But since challenges co-exist with opportunities, Chin

  should maintain regular communication with its EU partners, seek mutual benefits and use innovative mechanisms to realize better cooperation.   Tian Dewen, deputy director general of the Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences   Sino-EU cooperation has great potential   As one of the world’s three largest economies and a strong driving force of multilateralism, the EU is an important cooperation partner of China in fields such as free trade, international issues and global governance.   Xi’s visit to the three EU member states shows a great potential for China-EU coope ration is still to be tapped. The EU’s wish …

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But China should realize that some EU countries have

 become increasingly cautious about deepening cooperation with China because of its rapid developm ent; in fact, a few EU countries have decided to implement tougher measures for foreign trade. The European Commission even put forward a 10-point policy package on China on March 11, which the European Council discussed on March 21. But the fact that the Commission sees China as a “cooperation partner”, “negotiating partner”, “eco nomic competitor” as well as a “systemic rival” means it wants to build on the partnership of strategic cooperation with China. The EU’s attempt to coordinate the concerns of its different members and …

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Hainan’s hybrid seeds sprout along Belt, Road

Island province ‘will ensure’ that Boao Forum continues to promote cooperation The international exchanges and cooperative efforts prompted by the Boao Forum for Asia are turning Hainan province into the Silicon Valley of seeds for co untries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a Hainan government official. More hybrid rice seeds cultivated by Chinese scientists at the Nanfan Scientific and Rese arch Breeding Base in Hainan are being introduced to ASEAN countries. The total combined area of hyb rid rice cultivation in India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia – major rice-growing countries – has reac hed …

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streamline certain fees related to ports, highways and airpo

he said. In addition, the ministry will step up its efforts to manage the effects of eliminating highway toll stations at provincial boundaries. The ministry also called for small and medium-sized enterprises to forge alliances for common development to consolidate the fragmented logistics sector. In recent years, China’s logistics industry has been experiencing consistent growth on the back of steady economic progress and a rising domestic market. Accor ding to the National Development and Reform Commission, logistics expenditures rose 9.8 percent to 13.3 trillion yuan, am ounting to 14.8 percent of last year’s national GDP. The share was slightly up …

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onfidence to tackle technology challenges risings better

Chinese business leaders are more confident and prepared in addressing the challenges brought by new technologies than those in many other countries, said Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Asia-Pacific, a global consultancy firm, on Thursday. While many business leaders in the rest of the world take a protective approach to using technologies, Ch ina’s leaders would like to “disrupt their sectors” and facilitate real changes, Hook said on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia. “Chinese enterprises are looking at the technologies available-whet her it’s artificial intelligence, big data or the like-to actually come up with whole-new busi ness …

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Harmful gas found near Xiangshui blast siteing after the massiv

Environmental monitoring has detected an excessive amount of the harmful gas benzene ne ar the site of a deadly explosion in Xiangshui county of Jiangsu province, authorities said on Thursday. At 10 am on Wednesday, the benzene density stood at 2.04 milligrams per cubic meter at a monitoring point that is 1 kilometer away in the downwind direc tion from the site, about 17.5 times more than the national standard. The concentration was below the standard, how ever, 2 and 3.5 kilometers away, according to a media release from the Jiangsu environmental watchdog. “Analysis done by environmental experts working on …

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Top court’s new IP tribunal upholds French firm’s patent

The top court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a French global automotive supplier in a patent dispute with two Chinese car accessory companies amid the country’s intensified efforts to protect intellectual property rights. It was also the first public hearing by the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court since the special court was set up on Jan 1. Valeo Systemes d’Essuyage, one of the world’s leading auto component providers, sued X iamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co and Xiamen Fuke Wiper Co, two companies based in Fujian pro vince, claiming infringement of Valeo’s patent on a connector for …

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Ground Force tests proficiency of top officersts exam will imp

More than 200 major generals of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force simultaneously took part in a recent examin ation held across the nation, marking the Ground Force’s first large-scale test of its high-ranking commanders. The examination was arranged by the Ground Force headquarters and was held earlier this month in seven loca tions – Beijing, Fuzhou, Nanning, Lanzhou, Jinan, Urumqi and Lhasa. The largest test site was at the Ground Force Acade my of Armored Forces in Beijing with 52 examinees, according to a statement from the Ground Force. Experts from PLA National Defense University and inspecto rs from …

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According to EY consultancy, financial services have relo

cated around 1 trillion pounds ($1.32 trillion) worth of assets, up from 800 billion pounds last quarter, from London to elsewhere in the EU since the 2016 Brexit referendum, and more than 2,300 new workers have been hired locally by financial services companies in mainland Europe. Pundits are still optimistic that Brexit will not significantly change London’s role as a global financial hub, arguing that co mpanies are relocating in response to the wishes of their clients, not because of Brexit. Donoghue said: “Major global financial firms, they are not abando ning London as a consequence of Brexit. They are …

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The roads were sandy and muddy in the past, causing him t

m to stumble on the roads. “One year, it was snowing, and I walked more than one hour to the s chool. My colleague helped me half of the way — otherwise, I might have fallen into the gully,” he said. Gao Yangyao, who worked with Gao Ziren for many years, said that “he has difficulty walking, but he is usually the first to come to school.” Gao Ziren’s Mandarin Chinese was not so good in the beginning, and he continued listening to radio broadcasts to improve his pro nunciation. When students had the wrong pronunciation, he would correct them, …

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