Chinese Scientists Develop CSF Resistant Pigs by Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology

Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Classical swine fever, caused by CSFV, is highly contagious, and the infected pigs often die within a few weeks. CSFV can be transmitted from one pig to another and also from mother to offspring.

Carrefour and Tencent Open its First “Smart Store” in Shanghai

French hypermarket chain Carrefour SA opened its first smart retail store on Sunday [20 May 2018] in Shanghai, featuring technologies ranging from facial recognition payment to personalized mobile advertisements backed by internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Named Le Marche, the 4,000-square-meter shop marked the first step the partners have taken to rejuvenate conventional retail with

Walmart, IBM, Tsinghua University, and JD.com Team Up on Implementing Blockchain Technology

Retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and JD.com Inc. and technology gurus IBM Corp. and Tsinghua University have kicked off a collaboration to track food information and enhance food safety in China using blockchain technology. The four have established the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which allows companies to share information that is then stored by blockchain —

Nestlé Launches Artificial Intelligence Product with JD.com

Global food and beverage giant Nestle launched its own artificial intelligence (AI) product with Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com Tuesday [19 September 2017], in a move to meet the demands of increasingly tech-savvy Chinese consumers. Nestle XiaoAI, an AI family nutrition assistant, is a smart speaker equipped with nutrition and health knowledge that can answer questions

Online Promotion between Master Kong Instant Noodles and Tech Company LeEco Suffers from Code ‘Glitches’

Massive product code glitches at instant noodle company Master Kong have generated over 100,000 subscribers to China’s leading internet-television company LeEco to pay as low as 0.8 yuan ($0.11) for one account on the black market, instead of the standard 15 yuan a month. The glitches happened after Master Kong and LeEco, formerly LeTV, launched

Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Beijing Launches Baidu-designed AI Machine to Help Customers Order Food

Kentucky Fried Chicken launched its first artificial intelligence-enabled store in Beijing on Friday, and the fast-food chain said it plans to further expand its layout of smart restaurants, creating more innovative and interesting dining experiences for customers. With the cooperation of Baidu Inc, China’s largest search engine, KFC started its first smart restaurant in the

Zhejiang Province to Looks to Replace More Farmers with Machines Amid Modernization Push

China has chosen one of its most affluent provinces, Zhejiang, to pilot the strategy of replacing farm laborers with machines. Zhejiang agricultural department confirmed on Monday [10 October 2016] that the province has set a timetable of becoming a paradigm of modern agriculture by 2020…Full Article: The Global Times Oct 2016 Key Point By 2020,

China Promotes the Internet of Things to Boost Efficiency in the Agriculture Sector

China will further integrate information technology into agriculture in the next five years to increase productivity and efficiency, according to the country’s agriculture watchdog. The government aims to further improve intelligent management in planting, cultivation and machinery and the use of Internet of Things (IOT) will cover 17 percent of the agriculture sector, according to

DuPont and Jilin’s NTL Sign Biofuel Tech Agreement in Changchun

DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co., Ltd., (NTL) announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China’s largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin Province, China.  The agreement allows NTL to license DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol technology and use DuPont™ Accellerase® enzymes, to produce renewable biofuel from the leftover biomass