ations-the link between them is the strongest,” said Li Xiuqu

deputy director of the center. “But more and more countries have realized the importance of AI, and paid a lot of attention to this area.”

The report said 12 countries announced their national strategies on AI in 2018, including the US, Germa

ny and the United Kingdom, and another 11 countries are in the process of drawing up their national AI strategies.

The report pointed out that the weakness of AI research in China lies in the insufficient c

ollaboration between universities and industries, while Israel and the US are ahead in this respect.

“AI research in China is largely limited within universities, resultin

g in a low rate of technology transfer from research to commercial products,” Li said.

Wang Yingchun, director of Shanghai Science and Technology Development Resear、

ch Center, said technology diffusion has been taking places in the Yangtze River Delta.

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The release of the report was part of the Pujiang Innova

tion Forum, a major annual event in Shanghai for exchanges on science and technology innovation between China and the rest of the world. Nearly 150 gues

t speakers from 23 countries and regions will make speeches at 16 different forums through Sunday at this year’s event.

All China’s administrative villages are expected to enjoy delivery services by 2022, according to the country’s postal service regulator.

Besides, there will be delivery service outlets in every township across China, one o

f the goals outlined in a guideline to leverage postal services to vitalize the rural areas.

About 74.9 percent of the country villages still don’t have rural e-commerce delivery stations.

The central government’s infrastructure investment, as well as local specific funds for rural

vitalization, should offer support for rural delivery infrastructure development, the guideline said.

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logy and innovation, he said, adding that Brazil welc

Mourao expressed gratitude for China’s support for Brazil’s hosting of the meeting of BRICS

leaders. Brazil would like to enhance coordination with China under multilateral frameworks including BR

ICS, the WTO and the G20 to maintain multilateralism and the global trading system.

Beijing on Friday slammed some politicians in Washington for fabricating rumors and stirring u

p ideological opposition by linking Chinese technology company Huawei with the Chinese government.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks after Unit

ed States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thur

sday that Huawei is deeply tied not only to the Chinese government but also to the Communist Party of China, and th

at connectivity, the existence of those connections puts American information that crosses those networks at risk.

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weather, and the provincial government recently announ

nced that when conditions are right, artificial means will be used to make rain.

Chen Lijuan, the chief weather forecaster of the National Climate Center, sai

d rain is on the way to the northeast and will arrive next week. That should alleviate the

drought, but dry conditions will continue to make things worse in Yunnan, she said.

Zhou Wenyi, a 26-year-old from Kunming, Yunnan province, said that the weather is very strange this year.

“The climate of Yunnan is kind of like the southeastern Asian countr

ies, where April and May are the two hottest periods before the rainy season arrives. The hig

hest temperature in Yunnan’s summer period usually is around 21 to 22 C,” she said.

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With the 1,000-day countdown celebration comes a ne

 stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizi

ng Committee. “We will endeavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”

The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the W

ater Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in pre

paring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.

According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 ve

nues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faci

lities built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) in

to a curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.

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Participants are required to send their works, in the form

of design drafts or PPT, by email to sqhywcdsm, while telephone contact numbers are

The event aims to showcase the district’s cultural resources and boost the local cultural sector,

said Xu Jinhong, executive vice director of the publicity department of CPC Laoshan District Committee.

“We will protect intellectual property and help the selected designs to tra

nsfer into commercial products,” Xu told a news conference Sunday.

Laoshan district, named after the sacred Mount Lao, is marked by a beautiful en

vironment, rich intangible cultural heritage, tasty delicacies and historical tales.

Xu said the winning designs are expected to reflect the characteristics of the region.

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Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie

s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.

A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi

on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.

For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.

“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am

brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.

As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr

ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.

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Lofty goal draws elite satellite students to China

Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he

walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.

His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has

a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia

nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.

“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.

Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso

nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be

ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.

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flight times available in first – and second-tiercities

are quite tight,” said Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.

“Instead, by launching new flights at smaller cities, airlines may be able to realize net profits after two to three years of operati

ons. In the beginning stage, there are usually some favorable policies in price and services. In the next few year

s, the flight times available at those smaller airports may become precious, as well,” he said.

Shanghai-based Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines has establis

hed three strategic bases since 2017. They are the airports in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, Ningbo, Zhejiang province, and Shantou, Guan

gdong province, in addition to its main hub airports in Shanghai. Without much competition from major State-owned

airlines, Spring has achieved significant room for growth of launching more flights.

In summer and fall flying seasons of last year, about three quarters of Spri

ng’s flights departed from third-tier cities. Spring has a promising prospect, driven by the

growing passenger demand from smaller cities, according to a research report of Changjiang Securities.

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But Pelosi said the Trump administration was contin

nuing to ignore congressional subpoenas and noted that Congress launched impeachment proceedings against P

resident Richard Nixon in the 1970s after he resisted similar demands. Nixon resigned in 1974.

“I think that the statements being made by the president of the United States as giving a blanket s

tatement that he’s not going to honor any subpoenas is obstruction of justice,” Pelosi said.

White House legal counsel Emmet Flood, in an April 19 letter to Barr obtained by Reuters on Thursday, said Trump’s d

ecision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations.

“It is one thing for a president to encourage complete cooperat

ion and transparency in a criminal investigation conducted largely within the Executive Bra

nch. It is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress,” the letter said.

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