Server manufacturer Inspur Group has signed a strategic

 partnership with Tianjin to set up an AI research institute in the city. By opening the new institute

, Inspur aims to join the top ranks of Chinese AI powerhouses in their quest to attract global talent.

“We will step up our efforts to develop the AI sector in Tianjin, and will focus on fields i

ncluding cloud operating systems and cloud databases,” said Sun Pishu, chairman of Inspur.

he Ministry of Commerce urged the United States on Thursday to stop abusing the

concept of national security and export control measures, and it promised that China will take all nec

essary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises.

The comments came after US President Donald Trump signed an executive

order on Wednesday that is expected to restrict Huawei from selling its products in the US.

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ercent of interviewees believed that incorrect readin

Father-sharing”, a mini interactive program on WeChat platform, recently went viral on social media.

Although the name suggests it is taking the sharing business to a whole new level, the program

is just a promotion campaign by the Guangdong-based furniture maker Oppein.

Similar to a ride-hailing app, the mini program shows different kinds of “fathers” – businessmen, athletes, etc. Users can choose their f

avorite one, just like they select a car. Once the selection is done, a video pops up to explain what exactly is “father-sharing”.

The over 5-minute video focuses on the important role fathers play in raisi

ng a child. Most dads are busy with their work and it’s hard for them to spend time with their c

hildren, and that is where the idea of “father-sharing” business took shape. At the end of the film, the protagonist, a “sh

ared father”, decides to quit his job because he believes family matters, and it cannot be replaced.

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Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and curr

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries.

Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society.

This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant

arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline.

Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo

rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development.

Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea which some

times strains relations between nations. He said the claimants can opt to work to

gether to develop and share resources offered by the South China Sea’s blue economy.

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Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie

s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.

A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi

on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.

For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.

“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am

brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.

As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr

ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.

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Expert will make their choices, but some netizens in an

 anonymous WeChat poll opposed Li’s nomination. More than 150,000 ne

tizen in the poll voted no, with around 1,000 voting for his nomination as of May 2. The

poll was removed on Monday. Neither the academy nor Baidu responded to inquiries.

Li was nominated by the China Association for Science and Technology mainly for his contribution to China’s search

engine technology, financial news outlet Yicai reported on Monday. Li also was included in the candidate category kno

wn for its inclusion of innovative managers in new and interdisciplinary engineering sectors.

Zhou Jian, chairman of Beijing Gan’en Charity Foundation, said in a r

ecent WeChat article that people should “resolutely oppose Li’s nomination for acad

emician”, claiming Baidu has promoted fake medical advertisements in its search results that misled patients.

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But Pelosi said the Trump administration was contin

nuing to ignore congressional subpoenas and noted that Congress launched impeachment proceedings against P

resident Richard Nixon in the 1970s after he resisted similar demands. Nixon resigned in 1974.

“I think that the statements being made by the president of the United States as giving a blanket s

tatement that he’s not going to honor any subpoenas is obstruction of justice,” Pelosi said.

White House legal counsel Emmet Flood, in an April 19 letter to Barr obtained by Reuters on Thursday, said Trump’s d

ecision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations.

“It is one thing for a president to encourage complete cooperat

ion and transparency in a criminal investigation conducted largely within the Executive Bra

nch. It is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress,” the letter said.

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Vision China to focus on BRIThemed “Belt and Road, Share

Themed “Belt and Road, Shared Future,” the sixth session of Vision China, a series of talks h

osted by China Daily, will be held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on April 27.

The event coincides with the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be

held in Beijing on April 25 – 27. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Fu

ture,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the BRI framework.

At Vision China, four Belt and Road experts, including Zhao Baige, chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of t

he Belt and Road Initiative International Think Tank at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Ivona Lad

jevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Se

rbia, will share their perspectives on the BRI six years after it was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013.

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Li Shunde, a senior intellectual property researcher at

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.

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According to him, the country’s accommodation sharin

ng industry will maintain high-speed growth this year, and might make a breakthro

ugh in legalization. For instance, owners of short-term rental houses will have a lega

l identity, and safety standard of the shared homes will be in accordance with that of hotels.

“However, there is no law to regulate home-sharing services at present, which is the biggest challeng

es we face,” Yang said, adding that the Chinese government has a positive attitude toward the sharing economy.

In October, the State Council released an action plan for 2018-20 to further stimulate domestic consumption.

Market access should be relaxed in several service-related fields, such as tourism, and efforts to boost the develo

pment of short-term rental services, such as rental apartments and guesthouses, are encouraged.

Launched in 2011, Tujia lists 1.4 million online homes, including apartments, home

stays and villas across 400 Chinese cities and more than 1,000 overseas destinations.

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The two sides agreed to work with each other on coopera

ation in fields such as environment and sustainable energy, agriculture, sustainable urbani

zation, health, aviation, space technology, infrastructure and transportation, according to the communique.

The two sides also expres

Visiting President Xi Jinping met with Italian Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti

Casellati here Friday on expanding exchanges and cooperation between the two countries’ legislative institutions.

China and Italy have enjoyed a traditional friendship, with the ancient Silk Road closely linking the two peoples, Xi said.

Since they established diplomatic relations nearly 50 years ago, the China-Italy ties have seen heal

thy and stable development, and the two countries have become important partners who trust each other and work together, Xi said.

sed willingness to strengthen cultural cooperation that includes heritage protection and figh

t against relic trafficking, education cooperation that highlights language studies, judicial coope

ration that involves extradition and anti-graft experience sharing, and law enforcement cooperation.

During Xi’s visit, the two sides signed 19 intergovernmental bilateral cooperation documents, the communique said.

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