US-China trade dispute is having an impact on innovation

With the trade war continuing, technology and innovation exchanges between the U.S. and China have come under scrutiny. The U.S. alleges patent infringement is one of the major issues. Items like semiconductors, LCD screens and electric motors have also gotten caught in the tariff cross-hairs. But will the tension harm innovation? CGTN’s Mark Niu looks into it. Startup founder Ethan Schur is using what he calls the worldís most accurate toothbrush. Grush uses Bluetooth and motion sensors to turn brushing into a video game for kids, allowing them to brush away monsters and send brushing data to both parents and dentists. Grush is currently headquartered in Silicon Valleyís ZGC Innovation Center, which is backed by the Beijing city government. “Actually […]


Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]