smartphones that run on the system, and
future versions of the company’s handsets will not be
able to use services from Google, including the Google Play Store, Gmail and YouTube apps, which are
not covered by the open-source license and require a commercial agreement with Google, Reuters report said.
Android’s official account replied on Twitter Monday that while th
ey are complying with all US government requirements, “services like Google Play and
security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”
n, who came to the main venue of the festival on Thursday with four friends.
“We went to Thailand for a vacation last month. The beautiful sunshine and beaches there
are enchanting,” the 54-year-old Beijing native said. “Now, we have a second chance to experience its food.”
Yang Lin, 26, who described herself as a foodie, also went to t
he gala. “I love Korean food most, except for Chi
nese cuisine, and I’m happy that Beijing is holding such a big food exhibition.”
Xu Hejian, a Beijing official in charge of the event, said visitors can see how Asian food i
s made at the venue and sample various cuisines made by more than 200 food enterprises.
Wuyutai Tea is one of the companies.It’s a good opportunity for the younger generati
on to learn more about traditional Chinese delicacies and desserts,” said Chen Huaji, an employee. “Tea is
quite an important element of Chinese culture, and the exhibition offers a stage to show off the essence of Chinese food and Chinese culture.”
Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the
proportion of older people in the popula
tion expands and tens of millions of
people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the Nation
al Health Commission, said there are not
enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly.
A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted.
It is expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of
International Nurses Day on Sunday.
The nurse’s aides will complement the work of full-fledged nurses to meet the demand for services for the elderly, she said.
ring box office and increasingly impressive performance at major international film
festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.
But there is still a wide gap between the Chinese film industry and the Eu
ropean and US movie industries, be it in the art of filmmaking or in the publicity strat
egies and methods. That some Hollywood filmmakers spend nearly half of their budget on publicity and ad
vertising should give Chinese filmmakers some food for thought, especially since some Chinese movies, de
spite being well made and highly rated by movie critics and viewers alike, fail at the box office.
A wine-maker needs to get people to know his wine is good to make his business a success, so do Chinese filmmakers.
tain a breakneck pace of economic development, which has brought booming economic prosperity.
Unfortunately, it has also brought a deteriorating environment. Seeing heavy smog, for ex
ample, many people feel that a worsening environment will destroy the happiness brought by economic growth.
Since 2012, the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has put forward a series of ecol
ogical ideas. On Sunday, Xi said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that “green mountains and cle
ar waters are indeed mountains of gold and silver, and environmental improvement means great productivity”.
This idea, dubbed the theory of two mountains, enjoys immense popular support in China.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party o
f China, urged officials at all levels never to sacrifice the environment for economic growth.
e of International Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free t
rade and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”.
“The shift toward high-quality development is a natural extension of what China has been doing for the past few ye
ars. Now that the BRI is five years old, it’s about time to upgrade quality joint development,” he said.
“China is trying to address the concerns that have been raised sinc
e the last Belt and Road Forum two years ago. One of these concerns is the need for infr
astructure projects to be more responsive to the local circumstances of BRI member countries.”
Duncan Freeman, a research fellow at the EU-China Research Centre at t
he College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, said infrastructure is important for economic gro
wth, so building infrastructure and building connectivity and efficient infrastructure are important.
financing cooperation center has recently been established — jointly with eight multilateral develo
pment institutions including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure In
vestment Bank — to prepare for “high-quality” projects and promote international standards for BRI financing.
Chinese financial institutions have provided more than $440 billion for BRI infrastructure projects. Renminbi-denom
inated overseas investment funds amounted to over 320 billion yuan ($47.49 billion) and the Chinese capital mark
et has helped companies raise 500 billion yuan through equity funding. BRI countries and companies have issued mor
e than 65 billion yuan in Panda bonds in the Chinese onshore market, according to the central bank.
The World Bank said BRI cooperation is predicted to reduce global trade costs by 1.1 percent to 2.2 percent in 2019.
th other WTO members should be properly handled according to the WTO dispute settlement proc
edures. It not only takes the initiative to file claims in order to safeguard its legal interests and the authority
of the WTO rules, but also actively responds to charges, and respects and enforces WTO rulings.
The WTO’s ruling on this dispute over shows that the orga
nization has an important role to play in safeguarding the multil
ateral trading system. It’s not simply a matter of one side tallying up a victory against the other.
The multilateral trading system, with the WTO as its core, has been a mainstay in promoting glo
bal economic development and building an open world economy. The WTO dispute settlement system is the org
anization’s court for settling trade disputes. It maintains a balance between the WTO members’ rights and oblig
ations, and also ensures the effective implementation of WTO principles and rules.
ntly domestic laws do not view embryos as independent persons, yet in judicial practices their personal rights are still under protection of law as part of the pers
onal rights of their parents. If the draft amendment passes, embryos will enjoy better protection of rights in the future.
ASTANA — A bus accident in Kazakhstan has killed 11 people and injured 29 others, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said Saturday.
The accident took place on the early morning of Saturday in the Kordai district in the southe
rn Zhambyl region when a car collided with a truck on a highway and a following passenger bus ma
de a rollover in order to avoid a collision with the vehicles, according to the ministry.
“As a result of the accident, eight people were killed instantly, 32 people were taken to me
dical facilities, where another three people died from injuries,” the ministry said in a statement.
About 50 people and the rescue services, disaster management office and regional police departme
nt were involved, and medical personnel have been dispatched to the scene, the ministry said.
A pre-trial investigation was launched under the criminal code, while investigat
ors from the Interior Ministry and the police office are working to establish the circumstances of the accident.
He said he believes that with the efforts of the French people and supp