sing monitor report on flooding in Iran via Fengyun. The analysis estimated the coverage and
terrain 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 se
ries of meteorological satellites as a major element of its global Earth observation system.
ountries should work together for a better future in today’s world that is globaliz
ed and multipolar, Javier Solana, former secretary-general of NATO, said in an interview with China Daily.
erprises in China. Last year, intellectual property authorities punished violators in more
than 6,000 cases of infringing on rights of trademark registrants from overseas, with a t
otal value of 151 million yuan ($22 million), an increase of 50.1 percent over the previous year, the report said.
An agreement to support young scholars’ research into the Silk Road was signed between China and UNESCO during a ses
sion of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on Wednesday.
Under the agreement, an international academic program will be launched with funding of $1 mill
ion from the Chinese government to scholars under 35 years of age from around the world.
Hosted by the Ministry of Education and UNESCO, the session – entitled “Safeguardin
g the Diversity of Asian Civilizations” – focused on cultural interactions among Asian people and disc
ussed challenges in terms of revitalizing the multiple cultures of Asian countries and regions.
akes less than $9 from each iPhone. The total price of a phone is ridiculously counted as a Chinese export to the US.
It’s a good thing that China is no longer a low-wage country. Most Chinese are much better off than they were even 10 ye
ars ago. But it does mean that these low-skilled, labor-intensive industries will be moving to less-developed nations. US t
ariffs on such products will only serve to hasten the transition to higher value-added industries that China has to make anyway.
Roughly 20 years ago, when China’s admission to the World Trade Organiz
ation was being negotiated, China’s economy was tiny as a portion of world GDP. It was clearly a poor, less-deve
loped country that, except in a few areas, was not able to compete with Western companies in high-value-added products.
As Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury secretary, argued, a dev
eloping country may need to protect its “infant industries” from already established foreign
followers on Sina Weibo and works as a part-time commercial photogra
pher, said that virtually all his female clients ask him to alter their pictures digitally to mak
e them appear skinnier before they are posted online－even those who are already super-thin.
The 30-year-old also engages in “fat talk” with his fri
ends, and sometimes jokes about his rotund belly to his followers on Sina Weibo.
He said, “Different from women, guys my age or younger engage more in ‘mus
cle talk’ because they want to be bigger and stronger”, while many middle-aged men who h
ave gained weight get caught up in “fat talk”, as they “want to lose weight and be heathier rather than prettier.”
Denise Martz, a professor of psychology at Appalachian State University in
North Carolina, US, said, “Social media is giving women a false sense of how they usually look.
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.
between long-term structural factors and actual economic performance, it is also unclear how long those factors would take to constrain GDP growth to a part
cular level. In fact, 20 years ago, the same long-term factors were used to warn of a possible fall in Chinese GDP growth.
Because of the complexity of China’s growth trajectory, many economists seem to base their assessments of potenti
al on performance. After every drop in China’s GDP growth since the second quarter of 2012－when growth fell be
low 8 percent－economists have emerged to declare that performance was in line with potential.
Difficult to determine potential growth rate
To be sure, there are various estimates of China’s potential growth rate, ranging from 5 perc
ent to 8 percent. But it is difficult to determine which is reliable. For one thing, there is reason to believe that
most estimates fail to discount cyclical factors adequately when calculating the long-term trend.
the 22nd film of Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made more than $2 billion globally wit
h over $576 million, nearly a third of the total, being contributed by the Chinese market.
The percentage of Hollywood films contributing to China’s box office has witnessed a gradual decline in recent years
thanks to the rise of successful Chinese films including The Wandering Earth and Dying to Survive.
Due to its explosive growth in third-and fourth-tier cities, the Chinese movie market is certainly poised to become the larg
est in the world in the not too distant future. Last year, China’s total box office exceeded 60 billion yuan ($8.9 billion), gra
dually closing the gap with the United States whose box office was about $11.6 billion. China has become such a form
idable force in the global film industry that international film producers cannot afford to overlook it.
reality, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human-computer interaction-scenes are create
d based on ancient Chinese classics, such as the Classic of Mountains and Seas, in which mythical an
imals appear in forests, lightning flashes, thunder rumbles, wind blows and rain pours.
Visitors can experience primeval nature in a part of the exhibition developed by the Beijing World Horticultural Expo Co
ordination Bureau and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Automation.
In addition, visitors can experience what it’s like to ride in an autonomous vehicle. Three driv
erless vehicles developed by Baidu-two with eight seats and one with four seats-offer rides in the park.
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.
The international community has hailed President Xi Jinping’s call on Friday to ease market