A ‘visit’ to Shaolin temple and more in China’s first metaverse Xirang

BEIJING – In Xirang, dubbed China’s first metaverse, users can “visit” the famous Shaolin temple, and watch a “monk” demonstrate the sanctuary’s trademark boxing tactics. Afterwards, they can “walk” towards Sanxingdui, an archaeological site, to admire artefacts from the Bronze Age, and attend a concert with their friends nearby.

China’s Baidu reveals its first quantum computer called Qianshi

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc revealed its first quantum computer on Thursday (Aug 25) and is ready to make it available to external users, joining the global race to apply the technology to practical uses. The Baidu-developed quantum computer, dubbed “Qianshi”, has a 10-quantum-bit (qubit) processor, Baidu said in a statement. […]

She is loved in China, so can ex-Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos play peacemaker?

MANILA – For all her surfeit of shoes, former Philippine first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos is fondly remembered by millions of Chinese as a debonair diplomat who captivated Chairman Mao Zedong and what was then an isolated and impoverished nation with her beauty, charm and elegance when she visited in 1974. Accompanied by her only […]

Mexico records deadliest year yet for journalists, with 18 murders so far

Ramiro Mollinedo Falconi and Aurora Falconi, parents of murdered journalist Yesenia Mollinedo, touch the coffin during her funeral, at the Miguel Hidalgo municipal pantheon, in Minatitlan, Veracruz state, Mexico on May 11, 2022. (ANGEL HERNANDEZ / AFP) MEXICO CITY – This year will be the deadliest on record for journalists in Mexico, with 18 killed […]

Aesthetic Medical International Reports First Half of 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Aesthetic Medical International Holdings Group Limited (Nasdaq: AIH) (the “Company” or “AIH”), a leading provider of aesthetic medical services in China, announced its unaudited financial results for the first half ended June 30, 2022. Dr. Zhou Pengwu, the Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, […]