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Chinese Industrial Espionage

Chinese Industrial Espionage

Chinese Industrial Espionage Both civilian and military intelligence divisions of the Chinese Government have been caught spying on and stealing trade secrets from corporations in the United States and Europe in order to reap the benefits of foreign innovation themselves. Joint R&D ventures between domestic

Is This The End of Polling ?

The Alberta elections in Canada, California’s governor elections, the Tory victory in Britain, Brexit, and the Trump victory are just a few examples of how pollsters all around the world have been disappointing us. While the growing failure of polling is only now becoming a

The Rapunzels of Venezuela

The Rapunzels of Venezuela

Venezuela; a country full of culture, history, and oil. With greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Venezuela should have, at most, a moderately prosperous economy. Instead, it has one of the world’s fastest contracting economies, the second highest murder rate, inflation heading towards 1,000%, and

Rise of the Machine: China’s Robotic Revolution

Factories in China have begun replacing humans with robots. The appetite for European-made industrial robots is rapidly growing, as rising wages, a shrinking workforce, and cultural changes drive more Chinese businesses towards automation. Recently, China showcased its burgeoning robot industry at the 2016 World Robot