gic nature of the China-Italy relations in the long term, and comp rehensively elevate the level of their mutually beneficial cooperation, Xi said. China is willing to enhance high-level guidance with the Italian side, respect each other ‘s major concerns, jointly build the Belt and Road, explore cooperation with third parties, boost cu ltural exchanges and local-level cooperation, and strengthen popular support for bilateral relations, Xi said. The Chinese president stressed that in recent years, China’s National People’s Congress and the Italian Senate have established a regular exchange mechanism. China supports the two countries’ legislative bodies to carry out multi-level, wide-ranging and multi-channel exch angesRead More →

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 →

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 →

  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 →

in the US where she lived before moving to Birmingham 13 years ago. When she arrived, different groups of Asians were celebrating the holiday on their own, and she thought it would be great to share New Year’s traditions with the wider community. “We wanted to share with Americans,” Schwab said. “I feel our heritage is something we need to tell others about.” At the first gala in 2006, “we Chinese came together” and organized it wi th help from a primary corporate sponsor, Alabama Power Co, along with the Bir mingham mayor’s office, the public library and other city departments, which pitched in andRead More →

China’s private hospitals, as a beneficial supplement to the country’s public hospitals, sho uld target market segments and offer high-value service to get market approval, experts said. “Private hospitals are facing huge growth potential. They should p osition themselves correctly, serve customers well, and offer good service,” said Zhang Che ngyu, president of Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, a private hospital in Shanghai. “Before restructuring in 2000, the annual revenue of Beijing Jiangong Hospital was 40 million yuan ($5.90 million), but in 2017, it reached 650 million yuan, a sixteen-fold increase, which demonstrates the effect of re structuring,” said Cheng Libing, president of CR Medical,Read More →

  In the most important sense, the Hanoi summit failed for a very simple reason: North Korea will not eliminate its nuclear arsenal ov er the next months or years. However, this does not mean that negotiations are doomed to fail or misgu ided — just the opposite. It is more important than ever that negotiations succeed in limiting the threat from a nu clear-armed North Korea. Without a decisive shift in course, a third summit would only end up like the first two.   Pyongyang’s conduct over the last year and decade should leave no doubt about its in tention to retain its nuclear arsenal. PyongyangRead More →

of competent lawyers to fight its case, Huawei has also continu ed to improve its technology, which ranks fifth among the world’s top 50 companies that have inve sted the most in R&D, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Of course, the Chinese companies should prepare to meet any eventualities, but they should not be over-pessimistic about the future. They need to understand that time is on their side and a vast market is ther e for them to explore despite the attempts of the US and its allies to compromise their business. Even in the US, its 50 states have different policiesRead More →

  people who will be living with these consequences” of climate change.   ”I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing,” Feinstein says. “You come in here and you say, ‘It has to be my way or the highway.’ I don’t respond to that.”   ”I’ve gotten elected. I just ran,” she continues. “I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality, and I know what I’m doing. So, you know, maybe people should listen a little bit.”   In the video, Feinstein also asks a girl how old she is as the girl says politicians should listen to the people they represent. The girl repliesRead More →

its poor performance in recent polls in three key Indian states. One key factor that apparently sealed the fate of the BJP was prevailing anger among upper castes. So the first thing the prime minister did was to grant 10 percent job reservation to the less well-off among the upper castes. The BJP projected the move as a “game changer” which it claimed would win it the support of a certain section of society bu t now finds itself on the back foot as the Congress came out with a proposal promising “minimum income guarantee” fo r every poor villager if the party was votedRead More →