Scientists in China say they have reached another milestone in quantum computing, declaring their device Jiuzhang can perform tasks commonly used in artificial intelligence 180 million times faster than the world’s most powerful supercomputer, according to SCMP.
Rankings based on published scientific papers show Chinese institutions overtaking the US and other Western counterparts. Sun Yat-sen University overtakes Oxford with 22 per cent more contributions to world research in the past year, South China Morning Post wrote.
East Asia and the Pacific is ageing faster than any other region in the world. By 2040, around a third of China’s population will be over 60, and a wide range of policy decisions – from family allowances to the development of robotics – are being taken to curb the trend.
Major Chinese semiconductor equipment manufacturers have reported significantly high revenue and profit, according to their latest financial disclosures, as they filled the void left by American suppliers who suspended local operations to comply with US trade restrictions on the mainland, SCMP reports.