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Putin seeks unity in terror fight
on anniversary of WWII’s end
Global sourcing
was key in jet’s
development
WORLD, PAGE 12
BUSINESS, PAGE 15
Moscow marks victory
A Fu is online
German web host has millions of
followers for quirky videos YOUTH, PAGE 17
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017
Czech
president
praises
initiative
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Win-win vision
See Infrastructure, page 9
Inside
• Related story > p9
• Comment > p11
President encourages strong ties
with newly elected French leader
By ZHANG YUNBI
[email protected]
Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, examines a piece featuring President Xi Jinping in the photo exhibition Strengthening International Cooperation for Win-Win Development, which opened on Monday in the New York headquarters of the UN.
The exhibition opened just days before the start of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. LIAO PAN / CHINA NEWS SERVICE
Story, Page 3
Belt and Road, UN agenda mesh
By WANG LINYAN
at the United Nations
[email protected]
United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres
said on Monday that the China-led Belt and Road Initiative can be a “very important
instrument” to meet the UN
2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development.
“So I’m expecting to participate in the discussion to
see how we can extract the
maximum possible value of
the Belt and Road Initiative
for global inclusive and sustainable development,” he
told reporters at the UN
headquarters in New York.
Guterres, who will attend
the Belt and Road Forum for
International Cooperation in
Beijing on Sunday and Monday, called it an excellent
opportunity to see all the
important
infrastructure
projects that the initiative is
developing in difand
international
ferent parts of the
organizations have
world.
supported the initia“Multilateralism is
tive, and more than
the solution to global
40 have signed coopproblems. And Chieration agreements
na has been a strong
with China, which has
pillar of multilateral- Antonio
invested more than
ism,” said Guterres, Guterres,
$50 billion in related
of Portugal. “When United Nations programs.
we look at BRI, we secretaryThe secretary-gensee a very important general
eral said the initiative
contribution to this
and UN 2030 Agenda
solidarity in addressing global move “in the same direction”.
problems with international
The investments that are
cooperation, where China made, especially in infraplays a very central role. So I’m structure to facilitate the
very happy to have the chance connections of people, trade
to participate in this Belt and and development, are imporRoad summit.”
tant parts of the 2030 AgenSo far, 28 heads of state da, he said, and they relate to
and governments have con- several objectives of sustainfirmed their plans to attend able development.
the forum, which will be the
“It’s important to do it in
highest-level international the best possible way, in a
meeting since the initiative way that fully fits the develwas proposed by President opment strategy of different
Xi Jinping in 2013.
countries, to allow countries
More than 100 countries to use them in the positive
11 kindergartners among dead
in Shandong school bus crash
By ZHAO RUIXUE in Jinan
[email protected]
Twelve people, including 11
kindergartners, were killed
Tuesday when a school bus
crashed and then burst into
flames as it traveled through
a tunnel in Weihai, Shandong
province.
All the children were students at an international
school in Weihai in Northeast
China, local authorities said.
According to the city’s
publicity department, 13
people were on the bus at the
time of the accident, about 9
am, inside Taojiakuang tunnel in Huancui district of
Weihai.
Those killed include five
South Korean children, six
Chinese students and the bus
driver, with the Chinese teacher on board badly burned.
Footage posted on Chinese
social media showed flames
leaping from the sides of a
tall vehicle and black smoke
billowing out of the tunnel’s
entrance.
Several fire engines and
police cars stood near the
tunnel’s entrance.
The bus was rented by
Zhongshi South Korea International School in Weihai to
carry children to the school’s
kindergarten.
The online introduction of
the school shows it offers kindergarten, primary school,
middle school and high
school education, mainly for
children of foreigners living
in Weihai, a port city on the
eastern coast of the province
across the Yellow Sea from
the Korean Peninsula.
The Shandong provincial
government has formed an
accident investigation team
headed by Sun Licheng, the
vice-governor who oversees
Shandong’s public security,
production safety and emergency management.
In April, 12 people were
killed in Chenzhou, Hunan
province, when a car turned
over due to brake failure.
In March, 10 people were
killed and 38 injured when a
bus collided with a cement
truck in Lincang, Yunnan
province.
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Xi, Macron
have friendly
phone call
By LI WENSHA
in Prague, Czech Republic
[email protected]
Milos Zeman, president of
the Czech Republic, has hailed
the Belt and Road Initiative as
the greatest infrastructure
project in history and said he
is looking forward to building
greater connectivity between
China and his country.
“I will attend the forum, and
the topic I
am most
concerned
with is the
Belt
and
Road, the
world’s largest initiative for infrastructure
construction,” Zeman said in an
exclusive interview with China
Daily on Monday.
He was speaking ahead of
his departure for Beijing,
where he will participate in
the Belt and Road Forum for
International Cooperation,
which will be held in Beijing
on Sunday and Monday.
“I am glad to see that the
Belt and Road Initiative,
which connects China and
Europe, also includes the
Czech Republic,” he said.
Zeman, whose visit to China will be his third since
assuming the presidency in
2013, will join 27 heads of
state and government leaders, more than 80 leaders of
international organizations
and more than 1,000 other
participants.
A strong supporter of the
initiative, which was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, Zeman has met
Xi six times in the past three
years.
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estate study,
big cities
use brakes,
small ones
want sales
Business, p13
way … to allow for good governance, for good practices,
for good concessional financing opportunities,” he said.
Describing the Belt and
Road Initiative as “a new
vision” that China has
brought to global development, Guterres said discussions like the forum are
“extremely useful” at a time
when there is doubt about
globalization and free trade.
This will be Guterres’ first
visit to China as secretarygeneral. He visited China as
secretary-general-designate
in November and met Xi.
Guterres said his message
to China won’t be complex.
“It’s a simple message to
say how much we cherish
Chinese engagement in multilateralism … the cooperation in finding global
solutions to global problems
... how much we count on
Chinese engagement in
those objectives,” he said.
In their first telephone talk,
President Xi Jinping and
French president-elect Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to maintain contact and
meet each other at an early
date.
The phone conversation,
reaffirming a shared commitment to tackle a range of global issues, came a day after Xi
sent a congratulatory message
on Monday to Macron on his
victory the day before.
Macron scored a landslide
victory in Sunday’s runoff vote
of the presidential election.
In the phone call, Xi congratulated Macron and said China
“has always viewed France as a
cooperative partner of great significance and priority”.
Macron appreciated Xi’s call
and said he attaches great
importance to ties with China,
according to an official release
from the Foreign Ministry.
The new French government will continue friendly
relations with China and
uphold the one-China policy,
Macron said.
Xi said that by raising the
relationship between China
and France to the next level, as
Macron takes office, both peoples and the international community will be served.
Xi said he hopes the two
countries will support each other on major issues and deepen
cooperation in various fields.
China welcomes France’s
participation in building the
Belt and Road Initiative, Xi
said, referring to the ongoing
development of building the
Silk Road Economic Belt and
21st Century Maritime Silk
Road, which has won support
(China) has always
viewed France as
a cooperative
partner of great
significance and
priority.”
President Xi Jinping, speaking
to the French president-elect
Emmanuel Marcron
from more than 100 countries
and organizations.
Macron echoed Xi’s point,
saying the new administration
will deepen cooperation with
China regarding diplomacy;
the economy, trade and industries; and collaboration within
the framework of building the
Belt and Road.
Cui Hongjian, director of
the department for European
Studies at the China Institute
of International Studies, said
the brief interval between Xi’s
message and the phone conversation “mirrors the strong
readiness shared by both sides
to establish a good working
relationship between the two
leaders quickly” and to manage a smooth transition of the
ties.
“As the two countries share
a great common ground on
many issues, continuity (of
policies) should be ensured to
promote bilateral cooperation,” Cui said.
He said it is possible the two
sides may arrange a first meetSee Xi, page 3
Exit polls put liberal as winner
in ROK vote; 2 rivals concede
SEOUL — Moon Jae-in of
the liberal Democratic Party
led media exit polls in the
Republic of Korea’s presidential election by a large margin,
a survey conducted for three
local broadcasters showed
Tuesday.
Moon came closer to
becoming the ROK’s 19th
president, with 41.4 percent
support, beating conservative
and centrist rivals by a wide
margin. The Associated Press
reported late on Tuesday that
the two key rivals, Hong Joonpyo of the conservative Liberty
Korea Party and Ahn Cheolsoo of the centrist People’s Party, had conceded defeat.
Moon, who declared victory, had about twice as many
votes in the exit polls as his
closest competitor. Hong’s
party ousted President Park
Geun-hye.
Yoo Seong-min of the conservative Righteous Party
gained 7.1 percent support and
Sim Sang-jung of the liberal
Justice Party had 5.9 percent.
The final turnout was 77.2
percent, or 32,808,377 voters
among the electorate of
Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea, Moon
Jae-in (center), leaves his house for his party’s situation room to
watch live television coverage of the vote count in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on Tuesday. KIM KYUNG-HOON / REUTERS
Online
Find updated results on
chinadaily.com.cn
42,479,710 people. It was higher than the previous election’s
75.8 percent in 2012.
Early voting, which was
introduced in 2013 and first
applied to this year’s election,
was conducted from Thursday to Friday.
The elected president will
not have the traditional
70-day transition period, as it
is the first by-election caused
by the removal of a former
president. Park was ousted
over corruption allegations.
Election officials will name
the winner Wednesday.
XINHUA—AP
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 CHINA DAILY
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Candid camera: Catwalk kids
Looking ahead
This Day, That Year
Events and stories coming up in the next few days
Officials to give update on
family doctor program
Shenzhen show attracts
exhibitors from worldwide
The National Health and Family Planning
Commission will brief the media in Beijing
on Wednesday on the latest developments
in the family doctor program. In China’s latest healthcare reform, the country aims to
provide all citizens with access to a family
doctor by 2020.
The 13th China International Cultural
Industries Fair will
kick off in Shenzhen,
Guangdong province,
on Thursday. The
five-day event has
attracted exhibitors
and organizations from about 100 countries. Since its launch in 2004, the fair has
become a major event driving the development of China’s cultural industries.
Briefing planned on
cross-Straits relations
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, will hold a media briefing on Wednesday about issues involving
cross-Straits ties. Since the Democratic Progressive Party took over the leadership in
Taiwan last May, cross-Straits relations have
worsened and official communications
have been suspended. A fishing boat from
Guangdong province was seized on Saturday by a Taiwan patrol boat in waters near
Penghu county in southeastern Taiwan, further straining ties.
Item from May 10, 1985, in
China Daily: The celebrated
Yellow Crane Tower, which
was built during the Three
Kingdoms (220-280), and last
destroyed in 1884, has been
rebuilt at its original site near
the Yangtze River harbor of
Wuhan, Hubei province. The
tower is scheduled to open on
May 20 after the last tier of its
stone stairway is finished.
Chengdu fair to boost global
innovation exchange
The 2017 Chengdu Global Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Fair will be held in
Chengdu, Sichuan province, from Wednesday to Friday. The event will offer a networking platform for entrepreneurs. The
fair is also aimed at boosting the exchange
of ideas.
The Yellow Crane Tower, a
historic landmark in Wuhan,
attracts an estimated 2 million tourists each year.
In 2013, the tower was renovated for the first time in
three decades, with all
120,000 glazed tiles replaced
in the main building. After a
20-month work, the tower
was reopened in 2015.
Located on the Snake Hill,
it is one of four famous towers
in China.
In its 1,700-year history, the
tower has been destroyed several times. Construction of the
present tower was completed
in 1985.
The complex also features
several pavilions, corridors
and honorific arches.
The five-floor structure is
51.4 meters high. Strolling
through the corridors of the
tower and the pavilions, visitors can get a great view of the
city.
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Photo: Soldiers who protect
China’s Green Treasure
The Greater
Hinggan
Mountains,
stretching from
northwestern
Heilongjiang
province to the
east of the
Inner Mongolia autonomous region, are
home to China’s largest forest, dubbed the
Green Treasure. A special force was created
in the area as early as 1996 to help protect
the area. Visit our website for a look at the
soldiers safeguarding the forest.
Wildlife: Photo contest raises
awareness of conservation
An international photography competition
on China’s panda conservation efforts is
underway in Sichuan province. Organized
by the China Conservation and Research
Center for the Giant Panda and the Jiuzhaigou county government in Sichuan, it
will offer prize money totaling 200,000
yuan ($29,000). The top photos will be displayed in different parts of the world, and
at the UN headquarters in New York. The
contest closes on Nov 6.
Culture: Maritime Silk Roadthemed exhibition opens
A new exhibition,
titled The Forbidden
City and the Maritime Silk Road, has
opened at Beijing’s
Palace Museum. It
features 140 cultural
artifacts related to
the ancient Maritime
Silk Road. The relics,
mainly from the
Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911)
dynasties, were gifts from envoys and missionaries, tributes from officials or replicas
made by ancient workshops. The event
runs until July 8.
Biz: The favorite gift brands
of rich Chinese women
Louis Vuitton topped the list of the most
popular gift brands among rich Chinese
women, followed by Apple and Chanel,
according to the latest Hurun Report Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey. The report
was based on a survey of 449 people with
personal wealth of at least 10 million yuan
($1.45 million).
Food: Take a bite on the wild
side at Beijinger Burger Cup
The Beijinger 2017
Burger Cup is back
with a Wild West
twist on May 20 and
21. A stellar selection
of burger vendors will
participate in this
year’s event. To
accompany the juicy
bites, more than 20 brews, both local and
imported, will be available. It wouldn’t be a
themed event without costumes, so dress
in your best cowboy or cowgirl style. Prizes
will be awarded to the best dressed.
Two child models hit the runway at a fashion show in Jinzhong, Shanxi province, on Sunday.
HU YUANJIA / FOR CHINA DAILY
A taste of China in the Eternal City
Travel: A blend of Chinese and
Western cultures in Tianjin
While it’s a well-known cliche that you can find a Chinese restaurant in just about
any city in the world, it was
still interesting to see them
on a recent trip to Rome and
Palermo, the capital of the
Italian province of Sicily.
The Ristorante
Cinese
Hong Kong
in Palermo
serves Chinese dishes
William
with an ItalHennelly
ian twist.
Second
There’s fetThoughts
tuccini con
frutti di
mare (noodles with seafood);
capellini con pollo in brodo
(chicken noodle soup); ravioli
al vapore (steamed dumpling)
and panini cinese (steamed
bread rolls with a filling).
In Rome, in Via Carfour,
near the Colosseum and
many of the city’s ancient
ruins, can be found the Citta
in Fiore Chinese restaurant.
On the same street, quite a
few of the vendors selling
Tianjin, the largest port city in Northern
China, is 120 kilometers from Beijing. By
bullet train, it takes just 40 minutes to get
there from the capital. The blend of Chinese and Western cultures also forms Tianjin’s distinctive tourism resources. Listed as
one of the first groups of outstanding tourist cities in China, it never loses its appeal
to visitors — from mountains, rivers, lakes
and the sea to springs, wetlands and local
delicacies.
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souvenirs were of Chinese
and Japanese origin.
I spoke in Italian to a Chinese woman who ran one
such shop; she had been in
Italy for several years. Of
course I had to add a zaijian
(goodbye) at the end of the
conversation, which drew a
smile. Another vendor I
spoke to had been in Italy for
25 years.
It’s not only businesspeople. When I arrived in Rome
from New York and had to
go through passport control,
I would say at least 70 percent of the hundreds of people standing on line at that
particular time were young
visitors from China.
On Via del Colosseo, I saw
a young Chinese couple who
apparently were getting
married, with the young
woman wearing a beautiful
qipao (traditional dress).
A poster at the airport in
Palermo advertises Alitalia
flights to Pechino (Beijing),
with three flight attendants
against a backdrop of the
Great Wall.
An Alitalia Airlines poster at
Palermo’s international airport
in Sicily advertises flights to
Beijing. WILLIAM HENNELLY /
CHINA DAILY
Eight Chinese police officers will go on patrol in Italy
early next month to help
their Italian counterparts
protect Chinese tourists.
The officers, proficient in
Italian, will patrol in Rome,
Milan, Florence and Naples to
help prevent crimes against
Chinese tourists, said Liao
Jinrong, director of the Ministry of Public Security’s International Cooperation Bureau.
Four Italian police officers
began patrolling in Beijing
and Shanghai last month for
the same purpose.
Liu Jianming of the China
National Tourism Administration said more than
800,000 Chinese and Italian
tourists visited each other’s
nation in 2016.
In February, President Xi
Jinping welcomed his Italian
counterpart Sergio Mattarella to Beijing.
“China welcomes Italy to
participate in the Belt and
Road Initiative,” Xi said.
Sergio Bertasi, chairman
of the China-Italy Chamber
of Commerce, said: “A large
part of Belt and Road Initiative-related projects will be
in the Balkans/Eastern European area, which is an area
well known to Italy and
where Italian companies
have great ties with local
companies.”
“The Belt and Road Initiative could further leverage
Chinese interest for investments in Italy, a hub in the
ancient Silk Road,” he said.
Contact the writer at
[email protected]
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TOP NEWS
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Judicial officials
clarify law to fight
info theft, fraud
Li: Aid poor
and boost
industries
By CAO YIN
[email protected]
Premier says two-pronged approach
needed to help Central China progress
By ZHANG YUE in Zhengzhou
[email protected]
Premier Li Keqiang said
that the key to boosting Central China’s rise amid the
country’s economic transition
is overcoming poverty and
meeting people’s most
urgent demands while also
using industrial innovation
to attract investment and
provide jobs.
Li spoke on Tuesday as he
concluded a two-day visit to
Henan province, in which he
inspected several households along the Yellow River
floodplain during rainy
weather and visited Foxconn’s production site in
Zhengzhou.
Flooding has been a constant problem for local
households. As dams were
built higher on the Yellow
River over the years, households in lower-lying areas
became exposed to a greater
risk of flooding. More than 2
million people live in such
areas.
Among them are Zhang
Guixiang, a 59-year-old farmer in the village of Lizhuang,
in Xinxiang, and her husband, Yang Tianjie.
“Water comes down into
the house whenever there is
heavy rain, and this makes us
quite concerned,” Zhang
said, “I have to remove water
constantly using basins.”
Yang, her 67-year-old husband, has been paralyzed in
bed for years, leaving the
responsibility for keeping
them dry on Zhang’s shoulders alone.
Moving to an area where
they no longer have to worry
about flooding is their most
pressing demand.
Li visited Lizhuang on
Monday, stopping at Zhang’s
yard and learning about their
concerns in detail.
The couple and their
neighbors will soon be relocated to a new apartment not
too far from their old houses.
Work to relocate more than
800 households in the village
is in full stride.
Li attended a meeting on
the next steps in relocating
households in the floodplain
at a relocation center right
after his inspection.
The governors of Shandong and Henan, two provinces along the lower reaches
of the Yellow River, attended
the meeting.
While the floodplain was
formed gradually, the relocation work must be considered urgent, especially since
the country now finds itself
in better economic condi-
Premier Li Keqiang inspects a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Zhengzhou, Henan province,
accompanied by Terry Guo, founder and chairman of the company (left), on Tuesday.
WU ZHIYI / CHINA DAILY
tions, Li stressed at the meeting.
It was decided that favorable policies will be provided
to build up basic infrastructure. Also, diverse financing
sources will be used and land
issues will be properly considered to help those in most
urgent need in the next three
years.
On Tuesday, Li visited a
production
site
in
Zhengzhou of Foxconn Technology Group, the multina-
tional electronics contract
manufacturing
company
headquartered in Taiwan. Li
was accompanied by Terry
Guo, head of Foxconn.
Before ending his two-day
Henan visit at noon, Li also
saw the company’s first fully
automatic production area
and spent time with workers
on the assembly line as well
as with employees at its education and development center.
While talking with work-
ers who assemble precision
instruments, Li encouraged
them to carry the spirit of
craftsmanship and innovation into manufacturing.
The production site, located at the port operation area
near Zhengzhou airport,
benefits from an array of
favorable policies from local
government. Established in
Zhengzhou in 2011, the company accounted for half of
Henan’s exports from 2012 to
2016.
Zhang tells Macao to cherish gains, bolster growth
By WILLA WU in Macao
[email protected]
China’s top legislator
Zhang Dejiang told the people
of the Macao Special Administrative Region on Tuesday to
cherish the success gained by
adopting the One Country, Two
Systems principle while taking
part in the national development plan.
The chairman of the
National People’s Congress
Standing Committee made
the remark when meeting
with about 150 representatives from different sectors
on the second day of his
three-day inspection visit to
Macao.
Zhang attributed Macao’s
achievements since the handover in 1999 to the city’s determination to adhere to the One
Country, Two Systems principle while making full use of
the benefits brought by two
systems.
He praised the Macao government and different sectors
of the city for upholding three
essential guidelines in implementing the principle. He listed them as: one country is the
prerequisite for two systems;
Macao should be administered
by those who love the country
Ship makes historic visit
Top legislator Zhang Dejiang said Macao has
implemented its executive-led system under
the central government’s overall jurisdiction
in the city.
and the city; and the central
government authorizes a high
degree of autonomy.
Macao has implemented its
executive-led system under
the central government’s overall jurisdiction in the city. It
had also boosted its economy
and enhanced people’s liveli-
UN exhibit captures Belt, Road
By HONG XIAO
at United Nations
[email protected]
The Vietnam Coast Guard makes its first call on a Chinese port
as the crew members of Ship 8004 receive flowers Tuesday
from students at Xiuying Port in Haikou, Hainan province.
LUO YUNFEI/ CHINA NEWS SERVICE
Xi: Exchanges encouraged
From page 1
ing between Xi and Macron
on the sidelines of a multilateral international meeting,
such as the G20 Leaders
Summit.
On regional and global topics,XisaidBeijing“willcontinue supporting the integration
process of Europe”.
Both Xi and Macron highlighted further communication
and
coordination
between the two countries
over regional and global
issues, including the coopera-
tion within the framework of
the G20.
Xi said the two countries
should further promote the
reform of global governance
and champion the fruits of
global governance, such as
the agreement reached at the
UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015.
Both Xi and Macron
agreed to exchange their
views on the development of
ties between their two
nations develops and issues
of common concerns are
raised from both sides.
hoods, Zhang said.
He also praised Macao for
setting a good example in safeguarding the country’s national security. He noted that the
city had taken a lead in legislating Article 23 of the Macao
Basic Law — a part of its constitutional document that
deals with security.
Zhang added that only
through continuing to love the
country and the city could
Macao secure its long-term
prosperity.
He said Macao’s schools
should promote traditional
values to help the younger
generation learn more about
the country’s history and culture.
Zhang said Macao should
seize development opportunities brought about by the Belt
and Road Initiative, the
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other
central government policies.
What started as President
Xi Jinping’s proposal to draw
together Asia, Europe and
other areas through reviving
the land and sea routes of the
historic Silk Road has
become a growing international movement embraced
by many countries.
This is demonstrated in
graphic form in a photo exhibition on the initiative,
Strengthening International
Cooperation for Win-Win
Development, which opened
at United Nations Headquarters in New York on
Monday night.
“The Belt and Road Initiative is not a solo by China,
but a symphony performed
by all the relevant parties,”
said Liu Jieyi, China’s
ambassador to the UN, in
describing its core value.
The exhibit, with about 40
photographs along the first
floor’s south wall, showcases
the thinking behind the initiative, its achievements and
its prospects and promises.
Photos are divided into
five sections: Policy Coordi-
nation, Facilities Connectivity,
Unimpeded
Trade,
Financial Integration and
People-to-People Bond — in
line with the initiative’s five
focuses.
The initiative, short for
the Silk Road Economic Belt
and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was proposed by Xi in 2013 to
enhance complementarity
and promote common
progress through closer
international cooperation.
Infrastructure investments
and improved trade are
major components.
It is rooted in the Silk
Road spirit of “peace and
cooperation, openness and
inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit”, and
follows the principle of
“extensive
consultation,
joint contribution and
shared benefits”, Liu said.
The initiative is open and
inclusive, aiming not to
replace any existing regional
platform or initiative, but to
seek synergy and achieve
common
development
through closer international
cooperation, he said.
Countries involved in the
initiative have their own
resource advantages and
their economies are mutually complementary. This provides great potential for
cooperation, he said.
Liu said that three years
after its launch, the initiative
has received widespread recognition across the world
and reaped important early
harvests: More than 100
countries and international
organizations
have
expressed their support, and
more than 40 of them have
concluded
cooperation
agreements with China.
“This concerted effort has
registered steady progress;
the economic corridor development is making headway;
trade and investment are
growing substantially; key
joint projects are well underway,” Liu said.
It also strongly reinforces
the mission of the United
Nations.
“Everybody is extremely
excited because it is a demonstration of the global partnership that really fits the
ambition of the 2030 Agenda
(for Sustainable Development),” said Amina J.
Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the UN.
Individuals who earned
5,000 yuan ($724) or more by
illegally selling others’ personal information will face up to
three years behind bars,
according to a judicial interpretation jointly issued by the
Supreme People’s Court and
Supreme People’s Procuratorate on Tuesday.
Those who illegally obtain,
sell or provide 500 pieces of
data related to personal credit
or property information could
face a prison term of up to seven
years, the new rule stipulates.
The judicial interpretation,
to take effect on June 1, is crucial to fighting the trafficking
of personal data, and also a
key way for the top court to
combat telecom and online
fraud, a senior judge said.
“Many telecom and online
frauds are caused by personal
information leaks or infringement. The interpretation will
not only increase protection
for personal data, but also
fight fraud from the start,” Li
Ruiyi, deputy chief judge of
the top court’s No 3 Criminal
Tribunal, told China Daily.
China revised the Criminal
Law in 2015 and introduced a
new crime called “infringement upon a citizen’s personal
information”. The law stipulates “serious” violations are
punishable by prison sentences of up to three years and
“very serious” violations by up
to seven years.
However, the law failed to
specify what “personal information” was, or which circumstances
would
be
considered “serious” or “very
serious”, making it difficult to
enforce.
Now the judicial interpretation makes clear that not only
residents’ general information
— such as names, addresses
and identity card numbers —
are considered “personal
information”, but also their
travel information, mobile
phone contents, transaction
data, and credit and accommodation records.
The interpretation lists 10
circumstances that could be
deemed “serious” — such as
illegally obtaining, selling or
providing more than 50 pieces
of data related to personal
credit or property information
— and four circumstances listed as “very serious” — such as
violations that lead to the victim’s death, serious injury,
mental disorder or kidnapping.
“Such specified and stricter
rules will play a bigger role in
deterring potential violators,
It will
help fight
the rapid
rise of
telecom and online
fraud.”
Li Ruiyi, senior judge of the
Supreme People’s Court
thus better protecting people’s
personal data and privacy,” Li
said.
“What’s more, it will help
fight the rapid rise of telecom
and online fraud, and serve as
practical references for judges
in court hearings,” he said.
Chinese courts heard 1,726
cases of telecom and online
fraud in 2016, up by 51.5 percent year-on-year, according
to the top court. Li forecast
that the number will continue
rising sharply this year thanks
to the country’s crackdown on
telecom fraud.
He said judges nationwide
are also facing challenges in
hearing such cases.
Some Chinese fraud suspects are based in foreign
countries, which makes it
harder for Chinese law
enforcement officers to find
them, let alone verify how
much illegal profit they made,
Li said.
Although Chinese authorities have ramped up international cooperation to combat
such crimes, and the top court
issued a guideline on telecom
fraud at the end of last year,
“such efforts are still insufficient,” he said.
“As we’re protecting privacy
by issuing judicial interpretations, some departments with
citizens’ personal data, such as
banks and telecom entities,
should also take their responsibilities more seriously,
including implementing realname rules,” he suggested.
In recent years, online fraud
has caused great economic
losses to residents, and even
led to deaths.
In August, Xu Yuyu, an
18-year-old student in Linyi,
Shandong province, was
reported to have died of a
heart attack after her personal
data was released and she was
cheated out of money meant
to pay her tuition.
Court hearings in the case,
which aroused wide public
outrage last year, will start
soon.
Learning the hard way
Education background of defendants in telecom and online
fraud cases handled by Chinese courts in 2015 and 2016
(concluded cases only)
10.75%
College or above
9.77%
High school
8.42%
Vocational or
technical
school
Source: Supreme People’s Court
0.57%
No schooling
17.05%
Primary school
53.44%
Middle school
SU JINGBO / CHINA DAILY
Highlightsofjudicialinterpretation
onpersonalinformationviolations
1. “Serious” cases include
those in which 5,000 yuan
($724) or more is made from
illegally selling or providing personal information.
2. “Very serious” cases
include those involving the
death, severe injury, mental illness or kidnapping of a victim.
3. The total number of personal information items sold or
illegally provided is the sum
from the total number of items
in each deal.
4. The financial penalty for
illegally selling or providing
such information starts with an
amount equaling the gains
made and may increase by up
to five times that amount.
SOURCE: SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
We hope our programs will equip
foreign students with the skills to make
a contribution in their countries.”
Cao Jinghua, director of international cooperation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Thailand to
buy Chinese
submarines
Learning to save lives
Briefly
BEIJING
New missiles and
weapons tested
China’s military has conducted live-fire drills and
weapons tests in the Bohai
Sea, the Ministry of
Defense said late on Tuesday. In a brief statement,
the ministry said the tests
of new missiles and weapons were carried out by the
People’s Liberation Army’s
Rocket Force “in recent
days” and were designed to
raise operational capabilities to effectively deal with
national security threats.
No further details were
provided.
First attack vessel set for delivery
in six years, media reports say
By ZHAO LEI
[email protected]
Thailand signed an
agreement on Friday to
import
Chinese-made
attack submarines.
China
Shipbuilding
Industry Corp, one of the
Chinese Navy’s biggest
contractors, announced on
its website on Monday that
the agreement to export
the S26T submarine was
signed in Beijing by Admiral Luechai Ruddit, chiefof-staff of the Royal Thai
Navy, and Xu Ziqiu, chairman of China Shipbuilding
and Offshore International Co, the trade arm of
CSIC.
The deal marks a new
milestone in China’s submarine exports, following a
deal with Pakistan, CSIC
said in a statement, without
elaborating. Pakistan has
purchased eight attack submarines from the shipbuilder and is awaiting
delivery.
Thailand is the third foreign buyer of Chinese submarines in recent years,
after Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh took delivery
in November of two refitted
Type 035G-class diesel-electric attack submarines in a
$203 million deal.
According to Thai media,
the country’s navy will
spend 36 billion baht ($1.04
billion) to purchase three
S26T submarines, an export
variant of the Chinese
Navy’s Type 039A-class diesel-electric attack submarine.
The first payment of 700
million baht might have
been paid to the Chinese
manufacturer immediately after the signing ceremony on Friday, Thai
media reported. The first
vessel is expected to be
delivered within six years,
and the whole order is
expected to be fulfilled in
11 years.
The total value of the deal
is likely to make it Thailand’s most expensive arms
acquisition, exceeding its
34-billion-baht
procurement of 12 Swedish-made
Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter
jets, which were ordered in
two batches, in 2008 and
2010.
The last time the Thai
Navy had a submarine
force was from 1938 to
1951, when it deployed four
Japanese Matchanu-class
vessels. It has been with-
The capabilities of
Chinese submarines
are good enough to
meet the
requirements of
developing nations,
and their prices are
competitive.
Emissions: 66%
were in violation
A rescue team assists a practice victim during an exercise in Meishan, Sichuan province, on Tuesday. The exercise mimics 12 scenarios
that are common after an earthquake — such as collapsed buildings, leaking oil tanks and evacuations. Friday marks the ninth anniversary
of the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan in 2008, which claimed nearly 70,000 lives. ZHANG ZHONGPING / FOR CHINA DAILY
out submarines since then.
CSIC has yet to disclose
the specifications of the
S26T, but official information from the Thai Navy,
made public at a news conference aboard the HTMS
Chakri Naruebet aircraft
carrier earlier this month,
indicates that the submarine will be equipped with
an advanced air-independent propulsion system,
which allows a conventionally powered submarine to operate without
access to atmospheric oxygen. That means it can stay
underwater longer. It will
be capable of firing torpedoes, as well as anti-ship
and land-attack cruise
missiles, the information
said.
An industry insider in
China’s shipbuilding sector
who asked not to be named
told China Daily on Tuesday
that the capabilities of Chinese submarines are good
enough to meet the requirements
of
developing
nations, and their prices are
competitive. Moreover, China is willing to help buyers
develop their own submarine-building industries,
which has proved to be a big
attraction.
In another development,
China North Industries
Group Corp, commonly
known as Norinco, the
country’s biggest developer
of land armaments, said in
late April in a statement on
its website that it had
signed “an important contract” with the Thai Army.
Sources close to Norinco
told China Daily that the
deal involves the procurement of the Chinese company’s VT-4 main battle
tanks.
An earlier report by IHS
Jane’s Defense Weekly said
the Thai Army bought 28
VT-4s from Norinco, and
that the tanks would be
delivered before the end of
this year.
Science cooperation network in works
By ZHANG ZHIHAO
[email protected]
China aims to complete a
cooperative network in science and technology for countries involved in the Belt and
Road Initiative by 2030, it was
announced Tuesday.
The network will be indispensable to the development
of science and innovation by
the middle of this century,
according to Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences, who spoke at a
news briefing in Beijing.
“Since the initiative was proposed in 2013, the academy has
expanded its global cooperation
and outreach,” he said. “We’re
providing technological support and services to help countries tackle practical issues.”
The academy has launched
the International Outreach
Initiative and is cooperating
closely with the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing
countries, a UNESCO program
based in Trieste, Italy.
The Chinese Academy of
Sciences has signed more than
At the same time,
advanced
technologies from other
countries, like sandstorm
prevention, can benefit us.”
Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
200 international cooperation
agreements with 60 countries.
In addition, more than 600 of
its scholars are working with
international organizations or
major science publications.
It has also trained about
1,800 people from Belt and
Road countries, focusing on
common issues such as climate
change, water security, green
energy and disaster prevention
and relief, Bai said.
“Many countries have fragile ecosystems, and China also
has similar issues,” he said.
“Our research aims to help. At
the same time, advanced technologies from other countries,
like sandstorm prevention,
can benefit us.”
The academy is setting up
nine overseas centers for science and technology cooperation and has launched more
than 20 major science projects
to address common challenges
for Belt and Road countries,
such as weather surveillance
and environmental protection.
“These are parts of the academy’s international science
cooperation network, which
focuses on strategic counseling, technology cooperation,
training and the commercialization of scientific achievements,” Bai said.
More than 30,000 foreign
scholars visit the academy to
take part in exchanges and
cooperation every year, and
2,000 now work at the academy, in most academic fields.
China has attracted more
than 1,500 foreign students
from developing countries —
in some cases offering scholarships. The Chinese academy
plans to train about 500 master’s and doctoral students a
year, according to Cao Jinghua, director of international
cooperation at the academy.
“Talent forms the foundations for exchanges and cooperation,” Cao said.
“We hope our programs will
equip foreign students with
the skills to make a contribution in their countries, which
will benefit the initiative in the
long run.”
The Chinese academy will
continue to expand the cooperation network based on its
advantages, and eventually
push it onto the world stage, he
said.
So far, 22 countries have
joined the academy’s initial
framework. “We welcome other countries’ participation in
the network and taking part in
the construction of the Belt
and Road,” Cao said.
Egypttosignmemorandumontechnologytransfers
A memorandum of
understanding between
China and Egypt is expected to be signed on Saturday, with the aim of
developing a cooperative
network for technology
transfers, top scientists in
China and foreign representatives said.
Joint laboratories, platforms and institutions will
be created to facilitate
transfers that suit local
needs and promote cultural understanding, they
said.
China has strategic relationships with eight Arab
countries, many of which
are situated in areas of the
Belt and Road Initiative, said
Pan Jiaofeng, president of
the Chinese Academy of
Sciences’ Institutes of Science and Development.
“Apart from our longstanding friendship, Arab
countries also have valuable technologies and market opportunities that
complement China,” he
said. “We have to use both
policy and market forces
— combined with cultural
understanding — to overcome the current obstacles and find out exactly
how our technologies can
benefit each other.”
Hussein Ibrahim, a
counselor at the Egyptian
embassy in Beijing, said
Cairo will sign a technology transfer memorandum
of understanding with the
Ministry of Science and
Technology on Saturday,
the day before the start of
the Belt and Road Forum.
—ZHANG ZHIHAO
Of the 5,594 companies
examined in the latest round
of air pollution inspections,
66 percent failed to meet
environmental standards,
China’s environmental
authority announced on
Tuesday. The findings came
after a month of inspections
in 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, which
uncovered problems like
excessive emissions and
inadequate pollution control
equipment.
LIAONING
Training ship sets
off to South Africa
China’s newest training
vessel Yupeng set off on its
maiden voyage on Tuesday
from Dalian to South Africa. The 340-million-yuan
($49 million), 199.8-meter
vessel is China’s most
advanced cruise training
ship.It has a carrying
capacity of 30,000 metric
tons and can be used for
training, scientific research
and shipping.
GUANGXI
16 held after drug
factory bust
Sixteen suspects were
detained in connection
with drug manufacturing
in the Guangxi Zhuang
autonomous region and
neighboring Guangdong
province, police said on
Tuesday. Working from a
tip, police detained eight
suspects they said had set
up manufacturing at a tree
farm in Guangxi’s Laibin
city. They seized about 250
kilograms of ketamine,
1,078 kilograms of semifinished drugs, equipment
and four vehicles. Two other suspects were detained
in Laibin the same day, and
drug-related money totaling 1.4 million yuan
($202,700) was seized.
Guangdong’s Huizhou
police then detained another six suspect members of
the gang in Guangdong.
REUTERS—XINHUA
Manure to resume its former glory as fertilizer in new plan
By HOU LIQIANG
[email protected]
The Ministry of Agriculture
will encourage the use of
manure and reduce chemical
fertilizers to make its agricultural industry more environmentally friendly and costefficient, according to plans
announced on Tuesday.
The government would like
to see 75 percent of the livestock
manurenationwidereused,and
wants 95 percent of intensive
livestock farms to be equipped
with manure treatment facili-
ties, Ye Zhenqin, spokesman for
the Ministry of Agriculture, told
a news conference.
About 40 percent of chemical fertilizers in China are used
on fruit, vegetables and tea.
The government plans to
reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by 50 percent in key
producing areas by 2020, Ye
said, adding that 100 counties
will be chosen as demonstration zones for replacing fertilizer with manure.
“With the growth in specialization, farmers now concentrate on either raising
livestock or planting crops,”
said Ma Youxiang, head of the
ministry’s livestock production department. “This hinders the use of manure in
planting, which used to be a
common practice in China.”
Ma said 56 percent of China’s livestock comes from
intensive farms. It’s not advisable to close these farms to get
rid of pollution, as that would
greatly affect the meat supply
and people’s living standards.
But manure is a good resource
that can improve soil fertility
and can also be used to pro-
duce green energy, Ma said.
Zeng Yande, head of the
crop production department
at the ministry, said replacing
chemical fertilizers with
manure is inevitable.
“To guarantee the supply of
crops, a lot of chemical fertilizers have been used, which not
only affected the environment
but also increased the cost,” he
said, adding that the country
needs to reduce their use.
China uses an average of 561
kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of fruit orchard — twice
that used in Japan and six
times that of the United States.
He said that 714 kg of fertilizer
is used per hectare of vegetables, compared to 522 kg in
Japan and 264 kg in the US.
Zeng said the use of manure
could also improve the quality
of produce.
“Many consumers feel that
fruit and vegetables don’t taste
as good as they once did. To
some extent, this is because of
the use of fertilizers. Experiments have shown that the
appearance and quality of
fruit can be improved if
manure is used,” he said.
Farmers load freshly harvested organic cauliflower in Mengcheng county, Bozhou, Anhui province, on Sunday. HU WEIGUO / FOR CHINA DAILY
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Transport lines bring overseas
business, delights to China
GNIZED AS
ESTINATION
By ZHANG ZHAO
[email protected]
LERS, TOURIST NUMBERS CONTINUALLY ON THE INCREASE
A giant panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
The Chengdu government is
actively participating in the Belt
and Road Initiative by building a
national pilot free trade zone in
Southwest China with advanced
logistics and transportation systems.
Operation Manager Natalia
Kosana Goldysiak at the Polish
Showroom in Chengdu introduces
customers to every product they
are interested in — from biscuits,
chocolates and drinks to laundry
detergent and liquid soap.
The hundreds of products displayed at the showroom come from
Poland via the Chengdu-Europe
Express Rail.
Goldysiak has been in Chengdu
since 2011 when she was a postgraduate student in the University
of Electronic Science and Technology of China. The first ChengduEurope Express Rail, from Chengdu
to Poland’s third-largest city, Lodz,
attracted her attention when it
opened in April 2013
Instead of returning to her hometown in Poland, she decided to stay
in Chengdu after graduation in
2014. She said she wants to be a
link between Poland and Chengdu,
facilitating more business cooperation.
“Seven years ago, few people in
Poland knew about Chengdu,” she
said. But now, the city is famous
and products from Chengdu are
popular throughout Poland.
The railway line between Chengdu to Lodz is 9,826 kilometers long,
and a train on the railway line travels 10 days to cover the distance,
one-third the duration of sea transport, and at one-sixth the cost of
transport by air.
In 2015, the railway line started
its return trip from Lodz to Chengdu, and Goldysiak saw “historic
opportunities”.
In June 2016, Polish logistics
Natalia Kosana Goldysiak arranges goods displayed at the Polish Showroom
in Chengdu. PENG CHAO / CHINA DAILY
provider Hatrans established its
fully owned subsidiary, Chengdu
Probiz, the first Polish company
in the city, and opened the Polish
Showroom to exhibit and sell Polish products. Goldysiak said the
company has built two platforms
— one for trade and the other for
industry information — and both
are based on the Chengdu-Europe
Express Rail.
More than 300 products from
Poland are being sold in China via
the trade platform she is working for, and her partnered local
retailers are in many major cities across the country, including
Beijing, Guangzou, Hangzhou and
Qingdao.
Last year, 460 Chengdu-Europe
Express Rail trains were opened,
accounting for 26 percent of all cargo express trains running between
China and Europe that year.
Officials from Chengdu’s logistics authority said the ChengduEurope Express Rail will have three
routes this year. More than 1,000
trains are planned, including 650
on the middle route from Chengdu
to Lodz, 150 on the north route to
Moscow and 200 on the south route
to Istanbul.
In addition to the railway system,
the city, as China’s fourth-largest
civil aviation hub, is also increasing its international connections
in the air.
The Chengdu-Los Angeles direct
flight opened on March 15. It is the
second direct flight from the city to
the United States, after the Chengdu-San Francisco flight. The duration of the new flight is 13 hours,
nearly four hours shorter than previous indirect flights.
Direct flights to Sydney, Moscow,
Madrid and Dubai opened last
year, and direct flights to Oakland,
Sochi and Addis Ababa will open
this year.
During the 22nd World Route
Development Conference in Chengdu last September, Sichuan Airport
Group signed agreements with six
airline companies to open nine new
international routes.
The city will have about 100
international air routes by the end
of this year.
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Foreign tourists learn tai chi on Qingcheng Mountain.
The Chengdu-Europe Express Rail opens its northern route from Chengdu to Minsk in Belarus on March 1.
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Champion Robot, a startup team in Chengdu, has developed robots for
badminton training. PHOTOS PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
Li Yao (center) and his colleagues at Borns Robot discuss product research and
development.
Makerspace nurtures advanced startups
in western China’s technological center
By ZHANG ZHAO
[email protected]
Hundreds of high-tech startup
teams will be able to grow in Chengdu with shared infrastructure and
resources, thanks to the Tencent
Makerspace that opened in late
March.
Co-funded by the Shenzhen-based
IT giant Tencent, the administration of the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and a local
Chengdu company, the makerspace
echoes the city’s plan for the 20152025 period to promote innovation
and entrepreneurship.
According to the agreement signed
between Tencent and the Chengdu
government, they will cooperate to
build a pilot area for innovation and
entrepreneurship in western China
and the largest startup community
in the world.
The makerspace is a six-story
building covering 20,000 square
meters of floor space, capable of
providing offices, labs and services
to 100 startup teams. It is equipped
with 12 meeting rooms, negotiation
areas, leisure spaces and a roadshow area capable of serving 200
people.
It also has high-speed internet
access and security, printing and
meeting systems connected to Tencent’s office automation platform,
allowing workers in the building to
operate via Wechat, a social media
app developed by Tencent.
It plans to help 600 companies to
grow over the next three years.
“In addition to the first-class facili-
The Tencent Makerspace has attracted about 80 startup teams.
In addition to the
first-class facilities,
we also have a
comprehensive service
system.”
Wang Lan, general manager of the
Tencent Makerspace
ties, we also have a comprehensive
service system,” said Wang Lan, general manager of the Tencent Makerspace.
About 80 teams have started operations in the makerspace, covering
a wide range of businesses, including game development, intelligent
hardware, industrial software and
e-commerce.
Wang said Tencent has built
30 such facilities in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou,
Shenzhen, Wuhan and Tianjin, with
a total area of more than 1 million
sq m.
“The Tencent Makerspace in
Chengdu will use Tencent’s advantages in innovation and local
resources to create an ecosystem
for companies to grow from the
earliest stage to maturity, and to
support the development of a cluster of emerging industries, such as
mobile internet and the internet
of things.”
Many companies in Chengdu
are leading the industries’ development. One of them, Borns Robot, is
a specialist in the research, manufacturing and application of medical
robots.
Its founder Li Yao is a Chengdu
local who returned from the United
States. He decided to start the company seeing that the automation
technology had been used by many
industries but was developing slowly in the medical sector.
He said traditional surgical
operations challenge doctors’
strength and endurance, and that
robots can greatly improve stability and precision, and help with
subtle movements, while reducing surgery duration and wound
sizes.
Li said he decided to open the
company in the Tianfu Software
Park in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone because
the city has a good foundation in
the biomedicine industry and that
the local government values the
development of the medical equipment business.
Before developing products, he
visited many hospitals to learn
about doctors’ needs. He has also
invited his former colleagues and
teachers in the US to take part in
his company’s research and development.
Borns has signed an agreement
with the administration of the
Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone to establish an R&D
center for minimally-invasive surgery robot technology.
International delegates talk at the 2016 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entreprene
Science city groundbreaking heralds new start
By HAO NAN
[email protected]
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, is well on its way to becoming a
technological hub in western China
by promoting an overall innovation
progress centered on technical innovation.
A groundbreaking ceremony for
Beihang Western International
Innovation Port took place on April
7 in the Chengdu Science City, following the signing of a cooperation agreement between Beihang
University and the Chengdu government.
The science city has attracted
many research and development
projects with investment from
such prestigious universities as
Peking University, Tsinghua University, Tongji University and Sichuan University.
With the total investment amount
hitting 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion), the Beihang project includes
an innovation institute, an innovation park, a graduate school and an
international exchange center.
It not only focuses on researching space data, aerospace function
materials, 3-D printing technology and nano-electronics, but also
considers the healthcare industry a
future priority.
Fang Jiancheng, deputy head of
Beihang University, said that about
90 percent of high-end medical
devices and instruments used in
China are imported. So, the university plans to reduce such dependence by making related technical
breakthroughs and easing the pressure brought about by the country’s
aging population.
Currently, the innovation port has
brought in six teams led by six academicians of the Chinese Academy of
Sciences and the Chinese Academy
of Engineering. Their research will
concentrate on Chengdu’s strategic
emerging industries.
Wang Huaming’s team, for example, specializes in 3-D printing technology. “Wang’s team always has its
$1.45 billion
total investment in the Beihang
Western International Innovation
Port
A robot booth at the 2016 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair att
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6 teams
have been introduced to the
Beihang Western International
Innovation Port
The Chengdu Science City has attracted many research and development
projects, as well as investment from a number of leading domestic universities.
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A researcher performs experiments at the Sichuan Energy Internet Research
Institute of Tsinghua University.
eyes on the most difficult fields of
3-D printing,” Fang said. This time,
the team plans to apply the technology to aircraft large and complex
metal components, as well as rockets, high-speed trains and underwater vehicles.
Xu Huibin’s team focuses on special aerospace materials; Jiang Lei’s
team focuses on bionic materials;
and the team led by Fang himself
focuses on quantum sensing applications.
“If governments want universityled projects that can create GDP
growth in a short time, it could easily lead to an overcapacity problem,”
Fang said.
Beside the nameplate of Beihang innovation port is the sign
of an energy internet research
institute established by Tsinghua
University.
The institute focuses on integrating energy production, transmission, storage and consumption
with the market and the internet.
Sichuan is a clean energy production demonstration province
and has great technology atmosphere, Liu Yi, assistant to the
dean of the institute, said. That’s
why the institute chose Chengdu,
he added.
It has three office buildings
beside Xinglong Lake. Several
research teams have already moved
into the first building, and the
other two buildings, each covering
10,000 square meters, will be put
into use in August.
A new energy automotive technology research center was recently inaugurated at the institute.
Depending on the institute’s technological advantages, the center
aims to solve key problems such as
efficient interconnection, information security and big data application between electric vehicles and
electric networks.
Attracting high-quality research
teams is one of Liu’s major tasks.
He said the institute has already
introduced 11 teams and plans to
bring in seven or eight more teams
this year. By then, it will be home
to more than 300 researchers.
INNOVATIVE
FOCUS A
Event draws high-level attende
into startup e
The 2017 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair is
scheduled to kick off on Wednesday to showcase the world’s latest
innovation and entrepreneurship
trends.
The 2017 GIEF will host 53
events. The organizers have invited
more than 600 delegates from 47
countries and regions, including
Nobel Prize winners, academicians,
renowned scientists and executives
from world-leading universities
and investment institutions.
The event includes an exhibition
covering 40,000 square meters,
which has invited more than 600
companies.
One of the highlights of the fair
is the Finland Global Innovation
and Entrepreneurship Conference,
which will be held on Friday in
the Jingrong International Plaza
in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial
Development Zone.
Slush, one of the largest venture capital platforms in North-
ern Europe, will organize a startup
event named Slush Up! Chengdu!
during the conference.
The event will include online
competitions for innovative projects focusing on information and
communication technology, artificial intelligence, games, media and
communication, and the innovation industry. There will also be lectures by executives from renowned
companies, new product unveiling
ceremonies and road-shows.
“This year’s event will focus
on hot areas including ICT and
artificial intellegence. In order to
encourage international collaboration on innovative entrepreneurship projects, themed speeches and
seminars will be held to exchange
information on the latest trends
in these fields,” said Miu Xiaobo,
director of the Chengdu Hi-Tech
Industrial Development Zone’s innovation center.
The Slush Up! Chengdu! event
will attract institutions involved in
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Construction workers celebrate at the projects’ groundbreaking ceremony of the Chengdu Tianfu International BioTown on May 5. PHOTOS PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
Intl Bio-town, Nobel research
institute attract world attention
By SONG MENGXING
[email protected]
eurship Fair.
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tract visitors.
A Volvo S60 Inscription car rolls off a production line at the Volvo factory in Chengdu. It is China’s
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E ENTREPRENEURS
AT GLOBAL FAIR
The 2017 Annual Conference of
Chengdu Tianfu International BioTown, recently held in Chengdu,
Sichuan province, attracted Robert
Huber, a German biochemist and
Nobel laureate, national experts,
investment elites and corporate
executives to discuss the innovation,
investment and internationalization
of new drugs research.
Biomedicine is called the “diamond industry” in the 21st century
that promotes regional economic
growth. Chengdu, in Southwest
China, values the development of
the sector and is providing great
support to the 1-year-old Chengdu
Tianfu International Bio-Town,
which has drawn attention from
leading biomedical experts and
Noble laureates.
During the annual conference, the
Tianfu International Nobel Biomedicine Research Institute was set up
by the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial
Development Zone’s management
committee and two other organizations.
The institute aims to attract
more Nobel laureates and intellectual teams led by noted experts.
It also aims to integrate the scientific research and industrialization capability of Chengdu-based
companies such as Hinova Pharmaceuticals.
The institute intends to lead innovation and entrepreneurship related
to biological pharmaceuticals and
to attract investment, promote
the commercialization of research
results and raise the international
competence of the Chengdu Tianfu
International Bio-Town.
Committed to promoting Chengdu’s ability to create new medicine, the institute consists of six
platforms, including research into
advanced preparations, optimization techniques for medicine and
medicine quality studies.
Huber said that he was pleased to
have been invited by the bio-town.
He had heard about the develop-
The Chengdu
government has
issued policies to
encourage college
teachers to start
up high-tech
companies.”
Zeng Ming, teacher from the
School of Electrical Engineering
at Southwest Jiaotong
University
$8.99 billion
total investment of projects
signed up in the Chengdu Tianfu
International Bio-Town
ment of the biomedical sector in
Chengdu and knew that the city
boasts excellent research and development teams and enterprises.
Huber added he hoped to communicate face-to-face with those involved
during his trip.
The bio-town aims to attract more
than 200,000 professionals and
more than 30,000 enterprises as it
focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship over the next two decades,
a representative from the bio-town
said.
Making “put people first” its core
and characteristic concept differs
the bio-town from traditional parks.
It is also an important reason that
the Nobel laureates and entrepreneurs visited the bio-town, local
officials said.
The bio-town will give priority to
creating a comfortable living environment with comprehensive supporting facilities.
It will cooperate with biological
industries from Cuba, Europe and
America, gather advanced industrial
elements and innovate its development model, the officials said. To
date, the bio-town has signed up
51 projects, including international
plans. The total investment of the
agreements has reached 61.9 billion
yuan ($8.99 billion).
Innovation institute
The Tianfu New Area’s Chengdu
administration committee and SRI
International, an American nonprofit research institute, have established the Tianfu Innovation Institute in Chengdu.
The Tianfu institute launched its
first innovation incubation event on
April 6. Among the 20 incubation
targets was Zeng Ming, a teacher
from the School of Electrical Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University.
“The Chengdu government has
issued policies to encourage college teachers to start up high-tech
companies,” Zeng said, adding that
he wanted to have a try, as he is
involved in track detection technology that can ensure safe rail
transit.
He said he did not know how to
establish a company and attract
investment. He added he hoped to
gain knowledge and even capital by
joining incubation activities.
Huang Yannong, general manager at the Tianfu Innovation
Institute, said: “We have two missions — one is to bring in advanced
technologies and companies to
the Tianfu New Area from Silicon
Valley or other regions, and the
other is to incubate and train local
entrepreneurship teams boasting
new technology and business concepts.”
The innovation incubation system plans to offer skills training to
entrepreneurship teams and help
them to formulate product plans
in around half a year. Different
phases of the event will eliminate
teams, with the winners expected
to receive equity investment from
the Tianfu institute.
es, boosts city’s innovation capacity, injects vitality
environment, Ren Xiaojin reports.
Innovation and
entrepreneurship
have become a new
global trend to
achieve sustainable
development.”
Miu Xiaobo, director of the Chengdu
Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone’s
innovation center
global innovation, including delegates from Finland, the United
States, Germany, Austria, France,
Italy, Poland, New Zealand and Russia. A number of startups, universities, venture capital institutions and
embassies are also due to attend
the event.
So far the Slush conference has
proven a success in many locations
internationally, including Helsinki,
Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore.
“Innovation and entrepreneurship
have become a new global trend to
achieve sustainable development and
common prosperity,” Miu said.
Finland’s collaboration with
Chengdu dates back to 2006 when
the Finnish IT giant Nokia set up an
office in Chengdu Tianfu Software
Park. It has also brought its global
technology research and development center to Chengdu.
“We hope to expand industries’
horizons, be innovative and share
the market through the conference,”
said Dai Yinling, CEO of the Europe-
an Union Project Innovation Center,
a non-profit organization in Chengdu to facilitate business between EU
members and China. “We believe
the conference will drive innovation
in the market and among companies, and inject more vitality into
Chengdu’s startups.”
The GIEF has long been an important boost to Chengdu’s innovation
capacity. Last year, more than 70 Fortune 500 companies, local industry
leaders, research teams and higher
education institutions went to the
fair to recruit personnel.
Arthur McDonald, the co-winner
of the Nobel Prize in physics, said
during his visit in Chengdu last year
that the city’s history, culture and
development plan left a deep impression on him. He said Chengdu is
suitable for scientific research and
it has attracted many scientists from
the world.
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Clockwise from top left: Nobel Prize winner
Robert Huber delivers a speech at the 2017 Annual
Conference of Chengdu Tianfu International BioTown. Technicians perform experiments at a lab of
HitGen, a Chengdu-based pharmaceutical company.
The Michael Bishop Institute of Cancer Research is
founded in Chengdu late last year, with Nobel Prize
winner Michael Bishop (right) as the chairman of the
institute’s academic advisory board.
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The Temple of Marquis Wu commemorates Zhuge Liang (181-234), prime
minister of the Shu Kingdom (222-263). PHOTOS PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
Ancient city to restore
former cultural glory
By HAO NAN
[email protected]
Chengdu, a city with a history of more than 3,000 years, is
a combination of traditions and
modernity. Its government is planning to focus more on culturallyconscious construction this year to
build an internationally renowned
cultural city.
Several cultural landmarks are
either under construction or will
be included in the government
agenda, such as Shuhan Town, the
Chengdu Center, a music hall and
the Tianfu Center.
Shuhan Town is scheduled to
be located to the east of the First
Ring Road and to the west of the
Temple of Marquis Wu and the
Nanjiao (South Suburb) Park. It
includes the Temple of Marquis
Wu and Jinli Ancient Street, both
of which are scenic spots featuring
the culture of the Three Kingdoms
period (220-280).
Li Qili, an official with the
Chengdu Planning and Management Bureau, said that the town
is designed to serve as a Three
Kingdoms-focused cultural center
integrating exhibitions, research
and experience. It will reorganize
and upgrade its current resources
to reach that goal, she said.
The Temple of Marquis Wu, covering an area of 150,000 square
meters, was built in the Shu Kingdom (221-263) to memorialize
Zhuge Liang, an incarnation of
wisdom and loyalty in Chinese
history. Zhuge served as prime
minister for Liu Bei, founder of
the Shu Kingdom, and his son during the Three Kingdoms period.
The temple is one of China’s most
influential museums in terms
of cultural relics relating to the
Three Kingdoms.
Jinli Street, located close to the
temple, was one of the busiest
commercial areas during the Shu
Kingdom. Now, Jinli still serves
as a hot destination for both Chinese and overseas travelers, and is
home to teahouses, bars, restaurants and shops.
According to the construction
plan for the Chengdu Center, the
project will be established in the
heart of Chengdu’s urban area.
The core of the center will
include the Donghuamen ruins
park in the southeast, the Mohechi ruins park in the west and
the Chengdu Sports Center in the
northeast.
The Chengdu Center has
mapped out four zones, covering
culture, industry, historical ruins
and a central park.
The cultural zone, for example, mainly includes the existing public cultural facilities,
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE DESIGNATES CITY A MUST-SEE FOR TRAVEL
As a famous cultural
city in China,
Chengdu has formed
unique cultural
diversity after
thousands of years of
accumulation.”
Yang Jirui, head of the China
Consumer Economics Society
such as the Chengdu Museum,
Sichuan Library and Sichuan Art
Museum. The industrial zone will
focus on financial development
to create a central business district that surrounds the central
park.
“Chengdu is one of China’s first
batch of historic and cultural cities. Its profound historical and
cultural heritage has long served
as a label of the city,” said Wang
Songtao, deputy director of the
Chengdu Planning and Management Bureau.
The Chengdu Center is located
at what had been the geographical
center of ancient Chengdu during
the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and
also the political, cultural and educational centers of later periods,
Wang said.
The music hall project, covering an area of about 23,300 sq m,
is expected to be opened to the
public in 2018.
With a total investment of nearly 2 billion yuan ($290 million),
the project includes a concert
hall with 1,400 seats, an opera
house with 1,600 seats, a theater
with 400 seats and an art-themed
hotel.
“As a famous cultural city in China, Chengdu has formed unique
cultural diversity after thousands
of years of accumulation, which
can provide inspiration to cultural
innovators,” said Yang Jirui, head
of the China Consumer Economics
Society.
He said that Chengdu’s cultural
and creative industries have great
vitality, which will help Chengdu to develop itself into a hub of
those industries in western China.
Currently, Chengdu houses
many cultural projects that enjoy
high reputations among industrial insiders, such as Redstar 35
Cultural Creative Industrial Park,
Blue Roof Art Center and Eastern
Suburb Memory.
I Box is a creative center at the Chengdu National Advertisement Park.
By CAO YINGYING
[email protected]
National Geographic Traveler Magazine has selected Chengdu as one
of 2017’s 21 must-see places. It is the only tourism destination in China
on the list.
“This special issue takes readers on a globe-spinning journey to 21 of
the world’s best destinations,” said George Stone, editor in chief of the
magazine. “We think this year’s list represents a carefully curated selection of forward-leaning places that reveal the bright future of travel. This
list is all about exploration and discovery. It’s not just about where to
go, but why to go now and how to make 2017 a year of enlightenment
through travel.”
Capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, Chengdu is known for
its giant pandas — a strong cultural symbol of the city.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the north of
the city is one of the most popular scenic spots in Chengdu. It is dedicated
to wildlife research, captive breeding of giant pandas, education on panda
conservation and educational tourism. More than 100 giant pandas live
in the base.
The pandas are also the stars in the Chinese wildlife-themed documentary film Born in China, which started to air in the United States on April
21. The film was created by Chinese, British and US teams.
Rich history
Chengdu has a history of 3,000 years, with dynamic culture. It was
listed in the first group of national historical and cultural cities by the
State Council in 1982.
The Jinsha Site Museum has been hailed as a significant archaeological
discovery, which was unearthed in 2001. It shows the thriving culture that
existed in Chengdu more than 3,000 years ago.
More than 5,000 pieces of precious cultural relics have been found at
the site, such as gold, jade wares and metric tons of ivory works. The most
famous relic is a round, golden ornament featuring the sun and immortal
birds. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage has used the pattern
as the symbol of Chinese cultural heritage.
About 40 kilometers northwest of the city center is the Dujiangyan
Irrigation Project. First built in 256 BC, it is adjacent to Qingcheng Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism. Dujiangyan is the world’s oldest and only
surviving irrigation system without a dam. It is still functioning today.
In the urban areas of Chengdu there are also many tourist attractions
with cultural flavor, such as the Temple of Marquis Wu, built to commemorate Zhuge Liang (181-234), prime minister of the Shu Kingdom
(221-263), and Dufu Thatched Cottage, the former residence of prestigious
Chinese poet Dufu of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
According to the MasterCard 2016 Global Destination City Index,
Chengdu ranked as the world’s second global destination city in terms
of visitor growth rate.
Overseas tourists receive an 11-percent tax refund when he or she leaves
Chengdu’s airport on condition that his or her total purchases reach 500
yuan ($72.4) at a single appointed store on a single day.
The city also has a 72-hour visa-free policy, allowing transit passengers
from 51 countries who have valid visas and a flight ticket to a third country to stay in Chengdu for three days.
The preferential policies are expected to lure more overseas tourists.
It is estimated that Chengdu will receive 8.5 million inbound tourists
annually by 2025, accounting for 2.8 percent of overall visitor numbers,
according to the city’s tourism authority.
The Kuan Alley is one of the must-see sights for international tourists in Chengdu.
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Culinary center exports cookery skills and tra
By CHEN MEILING
[email protected]
Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, will establish
10 overseas promotional centers for
Sichuan cuisine in the next three years
to showcase its culinary skills and food
culture.
Sichuan cuisine, featuring flavorful and spicy tastes, is one of the four
major Chinese cuisine schools. Chengdu, as the birthplace of Sichuan cuisine,
is home to many Chinese time-honored
snack brands and about 60,000 restaurants.
The city won the title of city of gastronomy from UNESCO in 2010, the
first Asian city to receive the honor.
“I came to Chengdu twice. It’s a city
with a combination of fast development and a slow pace of life,” said
Huang Yongyue, vice-consul general
of the Chinese Consulate General in
Milan, Italy.
The Slow Food International Association announced last month that
Chengdu would host the seventh Slow
Food International Congress Meeting
in September, the first Asian city to
hold the event.
The meeting, organized every four
years, is the top-level deliberative event
of the association, which has been held
A man from the United Kingdom tastes Chengdu-produced tea.
six times in countries including Italy
and Mexico since 1990.
Lorenzo Berlenghis, vice-president
of the association, said the event aims
to raise the awareness of the origin
of food materials and promote clean
and high-quality food production and
consumption to help in environmental
protection.
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People from around the world will
know more about China’s major food
materials and how the country is making efforts to protect its traditional
agriculture through the 2017 meeting,
he said.
About 600 catering enterprises,
experts and members of the Slow Food
International Association from 90
countries and regions wi
event.
Yin Jian, deputy head of
commission of commerce,
ernment will organize the
du food and travel festiva
time. “We will introduce
background behind the fo
tors.”
Yin also said food d
important part in the city
economy and internation
China’s online travel a
com, released the 20
popular attractions for f
lovers. Chengdu was
enrolled in the list
together with Tokyo
and Paris.
Deng Bo, a local
tour guide, said:
“The very first
question from
most tourists
visiting Chengdu is where to
eat authentic
local food.”
The local cuisine is loved by
not just Chinese,
but also international
guests.
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Czech Republic looks to strengthen ties
The Central European country hopes to become a regional financial center. Fu Jing reports from Prague.
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a
series of reports focusing on the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the
proposed trade route linking China
with the rest of the world.
IntheheartofPrague’sOldTown,representatives of the Czech Republic’s Central
Bohemian Region and officials from Sichuan province in Southwest China sat
together on the ground floor of an old
building.
It was the first time the two groups
had met under the same roof to further
their aim of promoting synergy and close
cooperation. They have opened promotion centers in Sichuan and Prague, the
Czech capital, to embrace the concept of
“think globally, act locally”.
The top floor of the building is also
home to the New Silk Road Institute,
established to promote the Belt and Road
Initiative. The institute was founded by
Jan Kohout, a former foreign minister
who is now adviser to Czech President
Milos Zeman.
As one of the people involved in bringing Central Bohemia and Sichuan closer
together, Kohout has good reason to put
the centers and his institute together.
“It is an innovative mix of government promotion centers and a think
tank,” he said. “We need to think big and
also promote specific projects.”
Kohout has just returned from a visit
to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. He
is attempting to persuade the city
authorities to build an industrial park
in the Czech Republic, and is even trying to bring giant pandas to the country.
A political highway
“What I understand is that a political
highway has already been built between
the two countries, and we need to
increase traffic by expanding cooperation in various areas,” Kohout said.
The “political highway” he referred to
is the closeness of the strategic partnership formed in recent years through frequent high-level exchanges.
Relations
The Czech Republic is China’s second-largest trade partner in Central and Eastern Europe. Last year,
the trade volume between the two
countries was
11 billion.
$
Czech Republic’s exports to China
totaled
A Changhong TV production line in Nymburk, the Czech Republic. DING YI / XINHUA
Kohout will accompany Zeman to the
Belt and Road Forum for International
Cooperation, which will be held in Beijing at the weekend. It will be the Czech
leader’s third visit to China since taking
office in 2013, the year Xi proposed the
Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st
Century Maritime Silk Road, known
together as the Belt and Road Initiative.
Momentum
Ma Keqing, China’s ambassador to the
Czech Republic, said the frequency of
high-level political exchanges between
the countries is unprecedented.
“In the past three years, President Xi
and President Zeman have met six
times. Now, Zeman is going to make his
third visit to China, which illustrates the
closeness of our top leaders,” she said.
“We need to maintain that momentum.”
In March last year, Xi paid a state visit
to the Czech Republic. Ma said the
upgrading of the countries’ relationship
to a strategic partnership signifies the
Czech Republic’s recognition of the
importance of its ties with China, because
the Central European country only has
strategic partnerships with six countries.
In November, 2015, China and the
Czech Republic signed a memorandum of
understanding to jointly promote the Belt
and Road Initiative. In November, the
memorandum was transformed into the
Belt and Road Initiative Work Program.
Kohout believes the deepening of the
relationship indicates his country’s
belief in the initiative.
“It is obvious how firmly the Czech
Republic supports the initiative, and now
the most important thing for us is to
enrich it by institutionalizing the platforms and designing suitable projects,” he said.
2.94 billion,
$
while imports from China amounted to
8.06 billion.
$
Direct Investment
from China to the
Czech Republic
unit: $million
243
224
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205
Home Credit Group, an international
consumer finance provider and the
Czech Republic’s biggest investor in
China, is one of the frontrunners in
boosting investment in the country.
“We aim to partner with Chinese companies to invest in other countries as part
of our new strategy after ushering in the
Belt and Road Initiative,” said David
Minol, CEO of Home Credit Philippines.
Home Credit has formed a partnership
with Chinese smartphone manufacturer
Oppo Electronics, based in Dongguan,
Guangdong province, and they have
already increased their joint presence in
Vietnam and the Philippines by offering
loanstopotentialbuyersofmobilephones.
Investment trend
According to Ma, the Czechs are very
positive about boosting cooperation
through synergies in each other’s megaprojects to implement the initiative.
She said China’s investment in the
Czech Republic has soared, with more
than $1 billion being invested by the end
oflastyear:“Itisnotsignificantcompared
with our investment in larger countries,
but it is growing from a low base. Before
2014, China’s total investment in the
country was less than $300 million.”
While helping the Czech Republic realize its ambition of becoming a regional
hub for finance and aviation, China is also
forging deeper cooperation in industrialization and the advanced manufacturing
sector, according to Ma.
“In addition to investment, we should
also aim to improve China’s industrial
competitivenessbyfurtherboostingcooperation with the Czech Republic,” she said.
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foundations for trade
From page 1
China and the Czech
Republic signed a memorandum of understanding on the initiative in
November 2015.
The countries upgraded their relationship to a
strategic
partnership
last year, when Xi
became the first Chinese
president to visit the
Czech Republic.
During talks with Xi
during the Chinese president’s visit, Zeman
expressed the hope that
his country will become
China’s gateway to the
European Union and a
hub for transportation
and finance in China-EU
trade.
The Czech Republic is
a member of the “16+1”
group, formed by 16
Central and Eastern
European countries and
China.
The concept is China’s
mechanism for engaging with Central and
Eastern Europe, and
with the promotion of
the Belt and Road Initiative.
As a result, Zeman
expects to see further
developments, especially
in infrastructure, transportation and the bilateral exchange of goods and
services.
He will witness the
signing of a number of
agreements during his
visit to China.
He added that he was
particularly delighted
about a project to train a
group of Chinese pilots
in the Czech Republic,
despite the relatively
small scale of the undertaking.
Zeman is keen to see
more cooperation in aviation between the two
countries.
He said opening more
airrouteswillimprovepeople-to-people exchanges
between China and the
Czech Republic, while
cooperation in the rail sector will involve greater
transportation of freight.
He pointed out that
the number of Chinese
visiting
the
Czech
Republic has almost
doubled in the past year,
mainly thanks to the
Belt and Road Initiative
and the upgrading of
bilateral relations after
Xi’s visit.
67
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Source: Wind Info
The Czech Republic
Population:
10.6 million
GDP in 2015:
215 billion
$
ILLUSTRATION BY YANG LIU / CHINA DAILY
Translator opens a new chapter for Chinese literature
By FU JING in Prague
When Milos Zeman gave a speech at
Renmin University of China in late 2014,
the Czech president received a special gift:
a Czech-language edition of The Four
Books, a novel by Chinese writer Yan
Lianke.
The book, which won the Franz Kafka
Prize in 2014, describes events in China
during the 1950s and 60s. It took Yan, a
professor at Renmin, 20 years to plan and
two years to write.
Suzana Li, from the Czech Republic,
translated the book, along with works by
other Chinese writers, such as Su Tong
and Liu Zhenyun.
Recalling Zeman’s gift, she said fruitful
exchanges between China, the Czech
Republic and other European countries
rely heavily on gaining the trust of the general populace, winning hearts and minds:
“Literature and movies are the perfect
vehicles to achieve that aim.”
Ahead of Zeman’s arrival in Beijing to
attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the weekend, Li
was keen to deliver the message that the
participants should support the transla-
tion of great literature and help bridge
cultural gaps, even in an era of digital
transformation.
“Films have taken the upper hand now,
but literature is essential as well in narrowing the gulf in understanding,” said
Li, who began studying Chinese in the
1990s and gained a doctorate in Chinese
literature at Peking University 10 years
ago.
She finds the accounts of love, hardship,
despair, sorrow and success in Chinese literature so compelling that she spends six
hours a day, six days a week working on
translations in her study.
“I spend roughly the same amount of
time reading the books when I am tired
after a day spent translating. Sometimes, I
struggle to understand the writers’ narrative styles.”
Li is constantly delighted by the plots
that show how ordinary Chinese live their
lives, how they earn their daily bread and
how their fates change.
“I hope more Czech readers will share
my delight in reading these stories,” she
said.
Her latest translation is The Explosion
Chronicles, also by Yan, which describes
Timeline
January 1993
China establishes diplomatic relations with the Czech Republic.
October 2014
Milos Zeman, president of the Czech
Republic, pays a state visit to China
and meets with President Xi Jinping.
September 2015
Zeman attends a ceremony in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
and the War of Resistance Against
Japanese Aggression (1937-45).
Suzana Li holds her translation of The Explosion
Chronicles by Yan Lianke. FU JING / CHINA DAILY
how a village in the writer’s home province
of Henan, Central China, has been transformed in the past three decades as a
result of country’s rapid economic development.
Li’s translations of Yan’s books will help
March 2016
Xi pays a state visit to the Czech
Republic, becoming the first Chinese
president to visit the country.
SOURCE: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Czech readers understand the path of China’s recent development.
One of the other books she has translated is I Did Not Kill My Husband, by Liu
Zhenyun. Li is impressed by Liu’s writing
style, which she finds humorous and easy
to understand.
“It’s witty and funny, and it illustrates
the everyday lives of Chinese people.
That’s why the Czech publisher was interested in the book. I think it’s a good way
for Czech readers to understand Chinese
people’s lives,” she said.
Li’s translation skills have seen her
receive subsidies from the headquarters
of the Confucius Institute, which promotes Chinese culture and language overseas. In August, the Chinese government
presented her with an award to honor her
work.
With regard to the Belt and Road Initiative, she said: “In my view, it is a colossal
building that will require patient day-byday work for many years. I am confident
that what I am doing to help Czechs learn
about the lives of ordinary Chinese people
via translated best-sellers is laying the
foundations, which is essential and effective.”
10 Wednesday, May 10, 2017
COMMENT
EDITORIAL • OPINION
China Daily
chinadaily.com.cn/opinion
EDITORIAL
Tsai trying to hijack Taiwan’s
public health for political aims
Luo Jie
O
bviously Tsai Ing-wen was frustrated and
found no better way to vent her disappointment at Taiwan’s failure to receive an invitation from the World Health Assembly, which
will open in Geneva on May 22.
In her 10th tweet on the matter on Monday,
the leader of Taiwan tried to justify Taiwan’s
participation, knowing full well that will not happen.
She is reportedly dispatching a group of 20 to the WHA venue.
Yet given the status quo of relations across the Taiwan Straits, it is
actually impossible for Tsai’s envoys to be admitted into the meeting. Tsai and her colleagues know that, especially after their abortive attempt last year.
Chances are the “delegation” they are sending will make a
scene, as happened last year, and try everything possible to convey the message that Taiwan “is being bullied”, and public health
on the island is being put in jeopardy.
Such a narrative may resonate with some who sympathize but
have no knowledge of the whole story. But at the end of the day,
even these sympathizers will realize this is nothing but another
episode in Tsai’s game of autotomy — she is seeking to hijack public health in Taiwan to serve her political end of winning de facto
statehood recognition for the island.
Tsai’s argument for Taiwan’s participation is misleading
because it ignores the essential premise that the World Health
Organization meeting is inter-governmental by nature, and that
Taiwan is not a sovereign entity.
Taiwan did participate in the WHA meetings from 2009 to
2015. But that was under a special arrangement worked out by
both sides of the Straits under the 1992 Consensus that both the
mainland and Taiwan belong to one China. But the island’s
presence was never unconditional. That it participated in the
name of “Chinese Taipei” and in the capacity of observer says it
all.
Now the condition that allowed that goodwill arrangement
does not exist under Tsai, who obstinately refuses to acknowledge
the 1992 Consensus, there is certainly no legal basis for Tsai’s
argument. The mainland’s position, on the other hand, has the
full support of United Nations Assembly resolution 2758 and
WHA resolution 25.1.
Tsai’s argument is also porous because she is intentionally exaggerating the negative impacts of Taiwan’s absence from the WHA.
Public health professionals from Taiwan enjoy full access to WHA
meetings and activities at the technical level. The WHO can also
dispatch experts to the island to provide professional guidance
when necessary.
Such exchanges were never an issue even pre-2009. Why should
they be now?
TO THE POINT
Big push against inertia
L
i Chaoxing, director of the Tianjin Municipal Commission of
Industry and Information Technology, was recently dismissed from his post because of his failure to fulfill his
duties.
According to a notice issued by the Tianjin authorities, in August
2013, the commission signed a framework cooperation agreement
with a government department to jointly build a data center in Tianjin. However, it failed to come up with any cooperation content in
the following three years, resulting in the agreement’s lack of substantial progress. Li, as head of the commission, always held a passive attitude toward the project and thus was held accountable for
not pushing it forward, according to the notice.
As the senior official in charge of the commission’s work, Li
deserves his punishment and this is by no means unfair treatment.
It is indeed a pity that the data center has been delayed by the
commission with “one excuse after another”.
At a seminar organized in January 2016 for provincial- and ministerial-level officials to study the spirit of the Fifth Plenum of the 18th
Communist Party of China Central Committee, General Secretary of
the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping lashed out at the inertia of
officials. Since then Party and government organs at various levels
have worked out measures to punish officials who fail to fulfill their
duties.
Quite a few officials have received punishments for their “inaction” in recent years, but the punishment of an official of Li’s rank is
not common, and it shows the determination of the authorities to
tackle the widely-denounced lack of action by some officials.
Such a passive attitude toward their work compromises the services they should offer the public, increases the costs of social transactions and weakens society’s pursuit of higher efficiency.
Li’s dismissal signals that no officials will be exempt from being
held accountable for their inaction.
— BEIJING NEWS
OPINION LINE
Ban on smoking in public places
must be enforced to the letter
SHENZHEN IN SOUTH CHINA’S GUANGDONG PROVINCE implemented a smoking ban on
Jan 1 this year, forbidding smoking in public rooms and on public transport. Since May 7, local law enforcers
have launched several special campaigns to dissuade people from smoking in public. Sznews.com comments:
Some might argue that smoking is a personal
choice and one has the right to decide whether to
damage one’s health by smoking or not. That might
be true if they smoke behind closed doors, the problem is, a large number of smokers smoke in public
and victimize others. Secondhand smoking is a big
problem in modern society and it infringes on the
rights of those who do not want to get themselves in
harm’s way even passively.
That’s why a smoking ban is the common choice of
developed countries and regions. In Singapore,
smoking is forbidden in all indoor public spaces and
the majority of outdoor ones. In Hong Kong, there is
even a special team that inspects public places and
punishes illegal smokers.
Shenzhen introduced its first municipal smoking
ban as early as 1998, which was the first in the coun-
try. However, the ban was not enforced.
In 2014, Shenzhen revised its ban, but the penalties for smoking in public remained quite light. People were to be dissuaded from breaking the ban, and
fined up to 200 yuan ($29) if they ignored the dissuasion. In comparison, the fine in Hong Kong can
be up to HK$5,000 ($624).
That’s why the recent move of Shenzhen should be
welcomed. It shows the municipal government’s
determination to root out the problem. More important, the ban is truly being enforced because 52 people have been fined for smoking in public.
The revised ban raises the requirements for both
ordinary citizens and legal enforcers. Civilized
behavior needs the cooperation of all, and we hope
the day will come when smoking totally disappears
from society.
City’s WiFi service just a decoration
THE BEIJING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT introduced a wireless internet service called MyBeijing last year, which was free to use for the first two hours. On May 1, that restriction was lifted, and people
can now use the service free of charge for as long as they like — at least in theory, since few people have succeeded in accessing the service. Legal Daily comments:
A media investigation found that the main reason
people couldn’t access the service is because the
bandwidth is too narrow to allow more than 20 people to use it at the same time at each site. At present
the service is provided at 943 sites around the city.
It means at most 20,000 people can enjoy the service, in a city with more than 20 million residents.
It is unknown why the authorities keep the bandwidth at such a low level, as it is obviously of little
use to the public.
However, one thing is certain, and that is the government that has bragged about its “achievement” of
providing a public service, as free and convenient
wireless internet access is a standard feature of modern cities.
In sharp contrast with MyBeijing is the free wireless internet access provided by Zhongguancun, China’s Silicon Valley, in Beijing’s Haidian district,
whose bandwidth is 2,500 times that of MyBeijing.
The Beijing government said it will build the city
into a first-class international metropolis and a model for the other Chinese cities.
To realize that objective, it must first become a
first-class city government. But MyBeijing’s narrow
bandwidth just shows how far it is from being that.
Compared with the other cities, Beijing has stronger
financial and technological strengths, but no greater
desire to serve the people. Otherwise, MyBeijing
would not be just a decoration gracing the government’s achievement list, and nothing else.
Family background
should never be a
factor for enrollment
A PRIVATE PRIMARY
SCHOOL in Shanghai has been criticized by the municipal education
authorities for asking the parents of
kids attending interviews to answer
questionnaires and tests. Thepaper.cn comments:
The Shanghai Education Bureau
has criticized the school and reduced
its enrollment quota next year as a
punishment.
But it is necessary for the authorities to halt this improper practice,
which is not uncommon. It is mainly
a characteristic of prestigious schools,
which make their pupils’ family backgrounds an important factor influencing their chances of being
admitted.
If unchecked, children from wealthy
and powerful families will gain a tremendous advantage in the competition for places in good schools over
their poorer counterparts.
But if the IQ, education and
employment information of not only
the parents, but even the grandparents, become criteria for schools when
enrolling students, the children from
poor families have already lost at the
starting line.
Education is undoubtedly the best
way for children from the bottom of
society to climb up the social ladder,
and the government must strive to
make it as fair as possible.
In Shanghai, the quality of public
primary schools is generally lower
than that of private schools. That’s an
important reason why some prestigious private schools have the audacity
to include the children’s parents on
their exam rosters.
The government must increase its
inputs into public schools to ensure
they provide the ballast for social fairness and justice.
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HOT WORDS
Online-only ticket selling
The Palace Museum recently announced it
will stop selling onsite paper tickets and only
sell tickets online starting late October.
The museum will gradually decrease the
number of paper tickets available beginning
July.
According to Shan Jixiang, director of the
Palace Museum, it is more convenient for
tourists to buy tickets for the Palace Museum
online as they can arrange their visits in
advance, and it will also help tourists avoid
visiting during peak periods.
The Palace Museum launched its online
ticket system in 2011, and nearly half the tickets are now sold via the internet. The tickets
sold at the onsite ticket office in the first quarter of 2017 decreased by about 10 percent from
the same period a year earlier.
The Palace Museum,
China's former royal
palace from 1420 to 1911,
also known as the Forbidden City, received
nearly 16 million visitors
in 2016.
The museum set a
daily quota of 80,000
visitors in 2015 due to
safety concerns caused
by overcrowding.
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CHINA DAILY Wednesday, May 10, 2017
William Jones
Initiative charting new trajectory for mankind
I
t was no doubt the unique circumstances of China’s internal
and external developments
during the first decade of this
century that convinced President
Xi Jinping to place the Belt and
Road Initiative at the top of China’s foreign policy agenda.
First, it corresponded well with
the overall economic situation. China had become the second-largest
economy in the world, and the technological advances it had made,
particularly in a number of fields
like high-speed rail, had astonished
the world. It also possessed the
financial means of initiating a program of such magnitude, which
comprises the Silk Road Economic
Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk
Road.
Second, it was the ideal platform
for a “good neighbor policy”. The
rise of China, the largest country in
the region by far, had created some
concerns among its smaller neighbors. But a China which showed
itself willing to help them move forward on the road to progress could
not be seen as anything but an
important benefactor.
And third, it converged nicely
with the “Go West” policy. Developing the western region of China
thus became more than a social and
moral imperative. With new rail
connections established to Central
Asia and further on to Europe, the
western region has become central
to the development of this project,
with cities like Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an and Lanzhou now becoming major transit hubs for the Belt
and Road traffic.
More importantly, China has
reinvigorated with the Belt and
Road spirit, the spirit which imbued
the ancient Silk Road with its profound exchange of both goods and
ideas. That was a period of time
during which there was a tremendous exchange of goods — silk, spices, jade and gold.
But there was also an important
transmission of ideas and cultures,
of styles, fashion and music, indeed
one of the first attempts to create an
international dialogue of cultures, a
transmission of different philosophies and outlooks, each enriching
the others in a glorious intellectual
interplay. Along the ancient Silk
Road appeared important centers
of intellectual activity in places like
Samarkand, Bukhara (both in modern-day Uzbekistan) and Alexandria
(in Egypt). The transmission of culture along the Silk Road provided
the basis for the advancement of
culture in Egypt and Greece, leading to the development of European
culture itself, coming out of Greece
and Sicily.
Another aspect of the Belt and
Road agenda has to do with China’s
growing role on the global stage.
Given the tremendous turbulence
characterizing the world situation
The Belt and Road
Initiative is much
more than a framework of economic
cooperation. It is an
alternative philosophy for the interaction of countries ...
in the last decade — the economic
crisis in Europe and in the United
States, the continual deterioration
of the conditions in developing
countries, and the spread of international terrorism, enflamed by the
numerous military interventions by
the US and NATO into various Middle Eastern and North African
countries — the Belt and Road represented a bright light in an otherwise uncertain world. Already it has
created a sense of optimism, not
only in Asia but also in Africa and
Latin America.
The unprecedented success of the
Asian Infrastructure Investment
Bank, which has mobilized the
majority of the world’s population
behind it, has engendered a feeling
that the world can now go forward,
after many years of economic stagnation. The adherence of the BRICS
group to the Belt and Road perspective has largely brought the great
majority of the world’s population
behind the initiative.
The enthusiasm for the Belt and
Road Initiative has been enhanced
by the fact that it was China that
put forward the proposal. China
remains the only developing country which has succeeded, in the
post-Cold War period, to move in
the direction of becoming a moderately prosperous nation. And such
a development by the largest country in the world, demonstrated to
other developing countries that
they too could move from poverty
to prosperity.
In China’s case, this involved a
conscious attempt to “leapfrog”
from the low-wage production that
characterized Chinese production
in the early days of reform and
opening-up to higher-value production. The conscientious striving for
the “cutting-edge” technologies,
including the ambitious Chinese
space program, became a “science
driver” for the Chinese economy.
Countries in Africa and Latin
America gained valuable lessons
from the Chinese experience and
were therefore very open to working with China in advancing their
own prospects. Infrastructure
Specific laws on drones can ensure air safety
Editor’s note: Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have become affordable toys even for ordinary people and thus become a new headache for
flight safety. Recently such drones forced the cancellation of many flights in Chengdu and Chongqing of Southwest China. Two experts explain to China Daily’s Zhang Zhouxiang how to regulate the use of drones so as to prevent them from disrupting flights.
SHI YU / CHINA DAILY
Simplify process to seek
permission to fly drones
The rampant use of UAVs poses
a threat to flights not only in China, but also in other countries. The
number of UAVs increased at such
a fast pace in the United States
that its Federal Aviation Administration introduced a specific regulation in December 2015 which
requires small UAV users to register with the relevant department
using their real names so that they
can be held accountable for violating air safety norms.
This is not to say that China
should copy the US’ example. But
the US measure does offer some
food for thought. China’s existing
domestic laws, too, require UAV
users to apply for permission to fly
the drones. However, since the
procedure of obtaining the permission is so complicated and
public knowledge about these laws
is so poor that many people do not
Only specific laws
and regulations on
UAV and their
strict implementation can effectively
prevent drones
from posing a
threat to flights.
know they need official sanction to
fly drones. Besides, many people
would rather use UAVs on the sly
than apply to seek official permission to do so.
In several cases that UAVs have
posed a threat to air safety, police
have penalized the users according
to the Public
Security Regulation, not the specific laws on the
use of UAVs.
This means the
current laws
Diao Weimin, a regulating the
visiting profes- use of UAVs
need to be
sor in International Aviation improved to
make them exeLaw Institute,
DePaul Univer- cutable.
Therefore, the
sity
procedure to
seek permission
to use UAVs should be made simple so as to encourage more people
to register using their real names
before flying drones, which will
enable the authorities to trace and
hold accountable those who violate the existing laws and regulations. More important, we need a
comprehensive law to specifically
regulate the use of UAVs in order
to meet the actual demands.
capability of initiating the Belt and
Road project with its own financial
institutions, such as China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China, Beijing’s
initiative in establishing the AIIB
in October 2014 represented a new
directionality for the world economy as well as a major boost to
developing countries’ role in the
world economy.
The Belt and Road Initiative is
much more than a framework of
economic cooperation. It is an alternative philosophy for the interaction of countries, indeed, a dialogue
of cultures. And while the Silk Road
spirit imbues the spirit of the Belt
and Road Initiative, it also contains
an element that is characteristically
Chinese and stems from Confucius,
particularly Confucius’ saying: “The
superior man is aware of righteousness, the inferior man is aware of
advantage.” The Belt and Road Initiative at the deepest level is concerned with the question of
“righteousness” in economic affairs,
characterized by Xi’s continual
emphasis on the feature of its “winwin” cooperation.
The author is the Washington
Bureau chief of Executive Intelligence Review. The article is an
excerpt from his article, “The Belt
and Road Initiative: Charting a
New Trajectory for Mankind” in
China International Studies.
Jin Meihua
Build trust to resolve
DPRK nuke issue
E
UAV law violators must
be held accountable
Existing laws and regulations have specific clauses on UAVs, but those
clauses are more like
principles and thus hardly executable. For example, the regulation on the
use of UAVs, which came
into effect last September, says: “When needed,
the user of a UAV should
co-work with the air traffic control department to
evaluate the safety of its
flight”.
But how will a UAV
user decide when he/she
is “needed” to co-work
with the ATC, and how
can air traffic controllers
enforce such a clause?
Partly because of the
lack of details and clarity, the laws and regulations on UAV
management cannot be
well implemented.
Worse, even if someone
is caught illegally flying
a UAV, he/she can only
be fined a few thousand yuan and
detained for a maximum of 15 days. It’s
another matter that
seldom is any UAV
user fined, let alone
being detained, for violating air safety norms.
Besides, there is no
credit record system
for UAV users, and those
compromising the safety
of flights are not
blacklisted, or banned from
using UAVs again. Given these
facts, illegal use of UAVs can be
hardly prevented.
In order to
end the chaos
and restore
order, the
authorities have
to draft a specific law that
makes clear the
Zhang Qihuai,
rights and
lawyer and vice- duties of all UAV
director of the
users. The manaviation branch ufacturers,
of Beijing Law
retailers and
Society
users all should
be regulated,
and clear standards set for the use of different
kinds of UAVs.
The law should also include a
credit record system for UAV
users and those breaking the law
should be forbidden from flying a
UAV for a certain period. Only
specific laws and regulations on
UAV and their strict implementation can effectively prevent drones
from posing a threat to flights.
investment plus an emphasis on
developing science and technology was proving to be the road to
success.
China has made it a priority to
utilize that model in order to help
benefit its neighbors — both near
and far. Investment in infrastructure, in particular transportation
infrastructure, creates the network
for a functioning industrial structure and a flourishing trading pattern, increasing overall productivity
by providing access to wider markets for both agriculture and industry, and quicker turnover and less
travel time for people and goods in
the urban centers.
The Belt and Road Initiative represents much more than simply a
needed development program. It is
a key element in a new model of
governance in the world. The era in
which politics was determined by a
single power is really at an end.
While the US remains militarily the
most powerful country in the world,
new countries have come forward
and taken their place in the world
arena, China being the most striking example. Russia, too, has fought
its way up from the destruction
incurred by the post-Soviet malaise
and dismantlement of key scientific
and industrial structures. And in
spite of its continued difficulties,
India has become a key player in
world politics.
While China has the financial
ven the potential threat
of a military conflict has
not deterred the Democratic People’s Republic
of Korea from pursuing its nuclear program, as it is under the
false impression that nuclear
weapons can ensure its security
instead of realizing they will further isolate it from the international community.
However, on April 13, DPRK
leader Kim Jong-un announced
the completion of a different program: the Ryomyong Street
project in Pyongyang. By doing
so, he sent a message to the outside world that apart from pursuing “nuclear hard power”, it is
also pursuing “nuclear soft power” and “economic development”.
Ryomyong Street is said to have
nearly 5,000 apartments, which
DPRK officials said, would be
allotted for free to educators, scientists, and government officials.
The distribution of the apartments shows that the DPRK
attaches great importance to its
professionals.
Described as “an iconic modern street architecture and a
fairyland” with 70-story, 235-meter-tall residential buildings, and
shops on both sides of the street
lined with LCD TV sets and tablets, Ryomyong Street is seen as a
symbol of the DPRK’s modernization and an important achievement for the Kim Jong-un
government. Also, it is expected
to make Kim remain committed
to developing economy and
improving people’s livelihoods.
Pyongyang had announced
that it will build 100,000 residential housing units, but due to the
DPRK’s economic limitations,
the plan has been downsized to
build a smaller number of apartments for educators, scientists
and government officials.
Due to the successive and
severe UN Security Council sanctions and the closure of the Kaesong Industrial Park (a joint
venture with the Republic of
Korea), the DPRK has been trying to reduce the use of national
resources to advance its nuclear
program and, instead, is paying
equal attention to economic
development. As a result, the
DPRK government has been
making efforts to boost its economy while continuing to pursue
its nuclear program.
The DPRK’s economy, especially its agriculture and foreign
trade, has not come to a standstill and the sectors related to
people’s livelihoods have basically maintained stable development despite the UN sanctions
and last year’s devastating
floods, which were the worst in a
century.
Pyongyang has launched some
The DPRK nuclear
issue can be resolved
only through the
efforts and cooperation of the international community and
other stakeholders
that respect Pyongyang’s concerns.
economic reforms by, for example, introducing a responsibility
system and establishing more
than 20 economic development
zones. It has also developed a
more tolerant attitude toward
the market, adding vigor to people’s livelihoods.
But since the DPRK remains
more or less isolated from the
international community, it will
encounter huge difficulties in
boosting its economy, especially
because it is banned from exporting its mineral resources, which
in turn will prevent it from
amassing the funds needed for
conducting new nuclear tests.
And although the DPRK has
made great efforts to reduce its
dependence on imports, it cannot realize economic self-reliance and self-sufficiency by
remaining isolated from the rest
of the world.
Increasing economic hardship,
however, may prompt the DPRK
to again resort to a military-first
approach and expedite its nuclear weapons’ program, which will
further increase its economic
burden and worsen people’s livelihoods.
The Korean Peninsula is growing to be a powder keg, which,
once ignited, will rob Northeast
Asia of its hard-won economic
prosperity. The DPRK nuclear
issue can be resolved only
through the efforts and cooperation of the international community and other stakeholders that
respect Pyongyang’s concerns.
The international community
therefore should gradually build
trust with the DPRK through dialogue and economic cooperation,
while prompting Pyongyang to
abandon its nuclear program in
phases, in order to maintain
peace and stability in the region.
The author is a researcher at the
Northeast Asia Studies Institute
at Jilin Academy of Social Sciences.
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WORLD
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
CHINA DAILY » CHINADAILY.COM.CN/WORLD
Seoul needs a more
constructive policy
BEIJING — The Republic of
Korea will have a new president
after Tuesday’s election. Amid
increasing tension on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul is more
than ready for a positive leadership that underlines a return to
the previous pro-peace policy
toward the Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea.
Whoever the new leader will
be, he or she should learn from
the misjudgments of former
president Park Geun-hye,
whose term ended in disgrace
over her corruption charges,
and reflect on the decision to let
in the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system,
which has placed national security in jeopardy and soured
relations with major neighbors.
It is a relief to see the promise of Moon Jae-in, the frontrunner from the Democratic
Party, to resume the “Sunshine
Policy” of engagement with
Pyongyang. The policy, pursued by his mentor and
ex-president Roh Moo-hyun
earlier this century, had once
enabled the Seoul-Pyongyang
rapprochement and secured
regional peace and prosperity.
Besides improving the
national economy, the top priority of the new president is to
cool down current tensions on
the peninsula with concrete
measures, and draft a way out
of the country’s diplomatic
deadlock in Northeast Asia.
Over the past a few years, it
has been a challenge for some
politicians in Seoul to transcend myopia and immobilism, and put national security
in a larger picture.
Instead of making the ROK
a positive factor when it comes
Briefly
UNITED STATES
Climate change
meeting delayed
The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting
to discuss whether the
United States should withdraw from the landmark
international climate deal
struck in Paris under president Barack Obama’s
administration. This is the
second time a meeting of
top aides on the issue has
been delayed. The Paris
accord, signed by nearly
200 nations in 2015, was
never ratified by the Senate
due to the staunch oppositions of Republicans.
to promoting regional stability, the country’s conservative
forces have acted otherwise.
Their preference to conduct
annual military drills with the
United States, which have carried an incremental note of
intimidation against its northern neighbor, reinforced
Pyongyang’s sense of insecurity, prompting more rhetoric
and countermeasures from it.
Direct threat
As for the THAAD missile
system, however valid Seoul’s
reason to deploy it may sound,
the system definitely poses a
direct threat to China’s strategic interests and security.
Seoul has been paying the
price — eroded mutual trust
and a hampered prospect for
economic cooperation — for
stabbing Beijing in the back
when China is trying to make
dialogue possible.
Given all these challenges,
the country deserves a president with strong leadership
skills who will make the peninsula more, instead of less,
secure and stable.
Seoul’s eagerness to defend
its security has its reasons, but
patience and vision count
more when there is no quick
or easy fix to the crisis.
It would be advisable that
the next leader respond positively to China’s proposal to
resume dialogue — Pyongyang suspends its nuclear program in exchange for the halt
of US-ROK military exercises
— something the previous
ROK leaders have failed to do
in the past 10 years.
XINHUA
Laughing matter
FRANCE
Russian servicewomen march during a Tuesday parade marking the World War II victory in Moscow.
SERGEI KARPUKHIN / REUTERS
Putin urges world to fight
terror at victory parade
Annual celebration held to mark
defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned the country could
defeat any aggressors but
insisted that the world come
together to fight terrorism as
Moscow marked 72 years
since victory in World War II.
Soldiers and military hardware paraded across Red
Square in Moscow as the
country held its annual pompfilled celebration of the defeat
of Nazi Germany in 1945.
“The lessons of past war
force us to remain alert and
the armed forces of Russia
are capable of warding off
any potential aggression,”
Putin said as he presided over
the parade.
“Today life itself requires us
to increase our defensive
capability, but for an effective
fight against terrorism,
extremism, neo-Nazism and
other threats it is necessary to
consolidate the whole international community.”
The president insisted that
Russia was “open for such
cooperation” and that Moscow would “always be on the
side of the forces of peace and
with those who choose the
path of equal partnership”.
Under Putin, celebrations
of the Soviet Union’s
immense sacrifice in World
War II have become a rallying
point for Russian society.
“This monstrous tragedy
was not prevented primarily
because the criminal ideology of racial superiority was
tolerated, because of the disunity of the world’s leading
countries,” Putin said.
There is no, there
was no, and there
will be no force
that can conquer
our people.”
Vladimir Putin,
Russian president
“There is no, there was no,
and there will be no force that
can conquer our people,” he
said.
“We will never forget that
the freedom of Europe and
long-awaited peace across
the planet was won namely
by our fathers, grandfathers
and great-grandfathers.”
The Victory Day military
parade is also a major chance
for the government to showcase Russia’s military might
as the country has poured
vast sums into bolstering its
forces.
Tuesday’s parade was the
first time Russia had showcased its Tor-M and Pantsir SA
air defense systems, painted
in the white and black colors
of the country’s Arctic forces.
Also on display were columns of troops, tanks and
Russia’s Yars intercontinental
ballistic missile system.
In a hiccup, however, organizers said they were forced
to cancel the traditional flyby
of helicopters and warplanes
over Red Square due “adverse
weather conditions” as heavy
clouds covered Moscow.
As soldiers paraded in cities across the country, Moscow’s forces at the Hmeimim
air base in Syria also held a
ceremony.
XINHUA—AFP—REUTERS
Man, young girl missing in Quebec flooding
People celebrate World Laughter Day at a park in Mumbai, India, on
Sunday. The festival takes place on the first Sunday of May every
year. KUNAL PATIL / HINDUSTAN TIMES VIA GETTY IMAGES
IMF warns Asia of
aging population
TOKYO — The International
Monetary Fund called on
Asian economies to learn from
Japan’s experience and act early to cope with rapidly aging
populations, warning that
parts of the region risk “getting
old before becoming rich”.
Asia has enjoyed substantial
demographic dividends in the
past decades, but the growing
number of elderly is set to create a demographic “tax” on
growth, the IMF said in its economic outlook report for the
Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday.
“Adapting to aging could be
especially challenging for
Asia, as populations living at
relatively low per capita
income levels in many parts of
the region are rapidly becoming old,” the report said. “Some
countries in Asia are getting
old before becoming rich.”
The population growth rate is
projected to fall to zero for Asia
by 2050 and the share of working-age people — now at its
peak — will decline over the
comingdecades,thereportsaid.
The share of the population
aged 65 and older will increase
rapidly and reach close to twoand-a-half times the current
level by 2050, it said.
That means demographics
could subtract 0.1 percentage
points from annual global
growth over the next three
decades, it said.
The challenges are huge for
Japan, which faces both an
aging and shrinking population. Its labor force shrank by
more than 7 percent in the past
two decades, the IMF said.
The high percentage of its citizens living on pensions may be
behind Japan’s excess savings
and low investment, which are
weighing on growth and
blamedinpartforkeepinginflation below the Bank of Japan’s 2
percent target, the report said.
“Japan’s experience highlights how demographic headwinds can adversely impact
growth, inflation dynamics
and the effectiveness of monetary policy,” it said.
The IMF called on Asian
nations to learn from Japan’s
experience and deal with demographic headwinds early,
such as by introducing credible fiscal consolidation plans,
boosting female and elderly
labor force participation, and
revamping social safety nets.
REUTERS—XINHUA
MONTREAL, Quebec —
Debris-filled choppy waters on
Monday kept divers from
searching for a toddler and her
stepfather who were swept
away in a swollen Quebec river
as the military battled to protect the flooded province.
Quebec was in the grip of
historic flooding, forcing
more than 1,500 people in 146
communities to flee their
homes, officials said. Canada’s federal government has
deployed 1,650 troops and
250,000 sandbags to the
inundated province, the officials said.
Montreal, Quebec’s largest
city, and several other municipalities have declared a state
of emergency.
“It’s a serious situation, but
people should know that
every level of government is
pulling together seamlessly
to do everything necessary to
keep Canadians safe,” Ralph
Goodale, public safety minister, told reporters in Ottawa.
The man and 2-year-old
girl were swept away after
their car swerved into the
Sainte-Anne River, a tributary of the Saint Lawrence
River in the province’s eastern Gaspe region, on Sunday
evening, a Quebec police
spokesman said.
The man, the girl and the
child’s mother had climbed
onto the roof of the vehicle
but choppy waters flipped the
car over, sending all three
into the water, Sergeant
Claude Doiron said.
The woman hung onto a
branch, escaped, then was
taken to the hospital. She was
discharged from the hospital
on Sunday evening but her
husband and toddler were
swept away and remained
missing as of Monday afternoon, police said.
About 30 police officers and
real indication of being British, followed by an affection
for queuing (33 percent), the
country’s sense of humor (29
percent) and barbecuing in
the rain (13 percent).
While a quarter of respondents believed manners
were still a virtue, 19 percent
felt Britons have become a
bunch of moaners.
The English language was
cited as the thing British people were most proud of giving to the world (23 percent),
Paris police on Tuesday
evacuated a tent camp
where some 1,000
migrants, mostly from
Afghanistan and Sudan,
were living in squalid conditions. Police moved in at
dawn to remove the
migrants, camped between
major access roads into
the capital. The settlement
was located just meters
from a new refugee transit
center set up by Paris city
authorities late last year to
take asylum seekers off the
streets but which has limited space available.
IRAN
Death toll in mine
blast rises to 42
Iranian state TV said that
search crews have found
seven more bodies at the
site of a coal mine explosion last week, bringing
the total death toll in the
incident to 42. Tuesday’s
report quotes Reza Morovati, an official in the Golestan government, as saying
that the bodies have been
taken to “forensics experts
for identification”. He also
said it’s possible that one
miner remains trapped
inside the coal mine.
NORWAY
2,000 reindeer to
be killed, govt says
The government on Monday authorized the slaughter of a herd of 2,000
reindeer in a bid to eradicate a brain-destroying disease, after several cases were
detected in the country for
the first time in Europe. The
wasting disease, a cousin of
mad cow disease, causes
deer brains to turn spongy,
leading the animal to lose
weight and die.
AUSTRALIA
Polar bear cub
dies at Sea World
Soldiers wait to evacuate residents in a flooded area in
Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday. CHRIS WATTIE / REUTERS
firefighters patrolled the river
banks as the severe weather
made it impossible to use helicopters. Divers headed to the
scene on Monday afternoon
but conditions were expected
to be too harsh for them to
enter the water, Doiron said.
Approximately 60 millime-
ters of rain fell in eastern
Ontario and western Quebec
late last week.
Canadian Prime Minister
visited a flooded community
on Sunday, and helped to fill
sandbagsinhishomeprovince.
XINHUA—REUTERS
Survey reveals greatest features of Britain
LONDON — Big Ben,
Buckingham Palace and the
Beatles are three of the things
people identify as Britain’s
greatest features, a survey
released on Monday has
revealed.
Queuing in the rain, outdoor barbecues and the
weather also made the list.
The research also revealed
that Britain prides itself on an
eclectic mix of habits. Nearly
half (47 percent) felt that talking about the weather was a
Hundreds cleared
from tent camp
followed by Shakespeare,
penicillin, the royal family,
football and the full English
breakfast.
Simon Norton from holiday
company
Cottages.com,
which commissioned the
research, said: “Although we
often poke fun at ourselves,
it’s clear that as a nation we
are distinctly proud of our traditions and the characteristics
which define us as a country.
“In addition to the monarchy, our history and culture
A female polar bear born
at Sea World on Australia’s
Gold Coast has died after
just nine days, media said
on Tuesday. Staff at the
theme park are “taking it
very, very hard as you can
imagine”, a statement said.
The tragedy reportedly
occurred on Saturday
night when staff discovered the cub was not getting enough milk.
INDIA
Junk food banned
in school canteens
were highlighted as the
things which really ‘sell’ us
as a place to visit.”
Voted the top 10 best British sights were Stonehenge,
the Lake District, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Edinburgh Castle, the White Cliffs
of Dover, the Tower of London, London Eye, Windsor
Castle and the country’s
highest mountain, Ben Nevis
in Scotland.
The western state of Maharashtra has become the
first in the country to
impose a ban on the sale of
junk food in school canteens. A Maharashtra government resolution said
that potato chips, noodles,
carbonated soft drinks,
pizzas, burgers, cakes, biscuits, buns and pastries
can’t be sold in the canteens of government
schools across the state.
XINHUA
AP—XINHUA—AFP
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CHINA DAILY » CHINADAILY.COM.CN/BUSINESS Wednesday, May 10, 2017
CGN deepens ties
with Kazakhstan
Company to take
advantage of
opportunities
from Belt & Road
By ZHENG XIN
[email protected]
The uranium subsidiary of
China General Nuclear Power
Corp, the country’s largest
nuclear operator, is looking to
expand nuclear fuel supply
deals
with
Kazakhstan,
including uranium exploration, trade, nuclear fuel pellets
and component processing.
It has also vowed to further
explore the high-tech component-processing field, and
take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Belt and
Road Initiative.
According to Yu Zhiping,
general manager of the company’s uranium subsidiary
CGN Uranium Resources Co
Ltd, the nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Kazakhstan, a
joint venture between KazAtomProm and CGN, is under
construction and on schedule,
and is expected to be operational by 2019.
“The fuel will be supplied
mostly to CGN projects at
home and abroad. China and
Kazakhstan will seek third
party markets as well,” Yu said
at a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
“The fuel will also be supplied to Kazakhstan’s planned
nuclear plant, and in the
expansion of cooperation with
Kazakhstan in both uranium
production and fuel assembly.”
Being the first uranium
mining project invested overseas, the Semizbay mine
project in Kazakhstan has not
only helped secure CGN’s uranium assets abroad, but also
helped the company gain
experience in the operation
and management of uranium
overseas, said Yu.
According to Tan Jiansheng,
CGN’s vice-general manager,
CGN has business in 20 countries and revenue from overseas accounts for more than
20 percent of its total.
Kazakhstan is the world’s
leading uranium producer,
accounting for 39 percent of
output in 2015, and KazAtomProm has said it aims to supply up to one-third of the
world fuel fabrication market
by 2030.
CGN has been seeking more
uranium resources globally,
and has secured uranium projects in countries such as
Namibia, Kazakhstan and
Australia.
Last year, CGN paid $63.78
million for a nearly 20 percent
stake in Canada’s Fission Uranium Corp.
A report on China’s power
utilities M&A trends, by
Bloomberg Intelligence by
Joseph Jacobelli and Charles
Shum, revealed that domestic
and overseas M&As by Chinese electric power utilities
are expected to accelerate in
the next few quarters thanks
to financial strength and policy support.
CGN, China’s leading listed
power developer by market
value, has also been focusing
on uranium assets in Australia, it said.
According to Jacobelli,
many businesses are keen to
invest overseas, motivated in
part by China’s national power
glut, the result of new capacity
outstripping demand.
“Being the world’s fifthlargest nuclear operator, CGN
has witnessed impressive performances in nuclear power,
nuclear fuel, nuclear power
station digital instrument
control and clean energy sectors taking advantage of the
Belt and Road Initiative,” Tan
said.
“The company has become
the biggest investor in Ireland,
the biggest independent power generator in Bangladesh
and Egypt, the biggest foreign
direct investor in Malaysia. It
had also involved in the biggest physical investment
project in Africa.”
Firm invites French, UK officials
China General Nuclear Power Corp said it plans to invite
representatives of French utility
EDF and the British government for an on-site visit to
CGN’s under-construction
Fangchenggang plant in the
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous
region in southern China.
The visit to the Hualong One
demonstration power unit is an
attempt to make them better
understand China’s domestically developed third-generation reactor, said Mao Qing, the
project manager at CGN,
responsible for assessment of
the Hualong One project.
According to Tan Jiansheng,
CGN’s vice-general manager,
the company’s investment in
Britain, including Hinkley Point
C in Somerset, Bradwell power
station in Essex and a power
station at Sizewell in Suffolk,
marks China’s shift from a
nuclear technology importer to
an exporter.
CGN used to send staff to
France for nuclear technology
training, and now it is building
nuclear stations together with
France in Great Britain.
The company has signed
memorandums of understanding with more than 20 countries on nuclear cooperation,
and will focus on the markets in
Central and Eastern Europe,
Southeast Asia, the Middle East
and Africa to further boost its
global presence.
Auto sales fail to rev up in April
By LI FUSHENG
[email protected]
China’s passenger car market in April continued the
lackluster performance seen
in the first quarter, further
denting the confidence of
automotive industry players.
Sales of sedans, SUVs,
MPVs and minivans totaled
1.69 million units in the
month, a 1.7 percent fall from
the same month last year, statistics from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
Sales so far this year totaled
7.27 million, a 1.4 percent dip
year-on-year. The fall could
have been steeper without
SUVs, whose sales grew 17.2
percent in the same period. It
was the only growing segment in the first four months
of the year, while other segments fell, ranging from 8.1
percent to 32.3 percent.
The poor sales have forced
the association to cut its esti-
China’s automobile sales
Sales
Unit: million
2.77
3.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
1.0
0.5
0.0
2016 Oct Nov Dec 2017 Feb March April
Sept
Jan
Change
25
unit: % y-o-y
22.8
20
15
10
5
0
-5
-10
2016 Oct Nov Dec 2017 Feb March April
Sept
Jan
Source: Wind Information
CHINA DAILY
director of consulting firm
Automotive Foresight, said
the Shanghai auto show last
month probably also played a
role. “Some potential buyers
may have kept their money
because they wanted to see
what automakers would offer
in the coming months.”
Faced
with
negative
growth, carmakers were
reducing their stocks as part
of a strategy to alleviate car
dealers’ worries about the
market.
Statistics from the China
Passenger Car Association
showed the sales in April were
1.72 million, down from 2.09
million in March, and 1.78
million from the same period
last year.
However, Cui does not
expect the move to have any
immediate impact on sales.
He was echoed by Lang
Xuehong, a deputy secretarygeneral of the China Automobile Dealers Association.
“Considering the sales so
far, dealers will have a lot of
pressure to catch up soon,”
said Lang.
Report: Home market may further diverge
By WU YIYAO in Shanghai
[email protected]
Fu Chengqiu, president of Piraeus Container Terminal SA, inspects
operations at Piraeus port in Athens, Greece, on Monday. XINHUA
Aegean Sea for a week. Piraeus
port will see more than 2,000
Chinese tourists board the
cruise in May, according to the
group’s headquarters in
Shanghai.
Other facilities such as new
docks to build ships and offshore engineering facilities,
as well as new parking areas,
will help Greece improve its
manufacturing capabilities
and build Piraeus into a
major vehicle transfer terminal for the Mediterranean
region.
But Piraeus’ route to success
has not been a smooth one.
Some reservations were ini-
mate of the year’s growth to 5
percent year-on-year from 6.5
percent at the end of last year.
In contrast, the passenger car
market in 2016 saw 18 percent
growth year-on-year.
“Under such circumstances, we had to adjust the estimate, as April’s performance
was unexpected for us,” said
Cui Dongshu, the association’s secretary-general, on
Tuesday.
“It is known to every one
that the tax incentive is having its impact on the market,
but we had expected car sales
to return to a reasonable level
after the first quarter, but
unfortunately they did not.”
He said that growing interest in the property market,
especially in smaller cities, is
one factor to blame for this.
“Everyone believes house prices are rising and it is already
a pattern that people buy
houses before they buy cars.”
Yale Zhang, managing
ZHENG XIN
COSCO, Greek firm transform
Piraeus port into ‘shining star’
ATHENS/BEIJING — In the
years since China COSCO
Shipping Corp Ltd’s arrival at
Piraeus, the image of Greece’s
largest port has changed dramatically.
Greek and Chinese workers
are continuing to work hard to
realize their vision to transform Piraeus into a “shining
star” of the industry, said Tassos Vamvakidis, a manager of
Piraeus Container Terminal
SA, COSCO Shipping’s subsidiary at Piraeus.
Chinese investors initially
took over the upgrading and
management of Pier II and III
for a period of 35 years, while
last year COSCO Shipping also
acquired the majority stake in
Piraeus Port Authority which
manages Pier I.
“There is no comparison
between now and then,” Vamvakidis said. In 2010, container handling at Piraeus totaled
880,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, and in 2016, it
reached 3.74 million TEUs.
And the port’s function has
been further diversifying.
More than 200 Chinese tourists boarded cruise Celestyal
Olympia at the port late last
month to travel to Santorini
island.
The cruise sailed around the
A visitor at the auto show in Shanghai in April. In the first four months of this year, auto sales in the country stood at 7.27 million, a drop
of 1.4 percent year-on-year. YIN LIQIN / FOR CHINA DAILY
tially expressed in sections of
Greek society about the investment, amid concerns that it
would do little to alleviate the
serious unemployment problem in Greece.
COSCO Shipping said its
investment in Piraeus creates
jobs and is helping to invigorate the Greek economy. The
development of logistics platforms for combined transport
and value-added services at
the port will create even bigger opportunities for Greece
and its economy, Vamvakidis
said.
XINHUA-CHINA DAILY
Real estate markets in big
and small cities will further
diverge this year, with big cities likely to use more financing tools to curb speculation,
said a report published on
Tuesday.
The blue paper on the development of real estate, issued
by the Institute for Urban and
Environmental Studies of the
Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences, said investment in
real estate development
reached 10 trillion yuan ($1.45
trillion) in 2016, a record high
and a year-on-year increase of
6.9 percent.
Real estate markets in key
cities and lower-tier cities will
further diverge, as top-tier cities are likely to take more
measures against speculation
when new supplies are limited, while lower-tier cities will
continue to struggle to reduce
inventories, the report said.
Risk management in cities
with already high housing
prices is a priority for policymakers along with reducing
stocks in third- and fourthtier cities, said Wang Yeqiang,
a major contributor to the
blue paper and a researcher.
“Demand for home loans,
under such conditions, is likely to decline. Growth in home
loans will slow, and lending
rates are likely to rebound. In
some cities, lending to homebuyers is likely to be further
tightened,” said Wang.
$1.45
trillion
investment in real estate
development in 2016
In Beijing, several banks
have increased the lending
rate up to 20 percent more
than the benchmark rate for
buyers of second homes since
May 1, according to leju.com,
a real estate trading information platform.
Residential property agency Homelink is reported to
have closed some 300 outlets
in Beijing as transactions
decline in Beijing.
In Shanghai, more than 30
small property agencies have
suspended their business due
to the decline in transactions
in preowned homes.
Tian Linbo, a Shanghaibased property agent, said:
“Tightened financing for
home buyers has led to a
decline in transactions, particularly
for
preowned
homes.”
For some cities with lackluster transactions, developers said they expect average
sales prices may drop, and
their projects’ value may
shrink in the next few
months.
Zhuang Qiange in Beijing
contributed to this story.
China Tower plans to go public in HK
By MA SI
[email protected]
China Tower Corp, a joint
venture handling the telecom
tower assets of the mainland’s
top three mobile carriers, is
expected to generate a profit
this year, and it aims to go
public in Hong Kong this year
or in the first half of next year.
Wang Xiaochu, chairman
of China United Network
Communications Ltd, which
owns 28.1 percent of China
Tower, revealed the news on
Tuesday.
“As a shareholder, we are
expected to see good profits
from China Tower this year,”
Wang said at an investor conference in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
China Tower confirmed to
China Daily on Tuesday that it
plans to list in Hong Kong in
the fourth quarter of 2017 or
in the first half of next year.
But it is still not clear whether
the company will also be listed on the Chinese mainland
stock market.
The Beijing-based company is a key pilot project for
China to restructure Stateowned enterprises and to give
the market a greater role in
allocating resources.
In 2016, China Tower
recorded 575 million yuan
($83.26 million) in losses, but
its revenue grew 428 percent
year-on-year to 54.4 billion
yuan.
China Unicom is also pushing forward mixed ownership
reform to find new growth
engines.
“We are talking with 10
ministries to accelerate the
reform process,” Wang said,
adding that the State-owned
company is likely to give core
employees shares and hopes
the reform can help it operate independently in a real
sense.
China Unicom is the country’s second-largest mobile
carrier by subscribers. It is
locked in stiff competition
with China Mobile Communications Corp and China Telecom Corp.
The company is working
extensively with internet
giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd
and Baidu Inc in telecom services, information infrastructure and other emerging
businesses.
“By teaming up with Tencent to promote data traffic
packages, we have added 20
million subscribers within six
months,” Wang said. “Internet partners can complement
our shortcomings in retailing
channels.”
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 CHINA DAILY
What’s news
strengthening, not weakening, the rules
that govern international trade.”
Suits you, dear
Indonesia to hold
festival in Shanghai
Indonesia is scheduled to hold a week-long
festival to further promote national trade,
tourism and investment in Shanghai from
May 20 to May 26, a senior official said on
Monday. The festival, called 2017 Inafest
Indonesia Week, will be held in Shanghai’s
landmark building of Oriental Pearl Tower,
to showcase Indonesian products, various
national food, cultural attractions and a
photo exhibition of the nation’s prominent
destinations, Foreign Marketing Tourism
Deputy Minister I Gde Pitana said. Pitana’s
deputy for the Asia-Pacific region, Vincensius Jemadu said the tourism ministry has
prepared all materials, including the booth
and cultural attraction performers, to take
part in the upcoming festival.
GOVT AND POLICIES
Regulator tightens
collateral management
China’s top banking regulator has told commercial banks to strengthen management
over loan collateral to contain financial
risks. Aware of some management irregularities in some commercial banks, the China Banking Regulatory Commission made
specific demands concerning classification,
evaluation and collateral rate determination in a guideline released on Monday.
Commercial banks should make detailed
categorization of collateral, while the catalog of acceptable collaterals should be
updated at least once a year, according to
the CBRC. The regulator also ordered banks
to revalue collateral at least once a year, and
the ceiling of collateral rates should be
adjusted in accordance with business
cycles, risk profiles and market condition.
COMPANIES AND MARKETS
Yuan weakens 90 basis
points against US dollar
The central parity rate of the renminbi, or
the yuan, weakened 90 basis points to
6.9037 against the US dollar on Tuesday,
according to the China Foreign Exchange
Trade System. In China’s spot foreign
exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise
or fall by 2 percent from the central parity
rate each trading day. The central parity rate
of the yuan against the US dollar is based on
a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.
Mobility giant Didi
rolls out bilingual service
Chinese on-demand mobility giant Didi
Chuxing announced on Monday the launch
of bilingual functions on its app in Beijing,
Shanghai and Guangzhou to serve foreigners
Two customers try a virtual fitting room at a department store in Nanjing, capital of
Jiangsu province. SU YANG / FOR CHINA DAILY
as part of the company’s globalization strategy. Users in the three cities will have access to
an English language interface upon installing or upgrading the latest version of the
Didi app. The bilingual functions will be
rolled out to other Chinese cities over time,
according to the company statement. The
app also enables real-time, in-app instant
text messaging translation between English
and Chinese for the three major ride-hailing
services on Didi’s platform. Users will also
have access to bilingual customer service
support via email and phone.
tial (of digital future), including new talents; startups, venture capitalists and
corporates, and organizations. Some of the
topics we focus on include connectivity,
smart mobility and autonomous driving.”
Porsche to open
Silicon Valley office
Mexico, European Union
to wrap up FTA talks
Porsche Digital GmbH, a wholly owned
subsidiary of German automaker Porsche
AG, is opening an office in Santa Clara, a
city in Silicon Valley. Thilo Koslowski, managing director of Porsche Digital, said in a
statement that “the car is the ultimate
mobile device of the future, and the future
is being written in Silicon Valley. This
means it is particularly important to be
right next door to leading IT companies in
the USA, as this allows us to identify trends
early and invest in new technologies at the
right time.” Headquartered in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany, Porsche Digital
said on its website that it is engaging with
“those who can help us build on this poten-
Mexico and the European Union are
expected to wrap up by the end of this year
negotiations for a new free trade agreement to replace the one signed over 17
years ago, officials from the two sides
announced on Monday. In a joint news
conference, Mexican Economy Minister
Ildefonso Guajardo and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said both
sides were committed to reaching a deal.
The two sides have “agreed to accelerate
the pace of negotiations even further,” said
Malmstrom. Referring to the anti-trade
sentiment in some countries, the EU’s
envoy said: “We want to send a clear signal
to the world about the importance of
AROUND THE WORLD
Bangladesh earns $29b
from exports in 10 months
Bangladesh’s total goods export income in
the first 10 months of the current fiscal year
ending next month grew about 4 percent
year-on-year to nearly $29 billion, an official said. The Export Promotion Bureau
official told Xinhua that the country earned
a total of $28.7 billion from exports during
July-April compared to $27.6 billion in the
same period a year earlier. Bangladesh
shipped goods worth $2.78 billion in April,
the 10th month of the current fiscal year
2016-17, which was about 3.49 percent higher than the same month a year ago.
BiH exports up 17.4
percent in first quarter
Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina
(BiH) amounted to 2.489 billion convertible marks ($1.398 billion) in the first quarter of this year, registering a year-on-year
increase of 17.4 percent, official data
revealed. According to data from BiH’s
Agency for Statistics, imports in the same
period reached 3.976 billion convertible
marks, up 12.7 percent compared with the
same period of last year. The European
Union is the most important trade partner
for BiH. Exports to EU countries amounted
to 1.817 billion convertible marks in the first
quarter of this year, up 13.4 percent yearon-year, while imports from the EU
amounted to 2.457 billion convertible
marks, up 12.8 percent year on year.
CHINA DAILY-AGENCIES
Tourism to
Lithuania
grows fast
By MA CHENGUANG
[email protected]
Bordering the Baltic Sea, Lithuanians
praise their own “land of amber”, which
they say sits in the geographic center of
Europe and is a relatively undiscovered gem
of the continent.
Or in the words of Olga Goncarova, from
Lithuania’s State Department of Tourism,
her compact and stylish nation has many
things to offer: a safe environment, cultural
relics, dense forestry in lush nature
reserves, in addition to high-quality services at affordable prices.
Goncarova said her country is a “pure and
clear” place, a natural attraction for wanderlust Chinese. She said they showed their growing appreciation and interest by paying 12,000
visits last year to the country of 3 million people, up 25 percent on the previous year.
She says Chinese, who made 122 million
outbound visits internationally last year and
spent a total of $109.8 billion, are considered
“one of the fastest growing long-haul markets
for incoming tourism” for Lithuania.
Amid this growing Chinese interest,
Lithuania’s ambassador to China said her
country wants to see more mainland tourists in the future.
Speaking in Beijing on Monday, Ina Marciulionyte vowed to facilitate more promotional events and increase the number of
visa centers (from the current six) in China,
aiming to lure more Chinese visitors to the
Baltic state.
The Lithuanian State Department of
Tourism helped her call by sending English
and Chinese-speaking officials and tourism
operators to China on Monday, who told
audiences in Beijing and Shanghai that
their land is worthy of a visit.
ViktorijaRaugaitefromAmberTourspromised listeners in Beijing they could offer group
and individual tours, escorted tours, tailormade programs and weekend packages, with
the motto “our focus is our client.”
Zhang Min from the China Tourism Association called his visit to Lithuania in January “quite impressive” and offering
“fabulous” views, but added that the Lithuanians needed to do more to lure more Chinese visitors, especially the young. Zhang
said this could include more promotions and
better methods of payment such as Alipay.
Focus | BUSINESS 15
CHINA DAILY Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Manufacturing at new heights
By ZHU WENQIAN
Riding late-mover advantages, COMAC changes the game of jet-making
Guests vie to take photos of the C919 after its successful maiden test flight and landing at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Friday.
By ZHU WENQIAN
[email protected]
The C919 is not just the first
homegrown Chinese passenger jet, it is the nation’s first
large plane with intellectual
property rights.
Besides international standards, it boasts a global sourcing model akin to that of
Boeing Co and Airbus Group
SE.
Global sourcing is believed
to raise production efficiency
and save on costs. But manufacturers retain control over
key technologies.
The C919 also boasts several
significant technical breakthroughs. Intense research
and development process preceded its making. For example, it uses a large amount of
composite materials.
“A lot of people said that
China only built the shell for
the C919. This is a misunderstanding. Ensemble is one of
the core technologies of large
aircraft manufacturing. It’s
also a great difficulty for the
aviation
manufacturing
industry,” Ye Wei, executive
director and president of
COMAC America Corporation, told Xinhua.
“The breakthrough of aircraft integration technology
marks a great progress that
China has made in the aviation sector.”
Ye said that in order to
achieve international standards, the C919 adopted global
Engineers test the windshield of the C919 at a facility in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
cooperation. Its engine, avionics system, as well as flight
control system, are manufactured by many joint ventures
and wholly owned entities in
Europe and the United States.
Its suppliers include international majors such as General Electric Aviation and
Honeywell Aerospace.
“Internationalized business
development requires global
cooperation, and international procurement is a necessary
path,” he said. “From this perspective, the C919 creates values for the global enterprises,
and it bears hope from around
the world,” Ye told Xinhua.
In fact, it is a common practice for the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry
to rely on suppliers and component makers from around
the world.
Wang Yanan, editor-inchief of Aerospace Knowledge
magazine, said the design and
manufacture of large aircraft
require integration of complex systems, and China
serves as the host and the top
designer.
“For the C919, China made
specific technical requirements regarding the subsystems, and some international
suppliers need to upgrade
Baosteel switches gears,
lands big deal from COMAC
By MENG FANBIN in Beijing
and WU YIYAO in Shanghai
On Friday, when COMAC’s
C919, China’s first homebuilt passenger plane, took
off from, and then landed
safely at, Shanghai Pudong
International Airport, it not
only completed its first test
flight
successfully
but
marked a major milestone
for the Shanghai-based Baosteel Special Steel Co Ltd.
For, the C919 used landing
gear made by Baosteel Special Steel, also known as Baosteel, which is now the first
Chinese supplier of such
hardware for passenger jets.
“It is the first time that the
300M steel researched and
produced by the company is
used in the production of
landing gear in China and it
shows we have made a
breakthrough in this sector,”
said Zhao Suwu, a senior
engineer from Baosteel Special Steel.
“Baosteel Special Steel’s
landing gear improves greatly China’s steel and high-end
special steel metallurgy
expertise, which has been
recognized globally,” said
Yang Zhiyong, director of the
Special Steel Institute, which
is part of the Iron and Steel
Research Institute.
It also marks the first global foray of Chinese makers of
high-end special steel and
high-end aviation parts,
Yang said.
Landing gear, being the
largest and heaviest steel
part of an aircraft, is critical
as the whole weight of a
plane rests on it and it
should be able to withstand
strong impact during landing.
Special steel that is used to
make landing gear is difficult to produce. Standards
are exacting to ensure the
hardware’s stability, impact
resistance and fatigue resistance, Zhao said.
The amount of home-made
alloy used in the C919 is not
much because Chinese special steel and alloy makers’
research, quality control and
cost control processes are
not as mature as foreign
competitors’, according to a
report in China Metallurgical News.
“Steel accounts for only
about 10 percent of the whole
weight of the jet, so as to
reduce weight and save energy. Most of the materials in
the plane are alloys and nonmetals,” said Yang.
Baosteel Special Steel and
Fushun Special Steel Shares
Co Ltd, in Liaoning province,
are the only two certified
domestic steel suppliers for
jumbo aircraft, compared
with four foreign players,
including India’s Tata Group
and US major Carpenter
Technology Corp.
However, COMAC’s decision to use Baosteel Special
Steel’s landing gear is bound
to help develop China’s aviation steel segment.
After 60 trials for industrial-scale production, the company has developed a
homegrown process spanning the whole chain for special steel manufacturing
technology for the C919, said
Zhao. The research and
development process lasted
more than seven years, she
said.
Over the years, China’s
steelmakers
had
been
blocked from becoming qualified suppliers to aircraft
makers and hence have been
eager for their big break in
the aviation steel segment.
HBIS Group Co Ltd provides high-end steel materials for the die forging
machine that makes the C919
landing gear. COMAC’s component platform uses modular design, which means each
LIU KUN / XINHUA
their systems to adapt to the
C919 aircraft,” he said.
“The design and assembly
themselves constitute a key
technology, which involves
dynamics, aerodynamics and
others. There aren’t many
developing countries that can
come up with a plan and
achieve it.”
Wang said China now has
the capability to manufacture
passenger aircraft fully by
itself. But the manufacturing
period will get longer, and it
will be difficult to control the
market.
When the C919 project was
launched, its maker COMAC
Global suppliers seek
to fly high with C919
FANG ZHE / XINHUA
aimed to develop a commercial airplane that will adapt to
the global market, instead of
labeling the aircraft a madein-China product, which is an
old-fashioned concept.
Meanwhile, Boeing and Airbus are keen to cooperate with
COMAC, to take advantage of
the opportunities and talent in
China. They hope to tap into
the local market. Several hundreds of international partners are also benefiting from
the development of the C919
project.
Liu Shaoyong, chairman of
China Eastern Airlines, said
as the first global customer
that will use the C919 aircraft,
the carrier is looking forward
to press the plane into service
as soon as possible. The first
route of the C919 will connect
Shanghai and Beijing. The
first flight on this route is
expected to be around the
2020-22 period.
Liu said the C919 integrates
the highest level of scientific
applications in both domestic
and international aviation
industries. It also enjoys certain late-mover advantages,
and is designed at a high starting point.
“The market for civil aviation is broad, and China is
already a huge market. An aircraft that is safe, economical,
comfortable and environmentally friendly will be favored by
the market. I am sure that the
C919 will become very popular,” he said.
The successful maiden
test flight of the C919, China’s first homegrown passenger aircraft, has shown
numerous business opportunities await international
suppliers of COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd), the State-owned
enterprise that built the
plane.
Honeywell Aerospace, a
major provider of aircraft
hardware and avionics systems, had supplied four critical
technologies
and
solutions to the narrowbody C919, including the
auxiliary power system,
wheels and brakes, flight
control package, and navigation package.
“The C919 program represents a $15 billion to $16 billion
opportunity
for
Honeywell over the life of
the aircraft program, which
involves direct sales to the
original equipment manufacturers, as well as aftermarket services,” said Steven
Lien, president of Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific.
The life of an aircraft tends
to be 20 to 30 years spanning
production and runs, and
another 20 to 30 years for aftermarket servicing.
Honeywell said the C919
also represents an evolution
of the original equipment
manufacturer front in China, and it is helping Honeywell to grow its footprint, as
it currently has over 500
engineers in the country.
“The first flight of the
C919 aircraft marks a great
milestone not only for COMAC, but China and the entire
global aerospace industry. It
expands the ‘China dream’ of
flying high with homegrown
aircraft,” Lien said.
“We are proud to be a
major contributor to the successful first flight. We have
been committed to support-
ing the emergence of a globally competitive aviation
sector in China, and we look
forward to extending our
relationship with COMAC
for the upcoming long-range
wide-body aircraft (the
C929) program and more.”
Honeywell said it is currently in discussions with
COMAC for the avionics
package for the C929, and it
includes Honeywell’s satellite communications solutions.
Meanwhile, UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of Connecticut-based
United
Technologies Corp, a diversified company that provides
high-technology products
and services to the aerospace and building industries, has been selected by
COMAC to supply multiple
systems for the C919 jet.
UTC Aerospace provides
various systems for electric
power, emergency power,
fire protection, pilot control,
interior and exterior lighting, ice detection and prevention of ice formation for
the C919 aircraft.
The company said it was
brought into the C919
project at the very beginning
and has been working with
COMAC throughout the
design, build and first flight
stages of the jet.
“It’s been an exciting and
rewarding project. Rarely do
you have the opportunity to
make history and the C919 is
an incredible step forward
for aviation in China,” said
Nate Boelkins, vice-president of Electric Power Systems at UTC Aerospace
Systems.
“The forecast growth for
commercial aviation in China is tremendous and we
want to be part of that
growth. We want to continue
to be a trusted and reliable
partner to COMAC as they
write a new chapter in commercial aviation.”
Workers inspect the engine of the C919 after its test taxing two
days before its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International
Airport on Friday. YIN LIQIN / FOR CHINA DAILY
This Chinese bird’s a beauty!
... landing gear
improves greatly
China’s steel and
high-end special
steel metallurgy
expertise.”
Yang Zhiyong, director of
the Special Steel Institute
10 percent
share of steel in the whole
weight of C919, China’s
homegrown passenger jet
supplier can be replaced.
The China Metallurgical
News report quoted a COMAC expert: “It’s only a matter
of time before China’s
domestic materials replace
the imported ones, given the
improvement in the quality
of Chinese suppliers’ products and their cost control.”
Zhang Yu contributed to this
story.
Contact the writers at
[email protected]
chinadaily.com.cn and
[email protected]
Zhu Wenqian
REPORTER’S
LOG
L
ast Friday, I realized
even journalists,
who are supposed to
be dispassionate
and objective while on duty,
could get carried away by
emotions. An overwhelming
emotion and a sense of pride
overcame me when I witnessed the momentous takeoff of China’s first
homemade large passenger
aircraft, the C919, for its first
test flight.
It’s just about a year since
I began covering the aviation industry as a reporter.
When I started filing my
reports, I was already a frequent flier, but didn’t know
much about the industry
terminology. Perhaps, that’s
understandable for a woman in her 20s?
Within a few weeks, I
began to track COMAC, the
maker of the C919, closely.
The more I learned about
the company and its
achievements, the more I
found aviation fascinating.
That spurred me to write
numerous stories on the
industry, including some on
the possible time of the
C919’s first flight.
In a sense, the suspense
was building all the while,
and Friday was denouement
time. The Shanghai sky was
overcast and the air a bit
smoggy, spiked with a cold
wind. But none of that mattered really.
The gleaming, green-andblue striped C919 rolled out
on to the tarmac and parked
quietly at Shanghai Pudong
International Airport.
This bird — what a beauty! Excitement erupted
among the more than 3,000
spectators who were waiting
with bated breath for the
C919’s much-anticipated
maiden flight.
I noticed government officials, business executives,
academics associated with
COMAC, journalists and
others among the large
crowd. Everyone was taking
pictures and videos with
their mobile phones. As the
C919 accelerated on the runaway, gained momentum
with every second, and
zoomed into the skies in a
picture-perfect takeoff,
everyone, including me,
cheered and screamed.
As the plane disappeared
from my sight within seconds, a flurry of thoughts
and feelings filled my mind.
The C919, I realized, is a
symbol of China’s industrial,
manufacturing and ensem-
ble tech prowess. Perhaps,
it’s pride of not just China
but Asia, the East as a whole.
Not many emerging markets
boast such capabilities —
after all, commercial passenger jet manufacture has
been the preserve of Boeing
and Airbus for so long.
To be sure, COMAC’s passenger jet project still has a
long way to go. For one, the
C919 needs to be certified
as airworthy by the regulator concerned. For another,
stiff market competition
awaits the new plane — it
has to prove itself to be a
safe, efficient and dependable aircraft.
Even as such thoughts
raced through my mind, time
— about 80 minutes — flew
quickly too. The C919
returned from its successful
test flight and landed safely.
It taxied toward the spectators and halted in front of
them. Everyone was standing on the chairs, trying to be
taller than the rest, in order
to capture better images.
I realized I wasn’t the only
journalist who was excited
and emotional. An elated
Wang Yanan, editor-in-chief
of Aerospace Knowledge
magazine, shared his vision
for the future: “The Chinese
aviation industry will likely
grow from a manufacturing
giant to an innovation
power. ”
16 BUSINESS
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 CHINA DAILY
Top DNA sequencing provider
partners UK genomics group
By ANGUS MCNEICE
[email protected]
BGI Genomics, China’s leading DNA sequencing provider,
said is partnering with United
Kingdom genomics software
company Congenica to bring
cutting-edge genome-based
medicine to China’s healthcare
system.
BGI said it had invested an
undisclosed sum in Congenica,
and signed commercial contracts to use the Cambridgebased company’s software,
called Sapientia, to support
BGI operations in China. Sapientia analyzes a patient’s
entire genome, pinpointing
mutations and generating rapid and accurate diagnosis of
inherited diseases.
Li Ning, chief development
officer at BGI, said the
arrangement offered “multiple advantages” to BGI’s
healthcare partners in China.
Sapientia is used by Genomics England in the UK 100,000
Genomes Project, a Department of Health-backed plan to
sequence genomes from
National Health Service
patients with rare diseases.
A worker inspects dairy products at a production line of Yili Industrial Group Co in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous
region. PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
First Chinese Brands Day
marks rise in excellence
Country’s biggest dairy group Yili
seen as typifying growth in quality
$8.78
billion
tional attention-grabbing marketing epithet.
Previously, however, the
mainland did not have many
renowned brands and low prices were once the main feature
of Chinese goods. Chinese
brands are now pushing the
boundaries of excellence in
quality and companies are
devoted to increasing brand
values and promoting the overall images of their products.
One such group is Inner
Mongolia Yili Industrial
Group Co, China’s biggest
dairy
company,
which
according to analysts has broken the previous monopoly
held by international companies in the dairy market and
continued to increase its
brand value.
Yili became the most selected brand in China with over
1.1 billion purchases in a year,
By ZHU WENQIAN
[email protected]
chinadaily.com.cn
May 10 is being marked as
the nation’s first Chinese
Brands Day, which aims to
publicize brands owned
independently by Chinese
companies and attach greater importance to brand
building in the country.
The decision by the State
Council to introduce Chinese
Brands Day was made in
response to a request filed by
the National Development
and Reform Commission, China’s top economic regulator.
The celebration comes at a
timewhenthephrase“Madein
China” has come of age. Nowadays often adorning leading as
well as high-tech and worldbeatinggoods,amongothers,it
has evolved into an interna-
Yili’s sales volume last year
according to the 2016 Brand
Footprint report released by
consumer research firm
Kantar Worldpanel.
Last year, Yili achieved sales
of 60.6 billion yuan ($8.78 billion), and net profit of 5.67 billion yuan, the latter growing
21.8 percent year-on-year. In
the first quarter of 2017, its net
profit reached 1.74 billion yuan,
according to the company.
From a leading brand in
China to its globalization, Yili
has attracted the attention of
Harvard University, which
has conducted case studies of
Yili for about 10 years.
“We have noticed that Yili
has transformed from a
renowned dairy brand in Chi-
na, to a world-class brand
now,” said Ke Weilin, a professor at Harvard University.
In 2017, the total value of
the list of BrandZ Top 100
Chinese Brands hit record
levels, growing 6 percent to
reach $557.1 billion in brand
value, and Yili Group was listed as one of the top 100 most
valuable brands.
Compared with some countries with developed dairy
industries, the dairy industry
in China started relatively late
with a poor foundation.
Yili said that raising its
innovation
capabilities
became one of the company’s
priorities, especially in relation to its contribution to the
Belt and Road Initiative.
In New Zealand, Yili set up
a dairy production center and
cooperated
with
local
research institutions. In the
Netherlands, Yili founded a
R&D center with Wageningen
University, providing support
for the innovation of China’s
dairy sector.
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chinadaily.com.cn
Chinese college students
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yuan ($99 billion) last year,
with each spending more than
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released in Beijing on Tuesday.
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Association, a nongovernmental organization that bridges
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“They are active consumers,
creating golden business
opportunities for many industries and companies,” Si said.
Taking academic and skill
training as an example, he
said, the current market size
was estimated to be no more
than 40 billion yuan a year.
However, as more students
received training to be prepared for overseas studies
and there are still 14 percent
students surveyed said they
have never paid to receive
any form of training, it can be
anticipated that the market
will grow bigger in the
future, Si said.
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expenses such as food and
clothes, digital products like
cellphones and laptops and
finally, academic or skills
training, including learning
foreign languages.
The survey also estimated
that the so-called Engel’s Coefficient — or proportion of food
spending to total consumption — among China’s college
student group was 32 percent,
which indicated a relatively
high living standard.
Survey leader Si Yaqing, a
professor of the School of Economics and Management at
Beijing University of Posts and
Telecommunications,
said
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areas still had a lot of potential
waiting to be tapped, because
China has a very large college
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Professor Mark Caulfield,
chief scientist at Genome
England, told China Daily:
“Genomics has the potential
to transform healthcare, predicting how well a person will
respond to a treatment or
finding one that will work best
for them.”
Congenica CEO Tom Weaver
said genome-based medicine
will revolutionize healthcare,
with some rare inherited diseases that previously would
have taken years to diagnose
now being diagnosed in days.
“Our software combines
genetic information with clinical data and our algorithms
and interpretation tools allow
us to identify the likely mutations that are involved in that
disease,” Weaver said.
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will be ordered on a small
numbers of genes and an accurate diagnosis may be made in
around 5 percent of cases.
“Now, imagine going in and
looking at all 22,000 genes in a
patient — you have a much
higher chance of identifying
the mutation and making a
diagnosis,” he said.
“With this technology, we
see an increase in an ability to
diagnose a patient of at least
10 fold. We’re seeing cases of
up to 50-60 percent of diagnoses in certain conditions.”
Congenica’s entry into China
offers its researchers access to a
huge population in a country
investing heavily in genomics.
Along with a prolific level of
DNA sequencing, China is
moving forward with a precision-based medicine initiative, and researching how
drugs affect different people in
different ways by analyzing
clinical data, health records
and genetic information.
Last week, Yunfeng Capital,
a fund backed by Jack Ma of
Alibaba Group, invested $75
million in WuXi NextCODE, a
contract genomics company
headquartered in Shanghai.
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CHINA DAILY » CHINADAILY.COM.CN/LIFE
STREAMING
SUCCESS
Online video hosts, especially those addressing cultural
differences between China and other countries, are
becoming instant celebrities. Chen Nan reports.
‘D
Internet celebrity Thomas
Derksen, from Germany,
acts as his Chinese motherin-law on a TV show.
Derksen performs in his
videos that talk about his
life in China. They have
been viewed millions of
times online.
Online stars Zhang Hua
(left) and Zhang Dou, who
study in the United States,
attend a forum in April in
Beijing.
American students help
Zhang Hua and Zhang Dou
make online videos that display cultural differences of
the two countries.
PHOTOS PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
o you want to
marry a Chinese
woman? Then,
you have to be
prepared,” Thomas Derksen
says, speaking a mix of fluent
Mandarin and Shanghai dialect. The German wears wigs,
applies makeup and plays the
roles of his Shanghainese wife
and in-laws in the three-minute video in which he humorously talks about his marriage
and being a son-in-law to a
Chinese family.
Derksen shot the video in
March 2016, after he filmed
his first short clip in which he
introduces vegetables from his
home country.
“After we posted the second
video, my wife got sick and I
had to bring her to the hospital,” Derksen recalls. “While
waiting for her to finish her
treatment, I checked my
phone and saw it was exploding — thousands of messages
from Sina Weibo and WeChat.
So many people were sharing
our video. Then I thought: ‘Oh,
my god! That’s it!’”
His wildly popular weekly
videos humorously address
everyday life and social topics
in excellent Chinese. He has
more than 3 million followers
on Sina Weibo, and his 66 videos have had more than 180
million views on such streaming platforms as Miaopai, Chinese video site Youku and
Facebook. He’s better known
on social media by his Chinese
name, A Fu.
One of his videos about
Shanghai’s summer heat had
about 100 million views across
platforms.
He also appears on TV and
has founded his own company,
which undertakes Sino-German cultural projects and
facilitates
cooperation
between the two countries’
companies.
“I really think this kind of
career is just possible in China
because the speed of economic
development here is incredible,” he tells China Daily.
“Everything goes so fast.
Also, there are many more
people using social networks
in China than there are in Germany. In Germany it would
take many more years to get so
many followers.”
Derksen was born in a
small German village to a
retired electrician and a
housewife. He first came to
China as a tourist in 2007 and
immediately fell in love with
the people and culture. He
studied Chinese in Fudan
University in Shanghai over
2012-13. He married in 2013
YES
This is the best time for young
people to become entrepreneurs.
1. Today’s college students already have some
work or even entrepreneurial experience before
graduation. Many have completed internships or
have already started their own businesses. So, it’s
only natural that they might launch startups after
college.
2. It’s becoming more difficult for fresh graduates
to get full-time jobs as economic growth slows. Students might as well immediately start their own companies rather than take low-paying jobs that offer
little in terms of useful experience or skills.
3. Government support makes this a good time to
launch a startup after graduation. Seizing this rare
opportunity may help fresh graduates succeed faster.
and settled in the city.
Derksen made the first video when he was bored on a
weekend.
He now posts one or two
videos, articles or photos
a week. He works
with a team of six people to create content.
They start by searching for trending topics
and discuss personal
experiences and opinions before writing the
scripts, shooting and
editing.
His experience shows
it’s possible to become a
celebrity on the Chinese internet with a charismatic personality,
knowledge
of
videography and understanding of self-promotion.
Quick flicks
Original short videos are
exploding in China as traditional media struggle.
That’s why people like Derksen, and Chinese students
Zhang Hua and Zhang Dou in
the United States, are hits
online. The college students’
humorous videos deal with
how their American classmates at Emory University in
Atlanta, Georgia, react to such
aspects of Chinese culture as
spicy food and dancing in public squares.
They’d previously shared
articles about cultural differences online but found they
were boring and hard to read.
“I always wanted to do
something fun beyond just
studying,” Zhang Dou says. “So
we started making the videos,
which are fun and easy to
watch.”
The roughly 200 videos
they’ve posted since 2014 have
received more than 300 million views.
A Chinese fan named Sheldon commented online after
watching a video in which
they invited US students to
taste furu, or preserved Chinese tofu: “I dare not try furu
without steamed buns or congee. I admire US students’
courage.”
In another video, US students took the English test for
the Chinese high school
entrance exam and some failed. Charles, a Chinese fan,
wrote online: “Even native
speakers cannot pass the
exam! I’ll watch it again and
this time with my mother.”
Zhang Hua, from Nantong,
Jiangsu province, who moved
overseas at age 17, says: “We
did (the videos) just for fun.
The warm feedback from the
viewers was unexpected.”
American students are
challenged to try Chinese food
like preserved eggs, chilli sauce
and dairy drinks in hit online
videos, made by a team of
Chinese and American students
in the US.
The first video they made
from their own dormitory featured American students trying such Chinese beverages as
Wanglaoji herbal tea and
Wahaha milk drinks.
“Weird”, “disgusting” and
“interesting” were some of the
words their US friends most
commonly used to describe
the beverages.
It was a hit. The success
encouraged them to make
more videos.
“My childhood dream was to
be a cook,” says Zhang Dou,
who moved to the US from
Shanghai at age 14. “I guess it
helped when we were preparing Chinese food for our US
friends.”
He also invited his US
friends to try spicy hotpot, different-flavored instant noodles
and pidan, or preserved eggs.
“The US students aren’t acting in the clips. Their reactions
to the food are natural,” Zhang
Dou says..
es
He believes
that’s part of
l, and
the appeal,
ences are
that audiences
smart and want authenticity.
The duo realized when each
video got more than 1 million
views that they could go even
bigger.
“We wanted to become a
bridge between American and
Chinese culture,” Zhang Dou
says.
“Young
audiences
embrace the differences.”
They believe Chinese audiences love these videos because
they’re fun and the people in
them are good-looking.
Channels of options
Streaming companies are
seizing the opportunity and
have developed strategies to
connect their projects with
these social media stars.
Chinese video-sharing app
RRTV, for example, has
la
launched
a
cha
channel
for
producing
original short videspeci
eos, especially
those
featuring Western social
media stars who share their
insights into cultural differences.
The company mainly
streamed US TV shows with
Chinese subtitles when it was
founded three years ago.
RRTV has more than 35 million registered users. Some
2,000 students from Chinese
universities and Chinese studying overseas have been enlisted
to shoot, produce and translate, CEO Zhou Weimin says.
Online stars’ value is measured by the number of followers, and they have stable fan
bases, he says.
“We call them ‘influencers’,”
he said at a media conference
for the launch of the short-video channel last month in Bei-
Should graduates launch startups?
Contact the writer at
[email protected]
NO
Fresh graduates are not prime
candidates for entrepreneurship.
By CHINA DAILY
Summer is the season for entrepreneurship, as millions of recent graduates hit the job market.
A recent report on entrepreneurship among Chinese college students released by China’s Renmin
University reveals the trend.
Nearly 90 percent of the 430,000 students from
1,767 universities in 31 provinces surveyed say they’ve
considered starting a business. More than 70 percent
say self-actualization is their main motivation.
The spirit of innovation has reached unprecedented heights among young people today, as the central
government encourages them to undertake entrepreneurship and local governments adopt policies
encouraging e-business.
But some analysts point out the risks fresh graduates face and urge caution. Recent graduates lack
some skills and they should first cultivate through
jing. “We can measure our
reach by looking at the likes,
shares and comments.”
He points out viewers often
consider the hosts to be friends.
“These internet stars are just
ordinary people,” Zhou says.
“They share their everyday
lives in ways that resonate with
others.”
Former China Central Television host Ma Dong, who
founded the media company
Mewe in 2015 to produce
online variety shows, said at
the conference: “I believe this
is the very beginning. These
people deliver personalities
through their videos, either as
performers or producers.
Some entertainment companies have begun to cast these
people in their TV and film
projects.”
That said, the future is less
than certain, he believes.
“How much can they
achieve if social media goes
further? We’ll see.”
1. Entrepreneurs who can benefit most from government support are innovators with years of experience and connections. Fresh graduates can’t
compete with such veterans.
Students test their robots in an Internet Plus creativity
and entrepreneurship contest in March in Xi’an. VCG
2. Recent graduates may quickly become
unemployed, as many ill-conceived startups fail.
They will have wasted time and energy. Instead,
they should build a good foundation for future
entrepreneurship by getting solid work experience in a traditional business.
work experience, they say.
Should young people start their own innovative
businesses or join other startups as their first jobs after graduation?
3. Fresh graduates have little savings and few
financing options, which are key to starting a business. They will do much better to gain personal capital through full-time jobs, which may put them in a
strong position in their own businesses in the future.
18 YOUTH | Campus
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 CHINA DAILY
FOCUS ON INNOVATION
Tongji University is eager to make its courses more relevant for the new
generation. Xu Xiaomin and Wang Hongyi report in Shanghai.
S
An exhibition of musical instruments is held at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. PHOTOS BY FENG YONGBIN / CHINA DAILY
Music illuminates
Silk Road charm
By CHEN NAN
[email protected]
The inaugural conference
of the Music Education Alliance Across the Silk Road,
initiated and organized by
the Central Conservatory of
Music, was held in Beijing
over May 5-7.
The Silk Road is a byword
for economic trade and cultural exchanges between
Asia and Europe.
Professors and presidents
of 15 music conservatories
from countries along the old
trade routes, including the
Kyrgyz National Conservatory, the Slovenian Conservatory of Music and the
Vietnam National Academy
of Music, and those from 11
Chinese music schools, such
as the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and the Shanghai
Conservatory of Music, participated in forums and
workshops held as part of
the conference.
An exhibition of musical
instruments from countries
along the Silk Road and concerts, including ones on Xinjiang Muqam music and
traditional music from
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran, was
held during the event.
An agreement on research
and cultural exchanges, such
as in-depth exchange activities and plans for teacher
and student exchanges and
scholarships, was signed
during the conference.
According to Yu Feng, the
president of the Central Conservatory of Music, the conference will be held every
three years in alliance countries along the Silk Road.
And reports from presidents
and professors of music conservatories will be published
in Chinese, English and Russian.
“The ancient Silk Road
trade route, for centuries,
had been a catalyst for openness and collaboration.
Besides business, cultural
communication was an
important part of the Silk
Road. We hope that the new
alliance will contribute to
music research and boost
collaboration in music education,” said Yu at the open-
Svanibor Pettan, secretarygeneral of the International
Council for Traditional Music
ing ceremony in Beijing on
May 5.
Yu also said that cooperation among universities,
which have geographical
advantages and rich educational resources, will promote innovation in music
research.
Speaking about the event,
Svanibor Pettan, a professor
at the University of Ljubljana Slovenia and secretarygeneral of the International
Council for Traditional
Music, a nongovernmental
organization linked with
UNESCO, says: “We are
interested in learning about
various musical traditions.
That’s why we are here, for
the music alliance along the
Silk Road.”
The ICTM World Network
comprises 127 countries and
regions, and in July 2018, the
Central Conservatory of
Music and ICTM will join
forces to host a forum of
international
societies
which focuses on researching music and dance.
Speaking about the plan,
Pettan adds: “Western music
is seen as one of the world’s
great music systems rather
than a standard for evaluation of other music systems.
Every music system is worthy of study, and learning
helps us understand a broader cultural context.”
The Music Education Alliance Across the Silk Road is a
way of boosting the Belt and
Road Initiative, a trade and
infrastructure development
plan announced by President Xi Jinping in September 2013 during a visit to
Kazakhstan.
hanghai-based Tongji
University is seeking
innovative ways to
boost its offerings.
The university’s Party chief
Yang Xianjin says that Tongji
is also looking for ways to
improve its talent cultivation
and courses.
Yang says: “As President Xi
Jinping called on us to
achieve the goal of the great
rejuvenation of the Chinese
nation and fulfillment of the
Chinese Dream, I feel the
country has a huge demand
for high education and talent.
“And cultivating talented
people to meet the country’s
demand for development has
long been a key issue for educators.”
The establishment of the
Imperial Tientsin University
(Peiyang University) in Tianjin
in 1895 marked the start of
China’s high education journey, and during the past 122
years the country has seen
remarkable progress.
“China now is an important
nation when it comes to education. But as it enters a new
era, new types of higher education are needed.
“First, we have a new generation born in the late 1990s
and early 2000s who are connected to the internet,” says
the professor, an experienced
university educator and
administrator who has been
on the campus since his graduation in 1984.
Teaching ideology
Meanwhile, to meet its goal
of improving higher education, the 110-year-old Tongji
University, which is wellknown for its engineering and
architecture courses, is looking at social sciences.
In January, the university
convened a special meeting to
discuss and explore the development of humanities and
social science disciplines.
Speaking about the disciplines, he says: “The period
between 18 and 22 is the best
time in a person’s life, and it is
an important responsibility
for us educators to help these
students develop their views
of the world and their values.
That is why we need to focus
on social sciences.”
Typically, ideology education is seen as boring by students, and the traditional
blackboard teaching style
used to teach it is seen as a
turn-off.
But Yang says: “It (ideology)
should be sprinkled like salt
on food, which should blend
naturally in the dishes, thus
making it more palatable.”
So now, instead of using
only the blackboard and chalk,
teachers in the Tongji University have begun to blend ideology into their courses.
For instance, the university
has launched a plan to reform
the China’s Current Situation
and Policymaking course.
Yang Xianjin, Party chief of Tongji University, delivers diplomas to graduates in Shanghai in June 2016.
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strong basic research ability,
and we also want to focus on
industry transformation using
these results, so as to better
serve society.”
In a related development,
the university is working with
companies such as the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and the China
Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, to set up labs and transform research results into
tangible products.
Tongji University teachers led by Yang (right) meet freshmen in the dormitory in September 2016.
Tongji is renowned
for its strong basic
research ability,
and we also want
to focus on industry
transformation
using these results,
so as to better
serve society.”
Yang Xianjin, Party chief of
Tongji University
Now, teachers use slideshows and video clips, and use
current events in their teaching, which has won favor with
the students.
Eye on sciences
Separately, the university
will focus on developing new
courses and departments to be
in sync with the country’s
strategies and changing economic circumstances.
“The top of the list is bioscience, which includes research
into stem cells,” says Yang,
who earned his PhD in biomedical studies from Tianjin
University.
Ocean engineering, which
includes deepwater studies, is
also on the list. “We are working to place ‘eyes’ under the
ocean, which has never been
done in the country before,”
says Yang.
The university has also relocated its lab in marine geology
to Shanghai’s Lingang port
area to facilitate better observation of seabed changes.
As one of the top schools in
Shanghai, Tongji University is
working to develop courses to
meet the demands of the city,
which aims to transform itself
into a science and technology
innovation hub with global
influence.
Besides, the university is
focusing on green energy, city
transportation and railways as
well as disaster prevention.
“These (subjects) target
important issues for our big
cities such as Beijing and
Shanghai,” says Yang.
“Tongji is renowned for its
Overseas cooperation
Tongji University’s history
can be traced back to 1907
when the Tongji German Medical School was founded by
Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai.
With a long history of links
with Germany, Tongji is now
looking for more international
cooperation.
To this end, the university
has established links with Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan,
Spain, Switzerland, the United
Kingdom and the United
States in education, science,
technology and economics.
Also, Tongji University has
been recruiting international
students since 1954, and was
one of the first universities in
Shanghai to offer programs to
international students.
In 2016, the university
enrolled more than 4,900
international students from
161 countries and regions to
pursue their bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in various disciplines, and to take
language courses.
Contact the writers through
[email protected]
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Larry Page’s
flying car will go
on sale this year
SAN JOSE, California —
Get ready for the “it’s a bird,
it’s a plane, no ... it’s a flying
car” memes.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer, an
electric flying vehicle, will be
available by the end of the
year, the Larry Page-backed
Mountain View startup said
recently.
But it will land on water,
not on a road near you.
Sebastian Thrun, the computer scientist who led the
development of Google’s selfdriving car, is CEO of Kitty
Hawk.
The startup released photos and a video showing the
flying jet-ski-like prototype,
although it said the flyer that
will be available for sale this
year “will have a different
look and feel”.
Kitty Hawk did not release
a price for the flying vehicle,
but a cool $100 will buy you a
three-year membership and
give you “priority placement” on the waiting list to
buy one. And you get a
$2,000 discount to boot.
In case jet-ski-like isn’t
technical enough for you,
here are more details, courtesy of a spokeswoman and
the startup’s website:
The Flyer is an ultralight
aircraft or octocopter that
needs no runway because it
American Gods
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IN
THE
SPRING
takes off and lands vertically.
Kitty Hawk says it can hold
an altitude of up to 5 meters
and is designed to fly over
fresh water.
Because the Flyer operates
in the FAR 103 Ultralight Category of US FAA regulations,
you don’t need a pilot’s
license to operate it. It doesn’t
need to be registered, either,
and may be flown in uncongested areas, Kitty Hawk says.
Cimeron Morrissey, the
pilot of the prototype, wrote
in a Medium post that she
had never piloted a toy helicopter, let alone a real airplane.
“I feel like the Flyer and I
are one. I nudge the pitch
knob forward and rocket
across the lake,” she wrote in
a description of her experience. “I feel light and ecstatic
and utterly free. This is just
like my flying dreams!”
It’s all thanks to the flying
dreams of Google co-founder
Page. He has reportedly
spent $100 million or more
on flying-car startups,
including Zee.Aero, whose
flying car was spotted in Hollister in October.
A spokeswoman for Kitty
Hawk said that Zee.Aero is a
division of Kitty Hawk.
Starz’s latest show American Gods may be what one
might expect from a TV
series adapted from UK
writer Neil Gaiman’s monumental novel of the same
name. Well-executed and
almost uncompromisingly
dedicated to the source
material, it opens with a
warden telling the main
character he’s being
released a day early to
attend his wife’s funeral.
Upon release he meets the
enigmatic Mr Wednesday,
who hires him as a bodyguard. From there he’s
pulled into a cross-country
road trip to raise an army
for a battle between the
new gods and the old gods.
The novel was gripping,
and the TV version promises to be the same.
BOOK
Well-plotted novel
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Cimeron Morrissey, an outdoor sports enthusiast and freelance writer, flies the Kitty Hawk Flyer prototype. The Flyer is to
go on sale late this year. TNS
Amazon offers
glam check —
and a spy’s eye
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — If Amazon’s new
Echo Look, a service that
promises in-your-bedroom
wardrobe analysis via an
internet-connected camera,
doesn’t seem unsettling to
you, a professor at the University of North Carolina
may convince you otherwise.
In April, Amazon unveiled
the $200 Look (currently
available “exclusively by invitation”). The device is
designed for fashion selfies
and wardrobe help.
With the accompanying
app, called Style Check, you
can take not only snapshots
but also videos of yourself
twirling in your favorite
skinny jeans or frowning
over belly bloat.
Not sure what to wear
today? Amazon will take the
place of your brutally honest
best friend: “Just pick two
outfits” (upload selfies of you
in them first, of course), “and
Style Check will give you a
recommendation based on
current trends and what flatters you”, says a promotional
video.
Got a free Saturday? Put
on every outfit you own and
create a “lookbook” to swipe
through on those mornings
when you’ve got the fashion
sense of a toddler in Garanimals.
Amazon isn’t hiding the
fact that the device will be
used to market new clothes
to you. But if you invite Amazon’s eyes into your bedroom, are you allowing the
Seattle-based tech giant to
learn more about you than
whether you prefer plaids or
stripes?
Yes, tweeted Zeynep
TV
Tufekci, an associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at
UNC Chapel Hill, to her
244,000 Twitter followers.
Tufekci has been a fellow at
the Center for Information
Technology Policy at Princeton, and has done two TED
talks, the most recent last
October, entitled Machine
Intelligence Makes Human
Morals More Important.
“Amazon may display
interest-based advertising
using information customers make available to us
when they interact with our
sites, content, or services,” a
spokesperson said, according to Mashable.
To be sure, Amazon will be
able to see the designer
handbag collection perched
in the background of your
photos, or whether your
bathroom is encased in Carrara marble. But what else
are you telling the cloud, as
you take that 360-degree video selfie?
Tufekci told Marketplace
Tech: “What I fear is that
we’re stepping into a ‘surveillance capitalism’ that is going
to envelop us and nudge us
and manipulate us — one
cool service at a time.
“The trick to these
machine-learning
algorithms that Amazon openly
says it’s going to use on this
new product is that the programmers don’t understand
what it’s doing either ... . So
we’re empowering computation and machines to manipulate us and we’re just doing
it at such speeds. That’s
what’s worrying me.”
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on the high street.
Gap’s pie-crust ruffled version runs less than $65, and
while Olivia Palermo’s floralembroidered Zara shirt is
sold out; they’ve got a (very
similar) new version in stores
now.
A quick poll of the Telegraph
office puts Joseph’s belted version way out in front; it’s the
most expensive of the lot by
some way, but then, a striped
shirt will always be useful in
your wardrobe. They look best
with white, navy or khaki tailored trousers, or even chinos,
which are making a comeback
this summer.
5 ways to
update your
workwear
wardrobe
I
t might not quite be
summer, but it’s definitely feeling warmish
outside. That’s delightful at the weekend, but trickier
the other five days of the week,
should you have an office
dress code to follow.
Wool-mix tailoring, beaming sunshine and hermetically
sealed windows do not make a
good combination. Which is
why, even though we’re longing to buy embroidered sundresses and basket bags to
carry lemons home from the
market (a thing that no one
has done or will ever do, but
don’t let that stop the fantasy),
we’re taking a first-things-first
approach to spring-cleaning
our wardrobes, and starting
with workwear.
The most obvious change to
make is one to lighter-weight
fabrics — but not linen.
“Although it looks pristine
in the shop, you’ll be covered
in creases five minutes into
the commute to work,” says
Isabel Spearman, Samantha
Cameron’s special adviser
while at No 10, who now runs
her own brand and imageconsultancy firm. “Go for
lightweight crepes and polyester mixes that are more forgiving in the heat, but still look
smart.”
A shift in color palette is
next, with this season’s pastel
tailoring striking the rare but
fortuitous balance between
stylish and practical. But if
you’re not quite ready for topto-toe pink, here’s a gateway
guide for getting summer(ish)
workwear right.
‘Rose-tint’ your tailoring
Pastel tailoring might seem
daunting if you generally live
in black or navy, but it can look
incredibly polished, not to
mention youthful.
“Summer is a great time to
be a little more daring in terms
of color,” says Jennifer Bishop,
buyer at Browns. “So be bold
in your choice of suiting. Racil
is my go-to brand for suiting
with personality.”
Lighter-weight fabrics have lots of appeal now with summer
around the corner. VCG
If pink power dressing is a
little too much for your boardroom, the London tailoring
label and Reiss both have good
blue options. If your office has
a more relaxed dress code, you
can break up your suit and
wear it as separates.
Kate Foley’s blazer smartens
up jeans, or try pastel tailored
trousers with a fine-knit jumper tucked in.
Drop those hems
Legs that have been hibernating might not be ready for
baring.
Lucky, then, that this season’s essential skirt length falls
somewhere between mid calf
and ankle, so you’re really not
showing off any more leg than
you would in cropped trousers. It’s A-line, but not so full as
to look like you’ve wandered
out of a garden party.
M&S’ simple white D-ring
belted version is spot-on, or try
button-fronted from Sea,
which will work at the weekend as well.
If you’re shopping online,
don’t be put off by skirts that
appear knee-length, unless
you, like the model, are 5’10”
(about 175 cm). For anyone less
amazonian, these are worth a
try, and if you’re particularly
petite, then it’s just a matter of
taking a few inches off the bottom.
Snazz-up shirt stripes
A blue-and-white striped
shirt is not exactly reinventing
the wheel, but thanks to statement catwalk versions at Mulberry and Balenciaga, not-sobasic iterations are easy to find
Keep feet in check
I’ll admit being a champion
of a “fun shoe”: They’re a great
way to bring a bit of interest to
an outfit without too many
bells and whistles, and update
what’s already in your wardrobe.
Too much print can feel
overly loud in an office setting,
but since gingham is both
graphic and monochrome, I
think it fits the bill.
Try a stacked-heel mule with
that long-line skirt, or a kitten
heel with tapered trousers.
Bimba Y Lola’s pointed-toe
flats are the shoe equivalent of
a V-neck top — great for elongating small feet, and making
big feet look daintier.
US novelist
and lawyer
James
Grippando
delivers a
heady mix
of culture
and family
issues in
his latest book, Most Dangerous Place, featuring
defense lawyer Jack Swyteck. The heart of the book
is how rape victims are
treated by their families,
the police, in courtrooms,
on college campuses, in cities, and in their own perception of themselves and
the crime. Most Dangerous
Place takes its title from an
FBI statement that the
most dangerous place for a
woman between ages 20
and 30 is in a relationship
with a man. Grippando
skillfully weaves this issue
into a well-plotted novel
that keeps the suspense
high and the characters
believable.
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Makes Me Sick
Swap to suede
A black leather bag might
work with everything in winter, but it goes with absolutely
nothing (save a black shirtwaister) come summer.
Neutral shades of tan and
gray are more forgiving
against pastels and white, but
the main thing here is the
switch from leather to lessstructured suede. Good for
stroking absent-mindedly on
your commute, too.
Making their pop-punk
grow up without growing
old to celebrate its 20th
anniversary as a band, New
Found Glory has released a
new album, Makes Me Sick.
The sound is familiar
catchy pop melodies layered over punk-influenced
guitars, topped with Jordan Pundik’s ever-youthful
vocals. The difference on
Makes Me Sick, though, is
the lyrical perspective.
Time and time again, Pundik sings about changing
your outlook on life. All
these pop-punk anthems
champion taking chances
and evolving, growing into
adults without growing old.
“I’m not the same fool that
I used to be,” Pundik sings
in the pop anthem Your
Jokes Aren’t Funny. The
band succeeds with a skill
that new bands usually
can’t quite manage — a
skill that generally just
comes with age.
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We’re clueless about
the coming robot job takeover
Anheuser-Busch in 2016 announced it completed the first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck.
By SCOTT CANON
Robotics and artificial intelligence are retooling the workplace
faster than we can make sense of it.
What should we do, for instance, with the taxi drivers and longhaul truckers who could see their livelihoods evaporate with the
evolution of self-driving vehicles?
Researchers say not only is the world changing at breakneck speed,
but that sociologists and economists can’t keep up with what the
fallout will mean for the workplace.
“Policymakers are flying blind into what has been called the fourth
industrial revolution or the second machine age,” wrote Tom Mitchell and Erik Brynjolfsson in an essay in the journal Nature in April.
“There is a remarkable lack of data available on basic questions, such
as: What is the scope and rate of change of the key technologies,
especially artificial intelligence (AI)? Which technologies are already
eliminating, augmenting or transforming which types of jobs? What
new work opportunities are emerging, and which policy options
might create jobs in this context?
“At best,” the authors continue, “this paucity of information will
lead to missed opportunities. At worst, it could be disastrous. If
we want to understand, prepare for and guide the unpredictable
impacts of advancing technology, we must radically reinvent our
ability to observe and track these changes and their drivers.”
They note that industrial productivity has climbed while, since
1999, wages for the bottom 50 percent of earners have stagnated.
Automated vehicles show the impacts of technology in the possibly
near future. But the present shows that clerical workers — people
whose tasks can be dramatically streamlined or eliminated by oldfashioned computer word processors — have already begun to see
their jobs disappear.
In 1990, roughly 26 percent of the workforce was devoted to
clerical work. Today, those jobs represent barely 20 percent of the
workforce.
To track what’s happening and plot strategies to find useful work
for people losing their jobs to automation, Mitchell and Brynjolfsson say, society needs to deploy new measurements to understand
the trends.
“The irony of our information age is that despite the flood of online
data, decision-makers all too often lack timely, relevant information,”
they wrote.
The researchers suggest government borrow from tech companies by experimenting with A/B testing to lead people to their
next jobs.
“The best policy for retraining displaced workers could be decided
after trialling several different policies for workers within one
region,” they wrote. “The policies’ different impacts on employment
could be observed for a year before moving forward with the one that
produces the greatest re-employment. Authorities could continue to
experiment to accommodate future changes.”
Their essay was published in conjunction with a study for the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine called,
Information Technology and the US Workforce: Where Are We and
Where Do We Go From Here?
In that study, the authors offer reason both for optimism and
worry about the hard-to-fathom ways artificial intelligence and other
technological advances might reshape the world of work.
“Advances in IT and automation will present opportunities to
boost America’s overall income and wealth, improve healthcare,
shorten the workweek, provide more job flexibility, enhance educational opportunities, develop new goods and services, and increase
product safety and reliability,” the study says. “These same advances
could also lead to growing inequality and decreased job stability,
increasing demands on workers to change jobs, or major changes
in business organization. More broadly, these technologies have
important implications, both intended and unintended, in areas
from education and social relationships to privacy, security, and
even democracy.”
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ĀᴰൿⲴᛵᖒлˈᴹਟ㜭ሬ㠤⚮䳮 Ԝ൘ଚ䟼ˈ㾱ࡠଚ䟼৫˛ā
ᙗਾ᷌DŽྲ᷌ᡁԜᜣ৫⨶䀓ǃᓄሩ
᱙⃢⮱㔨䃾ᰶ຃ᒮ䯳͚ ઼ᕅሬ‫ݸ‬䘋ᢰᵟᡰᑖᶕⲴᵚ⸕ᖡ
૽ˈᡁԜቡᗵ享ᖫᓅ䟽ກᡁԜ㿲
⹄ウᤷࠪ˖
Āؑ᚟ᢰᵟ઼㠚ࣘॆ
ሏ઼䘭䑚䘉Ӌਈॆ৺ަ傡ࣘഐ㍐
Ⲵਁኅሶࡋ䙐ᖸཊᵪՊˈᶕ໎࣐㖾
Ⲵ㜭࣋DŽā
ഭⲴᮤփ᭦‫઼ޕ‬䍒ᇼˈᨀ儈५⯇ছ
֌㘵䘈⌘᜿ࡠˈ㲭❦ᐕъ⭏ӗ ⭏≤ᒣˈ㕙⸝ᐕ֌ᰦ䰤ˈᨀ‫׋‬ᴤཊⲴ
⦷ᨀ儈Ҷˈն㠚 ᒤԕᶕˈᓅቲ ᐕ֌⚥‫ˈׯ‬໎࣐ᮉ㛢ᵪՊˈᔰਁᯠⲴ
Ⲵࣣࣘ㘵Ⲵᐕ䍴ࡉаⴤ‫┎ڌ‬н ӗ૱઼ᴽ࣑ˈԕ৺࣐ᕪӗ૱Ⲵᆹ‫ޘ‬
⏘DŽ
ᙗ઼ਟ䶐ᙗDŽն䘉ӋᢰᵟкⲴ䘋↕
⊭䖖ъਟ㜭൘нѵⲴሶᶕՊփ ҏਟ㜭ሬ㠤нᒣㅹⲴᢙབྷˈ֯ቡъ
⧠ࠪ、ᢰⲴᖡ૽࣋DŽնᖃࡽⲴᖒ࣯ っᇊᙗ䱽վˈ໎࣐ᐕӪ䖜ᦒᐕ֌Ⲵ
ᱮ⽪ˈ᮷Җ㊫㙼ઈüüަᐕ֌ਟԕ ঻࣋ˈҏਟ㜭ሬ㠤୶ъ㓴㓷ᖒᔿк
㻛Ր㔏⭥㝁᮷ᆇ༴⨶ᢰᵟབྷབྷㆰ Ⲵ䟽㾱ਈॆDŽᴤᇭ⌋ൠ䈤ˈ䘉Ӌᢰ
ॆ⭊ᡆਆԓⲴӪüüᐢ㓿ᔰ࿻ਁ⧠ ᵟⲴਁኅᴹ⵰䟽㾱Ⲵ᜿ѹ৺֌⭘ˈ
ԆԜⲴᐕ֌↓൘⎸ཡDŽ
ަѝᰒᴹᡁԜ亴ᵏⲴҏᴹ᜿ᯉѻཆ
ᖡ૽Ⲵ亶ฏवᤜᮉ㛢ǃ
⽮Պ‫ޣ‬㌫ǃ
ᒤˈབྷ㓖 Ⲵࣣࣘ࣋Ӿ Ⲵˈ
һ᮷㙼ᐕ֌DŽྲӺˈ䘉㊫ᐕ֌Ⲵঐ∄ 䳀⿱ǃᆹ‫⭊ˈޘ‬㠣≁ѫ䰞仈DŽā
J.K. Rowling, British author
Natalie Portman, US actress
J.K. Ꭽ၀ֻͺඌˊ໦ᝯ
৵҈ᵎచᒵ̺㜗Ԏȡλ᭜຦ᩲᘼ䔶
ԛγ⺋㏼⩌➖႓হ倅ぶ⣝АጹќᲒ
᪴႓Გ䃮ᬻ㜗ጞ⮱͒㖰হᮧᚔȡѳ
᭜຦ࣾ⣝㜗ጞᎣ̺ᔘͽȡ
ౕᒵ็ϧⱩ͚喑㒄⥠᭜᜽ߌϧธ⮱
А㶕ȡѳ᭜ౕ䔆ヴ⑁䃟䛹喑㒄⥠ຠ
ธ̻৵҈⮱ℂ͇⩌Й⩲䄵γ㜗ጞᎡ
䒨ᬣ᝭㏼ࢳ⮱ఝ㠓ȡ
Failure meant a stripping away of
the inessential. I stopped pretending
to myself that I was anything other
than what I was, and began to direct
all my energy into finishing the only
work that mattered to me. Had I
really succeeded at anything else, I
might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I
believed I truly belonged.
๞䉒ᘼঠⱭ‫⻨ޒ‬ᢶ䗐ψ̺ᓲ㺮⮱͉
㺬ȡ᜾఍ₑ̺‫ں‬ї㷲㜗ጞȠ䔉⻨㜗
᜾喑㔹䛺᫝ᐭ໸ិ᝭ᰶ㇫߈ᩫౕᄦ
᜾ᰭ䛺㺮⮱θᗲ̷ȡຯ᳉ౕ‫ڣ‬Ѓ䶳
ഌ᜽ߌ䓴喑᜾ज㘪ᅞ̺чឫ‫ݝ‬喑ౕ
̭͗᜾⶛Ԏ㜗ጞⱌₐᆋλ⮱㝋झ̷
ःᓄ᜽ߌ⮱۠ᓰȡ
Failure gave me an inner security
that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me
things about myself that I could have
learned no other way. I discovered
that I had a strong will, and more
discipline than I had suspected; I
also found out that I had friends
whose value was truly above the
price of rubies.
๞䉒Ҭ᜾⮱‫ڲ‬ᓰϔ⩌̭⻺Ⴖ‫ڕ‬ᙌ喑
䔆᭜᜾ϻ㔰䄂͚⇎ᰶᓄ‫ݝ‬䓴⮱ȡ๞
䉒䃖᜾ⰸ⌲㜗ጞ喑䔆Ό᭜᜾䕇䓴‫ڣ‬
Ѓ᫦ᐼᬍ∂Ҁч⮱ȡ᜾ࣾ⣝喑᜾℁
㜗ጞ䃑ͧ⮱喑㺮ᰶᰡᑧ⮱ᘼᔄহ㜗
‫߈ݣ‬ȡ᜾䔅ࣾ⣝喑᜾᠒ᰶ℁჊ⴠᰡ
ߍ⣺䉢⮱᰸ࣸȡ
Personal happiness lies in knowing
that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life.
Ꭵ⺼ౕλⴒ䖀⩌≨̺᭜̭Ъ␯ϛ⮱
᜽㐖ࢂ喑ҍ⮱䉱ࢳȠキࢳ喑䘪̺᭜ҍ
⮱⩌≨ȡ
As is a tale, so is life: not how long
it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
⩌≨ᅞ‫׼‬ᩲθ̭ᵤ喟ౕ̺ͻ䪬ⴚ喑㔹
ౕλ䉕䛼喑䔆᝺᭜ᰭ䛺㺮⮱ȡ
‫܉ޛ‬ᕺeฉྲడֻͺඌˊ໦ᝯ
㔨䃾倅᝸喟䄤ᄳ㨊ᵳᴴ∕‫ڲ‬ღ㔨䃾͚ͧ᪴喑ౕ ᰵ
ᬒ͚ࡵ ◦‫ࣾݺ‬䔮㜠 [email protected]
ᝃĄ͚పᬒ្䄨㔲Ԟͽ䘕ą‫ڙ‬ф᰺ߎत喑䄤∕ᬻༀऺȠ
႓ᵎȠ᝭ౕ೻ጯȡᰭҠ㔨䃾᣽ӈ㔲ᄳ㣤ᓄ㇫㒻⹩৮
̭Ъ喑Ꭳౕক̶᱙្‫ڙ‬фत͚ࣾጰȡ
̷᱌㣤຃㔲喟⎃ࢄ䪬⇆⎃ࢄ‫͇ۉ‬๔႓㦸⻭ͪ
“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only
I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan
and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without
doing the work. This is a disease in our society. ”
CURRENT
QUOTES
͚పᬒ្㑾ࣹ䄚᫝䬨
— Madonna, US singer
Ą⇎ᰶϧⴒ䖀᜾⮱᝭㻮᝭䬨喑गᰶ᜾᝺㘪䃟
䔝᜾㜗ጞ⮱ᩲθȡ‫ڣ‬ЃШ҂ᘠ㺮䄂ఫ䔆ᵤև
⮱ϧ䘪᭜俄ၽহ‫⨉ר‬ȡग䔪Ⅿࢠᬣ⮱ᔘᙌࢡ
ౕ䔆ヴᙌϧ㜠⌞⮱⑁䃟͚喑∏➦ᰩ
㶿䱟γ㜗ጞⰸѩᐭᠯ⮱ϧ⩌㗹ऻ⮱
ᩲθȡౕ৵҈䄨Γᬣ喑᜾Й⮱ຠ⺋Ό
ᰫ̭Ꮣ̺㜗Ԏౝ៙̺䊤๡Გȡ
ѳ᭜喑຦吅吅ߗ߈喑‫ٸ‬᰺γ⃼̭͗ᠾ
ᝅȡ఍ͧ㜗ጞ⑁অ⮱䏘Ъ喑∏➦ᰩౕ
I realized that seriousness for seriousness’s sake was its own kind of
trophy, and a dubious one, a pose I
sought to counter some half-imagined argument about who I was.
᜾ࣾ⣝喑ͧγ͒㖰㔹͒㖰喑䔆᱙䏘ᅞ
᭜̭⻺㮇㢐喑᭜̭⻺὎Ḟ͑ज喑᭜
ͧγࣺោ᜾ᘠ䆎‫⮱ܧ‬㜗᜾㔹䛴ः⮱
̭⻺༬ᔮȡ
Ⱕࣺ喑गᰶ䓴⼸͚⮱ᔘͽ喑᝺㘪䃖㜗
ጞⱌₐᓄ‫ݝ‬Ϙऄȡ
And the joy and work ethic and virtuosity we bring to the particular can
impart a singular type of enjoyment
to those we give to and of course,
ourselves.
և᳽θᬣ⮱ᔘͽȠ᪙͇হ▶▘㏜䱿喑
जВ㐆᜾Й᰺ߎ⮱ᄦ䆎ፓᲒ̭⻺
➦Ⴧ⮱Ϙऄ喑ᒀ♣Ό䃖᜾Й㜗ጞᓄ
‫ݝ‬Ϙऄȡ
Make use of the fact that you don’t
doubt yourself too much right
now. As we get older, we get more
realistic, and that includes about our
own abilities — or lack thereof. And
we see that realism does us no favors.
㺮ສສ‫⩕ݖ‬ҍຯϷ̺᭜䗐͵ᔭ⪾㜗
ጞ䔆Уθ喑䮼ⱭᎡ咱෋䪬喑᜾Йअ
ᓄᰡߍ⣝჋喑䔆࠲᠙ᄦ᜾Й㜗ጞ㘪
߈হ㑧䮤⮱䃑ⴒ喑㔹䔆⻺⣝჋ᄦ᜾
Й⇎ᰶສัȡ
̺㺮რᕂ㜗ጞ⮱ᬍⴒহ⇎ᰶ㏼侹喑
䔆ψ䘪᭜ҍ⠙̭ᬍι⮱䉏ჹȡ
Your inexperience is an asset, and
will allow you to think in original
and unconventional ways. Accept
your lack of knowledge and use it as
your asset.
ҍ⮱ᬍ㏼侹᭜⻺䉏ჹ喑㘪䃖ҍᰶ࣌
݈হ䌠‫ܧ‬፥㻱⮱◦ၽȡᣒऄҍⴒ䃳
̷⮱࡛ͼ喑ិႰᒀ᜽䉏ჹᲒ⩕ȡ
Getting out of your own concerns,
and caring about some else’s life for
a while, reminds you that you are not
the center of the universe.
䌠‫ܧ‬ҍ㜗ጞ⮱θ喑֣ᅁ‫ڠ‬ᓰ̸̭Ѓ
ϧ⮱⩌≨喑䔆ч᣽䚿ҍ喑ҍ̺᭜Ⴔ
჆⮱͚ᓰȡ
For more bilingual news, scan the code.
Ą᜾̺чᄦ᜽ߌ̸ჇͶććѳ喍᜾ⴒ䖀喎๞䉒ᅞᘼঠⱭࣾ⩌θᩲᝃ₨ώȡą
ÿÿ͹䛹•᫜➦‫ٸ‬喑⦋ธ⮨ᆞუ
“I will not offer a
definition of success …
The only definition (of
failure) is to have an
accident or die.”
— Ueli Steck, Swiss mountaineer
̺ᙬ䌼჋ౝጒ҉喑䔆ᅞ᭜ᒀϷ⹫ч⮱⫲⫴ȡą
ÿÿ叓ᒀཉ喑㒻ప⁹᝸
䓾ᬒ喑㒻ప⣜⤰ᒞ͇ₐౕウิᐭ៺叓ᒀཉ
⮱э䃝❴喍biopic
喑ѳ᭜叓ᒀཉࢡᄦₑᲮ̺ͧ
␎ȡ䔆䘕ऺͧȨ䛾ࣾ䛻ᓰȩBlonde Ambition
⮱э䃝❴⮱‫ޔ‬᱙䃫Ⴧλ̷̓㏗ ᎡА⮱㏪㏓喑
⩞㒻ప᫝ϧ㑃‫ޔ‬з‫ݖ‬᫜ • 䰺‫ڝ‬ᓤ喍Elyse Hollander喎᧝‫ۆ‬ȡ
‫ޔ‬᱙䃟䔝叓ᒀཉౕᎡ䒨ᬣ⼨ᅲ㏪㏓‫҉ݣ‬す
̭ᑍਫ਼❴喑ϻ㝋㔲䒙ಸͧ≮㵹⁹᝸Ꭳϻₑ䊝㏏
ͽಈ⮱ᩲθȡ
♣㔹喑叓ᒀཉ䃑ͧ䔆䘕‫ޔ‬᱙‫Ɑ␎ٲ‬ф็̺
჋Ԏᖜ喑⇎ᰶ㏼䓴຦᱙ϧ⮱䃑जᅞᄳ͸៺ᥱ᜽
⩢ᒞ᭜У䲋፥ᙇ㵏⮱θᗲȡ
Ȩ䛾ࣾ䛻ᓰȩ䔆̭ऺႄ⎽λ叓ᒀཉ Ꭱ ⮱ ̓⩹ጎఋ⑁ਫ਼чȡ຦ ᱙ϧᰫ఍ₑ 㢐 㣤 ᵩ
㣞㒻ᰭҠ䪬ヴ䴠ͽᒂᒞፓ຃喍Best Long Form
Music Video
ȡ
ᰵ ᬒ喑㷘⼝ͧ⦋ธᱧக喍Swiss
Machine喎⮱⦋ธ䕌ᨭऺᄳ͹䛹 • ᫜➦‫ٸ‬
ౕૉ侙៶䯲ᆞ㘶⤍⽳᱄⣈ምᆞࡧͧ⮨䶣
և۳ิᬣ̺Ꭵ಍ώ喑ϘᎡ ᆮȡ
᫜➦‫ٸ‬᭜⣝А䕌ᨭ䓽ߕ⮱䶳ᄩ
㔲喑ᰫ ᒮ ᰺ 䓴 ‫ ็ ⤰ ڕ‬Ꮤ 㦄 ऺ ⮱ 倅 ᆞ
䮖 ም喑݈ ̸ ็ 䶦 䕌 ᨭ ㏗ ᒂ喑䔅 ͑ ⁎ 㢐
㛧 ⮨ ᆞ ⩹ ⮱ ຒ ᫜ ࢎ ຃ ÿ ÿ 䛾 ‫ ۝‬䩽 ຃
喍G olden Ice A xe喎ȡᬖౕ Ꭱ喑
Ѓ ᅞౕ ᬍ ӈ⅔̸᜽ ߌ⮨ 䶣̓⩹ᰭ倅
ም喑⤍⽳᱄⣈ም ⊤ ᠁ ㆠ ȡ
ౕᰭ䓾⮱‫܍‬Ꭱ䛹喑᫜➦‫ౕͧⰡ̭ٸ‬
Ą⤍ምȠ≈ၽም䔋⾬䶦Ⱋą և۳ิȡЃ
ጹ᱈ౕ ̺ ፓ⅔⅁ ⮱ ᗲ ̸ۢ‫ ٵ‬ᨭ ⮨ ̷ ⤍
ም喑䮼ࢠᨭ⮨℄䗨⮱≈ၽም ⊤᠁ ㆠ ȡ
ᅩ⇷ᅁ⮱᭒႐⤍ም⮨ᆞ႐ϻ⃼Ꭱ⮱
̶ᰵᠮ㐚‫ݝ‬ρᰵȡϷᎡЃកツౕ ᰵ͚
ᬙႹ᜽䔆̭ᨭ⮨䃎ܿȡ̺Ꭵ⮱᭜喑Ѓ᜽γ
ϷᎡ᭒႐⮨ᆞ႐㞯す̭Ѻ䕴䯫㔲ȡ
Fun | LIFE 21
CHINA DAILY Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Language tips
Horoscope
Crossword
Capricorn (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
BETTER CHINESE
Your ideas may appear unorthodox to some, but once developed,
they will come across as genius. Spend time working out the
details in the privacy of your home. Domestic changes are
encouraged.
夸耀 Brag about; show off
Aquarius (JAN. 20-FEB. 19)
Deal with matters concerning institutions and foreign affairs
diplomatically. You'll have to use your ingenuity to come up with
a plan that will not result in ramifications affecting others.
例:他从不在人面前夸耀自己。
Pisces (FEB. 20-MARCH 20)
An idea you have can be taken to the next level. Call in favors if it
will help you move forward faster. An unexpected encounter will
turn into a joint venture.
Aries (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Be creative when dealing with surprises. Taking the time to do
something special for a loved one will be appreciated. A unique
relationship will evolve if you discuss your needs.
He never brags about himself.
亏待 Treat unfairly; treat shabbily
Taurus (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
Offer to help someone in need and make a point to be mindful of
others. How you relate to others will determine how successful
you are and the progress you'll make.
例:你放心吧, 我一定不亏待他。
! "# Gemini (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
Across
1 Spanish red
wine
6 Taters
11 Insult, slangily
14 Actor Ed who
voiced Carl Fredricksen in Up
15 Tim ___, NFL
player known for
kneeling in
prayer
16 Environmental
prefix
17 1940s-’50s
Dodgers great
who lent
support to
Jackie Robinson
19 Moving day
vehicle
20 Prefix with vision
or market
21 Teri ___, Best
Supporting
Actress
nominee for
Tootsie
22 Dallas family
name
24 Bread unit
26 Australian gem
export
27 Comedian who
hosted the 2014
Oscars
33 Egypt’s capital
34 Sent back to a
lower court
36 The Addams
Family cousin
37 Tot’s
three-wheeler
39 I, to a
psychologist
40 Admonishment
for public
displays of
affection
43 Verbally spar
45 Actress with the
classic line “You
had me at hello”
48 Tatters
49 News anchor
Lester
Yesterday’s solution
50 “___ español?”
52 ___ Spring
(2010s
movement)
54 Impact sound in
the comics
58 Wed follower
59 Carefree
existences … or,
punnily, what
17-, 27- and
45-Across have
62 Shout before
“You’re it!”
63 The Faerie
Queene woman
whose name
means “peace”
64 Gossip, from the
Yiddish
65 Mister Rogers’
Neighborhood
airer
66 Ohio city where
Goodyear is
headquartered
67 Cry when
accepting a
challenge
Down
1 In awe
2 “Aha!”
3 First-year law
student
4 Dealer in
diamonds
5 “All bets ___ off”
6 Attack from a
low-flying plane
7 Jury member
8 Lyft competitor
9 Uno + uno
10 Popeye’s son
11 Hors d’oeuvre
often topped
with paprika
12 Words of
confidence
Comics
DILBERT
F-MINUS
13
18
23
25
26
27
Spotify selection
“Yipe!”
Alert
Musician Yoko
“This one’s ___”
Vaping need,
informally
28 “Catch you on
the flip side”
29 Ones eschewing
trash cans
30 Dirty coating
31 Cartoon shriek
32 “Speaking of
which …,” for
example
35 Active person
37 Pedicurists work
on them
38 The New Yorker
cartoonist Chast
41 ___-retentive
42 Crown, scepter,
etc
43 Leather punch
44 Share with one’s
followers, in a
way
46 From the capital
of Tibet
47 Timber wolf
50 URL starter
51 Moby-Dick
captain
52 State definitively
53 Cabinet
member who
once appeared
beside her
impersonator on
SNL
55 Prince in Frozen
56 Regarding
57 Not nice
60 Bother
61 “This might be
of interest …,”
for short
Your emotions will play tricks on you. Be careful not to react too
quickly if someone does something you deem suspicious. Gather
evidence before you point fingers.
Don’t worry. I won’t treat him shabbily.
Cancer (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
力所能及 $ %# &
An unusual development with someone close to you will require
attention. Taking the lead and making a physical gesture will help
keep the peace. Women and children will inspire you.
Within one’s ability; in one’s power
Leo (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
例:让学生参加一些力所能及的劳动。
Don’t fight the impossible. You have more going your way than
you realize. Speak up and compromise to get what you want.
Travel and communication are encouraged.
%'( ( $ %# & ) $ *
Virgo (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)
You’ll convince others to see things your way. Attending a
business meeting, scheduling an interview or taking a course
that will add to your skills or knowledge will bring good results.
Libra (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23)
A money matter will fare far better if you separate your feelings
from the process. Investing in your surroundings or something
that will affect your living arrangements must be done with intelligence, not your emotions.
Scorpio (OCT. 24-NOV. 22)
Let the students do the kind of physical work that
they are capable of.
From The Contemporary Chinese Dictionary, Foreign Language Teaching and Research
Press
BETTER ENGLISH
Handle relationship issues swiftly. Be open to discussion of what
needs to be done to make things better. Offer suggestions and
put your plans in motion.
每年5月10日为“中国品牌日”
Sagittarius (NOV. 23-DEC. 21)
Keep personal information a secret by protecting your passwords and keeping your feelings, financial concerns or health
issues to yourself. Personal changes look promising, and
romance is encouraged.
Bridge
Brian Tracy, a motivational
public speaker and self-development author, said: “Move
out of your comfort zone. You
can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try
something new.”
At the bridge table, you
will occasionally be in an
awkward position, maybe
even one that you have not
faced before. Then, how do
you decide what to do?
Look at today’s South
hand. It is strong and you are
hoping to have a lengthy,
informative auction with
your partner, when annoyingly East opens three spades
— yes, spades! What would
be your call, given that only
your side is vulnerable?
It is not obvious what to
do: pass, double, three
no-trump or some number
of diamonds. Each could be
the winner.
At the table in the 2016 Yeh
Online World Bridge Cup,
Shih Juei Yu (South for the
Yeh team) overcalled three
no-trump, which would be a
popular
choice.
Then,
though, the auction ran out of
control. Wang Ping (North)
bid four hearts, South cor-
国务院办公厅批复同意设立“中国品牌日”。
批复称,同意自2017年起,将每年5月10日设
立为“中国品牌日”,具体工作由国家发改
委商有关部门组织实施。
China’s State Council has approved a “Chinese
Brands Day”, to be held on May 10 each year
starting this year, according to a statement
made public on May 2.
5月2日公开的批复显示,国务院同意自2017年
起,将每年5月10日设立为“中国品牌日”。
rected to five diamonds,
North continued higher with
six clubs, and South tried six
diamonds. West lost patience
and doubled, eventually collecting 800.
At the other table, East
passed as dealer, Agustin
Madala (South for Lavazza)
opened one spade, West
made a debatable takeout
double, Benedicte Cronier
(North) responded two
clubs,
East
unwisely
advanced with two hearts,
South made a takeout double, and North happily
passed. This also went down
three, minus 500, giving Lavazza 16 international match
points en route to the title.
Misfits are miserable.
Kakuro
2016年6月20日,国务院办公厅发布《关于
发挥品牌引领作用推动供需结构升级的意见》,
提出设立“中国品牌日”(Chinese Brands Day)。
建立“中国品牌日”旨在大力宣传知名自主
品牌(publicize brands owned independently
by Chinese companies),讲好中国品牌故事。
“中国品牌日”鼓励各级电视台、广播电台
以及平面、网络等媒体,在重要时段(prime
time)、重要版面(front page)安排自主品牌
公益宣传。
鼓励定期举办中国自主品牌博览会
(holding expositions for Chinese brands
on a regular basis)。
鼓励在重点出入境口岸设置自主品牌
产品展销厅(setting up exhibition halls
for products of domestic brands at major
entry and exit ports)。
鼓励在世界重要市场举办中国自主品牌
巡展推介会(hosting promotional tours
for domestic brands at major global markets),
扩大自主品牌的知名度和影响力(expand
visibility and influence of domestic brands)。
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crossword puzzle. Some black cells
contain a diagonal slash from top
left to bottom right with numbers in
them, called “the clues”. A number
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Warriors waiting in the wings
After sweeping Utah, Curry and crew
set to face winner of Rockets-Spurs
SALT LAKE CITY — After
getting off to a fast start, the
Golden State Warriors put a
quick finish to the Utah Jazz
in their NBA Western Conference semifinal on Monday
night.
With the series sweep, the
Warriors are now four wins
from another NBA Finals —
and so far nobody can slow
them down.
“We have a lot of talent,”
said Stephen Curry, who
drained 30 points in Golden
State’s 121-95 triumph in
Game 4.
“We never know who is
going to have a hot night.
“We try to move the ball,
use each other to create open
shots. When we do that, the
ball is hopping and a lot of
good things happen.”
The defending Western
Conference champions have
swept both their series this
spring and now await the
winner of the Rockets-Spurs
semifinal, which is tied at 2-2.
The Warriors kept pace
with defending champion
Cleveland in what is shaping
up as a third straight NBA
Finals matchup. Both teams
are 8-0 thus far.
“Steph was Steph and we
fed off him,” said Warriors
interim head coach Mike
Brown.
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry points after scoring against the Utah Jazz in Monday’s Game 4
of their NBA Western Conference semifinal in Salt Lake City. Curry paced the Warriors with 30 points
as Golden State won 121-95 to complete a four-game sweep. RICK BOWMER / AP
Brown said before the
game he hoped his team
would get out to a fast start,
and the Warriors did exactly
that.
Golden State led 39-17 at
the end of the first quarter
after an onslaught from Klay
Thompson and Curry, who
combined to shoot 6 for 8 in
the opening 12 minutes.
Thompson finished with
21, Kevin Durant scored 18
and Draymond Green posted his third career playoff
triple-double with 17 points,
10 rebounds and 11 assists.
Gordon Hayward led the
Jazz with 25 points and Shelvin Mack chipped in 18.
“The most important thing
was we imposed our will on
the game and we played it at
our pace,” Green said.
Curry entered the game
averaging 26.7 points in the
playoffs, but Thompson had
been struggling against the
Jazz.
He rebounded from a sixpoint effort in Game 3 with
back-to-back jumpers out the
gate. Curry then drained consecutive 3s and the rout was
on.
The Jazz started 3 for 16
from the field as Golden State
hit from all areas en route to
shooting 57.1 percent in the
first quarter.
Curry picked up right
where he left off after an
11-point fourth quarter in
Game 3 with a 14-point first
quarter and combined with
Thompson and Green for 29
points in the period.
The Jazz used a 14-0 run
early in the second quarter,
sparked by the suddenly
active Dante Exum and Derrick Favors, to cut the lead to
10 points.
Utah closed the half with a
12-2 run to trail 60-52 at halftime, but every time the Jazz
made a significant run the
rest of the way, the Warriors
answered and pushed the
lead back to double digits.
Utah’s postseason ended a
four-year playoff drought.
Hayward developed into an
All-Star and Rudy Gobert
became a Defensive Player of
the Year candidate.
The addition of George
Hill, Joe Johnson and Boris
Diaw to the corps of Hayward, Gobert, Favors, Hood
and Joe Ingles produced
Utah’s first second-round
appearance since 2010.
“It’s been a unique arc for
us,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder
said.
“The adversity that kind of
continued to rear its head,
and the way these guys dealt
with it. It was apropos
tonight. What happened,
happened. We simply got blitzed.”
Resilient Capitals going home for Game 7
force a Game 7 in their seesaw
Eastern Conference semifinal.
This is the fourth time the
two teams will meet in a winner-take-all. The Penguins
have won each of the previous
three.
“I haven’t been here forever
but, one, I’ve never been in a
Game 7,” said Washington forward T.J. Oshie, who opened
the scoring with a first-period
powerplay goal.
“Two, I’ve never been past
the second round. I know how
much it would mean to me
and I imagine it would be the
same to every guy in this locker room.”
The Capitals are as close as
they’ve ever been to their first
appearance in the conference
final in 19 years after rallying
from a 3-1 series deficit to win
Game 5 at home and then
delivering a masterful performance 48 hours later in a
city that’s often been their
burial ground..
Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom celebrates with Andre
Burakovsky after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during
Monday’s Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal at PPG
Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Capitals won 5-2.
CHARLES LECLAIRE / USA TODAY SPORTS
A year ago, Washington
trailed Pittsburgh 3-1 in the
second round, won Game 5 at
home only to fall in overtime
of Game 6. Intent on not
repeating history yet again,
the Capitals jumped on the
defending Stanley Cup champions early and didn’t relent
until the things were well in
hand and a once raucous arena was largely empty.
“Since Game 3 we’ve had a
sense of calmness about what
we’re doing,” Washington
coach Barry Trotz said. “We’re
having fun now. The fun part
has been the obstacle.”
Jake Guentzel picked up his
playoff-leading ninth goal and
Evgeni Malkin added another
52 seconds later late in the
third period to make the score
look cosmetically better, but
the Penguins were never in it.
Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 21 saves and
received little help in front
him.
“I think we were probably
guilty of making a few mistakes early on and then probably chasing our mistakes after
that,” said Pittsburgh captain
Sidney Crosby, who had an
assist in 20 minutes but was
largely a nonfactor in his second game back after missing
Game 4 with a concussion.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his line
combinations reuniting the
HBK line (Carl Hagelin, Nick
Bonino and Phil Kessel) that
played an instrumental part
in the team’s Cup run last
spring.
Sullivan also moved rookie
Guentzel alongside Malkin
and put Conor Sheary with
Crosby.
None of it worked, as Washington pushed the Penguins
around.
Crosby took a nasty spill in
the first period when he was
slammed into the end boards
head-first while he tangled
with Carlson. He remained in
the game but found little
room to work.
Then again, neither did any
of his teammates as Washington dominated.
Pittsburgh’s first shot in the
opening 17 minutes was a 136foot flip by Brian Dumoulin
that made its way to Braden
Holtby for the first of his 16
saves. By then the Capitals
already had a 1-0 lead on
Oshie’s fourth of the playoffs.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BASEBALL
No snoozing: Yanks shine following all-nighter
Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in Cincinnati. Tanaka posted his fifth
straight win, 10-4. JOE ROBBINS / GETTY IMAGES / AFP
CINCINNATI — The New
York Yankees know how to
pull an all-nighter and come
up aces.
Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered and Masahiro
Tanaka won his fifth consecutive start as the Yankees shook
off a long game and a short
night’s sleep, beating the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 on Monday
night.
New York, winner of six in a
row, has the best record in the
majors at 21-9 and is 12 games
over .500 for the first time
since 2015.
Better yet, the Yankees
were awake to enjoy all of it.
“Guys were really fatigued,”
manager Joe Girardi said.
“That shows you something
about these guys.”
Their biggest challenge was
overcoming the strain from
an 18-inning, 5-4 win at Wrigley Field in Chicago that
ended just 18 hours earlier.
The Yankees didn’t land in
the Cincinnati area until 5:08
am, and the sun was up when
some of them finally fell
asleep.
Players sipped caffeinated
I saw my team
score that run
but in the bottom
of the 18th, I fell
asleep.”
Masahiro Tanaka, on Yanks’
18-inning win over Cubs
drinks and yawned in the
clubhouse before the game.
The best-rested Yankee was
Tanaka (5-1), who arrived in
Cincinnati on Sunday night
and watched the marathon
game on television in his
hotel room.
Well, most of it.
“I watched all the way until
the 18th inning,” Tanaka said
through a translator. “After I
saw my team score that run in
the bottom of the 18th, I fell
asleep.”
Tanaka gave the Yankees
what they needed after their
all-nighter, going seven
innings on 112 pitches to rest
the bullpen. He allowed four
runs — Joey Votto drove in
three with a single and a
homer — while ending the
Reds’ five-game winning
streak.
“That’s a big boost for
them,” Reds manager Bryan
Price said. “They play 18
innings, and then their starter goes seven. That puts them
in a lot better shape for
tomorrow.”
Gary Sanchez got the Yankees going with his bases-loaded single off Rookie Davis in
the first. Didi Gregorius also
drove in a pair off Davis, who
went to the Reds in the trade
for closer Aroldis Chapman
after the 2015 season.
Gardner and Holliday connected in the eighth inning as
the Yankees pulled away.
New York committed a pair
of errors in the infield and
had a runner thrown out at
second base while tagging on
a flyout.
Girardi gave Aaron Judge
and Starlin Castro a day out of
the starting lineup, and he’ll
Zhang elected
to FIFA Council
China’s Zhang Jian has been
elected to the FIFA Council by
acclimation, along with South
Korea’s Chung Mong-gyu and
the Philippines’ Mariano Araneta.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations held elections for the
four spots allocated to Asia on
the FIFA Council at the AFC
Congress on Monday.
Zhang’s election is regarded
as a step toward China someday holding a FIFA World Cup.
The fourth seat was made
available after Kuwaiti Sheikh
Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah,
resigned on April 30. He is facing corruption allegations in
the US.
GOLF
Romo fails in bid to
qualify for US Open
Retired Dallas Cowboys
quarterback Tony Romo’s bid
to play in the US Open ended
in a local qualifier on Monday
in Texas.
Romo shot a 3-over 75 at
Split Rail Links & Golf Club
near Dallas and was not one of
the seven qualifiers who finished 2-under or better to
advance to the sectional from
a field of 115 hopefuls.
Romo was 1-over after an
eagle on the par-5 14th, but
dunked his tee shot on the
next in the water and took a
triple bogey that ended his
chances.
ICE HOCKEY
ASSOCIATED PRESS
ICE HOCKEY
PITTSBURGH — The
Washington Capitals are well
aware of their franchise’s
inglorious past, one filled
with unmet expectations and
gut-wrenching collapses.
And they don’t care. It’s not
1992. It’s not 1996, 2009 or
2016, for that matter.
The Capitals spent the better part of the NHL season
insisting that this time, things
would be different. No longer
were they burdened by the
weight of the team’s history of
playoff flameouts, one most of
the guys in red, white and
blue had nothing to do with.
Backed up to the precipice
against a rival that’s tormented them for decades, the Capitals finally punched back on
Monday night.
And they punched back
hard.
Andre Burakovsky scored
twice and Nicklas Backstrom
sniped his sixth goal of the
playoffs as Washington beat
the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 to
SOCCER
give a couple more players
some rest on Tuesday to help
them fully recover from the
six-hour game in Chicago.
Judge was looking forward
to facing Davis — the two
became friends in the Yankees’ minor league system
and text every few days. His
day off scuttled the matchup.
“Yeah, it would have been
fun to face him, but maybe I
lucked out not facing him,”
Judge said before the game.
The Yankees are 8-2 against
the NL this season. The Reds
are 1-3 against the AL. The Yankees lead their all-time interleague series with the Reds 9-7.
In the seventh inning,
reliever Drew Storen plunked
Aaron Hicks, Sanchez and
Chase Headley. All three
stayed in the game. Storen
became the first Reds pitcher
to hit three in an inning since
Raul Sanchez plunked three
Phillies in 1960.
“It’s frustrating,” Girardi
said. “We’ve been already beat
up. We know he’s not trying to
hit them.”
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Canada, Russia
on track at worlds
Favorites Canada and Russia kept their unbeaten
records intact at the world
championships on Monday
with wins over Belarus and
Germany respectively.
In Paris, defending champion Canada crushed Belarus
6-0 in Group B for a maximum
nine points from three matches, extending its winning
streak at the worlds to 10
games. Team Canada earlier
beat the Czech Republic 4-1
and whipped Slovenia 7-2.
Brayden Point of the Tampa
Bay Lightning started and finished the scoring for Canada,
while Nate MacKinnon of the
Colorado Avalanche fired two
goals to grab the tournament
lead, with five.
In Cologne, Germany, Russia beat tournament co-host
Germany 6-3 to top Group A
with eight points.
BASKETBALL
Lowry, Ibaka will
test free agency
After another unsuccessful
attempt at taking down LeBron
James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors face a
summer of change.
After the Cavs swept Toronto
from the NBA playoffs on Sunday, the Raptors announced
that Kyle Lowry will opt out of
the final year of his contract to
test free agency.
Forwards Serge Ibaka and PJ
Tucker, acquired at the trade
deadline to beef up Toronto’s
front line, are also free agents,
as is forward Patrick Patterson.
Lowry on Monday confirmed
he has declined a $12 million
option for the final season of
the four-year, $48 million contract he signed in July 2014.
SPORT CLIMBING
Orphans benefit
from Mashan event
Last Sunday’s ChinaASEAN mountain outdoor
sports tourism congress in
Mashan county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,
raised 210,000 yuan in donations, to be used to pay tuition
fees for 10 oprhans, from primary schools to colleges, and
to purchase sports equipment
for primary schools in the
region’s underdeveloped areas.
A total of 138 sport climbers
took part in the competition,
with Qu Changfeng from Hunan and Pan Xuhua from Jiangxi winning the men’s and
women’s pro group titles,
while Fang Yefei and Xie Yue
finished first in the men’s and
women’s open groups.
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SOCCER
Atletico battles
both history
and insecurity
Top: Runners compete in a medley relay in Shanghai last weekend to promote the upcoming Shanghai Diamond League meet. Open to amateurs, the race attracted 120
teams from around the nation and winners will showcase their talent alongside top professionals in front of tens of thousands of spectators at Shanghai Stadium on Saturday.
Above left: Subway stations in Shanghai display Diamond League promotions. Above right: An online animated interactive game about the league has been set up for smart
phone users, who can download the game, press the screen and take part in simulated competition — with a chance to win a real diamond. PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY
ATHLETICS
Diamond gets new glint
By CHEN XIANGFENG
[email protected]
Since the retirement of
Olympic and world champion
hurdler Liu Xiang in 2015, China has been searching for
another track and field megastar.
Hosting elite international
meets like the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing and the annual Shanghai
Diamond League has helped
establish a platform for homegrown athletes to hone their
skills against the world’s best
— but that’s not enough.
Greater efforts are needed
to promote athletics at the
grassroots level and among
young athletes in order to
spark passion for the sport.
This year’s organizing committee of the Shanghai Diamond League, the second of 14
global competitions from May
to September, has found new
ways to get people involved.
The latest was Sunday’s
amateur relay race in Shanghai that attracted 120 teams
from around the nation and
included male and female runners from all walks of life.
A novel rule of relay was
applied: The first runner completed four laps on the standard 400m track, and
teammates subsequently ran
three, two and one. The third
2015 Beijing world championship 110m winner Sergey
Shubenkov and Chinese 110m
No 1 Xie Wenjun.
A series of online and offline
interactive activities has also
boosted
the
Diamond
League’s profile.
Called “Diamond on the Fingertip,” the program was
launched last month and anyone can play the customized
html5 game on a smartphone.
Comprised of various athletics events, including running,
long jump and shot put, the
top three finishers with the
best grades in 12 days will have
a chance to win an actual diamond.
Creative promotions have
runner had to be female.
The top 10 teams will square
off in the final at Shanghai Stadium on Saturday in a warmup event before the Diamond
League guns off under the
floodlights.
On Thursday, local students
will have a chance at face-toface meetings with their idols
when they take part in a fun
competition featuring Rio
Olympic 110m hurdles silver
medalist Orlando Ortega,
also taken over Shanghai subway stations, with colorfullydecorated
displays
and
creative slogans urging people
to check out the Diamond
League meet.
Weibo users are encouraged
to share these designs and slogans through photos, with
tickets awarded to some lucky
participants.
The Shanghai meet will feature several international
stars, including Jamaican
sprinter Elaine Thompson,
Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago
da Silva, US sprinter Justin
Gatlin and German brothers
Robert and Christoph Harting, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champions.
MADRID — For all the
changes coach Diego Simeone has made at Atletico
Madrid, one thing remains
the same — an inferiority
complex when faced with its
richer, more successful
cross-city rival Real Madrid.
Atletico faces a huge task
to overturn a 3-0 semifinal
first-leg deficit if it is to avoid
elimination at the hands of
Real in the Champions
League for a fourth consecutive season in the last European game ever to be played
at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium on Wednesday.
Simeone has been in
charge for what he described
as “nearly six marvelous
years.”
In that time he has led
Atletico to its first league
title in 18 years, ended a
14-year winless streak
against Real and put the club
back on the map in Europe.
But the losses in the past
three seasons have been all
the more heartbreaking
because they’ve come by the
slimmest of margins.
Real equalized in the 93rd
minute of the 2014 final en
route to winning its longawaited 10th European Cup.
Another late goal edged a
quarterfinal tie 1-0 in 2015,
and last year it took a penalty
shootout to separate the two
when they again met in the
final.
For the first time, last
week’s first leg truly showed
the gulf that still exists
between the sides in terms of
resources.
Real’s financial muscle
even threatens to break up
this Atletico side.
Theo Hernandez looks set
to become the first player to
cross the Madrid divide
since 2000 this summer.
A move for the 19-year-old
is seen as Real’s first step to
breaking a gentleman’s
agreement not to poach
Atletico’s best players ahead
of a bid to snatch their top
scorer, Antoine Griezmann,
in 2018.
A huge banner held by
Real fans before the Bernabeau kickoff last Tuesday
read: “Tell me how does it
feel?”
Unbowed
And yet as the stadium
emptied nearly two hours
later, it was Atletico fans,
beaten but unbowed, who
sang the club’s anthem.
That scene was repeated
as Atletico fans remained
behind after Saturday’s 1-0
win over Eibar, demanding
the team return to the pitch
from the dressing room to
serenade them with chants
of “proud of our players.”
We have to do
something impossible ... and being
Atletico Madrid,
we might be capable of it.”
Diego Simeone, coach
of Atletico Madrid
That loyalty in the face of
adversity is in marked contrast to the demands put
upon Real’s players.
Even after scoring hattricks
against
Bayern
Munich in the quarterfinals
and Atletico last week, Real’s
all-time top scorer Cristiano
Ronaldo said “all he wanted”
from the home fans was not
to be jeered.
“Know how to win, know
how to lose, #theycannotunderstand” Atletico posted
pointedly on the club’s Twitter feed on Sunday.
“Don’t stop believing,” has
also been a consistent
emblem of Simeone’s time in
charge of Atletico, and both
his players and the club’s
legion of supporters have
embraced the mantra.
Positive
The Argentine has been
relentlessly positive over the
past week in the midst of
Atletico’s despair.
“We have to do something
impossible ... and being
Atletico Madrid, we might
be capable of it,” he said
immediately after the first
leg.
Atletico’s home record
under Simeone in the Champions League does give some
small cause for optimism.
Los Rojiblancos have won
17 and drawn four of their 21
Champions League home
games in the past four years,
with 17 shutouts.
Of those results, though,
only those gained against
modest opponents like Austria Vienna, Olympiakos,
Malmo and Astana would be
enough for Atletico to go
through.
Most Atletico fans would
be satisfied to settle for finally beating Real in the last
European match ever played
at the Calderon — even if it’s
not enough to stop their bitterest rivals from making the
final once more.
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Scoreboard
BASEBALL
Results of the Major League Baseball games on
Monday (home team in CAPS):
BALTIMORE 6 Washington 4
TORONTO 4 Cleveland 2
NY Yankees 10 CINCINNATI 4
St. Louis 9 MIAMI 4
NY METS 4 San Francisco 3
Kansas City 7 TAMPA BAY 3
Chicago Cubs at COLORADO, ppd
OAKLAND 3 LA Angels 2 (11 innings)
LA DODGERS 12 Pittsburgh 1
SAN DIEGO 5 Texas 1
BASKETBALL
Result from the NBA playoffs second-round
games on Monday (home team in CAPS):
1
2
3
4
T
Golden State
39
21
33
28
121
UTAH
17
35
27
16
95
(Golden State wins best-of-seven series 4-0)
GOLF
World rankings
As of Monday:
1. (1) Dustin Johnson (USA) 13.29
2. (2) Rory McIlroy (GBR) 8.58
3. (3) Jason Day (AUS) 7.78
4. (4) Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 7.74
5. (5) Jordan Spieth (USA) 7.39
6. (7) Sergio Garcia (ESP) 7.23
7. (6) Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.21
8. (8) Justin Rose (GBR) 5.56
9. (9) Rickie Fowler (USA) 5.43
10. (10) Justin Thomas (USA) 5.21
11. (11) Adam Scott (AUS) 5.21
12. (13) Jon Rahm (ESP) 5.08
13. (12) Alexander Noren (SWE) 4.78
14. (14) Paul Casey (GBR) 4.33
15. (15) Patrick Reed (USA) 4.20
16. (16) Tyrrell Hatton (GBR) 4.06
17. (18) Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 3.96
18. (17) Matt Kuchar (USA) 3.91
19. (19) Brooks Koepka (USA) 3.82
20. (20) Phil Mickelson (USA) 3.75
21. (21) Danny Willett (GBR) 3.64
22. (22) Branden Grace (RSA) 3.53
23. (23) Kevin Chappell (USA) 3.51
24. (24) Jimmy Walker (USA) 3.47
25. (25) Thomas Pieters (B EL) 3.47
26. (26) Bubba Watson (USA) 3.47
27. (27) Brandt Snedeker (USA) 3.42
28. (28) Tommy Fleetwood (GBR) 3.37
29. (30) Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 3.32
30. (29) Russell Knox (GBR) 3.31
FedEx Cup rankings
As of Monday:
1. (1) Dustin Johnson (USA) 2148
2. (2) Justin Thomas (USA) 1852
3. (3) Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 1826
4. (4) Jon Rahm (ESP) 1496
5. (7) Pat Perez (USA) 1341
6. (5) Adam Hadwin (CAN) 1201
7. (6) Jordan Spieth (USA) 1192
8. (8) Rickie Fowler (USA) 1069
9. (32) Brian Harman (USA) 1040
10. (9) Justin Rose (GBR) 980
11. (10) Brendan Steele (USA) 964; 12. (11) Russell
Henley (USA) 935; 13. (12) Sergio Garcia (ESP)
877; 14. (13) Marc Leishman (AUS) 869; 15. (14)
Kevin Kisner (USA) 857; 16. (15) Wesley Bryan
(USA) 850; 17. (16) Brooks Koepka (USA) 833; 18.
(17) Gary Woodland (USA) 830; 19. (18) Hudson
Swafford (USA) 812; 20. (19) Mackenzie Hughes
(CAN) 799; 21. (20) Cameron Smith (AUS) 758; 22.
(21) Charles Howell III (USA) 747; 23. (22) Kevin
Chappell (USA) 677; 24. (29) Paul Casey (GBR)
653; 25. (24) Luke List (USA) 650; 26. (26) Daniel
Berger (USA) 646; 27. (23) Bill Haas (USA) 645; 28.
(25) Tony Finau (USA) 631; 29. (27) Kang Sunghoon (KOR) 611; 30. (31) Francesco Molinari (ITA)
607
PITTSBURGH
Washington
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Result on Monday:
Leganes 4 (Szymanowski 7-pen, 80, Nabil El Zhar
15, Gabriel 65) Real Betis 0
(The best-of-seven series is level at 3-3)
IIHF World championship
Results from the world ice hockey championships in Paris and Cologne on Monday:
Group A
United States 4 Sweden 3
Germany 3 Russia 6
Group B
Belarus 0 Canada 6
Finland 3 Czech Republic 4 after penalty shootout
SOCCER
English Premier League
Result on Monday:
Chelsea 3 (Costa 23, Alonso 34, Matic 65) Middlesbrough 0
ICE HOCKEY
Chelsea
Tottenham
Liverpool
Man City
Man Utd
Arsenal
Everton
West Brom
Leicester
Southampton
Bournemouth
West Ham
Stoke
Burnley
Watford
Crystal Palace
Swansea
Hull
Middlesbrough
R-Sunderland
Results from the NHL playoffs 2nd round game
on Monday (home team in CAPS):
Spanish La Liga
P
35
35
36
35
35
34
36
35
35
34
36
36
36
36
35
36
36
36
36
35
W
27
23
20
20
17
19
16
12
12
11
11
11
10
11
11
11
10
9
5
6
D
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8
10
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14
6
10
9
7
9
9
9
11
7
7
5
5
7
13
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L
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6
6
4
9
10
14
16
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16
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17
20
21
20
18
23
Gf
75
71
71
70
51
66
60
41
45
39
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45
39
37
37
46
41
36
26
28
Ga
29
23
42
37
27
42
41
45
54
44
65
59
52
51
58
61
69
69
48
60
Pts
84
77
70
69
65
63
58
45
43
42
42
42
41
40
40
38
35
34
28
24
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid
Sevilla
Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad
Eibar
Espanyol
Alaves
Malaga
Celta Vigo
Valencia
Las Palmas
Real Betis
Leganes
Depor La Coruna
Sporting Gijon
Granada
Osasuna
P
36
35
36
36
36
36
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36
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35
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36
36
36
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W
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19
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3
6
7
9
12
12
12
11
11
15
17
17
17
19
19
18
21
24
23
Gf
108
96
66
63
53
51
55
54
47
37
47
49
54
52
38
34
40
39
28
38
Ga
34
39
25
45
32
39
49
46
48
41
51
60
62
67
61
53
61
70
78
88
Pts
84
84
74
69
63
62
62
54
53
51
45
44
43
39
37
33
32
27
20
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TENNIS
WTA Madrid Open
Results on Monday (x-denotes seedings:
Men’s 1st rd
Marius Copil (ROM) bt Guillermo Garc-Lez (ESP)
7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 7-6 (11/9); Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x12)
bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4; Jared Donaldson (USA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
7-5, 6-3; Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Thomaz Belluci
(BRA) 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 7-6 (8/6); Nicolas Mahut
(FRA) bt Jack Sock (USA x14) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (7/4);
Tomas Berdych (CZE x11) bt Denis Istomin (UZB)
6-4, 6-4; Robin Haase (NED) bt Daniel Evans (GBR)
7-5, 6-2; Florian Mayer (GER) bt Marcel Granollers
(ESP) 7-5, 7-5; Nick Kyrgios (AUS x16) bt Marcos
Baghdatis (CYP) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4; David Ferrer (ESP)
bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4; Gil-
les Simon (FRA) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x15) 0-6, 6-0,
7-6 (7/0); Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-4, 6-4; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x10)
bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/7), 7-5
Women’s 2nd rd
Angelique Kerber (GER x1) bt Katerina Siniakov(CZE) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5; Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) bt
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; Svetlana
Kuznetsova (RUS x8) bt Alison Riske (USA) 2-6,
7-6 (11/9), 6-2; Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x14) bt
Lauren Davis (USA) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7/1); Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (ESP) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strova (CZE x15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Anastasija Sevastova
(LAT) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2) 6-3, 6-3; Carla
Suarez Navarro (ESP) bt Caroline Wozniacki
(DEN x10) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
ATP Tour singles standings
As of Monday:
1 (1) Andy Murray (GBR) 11270
2 (2) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7085
3 (3) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5685
4 (4) Roger Federer (SUI) 5125
5 (5) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 4375
6 (6) Milos Raonic (CAN) 4135
7 (8) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3725
8 (7) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3650
9 (9) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3615
10 (10) David Goffin (BEL) 3055
11 (11) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2825
12 (13) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2820
13 (14) Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2696
14 (12) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2690
15 (15) Jack Sock (USA) 2405
16 (16) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2365
17 (19) Albert Ramos (ESP) 2180
18 (21) Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2170
19 (20) Alexander Zverev (GER) 2165
20 (17) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2155
21 (18) Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2145
22 (22) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 1830
23 (24) John Isner (USA) 1705
24 (23) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1695
25 (25) Steve Johnson (USA) 1620
26 (28) Gilles Muller (LUX) 1530
27 (26) Pablo Cuevas (URU) 1490
28 (27) Sam Querrey (USA) 1410
29 (29) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1235
30 (31) David Ferrer (ESP) 1230
WTA Tour singles standings
As of Monday:
1 (1) Serena Williams (USA) 7010
2 (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6945
3 (3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5946
4 (6) Garbine Muguruza Blanco (ESP) 4627
5 (5) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4475
6 (7) Johanna Konta (GBR) 4425
7 (8) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4255
8 (4) Simona Halep (ROU) 4206
9 (9) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4060
10 (12) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3955
11 (11) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3910
12 (13) Venus Williams (USA) 3812
13 (10) Madison Keys (USA) 3737
14 (14) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2885
15 (15) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2835
16 (16) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2635
17 (17) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2375
18 (18) Barbora Strycova (CZE) 2175
19 (21) Kiki Bertens (NED) 1879
20 (22) CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 1868
21 (20) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 1830
22 (24) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 1830
23 (25) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1805
24 (23) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 1755
25 (28) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 1675
26 (19) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 1665
27 (26) Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 1560
28 (27) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 1544
29 (33) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 1537
30 (32) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 1535
-----31 (31) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 1510
40 (38) Peng Shuai (CHN) 1310
61 (61) Duan Yingying (CHN) 960
64 (57) Wang Qiang (CHN) 934
68 (67) Zheng Saisai (CHN) 865
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SPORTS
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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TENNIS
‘Scared’ supporters cheer Eugenie
Bouchard claims several players
share her opinion of Sharapova
MADRID — Eugenie Bouchard claims several other
players on the WTA Tour
share her outspoken views on
Maria Sharapova’s return
from an 15-month doping
ban, but are too “scared” to
speak out.
Bouchard beat Sharapova
for the first time in five meetings, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the second
round of the Madrid Open on
Monday a week after labeling
the Russian “a cheater”.
Bouchard, 23, said the fivetime Grand Slam winner was
her idol growing up, but her
admiration vanished when
Sharapova tested positive for
the banned substance meldonium at the 2016 Australian
Open, which led to a
15-month suspension.
The Canadian also claimed
Sharapova should have been
banned for life rather than
welcomed back with a series
of wild cards for big events.
Monday’s match was the
most eagerly anticipated
when the draw was made after Bouchard’s comments to
Turkish media in April, when
she said Sharapova was a
“cheater” and should not have
been allowed to compete
again following her positive
test.
Bouchard stood by her
comments about Sharapova
on arriving in the Spanish
capital and after her victory
the Canadian said recent
events had made her more
fired up for the game.
“I definitely had some extra
motivation going into today,”
said Bouchard.
“I was actually quite
inspired before the match
because I had a lot of players
coming up to me privately to
wish me good luck.
“Players I don’t normally
speak to went out of their way
to talk to me, and I’ve been
getting a lot of texts from people in the tennis world that
were rooting for me.
“I wanted to do it for myself,
but also all those people.
“It showed me that most
people share my opinion, and
they were just maybe scared
to speak out. But privately I’ve
gotten a lot of support, so I
was inspired and motivated to
play.”
The two exchanged a frosty
handshake at the end of a
thrilling nearly three-hour
long encounter as Bouchard
registered just her second
WTA Tour win since the Australian Open in January.
“She said: ‘Well played,’”
Bouchard replied when asked
what words were exchanged
at the net.
“I think she’s been playing
really well in her so-called
comeback, if you want to call
it that.”
I definitely had
some extra
motivation going
into today.”
Above: Canada’s Eugenie
Bouchard celebrates her
second-round victory over
Russia’s Maria Sharapova
at the Madrid Open on
Monday.
Left: Bouchard and
Sharapova share a brief,
awkward handshake after
their grudge match.
Eugenie Bouchard,
after beating Sharapova
Sharapova said she was
“above” responding to Bouchard’s jibes when reaching
the semifinals in her first
tournament since her ban
expired amid a media circus
in Stuttgart last week.
And she claimed the extra
attention caused by the bad
blood between her and Bouchard had not affected her
performance.
“I’ve been part of this game
for many years,” said Sharapova.
“I know what the drill is. I
know the excitement. I know
there’s always a lot of talk and
buzz, matchups, rivalries. It’s
all part of the game.”
Sharapova insisted there
was no extra disappointment
on her part for having lost to
Bouchard, despite vowing
before the match to let her
tennis do her talking.
And she believes she will
once again rise to the top of
the women’s game to add to
her five Grand Slam titles.
SERGIO PEREZ / REUTERS
“I think I would be worried
about myself if I sat here and
said I’m pretty happy with losing a match, no matter who I
face, no matter what round it
is, whether it’s the first round
or the final of a Grand Slam,”
Sharapova said.
“I’m a big competitor. What
you work for so many hours
every single day is to be on the
winning end of matches.
“Today was just not that
day. Of course, I’m disappointed. But that’s what’s going to
make me a better player.
That’s what’s going to win me
more tournaments and more
Grand Slams.”
Lives up to hype
The enthralling contest certainly lived up to the hype.
Bouchard, ranked 60th in
the world, entered Madrid after five straight losses in tourlevel opening round matches
and her three-set first-round
win over Alize Cornet was her
first since the Australian
Open in January.
But the Canadian’s extra
determination to beat Sharapova was on display as she
managed to win a grueling
70-minute first set against the
30-year-old Russian by clinching the 12th game.
Sharapova was given a peptalk by coach Sven Groeneveld at 2-1 down in the second
and roared back to win four
straight games to wrap up the
set.
But the Russian played too
many risky shots in the decider and, after saving three
break points in two consecutive service games, she was
broken in the seventh game.
Sharapova broke back
immediately
but
then
dropped another service
game to allow Bouchard to
serve out for the match.
“It was a very tough match,
not only physically and tennis-wise, but also mentally
and emotionally,” Bouchard
added.
“Each point was a battle
from the first point. It was
really a fight. I’m just proud
that I came out stronger in the
end and held it together in the
third set.”
AFP — REUTERS
Nadal’s
perfection
delayed by
infection
MADRID — Rafael Nadal
has asked to begin his participation in the Madrid Open a
day later than planned due to
an ear infection, meaning he
will face Italian Fabio Fognini
on Wednesday.
Nadal is seeking to maintain
a perfect start to the season by
posting his third consecutive
claycourt title after winning
the Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters, but his preparation for the tournament in
the Spanish capital has been
interrupted by the infection.
“On Friday I woke up at
three in the morning with
pain, a discomfort I had never
felt before,” the 14-time Grand
Slam winner told a media conference on Monday.
“I went to the doctor and he
told me I had an ear infection.
It’s nothing important, but it is
bothering me and has caused
me headaches. I’ve been feeling dizzy, too.
“Today I felt better and was
able to train well for two
hours. My aim and the tournament’s was to start on Tuesday,
but after this it’s better to wait
a day.”
If he gets past Fognini, Nadal could face Nick Kyrgios in
the third round, with Milos
Raonic or David Goffin potential quarterfinal opponents.
“The draw isn’t ideal, but
the fact I’m playing at home is
a plus,” said the Spaniard, who
has won the Madrid Open a
record four times.
“I’m very happy with my start
to the year, and not just the claycourt season. These have been
very good months since I started playing on clay because I’ve
been able to win tournaments
after losing finals.”
REUTERS
Rafael Nadal
SOCCER
‘Another little step’ puts Blues on brink of championship
LONDON — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his
side was “another little step”
from the Premier League title
after the Blues crushed Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday.
Tottenham Hotspur’s surprise loss at West Ham United
last week handed Chelsea the
initiative and it can now seal a
second title triumph in three
years if it wins at West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
“We’re very close. We must
be honest. But we need to do
another little step and win
another game,” Conte told
reporters after Monday’s
match, which condemned
Middlesbrough to relegation.
“For sure now I’m a bit
relaxed. This step was big for us,
a big win.
“Now we need to do another
step. We have the possibility to
do it on Friday against West
Brom.
“It won’t be easy, because
West Brom is a really good
team, a physical team, and we
must pay great attention.
“We are very close, but we
need another step to become
champions of the Premier
League, which would be a fantastic achievement for us.”
While victory at West Brom
will deliver the title, Chelsea
also has home games against
Watford and Sunderland in
which to snare the three
points it needs to make it
across the finish line.
Cesc Fabregas inventively
created goals for Diego Costa
and Nemanja Matic either
side of halftime at a festive
Stamford Bridge, and Marcos
Alonso also found the net in
the first half.
Fabregas began the season
on the bench after new signing
N’Golo Kante took his place,
but he has played an increasingly prominent role in recent
weeks.
“Cesc is one of the best
examples of our season,” Conte
said.
“At the start of the season he
didn’t play a lot, but through
hard work, he has improved a
lot. And now he’s playing in
every game.
“This development of Cesc
is our development, because
we started the season with a
lot of problems. But through
hard work, together we found
the right way.
“Cesc is showing himself to
be a fantastic player and I’m
pleased for him, because I saw
that he put himself in this
team in every moment, if he
played or didn’t play.
Now we need to do
another step. We
have the possibility
to do it on Friday
against West
Brom.”
Antonio Conte,
Chelsea manager, after Monday’s win over Middlesbrough
Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring against Middlesbrough in Monday’s match at Stamford
Bridge stadium in London. The Blues won 3-0. FRANK AUGSTEIN / AP
“Now he’s deserving this.”
Boro ‘devastated’
Meanwhile, needing victory
to stand a realistic chance of
preserving its top-flight status,
Middlesbrough’s loss sent it
into the Championship alongside rival Sunderland.
Conte made a point of saluting Boro’s traveling fans after
the match.
“It’s great to see a team that
got relegated having its fans
clapping and the players staying there to receive the
applause and to salute the fans,”
said the Italian.
“It’s important to celebrate
your win, but also to have
great respect and clap this
type of situation.
“Because I think this situation happens only in England.
In Italy it’s very, very rare to
see the players on a team that
has just been relegated receive
applause from their fans.”
Boro manager Steve Agnew
said his dressing room was
“devastated”.
“We’ve worked so hard for a
number of years to get back
into the Premier League and
we know how tough the Premier League is,” he said. “Obviously we’ve come up short.”
Agnew, who took over in a
caretaker capacity after Aitor
Karanka was fired in March,
would not comment on
whether he would like the role
on a permanent basis.
“I don’t think it’s about my
situation. It’s about the football club,” he said.
“We all know it’s a Premier
League club in terms of everything about it — the supporters, the stadium, the training
ground. The infrastructure is
all there.
“So we have to finish the season strong. We have two
games to go. We need to gain
more points.
“And then everything moving forward will be towards getting Middlesbrough Football
Club back into the Premier
League as soon as possible.”
Fabregas urged Chelsea to
wrap up the Premier League
title on Friday.
“We are close, and in football nothing is done until it’s
done. Hopefully on Friday we
can have the title,” he said.
“It would be amazing to do
it on Friday; the quicker the
better
“Today is a big step forward.
But nothing is done yet and it’s
a big final on Friday.”
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