The Treasure Voyages of Admiral Zheng He

By Yue Qing | Epoch Times Staff In 1405, during the early Ming Dynasty, the Admiral Zheng He embarked with a treasure fleet of over 240 ships and almost 28,000 crew members on the first of a series of far-reaching maritime voyages. The fleet would go on to complete a total of seven voyages over the next…

Technology and the Future Workforce

By Athena Wang | Epoch Times Staff A paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne estimates that around 47 percent of total US employment is at risk of being replaced by computerisation within a decade or two. The chart below summarises key highlights from their paper, ‘The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are…

Lessons from Dizi Gui: Persistence and Curiosity Maketh the Renaissance Man

By Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this…

MAN vs. MACHINE—Not If, But When

By Luan Do | Epoch Times Staff Nowadays, it is hard to imagine the world without automation. ‘Doing more with less’ has become a maxim at every social stratum, all in the name of improving quality of life. Will there be a turn to the mutualistic symbiosis between man and machine? While this topic is…