of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice
More officials have been held to account for violations found in central environmental inspections, raising the total nu
mber of punished officials to more than 12,000, according to the country’s top environmental watchdog.
Most recently, 1,035 officials from eight provincial regions, including Jilin, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces, were called t
o account for their involvement in 89 environmental violations uncovered in the fourth round of inspections from Augu
st to September 2017, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release on Monday.
Among the officials, 218 are in positions at the prefecture level, which is just below
ministerial level, and 320 hold posts equivalent to county head, the ministry said.
While 296 of the officials were summoned, 773 were punished by administrative or Party disciplinary agencies, i
ncluding receiving demerits or warnings that will bar them from promotion for a period of time.
Two officials were transferred to judicial authorities.
at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau
ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.
“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in
stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.
On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde
d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co
pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.
The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.
A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J
udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve
rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.
difficult it was to take the picture and the occasions when will be used,” he added.
Chen Jing, another Beijing lawyer, said, “Footage and photos have yet been priced as stan
dardly as written work, and without clear pricing, some companies may sell the images at an unreasonably high
price or claim an expensive compensation but fail to make a reasonable payment to the authors,” said.
“It results in the authors not being able to have adequate rights prot
ection, consumers paying too much and companies gaining relatively high profits, whic
h, from our current analysis, are illegitimate,” said Chen, from the Commerce & Finance Law Office.
She agreed with Wang on improving laws to change the situatio
n, and told China Daily a new version of Chinese Copyright Law is being discussed.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.
Mi Store in the eastern European country occupies 200 square meters, offering some
300 products, including smartphones, cameras, speakers, headsets, smart watches, selfie sticks, electri
c scooters, smart robotic vacuum cleaners and even casual backpack.
“With opening of the flagship store in the country,
we are pleased to announce that the Mi fans can purchase the first Xiaomi phones offi
cially in Romania,” said Zhang Guoren, Xiaomi authorized representative in Romania.
Xiaomi is currently the fourth largest smartph
one producer in the world and Romanians have long been familiar with its products.
China’s former world number one Ding Junhui took a 6-3 lead over Anthony McGill of Scotland in th
e opening day’s snooker world championship at the Crucible Theatre here on Saturday.
Ding, ranked 10th in the world, pulled ahead 4-1 with breaks of 64 and 70. World num
ber 24 McGill, who was crushed last year here by Ding 13-4 in the second round, won the next frame 73-57 but D
ing made a break of 129 points in the seventh frame and took the eighth easily for a 6-2 lead.