The volunteer team－led by Wu Liangliang, a security guard who has gained online fame for his fluent self-taught En
glish－has also been part of the site’s efforts to provide a more personal management style, in addition to the city go
vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.
Larry Goodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife
in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.
Having worked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si
zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con
venience, traveling is about being a part of the destination and interacting with local residents.
“The human connection is always better,” said Goodrich.
s become a driving force behind economic growth, and interne
t companies should concentrate on making breakthroughs in core technologies.
“The country is narrowing the gap with developed countries, especially in autonomo
us driving, cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems and intelligent transportation. We started a little late, but o
ur pace is faster and our potential is bigger,” said Robin Li, chairman and CEO of leading Chinese search engine Baidu Inc.
He noted that AI will have an impact on the internet and China should firmly grasp the historic opportuni
ties of AI, and the country’s efforts in technological innovations will begin gradually changing the world.
Pony Ma, chairman and CEO of Tencent Holdings Ltd, said the e-government is becoming the driving force for cons
truction of a digital China and high-quality social and economic development, and internet firms should co
nsolidate basic research and focus on making breakthroughs in core technologies.
sian Airlines, was bound from Moscow for Murmansk in Russia’s far north.
It made an emergency landing at the airport shortly after takeoff with 73 passengers and five crew members aboard.
The aircraft circled before making a hard landing back at the airport after the crew issued a mayday alert.
As seen in CCTV footage, the plane touched down hard and skidded along the runway, spewing out plumes of black smok
e and nearly completely afire. The plane’s undercarriage collapsed as it slowed to a halt on the tarmac.
Yelena Markovskaya, spokeswoman for the Moscow interregional tr
ansport investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Fed
eration, said on Monday that 37 people survived, including four crew members.
d on its predecessor, which is used with China’s Long March 11 carrier rocket and
features advanced composite materials built into its casing.
He said the new engine will be used on the upgraded variant of Long March 11, enabling the new model to transport a 1.5-ton
satellite or multiple satellites with a combined weight of 1.5 tons, to a sun-synchronous orbit 700 kilometers high. The
carrying capacity of the original Long March 11 for such orbits is 400 kilograms.
Development of the new engine shows there are plans to diversify the launch portfolio of Long March 11 to turn it from a si
ngle model into a family of models to enable it to meet different demands in the launch market.
The Long March 11, developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Be
ijing, is a major solid-fueled carrier rocket and has been used for six flights from the Jiuquan Satellite Lau
nch Center in northwestern China. The rocket is mainly used for lifting small satellites to sun-synchronous orbit
expenditure is to meet the need of safeguarding national security and facilitating military reform with Chinese characteristics.
“Starting in 2016, the increases in our defense budget have been sta
ying inside single digits each year, as opposed to double-digit rises in the five consecutive years be
fore that year,” the spokesman said. “Compared with other countries, our defense spending in 2018 accounted for
about 1.3 percent of our GDP for that year, while some developed nations maintained a 2-plus percent proportion.”
China raised its defense budget by 8.1 percent in the fiscal year of 2018.Escaping the stre
ss of work and social bustle and finding yourself in a winter wonderland is a magical feeling. Although some people are most conv
ersant with summer vacations and destinations, there are a number of winter destinations that you need to visit. We h
ave taken the liberty to pen down some of the best winter locations in the world that are not so known by the lot. Th
ese locations have the capacity to keep you spellbound for the rest of your life! Endeavor to
make any of these destinations your target in the coming summer vacation and you will be happy you did!
have been referencing one of the Mueller team’s lawyers, Jeannie Rhee, who previously represented the Clinton Foundation
in a racketeering lawsuit. While several of the lawyers have made personal donations to Democrats in the p
ast, the majority of them have been longstanding Department of Justice employees.
Trump also argued that Mueller was compromised due to his prior i
nterest in being FBI director after Trump fired James Comey, and repeated a favorite alleg
ation that Mueller and Comey are “best friends.” Comey has said in the past that he and Mueller are not best friends.
He also bashed Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Mueller investiga
tion and delegate overseeing Mueller to Rosenstein, impersonating Sessions with a thick Southern accent.
”The attorney general says, ‘I’m going to recuse myself,’ and I said, why the hell didn’
t he tell me that before I put him in?” Trump said. “How do you recuse yourself?”
trading platforms, mainly serving China’s Nasdaq-style high-growth enterprises and small to medium-sized enterprises, respectively.
Li Chao, vice-chairman of the regulatory commission, said the new board’s registration sys
tem will not lead to a large number of enterprises flooding onto the new board, thus avoiding hu
rting market liquidity. The new board will have appropriate listing standards and procedures, Li said.
“Regulators’ remarks have dispelled investors’ concerns that the ne
w board may take a toll on the liquidity of existing boards,” said Hong Rong, founder of Ho
nda Education, a Shanghai-based investor education platform. “Moreover, the regulators delivered clear signals that the
ChiNext and NEEQ can benefit from the reform experiences of the new board in the long term.”
Regulators’ remarks constitute a boost to investor sentiment on the A-share market, Hong s
aid. “I think investors are gradually forming a consensus that the country attaches great importance on de
veloping a strong capital market that functions well in not only financing but investing.”
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index had risen 22.2 percent to 3,678.39 points from the start of
this year to Wednesday, and Morgan Stanley has raised this year’s target for the index to 4,300 points.
An accident at a coal mine in Inner Mongolia that claimed 21 lives and injured 29 was c
aused by a brake glitch that forced a vehicle to go out of control and hit a ramp, according to local authorities.
The accident occurred at about 8:20 am on Saturday at a mining company in North
China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, when a vehicle was transporting 50 workers to the mine.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. All 29 injured were rushed to hospital and were in stable condition.
Fu Jianhua, vice-minister of emergency management, arrived at Inner Mongolia
at 22:00 pm on Saturday with a team to supervise the rescue and investigation work.
An emergency center which included four working teams for medical service, security and safety was set up.
projects, including highway, railway, airport and power stations. However, in the face of local protests, the effectiveness of Modi’s economic package, delivered just a few months before the
election, seemed very suspicious. Interestingly, because of the tremendous opposition against the Bill and the frustrating situation on the g
round, BJP’s top local politician who was defending the bill changed his tune almost as soon as Modi left.
Clearly, Modi’s twin election trick, which comprised both nationalistic and developmental ele
ments, was clearly at work during his visit to disputed South Tibet. However, sacrificing the pa
instakingly earned mutual trust and progress in Sino-Indian relations for the sake of ephemeral political benefits seems unwise.
Even though India and China have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute, and Modi and President Xi have met at least four times in 2018 to bring b
ilateral ties back on a stable footing, the border issue remains the single-most sensitive topic between the two countries. While
the dispute between China and India remains too large to be resolved altogether, both sides would better carefully manage it.
conflicts will injure both sides, he added.Xi called China-US ties one of the world’s most important