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.
Co and learned about the company’s production of rare earths and the development of the rare earth industry in Ganzhou.
On the heels of the United States government announcement it will ban unauthorized exports of US technology to Hua
wei, by Monday, a number of major US tech giants, including Google, had reportedly stopped supplies.
Amid the escalating tit-for-tat trade blows between the world’s tw
o largest economies, the US putting Huawei, the face of Chinese hi-tech progress, on its Ent
ity List is no doubt a calculated blow to hit China and Huawei where it hurts. “America will probably use its ability to with
hold components from Huawei as a bargaining chip in a future trade deal with China,” The Economist reckons.
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.
China will offer customized data services for disaster prevention throug
h its Fengyun meteorological satellites for more countries along the Belt and Road, said a
senior official of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Center.
The services will be provided based on the results of a survey of 81 countries. By the end
of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.
All of the respondents said they wanted to install the application software platforms
of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.
They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainf
all, droughts, dust storms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on F
engyun meteorological satellite data analysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.
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
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.
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.
nomic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive domestic market that forces com