re reluctant to answer their calls for excluding Huawei from their 5G networks, Ren had an answer: “For every base station site, Huawei can save the Europeans 10,000 euros ($11,192). Instead of following the US, they have communicated with us closely”. Huawei is not ZTE. And is unlikely to become the kind of vulnera ble hostage the latter has been. The US tactic will not work second time around.ice-Premier Han Z heng, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce ntral Committee, meets with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian AssociationsRead More →

inesses and consumers will pay the cost amid hefty levies, which will eventually add significant pressure on the US economy. The US government’s moves risk sparking a full-blown trade war with China, and China is fully prepared for any possibility, Wei said. Economists at Goldman Sachs said in a research note that recent data showed the costs of Washington’s tariffs on China last year had fallen “entirely” on US businesses and households, with no clear reduction in prices charged by Chinese exporters. The bank said that US consumer prices are higher, partly because Chinese exporters have not low ered their prices to better compete inRead More →

velopment of the region could play a vital part in leading regional growth, the statement said. It noted that the elevation of the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta t o the status of a national strategy is a major decision adopted by the CPC Central Committee. Authorities in the four provincial areas must enhance their awareness of integrated development and boost their interaction and cooperation, it added. The meeting also decided to start a thematic education campaign of Party member s on the subject of remaining true to the Party’s original aspirations and keeping their mission firmly in mind. It called for strugglesRead More →

the ideal way to govern their countries.Lee and Mahathir maintained that i n Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society. This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singap ore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Santarita said strong Asian leaders are effe ctive because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline. Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the world’s most pressing intern ational issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development. Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea whichRead More →

ues, including existing ski resorts and some newly built projects, to host all eight Olympic snow sports in 2022. The three clusters will be connected by a new high-speed railway, which will be com pleted by the end of this year. It looks beyond the Games to boost future winter sports tourism. According to the organizing committee, all 26 venues for 2022 will be ready by June next year with the first t est event, a World Cup skiing series, scheduled to be held in Yanqing’s National Alpine Skiing Center in February. About 90 percent of the earth moving work for the mountain center isRead More →

oad Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver policies, infrastructu re, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity via a new platform for a brighter future. Tesla Inc lost $700 million in the first quarter but predicted it wou ld return to profit in the third quarter as it cuts costs an d improves delivery after facing issues ramping up shipments outside the United States. Shares of Tesla were about flat after the results, which came more than an hour afte r they were expected and after a sales contraction in the quarter raised investor concerns. The company, which many analysts predict willRead More →

applicants, their workload will be greatly lessened,” he said during the Shanghai World Travel Fair on Thursday. Japan Tourism Agency data showed that 8.38 million tourists from the Chinese mainland traveled to Japan in 2018, repre senting year-on-year growth of 13.9 percent and contributing nearly 27 percent of international tourists. China has been the world’s largest source of tourists since 2014, reac hing nearly 150 million last year, according the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. “The market potential remains huge,” said Dai Bin, director of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United S tates, where 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, theRead More →

The first-ever image of a black hole has sucked a Chinese image provider Visual China Group into a “black hole” of its own, after some “we media” players complained that the company put its copyright logo on the image. Just after the black hole image was released on Wednesday, some found the Visual China Gr oup website carried the image with its logo, which means payment is required to use the image. The company released a statement Thursday afternoon that the company gained the ima ge copyright from the Event Horizon Telescope teams for use in media, not for commercial use such as advertisements. MaterialsRead More →

o take the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, to be ad mitted to a university. Independent enrollment was added as an alternative admission met hod in 2003 to allow some key universities to enroll students based on subjective criteria. Currently, 90 universities have allocated 5 percent of their enrollment slots to indepen dent students with special talents. They admit more than 20,000 such students every year. Tests of academic competence and interviews are usually required. Universit ies start the independent enrollment process in March, while the gaokao takes place in June. The gaokao is a highly competitive and stressful test, and in some provincesRead More →

thern outskirts of Beijing around noon Saturday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. The blaze started on a mountain in Miyun District at around 12:23 pm and spread to Pinggu District at about 1 pm due to strong winds. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s manufacturing sector came in at 50.5 in Ma rch, up from 49.2 in February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Sunday. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction. NBS senior statistician Zhao Qinghe attributed the monthly increase in the manufacturing PMI to accelerated produ ction activities and improved domestic demand boosted byRead More →