China’s Palace Museum signed an agreement on Friday with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to promote the use of its 5G telecommunications technology. With
the new generation telecoms technology, the Forbidden City, which is the tourist site that welcomes the largest nu
mber of visitors in the world each year, will definitely provide state-of-the-art services.
Supported by the much faster mobile network, the museum will likely be digitalized to such
an extent that visitors thousands of miles away may be able to explore it in virtual reality. And those visi
ting it in person will be able to learn about the treasures it houses in greater detail with the aid of digital technology.
In the past 20 years since the museum started to facilitate its work with digital technology, a lot
of information about the cultural relics it preserves has been provided on its app, and multiple dig
italized ways have been employed for visitors to have a more rewarding experience.
But Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines c
rash on Sunday had “significant differences” to the Lion Air crash last year. On the Lion Air flight, ther
e were “wild fluctuations in air speed and… we continued to get data from the plane all the way down to impact.”
Sunday’s crash, however, had “no fluctuations and all of the sudden transmission” c
eased, he said. “That transmission ceasing indicates catastrophic failure in air.””I think [Eth
iopian Airlines] are going to be looking at whether there was an engine failure,” CNN’s Quest said. “The plane is cli
mbing out at a normal fashion, but there are mountains in the area, and longstanding pilots are well aware that if you
have an issue departing Addis on that particular route, you’ve got a mountain in front of you.”
The aerospace giant said in a press statement that it was “deeply saddened to learn of the pa
ssing of the passengers and crew.” It added that a “Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assi
stance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.”
ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b
ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu
rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform
ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com
mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro
cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo
rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti
on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.
CAIRO – At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when a fire erupted inside th
e main train station in the city center of Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday, state-run Nile TV reported.
The blaze broke out as a train crashed into the pavement, the report said.
TV photographs showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the main building in the station.
Dozens of ambulances and firefighters had rushed to the scene.
Eyewitnesses at a hospital said the corpses were completely burned.
Doctors told Xinhua that most of the wounded are of second or third degree of burn and in critical conditions.
The train movement to and from Cairo has been suspended.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is following th
e repercussions of the incident with the transport minister, according to Nile TV.
(2 a.m. ET) and close at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) Saturday, but reports soon emerged of widespread delays.
In the megacity of Lagos, CNN visited multiple polling stations, all of which opened hours la
ter than planned. Voters said they had lined up for hours before electoral officers arrived with voting materials.
To cast their ballots Saturday, voters were expected to complete an accreditation process in which officials from Nigeria’s Independent National Elec
toral Commission take their fingerprints and scan their permanent voting cards.
A nurse told CNN she turned up at a polling station after working a night shift, only to face a long wait.
”I am supposed to be resting now, but I came to the polling station (at) 7:30 a.m. thinking they the electoral commissi
on officials) will be here, but it’s two hours now, and they have not come,” Juliet Emoedin said.
Festus Okoye, a national commissioner for the electoral commission, sa
id stations that opened late would close an hour later, according to the Nigerian Television Authority, the state
ch year is linked to how rapid urbanization has driven and been driven by China’s historically
high annual economic growth rates over the past four decades of reform and opening-up.
With the benefits of migration increasingly visible, and the main obstacles to rural-to-urban migration removed (including through massively ex
panded transport infrastructures), the number of internal migrants has increased by 35 times between 1982 and 2018.
However, China’s household registration system complicates the migration process. For m
any reasons, a major unintended effect of migration has been the creation of large populations of left-beh
ind family members－elderly parents, spouses and children, each of these subsets totaling tens of millions.
Beyond the gift-sharing and merrymaking of family reunions, Spring Festival pr
ovides opportunities for improving care arrangements for left-behind parents, spouses and children.
This social value of the festival is important since we know that despite on
going improvements, left-behind children and elderly people have poorer ac
cess to quality education, health and social protection services, compared with their peers in the big towns and cities.
circulation industry development, said online sales have become an important engine to stimulate domestic spending and i
mports. “Durable consumer goods with high-tech features and branded foreign products have huge commercial potential,” Zheng said.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD reported robust sales between Feb 3 and Friday, with sales revenue jumpi
ng 42.74 percent year-on-year. Smartphones, computers and home appliances were the top three items on JD in terms of sales value.
Chinese consumers tend to buy high-quality and diversified products, the comp
any said. Kitchenware sales posted the strongest growth — 399 percent year-on-year. That was followed by furniture and
luggage, with their respective sales revenue up 185 percent and 148 percent, JD reported.
China UnionPay, the country’s largest bank card operater by market share, saw its total transaction volume over the ho
liday period reach 1.16 trillion yuan, jumping 71.4 percent year-on-year, the company said on Monday.
About 43 percent of those who plan to watch the game said the game is the most important part of the event, but 23 percent of the
people cite the commercials. Another 14 percent of the people consider getting together with fri
ends more important while 13 percent of the people are looking forward to the halftime show.
”The numbers vary from year to year, but regardless of the economy, politics or the
weather, most Americans manage to take a break every year for the Super Bowl,” Phi
l Rist, vice president of strategy at Prosper Insights & Analytics, said in a statement.
He added that “the big game is a day for big spending regardless of who plays or wins.”
The survey of 7,384 adults aged 18 and older was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, bef
ore people knew what teams would play.The Chinese government has decided to grant a three-year
-long tax benefit to inspire self-employment and support small companies to hire more people in need.
Under a decision jointly announced Saturday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Adm
inistration and other governmental departments, people in need who start a business can have 12,0
00 yuan (about 1,790 US dollars) deducted from their families’ annual share of taxes over three years.
Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Wednesday to cultivate a fair, transparent and predictable market environment to attract Europea
n investors, especially in high-end manufacturing, modern services and infrastructure in western China.
The premier also said China would like to expand two-way investment.
“European companies are welcome to pour investment into China. … We will encourage Chinese companies to invest in E
urope and hope the EU can facilitate the working visa process,” Li said on Wednesday. He spoke while co-chairing the
opening ceremony of the 11th EU-China Business Summit with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The annual event, held in Beijing, brought together 600 people from 450 companies, the premier said.
According to agence france-presse reported Wednesday, the Pacific island coun