World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei, has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday. Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages. Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo us project he embarked on. He was also involved inRead 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 →

cted by the China Consumer Association from December to March, which included mor e than 1,700 students from elementary, junior high and senior high school. According to the report, most elementary school students were first exposed t o the internet in third grade, and these 9-year-old students accounted for 32.2 percent of th e total. For junior high school students, most had their first online experience at the age of 12 years in grade six, a nd these students comprised 21.7 percent. Among high school students, the peak period to access the internet fell duri ng their first year in junior high school, with theseRead More →

anges to improve the experience and effectiveness of customs officers, Jin said. China will continue to conduct joint law enforcement operations with other countries targeti ng IPR violations, including Russia and the US. Customs officials of the EU, Japan and South Kore a have responded positively to China’s proposal for law enforcement operations, he said. “We have been encouraging domestic and overseas enterprises to conduct exchanges on t echnology and protecting the lawful intellectual property rights of overseas enterprises in China,” Jin said. “We a lso want other countries to intensify IPR protections for Chinese enterprises on their soil.” Jin made the comments at aRead More →

erprises in China. Last year, intellectual property authorities punished violators in more than 6,000 cases of infringing on rights of trademark registrants from overseas, with a t otal value of 151 million yuan ($22 million), an increase of 50.1 percent over the previous year, the report said. An agreement to support young scholars’ research into the Silk Road was signed between China and UNESCO during a ses sion of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on Wednesday. Under the agreement, an international academic program will be launched with funding of $1 mill ion from the Chinese government to scholars under 35 yearsRead 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 →

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 →

extreme pressure on the other, it will cause a legitimate counterattack. “The measures from us are not only to safeguard China’s own rights, b ut to protect the basic rules of the current multilateral trading mechanism,” Wang said. Wang made the remark in a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during his visit to the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi. Experts warned that the rising US tariffs on Chinese imports risks a full-blown trade war, which will bring harm to both sides. Major Wall Street stock indexes declined more than 2 percent on Monday, followi ng China’s announcement of countermeasures inRead More →