ontinuously working with customers as well as industry and governme
nt stakeholders to ensure its technology adheres to all of their requirements.
The US Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning on Monday that Chinese-made drones may be se
nding sensitive flight data back to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there.
According to a report by CNN, the alert warns companies and organizations that the US gov
ernment has “strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data into the territory of an au
thoritarian state that permits its intelligence services to have unfettered access to that data.”
The report does not name any specific manufacturers, but nearly 80 percent of the
drones used in the US and Canada come from DJI, according to industry analysis.
en he visited a museum of broken relationships in Chengdu, capita
l of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, with two friends in January. They tho
ught it would be a good thing for Taiyuan to have a place for people to bury souvenirs from a failed relationship.
They acted fast and opened the museum after three months’ preparation.
The world’s first museum of broken relationships was founded in Croatia in 2006 by two artists, who
ended their four-year relationship and got the idea of setting up a museum to house their leftover personal items.
China has several museums of broken relationships now, in Nanjing, Chen
gdu, Xi’an, Wuhan, Beijing, Chongqing, Jinan, Harbin, Changsha, Guangzhou and Changchun.
ade negotiations. Many are in non-tradable sectors such as property develop
ment, infrastructure, or concrete. Others are basically public utilities in telecoms or power.
Some Chinese car companies are State-owned, usually by provincial govern
ments, but the car business in China is very highly competitive and foreign brands are very successful.
In any case, the continuing growth of an already large private sector should alleviate foreign concerns
about competing with State-owned companies.
During the George W. Bush administration, the US imposed tarif
fs on Chinese steel, arguing that State-owned companies had an unfair advantage. But, US ste
el companies also face higher costs because of increased environmental protection. China’s current emphasis on bu
ilding an “ecological civilization” means that that kind of polluting heavy industry will be less viable.
China’s consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, gr
ew 2.5 percent year-on-year in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.
The reading, in line with market expectations, accelerated from the 2.3 percent gain in March and 1.5 percent in Febru
ary. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, compared with the 0.4 percent drop seen a month earlier.
NBS official Dong Yaxiu attributed the rise to higher prices of vegetables, pork and fruit, which ros
e 17.4 percent, 14.4 percent and 11.9 percent, respectively, from the same period last year due to tighter supplies.
Food prices, which account for nearly one-third of weighting in China’s CPI, went up 6.1 percent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, China’s producer price index (PPI), which measures inflation at the factory gates, rose
0.9 percent year-on-year last month, up from the 0.4 percent gain in March that showed improving market demand.
than 150 countries, including 37 heads of state or government, for the thre
e-day event starting on Thursday, Wang said, adding the forum, themed “Belt and Road Coop
eration: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”, aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the initiative.
President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the op
ening ceremony of the forum, and chair the leaders’ round-table summit, Wang said.
Saying the BRI has delivered real benefits to participating countries, Wang stated the hats like “debt traps” cannot be put onto t
he head of the Belt and Road, and this is not something any participating country would recognize.
He added that international communities should base their understandings and comments about the BRI on the facts.
Trade volume between China and the countries participating in the B
RI has exceeded $6 trillion, the number of investment is over $80 billion and arou
nd 300,000 jobs have been created for the people from the countries involved in the initiative, Wang said.
sident Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday at the European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital.
The leaders of the two sides will exchange views on China-EU relations and major international
and regional issues of common concern. A number of agreements are to be signed after that.
This is Li’s fifth time attending the China-EU leaders’ meeting as prem
ier, and his sixth visit to a Central and Eastern European nation to attend the China-CEEC
meeting, with the previous five being in Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
Vice-Foreign Minister Wang Chao, who oversees China’s relations with EU
nations, said at a briefing last week that the EU is a highly integrated regional bloc an
d a vital strategic force in the international community. China and the EU share broad com
mon interests in pragmatic cooperation and have a common stance regarding multilateralism and free trade, he said.
The EU has been China’s biggest trading partner for 15 consecutive years and Chin
a is the regional bloc’s second-largest trading partner after the United States, with bilater
will be significant demand for top-quality goods and services,” he told China Daily.
Noting that many European companies are renowned for their innovation and reliability, Bagnasco said that “there shou
ld be plenty of business to be done” in Xiongan. In June, Mats Harborn, chamber president, paid a visit to Xiongan and wa
s received by Chen Gang, vice-governor of Hebei province and director of Xiongan’s management committee.
Chen said he hopes the chamber will take an active role in such areas as green developm
ent, intelligent technologies and innovation in Xiongan, an official news release from the new area said.
“The EU Chamber of Commerce in China has been building relationships in Xiongan for some time now, and the me
eting in June was just one part of that,” Bagnasco said, adding that the meeting was a good opportunity to furt
her develop relationships and deal with more concrete matters, such as specific investment mechanisms.
ministration to wade into a foreign contest, it was not the only time the President or his tea
m has weighed in on the domestic politics of other countries. From undercutting British Prime Minis
ter Theresa May during a visit to the United Kingdom to calling attention to protests against French President Emm
anuel Macron, Trump has repeatedly sought to influence the internal affairs of the US’s closest allies — in full public view.
”It’s not without precedent that United States leaders have said things that affect politics in other countries, but it is without prece
dent for them to do it as brazenly as Trump has done,” said Joseph Nye, the former dean of Harvard Uni
versity’s Kennedy School of Government. “His style and the degree to which he intervenes are both unprecedented.”
American administrations have long sought to quietly sway the domestic politics of other countries, whether throu
gh covert influence campaigns or military support. But rarely has a US president so eagerly voiced his opinions or
taken steps to influence another country’s internal affairs, particularly among close US allies.
Instead — even when an administration’s preferred outcome was widely known or assumed — the White Hou
se maintained an officially neutral stance. A country’s internal affairs were off-limits, at least as a matter of stated position.
recovered from the black boxes of the crash in Ethiopia showed similarities to the Air Lion crash. But the investigation is ongoing.
Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash — the second crash of a 737 Max 8 plane in less than five months — countries and airlines around the world grounded their 737 Max planes.
Boeing insists that the 737 Max 8 is safe to fly.
“Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the Max,” Boeing said in a statement on March 12.
“We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made d
ecisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. It is also important to not
e that the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the i
nformation currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators.”
With reporting from CNN’s Chris Isidore and Ralph Ellis.
with key industry partners such as Qualcomm, Dolby and Nokia. This strategy is expected