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.
Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumption in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of eco
nomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such a situa
tion, the implementation of large-scale infrastructure construction projects would further increase the trade deficit.
To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US needs to introduce and use more foreign ca
pital, which will further enlarge the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high g
rowth rate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.
What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regulation of the economy, the US administration has been tryi
ng to impose regulations on international trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.
essure, and psychological experts say that thinking of nothing is a mental
adjustment for people, which is
good for health as it can reduce the risk
of anxiety and depression by 25 percent, according to Workers’ Daily.
If people can’t manage their emotions effectively under high pressure, it will
harm their family life, work and social life, experts say.
The suggestion sparked reaction from netizens, with Sina Weibo user
Happy little witch123 asking, “Is it ok if I
accumulate the daily five minutes and me
ditate a hour on one day?” A WeChat user named yuenyuen said, “I’m not
bragging but I can meditate for a whole day.”
Just 20 days after the opening of a
museum of broken relationships in Taiyuan, capit
al of North China’s Shanxi province, its owner joked that it was turning into a blind date site, thecover.cn reported.
Since it opened to the public on April 25, the museum has received 500 visitors every day, aged between 16 and 25.
gion must focus on the key elements of greater integration and high-quality developmen
t to lead the growth of the whole Yangtze River Economic Belt and East China, the statement said.
The meeting called for better awareness of integrated development and putting the region’s growt
h into the perspective of a unified strategy, as well as the development of a modern economic system.
It also required adequate coordination and implementation to ensure the effective implementation of various tasks in the plan.
The delta region, including Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, is among the areas with the most robust econ
omic growth, the highest level of opening-up and the strongest capacities in innovation in China.
The total GDP of the delta region reached 21 trillion yuan ($3.06 trillion) in 2018, which
accounted for around one-fourth of the national total, according to Economic Daily.
producing specialized bicycles for health, sports and slow urban lifestyles.
Century-old bike-maker Shanghai Phoenix Enterprise (Group) Co Ltd and Tianjin Flying Pigeon Cycle Development Co are
transforming to produce sports and leisure bicycles based on the fast growth for these types of products.
The output of such bicycles priced above 1,000 yuan saw an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase to 8.43 millio
last year, up 10.5 percentage points over the previous year and accounting for about 11.5 percent of the total.
Other companies including Bike8, Onelap and Incolor continue to manufact
ure innovative bicycles by improving the intelligent and network connecting levels of their products
ter Games was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the
venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonde
rful legacy story,” said Juan Antonio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while
planning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic market
ing partners and four second-tier sponsors, while the Games’ licensing program, whic
e in trying to forecast earthquakes, it may very well happen in China,” said Tappo
nnier, also foreign associate member of the United States’ National Academy of Sciences.
Four leading ethics scholars in China are urging government authorities to intensify their supervision over scientific research to re
duce the chances of unethical use of biomedical technologies involving gene editing and stem cells.
The appeal, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, referen
ced a major ethical scandal in November, when a Chinese scientist announced he had pro
duced the world’s first twin human babies whose genes were altered to make them immune to HIV.
According to the administration, the country is stricken by an average 20 earthquakes abo
ve magnitude 5 every year. There is an earthquake above magnitude 8 every decade. Since the turn of
the new millennium, more than 91,800 people have been killed by earthquakes in the country.
arned against further raising tariffs. “Increasing tariffs will only continue to harm America
n consumers and businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, as well as threat en American econ
omic growth and leadership in innovation,” said Naomi Wilson, the council’s senior director of policy for Asia.
US chemical manufacturers also called for sensible trade policy solutions.
Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, said on Monday he believed t
he risks of continuing to use tariffs as a negotiating tactic with China are simply too high, and potential benefits remain unclear.
Several organizations, including Tariffs Hurt the Heartland — the national campaign compose
d of more than 150 of the largest US trade organizations in retail, technology, manufacturing and agric
ulture — have in recent days highlighted the negative impact of tariff increases on the US economy and job market.
decade is likely to be driven by greater global financial sector integration,” said Alfred Schip
ke, the International Monetary Fund’s senior resident representative for China.
Chinese students are increasingly diversifying their choices of destinations for overseas stud
ies, with more students choosing to go to the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, a new report showed.
In a multiple choice survey for the annual Report on Chinese Students’ Overseas Study, released
on Tuesday, while the United States remains the most popular destination for overseas study this year, pref
erred by 43 percent of the respondents, this was down by 8 percentage points compared with 2015.
US dominance looks uncertain as the number of students inclined to study in the UK r
ose sharply in 2019, accounting for 41 percent, up 9 percentage points compared with 2015.
More efforts are needed to make breakthroughs in core technologies, advance infor