our exhibitions,” he said. The CCTV cameras also are used to safeguard the museum’s precious relics. More than 1.86 milli on of them are housed at the museum, which logged 17.5 million visits from the public in 2018, topping all museums worldwide. “How can we make sure no single visitor who might have evil ideas threatens these treasures?” Shan sa id. “After adopting the internet of things, we can instantly detect any motion involving the artifacts to prevent such threats.” Such a networked system also will be used to facilitate management of inventory and closely supervise transportation and exhibition of cultural relics. New technologies canRead More →

percent of the nation’s primary energy demand by 2020, according to the commission. “Demand for gas has surged in China in recent years, which has posed a pot ential threat to the country’s energy security. Underground gas storage, on the other hand, could w ell meet the peak for gas consumption and is a necessary part of the natural gas industrial chain,” he said. “Sufficient storage facilities and competent peak load regulation capacity is necessary for a stable supply of natural gas.” According to Zhang, major gas consumers around the world have set up gas storage sy stems, with gas in storage contributing more thanRead More →

  a voice to all the nation’s many minorities.   ”I am Hindu, I come from a privileged background, so for people like me, no matter which part y comes to power, we aren’t going to face the brunt of it. The most affected are the minorities and the poor… If a certain party comes to power, these people will face huge problems.   ”They are the people I want to keep in mind when I choose a party.”   For Aastha Kulshrestha, a 23-year-old law student from New Delhi, her expectation of the n ext government is that it should not pit one group or religion against theRead More →

  ribed the current situation as an ongoing ‘border security and humanitarian crisis,’” Boyd adds. “The cris is at the border … may qualify as an emergency even though it, too, is not entirely new.”   Twelve Republican senators banded together Thursday to deliver the f orceful rebuke after expressing concerns that Trump’s use of the national emergency decla ration as an end-run around Congress violates the separation of powers and sets a bad precedent that a woul d-be future Democratic president could follow to unilaterally drive their agenda.   The White House sought to pare back Republican defections leading up to the vote, with the President andRead More →

  sterclass of a photo-op in the Oval Office Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.   A historian 100 years hence could pull the tape of the 16-minute tour de force and learn everything they needed to know about the Trump presidency.   Trump’s behavior on Thursday offered pointers to how he will attempt to ride out political crosswinds using the uniq ue political tools that made his late-in-life transition from business to Washington so successful.   Thursday’s rebuke from Congress came amid a spell that wo uld have been disastrous for any conventional politician, as legal and congressional probe s suggest tough challenges ahead as special counselRead More →

  possession of firearms and police are still trying to understand their involvement, said New Zealand Police Com missioner Mike Bush. On Friday night local time police tweeted that the pair remain in custody.   Police said a fourth person was arrested Friday but “that was not related to these events.”   Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that at least one of those arreste d is Australian. He said the shooting was the work of an “extremist right-wing, violent terrorist.”   Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects but added that it was still an open investigation.   None of the four people arrested hadRead More →

  Xi Jinping (C, front), Li Keqiang (3rd R, front), Li Zhanshu (3rd L, front), Wang Huning (2nd R, front), Zhao Leji (2nd L, front), Ha n Zheng (1st R, front) and Wang Qishan (1st L, front) attend the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chi nese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 13, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]   BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisory body concluded its annual session Wednesday, building a broad consensus and unity for national development.   Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders including Li Keqiang, LiRead More →

yment, bolstering vocational and preschool education and better caring for elderly people. Cao A’min, a CPPCC National Committee member, said the focus on the economy and emp loyment this year is highly appreciated given the current economic challenges from home and abroad. At the closing meeting, Wang, the top political adviser, called on all CPPCC mem bers to strengthen their learning and education to improve their capabilities in performing their duty. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peop le’s Republic of China and the CPPCC, he said, adding that socialism with Chinese cha racteristics has entered a new era andRead More →

elopment plan should fit with national strategies in development, security and the mil itary, and should integrate their current and future needs to pursue sustainable, consistent growth. Xi insisted on the military understanding the determination and intention of the Party’s leadership, exerting itself to enhance combat preparedness and firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, safety, development interests, and social stability. He also instructed the military to support the country’s economic and social development, envi ronmental endeavors and disaster and accident relief work. It should also play its part in poverty alleviation, he added. Governments at all levels should, in turn, support the military’s work, make appropriate arrangementsRead More →

  Austria, Poland and Italy have all suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.   Austria announced the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the apparent “massive pr oblems” with the fleet, a statement from Austria’s Transport Minister Norbert Hofer said on Tuesday. Hofer added that “safety is a top priority” and the decision to ground the aircrafts was made “on the basis of the facts currently available.”   Italy said it was grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as of 9 p. m. Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) over the “continuing lack of definite information” since theRead More →