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CRISPR technology set to cure HIV, smallpox, and cholera

Despite the ethical issues of CRISPR technology, there has been a multitude of patents issued around medical gene editing and projects undertaken by America and China to use the technology for cancer treatments, demonstrating a shift in the attitude towards the practice.

13 August 2019 | Belt and Road

WATCH: China's new cryptocurrency to be launched this month

The intention behind the issuing a large scale cryptocurrency is to replace cash in circulation, in a bid to clamp down on fraud and criminal activities. The digital currency is said to support the yuan (the currency unit of renminbi), which will continue to circulate as the cryptocurrency is implemented.

13 August 2019 | Belt and Road

WATCH: President Xi Jinping calls for peace between India and Pakistan

Amid tensions in Kashmir, India has taken a stance to revoke article 360 of the Indian Constitution. The Indian Constitution has allowed Kashmir to have autonomy over local politics. Despite fears of Ethnic cleansing, Narendra Modi has stated that the bold political move is only to ensure that "separatism, nepotism and corruption" are removed.

12 August 2019 | Belt and Road