ople. However, neither the US nor China can expect to keep, much less get back, low-wage, low-skilled manufacturing jobs. Many people have the impression that Chinese goods are dominant in US markets. That is true only in a few highly com petitive, low-profit sectors. According to US Commerce Department data, China has more than 50 percent of the US market in such items as umbrellas, toys, prepared feathers, footwear, straw products, and bedding. Chinese exporters have from 20 to 50 percent of the US market in ot her low-value-added markets, plus electrical machinery and equipment, mechanical app liances, and iron and steel. In most otherRead More →

 improve the governance of ethics in scientific research in light of the loopholes exposed in He’s case,” Zhai told China Daily. Results of further investigations in the case should be made public, including the penalties given to all involved, she said. One reason for publishing the article on Nature was to show the resolve of the gover nment and ethics scholars in China to improve ethical compliance in the sciences, Zhai said. In the commentary, the four scholars said the government should release clearer rules and regulations on the use of techn ologies and hand down sharper punishments to offenders, including disqualifying them from scientificRead More →

The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow’s busiest airp ort, killing 41 of the 78 people aboard, said lightning led to the emergency landing, Agence France-Presse reported. Investigators on Monday were working to understand the causes of the blaze after the Suk hoi Superjet-100 returned to Sheremetyevo airport shortly after takeoff on Sunday evening. Pilot Denis Yevdokimov told Russian media the aircraft lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode “because of lightning” on the Aeroflot flight to the Arctic city of Murmansk. He did not specify if the plane wasRead More →

xperience what is it like in real satellite development projects,” Cui said. “We will ask the students to set up a project team to simulate research and development of an imaginary satellite, and e ach of them will be designated a role ranging from chief designer to subsystem manager,” Cui added. “We also offer opportunities to the students to visit satellite research-related institu tes and satellite users to see satellites’ assembly, testing and experiments,” Cui said. “They will be able to get personal understanding of spacecraft research and development and obtain some know-how.” He said space training providers in other countries will not take foreignRead More →

e synagogue shooting. The wounded were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Gore said a Rabbi is in surgery after suffering defensive wounds to his index fin gers, adding that the injured are “doing well” and a wounded minor has been tr ansferred to Rady Children’s, the largest children’s hospital in California. In a Poway incident community message, the San Diego County She riff’s Department assured that there are no known threats to religious gatherings. “The suspect in the Poway incident today has been capt ured and we believe he acted alone,” said the message. “We encourage our communities to continue with scheduled eventsRead More →

 to get such scores. I got extremely high marks in the end, but my father failed to keep his pro mise because the family could not afford the tickets to go to Nanjing,” Zhou said. “Visiting the bridge had been my dream for many years. Now, my two sisters and I have all m oved to Nanjing, the provincial capital. It’s a happy coincidence that my family lives near the bridge.” Lu Andong, a professor with Nanjing University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, said the bridge repres ents the collective memory of several generations and has special meaning for Chinese. “It employed the country’sRead More →

More than 3,000 cooperation intentions were reached between Chinese government dep artments and professional organizations, training agencies and overseas talent at the 17th Conf erence on International Exchange of Professionals, which wrapped up in Shenzhen on Monday. Over 1,500 enterprises, including well-known companies like Tencent, Huawei, Pin gan, Vanke and BYD, presented talent with nearly 40,000 job opportunities at the conference. The employers received more than 180,000 res umes from job-seekers. More than 30,000 people reached preliminary agreements on employment. As a platform on which international professionals and talent gather to exchange ideas and explore development opportunities, the conference also features international cooperation. Several high-levelRead More →

Almost 500,000 international students studied in China in 2018, earlier slight increase on 2017, the Ministry of Education said Friday. A total of 492,185 international students from 196 countries and region s studied in China last year, up 0.62 percent on the previous year, the ministry said in a statement. South Korea ranked first in the number of students sent to China last year, with 50,600 students, followed b y Thailand with 28,608, Pakistan with 28,023, India with 23,198, and the United States with 20,996. The number of students pursuing academic education increased 6.86 percent year-on-year to 258,122, accounting for 52.44 percent of the total.Read More →

A country with a long history and rich culture, China, by 2018’s end, h ad 40 elements listed as UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritages (ICH). Many of these are in need of urgent safeguarding. How can we best do this? How can we i ncrease public awareness of the issue? These are problems facing many countries. Thanks to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible C ultural Heritage, adopted in 2003, there is now widespread recognition of the impo rtance of safeguarding living practices, expressions, skills and knowledge. To better safeguard ICH, the Chinese government and UNESCO signed an agreemen t in Beijing inRead More →

China’s birthrate has been on a decline over the past few years, and now the number of people tying the proverbial knot is also heading lower. Last year, the marriage rate nationwide dipped to 7.2 newly wedded couples per 1,000 people, dropp ing for the fifth consecutive year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The rate stood at 9.9 per 1,000 in 2013, and was 7.7 in 2017. The declining figures come as the China is grappling with fewer newborns and a mounting number of divorces. The birthrate was 10.94 per 1,000 on the Chinese mainland last year,Read More →