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Op-Ed: China’s artificial intelligence anchor man reads the news

Beijing - An artificial intelligence composite “digital human”, modelled on a real Xinhua anchor person, has hit news media where it might help, or hurt. Far beyond robot readers and chat bots, this may be the voice, and image, of the future.

Op-Ed: Mainstream media get basic facts wrong on Libya

Tripoli - On reading many articles on Libya, I have been shocked at the fact that professional news organizations such as Reuters, AFP, and the BBC have reported as facts statements that are demonstrably false. This article presents a number of examples.

Op-Ed: The interview that never happened — China denies diplomatic mess

Sydney - In China’s leading tabloid, Global Times, an editorial described Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as a “complete fool” and referred to Australia’s convict past. The editorial was almost a typical barroom conversation.

Chinese MH370 search plane finds 'suspicious objects': Xinhua

Beijing - Chinese aircrew have spotted "suspicious objects" in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the official Xinhua news agency said Monday.

Op-Ed: China lands on the moon

Beijing - China’s Chang’e 3 lander has arrived on the moon, with the Jade Rabbit rover due for deployment. This makes China the third nation to land on the moon, and the first physical exploration since the glory days of the Apollo Program.

Op-Ed: Apple apologizes for ‘arrogance’ but China wants more supervision

Sydney - Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce is telling “local industry and commerce authorities” to “enhance legal supervision” of Apple, The new initiative comes despite a public apology from Apple.

Top test scores, class rewarded with 'maid service'

A teacher in China made a deal of giving her class a "maid service" if her class got the highest test scores in their grade at their school. The class delivered; in turn, she delivered.

Op-Ed: If US debt goes into default, say goodbye to your money

Washington - Think of every cartoon you’ve ever watched where the dumb character goes over a cliff. They usually run madly around in mid-air, and then look down, then fall. As cartoons, that’s funny. As US fiscal policy, not so hilarious.

Op-Ed: Demonizing China — A perspective on the Bizarre World Order

There’s no doubt that since the fall of the Soviet Union, the West’s senior morons have been looking for some sort of external threat. China is now the focus of a classic scenario: An external enemy to shift focus from the failures of the society.

Op-Ed: How to write an economic lesson to the US government, by Xinhua

Beijing - Chinese agency Xinhua is the official news medium of the PRC. When it has something political to say editorially, people listen. Xinhua has come up with a lesson in writing for political economists around the world. It’s a classic.

China lauches its own version of CNN

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua has announced that it has launched its own 24-hour TV news channel. Not surprisingly, the language will be English, since its aim is to present the international community with a Chinese perspective on global events.

Op-Ed: Xinhua and China's new openness: PR logic in the PRC

Xinhua has a piece today which is an interesting view of the news pieces about terrorism and the Olympics. It may be a footnote to history, but it’s an article you wouldn’t expect to see. It actually mentions change, and “traditional mindsets”.

China: Many stories within a Xinhua story about PLA food

As a global news source, Xinhua’s now major league. This PLA food article looks simple, but is part of a new stage in the evolution of China’s biggest agency. Choice and presentation of topic are something new and the content unexpected.

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This seems to be an artist s version of the landing and deployment. At the time of posting  the rove...
This seems to be an artist's version of the landing and deployment. At the time of posting, the rover isn't said to have been deployed.

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