ation for commercialization of 5G,” the ministry said, adding it will issue commercial 5G licens
es in the near future, a clear sign China will soon officially enter the first year of 5G.
“As always, we welcome domestic and foreign enterprises to actively participate in China’s 5G network construction and effort
to promote application of the technology, and jointly share 5G development opportunities,” the ministry added.
China’s big three telecom carriers are forecast to spend 900 billi
on to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network construction from 2020
to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. In co
mparison, Chinese telecom operators spent 720 billion yuan on 4G network construction from 2014 to 2018.
the Global Innovation Exchange project in 2017 brought together by M
icrosoft, China’s Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, he said.
Habib said relations with China have also benefited Boeing, another major company in Washington.
“There’s no question that China is the most significant destinati
on for aerospace,” said Habib, as China “has the biggest middle class and it’s growing. Alon
g with that comes a tremendous increase in demand for both passenger travel and freight mobility.”
Habib also applauded China’s interest in Washington’s agricultural products
such as apples and cherries, and specifically mentioned tourists and students from China.
With the current trade disputes between China and the US, however, Habib is seeing some frustration in his state.
rough” and exceeded $100 billion in 2018, and the two permanent members of the United Na
tions Security Council have been coordinating closely on major international issues, Ruan said.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties, which are said to have reached their best level in history.
Also, the attendance of the two countries’ leaders at each other’s intern
ational forums shows both sides’ support for an open global economy, Ruan added.
Addressing the plenary session of the Fourth Eastern Economic Foru
m in Vladivostok, Russia, in September, Xi called for regional members to actively alig
n their development strategies and work together for an open regional economy.
for more than 60 years and stayed true to his original aspirations. As a s
oldier, Zhang defended the country; as a civilian, he works for the people’s well-being, Xi said.
Zhang lives a life of simplicity, purity and indifference to fame and fortune, serving as a role
model for military officers, rank-and-file soldiers and veterans across the country, Xi said.
Zhang, a member of the CPC, was a soldier of Brigade 359 of the Northwest Field Ar
my, one of the main forces of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army during the Liberation War between 1945 and 1949.
He was honored by the Northwest Field Army sever
al times for performing meritorious deeds as he braved enemy fire. He was twice given the honorary title of C
ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.
The central commission said in the statement that Liu is cooperating with the probe.
hina’s housing regulator has warned four Chinese cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.
Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministr
y of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.
This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.
lliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included around 30 institution
s and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati
on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.
The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology, the U
nited Nations Environment Program, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Alliance of Int
ernational Science Organizations, a group created to connect the scientific communities of BRI participants.
Bai Chunli, president of the academy, said in the conference’s opening ceremony on Saturday that areas along the Si
lk Road are prone to various natural disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life and economic damage.
cooperation and build the comprehensive strategic par
tnership between China and Portugal to a higher-level, with broader vision and greater vitality.
Xi said the two countries should strengthen high-level exchanges and value th
eir respective core interests and major concerns based on mutual respect and understanding.
Saying China views Portugal as a significant partner in jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi called for the stren
gthening of bilateral cooperation in fields such as trade, investment, energy and infrastructure.
He also urged the two nations to strengthen coordination on major inter
national issues, firmly uphold the multilateral system and build an open global economy.
Xi added that China stands ready to work with the European nation
to advance more productive cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
rtunities provided by the initiative and the strategy, which for the EU me
mber states would also complement relevant EU initiatives, said the guidelines.
Announcing that 2020 will be the Year of China-CEEC Agricultural Diversity Cooperation, the p
articipants said they support expansion and deepening of cooperation in sustainable agriculture through
academic discussions, project docking, talent training and exhibitions as well as forums.
More Chinese people take trips during holidays compared to 10 years ago, according to official statistics and academic reports.
Both the number of domestic and outbound tourists have seen
a steady increase from 2008 to 2018, with the number of domestic tourists rocketing from
merely 1.71 billion in 2008 to a stunning 5.54 billion in 2018, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show.
Tourists in China have become more active in spending their public
holidays on traveling, according to a report from China Tourism Academy.
lems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept “the American style of