gness to actively take part in the construction of the pilot zone, and work together to
eradicate the barriers in terms of policy, technology and trade, said the document.
All sides are full of expectations for facilitating policies, which will allow new technologie
s and new products that conform with international standards to enter the pilot zone, said the declaration.
They are also ready to offer assistance to this initiative within their capabilities, and expect
the pilot zone to provide a new platform for medical innovation and cooperation in the region, it said.
The “China Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Research Center for Medi
cal Innovation” will also be established in Fangchenggang, according to the declaration.
and research institutes from home and abroad, including the Bench Coun
cil, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Software Testing Center under the Mini
stry of Industry and Information Technology, Alibaba and Cambricon.
It can simulate the verification environment for future smart devices, said Feng Shengzhong, head of the center.
As a part of the Bench Council’s 2019 International Symposium on Intelligent Computers, an interna
tional AI competition started Friday in Shenzhen, which has made the new testbed the venue.
Feng said the center had taken charge of the operation and maintenance manage
ment together with the Beijing Academy of Frontier Sciences and Technology.
monitoring on high-risk pathogenic fungi and outbreaks of fungal diseases, issuing early
warning and taking measures to prevent and control major infections, the commission added.
Once high-risk pathogens, multidrug-resistant or pandrug-resi
stant “superfungi” are detected in routine tests,
relevant information shall be reported to the network in real time, the commission said.
Beijing authorities have continued efforts to plant trees to improve the eco-system in the capital city.
According to the municipal forestation bureau, so far, 7.2 million trees have been planted
over an area of 11,867 hectares, completing 77 percent of the forestation plan for the whole year.
Pragmatic cooperation, global strategic stability high on Sino-Russian agenda
Beijing and Moscow will sign around 30 cooperation documents d
uring President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia next week, including two joint statements on bilateral t
ies as well as on global strategic stability, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said on Thursday.
Xi will kick off a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President
Vladimir Putin, and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held between June 6 and June 8.
The two presidents will witness the signing of an array of agreements on business d
eals in areas such as trade, investment and energy, Zhang said at a media briefing in Beijing.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between
China and Russia, and Xi’s visit will mark a milestone for both countries, Zhang said.
dollar dropped more than 3 percent under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.
Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monda
y that higher US tariffs on China’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.
The currency’s depreciation was purely caused by market forces, a
d China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more
attractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchange
rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.
Beijing will not sacrifice forex reserves to defend its currency, analysts say
China would rather rely on market-oriented forces to determine the renminbi’s value than defend its currency by d
ipping into its $3 trillion foreign exchange reserves amid trade disagreements, analysts said.
The United States Treasury announced on Wednesday that it could not label China a
s a “currency manipulator” after Washington monitored the recent performance of the RMB.
No evidence was found to show Chinese monetary authority intervention in foreign exchange markets over the past sev
eral months, according to the US Treasury’s semiannual foreign-exchange report to Congress.
to discuss reductions in tariffs in industrial goods and to seek agreement on conformity assessments. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is opp
osed to any quota agreement on cars and has lambasted the national security excuse put forward by the White House.
The most prominent supporter of free trade is the center-right European People’s Party which lost sea
ts largely to right-wing parties opposed to free trade, and to the Greens which want tougher conditions attached to trade deals.
The center-left Socialists are also broadly in support of free trade but lo
st seats, while the pro-trade Liberals (the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) gai
ned seats. But the Liberals are now aligned with French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Ma
rcent to 48 percent to leave the EU, it remains a member and its politicians are still argui
ng over how, when or even whether the country will leave the club it joined in 1973.
May quit on Friday, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit and
arguing that the decision of the 2016 referendum should be honoured. That opened up a period of furt
her uncertainty as the Conservatives decide on who will take over as party leader and prime minister.
BBC projections put the Conservatives on around 10 to 12 percent, down fr
om 23 percent in 2014, likely to be one of the party’s worst results in a nationwide election ever.
The Brexit Party was in first place, and was likely to do better than
the UK Independence Party did in 2014, according to BBC projections.
fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outb
reak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of v
accines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an a
nnual production of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat con
sumption in China, and sustained outbreaks of African swine fever will cause devastating consequences to the pi
g industry and endanger China’s food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said.
nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.