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Ghana needs to upgrade cyber security systems – Antwi Danso

International Relations analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso has urged the government to improve systems to fight cyber attacks. His call follows reports in the French media of China bugging and stealing data from the $200 million African Union (AU) Headquarters in Ethiopia it funded and built. Speaking to Citi News on the reports, Dr. Antwi Danso called on the government ...

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‘Unsolvable’ exam question leaves Chinese students flummoxed

An apparently unsolvable exam question on a Chinese maths paper has left both students and social media stumped. Primary school students at a school in the Chinese district of Shunqing were faced with this question on a paper: “If a ship had 26 sheep and 10 goats onboard, how old is the ship’s captain?” The question appeared on a recent ...

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China dismisses ‘absurd’ African Union HQ spying claim

China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as “preposterous”. Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in Ethiopia the “absurd” claim in France’s Le Monde was “very difficult to understand”. He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data from the Chinese-built AU building was being copied to Shanghai. ...

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Beijing to demolish thousands of ‘illegal structures’

Authorities in Beijing have unveiled plans to demolish 40 sq km (15 sq miles) of alleged illegal structures, a move set to displace thousands of low-paid migrant workers. The city’s acting mayor said they would “ensure zero increase of such structures”. In November 2017, Beijing tore down buildings that violated safety codes, evicting tens of thousands of workers. It is ...

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China exam tests students on teacher names

A Chinese college has reportedly raised eyebrows after it included an unusual question on its final exams – asking students whether they could identify their teacher. According to China Youth Daily, students at the Sichuan Vocational College of Culture and Communication were handed papers with photos of seven people during their exams, and asked to select their teacher and write ...

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Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests

A Hong Kong court has jailed activist Joshua Wong for three months, his second prison sentence related to the 2014 pro-democracy protests. Along with other activists he was found guilty of contempt of court for blocking clearance of a protest site. He had been on bail pending an appeal against another six-month term in a separate case linked to the ...

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NPP executive hopeful urges party to focus on grassroots welfare

Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to China and a New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Treasurer hopeful, Dr. Charles Dwamena, has urged his party to pay greater attention to the welfare of its members. The Deputy Ambassador, also known as “Dr. China”, said the party can stay in power for long if they build a highly resourceful one that will be able to attend ...

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Pokemon Go game set to launch in China

Pokemon Go maker Niantic has announced plans to launch its monster-catching game in China. The firm told the Financial Times it would bring the augmented reality game to China after striking a partnership deal with a local company NetEase. Chinese regulations covering online content demand that foreign firms find a partner to launch digital ventures in the country. Niantic gave no ...

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China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. The government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago, in ...

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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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