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e technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to devel
opment, peace and security and human rights,” G
uterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo. Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made sig
progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sect ors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the re al economy, including establishing a national
industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
n Tuesday afternoon, Xi called for efforts to make new advances in the development of the countr
y’s central region. Xi presided over the meeting,
at which he was briefed by the Party secretaries of Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, He nan, Hubei and Hunan provinces, as well as He Lifeng, head of the National Developm
ent and Reform Commission. Promoting the rise of the central region is an important strategic decis
ion made by the CPC Central Committee, Xi said, adding that it has great significance in ac
e goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Xi said that although China is still in an impor
tant period of strategic opp ortunity for its development, the country faces an increasingly complicated international situation.
The emerging service sector also grew very fast, Meng said.
In April, the information transmission industry
, along with software and inform ation technology services, grew 25 percent year-on-year, 17.6 percentage points higher than the national index of services.
etail sales amounted to 3.04 trillion yuan ($440.2 billion) in the first four m onths, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 percent. Around 17.07 billion parcels were delivered, up 24.8 percent over last year.
d the transformation of traditional industries is speeding up as they combine with information technology. “Through implementing national big data and inter
net plus strategies, internet, big da ta, and artificial intelligence technologies have been widely used in China’s real economy,” she said
ent of the Belt and Road Initiative, are boosted by China and Azerbaijan
via linking people of the two countries in cultural ex
change, education, human itarian dialogue and tourism cooperation. China and Azerbaijan signed a m
emorandum of understanding to stim ulate tourism between the two countries. “Data from 2018 shows 15,000 Chinese tourists visited Azerbaijan last year, w
hich is not enough of course, and we aim to do mor
e to attract more visitors in the coming years,” Hajiyev said. He also highlighted education exchanges between the two countries, as China has sent students to study language in Azerba
ijan and viceAs Azerbaijan has a favorable political and geographic location
, the country aims to become a tran sport hub connecting Europe and Asia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “The point of the transp
ortation network is to integrate it with the original countries,” Hajiyev said, adding Azerbaijan has built a network of transp
ortation including seaports, airports, railways and land roads.-versa. “We are looking forward to increase the numb
er of (students) because we see they can play the role of a humanitarian bridge between our countries.”