Chen Bin, executive vice-president of the China Machi

nery Industry Federation, said the organization’s member companies are optimistic because th e extension of the March 1 tariff deadline should help both Chinese and US companies restore their ab ility to trade, while pacifying Chinese companies that have already invested heavily in machinery manufacturing in the US. “It is increasingly evident that tariffs had negative effects — such as rising unemployment an d slowing growth rates — not only in China and the US, but also in many parts of the world,” said Xue Ro ngjiu, deputy director of the Beijing-based China Society for WTO Studies research institute. The …

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hina is by far Austria’s greatest trading partner in Asia, said

Bilateral trade between China and Austria reached $6.4 billion in the first eight months of la st year, up 20 percent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Ministry. As of August 2018, China has app roved 1,288 investment projects from Austria, with an actual investment of $2.08 billion, signed 2,263 technology im port contracts with Austria, with a cumulative contract value of $6.23 billion and directly invested $880 million in Austria. “I’m pleased that a group number of Austrian companies got the chance to take part in the construction of winter sports facilities and to provide the expertise for organizing great …

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In 2008, her work was selected for sale at expositions

the first being the Xihe Qiqiao Cultural Festival, and it proved to be highly popular with tourists. Soon, she began to take orders, and then recruited locals to work for her. “As my life improves, I want to help others to make better lives for themselves through their embroidery,” says Zhang. In 2015, with the help of her family, she built a house to be used as a work site and named it Qiqiao Workshop. At first, she recruited a dozen members. After that the num ber has kept growing as the factory developed into an infl uential embroidery organization, …

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fter the winds and waves became smaller on ThursdayXuelong

  northward and on Friday passed through the westerlies at last.   On Saturday morning, a tropical low pressure moving rapidly eastward affec ted Xuelong’s navigation, causing storms and around 3.5-meter-high swells in the sea.   Xuelong is expected to sail out of the low pressure area and enter calmer waters later in Saturday. It is scheduled to be back to Shanghai in mid-March.   During this mission to Antarctica, Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on Nov 30.   TAIPEI – A survey of more than 1,000 employees in Tai wan shows that 88.9 percent of them are dissatisfied …

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Education proves value of cooperationversity collaborations l

As the United States and China continued trade talks this week, companies and industries in both countries, including the education sector, will be hoping for a sign ificant breakthrough that can lift Sino-US relations from the current morass and end the tit-for-tat trade war that has seriously affected exchanges of goods, technology and people between our nations. For Sino-US joint-venture universities, such as Duke Kunshan University, in China’s eastern p rovince of Jiangsu, the ramifications of a further ramp-up in tensions would be felt acutely. Fortunately, the impact of the trade dispute on these educational joint ve ntures has been …

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When he addressed the UN General Assembly in 2018

Trump claimed his administration had achieved “more than almost any administration in the history of the country” — and was met with open laughter. National security adviser John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, was openly hosti le toward the UN during his 2005 to 2006 tenure. The Trump administration has cut US contributions to the UN, pulled out of several of UN organizations and opposed core UN-backed initiatives in recent years, including the Paris Agreement on climate and the Iran nuclear deal. Trump had wanted a woman to lead the US delegation at …

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Samsung said the cameras’ software on all the newphones is abl

  to faster identify what’s in the shot and make suggestions for better framing.   The four models, which are available for pre-order on Thursday and hit starts on March 8, start at 128GB and go up in cost depending on s torage size. The devices come in four colors in the US: black, white, blue and a pink inspired by t he Pantone color of the year (Living Coral). More colors will be available globally.The S10 5G mod el is the first mainstream device to run on lightning-fast 5G wireless networks later this year. The move could give Samsung a sig …

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Tiny tyrannosaur fossil discovery changes the dinosaur timeline

  yrannosaurus rex wasn’t always the king of the dinosaurs. Before they became towering predators, tyrannosaurs star ted out much smaller, and a newly discovered fossil is helping fill the gap between those two extremes.   The fossil findings are detailed in a study published Thursday in Communications Biology.   The dinosaur fossil was found in Utah, where it lived 96 million years ago in a lush delta during the Cretaceous period. It’s been named Moros intrepidus, which means “harbinger of doom.” The dinosaur lived at the end of th e allosaurs’ reign at the top of the food chain and before Tyrannosaurus …

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hooks, lines or sinkers: Cambodians go traditional in fishing

Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambo dia on February 9 for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are allowed to be used. The ceremony is held each year in eastern Tboung Khmum Province after the crop harvest to commemorate the country’s proud fishing history, said local chief Uch Yoeun. The event – held in Choam Korvean commune, about 250 kilometers from the capital Phnom Penh – attracts hundreds of farmers from surrounding villages. They carry weaved baskets of different shapes, eager to try their hand …

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Financial Times said that the UK National Cyber Security Centre

had determined that there are ways to limit the risks of using Huawei in future 5G ultra-fast networks, citing officials familiar with the matter. Such a decision dealt “a serious blow to US efforts to persuade allies to ban the Chinese supplier from high-speed telecommunications systems,” the report said. One person familiar with the debate said the British conclusion would “carry great weight” with European leaders, since the UK has access to sensitive US intelligence through its membership in the Five Eyes intelligence sharing network, the FT reported. Zhang said that the UK had been concerned about the risks of …

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