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information technology, had confirmed at the Boao Foru

information technology, had confirmed at the Boao Foru

um for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn't disclose a specific date. "5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country's top development priorities in the teleco mmunications industry," Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa…
Conflict also disrupts growth. Although many conflic

Conflict also disrupts growth. Although many conflic

icts appear to have a religious or ethnic basis, some scholars believe their root cause may be economic, with ethnic divisio s serving as a way to exclude other groups from access to scarce resources and opportunities. Whatever its so urce, inequality of opportunity has a highly disruptive effect on…
Trade agreements can affect the types of goods being

Trade agreements can affect the types of goods being

traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away from others. They cannot directly affect any country's worldwide current account balance. A count ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference. There are two ways…
Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the proje

Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the proje

roject, including Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including on e from University of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted. The site will "offer research teams with observation equipmen t, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services", he said.…
Nevertheless, it is difficult to separate cyclical elements

Nevertheless, it is difficult to separate cyclical elements

and external shocks from the long-term trend and to conclude that China's potential growth rate really is 6-6.5 percent. Many Chinese economists cite long-term supply-side structural factors-such as demographic agi ng, environmental degradation, and a lack of progress on reform-to argue that China has simply en tered a new stage…
This issue is similar to the environment. External critics

This issue is similar to the environment. External critics

ent. External critics of China don't appreciate that Chinese themselves realize there are issues to be addressed. They are doing so. These developments should be encouraged." President Xi Jinping, who spoke at the Second Belt and Road Foru m for International Cooperation in Beijing recen tly, listed areas in which…
Premier Li signs revised regulation on gov’t informati

Premier Li signs revised regulation on gov’t informati

Premier Li Keqiang has signed a revised regulation on the disclosure of government information to better respond to public concerns. The revision, based on the 2008 version, is aimed at increasing openness of government affairs and resolving prominent problems in government information disclosure. It also represents the headway and achievements…
If Britain receives competing extradition requests, law

If Britain receives competing extradition requests, law

yers say the Home Secretary would have some leeway in deciding which takes priority. Considera tions would usually include which request came first, and which alleged crime was more serious. Most of the lawmakers who signed the letter are from the opposition Labour Party, whose leader, Jere my Corbyn, wants…
Thus, another feather in China’s cap is its establishme

Thus, another feather in China’s cap is its establishme

nt of a comprehensive social security system in record time. Having set up the foundation, it can now focus on targeted improvements. For example, in 2017, China provided special funds for pre-preg nancy and other medical checkups for women, benefiting 12 million women, or 91.7 percent of the target group.…
We support the BRI globally because it’s a big project wi

We support the BRI globally because it’s a big project wi

ith so many applications in different parts of industry and the economy, and we want agreements, project by project." Raffarin was appointed special envoy on China affairs by French President Emmanuel Mac ron. He pointed out that it is not pragmatic to have an agreement about every industrial sector, because,…