A number of entrepreneurs from across the world

A number of entrepreneurs from across the world

 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

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Second minor earthquake in a week detected in Beijing

Second minor earthquake in a week detected in Beijing

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.

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But he said legislators should clarify the respective

But he said legislators should clarify the respective

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.

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Mobike announced Friday that it will raise its riding

Mobike announced Friday that it will raise its riding

 fees in Beijing – one yuan for 15 minutes and 0.5 yuan for each additional 15 minutes – with the new fees coming into place next Monday.

The move comes after Bluegogo’s fee increase in Beijing from March 21, where the compa

ny cut riding time for a one yuan from one hour to 15 minutes, with each additional 15 minutes costing 0.5 yuan.

Zhang Shule, an industry commentator, told Changjiang Times that price raises will not bother users.

Zhang said, as a niche market, the industry still has room to adjust prices.

ying continuing with warmer weather, the company should attrac

t increasing numbers of users, compared with the cold winter months.

International Financial News cited data showing the number of active users on Mobike and Ofo exceeded 20 million in February.

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Golden love: Wuhan seniors marry after age 80other Wu

Golden love: Wuhan seniors marry after age 80other Wu

A saying goes that love knows no age. One example is what happened between the 96-year-old g

randfather Han and the 85-year-old grandmother Wu in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province.

Their romance can be traced back to Spring Festival in 2017, when they met at their ch

ildren’s gathering for the first time, according to Changjiang Daily. They had been living alone since their spouses die

d. Their children, who happened to be friends, had worried about their parents’ loneliness and decided to fix them up.

Han thought Wu was nice after the meeting and decided to pursue a rel

ationship with his children’s support. He sent Wu a fan during the hot days and roses

on her birthday, and also talked with her over the phone from time to time. Wu gave him a pair of sneakers after

noticing that he wore leather shoes all the time, and Han would wear them whenever he went to meet her.

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killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza: Medics

killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza: Medics

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.

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Considering that the aircraft faces uncertainties in its airwo

Considering that the aircraft faces uncertainties in its airwo

irworthiness, after looking into the matter, the administration decided to suspend Boe

ing 737 MAX 8 airworthiness certifications immediately,” the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a sta

tement unveiled on Tuesday, adding that the ongoing investigation had not ruled out design flaws in the aircraft.

“A certificate is granted by the country’s regulator after an aircraft has been inspected and

meets the requirements for safe operation,” said Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at Civil Aviatio

n University in Tianjin, “It’s a long process to determine whether an aircraft is airworthy.”

It took Boeing 15 months to get an airworthiness certificate for the first 737 MAX 8 from the a

dministration, he said, adding that the certificate was issued in October 2017.

The administration has sent experts to participate in investigations and will rev

iew the model’s airworthiness with a focus on alterations to the jet engine design and pla

cement. It will resume accepting applications for the certificate after the aircraft design is found to meet the requirements.

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After a two-hour hearing on Wednesday, the top court up

After a two-hour hearing on Wednesday, the top court up

held the original ruling, and said the two companies should stop their infringement immediately.

The Shanghai IP Court will further calculate the exact amou

nt of compensation that the two Chinese companies should pay to Valeo, accor

ding to the verdict. During the first trial, Valeo had requested compensation of 6 million yuan ($893,000).

Wednesday’s trial is of great significance as it shows China’s growing efforts in protecting IPR, the top court said in a release.

“It shows the country’s strong determination in fighting infringement, and intensif

ied judicial protection for IPR and innovation-driven development,” said Ma Yide, an intel

lectual property professor from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law who attended the hearing.

The final verdict was reached only two months after the original one.

Such a fast pace reflects improved efficiency in handling IP-related lawsuits in Chinese courts, he said.

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Wang Yan, a businesswoman from Chengdu, capital of neig

Wang Yan, a businesswoman from Chengdu, capital of neig

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.

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After hitting Mozambique, Cyclone Idai tore into Zimbabwe

After hitting Mozambique, Cyclone Idai tore into Zimbabwe

  killing many people as they slept.

  The 83-year-old husband of one Chimanimani resident was buried alive when their bedroom collapsed on them last Friday.

  ”We were sleeping in the house around 10 p.m. in the evening and it was raining. It

kept on pouring when rocks sliding from the hill started hitting our house,” said the 59-year-old.

  ”The stones we built our house with collapsed on us, and then I yelled, ‘oh my, I’m dying!’ The soils had

filled my mouth, nose and ears. Water filled the house to almost my neck level … I started to shake my husband’s body to no avail. He was alrea

dy dead.”People carry Chinese rice from a warehouse surrounded by water after Cyclone Idai hit the area, in Beira, Mozambique.

  Nearby, another family had abandoned searching for their 16-year-old missing son, who they suspect is buried under the mud.

  Efforts to bring aid to those affected by Cyclone Idai are under way in Zimbabwe. Pres

ident Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is airlifting food to some of the areas where people are still trapped.

  Mnangagwa has declared March 23 and 24 national days of mourning.

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