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China’s AI Dreams Aren’t For Everyone (Foreign Policy Magazine)

The Chinese government has big plans for artificial intelligence. Can it make them a reality in its education system?

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China in unfamiliar territory as rust belt cities flatline (The Guardian)

Harbin is better understood not as a city in decline so much as a city playing catch-up

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An architect rebuilds his city’s lost heritage piece by piece (Goldthread)

Walking through the streets of this northeastern Chinese city—known for its long, harsh winters and Russian heritage—feels like walking through a place caught between its bygone past and an uncertain future, a city compelled but not quite willing to move on.

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The Chinese Farmer Who Live-Streamed Her Life and Made a Fortune (The New Yorker)

On the live-streaming app Kuaishou — an alternative source of income for the population most vulnerable to China’s technological rise.

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Pharma Valley, China’s equivalent of Kendall Square, is expanding rapidly (STAT News)

A profile of Shanghai’s Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, otherwise known as Pharma Valley, or China’s Kendall Square, the epicenter of the country’s biotech industry, where scaffolding sprouts like weeds.

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China embraces a revolution in genetic testing, seeking answers on destiny and identity (STAT News)

Much of Chinese consumers’ interest in genetic testing is rooted in a strong belief that genetics can explain their identity — not only their risk of disease or ancestral origins, but also their personality, their likes and dislikes, and their future.

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"A Taiwanese Literary Landmark Comes to China's Venice" (Foreign Policy Magazine)

"The new bookstore from chain Eslite, known for offering yoga and tea lattes, will inevitably include a side of censorship." 

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Unwrapping Major Gifts" (The New Journal)

"How have universities like Yale had to adapt when increasing portions of significant donations come from international donors – in particular, from wealthy Chinese philanthropists?"

"China's Nouveau Riche Have Landed on America's Campuses" (Foreign Policy Magazine)

"Chinese students abroad used to be seen as diligent, penny-pinching, and idealistic. No longer."