Melaku Hi Lay

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It’s No Wonder Iranians Hate America

When will the U.S. stop reminding them how legitimate their grievances are?<p>“Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.” So a senior British official was quoted as saying to Newsweek in 2002, witnessing the competitive bellicosity in the Bush administration’s run-up to the war …

Geopolitics

China Is Basically Paying for the US Navy’s Build Up in the South China Sea

“Build the wall” was the Trump crowd’s rallying cry during his campaign. To further rile up his supporters, Trump would retort, “And Mexico is going …

China

China Is Quietly Setting Global Standards

A little-noticed effort could be a very big deal.<p>High-level trade talks last week between the U.S. and China grabbed headlines around the world, but in many ways they were beside the point. In the years ahead, tariffs and industrial policy — the main focus of the talks — will probably matter less …

China

iPhone X sales buck the trend but we've hit peak phone. Here's why

It appears that Apple has dodged a bullet. As the Cupertino-based tech giant's latest financial results suggest, the iPhone X – the company’s hero …

Mobile

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

AI is the new space race. Here’s what the biggest countries are doing

The United States and China currently dominate the world of artificial intelligence, but used very different approaches to get there. While the US’s academic system has generated and incubated the research that made today’s AI possible, China’s government has pledged billions in funding and offered …

Artificial Intelligence

China wants to double down on Marxism

55d044b8-2757-4b24-967a-d8687b33c375<p>China wants to double down on …

Xi Jinping

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Climate Change

China’s Car Revolution Is Going Global

On a bright spring day in Amsterdam, car buffs stepped inside a blacked-out warehouse to nibble on lamb skewers and sip rhubarb cocktails courtesy of …

Autos

How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe

By Andre TartarAndre Tartar, Mira RojanasakulMira Rojanasakul and Jeremy Scott DiamondJeremy Scott Diamond<p>Published:<p>For more than a decade, Chinese …

China

Sorry T.I. and Gucci: Here's Who Really Invented Trap Music

Recently, there was a very public back-and-forth between Gucci Mane and T.I. about who invented trap music. The blow-by-blow has been …

U.S. Earns More in China Than Trade Numbers Reveal

That leaves American companies vulnerable to retaliation by Beijing. It also gives them more reason to defuse trade tensions.<p>American companies are doing much more in China than the U.S. trade deficit suggests. It's their greatest weakness.<p>The deficit, the difference between what the U.S. imports …

China

China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.

Thanks, China.<p>It is now more or less taken for granted that solar panels are getting cheaper and cheaper. But that didn’t just happen — solar PV did not jump onto that trajectory on its own. After all, solar panels have been around for decades, but they didn’t really start plunging down the cost …

Natural Gas

Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide

An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel's European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country's 70th anniversary festivities.<p>While Israel is marking the anniversary by …

Israel

Syria War's Game Theory Is Too Complex to Predict

The number of countries involved in festering Middle East conflicts most closely resembles the situation before World War I. That's frightening.<p>Some strategic games are too complex to be readily modeled, and when we see such games in the real world that’s exactly when we should be the most worried. …

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Click here for reuse options! As Trump strikes Syria for the second time, here are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the …

Geopolitics

China just conducted its biggest-ever display of naval power

China’s military put on something of a show in the contested South China Sea this week. In its largest-ever maritime exercise, the People’s Liberation Army sent forth 48 warships, 76 aircraft, and more than 10,000 personnel, with president Xi Jinping making an appearance yesterday to watch the …

China Is Nationalizing Its Tech Sector

The government wants control of a booming new industry.<p>As Bloomberg News reported this week, a key stumbling block in trade negotiations between China and the U.S. has been Beijing's extensive support for its technology firms. But if President Donald Trump's administration thinks that will change …

YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee is the most famous person you wouldn’t recognize in public

Brownlee’s YouTube channel MKBHD has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention.<p>Marques Brownlee likes the fact that he still has a bit of anonymity — despite having more than six million subscribers on YouTube and more than 2.75 million followers on …

Internet

Rivalry between the US and China will shape the 21st century

by Martin Wolf<p>China is an emerging superpower. The US is the incumbent. The potential for destructive clashes between the two giants seems …

Geopolitics

The list of countries that will benefit from the AI revolution could be exceedingly short

Here’s a comprehensive list of the countries that venture capitalist and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee says are well-positioned to embrace a future powered by artificial intelligence:<p>United States<br>• China<p>Every other economy should brace for trouble ahead, Lee says in an interview with …

The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

China's growing submarine force is 'armed to the teeth' — and the rest of the Pacific is racing to keep up

In October 2006, a Chinese Song-class diesel-electric submarine capable of carrying torpedoes and antiship missiles surfaced within firing range of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.<p>"Some navy officers interpreted it as a 'Gotcha!' move," journalist Michael Fabey wrote in his 2017 book, …

Military

What Xi Jinping wants

Chinese president Xi Jinping has amassed so much power that he’s been called the “chairman of everything.” Now China appears set to make a move that would allow Xi, already the most authoritarian Chinese leader in generations, to stay in power perhaps for life.<p>What does he want with absolute …

DeepMind's new robots learned how to teach themselves

The minute hand on the robot apocalypse clock just inched a little closer to midnight. DeepMind, the Google sister-company responsible for the smartest AI on the planet, just taught machines how to figure things out for themselves.<p>Robots aren’t very good at exploring on their own. AI that only …

How the West got China wrong

LAST weekend China stepped from autocracy into dictatorship. That was when Xi Jinping, already the world’s most powerful man, let it be known that he …

China Is Surging Forward With Its Development Of Advanced Stealth Combat Drones

China's work in the high-end unmanned combat air vehicle space is accelerating while the Pentagon remains publicly uninterested in the …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

The epic failure of our age: how the west let down Syria

The seven-year conflict has marked a tipping point in the balance of power between the US and Russia, and has triggered a strategic disaster whose ramifications are still playing out<p>It was a sunny morning on Saturday 31 August 2013 – Labor Day weekend in the US – when Barack Obama strolled into the …

Middle East