June 28,

No. 103

AMS Weekly Newsletter
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
In this week's newsletter we focus on Chinese innovation in AI, the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, a Wu Wenguang documentary, and the AMS Podcast on iTunes.
Weekly Readings

China has made relentless progress in modernizing its scientific establishment. Under Mao, China's world-class researchers and engineers focused on a few key areas, like the "Two Bombs, One Satellite" (两弹一星) programs, at the expense of basic science. China's research and development base has changed substantially. Those who argue China cannot innovate are in danger of making poor choices both for policy and business as well as U.S.-China interactions.  One of these areas is artificial intelligence, where the Ministry of Science & Technology launched a significant project earlier this year.


俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

qí xīn xié lì
Meaning: To work with a common purpose; to pull together, to work as one
Ahead of the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Xi Jinping visited an exhibition organized by the HKSAR government. While going through the exhibition with Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, Xi noted that sticking with and continuing to promote the "one country, two systems(一国两制)" policy would preserve Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, as well as create opportunities for an even better future. As Xi entered the main exhibition area, a display showing a figurative heart glowed red, symbolizing the people of Hong Kong and mainland China's "one heart beating to the same tune" -- or, as the Chinese would say, 齐心协力.
Original: 走进展厅,正对面是"同心圆"互动装置, 代表着香港同胞和内地同胞齐心协力、携手合作, 一起为国家发展贡献力量。

Video of the Week 

This week's video is Wu Wenguang's 1990 documentary  流浪北京  which focuses on five wandering Beijing artists  and their aspirations. This video features some interesting Chinese performance and visual art. 
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