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Photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) at
a port of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province. China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loaded with the mann
ed submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, South China’s Hainan pro
vince, on Sunday, after finis/hing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean. HAIKOU – China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loa
ded with the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, Sou
th China’s Hainan province, on Sunday, after finishing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean.
The manned submersible can reach a depth of 4,500 meters. The 121-day expedition trip organized by the Chinese Acade
my of Sciences began Nov. 10, 2018. Scientists from 10 Chinese and foreign research institutes were invited to joi
n the deep-sea research trip.The ship traveled 17,000 nautical miles on the expedition during which
scientists surveyed five deep-sea hydrothermal areas and collected a trove of samples for ecological environment research.
ongoing trade issues, which require the two countries to meet halfway, Zhong Shan, China’s minister of commerce, said on Tuesday.
The 90-day talks between the two countries have reached a breakthrough, said Zhong.
“The two parties agreed to extend the negotiation, and during the extension, both sides
will not implement the planned tariff hike. We should cherish the hard earned achievement,” he added.
hina has slashed the average time for customs clearance by over half in 2018, far surpassing the government’s previous g
oal to cut the average time by one third, according to Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs.
“The robust growth of China’s booming cross-border e-commerce has posed chal
lenges to customs supervision,” Ni said on Tuesday, during an interview from the sidelines of the two sessions.
To meet the new challenges, Chinese customs used the artificial intelligence technologies to help ease the clearance pr
ocedures. “In the next step, we will strengthen the supervision and improve the services,” Ni said.
BEIJING — One more of China’s most wanted graft fugitives has returned to China and turned h
erself in 17 years after fleeing overseas, China’s top anti-graft authority announced Saturday.
Li Jianxiong, a former real estate transaction official at Nan
hai district of Foshan city in Guangdong province, is suspected of graft crime.
The procuratorate in Nanhai district started investigating his cas
e in July 2002, two months after he fled. Li was listed on an Interpol Red Notice in May 2003.
Through work by an office in charge of fugitives and asset recovery under the central anti-
corruption coordination group, he turned himself in Friday.
China’s workplace safety record has improved, with the number of accidents and fataliti
es both dropping in the first two months, data from the Ministry of Emergency Management showed.
The number of workplace safety accidents fell 6.1 percent yea
r-on-year during the January-February period, while related fatalities went down 16.8 per
cent, Sun Huashan, vice minister of emergency management, said at a press conference on Friday.
After the aggressive speech by US Assistant Secretary Aaron Wess Mitchell in late October advocating the US to win influence in
Central and Eastern Europe, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo recently visited Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.
Although Pompeo’s visit covered a wide array of issues including the Middle East, China, Russia, energy
, and security, they pointed to US ambitions in winning the race for influence in Central and Eastern Europe.
Since US President Donald Trump took office, US capabilities have been on the decline along with its willingness to prov
ide public goods to the international community. Although Washington clings to America First doctrine, it doesn’t mean it f
ollows a path of isolationism. The US sometimes provides regional goods to rebuild rules that are more favorable to it.
The US strategy in Central and Eastern Europe follows this logic.
The most important US presence in Central and Eastern Europe i
s the security cooperation under the NATO security framework. If the US wants to s
trengthen its clout in this region, it must win favor from those countries that strike a balance among major powers.
circulation industry development, said online sales have become an important engine to stimulate domestic spending and i
mports. “Durable consumer goods with high-tech features and branded foreign products have huge commercial potential,” Zheng said.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD reported robust sales between Feb 3 and Friday, with sales revenue jumpi
ng 42.74 percent year-on-year. Smartphones, computers and home appliances were the top three items on JD in terms of sales value.
Chinese consumers tend to buy high-quality and diversified products, the comp
any said. Kitchenware sales posted the strongest growth — 399 percent year-on-year. That was followed by furniture and
luggage, with their respective sales revenue up 185 percent and 148 percent, JD reported.
China UnionPay, the country’s largest bank card operater by market share, saw its total transaction volume over the ho
liday period reach 1.16 trillion yuan, jumping 71.4 percent year-on-year, the company said on Monday.