ning to upgrade bilateral ties, and “jointly usher in a new era of high-level development of China-Russia relations”, he said.
In response to a question about the influence of ongoing Sino-US trade friction on coopera
tion between Chinese and Russian enterprises, Zhang said Beijing and Moscow share a broad conse
nsus and common interests, and will work together to deal with external challenges.
“We have the confidence, resolve and ability to safeguard ou
r country’s sovereignty, security and dignity as well as its development interests,” he added.
“The China-Russia relationship neither targets
a third party, nor will it be weakened by discord sowed by any third party,” Zhang said.
mittee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, laid a floral basket at a monument on Monday marking the departure of the Long March.
At a museum marking the start of the Long March, Xi spoke with nine representati
ves of descendants of Red Army soldiers and relatives of revolutionary martyrs.
The People’s Republic of China was founded at the cost of the blood of numerous revoluti
onary martyrs, Xi said, adding that the CPC and the Red Army, upholding lofty revolutionary id
eals, had brought about incredible achievements after repeatedly surviving desperate situations during the Long March.
Xi called for staying true to the revolutionary martyrs, the P
arty’s original aspiration and mission, its revolutionary ideals and principles, and the
people living near revolutionary sites. Xi’s inspection tour took place a week after the Political Bureau of the CPC
The two countries should follow the direction set by their heads of state, manage d
ifferences on the basis of mutual respect and expand cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit, he added.
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, told the Nikkei Asian Review on Satu
rday that the company has not done anything that violates the law, and the ban will have a limited impact on its business.
However, Xiang Ligang, director-general of the telecom industry association Informat
ion Consumption Alliance, said the US ban will disrupt the global electronics industry, given the size of Hu
awei as the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and the second-largest smartphone vendor.
access to some components and technologies.
“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipat
ion. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the company’s products an
d a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conferen
ce on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and inte
rference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.
HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Ki
rin, which has been used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, th
e company has also developed chips for base stations, basebands and chipsets powered by artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
Being one of the earliest human settlements and a major birthplace of
human civilization, Asia takes up one third of the total land o
n Earth, has two thirds of the global population, and consists of 47 countries and more than 1,000 ethnic groups.
Asian people have made incredible cultural achievements over the past thousand
s of years and they have started cultural exchanges and mutual learning since the early days.
Asian people’s aspiration for better life should become reality
Geographically and culturally connected, Asian countries have
experienced similar historical situations and pursue the same dream.
Facing future, Asian countries should grasp overall situation and strive to turn people’s aspiration for a better life into reality.
ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used
in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto
nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p
lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon
sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38
million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.
nging separate parking areas where electric bicycles can be charged at night,
and this is a good idea that should be more widely adopted.
ndustry insiders join outlandishly-dressed fans in attending this year’s colorful China International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Xu Fan reports.
It was a rainy morning, but I felt as if I had woken up in a dream world as I pee
red through the window of my Hangzhou hotel room to see hoards of costume-clad fantas
y aficionados waiting in long lines to enter the expo hall of the 15th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival.
Amid this sea of outlandishly-dressed enthusiasts－some of whom could be seen lugging suitcases filled with a diver
se array of wigs, clothes and makeup items－I could make out a Spider-Man, a Fox Spirit (a character f
rom the 2018 China-US film White Snake) and a dozen other popular fantasy figures acted out by role-playing fans.
It was April 30, the first day of the six-day annual festival, the largest and most influential of its kind in China.
It is to be hoped the fire in Guilin will make people think twice about where the
y park and charge their electric bikes, otherwise it is only a matter of time before there is another fatal fire.
Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong’s recent nomination for the country’s highest academic title