international cooperation to jointly tackle these natural disaster risks, protect ecological security and achieve sustainable development,” Bai said. The academy will continue to collaborate with foreign partners to create new platform s and mechanisms to improve disaster management and ecological protection, he added. Mami Mizutori, head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said in a video speech that th e scale and reach of the world’s largest infrastructure initiative will impact billions of people and reshape the ph ysical world, and countries should be mindful of these projects’ impact on the environment and inhabitants. “It is encouraging that the government of China isRead More →

software giant Oracle has begun laying off employees at its China Development Center, the 21st Century Business Herald reported on Tuesday. The first round of downsizing affects over 900 employees, with Oracle offering a severance package of “N+6”, which mea ns those laid off receive their monthly salary multiplied by the number of years they worked plus six months’ pay. At a full staff meeting, Oracle China said that it was a very difficult decision made in the face of a rapidly changing business envir onment and a strategic necessity to make timely adjustments to existing R&D systems and business models. Oracle also vowed toRead More →

 lines alone, this collaborative approach allows the voice-over performer to see the emotional cha nges acted by others, prompting a natural reaction from an individual performer, according to Date. “I heard that some foreign fans are learning Japanese so that they can understand the original version. We’re very proud of that,” says Date. He adds that he hopes Chinese animators will continue to take inspiration from th eir own culture and similarly encourage overseas audiences to learn Chinese. Currently codirecting the anime series Magmell of the Sea Blue, a Sino-Japanese animated ser es adapted from a Chinese comic book story of the same title, DateRead More →

 was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft. “I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said. “I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added. Each of Venezuela’s three satellites-one communication and two r emote-sensing satellites-was designed, built and launched by China. TheRead More →

an hour – an hour we lose on the water. The thing about the fish is that once you find them, you’ve got to stay on top of them,” Berry said. Irwin said that every day the fish seem to prefer different temperatures and water depths. He is us ing all the skills he has learned throughout the world to find better ways to fish for carp in Kentucky. The half-brothers are not the only ones lured to the state by Asian car p. About a year ago, Lin Jiantong and his wife Jiang Huiying moved there from Atlanta to fish the species. In Atlanta,Read More →

hina has planned to issue at least 100 million electronic social security cards in cities acros s the country this year, according to a recent notice from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The notice also shows that China would like to fulfill the full use of the electronic social security cards within three years, form ing a comprehensive application mode for social security cards for both online and offline purposes. According to the recent notice, all cities should open mobile payment services for the e-cards. So far, China has 1.25 billion social security card holders, acc ounting for 89.6 percent of theRead More →

PetroChina said the policy would not affect the continuity of its business and regarded it as conducive to the healthy development of its business and improvement of its financial position. Last month, China announced plans to lower its VAT rate. Starting from April 1, the VAT rate for refined oil products dropped from 16 percent to 13 percent. Consumer durables and home appliances giant Haier is making great efforts to meet the growing demand of the Indian mark et and help improve living standards of local people by introducing smart electronic products. After 15 years of operations in India, the Chinese giant recently held theRead More →

pillars of the initiative are important. The most and best (part) of it, I think, is connectiv ity and inter-culture exchange, sustainable development agenda, and knowledge transfer. China is the biggest market in the world. We have enough resources in our country. We want our p roduct get access to the market and we also want to live in good infrastructure, such as roads, railw ays, schools, hospitals. I also hope knowledge of China come to our country. We have sea access, and good infra structure can help our country and neighboring countries get access to the Maritime Silk Road. China has become the second-largestRead More →

dies for each student and the district government has offered another 500 yuan per m onth for each student. The students are only required to pay tuition of 900 yuan per month. Apart from ensuring students get a high-quality education, the sub sidies are also used to increase the salaries of teachers and give them better training, she said. To ensure that more students receive inexpensive yet hig h-quality preschool education, the school added 270 new kinde rgarten slots in 2016, she said. It now has 18 classes and more than 540 students. Children attending public kindergartens or affordable private on es will account forRead More →

He told China Daily his company’s priority is to attract more peo ple, especially non-locals, to visit and boost sales, as local consumption has limited potent ial. The company is eyeing more business opportunities based on word-of-mouth among visitors, Long said. This “one-stop industrial tourism”, as Long calls it, has contrib uted more than 60 percent in total sales since his company started to feel out the market in 2005. Long witnessed the company transform from a State-owned enterprise to a market-orient ed limited company at the turn of century. By streamlining internal bodies and lifting the proportion of em ployees involved in production whileRead More →