More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regio

More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regio

ns and international organizations supported the declaration. It recommended a

ctions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and inf

rastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.

The conference also saw the launch of a scientific alliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included aro

und 30 institutions and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati

on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.

The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chi

na Association for Science and Technology, the United Nations Environment Progra

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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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The National Health Commission issued draft regulatio

The National Health Commission issued draft regulatio

ons in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technolog

ies, stipulating that clinical research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ tra

nsplants between species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.

Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face

punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.

The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r

egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.

Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics

committee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wit

h ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.

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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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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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This quarter’s data show that China is avoiding this

This quarter’s data show that China is avoiding this

The consumer inflation rate was 1.8 percent year-on-year and produce

r prices went up only 0.2 percent. A standard rule of thumb used by central bankers wor

ldwide is that the inflation rate should be targeted at about 2 percent per year

. This rule is actually built in to the mandate of the European Central Bank. So, the stable monetary policy of the Peop

le’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is working.

The March unemployment rate in urban areas was 5.

2 percent, slightly below the level last year. Most economists define “full employ

ment” as anything below 6 percent, so we are not seeing significant pro

blematic unemployment even during a period of major economic transformation.

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It’s Xinzhu’s first overseas production base, marking

It’s Xinzhu’s first overseas production base, marking

 the first step of its overseas development.Du Xiaofeng, vice-president of the company, said it aims to serve members of the Commonweal

th of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and other Middle East and European marke

ts. He said the company will adopt localized management and hire a large number of Belarusian employees.

The company also introduced the core technology for medium- and low-speed maglev traffic system f

rom German company Max Bogl Group and put it into local production. Its production line is expected to be completed in June.

“Our overseas outreach has gradually transformed from technological and academic com

munications to capacity cooperation,” said Hu Jishi, senior counselor and technical director of the company.

More BRI-related countries and companies have found

business potential in Chengdu. The Sino-German small and medium-sized enter

prises cooperative park, Sino-French ecological park, Sino-Italian cultural innovation park, Sino-South Korean innovation and

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People’s tastes are more highly developed,” Jiang says

People’s tastes are more highly developed,” Jiang says

 “We just want to give people the same feeling watching them on digital devices today as they had on small TV screens years ago.”

More than 300 TV series have been restored since November, and Pei says all their da

ta has gradually helped to build up a database, which will further improve the algorithms.

In March, the restored edition of 2003’s Legend of the Dragonslayer Sword was released online through Youku. Unexpected

ly, it soon climbed into the top 10 list of most-viewed drama series on the platform, with all the others being new productions.

Jiang points out that many adaptations of old classics are now being made following the rise of online streaming media platforms.

“But they are often heavily criticized,” he says. “I don’t know whether it is because the performances are so poor. However, if we c

an make the original productions look just like new ones through restoration, people can at least have more choice.”

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es for exNo shutdown of smartphone business

es for exNo shutdown of smartphone business

Image-editing app developer Meitu Inc stated, in response to previous reports, that it was

not true the company planned to shut down its smartphone business by the middle of this year.

Meitu would cooperate with Xiaomi to launch a new smartphone marking the beginning of a new area

. The cooperation with Xiaomi will represent the start of technological enhancement and scale devel

opment, said Meitu’s spokesman, accepting an interview with Shanghai Securities News on Monday.

On November 19, the company and Chinese smartphone maker Xia

omi reached a global strategic cooperation arrangement that gave exclusive license to X

iaomi to use Meitu smartphone brand, image-related technologies and certain smart hardware products for 30 years.

The first smartphone made and marketed by Xiaomi with image and camera provide

d by Meitu will be launched by middle of this year, according to Chinese news outlet Jiemian.

The firm will continue to handle after-sales service of previously sold Meitu brand smartphones.

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The Qiansimen Bridge, opened to traffic in 2015, cross

The Qiansimen Bridge, opened to traffic in 2015, cross

sses the Jialing River with a cable-stayed main span that is 312 meters, connecting the Jiangbei and the Yuzhon

g Districts. It’s the world’s longest single plane cable-stayed bridge by the length of main span with one tower.

Both are double deck structures carrying four lanes of traffic on their upper decks and two rail lines on their lower decks.

Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize awards civil engineering projects that have made

great achievements on technological innovation and technological application.

The Twin River Bridges are sceneries by themselves while look

ing separately and complement each other nicely when looking together, according to its review on the o

fficial website of China Civil Engineering Society. “The bridges, blended with surrounding environment, are lan

dmark buildings combining transportation, landscape and technological innovation.”

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