al modernization and ensure that both urban and rural residents enjoy equal public services.
By the middle of this century, digital villages will be completely built nationwide to advance rural revitalization.
To fulfill such targets, the country will accelerate the constructi
on of IT infrastructures in rural areas, upgrading rural internet facilities and information services.
More efforts will be made to boost the rural digital economy, with wider use of digital techno
logies in agriculture and the development of e-commerce and various emerging creative industries in rural regions.
While providing more support for rural technological innovation, the co
untry will strengthen ecological protection in rural areas with digital technologies.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.
Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday.
New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month
on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement.
New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities.
As for resold homes, prices in the four first-tier cities reported a 0.4-percent growth mo
nth on month, while those in 31 second-tier cities went up 0.6 percent, narrowing from the 1.2-percent increase in March.
not to provide disposable daily necessities. But some customers say not providing the items would cause them inconvenience.
A latest survey by Ctrip.com shows that more than 80 percent of clients back hotels not providing disposable daily necessities.
Beijing’s Yanqing district plans to help more than 20,000 primary and secondary scho
ol students master skiing and skating skills over the next three years, a move designed to spur enth
usiasm among the district’s residents for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
Set to run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022, the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijin
g and co-host city Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province in less than 1,000 days.
Yanqing, 74 kilometers northwest of central Beijing, will host several events, including Alpine skiing, bobsled, skeleton and luge.
Ventures, First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital made a killing in the IPO, some late-stage backers did not fare as well.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T >, for example, invested in Uber in early 2018 at $48.
77 per share. It also bought shares at a much lower price in a large secondary transaction.
To be sure, other IPOs have traded well so far in 2019, including online scrapbook company Pinterest Inc, vegan burger
maker Beyond Meat Inc and video-conferencing startup Zoom Video Communications Inc. But these were mu
ch smaller startups than Uber that did not execute as many frothy fundraising rounds.
Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who was on the NYSE trading floor to mark the debut, tried to cal
m investors by pointing to the company’s growth prospects and expansion plans.
as the capital of Israel and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that fueled the massive protests from Palest
inians and the Arab world and deepened the enmity between the Palestinians and Israelis.
The Trump administration has closely aligned itself with Israel’s right wing, and on Su
nday night, US President Donald Trump reinforced this when he tweeted his “100%” su
pport for Israel’s actions, blaming the violence on “terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad”.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group s
eized control of Gaza from Western-backed Palestinian forces in 2007, but its leader Ism
ail Haniyeh said Hamas is “not interested in a new war” and is ready to “return to the state of calm” if Israel stop
s its attacks “and immediately starts implementing understandings about a dignified life”. In the past, Hamas has hal
ted attacks in return for the easing of an Egyptian and Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza.
ught about more than 70 years of general peace and rapid development after World War II. We mus
t oppose a Cold War mentality and competitive rivalry, which go against the tide. We must firmly pro
mote economic globalization, and prompt it to develop in a more inclusive, mutually beneficial, equitable and rat
ional direction so as to realize a common prosperity and progress of humanity.
Third, we should be disseminators of Chinese civilization. Many pun
dits in the contemporary world think that China’s traditional culture contains important an
swers to resolving difficult problems of today’s world. A nation’s most profound spir
itual pursuits are deposited in its culture. China’s development path is rooted in its civilization and traditions.
alia. In fact, any organizations or individuals providing communication services to Australia
are subject to its jurisdiction, whether its “company, server, manufacturing location” is locat
ed in Australia or not. More shockingly, the law imposes an extraordinary duty of confidentiality. The priva
te sector, which assists law enforcement, cannot disclose the details of the instructions it receives, or even the ins
tructions themselves. Otherwise, the violators will be put into prison for up to five years.
In The Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu warned: “Constant experience shows us that every
man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.” The bill, with its secrecy, broa
d jurisdiction and powers that can set up “backdoors” of systems, has caused widespread fear among Austr
alians, with many thinking the law has opened “Pandora’s box” of “surveillance states”.
me period. The value-added high-tech sector’s out
put rose by 7.8 percent, higher than the country’s value-added industrial output.
In the first quarter, the NDRC approved 50 fixed asset investment projects, mainly in th
e fields of energy, transportation and high-tech. The total investment hit 370.3 billion yuan ($55.3 billion).
The NDRC reportedly is considering a slew of new measure to boost spending on automob
iles, home appliances and consumer electronics products. People close to the NDRC said it has sent a draft plan to
encourage consumption in the three sectors, according to a report in the National Business Daily.
The news caused shares of home appliance companies traded in Shanghai and Shenzhen to increase
by 1.47 percent on Thursday, according to Shanghai-based information provider Wind Info.
, statistics, physics, biology, psychology and sociology, among other disci
plines. It promotes the “AI + X” interdisciplinary approa
ch in universities and aims to set up 100 majors that combine AI and other subjects by 2020.
Many Chinese universities have set their sights on improving AI education and nurturin
g more AI talent and have established new AI departments and research institutes.
Tsinghua University established an AI institute in 2018 as p
art of its efforts to advance AI research and education.
Aiming to become a globally influential AI research institution, the institute focuses on the basic theory of AI and activ
ely promotes cross-disciplinary AI research as well as the integration of academia and industry.
nt the album to the public,” Yang says.Yang was talking a couple of weeks before Record Store Day, an eve