the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology allocated specific l
ow- and medium-frequency bands to the nation’s three telecom carriers. Currently, these carrie
rs are conducting 5G trial operations in a string of cities, enabling large-scale precommercial use.
According to the action plan, the country will speed up 5G research, and promote the construct
ion of 5G network and demonstration projects, aiming to fully commercialize the superfast technology by 2020.
E-commerce poverty alleviation
In the wake of information consumption’s development in China, e-commerce brings about a new idea for poverty alleviation in rural areas.
In recent years, some people sell local agricultural products nationwide via e-commerce platf
orms. It not only improves the livelihoods of impoverished people, but also contributes to the revitalization of rural areas.
a flash sale, if you will－for the limited-edition cups. Consumers would wait in front of their com
puters for long hours just to click “buy” several times in quick succession over a period of four days to March 3.
Only, millions of their ilk would also do the same thing at the same time. This meant, most of their attempts were destined to prove unsu
ccessful as buyers vastly outnumbered the special cups on sale. The cat-cups were sold out in nanoseconds after the sale opened.
Disappointed consumers accused Starbucks of resorting to “hunger market
ing”, a strategy to drive up demand by deliberately limiting supply, a charge that the cafe chain denied.
The Starbucks cup episode is the latest proof that pets, particularly cats, are stoking big-ticket
spending among affluent consumers in China, an economy that is witnessing consumption upgrade acr
oss all sectors－a topic close to the hearts of the Chinese lawmakers and political advisers who attended the annu
al sessions of the country’ top legislature and top political advisory body this month.
When visitors to the gigantic Palace Museum complex in Beijing feel a need to sit down for a cup
of tea or find a bathroom without a long line, they soon will be able to turn to their smartphones for the information they need.
This modern-day solution at the venerable compound comes thanks to an agreement
signed on Friday by the museum and Huawei Co, the telecommunication giant, to build a “sm
art network” using 5G technology, the fifth generation of mobile network communications.
Under the agreement, 5G Wi-Fi signals will cover the 720,000-square
-meter compound, China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1911 and also known as the For
bidden City, and the branch museum of the institution under construction in northwestern Beijing.
But visitor comfort is not the only benefit of a 5G smart network.
Huawei will also provide the museum with cutting-edge technologie
s for the internet of things－devices or objects linked in a network－cloud computing and a
rtificial intelligence to facilitate such functions as management, security and preservation of cultural relics.
BEIJING – China’s first Great Wall restoration center will be established in Beijing, combining academic research, restoration and protection of the ancient wall.
The center will have archaeologists, designers and craftspersons w
orking together to make targeted plans for the restoration of the Jiankou section of the Gr
eat Wall, which is located in the northern Huairou District of Beijing, according to Beijing Daily.
“The new method will effectively tackle unpredictability in excavation and protection
of the Great Wall,” Zhang Tong, an official at the cultural relics administration of Huairou, was quoted as saying.
The center will also regularly check the conditions of the Great Wall for preventive c
onservation. It will keep records of the restoration for future use, the newspaper said.
With a total length of 7,952 meters, the Jiankou Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was once neglected and became damaged over time.
allied with a brazen, relentless temperament and an indifference to shame helps explain why he is so hard to bring down.
Showing off sometimes diabolical but compelling political skills, Trump was audacious, prov
ocative and spiteful. He made outrageous boasts about his own success and hinted at his acute sense of hum
an nature and feral appreciation of weakness and discomfort in a political opponent.
Trump also showed his indifference, or rude disregard for the political plights of allied leaders, indulged his willingness to tra
de in falsehoods, and betrayed his obsessions with his predecessor President Barack Obama.Trump vs. Beto
At Thursday’s White House meeting, Trump was also asked by a reporter about the f
reshest entrant in the Democratic White House race — former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke. He was ready.
possession of firearms and police are still trying to understand their involvement, said New Zealand Police Com
missioner Mike Bush. On Friday night local time police tweeted that the pair remain in custody.
Police said a fourth person was arrested Friday but “that was not related to these events.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that at least one of those arreste
d is Australian. He said the shooting was the work of an “extremist right-wing, violent terrorist.”
Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects but added that it was still an open investigation.
None of the four people arrested had been on any security watch lists prior to the attack.
Attack apparently broadcast live on social media
Authorities said they “will not be discussing the offenders’ possible motivations or the causes of this incident” at this stage.
dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”
Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu province, said this year’s session was busy and substantial.
“I got up early and got to sleep late to read more material so as to im
prove my proposals,” he said. “The meeting was over, but Chairman Wang has given us man
y assignments. I will do more surveys and study this year and bring better proposals next year.”
Zhang Zhihao and Wang Kaihao contributed to this story.
hina’s poverty relief battle is the world’s biggest and toughest. Over the last 30-plus ye
ars, China has made determined and innovative efforts to reduce poverty and remarkable achievements have been witnessed.
In this exclusive interview, an episode of China Daily’s two sessions special coverage answe
ring questions put forward by media outlets from more than 20 countries, Lei Ming, dean of the Insti
tute of Poverty Research, Peking University, shares his view on the ways of the toughest poverty-relief battle.
nts, features smaller basketballs, lower rims and more accessible courts on campus to make the already popular sport even more appealing.
Yao, at 2.26 meters tall, has been a towering figure at two sessions meetings since 2013. But this year, instead of making
new proposals, he chose to focus on gathering more support from governmental departments to expand the program.
“It has to be a collaborative effort between the sports and educa
tion departments,” said Yao, an eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets.
“To make it campus-based means we don’t count on it to cultivate future pro players. … We b
elieve participation in team sports helps children grow stronger as individuals physically and mentally.”
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, said in a statement.
”The United States has the safest aviation system in the world, but Americans are looking fo
r leadership in this time of uncertainty. The FAA must act decisively to restore the public faith in the system. Again, we caution everyone to n
ot jump to conclusions and not interrupt the integrity of the investigations.”
She called the FAA’s notice “insufficient considering the legitimate fear and uncertainty following two deadly accident
s involving this aircraft.” The FAA notice, which was issued on Monday, said it would require “design changes” to the plane by April.
Aviation regulators in more than a dozen other countries grounded the 737 MAX 8 after one cr
ashed in Ethiopia this weekend, the second of this model to crash in less than six months. None of the majo
r US-based carriers are among the sixteen individual airlines worldwide that have suspended using this model of plane.
The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having “