Server manufacturer Inspur Group has signed a strategic

Server manufacturer Inspur Group has signed a strategic

 partnership with Tianjin to set up an AI research institute in the city. By opening the new institute

, Inspur aims to join the top ranks of Chinese AI powerhouses in their quest to attract global talent.

“We will step up our efforts to develop the AI sector in Tianjin, and will focus on fields i

ncluding cloud operating systems and cloud databases,” said Sun Pishu, chairman of Inspur.

he Ministry of Commerce urged the United States on Thursday to stop abusing the

concept of national security and export control measures, and it promised that China will take all nec

essary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises.

The comments came after US President Donald Trump signed an executive

order on Wednesday that is expected to restrict Huawei from selling its products in the US.

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Fertility rates, meanwhile, remain astonishingly high in

Fertility rates, meanwhile, remain astonishingly high in

n some countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a few of the poorest-Niger, Mali and th

e Democratic Republic of Congo-the rate is 6-7 children per woman. The resulting flood of new ent

rants to the labor market is far outstripping the number of jobs available.

Empowering women key to meeting challenge

No known growth model can accommodate or keep up with this k

ind of demographic surge. Even sustained economic growth of around 7 percent per year

won’t be enough. And although fertility tends to decline as incomes rise, that does not happen immediately. Em

powering women, therefore, may be the most effective way of starting to address the challenge.

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With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympic

With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympic

 preparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.

Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s no

rthern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou

ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.

As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Linglong Tow

er, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heightened f

or the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature ath

letic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.

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In recent years, sales in many sectors in lower-tier cit

In recent years, sales in many sectors in lower-tier cit

ities have grown more quickly than in big cities, including clothing, food, beverages and home appliances, Chen added.

During Spring Festival in February, small-town youths in third- an

d lower-tier cities outperformed their peers in bigger centers of population in consu

mption across major e-commerce platforms, including the number of orders placed and the range of products bought.

In third- and fourth-tier cities, total online spending during Spring Festival rose by 55 percent year-on-year, comp

ared with 51 percent in first-tier metropolises. Spending by small-town youths on beauty products rose by 7.8 perc

ent year-on-year, compared with a 5.4 percent increase among their peers in larger cities, according to a report rel

eased by Tmall-Alibaba’s e-commerce platform-and market research company Kantar Worldpanel.

Small-town youths have also boosted the movie industry. For example, in the first quarter of this year, some

56 percent of the box office for The New King of Comedy came from lower-tier cities, as did 46 percent for Crazy Alien.

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Short-video apps such as Douyin and Kuaishou offer maj

Short-video apps such as Douyin and Kuaishou offer maj

major platforms for them to learn about the outside world. They also l

ike to use social networking platforms such as Pinduoduo and WeChat, on which they can bu

y products, socialize with friends, learn about the latest fashion trends and make purchases, Yu said.

“For example, Pinduoduo asks consumers to invite friends to join the platform, to help r

educe prices, which can be a good way of obtaining new customers and retaining them,” he said. “C

onsumers also like purchasing activities that can strengthen connections with friends.”

Sun said that because they face less work pressure and shorter commuting time, small-town youths have more free time com

pared with their peers in big cities. They mainly spend this time online or getting together with friends.

Some 88.7 percent of small-town youths surf the internet, 80.6 percen

t hang out with friends, and 60 percent watch movies, according to Sun’s report.

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Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.

“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno

vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”

Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count

erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t

hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc

ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.

For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha

t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.

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In addition, the institute will invite foreign experts

In addition, the institute will invite foreign experts

to give lectures to the students to provide access to new developments in the international space sector.

“We want to make sure that they will be able to design satellites when they complete their study here and go back to their countries,” Cui said.

He added that compared with their Chinese peers, the foreign

students are more active in class and are better at asking questions and sharing their thoughts.

The foreign students will choose either remote sensing or comm

unications satellites as the topic for individual research at the Shenzhou Institute, Cui s

aid, adding that their choice will depend on what they will do in their homeland after the program.

Wang Jie, the mentor of the eight-student class, said that in addition to professional knowledge

and on-site tours, the institute also arranges lectures on Chinese language and culture for the foreign s

tudents and takes them to such historical sites as the Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

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All the professors here at the institute have not only

All the professors here at the institute have not only

theoretical knowledge, but also very good and deep experience in different

types of satellites. For example, Professor Hu was part of China’s own satellite program from th

e very beginning, and Professor Cui has taken part in both of my nation’s remote-sensing satellite projects.

“All of them have at least 10 years of experience in satellite re

search and development. This is very important and very unique,” he added.

Moreno Pena said China is special to him, professionally as well as personally.

“I met my wife during my first training in Beijing in 2007. She was also a Venezuelan studying spacecraft here at that time,” he said.

“China is a very special nation to me. I’ve made a lot of Chinese friends. I love Chinese f

ood in all flavors, especially Beijing roast duck, noodles and local Muslim food,” he added.

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The Asian carp dominates the biomass, creating pro

The Asian carp dominates the biomass, creating pro

lems for commercial and recreational fishing, boating and water skiing. It deters a

lot of new business owners when they talk to us about opening in Kentucky,” Brooks said.

In some waterways, carp are so abundant that they jump out of the water into boats, sometim

es hitting boaters and creating a nuisance. The massive schools of the fish are also hazardous to water skiers

on popular lakes. Commercial fishermen in pursuit of other types of fish have to try hard not to catch them.

Asian carp are having a $7 billion negative effect on various businesses in the US.

But He Lining, development manager at Two Rivers F

isheries, said the fish are not a problem, but an opportunity.

According to He, who is writing a book about the species, the fish was introduced to the US

by scientists in the late 1960s and early ’70s as an easy and cheap way to treat domestic waste.

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He said an ideal souvenir is one that is practical, rem

He said an ideal souvenir is one that is practical, rem

niscent of local experiences, artistic and portable. “The souveni

r market is huge and growing, given the expanding Chinese middle-inc

ome population and consumers’ increasing purchasing po

wer. But to earn money in this market, souvenir-makers should do a much better job.”

China has the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle-income group (more than 400 m

illion, or 140 million families as of 2017), said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, in January.

Their annual family income is between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yu

an. This enables them to buy cars, properties and tourism packages, Ning said.

“Many im2pulsive purchases will be made during travels, either for self or to gift to relatives and friends,” said He.

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