he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera
te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra
ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h.
The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan
gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic
h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.
Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild.
The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi
on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w
ith the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and named in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
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.
nitiative is a challenge, but achievable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potenti
al for innovation and creativity, such as new disaster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures.
Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said dis
aster risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability.
Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Platea
u, the Himalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serio
us disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
Henrik Slotte, a senior disaster management expert from the UN Environm
ent Program, said poorly managed infrastructure projects can damage the ecosystem.
Xi underlines building professional forces at key meeting on public security
President Xi Jinping urged the nation’s public security forces to fulfill their responsibilities and missions in the new era to cr
eate a safe and stable social environment that enables people to feel an even stronger sense of security.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cent
ral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a t
wo-day national conference on public security work, which concluded in Beijing on Wednesday.
He called for building highly professional public security forces that are loyal to the Pa
rty, serve the people, promote impartiality in law enforcement and remain disciplined.
Under the new historical conditions, public security departments must
adhere to the overall national security outlook and a people-centered approach, Xi said.
It was reported that the fire could be caused by lightening strike.
Moscow’s transport prosecution office is investigating into the incident and it will check i
f there were violations of the flight safety legislation, according to Sputnik news agency.
Sarah Daley, a student at the University of Virginia, has deep connectio
ns with China. She spent the summer of 2018 teach
ing English in Hebei province and has a younger sister who was adopted from China in 2009. Both experiences left
her with positive impressions of Chinese people and long-lasting friendships.
Those connections led to Daley being honored by the Chinese embassy
in the United States during an award ceremony in Washington on Saturday, after she sha
red her stories with the world through an event hosted by the embassy and China Daily.
Firms from China and the UK are ideal partners in many countries along t
he Belt and Road Initiative, a China-Britain Business Council official said in Beijing.
“The UK has taken a very positive view on seizing these opportunit
ies for UK businesses, particularly our banks, our large consultancy firms and our infr
astructure companies,” said Jeff Astle, managing director of China operations at the council.
British expertise in areas of financial services, banking, legal services, consulting services around engineering pro
vides a broad range of opportunities for UK firms to collaborate with Chinese firms in other countries, Astle said.
“We benefit from many English legal jurisdictions in many
of these countries, the English language and our businesses have long history and experiences in these coun
tries. That means we are a great ideal partner for Chinese firms in many of these Belt and Road counties,” said Astle.
Chinese Navy will send 32 warships and 39 aircraft to take part in a joint sea parade in waters near Qingdao.
Nearly 20 ships from about 10 countries will participate in the sea parade on Tuesday, deputy commander of the PLA Navy Qiu Yanpeng said.
A Singapore Navy frigate arrived on Friday in Qingdao, Shandong province, becoming the first for
eign warship to arrive ahead of a grand event to honor the 70th birthday of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
The PLA Navy will hold multinational naval activities in Qingdao and nearby waters from Mo
nday to Thursday to celebrate its founding anniversary. They will include a joint sea parade, high-level sy
mposiums, public tours of ships, military music performances and other cultural exchanges.
A press center opened on Wednesday in Qingdao for the upcoming multi
national naval activity.eputy commander of the PLA Navy, attends a press conference for the u
pcoming multinational naval activity to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy at t
efit from economies of scale and agglomeration, and the coordinated development of those city clusters will help sha
re and build the basic urban foundation, bring stronger competitiveness and improve pe
ople’s lives,” said Chen Yuyu, an economics professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.
Nine Occupy activists, including three chief organizers, were found guilty for their involve
ment in the 2014 illegal Occupy protests, a Hong Kong court ruled on Tuesday.
University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting and sociologist Chan Kin-man, two of th
e three chief organizers, were convicted of conspiracy to commit public nuisance and inci
tement to commit public nuisance, according to the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts.
The other chief organizer, pastor Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, was convicted of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.
Five other defendants, namely legislator from the Civic Party Tanya Chan Suk-chong, legislator and social worker Shiu Ka-C