Ai Weiwei on China’s protests
11 December 2022 | 12:40 pm
DW spoke to Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei about the protests in China against its extreme COVID lockdowns.
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The Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy in order to safeguard its assets within the US. Many developers have been facing similar issues in China's expansive property industry.
Washington has denounced China's education policies in Tibet and imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials pursuing "forced assimilation" of children in the region.
Protests broke out after it was revealed that the minister had met with her Israeli counterpart, possibly breaking Libyan law. The minister is now facing an investigation.
Shares in Chinese real-estate company Evergrande have plunged after it resumed trading following a 17-month suspension. The big drop highlights China's current problems in the property sector.
The Facebook parent company said it purged thousands of accounts from a so-called "Spamouflage" campaign linked to Chinese law enforcement. The operation reportedly also targeted other platforms like YouTube and Reddit.
The typhoon is headed toward the southeastern coastline and expected to hit Hong Kong, among other areas in the nearby Guangzhou province. Saola had already passed south of Taiwan, after lashing the Philippines.
Several Chinese companies have now made AI chatbots publicly available, with Baidu first off the blocks with its ERNIE. But the bots will be subject to extreme censorship on certain topics.
On 17 August 2023, popular protests over the high inflation rate and deteriorating economic situation in Syria erupted in the Druze majority city of Al-Suwayda, with hundreds of participants. These grew, and by 20 August, thousands of protesters chanted slogans demanding the downfall of Assad regime.
Officials said Soaloa could be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the region encompassing Hong Kong and other major cities since the founding of the current Chinese state.
The International Motor Show, IAA, is set to begin in Munich next week. Rebranded as a mobility show, the IAA will see a strong effort by Chinese automakers to make a splash in Europe's nascent electric vehicle market.
China's artificial intelligence (AI) market is currently worth €20 billion, but that figure could more than double within two years. Beijing aspires to overtake the US to become the world leader in the sector by 2030. AI technology enables machines to imitate human intelligence to generate texts, images and videos or even create original art and designs. In China, AI is already profoundly transforming both personal and workplace life.
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