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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Liu said that at the level of trade representatives, both side

both sides have the sincerity to solve the existing problems.

“The purpose decides everything,” Liu said, in English. “China wants a very equal and dignif

ied deal, and under this premise, a good, cooperative deal,” he said. “I hope our US colleagues would understand this.”

Liu said he believed both sides have a strong desire to reach a deal. “We need to work hard tog

ether to surpass the temporary difficult period of time, and then we’ll have a bright future,” he said.

Asked by China Daily how China and the US could help world economic growth, whose p

rospects have been already compromised by the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, Liu said co

operation serves the interests of the two sides and the whole world, while conflict hurts both.

“We have tremendous common interests and many commo

n foes, only through cooperation could we solve these problems,” Liu said.

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One reason for publishing the article on Nature was to sho

show the resolve of the government and ethics scholars in China to improve ethical compliance in the sciences, Zhai said.

In the commentary, the four scholars said the government should release clearer rules and regulations on the use of tech

nologies and hand down sharper punishments to offenders, including disqualifying them from scientific research.

“Self-regulation of scientists is unlikely to be enough, given their potential conflicts of i

nterest under market pressures. Thus, top-down regulation is crucial,” they said.

The scholars suggested that authorities such as the National Health Commission should

monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations.

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Three years ago, Zhao read about a hover surfboard i

 Canada, and that was when his “flying motorbike” fantasy became more of a reality.

Despite his enthusiasm, Zhao’s road to success was by no means smooth. He experienced c

ountless failures while trying to make the manned aircraft airborne during 1,559 flight tests. Zhao eve

n had to sell his apartment and borrow money from friends in order to continue his project.

He named the drone Jindouyun, or “Magic Cloud”, which was a flying cloud used

by fictional superhero Monkey King, a character from the Chinese classic Journey to the West.

He claims the lithium-battery-powered scooter can spend up to 30

minutes in the air, has a top speed of 72 kilometers per hour and can reach a height of 3,000 meters.

Zhao believed that the manned drone could prove to be an effectiv

e solution to ease traffic congestion, as well as for use by the fire departments or security forces.

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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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The country will push forward credit information sha

ing as well as jointly reward and punishment system building among government depart

ments for high-quality development of cross-border posting and delivery services, Tu said.

In 2018, Chinese express delivery firms handled a record 50.71 billion p

arcels, up 26.6 percent from the previous year. Business revenue expan

ded by 21.8 percent to reach 603.84 billion yuan (about $90 billion).

China’s smartphone shipments fell 4.1 percent year on year in March to 26.94 million units,

data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

Last month, smartphones made up 94.9 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, acc

ording to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Despite the mobile phone market shrinking, the drop has been moderated, said the report.

Overall mobile phone shipments went down 6 percent in March, narrowing from the 19.9-percent slump in February to 28.37 million units, among which 95.1

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The data from the ministry covered the population of per

rmanent residents in urban areas, population density and built-up areas in 666 cities between 2014 and 2017.

Sixteen shrinking cities are in Northeast China’s Heilon

gjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, according to the National Business D

aily report. Most of the cities are resource-exhausted or old industrial bases, such as Jixi and Daqing.

Some of the shrinking cities still have increasing built-up areas in recent years, which will lead to low effic

iency in using the urban land and be not conducive to the compact development of cities, the report says.

Ding Changfa, associate economic professor from the Xiamen

University, said that small and medium cities suffered the shrinkage bec

ause they have weak industries and public services, difficult to attract talents to work and live there.

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High school graduates in China normally need to tak

o take the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, to be ad

mitted to a university. Independent enrollment was added as an alternative admission met

hod in 2003 to allow some key universities to enroll students based on subjective criteria.

Currently, 90 universities have allocated 5 percent of their enrollment slots to indepen

dent students with special talents. They admit more than 20,000 such students every year.

Tests of academic competence and interviews are usually required. Universit

ies start the independent enrollment process in March, while the gaokao takes place in June.

The gaokao is a highly competitive and stressful test, and in some provinces with large num

bers of high school graduates, a single point can separate more than 1,000 students. The exams create a lot of anxiety amo

ng students and parents, and some will do anything possible, even committing fraud, to be admitted to a better university.

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He said he hopes that the Italian Senate will continue to pl

play an active facilitating role, and create better conditions for and inject greater momentum into the development of bilateral relations.

The Italian Senate warmly welcomes Xi for his visit, Casellati said, notin

g that the Italian and Chinese peoples have always trusted each other and maintained pr

ofound friendship, with close ties in such fields as economy and trade, and culture.

The Senate speaker said she agrees with Xi on his remarks about the traditional friendly exchanges betwe

en the two countries dating back over 2,000 years, published in leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera ahead of his visit.

China and Italy are major countries that boast a rich culture, she said, adding that Italy is willing to boost communication and co

operation with the Chinese side in such fields as culture, art, language, heritage protection, tourism, science and tec

hnology, and innovation, and encourage their youths to increase exchanges and mutual understanding.

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