en cities around the world and carrying machine components,” noted Mohammad Ehteshami, the former head of engineer ing at GE Aviation who now runs GE Additive, a new business focusing on the latest manufacturing techni ques like 3D printing. “Tomorrow, you won’t need to do all of that. You’ll just print what you need.” At Siemens, additively-manufactured turbine blades can be cooled by complex internal channels, thereby improving their fun ctional efficiency. Such technology now allows novel geometries that were not possible before. According to a report released by the German conglomerate, add itive manufacturing enables rapid prototyping resulting in up to 75 percent ofRead More →

ore powerful momentum into the high-quality development of Chengdu,” he said. “We will do everything possible to create a law-based, internationalized business environment with quality services that facilitate and support development of foreign investment projects.” He emphasized the city plays an important role in China’s national agendas such as the Belt and Road Initiati ve, the Yangtze River economic zone development, and the West China development strategy. “A large number of national strategic opportunities have prese nted themselves in Chengdu… Chengdu is now at the frontier of China’s further ope ning-up, which shores up the city’s fast growth in regional competence and influence,” he said.Read More →

niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday. About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plants, like animals, have robust immune sys tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites. Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” immune response to de al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the main scientists behind the study. To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigatedRead More →

ina business, Nomura Group CEO Koji Nagai said the new company will initially focus on the wealth management business. To boost financial opening-up, China unveiled 11 measures last year, including allowing fo reign firms to have 51-percent ownership of their brokerage ventures, up from the previous 49 percent. The country will further expand opening-up of its financial sector, Premier Li Keqian g said Thursday at the opening plenary of the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Boao. China will further facilitate overseas-funded companies in setting up venture capitals and investment companies, and improve relevant rules on overseas inve stors’ strategic investment in listed firmsRead More →

  re arguments to be made either way. Ultimately, all the Withdrawal Agreement does is place the UK into a transition p eriod, allowing for future negotiations about where all this ends up. If your biggest fear is remaining in the EU, then this is the case for holding your nose.   Taking back control   If May fails, as is widely expected, then it’s likely that MPs will do everything in their power to take control of Brexit away from the PM.   On Monday, MPs will vote on an amendable motion. This means that the Commons vo tes on a question put forward by the government, whichRead More →

ost, part of the measures to deepen reform and opening-up in order to improve China’s overall business environment, some assume Beijing is rushing t he draft through the NPC to help trade negotiations with Washington. Such assumptions are groundless, to say the le ast, because discussions on adjusting the existing regulatory statutes had begun around 2013. Plus, a 170-arti cle draft foreign investment law was published for public review way back in January 2015. Moreoverarticle draft in 2018 is nothing short of revolutionary, as it is aimed at a strategic turn in the country’s approach to foreign inv estment. Beijing’s concept of openness is noRead More →

The role of museums as cultural heritage institutions tasked with securing and preserving cultural relics cannot be weakened, an official said. Liu Yuzhu, director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration and a national political adviser, stressed on Sunda y that Chinese museums, especially those built on ruins or around ancient architecture, should stay the course. Liu also pointed out that museums should maintain a level of elegance and not devolv e into vulgar market fairs and commonplace entertainment venues so as to elevate the cultural IQ of the general public. Visiting museums is an increasingly popular activity in China. There has been an annual increaseRead More →

  Federer, who moves back to number four in the world, had endured a frustrating wait since lifting his 99th tour-lev el trophy last October in Basel, while the 20-year-old Tsitsipas was fresh from claiming the Marseille Open crown last weekend.   ”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th si ngles title,” he said.Federer imposed himself on his youthful opponent from the start, brea king him in the very first game and then saving two break points when serving for the opening set.   The second was closer, but Federer made his breakthrough against the Tsitsipas del iveryRead More →

 more support to private hospitals. According to the policies, private hospitals will have the same assessment system as public hospitals, the government will not limit the opening of general clinics, third-party medical insti tutions will have their own standards, and internet hospitals will be encouraged. Judging from the policies, opening up the incremental market will c ontinue to be an important direction for medical reform in the nex t few years. At the same time, the government will also tighten the supervision of private hospitals, in the ho pe of forming a diversified system with public hospitals being the main body, supplemented by private institutions.Read More →

learned to sell their work online. Meanwhile, Lyu registered an online store on Taobao in 2016 and says she has since earned 50,000 yuan. Speaking about the efforts, Luo Shumei, the president of the Wo men’s Federation of Changdao village, Xihe county, says: “It’s a good thing to see embroidery pro duction in Xihe county is shifting from being scattered to being more organized. “But one drawback is that we are yet to find a good market.” Separately, in 2016, the Xihe Culture, Radio and Broadcasting Administration designated Luo, now 32, as a Xihe Qiqiao culture “inheritor”. As for the future prospects, Luo says: “ToRead More →