pletely built nationwide to advance rural revitalization.
To fulfill such targets, the country will accelerate the construction of IT infr
astructures in rural areas, upgrading rural internet facilities and information services.
More efforts will be made to boost the rural digital economy, with wider use of digital technolo
gies in agriculture and the development of e-commerce and various emerging creative industries in rural regions.
While providing more support for rural technological innovation, the co
untry will strengthen ecological protection in rural areas with digital technologies.
Moreover, the guideline stressed the significance of improving internet access in rural areas in poverty alleviation and ca
lled for enhanced information sharing to promote urban-rural integrated development.
Luckin raised $561 million in its initial public offering Friday by selling 33 million American depositary shares at $17 apiece.
The ADS, which are trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “LK,” closed at $20.38 after rising as high as
$25.96 earlier in the day.Museums are not only there for enjoyment; they are education, and as such should be free.
While I can appreciate the enormous costs involved in maintai
ning and obtaining collections, let the wealthiest 1 percent of the country pay for it.
The Met in NYC is technically free; they ask you to give what you can afford. But the idea
of a person or child interested in art not being able to view it because of cost is morally wrong.
Free entrance does not attract people, nor does it encourage them to appreciate it
China plans to promote the applications of digital technologies in rural areas to boost local development.
As a step towards rural modernization and transformation, digital rural development play
s a crucial role in rural revitalization and building a digital China, according to the guideline jointly issue
d by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.
The country has vowed to achieve initial development of buildin
g digital villages by 2020, with 4G internet accessible to more than 98 percent of the adm
inistrative villages and the digital economy growing rapidly in rural regions, the guideline said.
With the upgrading of internet technology, 2025 will see a n
otable narrowing of the urban-rural digital gap, the establishment of various ent
repreneurial and innovation centers in rural areas, and an intellectual rural logistics system.
anghai, before moving to the US in 1935. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard’s design s
chool, and spent the early years of his career designing buildings for a real estate developer in New York.
Pei is known for his affection towards precise geometry and design details. He also ha
d a strong reverence for light, as shown in the famous pyramid of the Louvre Museum.
His significant works include the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in Manhattan (1979 to 1986), the Morto
n H Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (1982 to 1989), the Bank of China Tower in Hong K
ong (1982 to 1989), and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (2003 to 2008).
March 29 exit from the EU, May’s Conservatives suffered major losses in local election
s this month and are trailing in opinion polls before May 23 European Parliament elections.
With Labour and Brexit-supporting rebels in the Conservatives p
lanning to vote against her deal, it is unlikely to be approved as things stand.
Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers were unimpressed with May’s failure to set a firm date to quit. One, who declined to be na
med, described it as “yet further procrastination which is causing appalling damage to the Conservative Party.”
Another, Andrew Bridgen, said May was “an increasingly beleaguered and isolated prim
e minister who is desperate to salvage something from her premiership and is prepared to drive thro
ugh an agreement that would fatally hamstring any future prime minister in negotiations with the EU.”
said it would be adding Huawei and its 70 affiliates to an Entity List, which will ban the compan
y from buying parts and components of US companies without prior government approval.
Gao Feng, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, said at a briefing that the con
cept of national security “should not be used as a tool for trade protectionism”.
“China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities,” Gao said.
He called on the US to stop its wrongful behavior and make more efforts to create conditions for normal international trade cooperation.
Huawei has been increasing its 5G commercial contracts worldwide, with more countries giving the com
pany a vote of confidence. But it is facing security allegations from the US, which Huawei has said are unfounded.
The Central Conservatory of Music will hold a festival from May 23 to 27 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Yellow River Cantata.
Written by composer Xian Xinghai (1905–1945) in Yan’an, Shaanxi pro
vince, in early 1939, the piece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran, and the lyrics
were adapted for the cantata. Premiered on April 13 of the same year in Yan’an, the work became, and remains, popular.
The conservatory’s symphony orchestra, choirs and chamber music grou
ps will join in the festival with 20 concerts, including the opening concert on May 23 condu
cted by Yu Feng, president of the university. The Yellow River Cantata will be performed by young singers.
Veteran Chinese musicians and singers, including Guo Shuzhen and Wang Xiufen, will perform during the festival.
Besides concerts, masterclasses and forums will be held in Yan’an.
The music festival will also celebrate the 70th birthday of the country.
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.
The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.
The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi
nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and
evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.
Chinese partners in countries involved the Belt and Road Initiative should work together to create a
n ecosystem of a “one-stop shop”, providing diversified services to share in China’s prosperity along the Belt and Road.
President Xi Jinping asked countries to create conditions for other civilizations to develop while keep
ing their own vibrant. His keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialo
gue of Asian Civilizations on Wednesday has aroused global interest. Here’s what some experts think.
As you know, I work for UNESCO and the general feelin
g I had after President Xi Jinping’s speech was that there were convergences on
many levels between his comments and the work UNESCO does in the world of dialogue among civilizations thro
ughout the world and also the work that we do specifically in relation to the ancient and modern Silk Road.
f the year until July or August, when the market may see a recovery, Xu Haidong, assistant to