Entrepreneurship sets high standard for Shenzhen's future
Ken Hu, global rotating chief executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, one of the world's major telecom equipment providers, attributed the company's growing presence in the global market to its consistent investment in research and development over the years.
Robot revolution transforms China's factories as part of Beijing's economic overhaul
SHENZHEN, China – In China's factories, the robots are rising.
For decades, manufacturers employed waves of young migrant workers from China's countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country's economic ascent.
Now, factories are rapidly replacing those workers with automation, a pivot that's encouraged by rising wages and new official directives aimed at helping the country move away from low-cost manufacturing as the supply of young, pliant workers shrinks.
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Edinburgh-Shenzhen incubator project aims to support creative business
EDINBURGH, Sept. 15（Xinhua）— Creativity and innovation has brought China's vibrant southern city of Shenzhen and Scotland's capital city closer through a joint incubator project of creative exchange launched here on Tuesday evening.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange, Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, said："This is a combination of a number of years of collaboration between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Shenzhen municipal government, supported by the Scottish government."
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Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute
Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques have produced an unexpected byproduct — tiny pigs that a leading Chinese genomics institute will soon sell as pets.
BGI in Shenzhen, the genomics institute that is famous for a series of high-profile breakthroughs in genomic sequencing, originally created the micropigs as models for human disease, by applying a gene-editing technique to a small breed of pig known as Bama. On 23 September, at the Shenzhen International Biotech Leaders Summit in China, BGI revealed that it would start selling the pigs as pets. The animals weigh about 15 kilograms when mature, or about the same as a medium-sized dog.
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