World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.
Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday.
New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month
on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement.
New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities.
As for resold homes, prices in the four first-tier cities reported a 0.4-percent growth mo
nth on month, while those in 31 second-tier cities went up 0.6 percent, narrowing from the 1.2-percent increase in March.
not to provide disposable daily necessities. But some customers say not providing the items would cause them inconvenience.
A latest survey by Ctrip.com shows that more than 80 percent of clients back hotels not providing disposable daily necessities.
Beijing’s Yanqing district plans to help more than 20,000 primary and secondary scho
ol students master skiing and skating skills over the next three years, a move designed to spur enth
usiasm among the district’s residents for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
Set to run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022, the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijin
g and co-host city Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province in less than 1,000 days.
Yanqing, 74 kilometers northwest of central Beijing, will host several events, including Alpine skiing, bobsled, skeleton and luge.
level, and supported by diverse interest groups will prevent conflicts among stakeholders in the South China Sea,” Santarita said.
Scientists from China and other countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative will work together to enhance scientifi
c and technological cooperation in disaster prevention and mitigation, according to a joint declaration.
He said Asia’s emphasis on “respect for authority, respect for the environment and the discipli
ne to control the use of resources” will also see Asian leaders pursuing a more eco-friendly dev
elopment path and honor their commitments to the Paris climate agreement.
“If there is harmony, discipline, stability and the primacy of family and com
munity over the individual, then any problem can be easily addressed,” Santarita said.
Ventures, First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital made a killing in the IPO, some late-stage backers did not fare as well.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T >, for example, invested in Uber in early 2018 at $48.
77 per share. It also bought shares at a much lower price in a large secondary transaction.
To be sure, other IPOs have traded well so far in 2019, including online scrapbook company Pinterest Inc, vegan burger
maker Beyond Meat Inc and video-conferencing startup Zoom Video Communications Inc. But these were mu
ch smaller startups than Uber that did not execute as many frothy fundraising rounds.
Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who was on the NYSE trading floor to mark the debut, tried to cal
m investors by pointing to the company’s growth prospects and expansion plans.
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, one of the best Beethoven interpreters of all time, will perform
all five Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos during his upcoming China tour with the German orch
estra, Staatskapelle Dresden, which kicks off on May 15 at the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall.
He will also perform with the German orchestra in Changsha, Hunan province, on May 18
and 19, and conclude the tour at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 21 and 22.
“Beethoven was the most romantic of composers. The more I play Beethoven’s works, the more musical freedom I get,” says Buch
binder, in an email interview with China Daily before the China tour. He adds that he has performed the com
plete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Staatskapelle Dresden for many times all around the world.
With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympics, pr
eparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.
Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s north
ern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou
ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.
As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Lin
glong Tower, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heig
htened for the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature athl
etic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.
ct “regular sales” of “defense articles” to Taiwan and back its participation in international organizations.
“We urge the US side to keep its promise, abide by the one-China policy a
nd the three joint communiques, and block the bill’s progress,” Geng said.
He urged the US to “appropriately handle the Taiwan question to avoid serious da
mage to Sino-US cooperation in key areas, and the peace and security of the region”.
Experts said the bill will further damage Sino-US relations, and the confr
ontational approach taken by the US against China will damage regional peace and security.
Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences, said the recent passage of US naval vessels through the Taiwan Straits, arms sales and
political support to Taiwan are meant to help Taiwan separatists and pressure Beijing.
rimination bent of the law which, in my view, will lead to a significan
t inward flow of foreign capital in key services and advanced manufacturing sectors,” he said.
Overholt said “the list of issues that President Xi has addr
essed are the issues that the business community is concerned about”.
“It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Ini
tiative, such as transparency and corruption, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.
Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.
“People are very positive about the direction, but they need t
o know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.
transit. According to NBS preliminary estimates, the share of consumption of clean energy such as natural gas, hydropo