AI tech, drone pilot and gamer are now official professions in China
China has officially recognized 13 new job titles – including drone pilot and eSports player – in order to keep up with the fast-changing face of the country’s workforce. The majority of the newly added job titles apply to the high-tech sector, underscoring the Chinese job market’s shift toward advanced technology as China seeks to move away from its reliance on export and manufacturing for growth. The new job titles include “artificial intelligence engineering technician” and “Internet of Things engineering technician,” according to an occupation list released on Monday by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which is responsible for China’s labor policy standards and regula
Gaming will make you lose your sight (or $20 billion)
You'll go blind if you keep playing video games, you know. That's not your mom: that's the Chinese government talking. In a notice released on Thursday, China's Ministry of Education directed the country's media regulator to cut down on the number of new online video games and to work on restrictions on the amount of time young people can spend gaming. The reason? China's rising levels of nearsightedness, apparently. The directive formed part of a Ministry of Education document which outlines ways to combat the problem, which is blamed in part on increasing use of cell phones and electronic devices. The measures may be aimed at improving the welfare of Chinese citizens, but they had one imm
China’s female gamers fight family and stereotypes
There have always been many women at China Joy, Asia’s biggest videogame and digital entertainment show. But most are just bait for male gamers. Dressed in tight tops and miniskirts, models pose on the deafeningly loud stages scattered across seven massive pavilions at the Shanghai New International Expo Center during the event, which ends on Monday. But not Emmy Zhu. The 28-year-old wears what looks like a bulletproof vest and holds a very realistic-looking assault rifle. “This is the only place in China where you can dress like this without getting arrested,” she jokes. She has travelled 800 miles from the southern megacity of Shenzhen to play and beat her male peers. And she’s not alone.