erprises in China. Last year, intellectual property authorities punished violators in more
than 6,000 cases of infringing on rights of trademark registrants from overseas, with a t
otal value of 151 million yuan ($22 million), an increase of 50.1 percent over the previous year, the report said.
An agreement to support young scholars’ research into the Silk Road was signed between China and UNESCO during a ses
sion of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on Wednesday.
Under the agreement, an international academic program will be launched with funding of $1 mill
ion from the Chinese government to scholars under 35 years of age from around the world.
Hosted by the Ministry of Education and UNESCO, the session – entitled “Safeguardin
g the Diversity of Asian Civilizations” – focused on cultural interactions among Asian people and disc
ussed challenges in terms of revitalizing the multiple cultures of Asian countries and regions.
s higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, illustrating that burgeoning career opportunities and skill requ
irements are presenting an unprecedented advantage for women. That’s a change from the past, when women
normally had more household duties, especially in the era of universal two-child policy, he said.
Lu also said that the number of people engaged in human-centered job positions was growing faster than other rules.
“It implied that jobs requiring insights into people’s preferences and habits, such a
s marketing and human resources, are irreplaceable by machine intelligence so far,” Lu said.
A survey jointly conducted by research firm Trustdata and LinkedIn in April found career starters w
ere establishing their career goals earlier than past generations, exhibiting a stronger self-driven momentum.
th rate of more than 9 percent three years in a row, the Chinese film market is extreme
ly open and inclusive with outstanding movies from around the world, fine works of Hollyw
ood in particular, being screened in China even before they are shown in other countries.
This shows China’s decision to open up its film market in the trough in 1995 was absolutely right. Since then the quota for Hollywo
od movies has been significantly raised from the initial 10 films a year. The opening up of the Chinese movie ma
rket proves that the more open and inclusive a film market is, the higher the number of good films it will generate o
wing to the active and beneficial exchanges with the world’s most advanced filmmaking countries.
The remarkable performance of about a dozen Chinese movies in recent
years makes it clear that well-made films that showcase Chinese culture and touch Chin
ese people’s hearts could not only become smash hits but also help spread Chinese culture. Which g
Growth in China’s energy consumption remains robust while the forms
of energy continued to diversify in 2018, according to an annual report on China’s energy devel
opment released Sunday by the China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute.
Total energy consumed last year reached 4.64 billion metric tons o
f standard coal, a year-on-year growth of 3.3 percent – a five-year record, according to the report.
Consumption of clean energy, including natural gas, hydropowe
r, nuclear power and wind power, accounted for 22.1 perc
ent of energy consumption last year, up 1.3 percent compared with the same period in 2017.
Non-fossil energy accounted for 14.3 percent, up 0.5 percentage points year-on-year, the report said.
China produced 3.77 billion tons of standard coal last year, up 5 percent year-on-year, a seve
n-year high. It has also become the world’s largest natural gas importer, with a heavier reliance on energy imports.
delegations, which was preceded by a one-on-one meeting between Putin and Kim.
Kim arrived here in his train on Wednesday for his first meeting with Putin.
The meeting came at a time when tensions were growing between the DPRK and t
he United States.At the end of 2018, Australia became another “surveillance state” with the passing of the T
elecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill or the Assistance and Access Bill 2018.
Last week, the DPRK test-fired a new tactical guided weapon and requested Washi
ngton to exclude U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from future negotiations.
In response, Pompeo swept aside Pyongyang’s demand ab
out replacing him by someone “more careful and mature” to deal with the talks.
On Saturday, a new item was added to China’s draft civil law, which put
s all medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos under stricter re
gulation. Two experts shared their views with China Daily’s Zhang Zhouxiang:
One major change this time is that embryos are clearly included in the draft regulation. Actually,
gene-editing of embryos deserves more attention than gene-editing of adults or children.
First, gene-editing of embryos might more easily get out of control an
d pose more risks to the society. The safety of gene-e
diting for embryos remains unknown and the availability limit of the technology needs to be confirmed.
The birth of the twin gene-edited babies in November 2018 sounded an alarming bell to all. If the embr
yos with edited genes are born, how should we protect their rights as citizens? Will they suffer fro
m discrimination? Who will be responsible if the gene-editing causes health problems?
A man has been arrested after an incident in west London on Saturday morning. Police f
irearms and Taser were discharged, according to a latest statement released by Metropolitan Police.
According to the statement, police were called at around 8:30 am local time on Saturday, with reports o
f a car in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy in Holland Park, west London.
“As part of the protective security arrangements for London, armed and unarmed officers were
deployed to this incident,” said the statement, adding that “on arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers.”
Police confirmed that firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man in his 40s was arrested, not injured.
Andy Walker, chief superintendent in the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command, said: “as is st
andard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident.”
insk and covering an area of 91.5 square kilometers, is the first special economic area in Bela
rus and the largest intergovernmental cooperation project between China and Belarus.
The industrial park is stepping up efforts to attract more global investors, with 43 companies registered by the end of February.
Among the 43 companies, 26 are from China, 10 from Belarus, and seven from other countries, like the United States and Ru
ssia. The companies have signed agreements to make total investments of more than $1 billion in the park.
The China-funded Djibouti International Free Trade Zone, which started construction in January 2017, opened on July 5, 2018.
Covering an area of 48.2 sq km, the zone is operated by a join
t venture with investment by Chinese enterprises, including China Merchan
ts Holdings and Dalian Port Corp Ltd, as well as the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority.
More than 20 enterprises from the commerce, logistic, processing sectors have signed letters of intent to re
gister with the FTZ, as infrastructure in the first phase of the FTZ, which covers an area of 6 sq km, has been basically completed.
The FTZ is expected to become a crucial junction linking other African countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, and
make Djibouti, the small northeast African country, a marine logistics hub linking Africa, Asia and Europe.
ment’s moves to cut taxes on this occasion aim at an accommo
dative effect to strengthen the basis for sustained growth while also considering the need to ens
ure fiscal sustainability. It is also a major measure to lighten the burden on businesses and boost market dynamism.
Participants at Wednesday’s meeting also decided on adjustments to the export tax rebate rates of certain goods and services and
to the tax deduction rate of purchases of farm produce. They decided to increase transfer payments to local gov
ernments, focusing on supporting the central and western regions and counties and prefectures experiencing difficulties.
“The share that goes to enterprises in the national income distribution ne
eds to be increased to boost market vitality. This will
help keep employment stable, expand tax sources and make public finance sustainable.” Li said.
Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and