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China has deployed its troops 90 Km away from Indian Border

According to a report of Indian intelligence agencies, China has deployed its troops in Sindh region of Pakistan to protect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The report noted that China has deployed the troops of People Liberation Army (PLA) for the security of coal mines in Sindh's Thar region. Located in Tharparkar district of Pakistan, Thar region is only 90 kilometers away from Indo-Pak border. Several Chinese projects are going on in Sindh and most of these projects are facing stiff resistance from local people. It seems that China has decided to deploy its troops for securing the CPEC fearing such protests. ''The Border Security Forces (BSF) deployed at the Indo-Pak border have also noticed the movements of Chinese troops close to the border. It seems that due to the opposition of Chinese projects by locals  in Sindh and Balochistan regions China has deployed its troops ," said an intelligence officer. Source : ZeeNews Comment : It Defies logic. P

Meet Aurora

AXIOS FUTURE Steve Levine The TITAN supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Photo: DOE   A new supercomputer to be built at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois will be the most powerful in the country when it begins operating in 2021 — more than five times faster the  current leader , the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Axios Science Editor Andrew Freedman reports:  The Energy Department, Intel and subcontractor Cray Inc. announced Monday an agreement worth "more than $500 million" to provide Argonne with the country's first "exascale" computer system. Why it matters:  The transition to exascale computing involves a thousandfold increase in computing power from the petascale systems installed during the past decade, and it promises to open up a broader array of applications, such as precision medicine and AI Details:  The Aurora computer will have the performance of one "exaFLOP," which is equal to


    ASIA IN INFOGRAPHICS For decades, the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been dominated by the US. However, the picture is changing and China is determined to take over the top spot. China has already overtaken the US in the funding of AI start-ups: In 2017, China accounted for 48 percent of the world’s total AI start-up funding, compared to 38 percent for the US. Various other metrics also show that China’s government is working hard to win the race.  Read and download the infographic here

Twenty Leading China Specialists Selected for Sixth Round of Public Intellectuals Program

Twenty Leading China Specialists Selected for Sixth Round of Public Intellectuals Program The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to have selected the sixth cohort of its  Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) , generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The twenty fellows comprise a wide range of research interests, geographic locations, and types of institutions. Launched in 2005, PIP identifies outstanding members of the next generation of American China specialists – in the academic, professional, or policymaking spheres – who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia or their professions into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education. The two-year program is designed to enrich the twenty new fellows’ understanding of policymaking processes in both the United States and China; help them establish useful relationships both with their academic colleagues and with policy p