to sell chips to ZTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and
systems company, even after imposing huge fines on the company. By so doing, the US has act
ually encouraged China to increase investment in its high-tech sector. So, even if China and the US were to strike a de
al, China would be prompted to import lower volumes of energy and agricultural products from the US.
In macroeconomic terms, the China-US trade dispute has added h
uge uncertainties to the US economy and raised the likelihood of recession. Which cou
ld thwart the US president’s chances of being re-elected in 2020. And the trade dispute c
ould prevent the US from taking the measures it intends to in order to consolidate its national power.
Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumption in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of eco
nomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such a situa
tion, the implementation of large-scale infrastructure construction projects would further increase the trade deficit.
To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US needs to introduce and use more foreign ca
pital, which will further enlarge the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high g
rowth rate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.
What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regulation of the economy, the US administration has been tryi
ng to impose regulations on international trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.
companies, Lu said that as for foreign enterprises operating in Chi
na, there is no need for them to worry as long as their businesses are law-abiding.
S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesd
ay in which he declared a national economic emergency and banned the technology and
services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to US national security.
The US intention is so obvious that media outlets around the world have without exception interpr
eted this as targeting Huawei, by excluding the Chinese telecommunications giant from US networks.
Washington has repeatedly claimed that Huawei’s equipment poses a security threat, but for all the sound and fury, it sign
ifies nothing, as it has never produced any credible evidence, indeed any evidence at all.
essure, and psychological experts say that thinking of nothing is a mental
adjustment for people, which is
good for health as it can reduce the risk
of anxiety and depression by 25 percent, according to Workers’ Daily.
If people can’t manage their emotions effectively under high pressure, it will
harm their family life, work and social life, experts say.
The suggestion sparked reaction from netizens, with Sina Weibo user
Happy little witch123 asking, “Is it ok if I
accumulate the daily five minutes and me
ditate a hour on one day?” A WeChat user named yuenyuen said, “I’m not
bragging but I can meditate for a whole day.”
Just 20 days after the opening of a
museum of broken relationships in Taiyuan, capit
al of North China’s Shanxi province, its owner joked that it was turning into a blind date site, thecover.cn reported.
Since it opened to the public on April 25, the museum has received 500 visitors every day, aged between 16 and 25.
ew stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijin
g and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. “We will end
eavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the
Water Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in prepa
ring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.
According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 v
enues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faciliti
es built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) into a
curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
powerplants, human performance, weather, airports and other ar
eas,” the agency said, adding that it expects to brief the media later in the day.
The plane, chartered from Miami Air International, was attemp
ting to land at about 9:40 pm local time amid thunder and lightning when it slid off the runway and
came to rest in the shallow water of the river, authorities and passengers said.
The military base is on the western bank of the St. Johns River about 8
miles (12.87 km) south of central Jacksonville, about 350 miles (563.27 km) north of Miami.
Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of the Boeing 737-800, diffe
rent from the 737 MAX 8 aircraft that has been grounded following two fatal crashes involving that plane.
Representatives of the airline did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
The ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing is all about gar
dening, but it doesn’t shy away from high technology that improves visitors’ experience.
To provide visitors with information services, ticket purchasing, parking, travel routes, introductions to scenic sp
ots, medical services, performance arrangements and traveling tips, a mobile phone app called Expo 2019 was developed.
It’s like having a tour guide at hand, said Guo Ziliang, an official at the Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, the expo’s organizer.
“The app shows people how to conveniently and efficiently make their way through the park,” he said. “It also helps improve the park’s reception capacity.”
The 162-day expo, from April 29 to Oct 7, is expected to receive a total of 16 million visitors.
The app, available in bilingual versions-English and Chinese-can be downloaded for free from online app stores.
China’s plan to involve international communities in its space mis
sions to jointly conduct space research shows its determination to further enhance global coop
eration in space projects, according to the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. That incl
udes opening up its planned space station to other countries, especially developing countries.
China’s space station, which is expected to be completed and operating by 2022, will be the world’s first space station open
for cooperation with all UN member states in manned space flights and exploration. The station will be able to sup
port research on astronomy, space life sciences, biotechnology, microgravity fundamental physics and space materials science.
Of the dead in the blasts, there are 35 foreigners, the police confirmed. Hospital sources
had earlier said nine foreigners were among those killed while 13 others have been injured.
Airline says flights continue despite curfew
SriLankan Airlines is telling passengers boo
ked on flights out of the country that they will be able to fly despite the curfew imposed.
The carrier says in a statement that travelers on all airlines operating out of Bandaranai
ke International Airport can access the airport by showing their tickets and passports at checkpoints.
The airline says security has been tightened at the airp
ort, and it advises passengers to arrive four hours before their scheduled flights.
Both Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Mi
nister Ranil Wickremesinghe have condemned the attacks and appealed for calm.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said t
he tri-forces and the police are conducting a thorough probe into the explosions.
In a special statement, the police urged the publi
c to stay indoors and not gather at the explosion sites which had been sealed off.
lems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept “the American style of