Liu Ruilin, Party secretary and president of Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University, has been re moved from his positions after five babies died and 14 fell ill during an enterovirus outbreak at the hospital. The five newborns who died had other underlying diseases, such as pneumonia, before contracti ng the virus, according to a statement from the Guangdong Health Commission on Saturday. Thirteen of the sick babies have been discharged from the hospital, wh ile the other one continues to be treated and is in a stable condition, the commission said. An investigation determined that the case became serious becaus e of the combinationRead More →

e hospital was ordered to solve management problems rela ting to the case, check on the condition of the surviving babies and console the parents. A deputy director of the health bureau of the Shunde district of F oshan, Guangdong, was also fired, and others deemed responsible were punished. No new case has been reported in the hospitals that have treated the affected babies. The provincial health commission has ordered all t he medical institutions in the province to check their infection-control procedures. The viral strain that affected the infants was identified by the commission as Echo 11. It is an intestinal virus to whichRead More →

ted results. But the higher rate of FAI growth was to a large extent driven by a strong increase in investment in real estate, which is l ikely to weaken sooner or later owing to the government’s commitment to cooling China’s “real-esta te fever”. And, given the trade frictions with the US, China’s export performance for the rest of 2019 is highly uncertain. To compensate for declining investment in real estate and weakening exports, China must maintain reasonable growth in inf rastructure investment. To that end, the government should pursue higher spending (taking advantage of a strong fis cal position), supported by accommodative monetary policyRead More →

 integration-trade, investment and finance-began benefiting large emerging and developing econ omies. To be sustainable, globalization cannot serve just a few wealthy advanced economies. It m ust also serve poorer and faster-growing economies, which today account for most of the global growth. So, by flirting with trade protectionism and punitive tariffs on imports, adva nced economies are seeking to implement the wrong policies at the wrong time. As the adv anced countries have fallen into secular stagnation, they desperately need growth. Therefore, the rise of poorer eco nomies is not a win-lose game, because it benefits the advanced economies, too. In the aftermath of the 2008Read More →

The Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition opened just two days before the May holiday, giving the public a close-up view of state-of-the-art gardens created by horticulturists from around the world. China hosted a similar exhibition in Kunming, Yunnan province, in 1 999. In the two decades since, the social and economic situations in China have unde rgone tremendous changes. A growing awareness of environmental protection is one of them. Two decades ago, the Chinese people embraced the Kunming horticu ltural show as a novelty and curiosity because the countr y at that time did not have many opportunities to host large international gatherings. Economic development atRead More →

 dialogues based on harmony in diversity and inclusiveness. We need to undertake the cultural responsibility of inter national communicators, and let exchanges of culture and among civilizations, as well as mutual learning, co nstantly serve as bridges for people’s friendship, the impetus of international cooperation and bond of world peace. Second, we should become builders of world peace and development. The wheel of humanities’ de velopment is unstoppable. Peace, reconciliation and harmony are historical trends. Equality, mut ual trust and win-win cooperation are historical necessities. Yet, as international conventions are attacked an d multilateral mechanisms are challenged, the anti-globalization tendency rises, and unilateralism and traRead More →

ranking in fourth place following Samsung, Google’s parent Alphabet and Amazon. Data als o showed the company took 14 percent of its annual sales on research last year, the second-highest after Alphabet. Huawei’s R&D spending totaled 480 billion yuan ($71.3 billion) over the past 10 years, ac cording to its annual report. Besides, the tech behemoth achieved 721.2 billion yuan in global sales in 2018, a 19.5 percent increase year-on-year, and net profit reached 59.3 billion yuan, up 25.1 percent compared with a year earlier. Smartphone sales from the company gained 348.9 billion yuan las t year, a 45.1 percent rise year-on-year accounting for 48.4Read More →

rsity’s Kellogg College in England, called opening to more foreign investment a very important development. “Of course this will expose both inward investors and indigenous organiza tions to some stark differences in management and doing business between them, which in tu rn requires more globally effective leaders who are less ethnocentric and more culturally aware,” he said. Sikhumbuzo Zondi, a research assistant at the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with the University of South Africa, said another important aspect of Xi’s opening address was the desire to invest more resources in scientific innovation and technology. The aim is to develop technologies and business models thatRead More →

rating the push for economic upgrading, which offers strong impetus for the growth. Despite the pressure, we still can see gr owth momentum,” Zhang said during a macroeconomic seminar earlier this month in Beijing. “Recently, the government has introduced a series of su pportive policies which will gradually help grow the real economy,” Zhang added. NDRC said a further 3.24 million new urban jobs were added in t he first quarter, with surveyed unemployment ra te remaining at a comparatively low level of 5.2 percent in March. And consu mer prices registered a moderate rise of 1.8 percent in the first three months of thisRead More →

 of Engineering and head of the innovation research academy of intelligent robotics at Xi’an Jiaotong Univer sity, said the university began considering an undergraduate AI major in 2016, and it has since established an experi mental undergraduate AI class in 2018 with 55 students taught by the country’s leading AI experts. The university established the academy in October 2017 and an AI school in Janua ry. The academy has 26 master’s candidates and eight doctoral candidates, Zheng said. “Universities should aim for major breakthroughs in basic res earch and core technology. We are still striving to achieve revolutionary and disruptive changes in AI theories, methods,Read More →