hina rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed maxim
um speed of 600 kilometers per hour in Qingdao on Thursday, filling the gap in travel speed bet
ween aviation and high-speed rail passenger transport in the country, according to its manufacturer.
Launched in July 2016, the train is designed and manufactured in CRRC Qingdao Sifan
g Co Ltd in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province. The company is a wholly owned su
bsidiary of Beijing-headquartered China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, the largest rolling stock manufacturer in the world.
The debut of the country’s first high-speed maglev train testing protot
ype marks a major breakthrough for the nation in the high-speed maglev transit system.
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 of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a
re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.
Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.
Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp
anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea
d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.
“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this
round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma
rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.
China expressed concern over an unprecedented “existential crisis” confronting the World Trade Orga
nization and has submitted a proposal on WTO reform, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday.
The proposal was submitted by China’s delegation to the General Council of the WTO in Geneva on Monday.
According to the documents released on the ministry’s website, China said rising unilateralist and protectionist practices cou
ld lead to an “existential crisis” at the WTO and sabotage multilateralism and the free trade system.
The abuse of using national security as an exception, unilateral mea
sures inconsistent with WTO rules, as well as misuse or abuse of existing trade remedy meas
ures have severely damaged the rules-based, free and open international trade order, it said.
s higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, illustrating that burgeoning career opportunities and skill requ
irements are presenting an unprecedented advantage for women. That’s a change from the past, when women
normally had more household duties, especially in the era of universal two-child policy, he said.
Lu also said that the number of people engaged in human-centered job positions was growing faster than other rules.
“It implied that jobs requiring insights into people’s preferences and habits, such a
s marketing and human resources, are irreplaceable by machine intelligence so far,” Lu said.
A survey jointly conducted by research firm Trustdata and LinkedIn in April found career starters w
ere establishing their career goals earlier than past generations, exhibiting a stronger self-driven momentum.
ent and progress, international communicators should further play up their special role in advancing unders
tanding, deepening friendship and expanding cooperation in the fast-changing world. They should push world pro
gress in the right historical direction while promoting exchanges among civilizations and mutual learning.
First, we should act as promoters of exchanges among human civilizations. The mutual depende
nce, exchanges and learning of different civilizations give shape to the abundant and colorful world tod
ay. As the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity points out, cultural diversity “is the common herit
age of humanity”. The diversity of human civilizations is a basic characteristic of the world, as well as a so
urce of the progress of humanity. In turbulent international situations, to maintain world peace, development and pr
China, but it belongs to the world. China has put forward the idea of boosting global development vi
a infrastructure connectivity, and is working zealously to translate it into reality. This is based on wha
t the country learned from its own rags-to-riches story, its own experience of the benefits of free trade and inte
rnational cooperation, and on its understanding of the role a responsible major country must play.
The forum’s growing list of distinguished guests is credible testimo
ny that more and more countries appreciate the initiative‘s win-win nature and long-term pote
ntial. With 126 countries and 29 international organizations signing cooperation agreements with China und
er the Belt and Road framework, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank now boasting 97 members, it is m
ore appropriate to call the initiative a global development mechanism than a Chinese one.
On Saturday, a new item was added to China’s draft civil law, which put
s all medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos under stricter re
gulation. Two experts shared their views with China Daily’s Zhang Zhouxiang:
One major change this time is that embryos are clearly included in the draft regulation. Actually,
gene-editing of embryos deserves more attention than gene-editing of adults or children.
First, gene-editing of embryos might more easily get out of control an
d pose more risks to the society. The safety of gene-e
diting for embryos remains unknown and the availability limit of the technology needs to be confirmed.
The birth of the twin gene-edited babies in November 2018 sounded an alarming bell to all. If the embr
yos with edited genes are born, how should we protect their rights as citizens? Will they suffer fro
m discrimination? Who will be responsible if the gene-editing causes health problems?
he clock, a fire engine, over 160 hydrants, thousand of extinguishers, and fire walls, officials said last year.
But not all relics have such rigid supervision. A joint comprehensive survey was started in Septemb
er by the administration and the Ministry of Emergency Management. It found that 33 major institutions still don‘t meet stan
dards, and the State Council issued a notice on Wednesday that they were to receive the highest-level supervision.
On Tuesday, the administration urged local governments to immediately launch evaluations of potential hazards.
The new lawsuit against Liu Qiangdong, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD, and his compan
y filed by a University of Minnesota student might further shake investors’ confidence, and tarnish the image
and reputation of the company, amid tougher competition from rivals such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo.
The Chinese student from University of Minnesota, who claimed she was raped last August by Liu, filed a c
ivil lawsuit against him in Minneapolis on Tuesday, four months after prosecutors decided not to pursue a criminal case.
For residents in Huojugou village in China’s Changbai Mountains, a train whistl