ge’s UK Independence Party won with 26.8 percent, followed by Labour on 24.7 percent and the Conse
rvatives on 23.3 percent. The Greens won 7.7 percent in 2014 and the Liberal Democrats 6.7 percent. Turnout was 35.6 percent.
Greater access to China’s financial sector will encourage global investors and dispel the gloom clouding the g
lobal economy amid Beijing’s trade tensions with Washington, according to senior officials and economists.
Chinese financial regulators are preparing a comprehensive opening-up, with more new measures in the pipeline. Foreig
n institutions with advanced performance in risk management, credit rating, consumer finance, endowments and
health insurance are especially welcome, senior officials stressed over the weekend.
The opening measures will offset part of the negative impacts of trade friction on economic re
covery, and enable China to reach its GDP growth target of above 6 percent this year, they said.
stration show China had 5,354 museums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 2
6,000 exhibitions in 2018 and received 1.126 billion people, an increase of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
The International Council of Museums organized the annual I
nternational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.
Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interacti
ve, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.School students and adult
visitors learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and learn about the appreciation of and technological me
thods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum, May 1
philosophies to enhance the exchanges and mutual learning of diverse civilizations.
Frederick W. Russell-Rivoallan, a program specialist and head of social and human sciences for UNESCO, hailed the dialogue of Asian civilizations.
“It’s a great way to concentrate in this part of world, but it’s also
a global inspiration – bringing countries together, understanding other cultures, respecting each
other and sharing with each other,” he said. “That’s the way that we can understand each other better and live together better.”
China will extend 1,000-Megabyte broadband connection to more than 300 cities and cut the
average service rates by 15 percent for small and midsized enterprises this year. The measures are desi
gned to achieve multiplying effects of expanding domestic demand, boosting employment and improving people’s lives.
The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on May 14.
s higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, illustrating that burgeoning career opportunities and skill requ
irements are presenting an unprecedented advantage for women. That’s a change from the past, when women
normally had more household duties, especially in the era of universal two-child policy, he said.
Lu also said that the number of people engaged in human-centered job positions was growing faster than other rules.
“It implied that jobs requiring insights into people’s preferences and habits, such a
s marketing and human resources, are irreplaceable by machine intelligence so far,” Lu said.
A survey jointly conducted by research firm Trustdata and LinkedIn in April found career starters w
ere establishing their career goals earlier than past generations, exhibiting a stronger self-driven momentum.
rsity’s Kellogg College in England, called opening to more foreign investment a very important development.
“Of course this will expose both inward investors and indigenous organiza
tions to some stark differences in management and doing business between them, which in tu
rn requires more globally effective leaders who are less ethnocentric and more culturally aware,” he said.
Sikhumbuzo Zondi, a research assistant at the Institute for Global
Dialogue associated with the University of South Africa, said another important aspect of Xi’s
opening address was the desire to invest more resources in scientific innovation and technology.
The aim is to develop technologies and business models that will foster new growth an
d development. To do this, China is committed to spearheading the Belt and Road Science, Technology and In
novation Cooperation Action Plan to advance information and communications technology infras
tructure development with the aim of improving internet connectivity and security, Zondi said.
Country may soon adopt revision to pave way for capital market reform
The top legislature deliberated on the draft revision of the Securities Law over the weeke
nd, signaling China may soon adopt the revision to pave the way for key capital market reforms, experts said.
On Saturday, the draft revision was submitted to a bimonthly s
ession of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for a third reading, Xinh
ua News Agency reported. The session began on Saturday and continues through Tuesday.
Revision of the fundamental law governing the capital market h
as lasted for six years, with 2015 and 2017 having seen readings of two draft versions.
“The latest draft version is of great importance because it will provide legal grounds for the registration-based initial pub
lic offering system－a key reform that China’s capital market has been awaiting for years,” said Dong Dengxin, director of th
e Finance and Securities Institute at Wuhan University of Science and Technology.
with the island by officially acknowledging that military personnel have been posted in the Taipei office of the American Institute in Taiwan since 2005.
US weapons manufacturer Raytheon was also granted a $9 million contract to upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense system.
Senior Colonel Liang Fang, a professor at PLA National Defense Universit
y, said the recent drill will test and enhance the PLA’s joint operating capabilities.
“It will increase the PLA’s ability to protect national sovereignty, and warn thos
e who are trying to undermine it to abandon their illusions,” she said. “Similar drills
will be more common in the future, with increasingly sophisticated equipment and training methods.”
Xiu Chunping, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences’ Institute of Taiwan Studies, said the recent drill serves to warn the US and separati
ber 2017 for graduate students. Many instructors at the school are working on AI-related res
earch so there will be no problem finding capable teachers for the new students, Lin said.
China’s booming AI industry has resulted in a growing demand for tal
ent. It is common for students in AI-related fields to have
already committed to companies before they even graduate and enter the job market, he said.
Master’s graduates majoring in AI can easily find jobs with salaries over 300,000 y
uan ($44,700) per year, and salaries for doctoral graduates are even higher, he said.
Chinese universities are catching up with their counterparts in the United
States in terms of basic research in AI and the numbe
r of published papers, yet they still lag behind in transforming research into application, he added.
poverty-reduction workshop, where over 40 women from poor families found jobs. They draw on their fine craftsmanship and hand
made items such as wallets, insoles and pillowcases, which sell at places as far away as Beijing and Shanghai.
In December 2018, Shangyan and Yangcao were removed from the list of poverty-strike
n villages with eight other villages of Huanghua Township, which means poverty had dropped to 3 percent and
below, with all impoverished population included in the national basic medical insurance scheme.
Ma died about a year after she was diagnosed with lymph cancer by a Beijing-based hospital in May 2017.
Even during chemotherapy, she often thought about poverty relief work, and after five months treatment, she returned to her office.
The mountainous Guyuan City, where Huanghua Township is located, is one of the sites whe
re the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army of the Communist Party of China arrived during the epic Long
March from 1934 to 1936, which had seen a large number of officers and soldiers killed or injured.
rm has been in operation since Feb 4, 2018.