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Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its search services remain blocked in the country. Google said the facility will be the first its kind in Asia and will aim to employ local talent. Silicon Valley is focusing heavily on the future applications for AI. China has also indicated ...

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Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve the hygiene of ...

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First Lady secures Chinese exchange programme for Ghanaian pupils

The Rebecca Foundation has agreed with Licang District Experimental School in Qingdao, China, to have an exchange programme between Ghanaian and Chinese school kids starting in 2018. The programme, which seeks to deepen cultural, academic and sports ties between pupils of the two countries, will see 10 pupils from the school visiting Ghana, whiles 10 pupils from Ghana also visit ...

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Deadly blast rocks Chinese city

At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo, local officials say. The blast is said to have occurred at a factory at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT) in the city’s Jiangbei District, causing some nearby buildings to collapse. State media reported that at least 30 people had ...

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First Lady commissions first AGI office in China

First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Association of Ghana Industry’s first liaison office in Qingdao, China. The opening of the AGI office, which was facilitated by the Belt and Road Collaborative Innovative Centre (BRCIC) of China, is expected to boost Chinese investment in Ghana especially towards the One-District-One Factory (1D1F) programme. In her remarks, the First Lady said the ...

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Ghana’s future brighter in Nana Addo’s hands – First Lady

Ghana’s prospects with President Nana Akufo-Addo in charge are significantly better, the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said. According to her, the President “came to office with a lot of promises and he is working hard to achieve all of them” adding that “he has achieved quite a lot” since taking office. She said this in an address to officials of the ...

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iPhone supplier stops illegal overtime

Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple’s iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour days at its iPhone X plant in Henan province. The practice breached Chinese laws preventing children from working more than 40 hours per week. About 3,000 students ...

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Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

Skype’s call and messaging service has been removed from app stores in China, including the Apple app store. Apple says it is one of several apps to have been removed after the government said it does not comply with local law. Skype owner Microsoft told the BBC the app had been “temporarily removed” and the company was “working to reinstate ...

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First Lady leaves for China today

The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is to visit the People’s Republic of China from today [Monday] November 20 to November 29, 2017. Mrs. Akufo-Addo will be accompanied by the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kojo Yankah, Dr. Stella Ennim, Director of Crop Research Institute (CSI), and Millicent Degraft – Johnson from the Ministry of Finance. Her ...

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Alibaba invests $2.9B in hypermarket operator

Alibaba is continuing its expansion into offline retail after the Chinese e-commerce giant bought up more than one-third of one of the Chinese most prolific operators of hypermarket stores. The firm announced today it has spent HK$22.4 billion (around US$2.88 billion) to acquire of 36.16 percent in Sun Art Retail Group, a Hong Kong-listed business that operates 446 hypermarkets across 224 cities in mainland China. The deal ...

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