The report said 12 countries announced their nationa

onal strategies on AI in 2018, including the US, Germany and the United Kingdo

m, 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 insuffi

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

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

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

Wang Yingchun, director of Shanghai Science and Technology Development Res

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

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Special trains connecting Xinjiang with major tourist are

areas such as the cities of Beijing, Dalian and Qingdao will be launched during the coming summer vacation, which usually spans June to August.

In the second half of the year, more trains for tourists will go into operation, linking the region to the Guangdong-Hong K

ong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guiyang city in Guizhou province, and Guilin city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Huang said more services will be provided on a regular basis on the trains, including karaoke, dining, bathing and internet.

Herder Ahmat Abla is considering returning to a livelihood abandoned by his people almost 100 years ago – fishing.

Ahmat currently grazes his sheep on a small pasture near the lower reaches of the T

arim River, China’s longest inland river. Once upon a time, there were dozens of dried-up

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Moreover, the guideline stressed the significance of impr

oving internet access in rural areas in poverty alleviation and called for enhanced inform

ation sharing to promote urban-rural integrated development.The Port of Dunkerque in Fra

nce would seize the opportunities presented by China’s Belt and Road Initiative to boost trade between the two nati

ons, authorities said on the Seventh Dunkerque Port Night on May 16 in Shanghai.

Held by the Dunkerque Port Authority of France at the St Regis Jingan in Shangha

i, about 400 delegates attended the event to discuss the port’s performance in 2018 and its future development.

Officials said during the event that bilateral trade volume bet

ween China and France grew 15.5 percent year-on-year to reach $62.9 billio

n (434.5 billion yuan) in 2018, the highest level in the history, and believed that trade exchanges between the two countries wo

uld become more frequent under the Belt and Road Initiative and with the support of the port.

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Shanghai has ‘best business environment’ in China

hina’s financial center Shanghai boasts the best business environment in the country, according to a report on China’s urban busi

ness environment index jointly released by the China Strategic Culture Promotion Association, the C

hina Economic Media Association, WANB Institute and YICAI Research Institute.

With an index of 86.73, Shanghai topped the list of Chinese cities with best business environment, followed by the capi

tal city Beijing at 84.63, and then Shenzhen, in South China‘s Guangdong province, at 84.48.

The report evaluates Chinese cities according to five “soft environment” indexes — technological innovation, finan

cing, talent, culture and life — and two “hard environment” indexes, natural resources and infrastructure.

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Seeking goodwill with neighbors and harmony with all natio

 with all nations is the Chinese way of engaging with the world.

Benefiting the people and providing them with stability and prosperity are the distinctive value of Chinese civilization.

Keeping reforming and innovating, and advancing with the times are the unchanged spirit of Chinese civilization.

Following the rules of nature and uniting human and universe are the philosophy of existence for Chinese civilization.

Consultations between China and the United States are not a one-way street, and should be co

nducted amid a spirit of equality, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday in Russia.

Wang said that it is pointless for one side to blame the other, or even to absolve themselves from responsibility.

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Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and curr

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries.

Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society.

This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant

arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline.

Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo

rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development.

Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea which some

times strains relations between nations. He said the claimants can opt to work to

gether to develop and share resources offered by the South China Sea’s blue economy.

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Laoshan district launches global design competition

Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet

ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).

The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to

review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.

The collection is divided into two sections: production

designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.

Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product

s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc

ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.

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And it is not just small independent record stores

 that have struggled to stay afloat.In the 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd, the biggest and oldest re

cord company in the country, sold about 10 million records, such as pop, folk, and classical music by Chinese

singers and orchestras, says Hou Jun, the company’s vice-president. In the early 2000s the number dropped to no more

than 10,000 copies, and the huge change in the way music was consumed led to many Chinese record companies folding.

In the late 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd closed down its last vinyl prod

uction line because of the decline of the market for physical records.However, last year, as the

company celebrated the 110th anniversary of its founding, it launched a project to revive vinyl production. The com

pany has imported a production line from Germany that marks the start of the company’s

vinyl production, and it has set up a vinyl records factory in Shanghai that has a complete production line.

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The first medical breakthrough in the field was made by Wa

Wang’s team after eight years of research in 1986, when they made a drug to cure acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Wang recalled that chemotherapy was the main treatment for M3 practiced by doctors across th

e world years ago. However, the five-year survival rate after chemotherapy was only 10 to 15 percent.

During his research on M3 in 1978, Wang happened to read a research p

aper about Israeli experts successfully testing the cellular differentiation of leukemia cells into n

ormal cells in mice-a process where a cell changes from one cell type to another under certain circumstances. This pape

r inspired Wang to research on the circumstances, in which leukemia cells can become normal.

Since then, he started research on the topic, and studying the induction and differentiation of leukemia cells.

The research hardly achieved any progress until 1983, when Wang was inspired by another re

search paper which mentioned that white blood cells of patients with M3 can turn into normal cells with 13-cis-retinoic acid.

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The campaign launched last year targeting the illegal

dumping of solid waste, especially hazardous waste, along the Yangtze River, will be continued, he said.

Wang, of the NPC committee, also called for more government support to encourage in

vestment from both State-owned and private companies into the hazardous waste treatment sector.

Facilities for hazardous waste disposal should be mandatory at all ind

ustrial parks. And while they should be included into planning for new parks, the constr

uction of such facilities should begin as soon as possible in parks with inadequate facilities, he suggested. Land should b

e set aside so that it could be used to increase processing capacity to meet potential demand, Wang said.

He also suggested making the disclosure of information about hazardous waste mandated by law i

n order to facilitate public supervision. The latest technological innovations such as big data, unm

anned aerial vehicles and remote monitoring should be adopted to tighten supervisory efficiency.

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