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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.”
A special 3D printer worked next to a display cabinet filled with a variety of imitations of bo
dy parts at a funeral parlour in Guangzho
u, capital of southern China’s Guangdong province. The city’s funeral service center is trying to introduce the new technology to help restore remains damaged in accidents.
nt the deceased to leave with dignity,” said Yu Jiaqi (pseudonym), an embalming expert at the funeral parlor. Previously, the restoration was carried out manually, using plasticine, plaster and clay. A facial repair usually took 15 to 30 days.
Yu said n
ot only the long wait but the sometimes barely satisfactory restoration prolonged the pain for family and loved ones. “The materials can easily deform. We have been looking for better ways to restore the original form of the deceased,” she said.
n, deputy head of the funeral service center, said 3D printing only takes 10 da ys for a much more lifelike and accurate face, and the texture is stronger and feels more like real skin.
rn plateau in 2015 from Jiangsu, whose students regularly post some of the best exam result
s in China. Some members of the original teachin
g group have left and been replaced by new arrivals. As experts in teaching methods and education theory, they we
re keen to bring their experience and knowledge to Tibet, where education was once exclusive to the ar
istocracy. Their efforts are paying off, as both stu
dents and local teachers are benefiting from their presence. The school, a secondary boarding establishment, was establ
ished by the Jiangsu government in 2014 with an investment of 263 million yuan ($39 million).
It is home
to 2,890 students, more than 90 percent of whom are Tibetan, and the 316 teachers provide 63 classes. Exc uding the 47 educators from Jiangsu, the teachers are locals of both Han and Tibetan ethnicity.
nts, from juniors to seniors, said the Jiangsu teachers ar e more patient and softer-tempered than those at their old schools and the classes are more interesting.
that was put forward by Xi, and the initiative is expected to promote the interconnectivity of the Eurasian continent.
The BRI is also a road of cultural exchanges, he said, adding that Italy would li
ke to enhance cooperation with China in tourism and culture. Italy ad mires China’s achievements in economic development, and it appreciates China’s opening-up policies, he said.
and China are ancient civilizations, and the people of the two countries have sufficient wisdom to deal with challenges nowadays, he said, adding that China’s rejuvenation will bring new contribut
ions to peace and prosperity. China will take a solid step toward becoming a high-income country this year,
reating more space to deepen reform and expand o
pening-up, economists said on Friday. A more balanced growth pattern will help the world’s second-largest ec
onomy pass the “middle-income trap”, with consumption and high-tech man
ufacturing leading growth, they said at a Beijing seminar leading up to the 2019 China Development Forum, which starts on Saturday.
clone Idai would be the deadliest tropical cyclone on record to have hit southern Africa.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said there was
no power in Beira and surr ounding areas, and nearly all communication lines had been destroyed.
roads leading into Beira have been cut off, buildings have been submerged and se verely damaged, and all business has been shut down,” said the aid agency, adding that “medical acti
Beira hospital, in local health centers, and throughout the community have ceased completely.” Though the cyclone hit Mozambique on Thursday, the extent of
the damage has taken days to come into focus due
in part to the country’s poor infrastructure. The scale of #CycloneIdai in Beira, Mozambique, is truly heartbreaking. Initial assessments from @ifrc estimate at le
ast 90% of the area is completely destroyed. Read what IFRC aid workers are witnessing in the ar