he Jobses’ house 上海楼凤and the others in their neighborhood were built by the real estate developer Joseph Eichler, whose company sp awned more than eleven thousand homes in various California subdivisions between 1950 and 1974. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of simple modern homes for the American “everyman,” Eichler built inexpensive houses that featured floor-to-ceiling glass walls, open floor plans, e xposed post-and-beam construction, concrete slab floors, and lots of sliding glass doors. “Eichler did a great thing,” Jobs said on one of our walks around the neighborhood. “His houses were smart and cheap and good. They brought clean design and simple taste toRead More →

n Monday, the Chinese government warned students to be aware of po ssible visa restrictions or even rejection if they want to study in the United States. For a period of time, some Chinese who want to pursue their studies in the US have encounte red visa problems, including a longer waiting time for visas to be issued, a shortened term of visa va lidity and a rising rate of visa applications being rejected, according to the Ministry of Education. Such problems are exerting negative influence on Chinese w ho plan to study or are studying in the US, the ministry added. The ministry suggestedRead More →

 defense”, with emphasis on self-defense and post-strike res ponse. The strategy’s purpose is entirely for self-defense and coping with security threats using a reasonable and appropriate defense expenditure, he added. “In the future, no matter how strong it becomes, China will never threaten anyone, seek hegemony or establish spheres of i nfluence,” Wei said, adding that the Chinese people “know too well the value of peace” given the country’s turb ulent history and that “hegemony does not conform to China’s values and national interests”. However, when someone is trying to undermine China’s sovereignty, security and developmental interests, Wei said, the P LA is not afraidRead More →

ric and actions regarding the Taiwan question, violated the one- China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said. “This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified. “If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainland, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said. As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermining fr eedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands. www.shlfcc.comRead More →

State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe will attend the Shangri-La Dialogue w hich is set to open on Friday in Singapore, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Wei’s attendance will be the second time China has sent its defense minister to the internati onal security forum held by London-based think tank the International Institute for Strategic St udies. The first time was in 2011, when General Liang Guanglie took part and delivered a speech. General Wei is scheduled to speak on China’s security cooperation with the international community and will meet heads of several foreign delegations to dis cussRead More →

ning to upgrade bilateral ties, and “jointly usher in a new era of high-level development of China-Russia relations”, he said. In response to a question about the influence of ongoing Sino-US trade friction on coopera tion between Chinese and Russian enterprises, Zhang said Beijing and Moscow share a broad conse nsus and common interests, and will work together to deal with external challenges. “We have the confidence, resolve and ability to safeguard ou r country’s sovereignty, security and dignity as well as its development interests,” he added. “The China-Russia relationship neither targets a third party, nor will it be weakened by discord sowed by anyRead More →

also partnered with local authorities in Hefei to test autonomous driving technologies, including robotaxis and autonomous fleet management, and on-de mand mobility services, like ride hailing and car sharing, but none of the parties revealed the details. Kong Xuanyou, vice-foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on Korean Peninsula affairs, will take up his new post as Chinese ambassador to Japan on Thursday. Kong, 59, is a fluent Japanese speaker. During his 34-year diplomatic care er, he has spent two-thirds of the time dealing with issues related to Japan. He has served in Chinese diplomatic missions in Japan on three occasions, and wasRead More →

m a nationalist point of view and if a trade agreement is seen as overall beneficial for their co untry, they could support it. For instance, Italy voted in favor of the EU agreement with Japan but again st the agreement with Canada. The content of the agreement is key. For instance, these parties do not like clauses tha t curtail the powers of single EU member states, such as the establishment of new regulatory or arbitration bodies. Another uncertainty is Brexit. Whether it will happen or not? And what might change under a new British prime minister? The new Brexit Party under Nigel FarageRead More →

 of stock index futures. At present, onshore stock index futures are unavailable to overseas invest ors, and they can only hedge risks associated with investing in A shares through offshore instruments. “After the stock index futures market opens up, investor bases will dive rsify, helping China’s capital market achieve a higher efficiency in asset pricing,” Wang sai d, adding that capital market reform and opening-up is part of China’s moves to promote quality development. “One of the key priorities this year is to accelerate the development o f direct financing and the capital market, to strengthen the capital market’s capacity to pr omote economic growth,”Read More →

and scope of influence in developing relations with Pacific island cou ntries, and will be good friends and partners trusted by them forever, Xi said on Tue sday. Xi made the remarks while meeting with visiting Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai in Beijing. The Chi na-Vanuatu relationship has become a good example of relations between China and Pacific island countries, Xi s aid, adding political mutual trust between the two countries keeps d eepening and exchanges and cooperation in various fields continue to expand. Xi said the country appreciates Vanuatu resolutely adhering to the one-C hina policy, and supports it independently choosing the development pathRead More →