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China’s Top Music University Recruits AI PhD Students

China’s Top Music University Recruits AI PhD Students

China’s top music university is recruiting PhD students majoring in music and artificial intelligence (AI), as the country is moving quickly to embrace AI technology. The Beijing-based Central Conservatory of Music started to recruit students with the combined ability in music and AI on March 1st for a three-year PhD program to nurture them in […]

Outdoor Classes for Nomads

Outdoor Classes for Nomads

In Iran, kindergartens have been developed during the past few decades. In fact, thanks to the modernization, Iranian women started working more and more and needed kindergartens for their children. Moreover, even if the number of children per family has decreased, young Iranians changed their lifestyle and need more kindergartens. For those reasons, the government […]

S. Korea: number of marriages falls to lowest level in more than four decades

S. Korea: number of marriages falls to lowest level in more than four decades

The number of South Koreans getting married fell to the lowest level in more than 40 years in 2018, government data showed Wednesday, as young people delay marriage amid a prolonged economic slowdown. The number of couples tying the knot came to 257,622 in 2018, compared with 264,455 in 2017, according to Statistics Korea. The […]

S. Korea: President Moon emphasizes need for innovation to create more jobs

S. Korea: President Moon emphasizes need for innovation to create more jobs

President Moon Jae-in renewed his call for innovation and deregulation Wednesday while also calling for efforts to boost the country’s exports to help create more jobs. The call came in a special report by Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki to brief the president on economic conditions. The meeting came one day after the president stressed the […]

Seoul to build footbridge on Han River

Seoul to build footbridge on Han River

  The government of Seoul said Wednesday it will build a new Han River bridge designed solely for pedestrians by 2021. The new footbridge, to be built alongside the existing Hangang Grand Bridge, will link Seoul’s Noryangjin area with Nodeul Island, an uninhabited artificial island in the Han River that has an ecological park, it […]

S. Korea: 017 Pohang earthquake probably caused by geothermal plant

S. Korea: 017 Pohang earthquake probably caused by geothermal plant

South Korea’s second-most destructive earthquake, which struck the southeastern city of Pohang in 2017, was probably triggered by an experimental geothermal power plant, the government said Wednesday. The government-led teams of experts, from both South Korea and abroad, concluded that a series of earthquakes, reaching a magnitude of 5.4 on Nov. 15, 2017, could have […]

China’s box office sets new world record in Feb

China’s box office sets new world record in Feb

China’s box office set a single-month record in a single market this February. According to data from China Movie Data Information Network, Chinese mainland’s box office stood at 11 billion yuan ($1.64 billion) last month, up from 10.1 billion yuan a year before. The Chinese mainland has become the first film market that breaks the […]

China to include more life-saving drugs into medical insurance reimbursement

China to include more life-saving drugs into medical insurance reimbursement

China will allow inclusion of more medicines for serious diseases in the list of medical insurance reimbursement this year by optimizing the medical insurance catalogs, an official with China’s medical authority said on March 3. The move aims to further expand the public’s access to drugs and ease their financial burden, Hu Jinglin, head of […]

China takes measures to stabilize employment

China takes measures to stabilize employment

China is still facing large employment pressure as over 15 million new members of the labor force are flocking in urban areas this year. In front of the double threats of the complex international situation and the downward pressure on the domestic economy, how to better guarantee and facilitate employment remains a major challenge for […]

China speeds up legislation on AI

China speeds up legislation on AI

China is hastening legislation related to artificial intelligence (AI), move insiders said would help regulate the AI industry and assist China to compete in the high technology field with others in the international arena. Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), said at a press conference on March […]

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