President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Russia reflects close cooperation between China and Russia,
which is important to maintain the stability of the international community amid rising uncertainties, analysts said.
Xi will make a state visit to Russia from June 5 to 7 and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg
International Economic Forum, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Wednesday.
The trip is part of the annual exchange of visits between the two countries’
heads of state, after Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the Second Belt and Road Fo
rum for International Cooperation in Beijing in April and had talks with Xi on the sidelines.
completed 5G call tests and more than 500,000 commercial 5G base stations are expected to be
built in South China’s Guangdong, North China’s Hebei, East China‘s Zhejiang and Jiangxi, and Central Chi
na’s Hubei provinces and the cities of Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Chongqing and Wuhan in the future, the report said.
“With technologies and products related to the 5G network maturing, the main parts of the 5G ind
ustrial chain, including systems, chips and terminals, are ready for commercial use,” Wen Ku, a
spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said on Tuesday.
The report said the ministry, having made a general plan fo
r 5G application, is estimated to formally issue 5G licenses at some point this year.
Mainstream political groups will continue to dominate in elections to the European Parli
ament this week but probably will lose some seats to nationalist and far-right parties, analysts predict.
“There is no fear for the solidity of the EU-decision-making system”, said Sven Biscop, director of the Euro
pe in the World Program at the Egmont-Royal Institute for International Relations, a think tank based in Brussels.
But he urged “those who favor the European project” to not be complacent, as the rise of
populist and far-right parties has already become a major concern for the EU and its member states.
About 400 million people from the EU’s 28 member countries – includi
ng for now the United Kingdom – are eligible to vote in polls to be held from Ma
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
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.
refore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and
also a crucial means to stop poverty from being passed on between generations,” he said.
“The poor regions are the bottleneck in building a moderately prosperous society by 2020,” Xi wrote.
While talking with students and teachers at a primary school in Zhongyi, a towns
hip in Chongqing’s Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in April, Xi
said compulsory education is an important part of poverty eradication.
Children in impoverished mountainous regions must be guaranteed access to education, an
d they should have a happy childhood, Xi said during his visit to Chongqing. He encouraged teachers to sett
le down in such regions, dedicate themselves to education in rural areas and contribute to poverty reduction.
Scientists from China and other countries involved in the Belt
and Road Initiative will work together to enhance scientific and technological coop
eration in disaster prevention and mitigation, according to a joint declaration.
The collaboration aims to make areas along the initiative safer, more sustainable a
nd disaster-proof, according to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-r
oad Disaster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.
Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reduct
ion Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sic
huan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.
hina voiced deep disappointment late on Wednesday about Washington’s plan to raise tariffs on Chinese imports on Fr
iday, saying that it will take necessary counter-measures if the US tariffs increase takes effect.
The planned tariffs increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese
imports from 10 percent to 25 percent was filed by the Office of the US Trade Representative, and
the filing appeared on Wednesday in the Federal Register, the Associated Press reported.
In response, an unnamed spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on the ministry’s website that escal
ating trade friction does not serve the interests of people in the two countries and the world.
Major US trade bodies have urged the Trump administration to avoid further escalating tensions by suddenly incr
easing tariffs on Friday, while experts said it’s sensible for China to continue negotiations in a measured way.
going reform measures have made its financial market increasingly appealing to overse