US sneaker giant Nike and fancy shoemaker Allen Edmonds have joined the chorus of busines s groups calling for the White House to hit the brakes on its move to raise duties on Chinese shoes an d other products, further challenging President Donald Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs. A week after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods imported from Chi na, more than 100 American shoe and sneaker companies, brands and retailers signed an open letter to the president saying the p olicy “would be catastrophic” for consumers, businesses and the US economy. “Your proposalRead More →

policies for residence permits and financial incentives to lure more talent. For example, Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, promised bonuses of 150,000 and 200,000 yuan for house purchases to gradua tes with master’s and doctoral degrees, respectively, after they work in the city for three years. Haikou, capital of Hainan province, is attracting college students with a monthly rent s ubsidy of 1,500 yuan, with an 18,000-yuan allowance to graduates who decide to buy an apartment there. Employment, especially some groups such as college gradu ates and demobilized military staff, remains a priority to the government. Premier Li Keqiang said at a teleconference on May 13Read More →

ark central region-the black hole’s shadow-depicted the black hole at the heart of Messier 87, a massive, distant gala xy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. It is 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the sun. It was one example of the role that Tianma has played in international coordinated observations. Its super sensitivity has made its observations useful as a reference by which other parti cipants in the network can adjust their data, according to the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. “Tianma elevated the image quality of the EAVN, by about 50 percent, making a great co ntributionRead More →

The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distribution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher with the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.” “It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said. China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild. The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and na med in the city ofRead More →

ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedit e the commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness. Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has a lready unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States. Also on Friday, shortlyRead More →

nment debt management and stable economic growth, especially at a time when trade te nsions with the United States have imposed more downward pressure, said economists. More financial resources and investors will be involved in the debt resolution process, said Qiao Baoyun, head of the Acad emy of Public Finance and Public Policy at the Central University of Finance and Economics. The last round of local government debt swaps started in 2015 and ended in August 2018, w hich saw 14.34 trillion yuan ($2.08 trillion) of local government debt being swapped into bonds. Local governments are set to face more debt burden in the nextRead 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 →

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 →

refore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and also a crucial means to stop poverty from being passed on between generations,” he said. “The poor regions are the bottleneck in building a moderately prosperous society by 2020,” Xi wrote. While talking with students and teachers at a primary school in Zhongyi, a towns hip in Chongqing’s Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in April, Xi said compulsory education is an important part of poverty eradication. Children in impoverished mountainous regions must be guaranteed access to education, an d they should have a happy childhood, Xi said during his visit toRead More →

China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile. The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities. The central government has made arrangements to offer support to the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday. He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and evaluate progress, and seven groups haveRead More →