hina’s smartphone shipments down 4.1% in March

China’s smartphone shipments fell 4.1 percent year on year in March to 26.94 million units, dat a from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed. Last month, smartphones made up 94.9 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, ac cording to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Despite the mobile phone market shrinking, the drop has been moderated, said the report. Overall mobile phone shipments went down 6 percent in March, narrowing from the 1 .9-percent slump in February to 28.37 million units, among which …

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It stated that an expulsion will be given to more seve

re forms of academic dishonesty including dissertation plagiarism or fraudulent pap ers, after a review by the school’s academic committee. This constitutes a much heavier punishment compa red to the previous measure, which involved recording a demerit on the student’s record in such cases. The latest revision also added that students with serious acad emic dishonesty during their education shall be given a warning and put on probation. At the s ame time, the academic honors and awards previously granted to them will be revoked. Their qualifications for schola rships and exemptions from admission exams won’t be restored until any …

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hool in Xiangshui county in Yancheng, Jiangsu province,

Cao, the mayor of Yancheng, said on Sunday afternoon that repair work on schools damaged in the explosion was almost completed. Classes will resume on Monday. Parents of nearby primary schools and kindergartens received text messages that the schools wou ld reopen on Monday morning. Teachers and government workers had cleaned the classrooms and arranged the desks in order. Gu Wei, who works about 350 kilometers away from his home near the chemical plant, rushed home on hearing the news of the blast on Thursday. Concerned about safety, he se nt his 16-year-old son to a relative’s home in a …

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He said that to achieve the 2020 goals, the military mus

strengthen planning and coordination, concentrate resources on its priorities and enhance its accountability system. More attention should be given to projects that concern the military’s combat readiness fforts, and those key to boosting the armed forces’ operational capability or to facilitating reforms in natio nal defense. The military should gear up such projects and make sure they are of high quality, according to Xi. Policies pertaining to military buildup and troop management should be refined to lay a solid foundation for the realization of the goals. Xi ordered the military to intensify its internal supervision and inspection to prevent and …

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There are 1.2 million tons of illegally abandoned waste acro

  South Korea, according to the Ministry of Environment.   In theory, all waste produced in the country is handled in one of three ways: it is either rec ycled, processed into fuel, or incinerated. But a series of events in recent years have disrupted this system.   In 2017, a surge in smog levels prompted the governmen t to tighten regulations on waste-to-energy plants and waste incineration facilities which wer e blamed for belching out polluting fumes, says Sung Nak-kuen of the Korea Waste Association.   Consequently, the number of incineration facilities fell from 611 in 2011 to 395 last year. And with …

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Bayer will continue to support green and digital developmen

German company Bayer’s agriculture division Bayer Crop Science in China and China’s National Ag ricultural Technology Extension Service Center (NATESC) under the Ministry of Agriculture jointly lau nched the Action Plan for Enhancing Green Development Capability in Beijing on Wednesday. The plan, a large non-profit training project co-sponsored by Bayer and the NATESC, is an important topic under the framework of Sino-German agricultural cooperation. To respond to the needs of green and quality development in Chinese agriculture, it a ims to build green development capacities among key players, such as local officials and tec hnicians in agriculture, executives in new …

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No deal is better than a bad deal,” said Duyeon Kim, a Kor

  ea expert at Center for a New American Security. “Lifting key economic sanctio ns without proportionate denuclearization steps risk losing leverage.”   And even though the odds of success were low, with a mere month for the US team to prepare, many Republicans portrayed the draw as a victory.   ”It’s better to walk away than sign a bad deal,” said Sen. Lindse y Graham, a South Carolina Republican and fierce critic of the Kim regime.   ”What he did in Hanoi was the right thing to do — he walked away from a bad deal,” former Republican Sen. Rick Sant orum told …

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