Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Thursday he had "very good" talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the trade conflict between the two economic giants, and meetings were being planned at the G20 summit at the end of this month. The phone call comes as tensions between the world’s two biggest economies are rising on several fronts, including commerce and security. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. Trump said trade talks were "moving along nicely" and that meetings were "being scheduled" at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Xi said he was "very happy" to talk to Trump again and attaches "great importance to good relations with the president", according to China’s official Xinhua news agency. The Chinese president also said he would like to meet Trump at the G20. Disagreements on trade have "adversely affected" … [Read more...] about Trump, Xi eye G20 talks after ‘very good’ phone call
Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that give users what they want before they ask. As part of its push, the company is currently trying to hire at least 86 more employees with expertise in the branch of artificial intelligence known as machine learning, according to a recent analysis of Apple job postings. The company has also stepped up its courtship of machine-learning PhD's, joining Google, Amazon, Facebook and others in a fierce contest, leading academics say. But some experts say the iPhone maker's strict stance on privacy is likely to undermine its ability to compete in the rapidly progressing field. Machine learning, which helps devices infer from experience what users … [Read more...] about Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles to making phones smarter
Turkish firms seek Vietnam goods By Tran Thu - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – A delegation of 35 Turkish enterprises visited HCMC on Wednesday to secure goods supply from Vietnam. Traditionally Turkish firms have imported products from China and Indonesia. However, a number of companies appear to be shifting towards Vietnamese products due to more competitive prices and better quality, according to Bullent Kosmaz, head of the Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Turkish enterprises are seeking a huge range of items such as apparel, medicines, building materials and agricultural products, he added. Turkey is Vietnam’s largest market in the Middle East and a gateway to the region and Europe, said Tran Quang Huy, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Vietnam’s annual export growth rate to Turkey has reached 40% over the past few years. Exported goods to Turkey must meet quality standards set by the European Union (EU). At the moment Turkey is in … [Read more...] about Turkish firms seek Vietnam goods
The Hanoitimes - On February 11, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed initiatives to foster friendly bilateral cooperation over the phone, in honour of the approaching Lunar New Year (Tet) and the 65th anniversary of Vietnam - China diplomatic ties. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong congratulated the Party, State and people of China on the achievements in socio-economic development, building the Party and the state of law in recent years, also wishing the Chinese people a cheerful and happy, prosperous new year.General Secretary Trong emphasized that over the past 65 years, the Vietnam-China traditional and neighbourly friendship fostered by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong and subsequent leaders has been a crucial factor in the triumphs of each nation and an invaluable asset to be inherited, preserved, and upheld. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong conducted direct conversation with General Secretary and … [Read more...] about General Secretary conducted phone talks with Chinese leader
In most AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile stores, it takes a while to find the ZTE phones, buried in the back, past the latest from Apple and Samsung. But they’re there. In AT&T stores it’s the ZTE Maven, which has a screen, speakers, and a processor with capabilities somewhere between the iPhone 5 and 6. As Tony Greco, ZTE’s head of U.S. retail marketing, puts it, “These were state-of-the-art features two years ago.” The Maven’s draw, really, is price. Without any subsidies from a wireless carrier, the phone costs just $60. And it’s not even one of the company’s cheaper models. ZTE is quietly becoming a force in the U.S. by selling good enough phones at low prices—smaller prepaid smartphones for $30, basic phones with QWERTY keyboards for about the same, and so on. The Chinese company’s products are among the cheap phones of choice at three of the big four U.S. carriers. (Verizon doesn’t carry them.) ZTE claimed … [Read more...] about The cheap phones quietly winning the U.S.