Month: May 2019
US sneaker giant Nike and fancy shoemaker Allen Edmonds have joined the chorus of busines
s groups calling for the White House to hit the brakes on its move to raise duties on Chinese shoes an
d other products, further challenging President Donald Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs.
A week after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods imported from Chi
na, more than 100 American shoe and sneaker companies, brands and retailers signed an open letter to the president saying the p
olicy “would be catastrophic” for consumers, businesses and the US economy.
“Your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from China is ask
ing the American consumer to foot the bill,” said the letter, dated on Monday and signed by
the companies. It was posted on the website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA).
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.
ments in areas such as education, health, climate change adaptation and sustainable infrastructure.
The growth outlook in all major developed economies and most developin
g regions has weakened due to a confluence of both domestic and external factors, the report said.
Following an expansion of 3 percent in 2018, world gross product growth is now projected to moderat
e to 2.7 percent in 2019 and 2.9 percent in 2020, reflecting a downward revision from the forecasts released in January.
The report identifies several downside risks that could trigger a sharper or more prolonged growth slowdown, potentially infl
icting significant damage on development progress. Those risks include a further escalation in trade te
nsions, a sudden deterioration in financial conditions, and the accelerating effects of climate change.
ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.
The central commission said in the statement that Liu is cooperating with the probe.
hina’s housing regulator has warned four Chinese cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.
Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministr
y of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.
This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.
ipsets like Kirin, which has been used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, th
e company has also developed chips for base stations, basebands and chipsets powered by artificial intelligence.
“From chips to its self-developed operating system, Huawei has
long been preparing for independent research and development in core technologies. It has the abil
ity to adjust to changes in the global market,” said Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance.
Huawei has also made preparations with core chipsets. Existing s
tocks are thought to provide the company with a buffer of six months to a year, he said.
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
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.
al modernization and ensure that both urban and rural residents enjoy equal public services.
By the middle of this century, digital villages will be completely built nationwide to advance rural revitalization.
To fulfill such targets, the country will accelerate the constructi
on of IT infrastructures in rural areas, upgrading rural internet facilities and information services.
More efforts will be made to boost the rural digital economy, with wider use of digital techno
logies in agriculture and the development of e-commerce and various emerging creative industries in rural regions.
While providing more support for rural technological innovation, the co
untry will strengthen ecological protection in rural areas with digital technologies.
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.
e more overseas investors in. The cross-border trade and investment will be more free and convenient, said Pan.