partnership with Tianjin to set up an AI research institute in the city. By opening the new institute , Inspur aims to join the top ranks of Chinese AI powerhouses in their quest to attract global talent. “We will step up our efforts to develop the AI sector in Tianjin, and will focus on fields i ncluding cloud operating systems and cloud databases,” said Sun Pishu, chairman of Inspur. he Ministry of Commerce urged the United States on Thursday to stop abusing the concept of national security and export control measures, and it promised that China will take all nec essary measures to resolutely safeguardRead More →

foreign company not only jeopardizes fairness and justice in world trade, it also poses a tangible threat to the security of 5G networks. As Huawei said in a statement, “If the US restricts Huawei, it will not make the US safer, nor will it make the US stronger. It will only force the US to use inferior and expensive alternative equipment.” Inferior equipment that might be exploited by criminals and terrorists. That the order is politically motivated rather than for security purposes can be seen from the fact that i t is merely the latest in a series of moves by Washington targeting Huawei-one ofRead More →

Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries. The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing. The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube. Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy aRead More →

aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said. The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn. During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free. For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the ChinaRead More →

Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning. “Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und erstandingRead More →

 said on hearing the British national anthem playing, she felt too weak to stand on the podium. “I felt very guilty for not winning the gold for my coach, my teammates and my country. We have been working so hard for this world championships. It is the biggest event before the Tokyo Olympic Games.” “Many fans came up to console me and some of them are British. I know most people know what is fair play,” Zheng said. Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you. The app is developed by the China Conservation andRead More →

s in China are ready to commercialize 5G. China will directly grant 5G licenses, instead of the previ ous plan to give several key cities interim 5G licenses, to better time the rollout,” said a source clos ed to the telecom industry regulator who asked to remain anonymous because public statements are not authorized. Michael Gao Wenhao, deputy general manager of the 5G industrial products line at ZTE, disclosed at a 5G conference in Hong Kong on Thursday that “China is likely to start commercial use of 5G nationwide on Oct 1”. He told China Daily that he got the information from the country’s majorRead More →

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday. Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference. Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a youngerRead More →

ating to broadband connections at reasonable rates. General Secretary Xi Jinping issued instructi ons on several occasions, stressing the need for enhanced information infrastructure building to provide people with acc essible, affordable and user-friendly information services. Premier Li Keqiang emphasized that solid efforts must be made for faster and more affordable internet services and sharpen the country’s international competitiveness in this regard. Figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that 1,000M broadband has been piloted in 100-plus Chin ese cities. The country now has more than 3.76 million 4G base stations and 1.17 billion-strong 4G network users. It was agreed at theRead More →

hina’s financial center Shanghai boasts the best business environment in the country, according to a report on China’s urban busi ness environment index jointly released by the China Strategic Culture Promotion Association, the C hina Economic Media Association, WANB Institute and YICAI Research Institute. With an index of 86.73, Shanghai topped the list of Chinese cities with best business environment, followed by the capi tal city Beijing at 84.63, and then Shenzhen, in South China‘s Guangdong province, at 84.48. The report evaluates Chinese cities according to five “soft environment” indexes — technological innovation, finan cing, talent, culture and life — and two “hard environment” indexes,Read More →