showed their innovative ideas, hoping to gain acc
ess to potential investors, mentors and business partners through the platform.
Wang Zhigang, minister of Science and Technology, said China
will further open up and strengthen international coop
eration in technological fields to promote a favorable environment for global talent.
The two-day event, with an exhibition area of 70,000 square meters, attracted more
than 4,000 professional organizations, training agencies, universities, tec
hnology enterprises and human resource agencies from 52 countries and regions across the world.
About 110,000 visitors were at the conference.China uses high-tech measures for cultural heritage protection
magnitude earthquake at a depth of 19 kilometers was detected at 12:47pm on Sunday
in Beijing’s Huairou district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
It is the second earthquake in a week that occurred in the capital, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake in Beijing’s Haidian district last Sunday.
Earthquake experts said minor quakes are normal in the area, as Beijing is located in the earth’s rift zone. There is no need for worry.
Since Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zone of Shanxi province, the North China Plai
n and Yanshan Mountain, it’s normal for the capital to experience small quakes at a magnitude of two to thre
e, said Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, as quoted by Beijing News.
“There will be no major impact on those living or working in the capital,” he said.
Seven rift belts are scattered through the plains in Beijing, mostly lyin
g from the northeast to the southwest. Among those rift belts, active ones are more likely to trigger quakes.
The head of one of the world’s best-known museums is retiring, and as the news spread l
ate Monday, netizens praised him as a tireless guardian and promoter of the nation’s heritage.
The retirement of Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang, 65, whose name has frequently been
in the news, was announced on Monday at a meeting at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City.
Shan “has made the Forbidden City shift from a luxury beyond reach to one that is accessible to ordinary people”, Feng Kaitai, a la
wyer and Weibo user, posted on Monday. “He makes more younger people fall in love with the Forbidden City.”
The museum named Wang Xudong, director of Dunhuang Academy in Gansu province sinc
e 2014, as Shan’s successor. The academy manages and studies the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, also known as th
e Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, including hundreds of temples at a Silk Road crossroads.
GAZA – At least four Palestinians were killed and 316 injured on Saturday during day-long cla
shes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.
Gaza’s health ministry said in a statement that Bilal al-Najjar, 17, was critically wou
nded earlier on Saturday and succumbed to his sustained wounds later at night.
Al-Najjar joined the protests and rallies in the East of Kahn Younis town, close to the border with Israel in southern Gaza Strip.
Ashraf al-Qedra, health ministry spokesman in Gaza, said earlier said that Tammer Abu Al-Khe
ir, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire in his chest e
ast of Khan Younis town in southern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
“Four were killed and 316 injured, including 64 injured by live gunshots, 16 by rubber bullets an
d the rest by tear gas,” said al-Qedra, adding that nine paramedics and four journalists were among the injuries.
eighboring Sichuan province, moved to Dali in 2014. She is among thousands of newcomers
who operate guesthouses around Erhai Lake, which offers stunning views that provide an escape from urban life.
The 50-year-old, who now wants to leave the city and return to her hometown, said her decision
to operate guesthouses in Dali had turned out to be a mistake, as it had left her heavily in debt.
She ran a garment company in Chengdu before moving to Dali, and the annual revenue from
this business was about 400,000 yuan. She and her family lived quite a good life, she said.
Like many of her peers, Wang was attracted by the scenery around Erhai Lake, and u
sed her capital to open a lakeside guesthouse business by leasing land from local farmers to build her own premises.
In 2014, she invested 6 million yuan in an 18-room guesthouse in Shuanglang township close to the lake.