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elated business units and programs in Shanghai, including its computer vision research arm YouTu Lab, cybersecurity speci
alist Tencent Keen Security Lab and several medical AI projects, said Chairman Pony Ma.?yb亚博体育APP后花园
“We are in full swing to help Shanghai build itself into a global capital of espo
rts, and support the digital transformation of the municipal governmen
?yb亚博体育APP后花园女神会所t by constructing a financial risk pre-warning platform and a smart market supervision platform,” Ma said.
Shanghai’s AI ambitions were first outlined in a municipal plan issued in November 2017, when municipal auth
orities pledged to expand the scale of the industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) by 2020.
The goal was then taken up a notch thanks to the decision by the central governm?yb亚博体育APP后花园
ent in May to build the nation’s first pilot zone for the innovation and application of AI in Shanghai.
When electric car and reusable rocket entrepreneur Elon Musk made a sp
?yb亚博体育APP后花园lash recently by announcing that his startup Neuralink had made breakthroughs in a b
rain-computer interface (BCI) – enabling a monkey to control a computer with its b
rain – a Chinese startup was already racing to take the lead in commercializing the technology.?yb亚博体育APP后花园女神会所
BrainCo, founded by Harvard University graduate Han Bicheng, developed a technology that can detect and translate hu
man brain signals into computer commands by using advanced sensors and complex algorithms.
Unlike the invasive brain-computer interface technique used by Mu?yb亚博体育APP后花园
sk’s Neuralink, which requires implants, BrainCo has come up with a noninvasive
technique, picking up brain signals through electrical sensors placed on a person’s scalp.
The company is already applying the technology in education by helping students enhance their concentration.?yb亚博体育APP后花园女神会所
Yu Lei, chief operating officer of BrainCo, said the company’s Focus 1 device, which was launched over six months ago, has been
used in hundreds of schools in 15 countries and regions to help around 50,000 students.
etiree Sun Lin. “I’m a cycling enthusiast and often ride around the city.”
“Sometimes I may ride to places that I’m unfamiliar with. Looking for public toilets has alyb亚博体育APP乌托邦
ways been a troublesome problem,” he said. “Now I will never need to worry about it.”
yb亚博体育APP乌托邦China has ranked first in terms of contribution to global economic growth since 2006
, becoming the leading engine of world economic growth, an official report said on Aug 29.
In the past 70 years, China’s proportion of major economic and social aggregate indicators in theyb亚博体育APP乌托邦女神会所
world has further increased, its international status has been further enhanced, and its global infl
uence has continued to grow, said a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
yb亚博体育APP乌托邦The report shows that from 1961 to 1978, China’s average an
nual contribution to global economic growth was 1.1 percent, but from 1979 to 2
012, the average annual contribution rate was 15.9 percent, ranking second in the world.yb亚博体育APP乌托邦女神会所
From 2013 to 2018, the average annual figure climbed to 28.1 percent, ranking first place globally, the report said.
In 2018, the ratio of China’s contribution to global economic growth w
as 27.5 percent, 24.4 percentage points higher than in 1978, the report said.
Oyb亚博体育APP乌托邦ver the past 70 years, China’s economic strength has grown remarkably.
In 1952, China’s GDP was $30 billion, while in 2018, its GDP reached $13.61 trillion, an increase of 452.6 times.
In 1978, China’s GDP ranked 11th in the world, while in 2010, it overtook Japan to become the seyb亚博体育APP乌托邦女神会所
cond largest economy in the world, and has remained the second largest economy since then.
The 2019 Chinese Classic Recitation Conference came to a close on Au
yb亚博体育APP夜网g 23 in Jinan, Shandong province, after attracting more than 40 participating grou
ps staged yinsong performances, a traditional, melodic recitation of Chinese ancient literary works.yb亚博体育APP夜网女神会所
This year, over 3,000 domestic applicants as well as foreigners from the Un
ited Arab Emirates and Bangladesh registered to take part in the preliminary selection
yb亚博体育APP夜网of the event, uploading their yinsong videos to win an opportunity to perform at the two-day event.
These videos have since gained more than 50 million online views. Launched by th
e China Confucius Foundation in 2017, the annual event aims to pass down the time-honored cultural heritage, which hyb亚博体育APP夜网女神会所
as survived for around 3,000 years, and promote the beauty of Chinese language and traditional Chinese culture.
The Foundation will also launch a charity project to bring Chinese classics to the libraries
of schools in remote areas, giving impoverished students closer access to cultural treasures.yb亚博体育APP夜网
An exhibition titled “Leonardo da Vinci and His Circle” will open at the
Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts on Sept 12 as part of the global com
yb亚博体育APP夜网女神会所memoration of the 500th anniversary of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci’s death.
Da Vinci was a genius driven by insatiable curiosity that led him to explore ideas in science, math, arc
hitecture, design, engineering, geology, cartography, sculpting, drawing and, of course, painting.
His surviving bodyyb亚博体育APP夜网 of work as a painter is remarkably slim. Fewer than 20 artworks can be comfortably attributed to him, alt
hough two of them — “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper” — are among the most famous in the world.
yb亚博体育APP夜网The exhibition, which runs till Dec 8, will display not only valuable original artworks by Da
Vinci, but also the works by his students and followers. The show is expected to enable visitors to have a myb亚博体育APP夜网女神会所
ore thorough and deeper understanding of his art and influence on later generations.
?market share rising to 20.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, up from 19.3 percent in the same period last year.
Appple’s iPhone sold 38 million units in the second quarter of 2019yb亚博体育APP乌托邦
— a 13.8 percent year-on-year decline — and market share accounted for 10.5 percent
of the world’s total, a slide of 1.4 percentage points from 11.9 percent last year.yb亚博体育APP乌托邦品茶微信
Total smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were 101 million units in the second quarter, up
yb亚博体育APP乌托邦0.5 percent year-on-year. The figure was 10.8 million units in Brazil, a growth of 1.3 percent year-on-year.
India sold 35.7 million smartphones in the second quarter
, down 2.3 percent year-on-year, with market share reaching 9.7 percentyb亚博体育APP乌托邦.品茶微信
Global smartphone sales will remain weak for the rest of the
year, Gartner said. In 2019, global smartphone sales will reach 1.5 billion units.yb亚博体育APP乌托邦
Moreover, sales of high-end smartphones will decline faster than other types, and smartphone makers are copying the high-end
features of their flagship phones to lower-end models to attract users to renew their phones, Gartner said.
yb亚博体育APP乌托邦品茶微信Most of the 57 Indian companies across industries that have operatio
ns in China told an industry survey they will increase their investment this year on the back of risi
ng revenues and profits, amid a business-friendly, innovation-powered environment in the country.yb亚博体育APP乌托邦
The survey by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Evalueserve, a pro
fessional services firm, found that Indian companies in China are neither daunted noyb亚博体育APP乌托邦品茶微信
r affected by talk of slowing economic growth and uncertainty caused by Sino-US trade tensions.
?along the Yangtze River economic belt, with 81 percent of waters categorized as good quality by the end of June.
By 2020, all the waters in the drainage area of the Yangtze River and the rivers flowingyb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信
into the Bohai Sea under state-level monitoring are expected to meet national standards of good quality.
The MEE named several provinces, including Liaoning and Shanxi, for ha
yb亚博体育APP419论坛ving the most poor-quality waters and urged solid efforts in water pollution control.
The ministry said it will step up supervision on ar
eas with slower progress to improve the water environment.yb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信
Profits of major Chinese industrial enterprises improved last month as a result of a pickup in demand and lower cos
yb亚博体育APP419论坛ts. But more proactive policies are needed to maintain the momentum, analysts said.
The National Bureau of Statistics announced on Tuesday tha
t the profits of industrial enterprises above a designated size increased by 2.6 percent year-on-yeyb亚博体育APP419论坛
ar to 512.67 billion yuan ($71.54 billion) in July, compared with a 3.1 percent decline in June. They include ind
ustrial enterprises with annual primary business revenue of 20 million yuan or more.
yb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信Zhu Hong, an NBS senior statistician, said petrochemical, electrical machinery an
d automotive industries are the major players that changed the profit growth figure
from negative to positive. Those industries combined had a rise of 5.3 percentage points in y
ear-on-year profit growth in July for their larger firms, compared with the previous month.yb亚博体育APP419论坛
Zhu said that given income from asset disposals and the drop in crude oil prices, the decrease in profits for petro
leum processing narrowed significantly last month－by 49.3 percentage points from June. Profit gro
yb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信wth in electrical machinery sped up by 26.6 percentage points, partly due to a sales rebound.
A large increase in investment income helped the chemical industry post
a 3.2 percent profit growth in July, up from a 14.7 percent drop in June. Automotive
manufacturing saw the decline in profit narrowing by 7 percentage points, Zhu said.
ithout approval still face serious legal consequences, including revocation of business permits and f
ines of up to 30 times the value of the imported drugs, according to the law, which will take effect on Dec 1.yb亚博体育APP419论坛
According to the existing law, unapproved drugs, whether they are effective or not, are classified as fake
yb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信medicine. Selling such drugs may result in a prison sentence of up to three years, even if there are no serious con
sequences, with harsher penalties possible in cases of serious consequences, such as death.yb亚博体育APP419论坛
Yuan Jie, director for the administrative law department of the Legislative Affairs Commissi
yb亚博体育APP419论坛on under the NPC Standing Committee, said the revision is “a response to public concern”.
“However, approval is still needed first before importing medicine,” she said. “Imp
orting or selling fake or substandard drugs will still lead to severe punishment.”yb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信
Many effective drugs used for serious diseases that are already available o
verseas have not gained domestic approval and are not available on the domestic m
yb亚博体育APP419论坛arket, resulting in many patients buying such drugs from overseas or through dealers engaged in legal risks.
A popular movie screened last year, Dying to Survive, bas
ed on a real event, stirred heated public debate through its story of a group of leukemia patienyb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信
ts whose survival depended on a drug from India that was not approved in China.
Lu Yong, a businessman and leukemia patient from Wuxi, Jiangsu province, was detained for selling fake drugs after buy
yb亚博体育APP419论坛ing a generic version of a leukemia drug from India and selling it to patients for less than one-10th the patented origin
al. He was later released after prosecutors withdrew the charges following the petition of more than 300 patientyb亚博体育APP419论坛品茶微信
s who purchased the copycat drug from Lu because they could not afford the patent drug.
With China witnessing consumption upgrade and industrial upgrade, foreign investment in high-tech industries rose 43 perc
ent year-on-year in the first half of this year, accounting for more than 29 percent of theyb亚博体育APP千花坊品茶微信
total FDI. The high-tech services sector received 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up more than 63 percent.
yb亚博体育APP千花坊Zhang Zhiqiang, managing director of ABB China, said the company expanded its production base in Xiamen, Fujian provin
ce, and built a $150 million robotics factory under the theme of robots make robots in Shanghai. ABB is nowyb亚博体育APP千花坊
investing more in software applications, artificial intelligence, human r
esources and in building partnerships with both Chinese and global companies across the country, he said.
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d to figure out how we can keep up or get ahead in this competitive environment.”
Zhang said the Swiss company will deploy more resources and s
yb亚博体育APP千花坊oftware engineers in both industrial and service robot development and production in Chi
na as rapid industrial growth and frenetic urbanization have prompted labor-intensive industries to find new w
ays of coping with increased demand, especially in automotive and mining sectors.yb亚博体育APP千花坊品茶微信
Eager to seize more share in China’s new energy vehicle market, California-b
ased Tesla Inc is expected to establish a $7.3 billion manufacturing facility in Shang
yb亚博体育APP千花坊hai, its first such plant outside the US. The Shanghai plant will start operations by the end of this year. It is als
o the first global automaker to benefit from China’s revised policy announced in April 201
8, allowing foreign carmakers to set up wholly-owned subsidiaries in China.Another fyb亚博体育APP千花坊品茶微信
actor boosting MNCs’ confidence in China is the establishment of more intellectual pro
perty rights courts at both central and provincial levels since the beginning of thi
s year. Experts have hailed this move as a notable step to protect IP rights.
As the museum expected, not all of the 2,000 who had made reservation
s turned up the previous evening. Among those who did were Wang Junhan, 9, his motheyb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
r and some of his classmates at the Shanghai Fushan Zhengda Foreign Language Primary School.
yb亚博体育APP千花坊”During the day there’s always a long line of people at the gate, and in the evening it’s less crowded and quieter, so that’s a m
uch better time to come,” said Junhan’s mother, who did not want to be identified.
“I’ve been with my son to the Louvre in Paris and the British Myb亚博体育APP千花坊
useum in London,” said the mother, who works in the finance industry.
yb亚博体育APP千花坊”The exhibitions one sees in China’s museums are just as good as anything you see anywhere else, but it would be great if
they had games for children so they could have a bit of fun, whether with adventures or puzzle games.”
Huang Hui, a security officer in the exhibition hall, said those who visit the exhibitioyb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
ns in the evening tend to be quieter and spend more time appreciating the exhibits.
Among the visitors on the evening of Aug 9 were Wangyb亚博体育APP千花坊
Xuan of Shanghai, in her 20s, and a friend. They had opted to visit the museum
that rainy evening because “during the day in summer it’s just too hot,” Wang Xuan said.yb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
She felt happy and refreshed, she said, a bonus being that “we don’t have to go to work tomorrow.”
yb亚博体育APP千花坊For all the balm that a relaxing night visit may deliver to visitors, extended hours also obviously place mor
e pressure on museum staff, among them those who take care of maintenance and security.
The Memorial for the Site of the First National Congress of the Commuyb亚博体育APP千花坊
nist Party of China in the Xintiandi district of Shanghai, opened as a trial on the
evenings of July 1 and 5, receiving an average of 5,000 visitors each day, and “it is a nyb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
ew challenge to ensure the safety of the memorial and cultural relics”, a museum official said.
Opening in the evening requires more staff and other resources, said Qiu Zhengping, deputy director of the Shayb亚博体育APP千花坊
nghai History Museum, one of the 14 museums to extend into night hours every Friday since July.
“Each department needs to have someone staying on f
or the evening, involving security and property management staff.”yb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
In addition, some exhibition items are ill-suited to long exposure to the light, a
nd some new media interactive devices were designed to operate eight hours a day.
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?in Thailand said he received intelligence report regarding the Yala explosion, but declined to give further details to the local media.
The insurgency in predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s restive South has claiyb亚博体育APP千花坊
med the lives of nearly 7,000 people since 2004 and peace talks have largely stalled.
yb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所On Aug 2, six small bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok, injuring four people and
rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a Southeast Asian foreign ministers’ meeting.
?Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed sympathy for victims of child syb亚博体育APP千花坊
exual abuse after Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against sex abuse convictions.
yb亚博体育APP千花坊Victoria’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday morning upheld Pell’s conviction on five charges.
Speaking shortly after the verdict was delivered, Morrison
told reporters in Canberra that Pell will be stripped of his Order of Australiayb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
honor, which he was awarded in 2005 for “service to the Catholic church in Australia.”
“My sympathies are with the victims of child sexual abuse not just on this day, but on every single day,” Morrison said.
“I would urge Australians who find themselves reliving these expeyb亚博体育APP千花坊
riences to reach out to those around them, to reach out to services that are there for them.
“The courts have done their job, they have rendered their ver
dict. That’s the system of justice in this country and that must be respected.”yb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
Catherine King, the federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Ballarat, the town where
Pell committed his offences in the 1990s, welcomed Wednesday’s decision on social media.yb亚博体育APP千花坊女神会所
“My thoughts today are with the so many survivors of abuse across Australia a
nd in my community of Ballarat. Justice has been served by your courage,” she wrote.