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Breath of fresh air in the realm of entrepreneurship

It’s that time of year again, when smog comes back to the skylines of Chinese cities. Smog is something some Chinese have learned to live with. On smoggy days, people put on their face masks, close the ...

November 26, 2019, Tuesday


Open sesame! Alibaba magic touch still unlocking new treasure troves

Singles Day has come and gone, chalking up yet another superlative for the Alibaba Group just two weeks before the e-commerce giant’s US$13 billion public share offer is set to begin trading in Hong K...

November 26, 2019, Tuesday


Alibaba flexes bigger muscles online

Alibaba's takeover of NetEase online shopping unit Kaola highlights a consolidation underway among top Internet companies and a changing landscape for smaller players....

September 24, 2019, Tuesday


Eyes on US prize, Primark ready to raise bets on Central American suppliers

Confident it can crack the US$300 billion US clothing and shoes market where many other foreign retailers have failed, Britain’s Primark is ready to raise its bet on the country by securing new sources...

September 24, 2019, Tuesday


Traditional industries explore tomorrow

Industry shapes our lives, directly or indirectly, and a recent international fair in Shanghai provided some insights into what shape that may take....

September 24, 2019, Tuesday


The new wave artists with no human touch

Will machines become the next Pablo Picasso, Frank Sinatra or William Shakespeare?...

September 24, 2019, Tuesday


Artificial intelligence converges with human ingenuity

Artificial intelligence to many people may seem like a remote idea swirling in the realm of technology eggheads, but it actually is being adapted to many practical areas more familiar to the public....

August 27, 2019, Tuesday


Industries tap Internet of Things for efficiency and cost savings

As typhoon Lekima bore down on the coast of the East China Sea earlier this month, the Wind Power Data Center of Shanghai Electric was closely monitoring the storm to determine if wind turbines should...

August 27, 2019, Tuesday


Huawei dismisses US roadblocks, pursues its clear vision of the future

Huawei launched the Ascend 910 processor and MindSpore architecture on Friday, targeting data centers, smart devices and on-device machine learning....

August 27, 2019, Tuesday


Can Costco buck jinx of foreign retailers?

US-based Costco is the latest in a long line of foreign retailers trying its luck in a fickle Shanghai consumer market....

August 27, 2019, Tuesday




 

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