with high export exposure to the impacted economies
. A more protracted period of weak international trade activity could also harm investment pr
ospects and adversely affect productivity growth in the medium term.”
The report indicated that the entire global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved tra
de tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence.
The forecast for weaker global growth casts a shadow over efforts to im
plement the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has set universal go
als for eliminating poverty, promoting prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment.
Huawei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilico
n, said it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.
“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipation. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the
company’s products and a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference
on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and i
nterference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.
HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Kirin, which has b
een used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, the company has also
“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.
Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes
tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.
“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.
During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t
rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.
Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave
rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.
Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz
hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.
Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.
On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.
Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi
Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls
and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.
A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while
Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.
Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus
trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.
The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
A giant panda will leave for Austria for a four-year collaborative research project, a
panda research base in Southwest China’s Sichuan province said Monday.
Yuanyuan, a 20-year-old male, will leave Chengdu at 4:45 am Tuesday for it
s new home at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, according to the China Conservation and Res
earch Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) based in the Wolong National Nature Reserve.
A farewell party for the panda was held at the base Monday afternoon.
The research on Yuanyuan in Austria will enhance China’s cooperation
with Austria in areas such as breeding, disease control and prevention as well as the rep
roduction of the giant panda, said Zhang Zhizhong, an official with the CCRCGP.
The base has launched giant panda research programs in cooperat
ion with 15 zoos in 13 countries and regions so far, according to Zhang.
ies of all levels to crack down on ophthalmic medical institutions without a legal lice
nse and strengthen inspection of ophthalmic products and medical instruments in the notice.
Legal experts called for China to protect juveniles through cybersecurity legislation a
nd redoubled efforts against school bullying after several cases aroused public outrage and concern.
Fang Yan, a lawyer from Shaanxi province, said that it’s good to see the nation adding to the protectio
n of juveniles in the past few years, “but in some new aspects, such as cyberspace, the protection is far from enough”.
At the end of 2018, China had 829 million netizens, of whom almost 20 percent w
ere under the age of 18, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.
Another report released by the center in March said that 15.6 percent of juven
iles had experienced disturbances, insults or privacy leaks online, while 30.3 percent said
they had been exposed to pornography, gambling or drugs in cyberspace.
“However, independent enrollment has evolved into a situation where rich people find ways to get their children extra
points. Third-party organizations should be involved in the process to make it fairer and more transparent,” he said.
Xiong Bingqi, vice-president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said the goal of independent college adm
ission is to establish a system of multiple evaluations, instead of judging students by test scores alone.
However, students who qualify for independent enrollment also must take the gaokao, and their scores in the exam rem
in an important basis for admission, Xiong said. So students and their parents are still focused on the scores.
Moreover, the pilot program has failed to help establish a two-way a
dmission mechanism between colleges and students. Independent enrollment refo
rm has increased the right of colleges to choose students, but students still have limited ability to seek admission to the coll
ege of their choice, as one student normally gets a call for admission from just one institution, he said.
that rejecting May’s deal could see Brexit delayed indefinitely.