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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

 public companies are from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. The United States has 575 companies, the most among the 61 countries and regions involved in the ranking. Japan is third-largest contributor, with 223 companies joining in the list. This year marks the 17th release of the Global 2000 ranking since it was first published by Forbes in 2003, when the Unite d States was home to 776 companies in the list while the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong only had 43. Industry-wise, banks and diversified finance make up most of the list, with 453 companies appearing on it, followed by tech ind ustry andRead 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 →