Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said. Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild. The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w ith the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.” “It will definitelyRead More →

World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei, has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday. Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages. Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo us project he embarked on. He was also involved inRead More →

ion as of the end of last year. Nearly 70 percent held a junior colleg e degree or above, accounting for almost half of all healthcare professionals, she said. Last year, there were 150 million people 60 years or above living with chronic diseases in China. Of those, 44 million were fully or partially disabled and in need of regular nursing services, she said. “With more nurses and nurse’s aides, the demand for nursing services from the elderly will be gradually met,” she said. The commission will also encourage community health centers to provide more nursing services for the e lderly in neighborhoods, Jiao said.Read More →

WTO dispute settlement system. Although the rulings are not bindi ng, most WTO members take them seriously and view the process as a normal part of their participation in the multilateral trading system, regardless of whether they win or lose any particular case. In do ing so, they show their respect for the WTO’s principles of consultation and consensus. China had filed 17 cases with the WTO as of Ap ril 2018, of which eight had been closed. At the same time, 27 cases had been filed a gainst China with 23 closed. The United States has had more cases filed against it than anyRead More →

ine pro-Brexit potential successors to May, such as Boris Johnson. They might try to sabotage decision-making, they said. However, Merkel has urged the bloc to do all it can to avoid such disruption. She said before leavin g Berlin that she favoured a delay of “several months” for May, who has pledged to quit if hardcore Brexi t supporters in her own Conservative Party drop objections to her “soft Brexit” and help ratify the deal. Keen to ease tension, Merkel had broken the ice as talks began by showing May a photomontage on a tablet of both wearing similar jacket s when addressing their parliamentsRead More →

tment reached 75 million tons in 2017, 2.3 times that of 2012. Meanwhile, about 40 million tons of ind ustrial hazardous waste was generated in 202 major cities across the country in 2017, according to the ministry. China, however, still lacks a sound system for hazardous waste management. According to an enforcement report of the Solid Waste Control Law released by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the to p legislature, in November 2017, the total amount of hazardous waste in the country remains unverified. Over 40 percent of China’s capacity for processing hazardous waste oft en remains idle. Every year, more than half ofRead More →

Tan Zhihua, former vice-president of the No 2 Intermediate Peopl e’s Court in Chongqing, was killed during an alleged burglary, reported on Sunday. The Shanghai-based website said the news was from an authorized source, but it did not disclose it. The case is being investigated by local police, it said. Tan, 55, a Chongqing native, was removed from his court post in December 2016. CHENGDU — A forest fire that killed 27 firefighters and three locals in southwest China’s Sich uan province a week ago started to burn again Saturday afternoon, local authorities said Sunday. Around 5 pm on Saturday, the fire was foundRead More →

s include new views on marriage, high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and b etter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages. The growth of one-person households could have numerous consequences for society, ran ging from housing and health care to the fertility rate and consumption patterns, say experts. In the US, one major reason for staying single is that marriage isn’t view ed as it once was, and the age at which one gets married is also rising, the Census report shows. More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent)Read More →

 in all sectors fell back to low levels, and PE/VC investors turned more cautious. Although TMT secto rs saw a big drop in deal numbers and value compared with the first half amid the lackluster PE/VC inves tment market, they remained the leaders among all sectors,” Gao Jianbin, PwC China TMT leader said. The report also said similar to the first half of 2018, the num ber of PE/VC deals involving startups was the biggest among all categories in the second half, while compan ies in the expansionary period received the largest investment in terms of deal value. Investors adopted a strate gy to avoidRead More →

too little use electronic devices such as computer tablets and mobile phones, the survey fou nd, and youths whose parents use smartphones in front of them are more likely to have less sleep. Other factors, such as noise and light pollution, contributed to the problem, the report said. The survey also indicated that good sleep results in higher efficiency in study. Students who sleep longer generally fini sh homework in two and three hours per day, while those who sleep less require four to six hours. Gao Xuemei, vice-president of the society, said studies have shown that decreasing sle eping time for children and teenagersRead More →