Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou’s team on Monday announced major scientific breakthroughs in treatment of artemisinin resistance.
Sweet wormwood was used in ancient Chinese therapy to treat various illnesses, including fevers typical of mala
ria. Nearly five decades ago, Chinese scientists, including Tu, identified its active ingredient, artemisinin.
In 2005, the WHO recommended Artemisinin-based Combin
ation Therapies as the most effective malaria treatment available.
However, the World Malaria Report 2018 published by the World Health Organiza
tion said that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Art
emisinin resistance and partner drug resistance has been reported in Greater Mekong subregion.
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A futuristic vibe permeates the entire campus. One can witness Xi
aoyi, a teaching aid program, answer students’ questions, while Xiaohuang, a self-dr
iving cart, delivers packages to teachers, and Wukong, a service robot, attends to visitors’ needs.
AI has also been integrated into 36 classes, from classical Chinese literature to biology. Li said the classes are meant to s
toke the students’ curiosity and familiarize them with AI technologies and equipment.
The school also provides intermediate classes on programming languages and web
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Song Yan, director of the school’s information center, said there a
re plans to have 30 percent of students take part in AI-related courses.
“We want our students and teachers to have ample time to freely explore and innovate with AI,” he said.
led by Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kenneth Kang, summarized that “China can play an impor
tant role and would benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”
The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, despite the rec
ent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy easing is ne
eded, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”
Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threaten economic and financial stability, a
dditional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.
he next five to seven years, China’s policy support for new energy vehicles will drive g
lobal growth,” said Kou Nannan, head of research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
As early as in 2012, the State Council introduced a pipeline to guide the development of the natio
n’s EVs, with a goal of producing 2 million units and selling 5 million EVs by 2020. Later on, cent
ral and local governments carried out a series of subsidy policies in the NEV industry, such as purchase tax exemption an
d purchase subsidies, to offer greater support to the industrialization of China’s NEV industry.
According to the agency, China will specifically lead in the e-bus market. It is estimated that by
2025, China’s e-bus fleet share will reach 50 percent, and by 2040, the ratio will rise to roughly 80 percent.
na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.
“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi
on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to
Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainlan
d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini
ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
markets. The yuan has weakened by 2 percent to its lowest level since January.
“We expect stock markets and the yuan to remain under pressure in the near term, though they c
ould be supported by an expected stabilization in the domestic economy later this year,” Wu said.
Sheng Songcheng, the former director of the Survey and Statistics Department in the Peo
ple’s Bank of China, said the truth is that imposing more tariffs on Chinese goods has not yet reduced US trade deficits.
The long-lasting US trade deficits in goods was formed from the US
dollar’s international status, its domestic low deposit rate and the US position in the glo
bal value chain, and those factors cannot be changed by protectionist measures, Sheng said.
lower-income－some growing and others not) developing countries will be of huge importance in red
ucing poverty further. Although these countries face significant headwinds, they could also seize imp
ortant new growth opportunities－especially with the help of digital platforms.
The headwinds are certainly considerable. For starters, advances in digital technolo
gies－robotics, machine learning, sensors, and vision－directly threaten the labor-intensive manu
facturing and assembly upon which lower-income, nonresource-rich economies have traditionally relied.
Moreover, climate change has had its greatest economic impact on the tropical and subtropical regio
ns where most of the lower-income countries are located. The effects of global warming are highly disrup
tive in fragile economies, and, taken together, constitute a major new obstacle to growthle
f guidance, such roughly generated and lame evaluations cannot objectively reflect the real
conditions of schools, and have severely disrupted education activities, the statement said.
The MOE will therefore continue to regulate such acti
vities in accordance with law and regulations, according to the statement.
The China Earthquake Administration pledged to enhance its earthquake detection c
apability as it rolls out an experimental project in the country’s tremor-plagued southwestern region.
The administration has established over 360 new monitoring stations in the China Seismic Experimental Site, which spans Sichuan
and Yunnan provinces, since construction of the project was launched about one year ago, Zheng Guoguang, vice-m
inister of emergency management and head of the administration, told a news conference on Friday.
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.
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