to sell chips to ZTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and
systems company, even after imposing huge fines on the company. By so doing, the US has act
ually encouraged China to increase investment in its high-tech sector. So, even if China and the US were to strike a de
al, China would be prompted to import lower volumes of energy and agricultural products from the US.
In macroeconomic terms, the China-US trade dispute has added h
uge uncertainties to the US economy and raised the likelihood of recession. Which cou
ld thwart the US president’s chances of being re-elected in 2020. And the trade dispute c
ould prevent the US from taking the measures it intends to in order to consolidate its national power.
essure, and psychological experts say that thinking of nothing is a mental
adjustment for people, which is
good for health as it can reduce the risk
of anxiety and depression by 25 percent, according to Workers’ Daily.
If people can’t manage their emotions effectively under high pressure, it will
harm their family life, work and social life, experts say.
The suggestion sparked reaction from netizens, with Sina Weibo user
Happy little witch123 asking, “Is it ok if I
accumulate the daily five minutes and me
ditate a hour on one day?” A WeChat user named yuenyuen said, “I’m not
bragging but I can meditate for a whole day.”
Just 20 days after the opening of a
museum of broken relationships in Taiyuan, capit
al of North China’s Shanxi province, its owner joked that it was turning into a blind date site, thecover.cn reported.
Since it opened to the public on April 25, the museum has received 500 visitors every day, aged between 16 and 25.
gion must focus on the key elements of greater integration and high-quality developmen
t to lead the growth of the whole Yangtze River Economic Belt and East China, the statement said.
The meeting called for better awareness of integrated development and putting the region’s growt
h into the perspective of a unified strategy, as well as the development of a modern economic system.
It also required adequate coordination and implementation to ensure the effective implementation of various tasks in the plan.
The delta region, including Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, is among the areas with the most robust econ
omic growth, the highest level of opening-up and the strongest capacities in innovation in China.
The total GDP of the delta region reached 21 trillion yuan ($3.06 trillion) in 2018, which
accounted for around one-fourth of the national total, according to Economic Daily.
including existing ski resorts and some newly built projects, to host all eight Olympic snow sports
in 2022. The three clusters will be connected by a new high-speed railway, which will be completed by t
he end of this year. It looks beyond the Games to boost future winter sports tourism.
According to the organizing committee, all 26 venues for 2022 will be ready by June next year with the f
irst test event, a World Cup skiing series, scheduled to be held in Yanqing’s National Alpine Skiing Center in February.
About 90 percent of the earth moving work for the mountain center is now complete, and a 53-hecta
re forest reserve has been built nearby for transplantation of all the trees affected by the construction.
“The preparations are ready to step up to the next stage, from planning to
the readiness phase. Beijing is ahead in the race against time,” said Liu Yumin, dire
ctor of the planning, construction and sustainable development department of the 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee.
trying to maintain stable relations with the US,” he said.
Li Haidong, a professor of US studies at China Foreign Affairs Universi
ty, said Washington has pushed a hard line in relations with Beijing in recent years.
“The Taiwan question is much more complicated and nonnegotiable,” Li said.
“If the US side continues to misinterpret the one-China policy, it will irreparably damage Sino-US ties,” he warned.
The US Senate will have to vote on the act before it can become law. The time of the vote is unknown.
“The consensus among US officials is to be tough on China, and room for rational option
s is rapidly shrinking as overconfidence and rash actions become the new norm,” he said.
ion determines economic growth. Even though it will take some time, the large number of people i
n BRI-related economies will ultimately prove the potential for economic development in those countries.
Ma Yu, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperatio
n, said the BRI provides a new impetus for the recovery of the world economy. The improvement in infra
structure, and digital-related manufacturing brought by the BRI will restore the development capacity of the worl
d economy and bring new opportunities for the partnership between Chinese and local companies.
Also on Monday, the Office of the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative
released an official report on the development, achievements and prospects of the BRI.
nternational relations scholars of his generation think of the US
as an example of the value of “freedom, democracy, fairness and human rights”.
“But those words are no longer applicable to describe the US today,” he said.
Wang said that for him, cancellation of the visa is nothing m
ore than a short-term absence from US academic activities, and “it is the US’ loss, not ours”.
He also said the decision would not affect the Chinese think tank he leads in continuing aca
demic exchanges with the US, and he suggests that China should not take countermeasures over such matters.
“No matter how petty the US becomes, China should still stick to its open attitude rather compete for who’s worse,” he said.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is not a geopolitical tool or a debt trap for particip
ating countries, but a platform for cooperation, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.
Wang made the remark at a press conference ahead of the second Belt and Road F
orum on International Cooperation, which will be held in Beijing next week.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send his special envoy Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the rulin
g Liberal Democratic Party, to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
In a news conference held by the Japanese embassy in China on Monday, Takeshi Osuga, J
apanese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Nikai will visit China from April 24 to 29 to attend the forum and give a speech.
In a previous conference at LDP’s headquarters in Tokyo, N
ikai said his party called for increased exchange between Japan and China.
As the Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono just ended a three-day visit to China, Osuga
said the visit was “very positive” and further strengthened bilateral ties between Beijing and Tokyo.
“In the fifth China-Japan High-level Economic Dialogue, China and J
apan achieved agreement to cooperate in such areas as energy conservation and environ
onable salary system to motivate their employees to give full play to their creativity and pro
ductivity, instead of forcing the workers to work long hours without adequate remuneration.
Chinese internet firms should learn from the managerial experiences of their foreign counterparts such
as Google and Facebook to incentivize their staff if they want them to work overtime and improve their productivity.
Huang Wei, a lawyer at Zhejiang Shenggang Law FirmWorkers’ rights and interests must not be compromised
The average leisure an average Chinese person enjoys is 2.27 h
ours a day compared with about 5 hours in developed countries suc
h as the United States, according to a research conducted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Due to the “996” schedule in some high-tech and internet companies, the workers have even less leisure time, which affects not only t
heir daily life but also their health. Worse, many workers don’t even get paid for the extra work they do.
lems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept “the American style of