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It wouldn't be correct for you to believe media blindly. It has a habit of portraying those that it perceives as rivals or threat to its interests as devils and those that fit its global politics as angels. I have Chinese friends and they say they don't care about democracy as long as Chinese govt. performs better and improves their lives.

And they say Chinese govt is doing many positive things .

And it is quite irrational saying that China is threat to the world in the long run. In its long history it has never been an aggressive power. It doesn't interfere with other countries internal affair, is introvert by its very nature, and seems to be interested in interacting with others in terms of economy only.

It doesn't export/impose its ideologies or values on others.

We need a multipolar world and don't want to be dictated like slaves by a unipolar world order dominated by a single power whether China, or US, EU, or Russia. In the long-run, the existence of many powers including the present super-powers is necessary for weak and smaller countries to have the freedom to pursue their own path of development.

China rise on the contrary will stabilise Asia rather.

This Fox News style propaganda against China or any other country wouldn't do any good.
Yup you are right, I think China main focus now is development, how they are going to act in the future we will see. USA was also quite introvert in the begining they did not even wanted to get involved in WWII but look at them now...Hopefully China will not become same as USA, but the chance is there that they will.....
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Default 04-11-2015, 01:59 PM

Rising china is great news for Pakistan, our relations with China is unlike another country including so called ummah countries.

China plans to shift part of $300b textiles to Pakistan
| Pre-feasibility studies already done for establishing industrial zone in Pakistan | Govt must ensure safety of Chinese investors for plan’s successful implementation
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ISLAMABAD - China is seriously planning to shift part of its $300 billion textile industry to Pakistan, in coming years.

This was revealed by one of the Pakistani delegates, who returned to Pakistan on Thursday after eight days official visit to China.
After spending more than one week and meeting senior government officials and Chinese businessmen, I can surely say that China is very serious and it is working out a plan to shift textile industry to Pakistan, in coming years, official said.

In this regard, Chinese bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, ICBC and Pakistani Habib Bank have already carried out studies to establish an industrial zone in Pakistan.

During the briefings Chinese bank representatives told us that they have already done pre-feasibility studies in Gwadar, Pind Daden Khan and Bahawalpur areas, to find an appropriate place to establish 5000 acres industrial zone, he said.

He said that the representatives did not disclosed that which locality they have finally select but hinted that it would be close to Silk Route.
The official said that during meetings China showed keen interest in three sectors, namely steel, cement and textiles.
He said the Chinese delegates were fully prepared and they asked macro level questions.
We answered the pertinent questions with precise answers, for example we told them they could invest in filaments, manufacturing of textile machinery, shuttle less looms and so on, he said.

He said Chinese showed their concerns and wanted to know that how government will provide safety to Chinese business in prevailing law and order situation in Pakistan.

We told them that government was taking stringent and practical measures to restore law and order situation and that businessmen have no threat as the terrorist activities were confined to some areas, and generally business community has no threat, he said.
Secretary Board of Investment and Secretary Ministry of Textiles also gave comprehensive presentations and answered the questions like Chinese could start a joint venture or on their own, as there were no restrictions in the country as compare to neighbouring country India, he said.

The official said that Chinese investors also asked about the energy issues and they were told that any industry could have their own captive plants and that the government policies were pro investment.
He said Chinese bank had hired a chartered accountant who gave specific answers to Chinese business community queries regarding investment related matters.

Sharing his observations the official said that China has reduced subsidies to its textile sector, and only running the sector for employment purpose, after enjoying the world’s second top cotton producing country status.
There is a general understanding that due to one child policy, in coming days, one child will replace his parents, who are already on the verge of life expectancy and have entered old age, in near future, the population would reduce, while the resources would improve, due to inheritance, it would have less manpower, so in coming days China would reduce textiles and would go for food security, he said Adding, and to meet its domestic demands it wants to shift industry somewhere else, most likely to Pakistan, he said.

If one of the prominent Chinese banks is investing in Pakistan to establish industrial zone, it means China is serious and wants business, now it is up to Pakistan that whether it utilises the opportunity by offering maximum facilitation to Chinese investors or not, the official concluded.

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China currently has the world's fastest computer.








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In June 2013, Tianhe-2 topped the TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers in the world. The computer beat out second place finisher Titan by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. Titan, which is housed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, achieved 17.59 petaflops, while Tianhe-2 achieved 33.86 petaflops. Tianhe-2's phenomenal performance returned the title of the world's fastest supercomputer to China after Tianhe-I's début in November 2010. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers said Tianhe-2's win "symbolizes China's unflinching commitment to the supercomputing arms race"
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U.S. Agencies Block Technology Exports for Supercomputer in China

Moves comes as U.S. technology companies grapple with Beijing’s proposed restrictions




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Updated April 9, 2015 9:14 a.m. ET

U.S. officials are blocking technology exports to facilities in China associated with the world’s fastest supercomputer, a blow to Intel Corp. and other hardware suppliers that adds to the list of tech tensions between the two countries.

Four technical centers in China associated with the massive computer known as Tianhe-2 have been placed on a U.S. government list of entities determined to be acting contrary to U.S. national security or foreign-policy interests.

The system, which is powered by two kinds of Intel microprocessor chips, and an earlier system called Tianhe-1A “are believed to be used in nuclear explosive activities,” according to a notice dated Feb. 18 and posted by the U.S. Commerce Department.

The Commerce Department didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.


Intel was denied an export license late last fall to supply more chips associated to Chinese supercomputer projects, Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said Tuesday.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, three of the centers, and Chinese computer maker Inspur Group Co.—which helped build the machine—didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou said it didn’t immediately have a comment.

Intel’s Mr. Mulloy said the chip maker is in compliance with the law. Designers of the Tianhe-2—or the Milky Way-2 in English—have said it is mostly used for scientific projects like genome research.

The blockage comes at a time when U.S. technology companies are grappling with Beijing’s proposed new restrictions on their ability to do business in the vast Chinese market amid rising concerns there over cybersecurity. The companies are protesting China’s new banking-technology procurement rules as well as a proposed counterterrorism law that they say are overly invasive and involve handing over sensitive material. The Obama administration has called on Beijing to hold back on those efforts.

Supercomputers—room-sized systems that yoke together large numbers of processor chips—are often used in weapons research, code breaking, weather forecasting and many scientific disciplines. The U.S. has long dominated the field, which has become a symbol for national competitiveness in technology.

The Tianhe-2 system in 2013 vaulted to the top of a twice-yearly ranking of supercomputers, based on its performance on a series of standard computing tests.

The U.S. government action effectively blocks Intel and others from selling newer chips to update the system. They must seek an export license to sell technology to be used by the four Chinese sites. Such licenses are “usually subject to a policy of denial,” according to the Commerce Department notice.

Intel has dealt with Inspur rather than directly with the Chinese centers, said Mr. Mulloy, the Intel spokesman. He said the company was informed in August by the Commerce Department that an export license would be required to supply chips associated with previously disclosed supercomputer projects associated with Inspur.

“Intel complied with the notification and applied for the license, which was denied,” Mr. Mulloy said.

Despite the potential use of supercomputers for military applications, governments have rarely applied export restrictions to the technology. One potential reason is that most of components used in such systems are widely available around the world and their shipments would be hard to stop.

China significantly lags behind the U.S. in chip design, though the government has been bankrolling research to improve the capabilities of local chip makers.

Horst Simon, a supercomputer expert and deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said the U.S. restrictions in the long run will help Chinese chip makers and hurt U.S. companies.

“The Chinese will be more incentivized to develop their own technology, and U.S. manufacturers will be seen as less reliable and potentially not able to satisfy foreign orders,” Mr. Simon said.

The U.S. government restrictions list national supercomputing centers in the cities of Changsha, Guangzhou and Tianjin, as well as the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha.

News of the government restrictions was reported earlier by the website VR World.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-agen...ina-1428561987



*This "ban" is nonsensical even according to an American writer from computerworld.com


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But there's almost no chance a ban could be effective when anyone with a Paypal account and Internet connection can buy Xeon chips and Xeon Phi coprocessors directly, or get whole supercomputing nodes, shipped fast, on discount.
http://www.computerworld.com/article...for-china.html


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Aston Martin turns to China to soup up supercars


BY WALL STREET JOURNAL, APRIL 20 2015, 11:11


Aston Martin looks to raise funds for new models

SHANGHAI — Aston Martin, the car brand most associated with superspy James Bond, is turning to China to soup up its supercars.

In a deal expected to be announced on Monday, Aston Martin Lagonda will tie up with Chinese online entertainment company Letv as part of the British luxury car maker’s broader push to incorporate high-end Chinese technology into its vehicles.

"There are some things, particularly in the technology space, where China is moving very quickly," Aston Martin CE Andy Palmer said on Saturday.

The company had formed relationships over the past six months with various Chinese suppliers, Mr Palmer said.

"That really helped put our arm around Chinese technology," he added.

Letv, officially known as Leshi Internet Information & Technology, is a Chinese provider of internet-enabled televisions.

The company announced last year ambitions to make its own electric cars. It is also expanding in other areas, and launched its first smartphone this month.

Letv CEO Yueting Jia said in a statement that the two companies would collaborate on a study to make smart car systems.

"The partnership between Letv and Aston Martin marks a new step of Letv’s globalisation strategy," Mr Jia said in the statement.

The technical collaboration will focus on in-car entertainment, a spokesman from Aston Martin said, without elaborating.

Aston Martin already partners with Hanergy, a Beijing-based solar-panel maker, to provide solar power to its race cars.

Mr Palmer said Aston Martin is also interested in electric vehicles and that China, tipped to become the world’s largest market for such vehicles, is also home to companies that understand how electric cars are relevant to Chinese car buyers.

Collaboration with Chinese companies is important because China is an important market for Aston Martin, he said.

"If you have a vehicle coming out that needs to appeal to Chinese customers, then we need to understand what kind of tech is being used," Mr Palmer said.

Aston Martin could do with a leg up in China, a market where it arrived late and has performed poorly.

The company has been averaging annual sales of about 250 cars since 2012.

"That’s not good enough," said Mr Palmer.

The brand also suffered a setback in China last year when it blamed a defect that led to a recall on a Chinese supplier, drawing widespread criticism in China, including from the official Xinhua News Agency, which accused the company of using "Made in China" as an excuse for its own error.

Mr Palmer said lessons had been learnt from that incident, including the importance of fostering closer ties with suppliers.

Now the company’s goal is to increase sales to more than 500 cars annually over the next six years, by which time global sales are also expected to grow to about 7,000 cars from the current 4,000 or so.

Aston Martin’s planned crossover vehicle and executive large sedan are expected to be significant contributors to its growth in China, the company said.

Aston Martin currently has 15 dealers in China and plans to expand to more than 20 over the same time period, said the head of the company’s China business.

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China, Russia to hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills in May

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Chinese and Russian naval vessels participate in the Joint Sea-2014 naval drill outside Shanghai on the East China Sea, in this file photo taken on May 24, 2014.



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(Reuters) - China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

China and Russia have held naval drills in Pacific waters since 2012. The May maneuvers come as the United States ramps up military cooperation with its allies in Asia in response to China's increasingly assertive pursuit of maritime territorial claims.

A total of nine ships from the two countries will participate, including vessels China now has on anti-piracy patrols in waters off Somalia, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told a monthly news briefing.



"The aim is to deepen both countries' friendly and practical cooperation, and increase our navies' ability to jointly deal with maritime security threats," Geng said.

"What needs saying is that these exercises are not aimed at any third party and have nothing to do with the regional situation."

Geng gave no specific date for the drills, which will be focused on navigation safety, at-sea replenishment, escort missions and live fire exercises.

Since Western powers imposed economic sanctions on Russia last year over the violence in Ukraine, Moscow has accelerated attempts to build ties with Asia, Africa and South America, as well as warming relations with its former Soviet-era allies.

China and Russia are both permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and have close diplomatic, economic and military ties, with China traditionally relying on Russia for its most advanced equipment.

President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Moscow next month to attend a parade celebrating the end of World War Two.

China has been increasingly flexing its military muscles since Xi assumed the presidency in 2013, jangling nerves around the region and globally, though Beijing insists it is a force for peace and threatens nobody.

China's navy has become a focus of Xi's efforts to better project the country's power, especially in the disputed South China Sea.

U.S. President Barack Obama accused China on Tuesday of "flexing its muscles" to advance its territorial claims at sea.

China says about 90 percent of the 3.5 million sq km (1.35 million sq mile) South China Sea is its sovereign territory. The Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam also claim large parts.

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Afghan official seeks Chinese investment

Afghan official seeks Chinese investment

HERAT, Afghanistan, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's western Herat province has very conducive investment condition in the western region and welcomes Chinese companies to invest there, said the province's acting governor Asiludin Jami.

"The condition for investment is conducive in Herat. Herat's industrial park is ready for Chinese companies' investment," Jami told Xinhua in an exclusive interview recently.

Describing Chinese government's proposal to revive "Silk Road Economic Belt" as an initiative for bolstering connectivity among the regional countries and boosting economic activities in the region, the acting governor said, "Afghanistan, especially Herat province would largely benefit from revitalizing the Silk Route and Afghanistan could even export its products to European countries if the ancient road is revived."
During Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's visit to China last year, Herat and Tianjin had been announced as sister cities, the governor Jami said, adding a Chinese delegation would visit Herat in near future to evaluate the ways and means to increase trade transaction between the two cities.
He also called for the Chinese help and investment in completing the railway project connecting Iran to Herat. He added that the two-third of the railway has already been completed by Iran and the remaining one-third part of the project inside Afghan soil has yet to be completed due to fund shortage.
Enjoying relatively peaceful environment and having more than 100 small and medium plants and factories, Herat has been regarded as a developed and prosperous province in Afghanistan.

http://www.globalpost.com/article/65...ese-investment



Herat.



Ice cream factory in Herat.



Biscuit factory in Herat.



Marble factory in Herat.


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Can India and China Both Court Afghanistan?

India needs to do more to gain the upper hand in Afghanistan.



By Harsh V. Pant

May 04, 2015

While welcoming Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in India last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that “the relationship between India and Afghanistan is not just between two countries or governments. It is a timeless link of human hearts.” With that spirit Modi made it clear that India would support Afghanistan’s security forces and open the Attari check-post in Punjab to Afghan trucks in order to increase trade between the two countries. Modi stated: “India will walk shoulder to shoulder with you and the Afghan people in a mission of global importance.”

In addition to proclaiming India’s support for Afghanistan’s security forces, Modi announced that India is “prepared to join the successor agreement to Afghan-Pakistan Trade and Transit Agreement” which will “re-establish one of the oldest trading routes of South Asia.” For his part, Ghani signaled his disappointment with Pakistan over its refusal to allow direct trade with India via the Wagah border, and suggested that if the deadlock continues Afghanistan “will not provide equal transit access to Central Asia [for Pakistani trucks].”

But even as the Afghan President is welcomed in India, there is a sense that New Delhi is fast losing its carefully nurtured decade-old clout in Afghanistan. Compared to his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, Ghani has been lukewarm toward India. His visit to Delhi came long after his outreach to Pakistan and China, both of whom seem more firmly embedded in the peace overtures to the Taliban than India. Ghani has been to Pakistan twice and the Afghan Army Chief recently attended the graduation parade at Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul. The Ghani government has also been keen to see China take a more active role in the reconciliation process. India stands isolated with many in the country wondering whatever happened to the much-hyped Delhi-Kabul strategic partnership.

It is not that Delhi has not been active. Soon after the Modi government came to office in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Afghanistan in September 2014 to underscore India’s commitment to remain engaged in the country’s reconstruction activities in a significant way. Describing India as Afghanistan’s first strategic partner, Swaraj suggested that Delhi would always share the Afghan people’s vision of a “strong” and “prosperous” Afghanistan. Delhi has conveyed to the Ghani government in strong terms that India is there to stay in Afghanistan, even after the western troops have left. The Modi government is keen to expand its security profile in Afghanistan and has provided Kabul with military vehicles, choppers and automatic weapons in a bid to strengthen the army as a first step in that direction. It has also, after years of dilly-dallying under the previous government, taken a decision to invest $85.21 million in developing the strategically important Chabahar port in Iran, allowing India to circumvent Pakistan and open up a trade route with landlocked Afghanistan.

But while Delhi was preoccupied internally over the last few years with a weak government unable to make up its mind on substantive defense engagement with Kabul, other actors (China in particular) decided to step up their role. Ghani has lost no time in reaching out to China, which he visited in October 2014 when China hosted a conference to discuss peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan. Ghani called on the Taliban to join and enter an Afghan dialogue, and China echoed Ghani’s call, urging groups to “lay aside former enmity and join the political reconciliation process.” There was high flying rhetoric as Ghani said his country viewed China “as a strategic partner, in the short term, medium term, long term and very long term.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping reciprocated by hailing Ghani as an old friend of the Chinese people with whom China prepared to work towards “a new era of co-operation,” and “to take development to a new depth.” Despite China’s concerns that a deteriorating security situation could threaten greater investment, it agreed to give Afghanistan $327 million in aid over the next three years — $81.8 million in 2014 and the remaining sum between 2015-2017. More significantly, China also agreed to act as a mediator between Afghanistan and Pakistan while Ghani pledged to help China fight its own Islamic militants.

Both Beijing and Kabul recognize each other’s importance. Afghanistan has requested assistance from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in its fight against the Taliban. Providing assistance to Afghanistan may form a part of Xi’s wider plan to establish a 6,437 km “Silk Road” economic belt to connect China’s western regions with Europe by way of Central Asia. Security concerns have prevented Chinese investments in Afghanistan from getting off the ground.

China is interested in playing a larger role in Afghanistan, long seen as primarily a U.S. responsibility after its 2001 invasion. China’s Afghan policy is now feeling the pressure emanating from the withdrawal of western troops and Taliban surge threatening to give a boost to Islamist militancy in China’s western Xinjiang region. Much like the rest of the region, China remains worried about the withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan as it fears a broader destabilization of the region post-2014.

The growing problems in Pakistan have also alerted China to the reality that its leverage over Pakistan may not be enough in managing the regional turmoil. As tensions have risen in Xinjiang, the perceived Pakistan link to the Uyghur militancy has led to a reassessment in China of its approach towards Afghanistan, especially as concerns are rising in Beijing that Islamabad has was not been very effective in controlling the training of Uyghur militants in Pakistan. For all the hyperbole, the Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan last month should also be assessed in this context.

Ghani’s visit to India has been an important opportunity for India to underline its role in the unfolding strategic dynamic in the region. The Modi government has to make it clear that, unlike its predecessor, it takes its responsibilities as a regional power seriously. Beijing is widely considered a more credible regional player and this has enhanced its profile in Afghanistan as well. India, despite being the nation most loved by ordinary Afghans, has given an impression that it is not serious about making hard choices. The Modi government’s success in changing that impression will determine if India will be able to preserve its equities in Afghanistan.

http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/can-i...t-afghanistan/


1. China and India competing with each other to woo Afghans by giving favours benefits no one more than Afghans themselves.


2. I don't agree with this article completely. For example in military terms I don't see the Chinese training Afghan military personnel like the Indians do.

Militarily India will be the more eager state out of China and India to help Afghans.


3. The Pakistanis can be pressured heavily in to ending or significantly reducing their support for the Taliban if:

- China
- Turkey
- Iran

all pressurize them heavily.

I haven't mentioned India because it doesn't have that much leverage as Pakistan hates it anyway.

Neither have I mentioned Russia as they don't have that much leverage over Pakistan though they are definitely anti-Taliban.



Turkey supports Uzbeks, Turkmens and Hazaras in Afghanistan as well as the Kabul government and will not allow the Taliban to capture Turkic areas.

Iran also supports the Shia Hazaras and is right next door to Afghanistan and I doubt will allow it to fall to the Taliban.

The Taliban and their master Pakistan are getting weaker and weaker in the face of the many international powers who hate them.


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'World's first' robot kitchen cooks for visitors at CES Asia in Shanghai

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015, 12:43pm
UPDATED : Friday, 29 May, 2015, 3:36pm
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Moley Robotics' automated kitchen cooks for attendees at CES Asia in Shanghai.
Visitors to the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on Monday were cooked food by a robotic kitchen, the first of its kind according to its creators.

Designed by London-based Moley Robotics, the automated kitchen consists of two large robotic arms which can construct dishes based on an iTunes-like library of recipes. The arms were designed by the Shadow Robot company, which also provides technologies to NASA, and consist of 20 motors, 24 joints and 129 sensors allowing them to mimic the movements and dexterity of human hands.

Chef Tim Anderson, a former winner of the BBC's Masterchef competition, acted as a recipe consultant, developing the crab bisque dish that was served to visitors at CES Asia.

“I chose crab bisque as a dish because it’s a real challenge for human chef to make well, never mind a machine," Anderson said.

"If it can cook a bisque, it can do stir-fries and we’re looking forward to teaching it many more recipes in the months to come.”



On display at the conference was full-scale reproduction of Moley's mass-market device, designed to fit in regular kitchens and featuring smaller control arms and dishwashing functionality.

The device - still a prototype for now - is expected to go on sale in 2017, with a library of more than 2,000 dishes.

The robotic kitchen can cook any dish that the chef is able to create as it simply replicates what a human does, said Moley founder and chief executive Mark Oleynik.

“For that reason there is no limit on the amount of recipes,” he said.

More work has to be done on the development of the robotic hand technology and the accompanying kitchen equipment before it can hit the market, he said.

The product on display included a fully equipped kitchen, though there will also be the choice to have the robot integrated into an existing kitchen, he said.

“Some Chinese recipes may require additional equipment, such as a rice steamer, for example. Whatever equipment the chef has used, the robot should also have one. The kitchen robot is able to work with any additional equipment required for the preparation of the dish,” he said.




The robot kitchen's arms consist of 20 motors, 24 joints and 129 sensors allowing them to mimic the movements and dexterity of human hands.

Oleynik said he began to develop the concept in early 2014, and has been using his own money for research and development of the project, though he declined to say how much.

“I used my own money because I believe in it,” he said. “Many people want to have home-cooked food, but not everybody wants to cook. The robot can do it for you.”

The robot kitchen has attracted strong interest from investors, he said, adding that the company would announce new funding in July.

In the next step, the technology will be developed to let users share their recipes with others, and potentially make money from them, though it will unlikely be carried by the version that will be on sale in 2017, Oleynik said.

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Audi R8 e-tron gets CES Asia debut in Shanghai

Tuesday May 26, 2015
07:37 AM GMT+8



The Audi R8 e-tron is introduced to CES Asia attendees in Shanghai with a range of extras.

SHANGHAI, May 26 ― Electric concept car, the Audi R8 e-tron, is being introduced to attendees at CES Asia in Shanghai with a range of extras that make it capable of autonomous driving.

A raft of extras augment the recent Geneva Motor Show's Audi R8 e-tron, including a laser scanner, video cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors, all of which help the Piloted Driving Concept understand its surroundings.

Those additional gadgets form part of a vehicle that can go 0 to 100km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds, knocks out 340 kW of power, and has a driving range of 450km (279.6 mi) according to Audi figures.

CES Asia runs May 25-27, 2015. ― AFP-Relaxnews

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