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.
th Huawei and some features of 5G are very suitable for the rollout of the superfast techn
ology in Europe. For instance, 5G capacity is 20 times that of 4G, and its power consumption 10 times l
ess. “We also use materials that will not corrode for decades, and these characteristics are very suitable for Europe.”
Ren said the US technologies are still worth learning in both their depth and width. Many small US companies have super-precision products.
“But in our business (5G), Huawei is at the forefront, though when
it comes to comparison between countries, we are still far behind the United States,”Ren added.
“We will not go through an extreme shortage of supplies. We have made sound preparati
ons,” Ren said, adding that the company’s employees are working overtime to prepare for such situations.
September, 53 people in the company were transferred for examination and prosecution.u’an, a county in
China’s Hebei province, 50 kilometers away from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, is looking to build an innovation-driven coun
Emerging fields including online lending, investment, pension services, consumer reb
ates, financial mutual aid and virtual currencies have become “disaster areas” for economic crimes, said Gao.
Since the collapse of P2P online lending platforms beginning last Jun
e, public security authorities have investigated and handled more than 400 illegal fun
draising platforms and arrested more than 60 fugitives from 16 countries and regions.
“To grab excessive profits, the criminals keep changing and upgrading their criminal
methods, which are usually strongly deceptive,” he said. “Investors should be very cautious.”
Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.
Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild.
The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi
on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w
ith the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and named in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
t in culture and education, attractiveness for foreign investment and consumption scale are also indicators under consideration.
Shanghai has the highest infrastructure and cultural environment indexes, and the financi
al hub’s talent, technological innovation and financing indexes are in the top three of the country.
Although Beijing’s soft environment index ranked first among all Chinese cities, its hard environment index lagged behind
due to restriction of natural resources such as air quality, climate and forest coverage rate, the report said.
With the best hard environment, South China’s Shenzhen also leads on the country’s technological innovation index.
I hope all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civ
ilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peaceful time that is more valuable than gold.
Asian people expect Asia of common prosperity
I hope all Asian countries will jointly promote economic globalization that is open, inclusiv
e, balanced, and beneficial to all, and work together to eliminate poverty and backwardness in some countries.
Asian people expect open, integrated Asia
Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.
Mutual respect, equal treatment among civilizations stressed
It is foolish to believe that one’s race and civilization are superior to
others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.
level, and supported by diverse interest groups will prevent conflicts among stakeholders in the South China Sea,” Santarita said.