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 →

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 →

Praising Tianjin’s efforts and achievements in intelligent sc ience and technology, Liu Chuanzhi, board chairman of Legend Holdings Co Ltd, pred icted the city will make a qualitative leap in two to three years by combining intelligent technologies with manufacturing. Liu, also founder of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, said his company, like Tianjin, considers intelligent technology a new imp etus. Lenovo is working on many intelligent applications and has invested in many high-tech ma nufacturing enterprises. It uses various artificial intelligence-driven algorithms and machine learning to ana lyze the data of its supply chain system, using it to optimize Lenovo’s new intelligent spare parts supplyRead More →

n, who came to the main venue of the festival on Thursday with four friends. “We went to Thailand for a vacation last month. The beautiful sunshine and beaches there are enchanting,” the 54-year-old Beijing native said. “Now, we have a second chance to experience its food.” Yang Lin, 26, who described herself as a foodie, also went to t he gala. “I love Korean food most, except for Chi nese cuisine, and I’m happy that Beijing is holding such a big food exhibition.” Xu Hejian, a Beijing official in charge of the event, said visitors can see how Asian food i s made atRead More →

 March 29 exit from the EU, May’s Conservatives suffered major losses in local election s this month and are trailing in opinion polls before May 23 European Parliament elections. With Labour and Brexit-supporting rebels in the Conservatives p lanning to vote against her deal, it is unlikely to be approved as things stand. Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers were unimpressed with May’s failure to set a firm date to quit. One, who declined to be na med, described it as “yet further procrastination which is causing appalling damage to the Conservative Party.” Another, Andrew Bridgen, said May was “an increasingly beleaguered and isolated prim e minister whoRead More →

peration in AI governance including laws and regulations, ethical norms and international rules,” Wang said. The State Council issued a plan in 2017 that set benchmarks for China’s AI sector, with the value of core AI indu stries predicted to exceed 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) and make the country the global leader of AI innovation by 2030. In December, Tianjin unveiled a three-year plan to boost the innovative development of seven AI-related indust rial chains including independent and controllable information systems, smart security, big data, advanced co mmunications, intelligent connected vehicles, industrial robots and intelligent terminals. According to the plan, the government will buildRead More →

en he visited a museum of broken relationships in Chengdu, capita l of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, with two friends in January. They tho ught it would be a good thing for Taiyuan to have a place for people to bury souvenirs from a failed relationship. They acted fast and opened the museum after three months’ preparation. The world’s first museum of broken relationships was founded in Croatia in 2006 by two artists, who ended their four-year relationship and got the idea of setting up a museum to house their leftover personal items. China has several museums of broken relationships now, in Nanjing, Chen gdu,Read More →

While some netizens praised the story, others felt cheated for the home decoration advertisement afte r the video. Jiang Luxian, a lawyer from Chengdu, Sichuan province, said the advertisement probably violates relevant provisions of the A dvertising Law, and the creativity of “sharing father” is also improper for public order and traditions. Oppein, the creator behind the promotion, however, said on social media that it hoped everyone would pay attention to the lack of father figures, and return to the family for love. “Everything can be shared in this era, apart from family love,” the company said. China’s foreign direct investment climbed 6.4 percent year-on-yearRead More →

Chinese partners in countries involved the Belt and Road Initiative should work together to create a n ecosystem of a “one-stop shop”, providing diversified services to share in China’s prosperity along the Belt and Road. President Xi Jinping asked countries to create conditions for other civilizations to develop while keep ing their own vibrant. His keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialo gue of Asian Civilizations on Wednesday has aroused global interest. Here’s what some experts think. As you know, I work for UNESCO and the general feelin g I had after President Xi Jinping’s speech was that there were convergencesRead More →