d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
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
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
government on Tuesday to consider the costs it would bear through raising tariffs.
He reiterated that China will never capitulate under any external pressure and hopes the US meets China halfway.
The US has no need to “worry about” China’s affairs, Geng said at a daily news conference. The country has made progress i
improving its foreign investment environment and has become a popular investment destination, he sa
id, citing the expansion of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp and Tesla Inc in the market last year.
Geng stressed that China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the market and will co
ntinue to establish a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment.
A shares, in the final step as part of the November 2019 Semi-Annual Index Review, according to the report.
About 109 companies will be added and three removed from the MSCI China A Onshore Index, whic
h will take place as of the close of May 28, and the three largest additions to this index would be the
Wens Foodstuff Group A, Contemporary A and Shenzhen Mindray A, the MSCI said.
In addition, the MSCI China A Onshore Small Cap Index will see 503 stocks added and 49 cut, with most of the new addi
tions coming from newly eligible ChiNext stocks, according to an official statement of MSCI.
MSCI also updated the list of China A Mid Cap securities that may potentially be adde
d to the MSCI China and the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexes as part of the third step of th
traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away
from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account balance. A count
ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.
There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme
nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gove
rnment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.
Ironically, the disputes between the US and China center around both nations’ legitimate desires to
protect some current low-skilled jobs, or at least to allow an easier transition to new jobs and industries.
US administration’s economic policy has rightly focused on the need to
retain jobs for working-class people in the US. And, China’s companies that export to the U
and external shocks from the long-term trend and to conclude that China’s potential growth rate really is 6-6.5 percent.
Many Chinese economists cite long-term supply-side structural factors－such as demographic agi
ng, environmental degradation, and a lack of progress on reform－to argue that China has simply en
tered a new stage of development, characterized by significantly lower potential growth rates.
Structural factors don’t explain falling growth rate
While this may be true－everyone in China agrees that 9-10 perce
nt annual growth rates are a thing of the past－there is no clear indication of how much Chin
a’s growth potential has actually declined. Long-term supply-side structural factors do not explain, for exam
ple, why the growth rate fell from 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010 to 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013.
More efforts are needed to make breakthroughs in core technologies, advance infor
mation infrastructure construction and provide further impetus to the digital transformation of ind
ustries, said a senior official at the Second Digital China Summit, which opened in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on Monday.
Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Pu
blicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, called for more work to accelerate the research and de
velopment of 5G, as well as promote the building and application of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System.
Huang said achieving breakthroughs in core technologies should be the top pri
ority, with innovation fully pursued and intellectual property rights better protected.
study of Chinese history and religious traditions in college. Horne began studying Ch
inese in fourth grade, and it’s “both a personal journey and an intellectual journey”, he said.
“That diversity — another way to see the world, another way to look at things — has brought so much into my life,” Horne said.
Charlotte Christensen, vice-president of the Oregon China Council, has worked for years with Chinese people and organizations.
Christensen, who took second prize, also witnessed friendships going
beyond the personal level. The state of Oregon developed a sister-state/province rela
tionship with Fujian province 35 years ago and a state/municipality relationship with Tianjin in 2014.
“China raised 800 million of her people from poverty and made it a p
riority to restore her natural environment to become an ecological civilization,” she said.
modernization in emerging and developing economies with the participat