oao Forum for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date. “5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities in the telecommunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite the com mercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness. Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and firstRead More →

The emerging service sector also grew very fast, Meng said. In April, the information transmission industry, along with software and inform ation technology services, grew 25 percent year-on-year, 17.6 percentage points higher than the national index of services. Online retail sales amounted to 3.04 trillion yuan ($440.2 billion) in the first four m onths, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 percent. Around 17.07 billion parcels were delivered, up 24.8 percent over last year. She said the transformation of traditional industries is speeding up as they combine with information technology. “Through implementing national big data and internet plus strategies, internet, big da ta, and artificial intelligence technologiesRead More →

sing monitor report on flooding in Iran via Fengyun. The analysis estimated the coverage and terrain characteristics of the flooded area, which greatly assisted the country’s evacuation efforts. China has launched 17 Fengyun series meteorological satellites, of which seven are currently operational. The World Meteorological Organization has included China’s Fengyun se ries of meteorological satellites as a major element of its global Earth observation system. ountries should work together for a better future in today’s world that is globaliz ed and multipolar, Javier Solana, former secretary-general of NATO, said in an interview with China Daily. settlementcloud.orgRead More →

Solana hailed the development of relations between China and the Europea n Union, saying they could work together to uphold the existing international system. “I think cooperation between China and the European Union is very impor tant. And fortunately, that relationship now is in a good direction,” said Solana, who se rved as the EU’s high representative for common foreign and security policy between 1999 and 2009. He expected China to play a bigger role in the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osa ka, Japan, saying that leaders of major powers should sit down and have productive talks. He hailed the Belt and RoadRead More →

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said. Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild. The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w ith the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.” “It will definitelyRead More →

nts and carving stamp seals and learn about the appreciation of and technological metho ds being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum, MayIn celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturday an d offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”. Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about the appreciation of and tec hnological methods being used in the conservation of theRead More →

championships,” said Guan, also President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.” Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closin g stages of the women’s over 73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout. Wakden then secured her third successive world taekwondo title by the referee’s punitive declaration. “Our athlete has worked very hard for this gold medal and it was taken away so easily by the referee. This is very dirty.” Guan said thatRead More →

nal savings rate and has to be compensated by other countries’ national savings, which in tu rn adds to the trade deficit. On the other hand, China’s efficiency in the manufacturing industry makes it a lar ge exporter of manufactured goods to the US and helps it sustain its high savings rate. A high growth rate means higher trade deficit for US Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumpt ion in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of ec onomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such aRead More →

 companies, Lu said that as for foreign enterprises operating in Chi na, there is no need for them to worry as long as their businesses are law-abiding. S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesd ay in which he declared a national economic emergency and banned the technology and services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to US national security. The US intention is so obvious that media outlets around the world have without exception interpr eted this as targeting Huawei, by excluding the Chinese telecommunications giant from US networks. Washington has repeatedly claimed that Huawei’s equipment poses a security threat,Read More →

nt with countries that commit to its equipment. And this may po nt to a reasonable solution as it offers a way out for international partners in the West, which h ave been caught in the middle of the US-waged campaign against Huawei, to cooperate with the Chinese company. The security of 5G networks is a technical issue, and it should be addressed as such. Security prin ciples should be based on verifiable facts and technical data rather than ideology or a vendor’s country of origin. However, judging by its ill treatment of Huawei since last year, t he US will continue with its persecutionRead More →