in the 19th century and by Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea in the years after World War II. China is no longer a poor country. It can no longer compete by using l ow-wage labor. Fortunately, it has now developed world-class companies that are incr easingly developing new products and services that can compete successfully in many foreign markets. Now that it has reached middle-income status, China’s economic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive dom estic market that forces companies to produce high-value goods so they can pay high wages to highly skilled people. Because of its long experience in manufacturing, muchRead More →

st be admitted that China’s transition to a high-tech, high-value-added economy will come as a shock to many companies around the world. The US economy, which has about 7 percent of G DP in high-tech manufacturing, will be lightly affected by this change. On the other hand, advanced manufacturing contributes ar ound 20 percent of GDP in South Korea, Japan, Germ any and a few smaller European countries. They will be much more directly affected. China’s transition over the next 10 years will not be pai nless for its companies or for foreign competitors. But, refo m and opening-up policies that create more competitive companiesRead More →

itoring stations in the China Seismic Experimental Site, which spans Sichuan and Yunnan pro vinces, since construction of the project was launched about one year ago, Zheng Guoguang, vic e-minister of emergency management and head of the administration, told a news conference on Friday. The area previously had about 1,000 monitoring stations. China is the only country that lists forecasting earthquakes as a government responsibility. Considering our limited knowledge about earthquakes, the forecasting work has to be based on observation. However, the we ak signals from underground are often disrupted by electromagnetic interference, he said. He said that in cooperation with the government of Shenzhen,Read More →

to give lectures to the students to provide access to new developments in the international space sector. “We want to make sure that they will be able to design satellites when they complete their study here and go back to their countries,” Cui said. He added that compared with their Chinese peers, the foreign students are more active in class and are better at asking questions and sharing their thoughts. The foreign students will choose either remote sensing or comm unications satellites as the topic for individual research at the Shenzhou Institute, Cui s aid, adding that their choice will depend on what they willRead More →

erseas travelers from 53 nations and regions to enjoy a 144-hour visa-fr ee visit starting in May, with an aim to further promote the province’s tourism industry. Lin Weixiong, deputy director general of the Guangdong Departme nt of Public Security, said foreign passengers can vis it all of Guangdong’s 21 prefecture-level cities when they have entered the province. “In addition to the international airports, foreigners can enter an d leave Guangdong through the four railways, the eight land and 15 water ports in the pro vince,” Lin said at a press conference in the Guangdong provincial capital of Guangzhou on Tuesday. ash520.cnRead More →

China aims to substantially reduce water consumption by 2020 to tackle a supply bottl eneck that could undermine the environment and sustainable economic growth. By next year, waster usage per 10,000 yuan (about $1,492) of gross domestic product w ill be 23 percent less than in 2015, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The country also aims to cap water consumption below 670 billion cubic meters by 2022 and 700 billion cubic meters by 2035. China still faces serious scarcity of water resources. Its pe r capita water resource share lags far behind the world average. An action plan jointly released byRead More →

ents show that at least 162 sources of drinking water across the country have been aba ndoned or were slated for suspension over the past decade, mostly in the south. It said many areas in the south must receive water diverted from far away because of local pollution. For some areas in the north, diversion is chosen beca use of water shortages. Many places in Jiangsu province have turned to the Yangtze for water. Previously, cities in southern Jiangsu relied on Taihu Lake, China’s third-largest fresh water lake, and other local water bodies for their drinking water. This changed, however, after a major outbr eakRead More →

Scientists have for the first time seen clearly the dynamic structure of the receptor of human parathyroid hormone, of which the s ecretion is closely related to diseases including osteoporosis, hypoparathyroidism, and cachexia. The revelation provides valuable insights into discovering novel therap eutics against such diseases, the group of researchers said at a media briefing on Friday. Patients of osteoporosis, who the National Health Commission in October said number nearly 20 percent of Chin ese over the age of 50, need to take medicines stimulating the human parathyroid hormone receptor. As such medicines are polypeptide, they can only be injected rather than being orally taRead More →

CRIHAP, talks about safeguarding ICH and gives suggestions on raising awareness and promoting the spirit of the Convention. “I think we might as well take the youth as one of the foci of our future trainings, involving them in our training courses. By doing so, more young people will take part in the cause of ICH safeguarding,” he said. Nation plays vital role in safeguarding and showcasing regional landmarks China is playing a key role in protecting and displaying heritage, not only at home but also in the region. For example, the country has partnered with Cambodia to preserve the ancient city of Angkor. InRead More →

 of affluent two-earner couples to outbid single people for homes is a real problem,” said Coontz, adding that it’s exacerbated in Amer ica by the extremely uneven quality of local schools, so that people get into bidding wars over homes in good school districts. “We have to think through our housing policies, zoning laws and social investm ents to find better ways to produce affordable housing (for singles),” she added. A rise in single-person households may aid labor market mobility, ac cording to Bachman. With fewer attachments to property and free of marital burdens, the se individuals may be more open to shifting cities forRead More →