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ed globally from 2013 to 2018, among which around 74,000 were published by Chinese researche
rs and 52,000 by their US counterparts, and the US dominated in fields such as citation impact, number of p
atents, and the scale of companies and funds, the report said, adding that China lacks basic theoretical research.
The report was compiled by the Research Center for AI Develo
pment, which was established last year by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
“China and the United States are the two main pillars of the world’s AI r
esearch network, and the most cooperation on AI research happened between the two n
ations－the link between them is the strongest,” said Li Xiuquan, deputy director of the center. “But more and mo
re countries have realized the importance of AI, and paid a lot of attention to this area.”
More than 2.5 million tourists visited West Lake in Zhejiang province over the May Day holiday.
What caught the attention of many of them was the presence of a team of eight intern
ational students, all wearing yellow vests and Bluetooth headsets, and riding electric scooters.
The eight were studying in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s provincial capital. They are the first internatio
nal volunteer team serving at the famous spot, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
The foreign volunteers are from India, Mongolia, Banglade
sh, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen.
“As Hangzhou is seeing an increasing number of individual travelers from abroad followin
g the 2016 G20 Summit … we have been considering how to diversify our volunteer forces during h
olidays and peak seasons for years,” said Liu Jian, director of the volunteer program.