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it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but oriented toward the future. It focuses on Asia, Euro
pe and Africa, but is open to all partners. It spans d
ifferent countries and regions, different stages of devel opment, different historical traditions, different cultures and religions, and different customs and lifestyles. It is an
initiative for peaceful development and economic cooperation, rather than a geopolitic
al or military alliance. It is a proces s of open, inclusive and common development, not an exclusionary bloc or a “China
club”. It neither differentiates between countries b y ideology nor plays the zero-sum game. Countries are welcome to join in the initiative if they so will.
The Belt and Road Initiative upholds the principles of extensive consult
ation, joint contribution, and shared benefits.
It follows a Silk Road spirit featuring peace and c ooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit. It focuses on policy co
ordination, connectivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integrati
on, and closer people-to-people ties. It has turned ideas into actions and vision into reality, and the initiat
ive itself into a public product widely welcomed by the international community.
China’s power generation climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed.
The pace of growth eased from 8 percent register
ed in the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In March alone, power generation rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, up from a rise of 2.9 percent in the first two months.
on of hydroelectricity expanded 22 percent year-on-year in March , the highest growth since March 2016, due to abundant water from southern regions.
The generation of nuclear power and solar po
wer both posted faster year-on-year growth, at 31.7 percent and 12.9 percent respectively. exhibition in Shanghai commemorates Alphonse Mucha’s greatest cre
ations and explores the motivations behind his pieces, Cao Chen reports in Shanghai.
ted Czech artist Alphonse Mucha’s art collection is now being showcased at the Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, featuring over 230 original wo
rks of art by the maestro, the biggest ever Mucha exhibition in China, according to the organizers.
President Xi Jinping is paying great attention to poverty reductio
n work during his inspection tour of the mounta
inous Chongqing municipality. Immediately after Xi got off his plane on Monday he boarded a train and then traveled by road,
a primary school and a village in the Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in a remote part of Southwest China. To build a moderately prosperous society, it is crucial to raise rur
al living standards, Xi said while visiting the home o
f Ma Peiqing, an 85-year-old farmer in the village of Huaxi, Zhongyi township, who joined the Communist Party of China 45 years ago.
hat the people are guaranteed the basic necessities of food and clothing, as well as bet ter and better access to education, medical care and safe housing, I feel relieved,” Xi told the villagers.
also allows the World Heritage Committee to allocate immediate assistance from the World H
eritage Fund, enabling the conservation comm
unity to respond to specific preservation needs, she said. Key to these efforts are flexibility and creativity, because as Rossler pointed out, there is no “one-size-fits-all” sol
protecting heritage. She recommends that countries work in close cooperation with experts. ncreased digitalization spurs commercial push at venues
lace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden Cit y, is one of the most historically and culturally significant sites in China.
Once home to emperors, it now hosts throngs of visitors each day and its merchan
dise is sought by many across the country and overseas. The venue also is drawing more attention in an innovative way. Among the products it offers, it has developed a rang
e of cosmetics with packaging inspired by the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Sales of the museum’s merchandise reached 1.5 billion yuan ($223.6 million) in 2017, according to Shan Jixiang, curato
r and director of the museum, who spoke at the Chinese Entrepreneurs Forum in Yabuli, Heilongjiang province, in February.
niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday.
About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plan
ts, like animals, have robust immune sys tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites.
Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” i
mmune response to de al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work
ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the
main scientists behind the study. To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigated a protein called AvrAC, which is pro
duced by a bacterial pathogen that causes black rot on cabbage. The bacterium injects AvrAC int
t cells, where it acts as a “biochemical weapon” weakening the plant’s immune system. They discovered that some plants have evolved to carry a resistance protein called ZAR1 that can detect bacterial prot
eins like AvrAC. These plants use special proteins as “bait” and trick the bacterial protein into attacking them inst
ead. While the bait is being attacked, ZAR1 is activated to form a multiprotein structure called resistosome, Zhou said.
and the market size of sleeping pills and sleep aids has exceeded 250 billion yuan, according to Frost & Sullivan data.
In the next
few years, demand will grow, and the market for sleeping a ids and medicine will likely emerge as an important sub-category of the sector that ma
kes sleep-related products. The sub-category is foreseen to continue to expand, Frost & Sullivan data showed.
versity of Cambridge on Monday confirmed that China’s gaok
ao, or the National College Entrance Examination, is regarded as a suitable preparation for Ca mbridge, in response to inquiries on whether it
recognizes scores in a post on its official Sina Weibo account. gaokao The inquiries poured in after reports said that the University of Camb
ridge announced it has started to accept China’s
gaokao scores for Chinese stud ents wishin
g to apply for undergraduate study at the prestigious British university. The university, however, said this is not something new, but a policy Cambridge has implemented for years.
According to application information on the university’s website, successful applicants from China will usually have score
s in the top 0.1 percent of those taking the
gaokao in their province. Applicants’ individual subject scores and scores in th
and we will introduce more products tailored to the preferences of local consumers. In Indonesia, the penetration rate of yogurt is low and there are not many brands available, so there is a huge market potential,” Yu said.
Li Shengli, a professor at China Agricultu
ral University, said leading Chinese dairy firms Yili Group and Mengniu Dairy, which are both among the top 10 global dairy producers, are expec
ted to increase their sales by 30 billion yuan ($4.46
billion) to 50 billion yuan in the next five years or so, and could join the top five global dairy producers, bolstered by strong demand in China.Strengthening the safeguarding and utilization of cultural relics and inh
f intangible cultural heritages were mentioned in this year’s Government Work Report. This year’s two sessions witnessed a heated discussion among many NPC deputies
members about the issue of protecting, utilizing and developing cultural heritage. In terms of how to realize the target and boost cultural self-confiden
ce based on China’s national condition, many NPC deputies and CPPCC members shared their opinions.
Gao Yun, an NPC deputy and secretary of the Huangpu district committee of the CPC, said that
we should establish the system of classified protection and proper use of historical buildings, formulate
the law of protection of historical buildings, and establish the system of property redemption of buildings.
Federer, who moves back to number four in the world, had endured a frustrating wait since lifting his 99th tour-lev
el trophy last October in Basel, while the 20-year-ol
d Tsitsipas was fresh from claiming the Marseille Open crown last weekend. ”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th si
ngles title,” he said.Federer imposed himself on h
is youthful opponent from the start, brea king him in the very first game and then saving two break points when serving for the opening set.
The second was closer, but Federer made his breakthrough against the Tsitsipas del
ivery in the n
inth game and served out to love to clinch the title and enter the tennis history books. ”I don’t know if he was born when I won my first title,” he joked about his youthful
opponent in the on-court interviews, but Federer’s l
ongevity has been remarkable. Since his first title as a 19-year-old, Federer has won at least one trophy in every season si
nce with at least four titles in 16 of the past 18 seasons, including a record 20 grand slam crowns.
Frenchman Julien Boutter faced him in that Milan final
and at the time had no inkling he would go on to dominate tennis for so many years.
”He was still so young, still far from the top 10, never mind the best
player in the world. It’s not possible to say, but it’s not impossible for him,” he told CNN.
Only Connors with 109 titles stands ahead of him, within Federer’s reach if he can stay motivated and injury free.