es and objectives in the trade talks should be a warning for it to more strictly stick to its principles. And t
he fact that the US wants to challenge the laws of economics should not be reason for China to try to do the same.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his go
vernment had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it
unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the “quiet Australians” who supported him.
“I have always believed in miracles!” Morrison told an e
xuberant room of Liberal Party supporters around midnight.
The coalition government is in position to remain in power with mor
e than half the votes counted on Saturday, though it is uncl
ear whether it can govern with an outright majority and final results may not be known this weekend.
ongzhong, secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Communist
Party of China, said Tianjin would embrace a new era of intelligence, create a new intelligen
ce-based economy, step up AI cooperation with other countries and speed up the building of an “intelligent Tianjin”.
Li said the city will intensify efforts to boost AI applications in fields of urban management, public services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and security.
Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said China
is drafting regulations and standards for regulating AI and will publish them soon.
Wang said more effort is needed to make breakthroughs in basic AI theories and core techn
ologies, expand the application fields of AI and further propel the deep integration of AI with various industries as p
art of a broader push to support the development of the real economy and improve people’s livelihoods.
uppliers worldwide. In November, it unveiled a list of its 92 core suppliers for the first ti
me. Thirty-three of them are from the US, including chip giants Qualcomm Inc and Intel Corp.
Wang Yanhui, secretary-general of the Mobile China Alliance, said, “Huawei has also been pre
paring for such a situation for some time and has hoarded chips to handle a worst-case scenario.”
The company became the world’s third-largest buyer of semiconductors last year.
China will definitely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of its businesses, and Trump’s executive order is n
ot a “constructive and friendly” gesture, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday.
Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of
Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas
ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem
embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.
“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t
he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und
erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.
“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla
ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co
mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and
the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin
Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a platfo
rm for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural back
grounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.
The latest figures from the National Cultural Heritage Administration show China had 5,354 mu
seums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 26,000 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 Inte
rnational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.
Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interact
ive, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.
Shares of Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, rose 20 percent in their US stock market debut Friday.
The Chinese company, which opened its first store in Beijing less than two years ago, has 2,370
locations and plans to surpass the 3,700 stores Starbucks has in China by the end of the year.
But unlike Starbucks, Luckin is losing money.
It brought in $125 million in revenue last year, but spent much more than
that on coffee beans, store rent and other costs. Last year, it lost $475 million.
Most of Luckin’s stores are small, have few seats and are used mainly as a place to pick up mobile orders.
It also offers delivery in 30 minutes and promises a refund for delays or spilled drinks.
ut is confrontation,” said Solana, who is currently president of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics of Spain.
The senior politician and diplomat expressed concerns over the trade frictions between China and the United States, w
hich have conducted 11 rounds of trade negotiations, but have yet to reach an agreement.
The world’s two largest economies should engage in dialogue on an equal footing, Solana said.
“If they fail to resolve their trade problems, the global economy will start to suffer from this crisis,” he said.
In a global situation where protectionism and unilatera
lism are on the rise, a multilateral approach has to be maintained, he said.
Solana praised China’s hosting of the Conference on Dialog
ue of Asian Civilizations, and said this type of event could boost cooperation among different countr
conflicting goals have resulted in the trade conflicts with China an
d other countries. For instance, China’s exports to the US grew 11.3 percent
and its trade surplus with the US increased to $323 billion in 2018, up 17.3 percent year-on-year.
Moreover, Washington has forbidden US companies to sell chips to ZTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equip
ment and systems company, even after imposing huge fines on the company. By so doing, the US has act
ually encouraged China to increase investment in its high-tech sector. So, even if China and the US
were to strike a deal, China would be prompted to import lower volumes of energy and agricultural products from the US.
China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December
last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.
Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp
icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.
Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste
aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec
tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.
aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.