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CascadiaPrime Cognition - China AI Policy Roll out (Google Translate Recommended)

"China’s plan calls for exceeding all other nations in AI by 2030" Source

Four industry bases: in Tongzhou in Beijing, Songjiang in Shanghai, Qingshan in Wuhan, and Xixian New Area in Shaanxi province.

"Chinese President Xi Jinping’s opening speech at the 19th party congress which called for deeper integration between the real economy and advanced technologies, including internet, big data and AI. China’s ruling Communist Party released a three-step road map in July (2017) with the goal of making the country a global leader" Source

AI chips are one of the eight “Key General Technologies” identified by its government as being crucial to its national AI strategy (translation available here). Chinese companies building AI chips include Bitmain, Cambricon, DeePhi, Horizon Robotics, and SenseTime, many of which are valued at more than a billion dollars."Source


Introduction and Overview

  China's president had 2 books about artificial intelligence on his shelf in his New Year speech (January 2018)
  Full translation: State Council Notice on the Issuance of the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan - PDF (see link mid-page)
  FLI: Deciphering China’s AI Dream - The context, components, capabilities, and consequences of China’s strategy to lead the world in AI (March 2018)
  Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Issuing the "Three-year Action Plan for Promoting the Development of a New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Industry (2018-2020)"
  Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
  Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
  CPC Central Committee and the State Council (Wiki)
  CPC Central Committee and the State Council (People's Daily (ENG))
  Xi Jinping leader in the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China

Government recognized China institutions taking leadership rolls in the China AI Policy Rollout

  China Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Alliance (CAIIIA)
  State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC)
  China recruits Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent to AI ‘national team’ (November 21, 2017)
  Wiki: Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)
  National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (Principal Standards Commission) (standardization of artificial intelligence security)

Other Key China Institutions

  China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) via International Council of Science
  China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) (Direct)
  China Association for Science and Technology Innovation Strategy Research Institute
  China Science and Technology Policy Research Association
  Ministry of Science and Technology Policy
  Brainnetome Center, Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
   Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
  China's Higher Education - an assessment: Several challenges confront doctoral education and training in China. (March 2017)

China AI Clusters

  Tongzhou in Beijing
  Songjiang in Shanghai
  Qingshan in Wuhan
  Xixian New Area in Shaanxi province

Other Key China Institutions

  Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD)
  National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi
  The Chinese Academy of Sciences
  National Natural Science Foundation

China AI Funding Mechanisms

  ‘Fear everywhere’: China’s scientists braced as ministry takes over funding body

China AI Policy News

  Artificial Intelligence: Policies in East Asia: An overview from a Canadian Perspective (July 25, 2019)
  Beijing AI Principles (May 28, 2019)
   (January 11, 2019)
  China’s tech giants want to go global. Just one thing might stand in their way. (December 19, 2018)
  China’s tech giants want to go global. Just one thing might stand in their way. (December 19, 2018)
  Billion-dollar tech startups hold promise for China's economy. Four cities provide greenest pastures for burgeoning number of unicorns (November 9, 2018)
  China's AI Talent "Arms Race" (April 16, 2018)
  CNBC: 'AI is absolutely critical for us,' Ping An Technology CEO (Insurance) (April 13, 2018)
  Ex-Google Executive opens a School for AI, with China's Help (April 5, 2018)
  Inside the Chinese lab that plans to rewire the world with AI (DAMO Academy (“discovery, adventure, momentum, and outlook”))(March 7, 2018)
  China’s annual Communist Party shindig is welcoming a handful of new tech tycoons (March 5, 2018)
  Xi Jinping and the grip of the party (March 5, 2018)
  Twitter: People's Daily, China
  Essay: As China’s Government Mobilizes for AI Leadership, Some Challenges Will Be Tougher Than Others - By Paul Triolo and Jimmy Goodrich (February 28, 2018)
  China is building the world's largest facility for robot ship research (February 19, 2018)
  A RISING AI POWER - China is rapidly closing the US’s lead in AI research (February 5, 2018)
  China has gathered 120 researchers from around the military to work for its top research institute as part of a push to develop military applications for artificial intelligence and quantum technology (January 26, 2018)
  Nature: China’s AI dreams. Why China’s plan to become a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence just might work (January 17, 2018)
  Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion (January 16, 2018)
  Nature: China enters the battle for AI talent (January 15, 2018)
  Reuters via Xinhua news agency: Beijing to build $2 billion AI research park (January 2, 2018)
  China Seeks to Add AI to 50% of Vehicles by 2020 (January 5, 2018)
  McKinsey Global Institute: Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness (December 2017)
  In 2017, Silicon Valley Got Cozier with China. In 2018, Washington Will Get Frostier (December 28, 2017)
  The Challenges Confronting China’s Digital Economy (December 26, 2017)
  WSJ: China Snares Innocent and Guilty Alike to Build World’s Biggest DNA Database (December 26, 2017)
  Technological Entanglement? — Artificial Intelligence in the U.S.-China Relationship (December 22, 2017)
  A look at why the U.S. and China are investing heavily in this new computing stack. (December 20, 2017)
  Xinhua News Agency: IETF approved the construction of China's first national cognitive intelligence laboratory (December 19, 2017)
  Chinese version of Sinovation Eurasia Group Joint White Paper on China AI sector (December 15, 2017)
  AI in spotlight at National Postdoctoral Academic Forum in Hengqin (December 15, 2017)
  China Blocks Foreign Companies from Mapping Its Roads for Self-Driving Cars. The government is concerned about spying. (December 15, 2017)
  Wired: Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking (December 14, 2017)
  The China-UK Joint Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (University of Birmingham and Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech)) (December 14, 2017)
  CSIS: China Innovation Policy Series (December 13, 2017)
  State Council executive meeting to deploy to speed up the integration and sharing of government information systems (December 6, 2017)
  AI in China: Cutting Through the Hype (December 6, 2017)
  Project Syndicate: China the Digital Giant (December 4, 2017)
  Zhang Yiming: AI is at the Early Stages from Laboratory to Large-Scale Commercialization (December 3, 2017)
  Paper: By Elsa B. Kania: Battlefield Singularity: Artificial Intelligence, Military Revolution, and China’s Future Military Power (November 2017)
  FT: China’s AI ambitions revealed by most cited research papers (November 6, 2017)
  The Diplomat: After the 19th Party Congress, China Tightens Control on Internet Once Again (October 31, 2017)
  MIT Technology Review: China’s AI Awakening (October 10, 2017)
  Chinese millionaire to set up AI Lab in Haifa (September 23, 2017)
  Foreign Policy: China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence (September 8, 2017)
  Interview with Dr. Rogier Creemers: AI + Social Credit + Algorithmic Governance + Cybersecurity + VPNs (August 14, 2017)
  New America: China’s Plan to ‘Lead’ in AI: Purpose, Prospects, and Problems (August 1, 2017)
  Bloomberg Tech: China’s Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan (July 20, 2017)
  China Daily: UK and Chinese universities establish research network (May 25, 2017)
  Which countries and universities are leading on AI research? (May 22, 2017)
  MGI: Artificial intelligence: Implications for China (April 2017)
  Nikkei Asian Review: Fudan University professor sees bright AI future for China (April 27, 2017 )
  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS): What is "Made in China 2025"? (June 1, 2015 )

Twitter - China AI Firms

  Alibaba - E Commerce Payments Cloud Twitter: Alibaba Group @AlibabaGroup
  Baidu - Search AI Twitter: Baidu Inc @Baidu_Inc
  Tencent - Social Payments Gaming Twitter: Tencent @TencentGlobal
  Xiaomi - consumer electronics Twitter: Mi @xiaomi

  Bitmain - Bitmining, AI hardware & software products Twitter: BITMAIN @BITMAINtech
  Cambricon Twitter: Cambricon Search
  DeePhi Twitter: Deephi Search
  Momenta Twitter: Momenta Search
  Horizon Robotics Twitter: Horizon Robotics Search
  SenseTime - video analytics Twitter: Sensetime Search
  Sinovation Venture - Venture Capital Twitter: Sinovation Ventures @sinovationvc
  Transwarp (Big Data) Twitter: Sinovation Ventures @sinovationvc

Twitter - China AI Policy

  Kai-Fu Lee @kaifulee CEO of Sinovation Venture, Beijing, China

NewsPortals - China AI Policy & Developments

  Synced Review - Biweekly
  Digital Asia Hub
  South China Morning Post
  Strait Times - Artificial Intelligence
  China Law Translate Twitter: @ChinaLawTransl8
  Intelligence Science Website