artificial Intelligence

China’s trillion-dollar plan to dominate global trade

It’s about more than just economics.<p>China has embarked on the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern world history. It’s called the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and it spans three continents and covers almost 60 percent of the world’s population. It’s how China plans to become the …

China

Seven stories from China you might have missed in March

1. China is creating its own clouds<p>In a bid to address water shortages, China is trying to change the weather itself. The new climate-modification …

The Scariest Chart For Business In The Coming Decade: Workers Not Available

The scariest chart I’ve ever developed shows that the pool of available workers will grow at the slowest pace since the Civil War. If your business plans include expansion, either figure out a way to do it without more workers, or get better than other companies at employee retention and recruiting.<p>…

War

The Stanford economist who won the "Baby Nobel" explains the flaws in anti-free trade arguments

Stanford economist Dave Donaldson, the 2017 winner of the John Bates Clark Medal (also known as the “Baby Nobel“), studies one of the hottest topics in economics: the effects of international trade. Amid Donald Trump’s blustery tirades against free trade, Donaldson’s measured and contemplative …

Economics

China's powerful central bank has a new leader

There's a new boss at China's powerful central bank.<p>China's parliament confirmed Monday that deputy governor Yi Gang has been promoted to the top job at the People's Bank of China. He replaces veteran governor Zhou Xiaochuan, who is retiring after leading China's central bank for more than 15 years.<p>…

China Gains 41 New Billionaires As Rich List Expands

China minted 41 new billionaires over the past year, driven largely by growth in the technology industry, according to a new rich list.<p>The mainland now boasts a total of 358 U.S. dollar billionaires who have amassed a total worth of $963 billion, the report compiled by the country’s Hurun research …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

China has shot far ahead of the US on deep-learning patents

China wants to become a country of innovation, and lead the world in artificial intelligence in 2030. By one indicator, it’s on its way.<p>China is outdoing the US in some kinds of AI-related intellectual property, according to a report published in mid-February by US business research firm CB …

Deep Learning

The best time of day to learn a new language, according to Duolingo data

Are you a night owl or a morning person?<p>If you’re among the hundreds of millions of people learning a foreign language, being an insomniac could end up working in your favor: If you regularly practice the language you are learning at night, just before you go to sleep, it appears that you’re more …

Language Learning

'China's gift to Africa': How China spied on the African Union via donated computers

For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU’s headquarters discovered it …

This Week In China Tech: Alibaba Brings AI To Pig Farming And Retail Tech On The Rise

The Lunar New Year, more widely known around the world as Chinese New Year, is upon us. 2018 will be the year of the dog and it’s going to be another great one. This week will be shorter than usual because of the holiday, but some of the region’s most interesting tech stories have popped up in …

Pigs

100 Inspiring Home Decorating Ideas for Any Style, Any Space

We all need a shot of inspiration from time to time when it comes to decorating ideas. Maybe you’ve moved and don’t know quite where to start making …

This is what you need to know about China’s e-commerce explosion

China’s e-commerce market continues to see high double-digit growth year on year. The Double 11 event on 11 November 2017 – also known as Singles’ …

China Unicorns Lead Venture Capital Tilt To Asia From U.S.

It’s perhaps no surprise that Asia is gaining on the U.S. as the largest source of venture capital, more than doubling to $70.8 billion in 2017 compared with the U.S. at a 17% gain to $71.9 billion.<br>Globally, investment surged 50% to $164 billion, to a post-2000 record, driven largely by Asia’s …

Freezing “to death?” – Adjective/Verb+死+了

It has been very cold in Beijing recently, and out on the streets, you might hear some Chinese people saying: “冷死了(lěng sǐ le, I’m freezing).” “死 …

Language

Recognize Chinese Characters by Radicals

This week, I have picked a set of Chinese characters that may be easily confused by beginners. In the picture below, you will see six pairs of …

Language Learning

We've entered an entirely new phase of the China debate

Now instead of talking about whether or not the country is going to have a hard landing, we're going to talk about whether or not the government is doing what it needs to do to stop the bleeding.<p>And we're not just talking about short-term problems here. We're talking about the hard stuff — …

Economics

Degree of scepticism required: China warns students over fake universities

School leavers lured by sophisticated fraudsters into enrolling at phoney institutions, with some graduating years later to find qualifications worthless<p>China has named and shamed 30 “fake universities”, warning millions of students to steer clear of the bogus institutions as they prepare to enter …