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Bill Gates Meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Discusses Eradication of Infectious Diseases

Among other items on his itinerary, Bill Gates visited Xi Jinping in Beijing. However, specific details about their discussions is unknown. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday. The talk between them comes on the third day of Gates’ visit and one day after his meeting with the mayor of Beijing, Yin Yong. Although there are no official details of Bill Gates’ meeting with President Xi Jinping, the meeting with the Beijing mayor reportedly...

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China Telecom Invests 3B Yuan to Establish Quantum Technology Group in Anhui Province

China Telecom has noted that the establishment of a quantum tech hub is in line with President Xi Jinping’s long-term tech adoption. China Telecom Corp Ltd (Hong Kong: 728), a Chinese telecommunications company, has announced plans to venture into the supercomputer quantum industry to streamline its services. According to the company’s announcement through WeChat, up to 3 billion Yuan, approximately $434 million, will be used to establish the China Telecom Quantum Information Technology...

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Market amid Coronavirus: When Investing in Times of Crisis, Think Long-Term

There is nothing so far to suggest that there will be a permanent impact on businesses, or that earnings will not eventually recover. But when you want to invest during the crisis, you need to think about long-term benefits.As coronavirus is spreading at an incredibly fast pace, people all over the world are watching eventual developments in the markets to find stocks for investing. However, it is important to stress that making an investment just because the markets are down and/or you are...

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Dow Futures Slide 400 Points as Coronavirus Cases Surge Outside China

Global markets across Europe and Asia have plunged severely on Monday as South Korea and Italy report several new affected cases of the coronavirus on Sunday. Analysts request investors to maintain caution at this stage.At press time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures lost over 400 points to 28,540 levels. At the Monday opening, the stock futures are having a massive bloodbath on Wall Street as the coronavirus cases outside China surge significantly.As the possibility of the global...

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As China Looks to Become World’s Leader in Blockchain, What’s Next for 2020?

Blockchain technology by most standards is still quite nascent. Regardless, there are already quite a few impressive applications of the technology, with constant efforts at development. The first and probably the most popular use of blockchain is the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, which went live over a decade ago. However, since then, applications have been seen in several different sectors including finance and healthcare. Because it is still somewhat new, there is still a lot of room for...

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Tencent’s WeBank to Handle Tech Infrastructure for China’s National Blockchain Network

WeBank, China’s first digital bank in the sphere of helping small businesses access funding needed for operations, will now provide the technical infrastructure required for the deployment of China’s national blockchain network.According to a report from state-owned Financial News media platform, WeBank will be in charge of the creation and delivery of FISCO BCOS (Be Credible, Open & Secure) open-source consortium chain, for the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN). The BSN Development...

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Bitcoin Nosediving for Weeks while Chinese Glee Dims

Bitcoin, the world’s most famous cryptocurrency continued through this fall following charges from sharp pickups the previous month, plunging nearly 40% in just hours after China’s head of state made hopeful statements about blockchain innovation.The digital money started in November at $9,131.42, before hitting $9,526.17 on November 4, after which it nosedived over 30% to a month at a monthly low of $6,524.55 on November 25.Bitcoin endured some outstanding losses a month ago, after a bearish...

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People’s Bank of China Is to Try Out Its New Digital Currency in Two Cities

Sequel to earlier reports that its digital currency was in the works, the Chinese are reportedly set to test its new digital currency electronic payment (DC/EP) in two cities of Shenzen and Suzhou. Sources further indicate that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) will become the first Central Bank in the world to introduce its digital currency. It has also further emerged that the PBoC is set to work with seven state-owned corporate entities to run this test: three telecoms companies and four...

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Dow Jones Loses Nearly 270 Points as Manufacturing Data and Trade Wars Worsen

On Monday, December 2, there was palpable disappointment in the finance atmosphere as the U.S. stock market’s major indexes, including Dow, saw a sharp fall, the largest 24-hour loss in the last eight weeks. The loss has left quite a number of investors rattled as some believe that it might be an important factor in deciding how well or poorly the general stock market will end 2019.For specifics, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) ended the day at 27,783.04 points, losing 268.37, a 0.9%...

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Bitcoin: Where Does the End of Thanksgiving Leave It?

At the time of writing, bitcoin has dropped to about $7,200 – a near $200 drop from just 24 hours ago.Bitcoin: A Minor Drop, Nothing MoreThe currency is continuing its present volatile run, and there’s no way to predict how or where it will end up. November is typically a crazy month for the cryptocurrency – at least it has been in the past – but as the Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, perhaps we can all be a little thankful that while this month did bring about a few scares, things...

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