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.
ments in areas such as education, health, climate change adaptation and sustainable infrastructure.
The growth outlook in all major developed economies and most developin
g regions has weakened due to a confluence of both domestic and external factors, the report said.
Following an expansion of 3 percent in 2018, world gross product growth is now projected to moderat
e to 2.7 percent in 2019 and 2.9 percent in 2020, reflecting a downward revision from the forecasts released in January.
The report identifies several downside risks that could trigger a sharper or more prolonged growth slowdown, potentially infl
icting significant damage on development progress. Those risks include a further escalation in trade te
nsions, a sudden deterioration in financial conditions, and the accelerating effects of climate change.
sumers and hundreds of thousands of employees, we ask that you im
mediately stop this action to increase their tax burden,” the group said.
The group’s reasoning echoes an earlier comment from David French,
senior vice-president for government relations at the Nat
ional Retail Federation, who said, “Saying that China is paying these tariffs doesn’t hold water.”
About 99 percent of all shoes sold in the US are imported. Last year alo
ne, it imported 2.5 billion pairs, nearly 70 percent of which came from China, ma
king the Asian country the largest source for US shoe imports, according to statistics provided by the FDRA.
stration show China had 5,354 museums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 2
6,000 exhibitions in 2018 and received 1.126 billion people, an increase of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
The International Council of Museums organized the annual I
nternational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.
Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interacti
ve, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.School students and adult
visitors learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and learn about the appreciation of and technological me
thods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum, May 1
Transformation of traditional industries speeding up, riding wave of high tech
The Chinese economy is poised for more vigorous growth after gathering new strength through upgrad
es in traditional industries and accelerating the growth of high-tech industries and emerging sectors.
The country will further expand market access with a nationally unified, annually released and timely adjusted negative list for m
ore market vitality, according to the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic regulator.
Meng Wei, spokeswoman of the commission, said at a media conference on Fri
day that China has made steady progress in cultivating new momentum and promoting t
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 build Tianjin into an AI in
novation center and a hub of AI industries and innovative applications by 2020.
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.
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 these 13-year-olds representing 19.4 percent.
The report shows over 90 percent of teenagers use electronic devices for study or playing game
s every week. What deserves attention is that the percentage of inevitable exposure to electronic devi
ces among elementary school students is significantly higher than that of the other two groups.
China said late on Monday that it will increase tariffs on the bulk o
$60 billion of US imports to three categories of rates between 10 percent and 25 percent.
For the rest of the US imports, the duty rate remains at 5 percent, acc
ording to a statement released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.
The tariffs will hit around 5,000 products such as food, chem
icals and auto parts, and are due to take effect on June 1, the commission said.
In a separate statement on Monday, the commission said i
t will be open to tariff exemption applications for part of qualified US imports.
This is China’s latest response to the additional US tariffs on $200
billion of Chinese goods, which were implemented on Friday morning.
s higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, illustrating that burgeoning career opportunities and skill requ