From Amazon’s Alexa to improvements in cancer care, artificial intelligence is changing our world. But today leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, believes George Orwell’s 1984 could become … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – Are We Scared Yet?
Concerning China’s ongoing oppression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. This week, the government narrowly defeated a backbench rebellion in the form of an all-party amendment, strongly endorsed in the Lords, which would have given victims of genocide the ability to obtain … Continue reading UK Government response to Uyghur in China
Around the world sample of reaction to COVID-19 There’s been an uptick of rhetoric blaming someone for the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, China and the Chinese people. Instead of using neutral and scientific language like “coronavirus” and “Covid-19,” people are posting online about the “Chinese virus,” “Chinese coronavirus,” “Wuhan virus,” or the “Kung Flu.” Much of this ramping-up can be linked to public statements and social media posts by Republican politicians, including US president Donald Trump. Anti-Chinese sentiment growth For politicians in the US and western Europe seeking to distract from their own disastrous mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea … Continue reading COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWN WORLD REACTION
China delivered two boxes of medical supplies to Syria to help in its fight against COVID-19 yesterday, Syrian state media reported. Test kits arrived at Damascus International Airport when Syrian and Chinese officials, all wearing face masks, were ready to … Continue reading China sends Medical Supplies to Syria
Three Chinese astronauts have undocked their spacecraft from an orbiting robotic module and are preparing to return to Earth on Thursday night. China‘s Shenzhou 9 vehicle separated from the Tiangong 1 space lab Wednesday evening, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. The mission’s three taikonauts, as Chinese astronauts are known, returned to Shenzhou 9 to begin the maneuver at 6 p.m. ET (6 a.m. Thursday Beijing time). Source : Microsoft News (MSN) Continue reading Chinese Space Flight
The major E3+3 countries of the world (including the UK, US, China, France, Germany and Russia) will be meeting today in Instanbul with the Iranian Government once again to discuss and have an offer of an assurance over any proposed nuclear programme that Iran may be conducting. This follows a meeting of the E3+3 at the UN General Assembly in September 2009. At that meeting Iran’s nuclear programme was found a matter of concern to the E3+3 countries as they said in their statement – those talks basically wanted to see Iran to implement all measures required by the IAEA … Continue reading E3+3 Talks on Iran