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Every year, leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies gather to discuss econo
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Jim O’Neill, chairman of Chatham House, a London-based international affairs think tank, said improved effici
ency might be put on the agenda of this year’s G20 Summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, on Friday and Saturday.
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lian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.
For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bassist Ou Ya
ng and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The song
was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.
The Ministry o上海龙凤419女神会所 f Civil Affairs on Friday instructed local authorities to act
prudently and appropriately in a campaign against improper place names.
Regulations and guidelines should be strictly observed to prevent the campaign from being
expanded in an arbitrary manner, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.
The campaign, which started in December, mainly targets improper names of newly built residential areas and ma
jor projects that have had a negative social effect and have stirred strong public reactions-those featuring exa
ggeration, unrelated foreign elements, strange and vulgar words and repetitive names, it said.
While the rectification campaign has been well-received by the publ
ic in general, some “individual places” have failed to understand the guidelines acc
urately and implement them appropriately, the ministry said. It urged local authorities to regulate their work proce
dures, solicit public and expert opinions and produce a list of proposed name corrections cautiously.
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ips now, hopefully we get a more stable relationship nationally going forward
China’s National Supercomputing Center in the South China ci
ty of Shenzhen on Friday launched a testbed for artificial intelligence experiments.
The AI testbed, named Tai, provides the basic environment of AI chi
ps and systems for the research, development and application tests of AI inventions.
Tai is capable of dealing with large-scale and complex scenarios. Scientists have built
an EB-level intelligent data management and analysis system for high-energy physics, as well as si
mulation of AI scenarios in real business situations and an AI-powered weather forecast platform said Holden.
ago that small numbers of nationalists and far-right politicians won seats, signaling the challenges since faced by ruling parties acr
oss the EU, said Cui Hongjian, director of the department for European studies at the China Institute of International Studies.
Mainstream European political groups have tried hard to curb their
rise and haven’t coped well with problems raised by the populist and far-right parties, Cui said.
Clemens von Goetze, Germany’s ambassador to China, said at a news conference
in Beijing on Saturday that he hopes mainstream political groups that support the integration of EU will win the elections.
He said, mainstream groups in Germany are working hard to tell voters the importance of the EU and encouraging those realize the value of EU integration to
cast their ballots this week. The turnout of voters was quite low in the 2014 European Parliament elections.
ouths who traveled rose by 101 percent year-on-year, compared with 50 per
cent among peers in bigger cities, according to major online travel agency Ctrip.
Ruan Tianying, deputy general manager of Western-style food chain Houcaller, said t
hat with fastgrowing urbanization in China, lower-tier cities definitely offer great potential.
Houcaller, founded in Xiamen, Fujian province, in 1993, plans to operate about 400 store
s in 100 Chinese cities, with more than two-thirds of them located in lower-tier centers by the end of this year.
Ruan said consumption per capita at Houcaller outlets is about
60 yuan, and about 80 percent of its more than 30 million customers a year are age 36 or younger.
“Opening a restaurant involves different factors, so we cannot reach lower-tier cities as quick
ly as fast-moving consumer goods do,” he said, adding that in these cities, the market still needs to be educa
ted about eating Western-style food, which involves a different dining etiquette from Chinese food.
Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong’s recent nomination for the country’s highest academic title
in engineering has triggered heated debate, with some netizens claiming Li was unqualified bec
ause of his search engine’s insufficient regulation of fraudulent medical advertising.
Li was one of 531 candidates, including 114 entrepreneurs, who might become academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engi
neering at the end of the year, according to a statement released by the academy on April 30.
Other nominees include e-commerce giant Alibaba’s technology chief Wang Jian, car
maker BYD founder Wang Chuanfu, and Microsoft computer engineer Harry Shum. The candidates wil
l be subject to a strict selection process, and only around 10 to 15 percent of them will be granted the prestigious title.
estry-related academic institution in China, only half of their graduates majoring in hor
ticulture in 2018 chose to work on horticulture-related fields. And it says the percentage is declining.
Zhang Qixiang, a professor of horticulture and former vice-president of the Beijing Forestry University, says coll
ege graduates account for only 5 percent of the total number of workers employed in the garden industry.
And, he says, this is despite horticulture being closely associated with peopl
e’s lives and the fact that it can be helpful in tackling environmental and social issues, incl
uding the effects of climate change, the lack of access to fresh food and extreme weather.
“On a wider scale, horticulturists should focus on the construction of national parks and development of urban green sp
aces,” he says. “And flower decoration and home gardening are also something horticulturists should keep an eye on.”
But due to the long gestation period and its overlap with agriculture, and the fact that th
e horticulture industry is relatively labor intensive, many undergraduates are not keen to enter the field, says Zhang.
The consumer inflation rate was 1.8 percent year-on-year and produce