education to help people learn more about the values of different civilizations and to pass down the cultures,” he said. At the session, 44 scholars and professors from Asian countries, along with France, Russia, Germa ny and Canada, voiced their opinions on exchanges by Asian civilizations in historical and modern times. Chen Lai, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, said some ancient Chinese philosophers had proposed values for different civilizations. “Confucius said that ‘A gentleman seeks harmony, not conformity’, showi ng respect to different cultures,” he said. “Mencius proposed that we should have goo d intentions toward others. I think it’s an inclusive attitudeRead More →

ted the interests of WTO members, especially developing-nation members, and undermined the authority and efficacy of the WTO. As a consequence, the organization is facing an unprecedented crisis. China suggested necessary reforms of the WTO be made so as to overcome the crisis, strengthen its auth ority and efficacy, and enlarge its relevance in terms of global economic governance. It also proposed strengthening the inclusiveness of the multilateral trading system, said an official with the De partment of WTO Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce, in an online statement late on Tuesday. The unnamed official stressed the need to resolve several urgent issues threatening theRead More →

they set goals within three years after starting their careers, comparing with around 50 percent for those aged betw een 26 and 30 and around 40 percent for those in the 31-35 age bracket, according to the report. The subway line connecting downtown Beijing with its new international airport will start tri al operations June 20, the Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office said Tuesday. Work is underway in finishing the interior decor, installing equipment and laying tra cks for the subway, as the Beijing Daxing International Airport is set to open Sept 30. Stretching over 41 kilometers through the southern part of Beijing, theRead More →

 in the 19th century and by Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea in the years after World War II. China is no longer a poor country. It can no longer compete by using l ow-wage labor. Fortunately, it has now developed world-class companies that are incr easingly developing new products and services that can compete successfully in many foreign markets. Now that it has reached middle-income status, China’s economic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive dom estic market that forces companies to produce high-value goods so they can pay high wages to highly skilled people. Because of its long experience in manufacturing, muchRead More →

itoring stations in the China Seismic Experimental Site, which spans Sichuan and Yunnan pro vinces, since construction of the project was launched about one year ago, Zheng Guoguang, vic e-minister of emergency management and head of the administration, told a news conference on Friday. The area previously had about 1,000 monitoring stations. China is the only country that lists forecasting earthquakes as a government responsibility. Considering our limited knowledge about earthquakes, the forecasting work has to be based on observation. However, the we ak signals from underground are often disrupted by electromagnetic interference, he said. He said that in cooperation with the government of Shenzhen,Read More →

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 willRead More →

Scientists have for the first time seen clearly the dynamic structure of the receptor of human parathyroid hormone, of which the s ecretion is closely related to diseases including osteoporosis, hypoparathyroidism, and cachexia. The revelation provides valuable insights into discovering novel therap eutics against such diseases, the group of researchers said at a media briefing on Friday. Patients of osteoporosis, who the National Health Commission in October said number nearly 20 percent of Chin ese over the age of 50, need to take medicines stimulating the human parathyroid hormone receptor. As such medicines are polypeptide, they can only be injected rather than being orally taRead More →

The head of one of the world’s best-known museums is retiring, and as the news spread l ate Monday, netizens praised him as a tireless guardian and promoter of the nation’s heritage. The retirement of Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang, 65, whose name has frequently been in the news, was announced on Monday at a meeting at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City. Shan “has made the Forbidden City shift from a luxury beyond reach to one that is accessible to ordinary people”, Feng Kaitai, a la wyer and Weibo user, posted on Monday. “He makes more younger people fall in love withRead More →

CRIHAP, talks about safeguarding ICH and gives suggestions on raising awareness and promoting the spirit of the Convention. “I think we might as well take the youth as one of the foci of our future trainings, involving them in our training courses. By doing so, more young people will take part in the cause of ICH safeguarding,” he said. Nation plays vital role in safeguarding and showcasing regional landmarks China is playing a key role in protecting and displaying heritage, not only at home but also in the region. For example, the country has partnered with Cambodia to preserve the ancient city of Angkor. InRead More →

 of affluent two-earner couples to outbid single people for homes is a real problem,” said Coontz, adding that it’s exacerbated in Amer ica by the extremely uneven quality of local schools, so that people get into bidding wars over homes in good school districts. “We have to think through our housing policies, zoning laws and social investm ents to find better ways to produce affordable housing (for singles),” she added. A rise in single-person households may aid labor market mobility, ac cording to Bachman. With fewer attachments to property and free of marital burdens, the se individuals may be more open to shifting cities forRead More →