Zhou Shuchun and David Gosset BEIJING During one of his visits to Europe, President Xi Jinping referred to tea and wine as beverages symbolising the difference and compatibilities between Chinese and European cultures. Indeed, a cross-civilisation perspective better reflects the new dimension of China-Europe relations in recent years. China and Europe are considered “two major civilizations”, as well as “two major markets” and “two major forces” in the world today. According to China’s Policy Paper on the European Union published late last year, the third of its kind since 2003, it is imperative to uphold inter-civilisation dialogue to facilitate mutual learning. Such an attitude has proved to be increasingly important for meeting the challenges facing the international community. In a world undergoing unprecedented changes, it’s mandatory to reaffirm the convergence between rather than the clash of civilizations. Still, the … [Read more...] about Tea and wine, and the twain shall meet
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At Hannover Messe 2019, Tetra Pak, the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company, unveiled its technology solutions that are aimed at revolutionizing the food & beverage industry in the era of Industry 4.0. At Hennover Messe 2019, Tetra Pak presented the “Factory of the Future” with Human and AI Collaboration at its Core These solutions will pave the way for smarter factories while reducing environmental impact and allowing product packaging to become an interactive information channel for producers, retailers and shoppers. Smart solutions offered by Tetra Pak include: Factory of the future The solution of “factory of the future” developed by Tetra Pak promises to bring a revolution in the way food manufacturing plants operate. Machines will be able to communicate with each other as well as with the digital systems of the entire operation, automatically taking on tasks such as diagnosing problems, ordering and delivering … [Read more...] about Tetra Pak’s solutions set to transform the F&B sector in the Industry 4.0 era
Technology growth means a lot of jobs will vanish.(Photo: thejakartapost.com) Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government has paid attention to improving the human resources’ quality to fit requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In its article “Education institutions told to develop human resources for Industry 4.0”, Jakarta Post said that the government has urged education institutions to cooperate in developing manpower for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati called for an upgrade in the current educational system, and said that the government had allocated 20 percent of its total budget this year for education, equal to 35.4 billion USD. “Improving education is a part of President Joko Widodo’s plan to invest in human resources”, Jakarta Post quoted Mulyani Indrawati as saying. She suggested the country require an early start to education to prepare its human resources sooner as part of the … [Read more...] about Indonesia improves human resources for Fourth Industrial Revolution
Children's reading room at Ho Chi Minh city’s General Sciences Library Changing reading habits are intrinsically tied to the new formats and devices on which people read. VOV spotlights what needs to be done to help Vietnam’s library industry survive in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The increasing application of advanced technologies in the library industry has altered its traditional practices. Many libraries in Vietnam are shifting to become e-libraries to better preserve and archive their data while offering their customers more comfortable services. Challenges are facing Vietnamese libraries on this path as they struggle to narrow their development gaps with libraries worldwide in this very context, according historian Duong Trung Quoc. "We’re amazed to see how several foreign libraries have digitalized their archives in a very professional way. As we’re working on Vietnam’s modern history, we’ve kept a keen eye on France’s … [Read more...] about Industrial Revolution 4.0: what it means for Vietnamese libraries?
Dinh Hong Ky, vice chairman of Saigon Association of Construction and Building Materials. I recently visited a company in Bologna city in Italy and was impressed with what I saw: They have created an app for designing and manufacturing building materials using artificial intelligence and big data. Users can find information about building materials from brands around the world and use it to create their own interior design. Thus, for the first time, a lay person can do the job of a professional interior designer, thanks to this app. I admired their work and so asked them how they came up with such a product. They told me they built and updated it over several years as information technology progressed rapidly. And so I eagerly began to discuss industry 4.0, big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing and digitization, only to find out to my surprise that they know nothing about those trends. They just did what they have always done and kept learning from … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s grand illusions about industry 4.0