ched a total volume of over 31 trillion yuan ($4.5 trillion), or 34.8 percent of its GDP, in 2018. Yang Xiaowei, deputy head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, also called for more efforts to develop the homegr own big data sector and highlighted that stepping up research and development is key to mastering core technologies. Paul Romer, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics and profe ssor of economics at New York University, said he is impressed by China’s proposal in cyb er sovereignty which he understands as: Each nation must be able to write and enforce its own laws that reg ulateRead More →

In a written instruction released on Friday, President Xi Jinping called on society to carry fo rward the spirit and dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing as China forges ahead in the new era. Xi is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Zhang, a native of Shaanxi province, behaved courageously in the Liberation War i n 1948, repeatedly achieving military glory. He retired from active service in 1955. Over the following decades, he kept his battle achievements a secret, even from his children. His story was made public at the end ofRead More →

he subject of remaining true to the Party’s original aspirations and keeping its mission firmly in mind. On Monday afternoon, Xi also visited the home of Sun Guanfa, a 71-year-old veter an who is also a descendant of a Red Army martyr, at Tantou village, Zishan township. Hearing that Sun’s family members had no difficulties in employment and education, Xi said as long as the people follow th e Party’s leadership, China will definitely achieve great rejuvenation and the people will enjoy a better life. “The Communist Party is dedicated to making the people happy, and the CPC Central Committee is making all efforts toRead More →

 industries develop fast, and new sectors have been emerging, such as unmanned warehousing, facial recognition payments and new online-to-offline groceries.” Meng also said that a new version of the nationally unified negative list for market access will be rolled out w ithin the year. Illegal or implicit entry barriers and locally issued negative lists will be canceled, she said. The Chinese authorities will also establish and refine mechanisms for adjusting the annually released list when necessary, she said, adding that the list will better cope with the reforms to delegate power, streamline ad ministration and optimize government services, and will better meet the needs ofRead More →

We should leave various civilizations in the world all in full blossom. There would be no clash of civilizations as long as people are able to appreciate the beauty of them all. Openness, inclusiveness, mutual learning among civilizations stressed Exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations should be conducted in a reciprocal and equal ma nner, and be diversified and multi-directional. They should not be compulsory or forced, or be a one-way flow. Civilizations should keep pace with times Innovation should be encouraged to give impetus and vitality to the progress of civilizations. Asia tourism promotion plan proposed China is willing to implement an Asia tourismRead More →

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries. Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society. This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline. Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development. SantaritaRead More →

countries should be mindful of these projects’ impact on the environment and inhabitants. “It is encouraging that the government of China is taking proac­tive measures to ensure tha t the development of the Belt and Road Initiative is risk-informed and sustainable,” she added. “Disaster-proofing the world’s largest infrastructure initiative is a challenge, but achi evable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potential for innovation and creativity, suc h as new disaster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures. Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said disas ter risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiativeRead More →

 stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizi ng Committee. “We will endeavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the W ater Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in pre paring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games. According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 ve nues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will beRead More →

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan. A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017. For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention. “I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says JoeRead More →

 “I go on trips twice a year. I usually do not buy souvenirs on the road, because they are q uite similar and less creative, which I can easily find at the stalls of Shanghai’s Town God Temple.” Netizens in China joke online Yiwu’s residents need not buy souvenirs at other places as all such articles originate in their hometown. As Shi sees it, there is immense scope to reinvent the concept of souvenirs in general and Chinese souvenirs in particular. Souvenirs, he said, should be made in various formats-a local snack, curries from In dia, black tea from Sri Lanka, dried apricots from XinjiangRead More →