hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
vice by October, an increase in the number of China’s ETC users will make the 90 percent passage via ETC
a reality by year-end, the action plan said.
Starting from July 1, 2019, the country will strictly implement the poli
cy of granting a discount of no less than 5 percent off expressway tolls for ETC use
rs. By the end of the year, the number of ETC users is expected to top 180 million, the action plan said.
The plan calls for increased investment in building the ETC infrast
ucture to increase the proportion of ETC lanes, which should be no less than 70 percent by
the end of October for big and medium-sized cities, new towns and sites near scenic spots.
Given that some vehicles may not have installed ETC devices by yea
r-end, expressways will still offer some manned lanes, accepting mobile payment.
success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h
as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.
Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he
released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.
Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th
at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri
tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.
US states continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the i
nternational level, and they hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.
“I’m very optimistic on the China-US trade relationship,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an inter
view with China Daily as he was attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.
China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the state’s expor
ts going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.
“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the i
nformation communication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”
resident’s message calls for tackling legal, security, governance challenges
President Xi Jinping called on Sunday for strengthened cooperation among countries to explor
e opportunities of digital, internet-based intelligent development and to properly address leg
al, security and governance challenges arising from big data industry development.
He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China Intern
ational Big Data Industry Expo 2019, which kicked off in Guiyang, Guizhou province.
The new generation of information technology, represented by the
internet, big data and artificial intelligence, is booming at present and has significant and
profound influence on various countries’ economic development, social progress and people’s lives, Xi said in the letter.
Information Industry Development, said Huawei’s chip making arm HiSilicon can help Huawei ensure the s
ustainability of its business to some extent, and its chip stocks “are expected to provide a buffer of six months to a year”.
Huawei said it procured around $70 billion worth of components and services from i
ts 13,000 suppliers worldwide last year, with roughly $11 billion coming from US suppliers.
The US has been voicing the “national security threat” of using Huawei products.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France will allow Huawe
i to build its 5G network infrastructure while preserving national security, according to Xinhua News Agency.
oao Forum for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.
“5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities
in the telecommunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa
id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite the com
mercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G fold
able smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
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.
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.
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area