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.
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.
e more overseas investors in. The cross-border trade and investment will be more free and convenient, said Pan.
He called China’s economy stable, as the major economic indicators were within a reasonable range.
In April, the National Bureau of Statistics said the purchasing ma
nagers’ index for the manufacturing sector stood at 50.1, indicating expansion as the reading was above 50.
The broad money supply, or M2, increased 8.5 percent year-on-year by the end of April, compared with 8.3 percent a year earlier.
“The prudential monetary policy was focused on countercyclical adjustments this year, maintaining flexibility as well as
ample liquidity to promote fast growth of credit and strengthened support of private and small enterprises,” Pan added.
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.”
to sell chips to ZTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and
systems company, even after imposing huge fines on the company. By so doing, the US has act
ually encouraged China to increase investment in its high-tech sector. So, even if China and the US were to strike a de
al, China would be prompted to import lower volumes of energy and agricultural products from the US.
In macroeconomic terms, the China-US trade dispute has added h
uge uncertainties to the US economy and raised the likelihood of recession. Which cou
ld thwart the US president’s chances of being re-elected in 2020. And the trade dispute c
ould prevent the US from taking the measures it intends to in order to consolidate its national power.
Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.
Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild.
The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi
on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w
ith 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 named in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
as added huge uncertainties to the US economy and raised the likelihood of recession. Which could
thwart the US president’s chances of being re-elected in 2020. And the trade dispute could pre
vent the US from taking the measures it intends to in order to consolidate its national power.
As for China, the significant deviation in the US’ stances and objectives
in the trade talks should be a warning for it to more strictly stick to its principles. And the
fact that the US wants to challenge the laws of economics should not be reason for China to try to do the same.
China may grant official 5G licenses, instead of the interim licenses previously planned, to tel
ecom carriers this year and is likely to start commercial use of the superfast wireless technology na
tionwide in the near future, possibly as soon as October, according to people familiar with the matter.
Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumption in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of eco
nomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such a situa
tion, the implementation of large-scale infrastructure construction projects would further increase the trade deficit.
To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US needs to introduce and use more foreign ca
pital, which will further enlarge the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high g
rowth rate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.
What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regulation of the economy, the US administration has been tryi
ng to impose regulations on international trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.
peration in AI governance including laws and regulations, ethical norms and international rules,” Wang said.