with five suburban districts of Tongzhou, Yanqing, Changping, Huairou and Shunyi upgrading it to yello
w alert later. These areas were hit with strong winds as high as 8-9 grades, with gales reaching 10 grade
at some places. According to forecast, the wind could still be as high as 7-8 grades on Monday.
The gale toppled a wall near Dongzhimen Bridge in downtown Beijing, hitting three pedestrians,
two males and one female. Two of them died at the scene and one at hospital, Dongcheng District said via Sina Weibo.
Food delivery service Meituan said one of its deliverymen was hit and killed by a fallen tree when delivering food.
The speed of wind reached 10-15 meters per second at the Capital International Airport starting from 10 a
m Sunday, with gales as fast as 20-25 meters per second, the airport said. Due to the strong wind, th
e operational ability of the airport dropped and remained low until 7 pm Sunday.
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
her telescopes have diameters of 20 meters at most. Tianma can receive more signals than all of them combined,” Shen said.
Tianma has also played an indispensable role in determining orbits for China’s moon an
d deep space explorations. It will also determine orbits for the country’s first Mars exploration in 2020, Shen said.
The government is tackling illegal disposal of lead-acid fuel cells, w
hich has resulted in pollution and higher health risks. Hou Liqiang reports from Pizhou, Jiangsu.
China is the world’s largest manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, which are widely us
ed to power electric bikes and supply the ignition spark for conventional automobiles.
However, spent batteries, which are officially designated as hazardous waste, are often dispose
d of illegally, squandering large amounts of valuable lead and causing pollution that is costly to remedy.
ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni
cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te
chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedit
e the commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has a
lready unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X, which is
expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Huawei from buying US t
echnology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said
According to the administration, the mechanism can switch the on-duty satellite to a quick-scan mode focusing on areas required by users when they are hit by disasters.
“During disasters, Fengyun satellites can scan as often as every five or six minutes. The China Meteo
rological Administration could send users cloud images and products via satellites and public clouds,” Wei said.
For example, in March, China provided a remote-sensing monitor repo
rt on flooding in Iran via Fengyun. The analysis estimated the coverage and ter
rain characteristics of the flooded area, which greatly assisted the country’s evacuation efforts.
China has launched 17 Fengyun series meteorological satellites, of which seven are currently operational.
The World Meteorological Organization has included China’s Fengyun serie
s of meteorological satellites as a major element of its global Earth observation system.
championships,” said Guan, also President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.”
Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closin
g stages of the women’s over 73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout.
Wakden then secured her third successive world taekwondo title by the referee’s punitive declaration.
“Our athlete has worked very hard for this gold medal and it was taken away so easily by the referee. This is very dirty.”
Guan said that the Chinese team will launch an appeal to the World Taekw
ondo, the sport’s world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“We will definitely appeal to the decision,” he said. “And this refe
ree’s qualification should be stripped of. This scandal is a serious damage to our sport.”
The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distri
bution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to tr
ack,” said Chen Peng, a researcher with the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and n
amed in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
The number of captive pandas was 548 globally as of November last y
ear. Fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi.
n April 2018, Shanghai police arrested eight people from Shanlin (Shanghai) Financial In
formation Service Co, which was involved in illegal fundraising of more than 60 billion yuan.
The company, with a registered capital of 1.2 billion yuan, adopted a physical store and online ma
rketing to take public deposits. From October 2013, the company opened over 1,000 physical stores
across the nation and trained its employees to sell financial products through advertising and telemarketing wit
h the promise of high interest. In 2015, the company opened online financing platforms to raise money.
The company’s claimed investment projects were found to have no profit
ability, resulting in a huge capital gap that prevented it from repaying investors’ principal and interest. Last
The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a grea
t extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of econ
omics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.
The US administration’s often competing and clashing objectives－though m
any of them are understandable－cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the U
S hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.
A dream called sustainable reindustrialization
Yet the US expends huge amounts of its resources just to maintain its mo
netary hegemony and thus ensure its financial sector offers higher pay and return on inv
estment compared with the real economy sectors, which helps it to maintain its advantage in
um for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.