Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Updated 12:38 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: Andy Wong, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the report on Monday, April 23, 2018, gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. less In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the ... more Photo: Andy Wong, AP HRW: 'Men only' job ads show … [Read more...] about HRW: ‘Men only’ job ads show ongoing discrimination in China
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Tara Francis Chan, provided by Published 10:31 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 One city in China has built bollards that spray jaywalkers with water, and tell pedestrians that "Crossing is dangerous." The system also uses facial recognition technology to capture and shame wayward walkers. Facial recognition technology is being used more frequently to target jaywalkers because of a high number of road fatalities and traffic jams. But in an increasingly strict China, police may want to clamp down on overt law breakers. Jaywalkers may soon lose points on their social credit score. China is so desperate to stop jaywalkers it's turned to spraying them with water. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Elon Musk Wants to Land A Rocket With a 'Giant Party Balloon' Buzz 60 SpaceX Is Now the Third Most Valuable Tech Startup Fortune Heatwave Kills One Third of Great Barrier Reef, New Study Shows Buzz 60 Facebook Privacy Settings Still Too Complicated … [Read more...] about China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water
The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.The population of China is a staggering 1.4 billion people, give or take a few million.More than 45 million of them live in Jiangxi province in southeast China, and 5 million of those people are concentrated in Nanchang, the province’s capital.On the night of April 7, nearly 60,000 people — or roughly 1 percent of the city’s population — had gathered at the Nanchang International Sports Center for a concert by Cantopop legend Jacky Cheung.Who could ever locate a single person in such a crowd?And so it was there, amid the sea of faces in a packed stadium, with everyone’s attention presumably turned to the stage, that the fugitive assumed he was safe from authorities.But in the middle of an upbeat electronic song about summer romance, a pair of police officers began descending the aisles, according to footage posted on the … [Read more...] about A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial recognition cameras caught him.
China is the midst of several megaprojects that will transform its cities. Over the next decade, China plans to encourage 250 million people (29 times New York City’s population) to move into the country’s growing megacities. To cope with that huge migration, the country has invested tens of billions of dollars in giant infrastructure projects. This summer, China will open its most ambitious megaproject yet, a bridge that connects Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland’s southern city of Zhuhai. Stretching 34 miles, it’s the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, according to the AFP. Take a look: Called the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the project is expected to cut travel time in half. Source: Al Jazeera Commuters will be able to travel across the Pearl River Estuary from Macau to Hong Kong in about an hour. caption A street in Hong Kong. source Wikimedia Commons Source: AFP Here’s a map … [Read more...] about China is opening the world’s longest sea bridge — and it contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers
By Mara HvistendahlMar. 14, 2018 , 9:00 AM SHANGHAI, CHINA—It's rare that a scientist becomes a folk hero. But in China, Qian Xuesen draws crowds almost a decade after his death. On a Saturday morning in a three-story museum here, tourists admire Qian's faded green sofa set, the worn leather briefcase he carried for 4 decades, and a picture of him shaking hands with opera star Luciano Pavarotti. They file past a relic from a turning point in Qian's life—and in China's rise as a superpower: a framed ticket from his 1955 voyage from San Francisco, California, to Hong Kong in China aboard the SS President Cleveland. Once a professor at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, he had been accused of having communist sympathies in the heat of the Red Scare and placed under virtual house arrest. Upon his release, he and his family set sail for his motherland. After arriving in China, Qian went on to spearhead the rapid ascent of the country's nuclear … [Read more...] about A revered rocket scientist set in motion China’s mass surveillance of its citizens