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.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.
Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday.
New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month
on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement.
New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities.
As for resold homes, prices in the four first-tier cities reported a 0.4-percent growth mo
nth on month, while those in 31 second-tier cities went up 0.6 percent, narrowing from the 1.2-percent increase in March.
public companies are from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
The United States has 575 companies, the most among the 61 countries and regions involved in the ranking.
Japan is third-largest contributor, with 223 companies joining in the list.
This year marks the 17th release of the Global 2000 ranking since it was first published by Forbes in 2003, when the Unite
d States was home to 776 companies in the list while the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong only had 43.
Industry-wise, banks and diversified finance make
up most of the list, with 453 companies appearing on it, followed by tech ind
ustry and construction industry, with 184 and 123 companies on the list, respectively.
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.
China’s paper-making, gunpowder, printing, compass, calendar, philosophy and people-oriented view have exerted profound i
nfluence in the world and greatly promoted the development process of human civilization.
Chinese civilization is an open system formed during constant exchanges and mutual learning with other civilizations.
In the future, China will surely embrace the world with a more open p
osture and contribute more dynamic civilization achievements to the world.
Confidence of civilization urged
Asia should enhance confidence of civilization.
We should keep exchanges and mutual learning with other civilization
s in the world, and strive to continue writing new brilliant chapters of Asian civilizations.
We should consolidate the cultural foundation of jointly building Asian com
munity of shared future and a community with a shared future for humanity.
government on Tuesday to consider the costs it would bear through raising tariffs.
He reiterated that China will never capitulate under any external pressure and hopes the US meets China halfway.
The US has no need to “worry about” China’s affairs, Geng said at a daily news conference. The country has made progress i
improving its foreign investment environment and has become a popular investment destination, he sa
id, citing the expansion of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp and Tesla Inc in the market last year.
Geng stressed that China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the market and will co
ntinue to establish a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment.
e online users double from 5.7 million in 2017 to 15.3 million in 2018.
Insiders say as Chinese parents increase their spending on education, online education gets more recog
nition and China’s internationalization progresses, online course users will keep growing, The Beijing News reports.
The report echoes their opinion. Data from the report shows that the penetration rate of online education rose from 0.8 percen
t in 2015 to 9.1 percent in 2018, up 11 folds within four years. It’s projected that the penetration rate will reach 12 percent in 2019.
New users go for top brand
Data from the report shows the market share of VIPKID is 68.4 percent, follow
ed by 51Talk (11.6 percent), DaDa English (7.8 percent) and vipJr (5.7 percent).
April, despite the continuing downward trend of the automotive market, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.