ves the interests of the two and the region, experts sai
d, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus.?亚博88娱乐场千花坊
On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between
Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japanese
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They had what was described as candid exchanges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push
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o Abe at the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.
“Both China and Japan advocated building a relationship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.
?亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing a
nd Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a rese
archer at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.
Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, includ?亚博88娱乐场千花坊
ing the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two countries becam
e mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
?亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especially as they are both fa
cing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.
“The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touches on
some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu said,?亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所
adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China and Japan, the w
orld’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity.?亚博88娱乐场千花坊
On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the
?亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所vice-minister, said China and Japan should keep up the positive momentum broug
ht by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.
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s by 2025, accounting for about a third of all 5G connections globally by this point, the report said.
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ment by all industries is expected to surpass 54 billion yuan in 2020, according to a white paper on 5G’s eco
nomic and social impact by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
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yuan from 2020 to 2025, directly driving the total economic output to 10.6 trillion yuan, said Liu Duo,
president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.亚博88娱乐场千花坊
5G technology features high bandwidth, low delay and wide c
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China Mobile will build 50,000 5G base stations nationwide in 2019, providing commercialized 5G services in over 50 cities
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“7+33+n” 5G network deployment, which means continuous coverage in seven urban areas, hot sp
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ldren and teenagers get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.
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ation classes daily, according to Chen Peijie, president of Shanghai University of Sport.
“The problem is that exercises on most campuses tend to be extremely light and ineffective,” he said. “Thus, it’s crucial to lau
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Insufficient exercise is tied to higher risks of obesity and being overweight, a looming threat to the health of young Chinese.亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所
“Research shows that the rate of being overweight for children aged 6 to 18 jumped from 1.1 percent in 1985 to 20.4 perce
nt in 2014,” Chen said. “The obesity rate also increased from 0.5 percent to 7.6 percent during the same period.”
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Chinese students, an issue that has been highlighted by the central leadership as a critical disease in recent years.
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nth, the rate of nearsightedness will be decreased by 0.5 percentage points each year as of 2022.
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wth, as the expansion momentum of these sectors dictated by technological advances and cha
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showing that the output of new industries and new forms and models of business grew by 12.2 percent year-on-y
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These new economy sectors fostered by technological applications and advances－such as advanc
ed manufacturing, new energy, internet plus and high-tech services－contributed 16.1 pe
rcent to China’s GDP last year, up from 15.8 percent in 2017, according to the NBS.
earlier this month by the State Council, Chin
亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所a’s Cabinet, more measures will be taken over the next decade by the whole of society to focus on improving the physic
al and psychological health of primary and middle school students. They should have outdoor activities for at least a
n hour after school every day, and it is suggested they use electronics for no more than 15 minutes at a time for pur亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所
poses other than study, according to the plan.Members of the Amber Quartet (from left): violinists Ning Fangliang and Su
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Some adolescents with game addiction may have become addicted as a result of other condit
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er psychological problems such as depression or frustration can seek help at certifie
d hospitals and clinics, which can prevent the worsening of conditions and occurrence of mental disorders.
There is no official data on the prevalence of gaming addiction among intern
et users in China. According to a report released by China Internet Network I亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所
nformation Center last year, more than a quarter of all internet users in China are studen
ts, and teenagers between 12 and 16 years old are most lik亚博88娱乐场千花坊女神会所ely to become addicted to the internet.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
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hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
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Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
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le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
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emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
?the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
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inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
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are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
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The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
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demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
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ving the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard certification in 15 drinking water factories.
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Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies,
research and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.
The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.
It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail stores acro
ss the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro com
puter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China
tee steady business growth. In the future, we will increase investment in AI applications in the finance and manu
f亚博88娱乐场千花坊acturing sector, enhance our AI technology, such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning, consolidate customer rela
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ing-up not only in China but in countries of the former Soviet Union and in India.
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er WWII when artificial limits on global competition protected extremely high-paying manufacturing jo
bs. It is very sad to see only empty, rusting factories where thousands of people used to work.
It’s tempting to use tariffs or other protectionist measures to try to
retain the companies that provide these high-paying manufacturing jobs. But, most o
ften the protections just lead to unproductive companies, declining innovation, and slowing GDP growth.
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