heavenly horse－located in the suburban Songjiang district, is the largest omnibearing movable telescope in Asia an
d is ranked third in the world in comprehensive performance. It began providing celestial observations in 2012.
While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenome
na in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image, s
cientists in Shanghai said. Tianma is part of the East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EAVN.
Shen Zhiqiang, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ S
hanghai Astronomical Observatory and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) inter
national team that assembled the black hole image－more than 200 astronomers worldwide linked via a g
lobe-spanning array of eight ground-based radio telescopes－said that the equipme
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
public companies are from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
The United States has 575 companies, the most among the 61 countries and regions involved in the ranking.
Japan is third-largest contributor, with 223 companies joining in the list.
This year marks the 17th release of the Global 2000 ranking since it was first published by Forbes in 2003, when the Unite
d States was home to 776 companies in the list while the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong only had 43.
Industry-wise, banks and diversified finance make
up most of the list, with 453 companies appearing on it, followed by tech ind
ustry and construction industry, with 184 and 123 companies on the list, respectively.
ions of a culture of sexism and bullying at Uber and US Department of Justice investigations. After a series of embarrassments, Kalanick was forced to res
ign in 2017 by a group of investors. Uber then hired Khosrowshahi to lead the company.
Uber has said it has the potential to grow not just in the cab hailing business, but also as a “sup
erapp” to provide logistic services, such as grocery and food delivery, organizing freight tra
nsportation, and even financial services, much like Grab, its Southeast Asian counterpart.
But market experts have struggled to find value in a company that has consistently posted los
ses, and warned that it may never be profitable. “The business is unprofitable, new entrants can enter the ma
rket, there is potential regulatory risk, and it is very price sensitive. What is there to like about this opportunity?” Ro
bert Johnson, professor of finance at Heider College of Business, Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska said.
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.
No need for dogs, cats to go through quarantine if they meet set conditions
Pets owners no longer need to be separated from their beloved dogs or cats when they ar
rive in China from overseas if they meet certain conditions, under a regulation that took effect on May 1.
Dogs or cats with valid electronic chips arriving from 19 designated c
ountries or regions no longer have to undergo weeklong quarantines if they pass on-site inspe
ctions at ports of entry, according to the regulation released by the General Administration of Customs earlier this year.
The designated countries and regions are New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Guam of the Unite
d States, Jamaica, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, J
apan and Singapore, as well as China’s Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.
modernization in emerging and developing economies with the participat
ion of the advanced economies. Yet, in recent months, Washington has claimed the initiative’s
projects are “debt traps” for Belt and Road countries. Which is a flawed effort at distraction.
BRI projects promote inclusive growth
If anything, Belt and Road projects seek to promote more inclusive global economi
c development. Certainly, China will make its share of mistakes, but it
has a track record of learning quickly from those mistakes.
In the postwar era, Washington and its allies had an
opportunity to lift the developing countries out of abject poverty. Yet success s
tories involve mainly those Asian economies that ignored the West’s growth lessons, which were
too often coupled with conditionality, debt and dependency, in the name of “structural adjustment”.
rimination bent of the law which, in my view, will lead to a significan
t inward flow of foreign capital in key services and advanced manufacturing sectors,” he said.
Overholt said “the list of issues that President Xi has addr
essed are the issues that the business community is concerned about”.
“It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Ini
tiative, such as transparency and corruption, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.
Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.
“People are very positive about the direction, but they need t
o know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.
What impressed me most is that President Xi highlighted the importance of sustainable d
evelopment. The hosting of the Horticultural Expo is the best chance to raise people’s attention to the conce
pt of sustainability, both in China and around the world.President Xi outlined his commitment to open and gre
en development as well as underlined China’s dedication to conserving the ecosystem now and for generations to come.
Xi’s call for countries to work together for the common goal o
f improving the global ecosystem aligns well with the Paris Agreement. This is an excellent foll
ow-on from the commitment outlined in the communique from the Belt and Road Forum.
In this communique, to which the UAE is a signatory, countries ag
reed that cooperation will be open and clean, with green development promoted.
The expo attracted widespread global participation, and I think everybody will recog
nize China’s vision in green development and its resolve to build a green future.
tivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integration and closer people-to-people ties as its main goals, has advanced in solid steps, the report said.