essure, and psychological experts say that thinking of nothing is a mental
adjustment for people, which is
good for health as it can reduce the risk
of anxiety and depression by 25 percent, according to Workers’ Daily.
If people can’t manage their emotions effectively under high pressure, it will
harm their family life, work and social life, experts say.
The suggestion sparked reaction from netizens, with Sina Weibo user
Happy little witch123 asking, “Is it ok if I
accumulate the daily five minutes and me
ditate a hour on one day?” A WeChat user named yuenyuen said, “I’m not
bragging but I can meditate for a whole day.”
Just 20 days after the opening of a
museum of broken relationships in Taiyuan, capit
al of North China’s Shanxi province, its owner joked that it was turning into a blind date site, thecover.cn reported.
Since it opened to the public on April 25, the museum has received 500 visitors every day, aged between 16 and 25.
gion must focus on the key elements of greater integration and high-quality developmen
t to lead the growth of the whole Yangtze River Economic Belt and East China, the statement said.
The meeting called for better awareness of integrated development and putting the region’s growt
h into the perspective of a unified strategy, as well as the development of a modern economic system.
It also required adequate coordination and implementation to ensure the effective implementation of various tasks in the plan.
The delta region, including Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, is among the areas with the most robust econ
omic growth, the highest level of opening-up and the strongest capacities in innovation in China.
The total GDP of the delta region reached 21 trillion yuan ($3.06 trillion) in 2018, which
accounted for around one-fourth of the national total, according to Economic Daily.
co-fatherhood”, is based on a kinship ritual that is formed after a child gets baptized into the Roman Catholic faith.
For the predominantly Catholic and close-knit Philippine society, the go
dfather (known as the padrino) is part of one’s extended family and is expected to h
elp and protect his godchild. The godchild is expected to respect and be loyal to the padrino.
Bapakism is derived from the Indonesian word for “father”. When used
in Indonesian business, bapakism demands great respect and obedience to one’s supe
rior. The manager in his role as the company’s bapak is expected to look after and care for his employees.
Although Asian values are steeped in an ancient culture and tradition, it was
only in the 1990s that this concept drew global attention. This was partly due to Asian lead
ers like the late Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and current Malaysian Pri
including existing ski resorts and some newly built projects, to host all eight Olympic snow sports
in 2022. The three clusters will be connected by a new high-speed railway, which will be completed by t
he end of this year. It looks beyond the Games to boost future winter sports tourism.
According to the organizing committee, all 26 venues for 2022 will be ready by June next year with the f
irst test event, a World Cup skiing series, scheduled to be held in Yanqing’s National Alpine Skiing Center in February.
About 90 percent of the earth moving work for the mountain center is now complete, and a 53-hecta
re forest reserve has been built nearby for transplantation of all the trees affected by the construction.
“The preparations are ready to step up to the next stage, from planning to
the readiness phase. Beijing is ahead in the race against time,” said Liu Yumin, dire
ctor of the planning, construction and sustainable development department of the 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee.
wide as saying that increasing tariffs on $200 billion of goods to 25 percent, coupled with tariffs already in place — as well as expect
ed Chinese retaliation — would reduce US employment by more than 934,000 jobs and push down the US GDP by 0.37 percent.
According to data from the General Administration of Customs, two-way trade between China and
the US declined 11.2 percent year-on-year to 1.1 trillion yuan ($162.5 billion) in the period from January to April.
The fact that Beijing is still sending a delegation to the US for the trade talks is “very wise on China’s part”, said Gary Hufb
auer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Douglas H. Paal, vice-president of the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for Internat
ional Peace, said it “makes sense to continue the talks because the alternative would be a drastic signal to markets”.
cooperation and build the comprehensive strategic par
tnership between China and Portugal to a higher-level, with broader vision and greater vitality.
Xi said the two countries should strengthen high-level exchanges and value th
eir respective core interests and major concerns based on mutual respect and understanding.
Saying China views Portugal as a significant partner in jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi called for the stren
gthening of bilateral cooperation in fields such as trade, investment, energy and infrastructure.
He also urged the two nations to strengthen coordination on major inter
national issues, firmly uphold the multilateral system and build an open global economy.
Xi added that China stands ready to work with the European nation
to advance more productive cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
orts and exports rebounded sharply in March, reaching 9.6 percent higher than March 2018. S
o, overall trade grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year in the quarter despite low growth rates in January and Febru
ary. Exports of electrical and mechanical products, which are higher value added, grew by 5.4 percent in the qua
rter. And, private sector trade grew 9.9 percent, far more than the overall growth rate.
I am worried to see that total investment in real estate grew by 11.8 per
cent year-on-year. Having lived through the 2008 finan
cial crisis in the United States, I’m wary of continued high investment in real estate in a time when property prices are al
ready astonishingly high and China’s living space per person has already surpassed that in Europe.
The bottom line is that fiscal and monetary policies combined with policies to promote structural transformation have
achieved a stable macroeconomic situation and steady movement toward supply side upgrading.
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) supervised the
test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.
Kim “supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon cond
ucted by the Academy of Defense Science on Wednesday,” the KCNA reported.
The design indexes of the weapon, with advantages of “the p
eculiar mode of guiding flight and the load of a powerful warhead,” were “perfectly verified at the test-fire con
ducted in various modes of firing at different targets,” the report said, giving no details of the weapon.
“Tactical” implies a short distance weapon instead of a long-range ballistic missile in military battles.
According to the report, Kim described the development as “an event of v
ery weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People’s Army,” sayi
ng that the scientists and workers have done a great work in increasing the country’s capabilities of
omic value in the domestic economy in 2017, equivalent to nearly 4 percent of China’s 82.08 trillio
n yuan GDP that year.This is significant, considering the economic value estimated for other Asia-Pacific economi
es ranges between 1 and 3 percent, said the Hinrich Foundation’s Director of Public Affairs and Strategy Berenice Voets.
The potential economic value of digital trade is expected to be the equivalent of 22 percent of China’s projected GDP in 2030, accor
ding to the report, outlining an optimistic outlook for digital trade development in China in the following years.
Li is scheduled to have talks with EU leaders, attend high-level meetings
Premier Li Keqiang touched down at Brussels Airport on Monday, beginning a five-day trip aimed at sending a clear signal to t
he world of the growing mutual trust and deepening strategic cooperation between China and European nations.
Li is in Belgium for the 21st China-EU Leaders’ Meeting. He will also make an official visit to Croatia and at
tend the eighth Leaders’ Meeting of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in the coastal city of Dubrovnik.
cting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and