there is a relatively stable world economy. The high-technology sector and e-commerce can be
especially fast-growing given their rapid development in both countries, Li Xin, director of the Ru
ssian Center for Central Asian Studies at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times on Thursday.
Li added that some traditional industries, such as energy, could witness a decrease in total trade as international fuel prices decline.
The expansion in China-Russia trade in 2018 was largely due to stable international economic growth and a closer
bilateral relationship, rather than a consequence of the China-US trade dispute, Li said.
Both countries have introduced policies encouraging trade cooperation, and these policies have clearly borne fruit, Li said.
However, the US-China trade conflict, which is hitting global confidence, could potentially play hav
oc with the world economy including trade between China and Russia if it escalates further in 2019, according to Li.
with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term.
By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe
aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma
The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat
ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the
in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and deepen reform of innovation systems and m
echanisms in the region, as well as step up the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Chen said the Greater Bay Area will play a significant role in the country’s fu
rther reform and opening-up under the “one country, two systems” principle.
“The principle should be continuously upheld as it is important to maintain (each region’s own advantages),” said Chen.
Chinese analysts hailed the UK’s move to deal with concerns about risks of cooperating with Huawei in 5G through technical measures, and said the UK has
et an example for other European countries on the issue to prevent the effects of the US.
Zhang Chi, a Chinese telecommunications industry observer, said a Huewei offcial in the UK told him that the UK set up a
special testing center composed of working staff from Huawei and technological officials from the UK an
d headed by the latter, which was one of the ways to limit the risk
s of using Huawei mentioned in a Financial Times report on Monday.
“Such a facility runs a thorough, transparent examination of Huawei’s device and operating c
ode, and Huawei products can only enter the UK’s network after passing such tests,” Zhang told the G
lobal Times on Monday, and such a testing system is wh
ere the UK draws confidence from in terms of managing risks.
“In the era of globalization, China will embrace the world with open arms. We also expect the UK to maint
ain its true nature of opening and making wise choices based
on its own interests and work with China to bring more benefits to
the Chinese and British people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry
spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a routine press conference on Monday.
had determined that there are ways to limit the risks of using Huawei in future 5G ultra-fast networks, citing officials familiar with the matter.
Such a decision dealt “a serious blow to US efforts to persuade allies to ban the Chinese supplier from high-speed telecommunications systems,” the report said.
One person familiar with the debate said the British conclusion would “carry great weight” with European leaders, since the UK
has access to sensitive US intelligence through its membership in the Five Eyes intelligence sharing network, the FT reported.
Zhang said that the UK had been concerned about the risks of usi
ng Huawei because of warnings from the US. But Huawei products are inexpensive a
nd qualified that they could not refuse, which was why they proposed schemes to test Huawei equipment.
Zhang hailed the system and the UK’s conclusion as “significantly pragmatic, and will set an example for other European countries.”
Cui Hongjian, director of the Department of European Studies at the China Institute of Interna
tional Studies, told the Global Times on Monday that it was not in European countries’ interests to blin
dly follow the US, which was confusing security with the market to crack down on Huawei.
pinnacle. Since the end of the 1980s, he had made his voice heard constantly and had been labeled the “CPC veteran cadre + CPC critic.”
As a representative figure among veteran outspoken officials, he was hailed among Chinese liberals and Western public opin
ion. Among his propositions, the most famous was opposing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
Looking back on Li’s life, the prime of his life was embedded in the wave of the Chinese Revolu
tion and the country’s early development; he suffered a lot during that period of time.
In his later years, he participated in the creation of a special type of “veteran cadre + critic.” Stronger opinion was not at al
l unusual in those years, but the label of a retired official helped increase the gravity of Li’s voice and consolidated his stance.
Li’s later years were a success from another perspective as well. He had been enjoying a
generous pension and lavish benefits after retirement until he died in Beijing Hospital.
While benefiting from the privileges the state provided, he was also supported by China’s do
mestic anti-establishment forces and some Western powers. He was one of China’s least lonely old men and veteran cadres.
It should be noted that Li in his later years became a symbol of the diversificat
ion of Chinese society. Considering the meaning of this symbol, different conclusions can be drawn.
Supporters may hold that he had added a voice and more importantly a “scarce voice,” while
opponents would argue that he had become a tool for hostile and unfriendly forces to attack the Chinese system.
Li’s later years demonstrated a special way of boycotting China’s mainstream path. Such a role played by him may reflect various value judgments.
With rain spreading across Iraq, mallow growing in the northern and eastern parts of the country gives impoverished people food to eat or sell for extra money.
Mallow, or Malva pusilla, is a cosmopolitan weed found principally in temperate regions of
the world. It is a fast-growing annual or perennial herb with the capacity to grow in dense pa
tches in gardens, yards, roadsides, waste ground, orchards, pastures and agricultural fields.
It grows without any assistance and easily harvested and so is often called the “food of the poor.”
It is also delicious and good for one’s health.
Thanks to the heavy rain in Iraq, this year mallow spread and were found for collectors to harvest in winter, without any help from farmers.
Some of poor families are able to collect mallow plants and sell them
due to its medical value, as it is used to treat some sicknesses and to strengthen immunity.
Haydar Sattar, a member of the local council in Eastern Baquba, told the Xinhu
a News Agency that “mallows spread tremendously this winter. It reminds me of Iraq from a long time ago.”
Tian Hongming, 67, has been dubbed the “last blacksmith by the fire” by the people of Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin province.
Having picked up the skill of forging iron at the age of seven from his grandfather, Tian has made a living from the skill for more than half a century.
In the 1990s his business reached its peak, selling more than 80,000 iron products a year, Tian said.
With increaed industsrialization and the cheaper and more intricate iron products it brought however, Tian and his workshop went into decline.
Although fewer customers now choose handmade iron products, Tian sticks to the traditional craft and takes every order seriously.
In 2015 his skill was listed among the city’s intangible cultural heritages.
“Sometimes, the flow-line productions can’t meet the special needs of custo
mers, so the craft will never be replaced,” he said. “And I will continue my business as long as the market and customers need me.”
In a bid to improve the nation’s business environment, the China National Intellectual Property Administration will roll
out a new set of regulations on trademark filings to curb the “applications out of malice”.
The regulations draft has been publicized on the CNIPA website, soliciting suggestions and opinions from the public until March 14.
The move reflects a shift in policymakers’ focus from intellectual property quantity to quality, s
aid Li Shunde, a senior IP researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Comprised of eight articles, the new regulations target “abnormal applications”, such as trademark sq
uatting, imitating established brands and filings with no intentions for actual use in industry or business.
The regulations, once they take effect, will also come as a severe blow to tradema
rk speculators, who apply for and stock trademarks for trade rather than industrial or business use.
Education authorities in Beijing have launched an investigation into actor Zhai Tianlin, who has received high-profile plagiarism allegations.
The Education Work Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Beijing Education Commission have sent an investigative team to the Beijing Film Acad
emy, where Zhai obtained a Ph.D., to look into the case, the university said in a statement on Thursday.
Zhai, 32, is also a postdoctoral candidate at Peking University. He found himself in hot water on social media after a Sina Weibo blogger accused him of plagiarism last week.
The university launched its own investigation on Monday. It has finished prelim
inary evidence collection and notified Zhai about the investigation, the statement said.
The university has zero tolerance for academic misconduct and will look into other matters uncovered by netizens.
Zhai raised a flurry of chatter online in August when he said in a live video appearance he did not know what the China National Knowledge Infrastructure w
as. CNKI is the largest and most widely used online academic library in China for university students writing theses and dissertations.
The post by the Sina Weibo blogger claimed one of Zhai’s papers published in an acade
mic journal was uploaded to CNKI and the similarity score for the 2,783-word article was 40.4 percent.
aduation dissertation could not be found in the CNKI database, while all graduation dissertations written by his classmates were there.