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 →

philosophies to enhance the exchanges and mutual learning of diverse civilizations. Frederick W. Russell-Rivoallan, a program specialist and head of social and human sciences for UNESCO, hailed the dialogue of Asian civilizations. “It’s a great way to concentrate in this part of world, but it’s also a global inspiration – bringing countries together, understanding other cultures, respecting each other and sharing with each other,” he said. “That’s the way that we can understand each other better and live together better.” China will extend 1,000-Megabyte broadband connection to more than 300 cities and cut the average service rates by 15 percent for small and midsized enterprisesRead More →

ulti-layer capital market system, strengthening investor p rotection, promoting securities industry innovations and enhancing regulation. New revisions were submitted for a second reading in April 2017 to improve regulation on such areas as stock trading, acquisitions of listed firms, information disclos ure and investor protection. The second draft also demanded the State Council to gradually advance the IPO syst em reform in accordance with authorization granted by the top legislature. Note: The following article is taken from the Chinese-language “Commentaries on International Affairs”. On Thursday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) release d a panel report on the case the United States lodged in December 2016Read More →

hina can lend a helping hand in the rebuilding of Paris’s Notre Dam e Cathedral, whose spire and roof were destroyed by the huge fire that engulfed the 8 50-year-old Gothic building on Monday evening, said a historian from Cambridge University. Alan Macfarlane, a historian and professor emeritus at King’s College, said that give n China’s widely acknowledged engineering and construction expertise, “it would be a very appreciated gesture if the pe ople of China offered their help in whatever way the French thought appropriate to rebuild a symbol for all of our world”. “The Chinese have built the largest airport in the world, aRead More →

 window to Viennese social traditions, classical music, and Austrian culture. While recommending three must-see Austrian cities for first-time visitors, ambass ador Stift gave a surprising answer. While well-known cities like capital Vienna with its iconic concert hall, Mus ikverein, and Salzburg , once home to Mozart, both make the cut, that doesn’t tell the full story. Brice Péan, who studied at ski resort Innsbruck, showed his know ledge of China, mentioning Hallstatt, a small Austrian town modeled on a Chi nese housing development, as an increasingly popular destination for Chinese tourists. Consider this video a warm-up for tonight’s ball. If you can’t ma ke it,Read More →

ultilateralism, and with the United States increasingly opting for unilateralism in international affairs, China and the EU can str engthen their coordination within the framework of the United Nations and buttress the role of multilateral mecha nisms including the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. Beijing and Brussels are also two important voices advocating internati onal efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development. It is hoped that the leaders attending the China-EU Summit in Brussels will send positive signals that the two sides are commi tted to deepening their strategic and reciprocal cooperation. By strengthening their consensus and solida rity, theyRead More →

 at one time, and can also help calculate the age of more than a million stars. According to Zhao Yongheng, a researcher from the National Astronomical Ob servatories of China, LAMOST’s latest spectra data is the world’s most complete astronomical data set, providing a reference for the formation and evolution of the Milky Way as well as other galaxies. More than 100 institutes and universities from the US, Germ any, Belgium, Denmark and other countries and regions around the world are using this dat a to carry out research on the evolution of the Milky Way, stellar physics and special celestial bodies. With LAMOST, ChineseRead More →

king with industry to meet shared safety goals,” he said. “FAA now delegates more of its aircr aft certification to approved manufacturers through its congressionally authorized Organization Desig nation Authorization program or ODA. However, my office has identified weaknesses with FAA oversight of ODA.” Senators questioned the safety of Boeing’s anti-stall system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System. The system was installed because Max jets have bigger engines mounted closer to the nose of the plane than older Boeing 737s, changing the plane’s aerodynamics. If the nose rises, threatening a stall, the MACS system automatically points the nose of the plane down to gain speed.Read More →

ister in a row to have fallen foul of divisions over Europe within her centuries-old party, following David Cameron, John Major and Margaret Thatcher. Most voters think the Brexit negotiation has been handled badly and there may now be a slight majority for staying in the EU, rec ent polls suggest. Many Conservative MPs say May herself has caused the chaos by not negotiating harder with the EU. “It was inevitable and I just feel she’s made the right decision. She has actually read the m ood of the party, which was a surprise,” said Conservative lawmaker Pauline Latham. Over two decades since her debutRead More →

  es that cover industries such as energy, retail and financial services. But their fortunes have gone in vastly different directions since then.   Mukesh Ambani’s fortune tops $54 billion, while his younger brother has dropped out of the billionaires club and is now worth only $300 million, according to Bloomberg.   In his statement on Monday, Anil Ambani said the siblings have now put their differences behind them.   ”I and my family are grateful we have moved beyond the past, and are deeply grateful and touched with this gesture,” he said.   The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected Elon Musk’s claims that the regulator is unfairlyRead More →