Just an assistant

Liu Xiaogang, director of the Gastroenterology Department at Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, applauded the research finding, but added the system still had shortcomings.

“Doctors need to observe illnesses with their eyes, so they may get tired after a long time, and the AI system can notify me of polyps using sound. Occasionally, I find a tiny polyp and the machine does not remind me, so I’ll think, doesn’t the machine see the polyp?” Liu said, noting he already relies on the system a little bit.

He also noted that the research is the first prospective, randomized and comparative clinical study with the deep learning AI system application in the field of gastroenterology worldwide.

Another significance of the research may lie in assisting and supervising novice doctors, according to both Wang and Liu.

“China has always had a problem of unfair distribution of medical resources, specifically, doctors. The AI-aided remote diagnosis technology can partly improve the situation. I believe in the near future, some easy and repetitive work could be given to AI machines. Or, when I’m treating patients, the machine could help share my responsibilities, as a helper,” Liu told the Global Times.

Wang noted that at the current stage, AI cannot replace doctors.

“There are many decision-making moments as well as operational work that cannot be done by AI. Moreover, AI companies cannot take responsibility for medical liability and legal issues,” he said.

He added that doctors should trust themselves instead of leaving it totally to machines to make decisions. “In terms of the accuracy of the verification and medical liability of doctors at the legal level, the AI machine is just a helper. We cannot trust it completely,” he said.

Industry groups from China, Houston ink energy pact

China’s leading industrial organization and the largest chamber of commerce in the US city of Houston, Texas, signed a memorandum of understanding to forge a strategic cooperative relationship in the energy sector on Thursday.

About 30 high-level government and business leaders, led by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, were welcomed by the Greater Houston Partnership.

“I think this is a good start for the relationship. This is the first MOU we ever signed with a city,” said Pang Guanglian, a member of the federation’s executive board.

The federation has more than 1,700 member companies, including about 70 percent of the operations of China’s petroleum and chemical industries.

“China imports a lot of energy products, including crude oil, gas, ethane and such. I believe China and US will soon reach a trade agreement. When that happens, China will definitely import a lot of crude oil, gas, ethane and other refined petrochemical products. The United States will find a big market in China for their energy products,” Pang said.

Pang said executives from more than 20 member companies were part of the delegation.

“A lot of Chinese companies are willing to come to the US to invest. Some already have decided to make a long-term investment in the US.”

Bob Harvey, CEO and president at the Houston partnership, said that despite trade frictions, Houston’s trade with China grew to about $20 billion in 2018.

“GHP is proud to work with CPCIF and secure the future for the dynamic region by forging an alliance with an important China trade center,” Harvey said.

China, the No 1 crude oil importer in the past two years, also became the top liquefied natural gas importer in 2018, according to federation Vice-Chairman Fu Xiangsheng.

“The US has become the largest energy producer in the world. We hope to have wider cooperation with the GHP by signing the strategic cooperation MOU,” Fu said.

They tried to deny what was happening, but found it harder to get to sleep, had less energy the nextday, and were becoming irritable.

Their homes were not the nurturing places they once were. The littlepeople had difficulty sleepingand were having nightmares about not finding any Cheese.

  But Hem and Haw still returned to Cheese Station C and waited there every day.

  Hem said, “You know, if we just work harder we’ll find that nothing has really changed that much.

  The Cheese is probably nearby. Maybe they just hid it behind the wall.”The next day, Hem and Haw returned with tools. Hem held the chisel while Haw banged on thehammer until they made a hole in the wall of Cheese Station C. They peered inside but found noCheese.

  They were disappointed but believed they could solve the problem. So they started earlier, stayedlonger, and worked harder. But after a while, all they had was a large hole in the wall.

   Haw was beginning to realize the difference between activity and productivity.

  ”Maybe,” Hem said, “we should just sit here and see what happens. Sooner or later they have toput the Cheese back.”Haw wanted to believe that. So each day he went home to rest and returned reluctantly with Hemto Cheese Station C. But Cheese never reappeared.

  By now the littlepeople were growing weak from hunger and stress. Haw was getting tired of justwaiting for their situation to improve. He began to see that the longer they stayed in theirCheeseless situation, the worse off they would be.

  Haw knew they were losing their edge.

  Finally, one day Haw began laughing at himself. “Haw, haw, look at me. I keep doing the samethings over and over again and wonder why things don’t get better. If this wasn’t so ridiculous, itwould be even funnier.”Haw did not like the idea of having to run through the maze again, because he knew he would getlost and have no idea where he would find any Cheese. But he had to laugh at his folly when hesaw what his fear was doing to him.

  He asked Hem, “Where did we put our jogging suits and running shoes?” It took a long time to findthem because they had put everything away when they found their Cheese at Cheese Station C,thinking they wouldn’t be needing them anymore.

  As Hem saw his friend getting into his running gear, he said, “You’re not really going out into themaze again, are you? Why don’t you just wait here with me until they put the Cheese back?””Because, you just don’t get it,” Haw said. “I didn’t want to see it either, but how I realize they’renever going to put the Old Cheese back. That was yesterday’s Cheese. It’s time to find NewCheese.”Hem argued, “But what if there is no Cheese out there? Or even if there is, what if you don’t find it?””I don’t know,” Haw said. He had asked himself those same questions too many times and startedto feel the fears again that kept him where he was.

International Students Defended Their Title of Yangtze University Volleyball Tournament 2018

Yangtze University organized Volleyball Tournament as a group event of 15th Sports Meeting in October, 2018. International Volleyball Team(Boy) defended their title on Thursday 25rd October, 2018 at Yangtze University Indoor-Volleyball Court, nearby south gate, East campus. Moreover, the girl’s team also played well during the whole tournament and finally got 5th position.

For boys, captain Erique leaded the team. They played 6 matches during whole tournaments including semifinal and final with 3 sets of match for each game. From league stage our team faced with team of Administration, Biotechnology and Literature. At semifinal they beat Mechanics team which was competitive.

When they reached in the final, they faced very strong and competitive team, Chemical team. Because of the perfect teamwork and diligent players, international team won their final match by 2-1. It was a very interesting game and lots of international students (supporters) were there to support our team. It was also played for 3 sets (best of 3). The points were 22-25(lost), 25-20(win), 15-11(win). Finally captain Erique lifted the winning trophy for boys’ volleyball team.

Passing down tradition

“I’m actually from the first batch of young people to return home to start a business. I came back to repay my family, who had scraped together money to give me a better education, so I wanted to do something to benefit the stockade,” said Lai. “I was planning to build a road for the village with my savings, then it occurred to me to organize them to weave.” She then thought that with more and more young people working in the city, the precious heritage passed down from their ancestors was in danger of being lost.

“We were so proud when our cloth first appeared in the Paris Fashion Week in 2013, and people started to noticed that the cloth was from Rongjiang in Guizhou, which is also indigo dyed,” said Lai. However, Lai has turned down opportunities to work with top global luxury brands on many occasions, because they wanted her to change the traditional weaving methods, and Lai believed this would not be helpful in preserving Dong cloth weaving skills.

“My million yuan in debt does not make me a noble person. I care more about not losing the precious skills from my ancestors,” said Lai.

Zhejiang Wanli University is situated in the Yinzhou District of Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang Wanli University is situated in the Yinzhou District of Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, P. R. China, with a big freshwater lake (Dongqian Lake) as its neighbour. It enjoys convenient transportation, which only takes two hours to go to Hangzhou City, the capital of Zhejiang province, and 20 minutes to Ningbo downtown area by bus. Its campus occupies an area of 95 hectares and has about eighteen thousand full-time students at present.
Because of the development of the Foreign Language College and the practice of several co-operation projects with foreign universities, we need qualified English teachers who can teach speaking, writing or IELTS. We would particularly like to employ some with business administration or management education background being qualified to teach Business Majors. All of our students have a basic command of listening, speaking, reading and writing ability.
Generally speaking, you will have 16 lecture periods (45 minutes each), two hours office work and two hours work for English corner per week.
During your stay at the university, you will live in a bright apartment on the university campus. The campus, built within the last five years, is fenced and gated and within the grounds there is a friendly community atmosphere with Chinese and foreign teachers living together with the many students at the university. The campus is well landscaped with attractive walkways, lawns and water features and is well served with shops and restaurants to cater for all your needs. Outside the campus you can experience the colour and tradition of Chinese life at the numerous market stalls or stroll by the river in the surrounding parklands.
Apartments are self-contained with bedroom, study and living room. They are fully equipped with all you would expect including telephone, air-conditioner, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine, television, VCD and computer with Internet connection as well as cooking utensil.
In the International Office there is a team of dedicated staff whose sole function is to care for your welfare during your stay. The team takes great care to ensure your comfortable stay at Wanli. In addition to all this, the International Office organizes and arranges free tours for the foreign teachers. There is always someone from the team to accompany the teachers on these trips and to explain local points of interest and to translate when necessary.
Monthly salary is from RMB 4000-5000 Yuan according to your background and experience. Alone this we offer RMB 100 Yuan for each additional period. We will increase your salary 5-10% yearly according to the evaluation of teaching quality (RMB5000 per month is the maximum).
For an academic year contract, we will offer a return international airfare (Paid in RMB 8000 Yuan) and there is a vocational subsidy of RMB 2200. For one semester contract, we will offer one-way international airfare (Paid in RMB 4000 Yuan) and the vocational subsidy is RMB 1100.
Foreign teachers can enjoy 80% free medical care from the school Clinic and outpatient department at the local hospital.

US oppressing Huawei for political interests

In recent years, the US government has stepped up its attacks on Chinese technology giant Huawei, trying to force countries around the world to ban it from their 5G rollout projects. Such acrimony against a firm is unprecedented in the history of global high-technology, and there are no signs of the US relenting. It is hard to predict the outcome of the standoff, but it is clear that the US government does not have proof that Huawei broke the law or breached data security.

Faced with media scrutiny and inquiries by allies, US government officials have been unable to provide evidence. Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, said at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, “We need to have a fact-based risk-assessed review […] People are saying things at the moment that are not grounded. I’m not saying that is the case for the US because I have not met them directly so I have not seen what evidence they have, but they clearly need to present that evidence to the right bodies throughout Europe.”

Huawei’s rotating chairman Ken Hu Houkun called for the US and other countries to show evidence for their claims that Huawei is a security risk. In a meeting with reporters on December 18, 2018, he said, “There has never been any evidence that our equipment poses a security threat and we have never accepted requests from any government to damage the networks or business of any of our customers.”

In spite of no evidence, the US government has taken the knives out for Huawei. In the MWC, Robert Strayer, ambassador for cyber and international communications at the US State Department, called Huawei “duplicitous and deceitful.”

The US’ words and deeds have damaged Huawei’s normal business. On March 7, the technology firm announced that it will sue the US government. Huawei defending its legitimate interests through legal means is the best way for the company to show its innocence.

People are confused about the motive of the US government to uncharacteristically go after Huawei. The root cause is huge calculable and incalculable interests, including national, business, security and political ones.

Michael R. Wessel, commissioner of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, was more straightforward during his interview with the Voice of America: “We tend to focus on the economic cost and not consider the national security cost of something as significant as a nationwide 5G network rollout.”

Wessel also shared a bill: “US 4G leadership contributed around $125 billion in US company revenue from abroad and more than $40 billion in US application and content developer revenue, and created 2.1 million new jobs from 2011-2014.”

China, France continue to regard each other as diplomatic priority

Although 55 years have passed, the duo’s common pursuit of peace, development and justice have remained the same.

The duo stand by multilateralism

With multilateralism in mind, President Xi’s idea of “building a community with a shared future for mankind” coincides with Macron’s pledge, which has called for “make our planet great again.”

“In the long run, we will have to face the same realities, and we’re just citizens of the same planet,” the French president said last April when responding to Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

The two countries’ successful cooperation in multiple areas including jointly combating climate change has served an active role in the international community, hailed President Xi.

The core of win-win cooperation stays

Win-win cooperation remains the core of bilateral ties. As President Xi noted, in the upcoming years, China will continue to open up more areas within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) so as to create more opportunities.

The stable ties between China and France means a lot not just for the two, but the entire world. China hopes to see France take a more active role in promoting the relationship between China and Europe as a whole.

Shandong Kaiyin Group Co., Ltd.

Founded in April 1998, Shandong Kaiyin Group Co., Ltd. has developed into a national key leading agricultural industrialization enterprise. It is the promotion demonstration base for international intelligence, national agricultural science promotion base, green commodities and green food production base, chairman unit of China Animal Husbandry, leading enterprise with advanced agricultural industrialization in Shandong, high-tech enterprise in Shandong, key supporting agricultural industrialization enterprise, trustworthy enterprise in Shandong, consumer -satisfying enterprise in Shandong and demonstration garden for good foreign vegetables. “Kaiyin” is a “Famous Trademark in Shandong”. The Group now has 10,000 Mu of land and 3600 employees with total asset of 800 million RMB. It is a large agricultural group engaging in processing, production, and sales of milk product, meat product, cooked food product, unique vegetables, and flowers. Its subsidiaries include Kaiyin Milk Industry Company, Kaiyin Halal Meat Industry, Kaiyin Unique Vegetable, Kaiyin Bio-organic Fertilizer, Oriental Flower, Luliang High-quality Sheep Technology Demonstration Company, Oriental Decorative Materials Company and Shandong King Agriculture Scientific Research Institute.

While some might be concerned about the possible invasion by these technology firms into the illumination business, in this market it is actually far more difficult for them to outmaneuver the incumbent lighting companies.

The simple reason is that if they want to do so, they need to invest in lighting, hardly an easy task. When companies do lighting systems, they know the light source very well. They know the mechanical technology and the optics. Then they know the controls which are specific to lighting and also the software. All that experience is something that is barely achievable by technology companies only doing integration at the IoT level.

There is a lot of expertise behind lighting industries, and lighting giants in particular have built strong patent portfolios over a long period. These companies have seen the invention of incandescent and the shift toward energy-saving LED lights and now the growing trend of smart lighting. It’s unlikely that knowledge can be acquired overnight by eager tech firms.

Also worth pointing out is that China, a sizable market that is being eagerly pursued by companies transitioning toward smart lighting, will be of continuing importance for lighting manufacturers, despite the closure of light factories in the country. For instance, though Philips Lighting closed its Shenzhen factory earlier this year, this is actually part of the company’s global plan for optimizing its manufacturing footprint.

Most of what was produced by Philips Lighting in Shenzhen is still being produced in China by some of its suppliers and partners. More importantly, the company has transitioned more to connected products. This has produced more opportunities in its Chengdu plant, which focuses on LED lights and connected products. In 2016, the company delivered one of the biggest connected street lighting project that it had in Asia from Chengdu.

The article was compiled by Global Times reporter Li Qiaoyi based on an exclusive interview in Beijing earlier in November with Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, and Olivia Qiu, chief innovation officer of Philips Lighting.