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.
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.
ward underground to Lize Financial Business Area, which is about 3.5 km from Caoqiao Statio
n, so passengers can transfer to Line 14 and Line 16, which are under construction, and Line 11, which is planned.
Masood Khalid, Pakistani ambassador to China, said Chinese culture is a reflection of the cou
ntry’s long and rich history. “It is a civilization that has made an imprint on global culture,” he said.
The ambassador listed a variety of manifestations of Chinese culture, which include Chinese cuisine, dance, art, and costume.
“The way Chinese people attach importance to their family and their children, lookin
g after the elderly – all these practices and traditions have been inherited over time,” he said. “Then after har
d work, they come together with their families and friends.”
A city terminal will be established in the Lize Financial Business Area, p
roviding check-in and luggage check services. Passengers will enjoy more convenience with
the ability to check their luggage and get their boarding passes before they arrive at the new airport.
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
Chinese economy can reach its indicative growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019.
Lower growth rate may mean more room for adjustment
Most Chinese economists seem quite comfortable with this targeted range. One explanati
on is that China’s potential growth rate is 6-6.5 percent, and a target should be set accordingly. Another is that a
lower growth rate would give the economy more room for structural adjustment.
From 1978 to 2008, China averaged an impressive 9.5 percent annual g
rowth rate. Then the global financial crisis struck, causing growth to plummet from 9.7 p
ercent in the third quarter of 2008 to 6.6 percent in the second quarter of 2009. A 4-trillion-yuan ($640 billion) sti
mulus package, introduced in November 2008, soon brought about a powerful rebound, with GDP growth rea
ching 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010. But since then China’s economic growth has been declining, partly b
ecause the government withdrew its stimulus. Last year, China’s GDP grew by 6.6 percent.
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.
more than 100 projectors were installed to digitally recreate mangrove fo
rests and the environment surrounding them: tropical seas, tides and beaches.
With sound, light and electrical effects, the exhibition shows how mangroves, one of the very few vegetation env
ironments that can survive in coastal waters, thrive in the tides and change their surroundings for the better.
Tianjin resident Li Lingyan, who visited the park on Monday, was fascinated by the mangrove exhibition.
“Looking at the exhibit, it is as though I was brought to the seashore to se
e how mangroves grow in a tough environment. It was an amazing process,” she said.
” I was totally thrilled, and I got to learn a lot about mangroves.”
Near Gate No 5 of the park, “a forest of lights and shadows” draws crowds.
reality, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human-computer interaction-scenes are create