ry’s e-commerce growth. Rural online retail sales reached 357 billion yuan (51.6 billion US dollars) in the first three months of this year, up 19.5 percent year on year and faster than the national average growth. As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October. The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other parts of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Tingfaen, deputy general manager of Xi njiang Railway TourismRead More →

ed globally from 2013 to 2018, among which around 74,000 were published by Chinese researche rs and 52,000 by their US counterparts, and the US dominated in fields such as citation impact, number of p atents, and the scale of companies and funds, the report said, adding that China lacks basic theoretical research. The report was compiled by the Research Center for AI Develo pment, which was established last year by the Ministry of Science and Technology. “China and the United States are the two main pillars of the world’s AI r esearch network, and the most cooperation on AI research happened between the twoRead More →

and his reviews of digital appliances have won him more than 124,000 fans on social media. He had never eaten hotpot alone before. However, he happened to be in Beijing on business and when he heard the restaurant offered stuffed toys as co mpanions for solo diners he decided to visit and produce a vlog so his fans would know how it felt. Knowing that a large number of unattached people often spend festivals alone, Pu hoped his vlog would help them enjoy their solitude. Even though he was the only solo diner in the restaurant, Pu said he didn’t feel at all awk wardRead More →

 decades has prompted a huge rise in urbanization, which has see n large numbers of unattached young people from rural areas move to large cities in sea rch of work. Their work-dominated lifestyles mean few have friends to share meals with. To feed this massive market, catering companies have started providi ng more options tailored to single customers. Meituan-Dianping, a popular food del ivery company, told the Financial Times that 65 percent of its orders come from unmarried customers. On food delivery platforms, many restaurants offer meal deals specifically for singletons. Pizza Hut provides 15-centimeter, o ne-person bases, while stir-fry restaurants offer reduced portions orRead More →

As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October. The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other part s of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Ti ngfen, deputy general manager of Xinjiang Railway Tourism Development Group. The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern parts of Xinjia ng, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts ofRead More →

Reportedly, the United States administration is considering extending its attacks on Chinese companies by blacklisting China’s largest surveillance equipment manufacturer Hikvision. If so, Hikvision — which has about 20 percent of the global market share and has been the leading player in the industry for seven consecutive years — will become the fourth Chinese company Wa shington has targeted after the telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei, and drone maker DJI. Unlike the previous three companies, which the US administrat ion has justified the attacks on with the excuse 2019/05/22/shangjianxiachuicn-3/it is protecting national security, the premise for setting its sights on Hikvision, which serves customers inRead More →

higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.” Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961. In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961. Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra infallRead More →

Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers made an observa tion flight along the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and were shado wed by F-22 fighter jets of the US Air Force at some sections of their flight, according to Russia’s Tass News Agency. “Four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Aerospace Force performed planned flig hts in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Chukotsk, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and also along the we stern coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. At some sections of the flight, the RussianRead More →

Ren on Tuesday expressed continued willingness to collaborate with US partners in the future. Ren’s confidence lies in Huawei’s capacity to serve its customer s under “any circumstances”, and has the support of its growing clientele at home and abroad. “Last week, in public bidding by China Mobile, we won contracts to build 5G networks for 37 of the 40 cities,” Ren dis closed. “Our capacity for mass production is enormous, and will not drop much with US restrictions”. The otherwise low-profile Huawei leader made no secret about his pride in his company’s technologies: “Huawei’s 5G will absolutely not be affected. When it c omesRead More →

her telescopes have diameters of 20 meters at most. Tianma can receive more signals than all of them combined,” Shen said. Tianma has also played an indispensable role in determining orbits for China’s moon an d deep space explorations. It will also determine orbits for the country’s first Mars exploration in 2020, Shen said. The government is tackling illegal disposal of lead-acid fuel cells, w hich has resulted in pollution and higher health risks. Hou Liqiang reports from Pizhou, Jiangsu. China is the world’s largest manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, which are widely us ed to power electric bikes and supply the ignition spark for conventionalRead More →