countries to join hands to develop space instead of choosing between China and the US, especially because after the end of the Cold War, international space cooperation has increased.
In fact, the International Space Station launched in 1998 has been operating thanks to the cooperat
ion between the US, Russia, Japan, some European countries, Canada and Brazil. The four maj
or satellite positioning systems — GPS (US), Beidou (China), GLONASS (Russia) and Galileo (Europe) — may also comple
ment each other to provide the most accurate positioning services. And once China and the US engage in a major sp
ace project, many other countries will join in and thus take space exploration to a new stage.
Sino-US space cooperation will stimulate the development of relevant industries and bring tangible benefits to the people. Space explora
tion will set in motion a series of space industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, resources, e
ergy and tourism. These may become new sources of growth for the world economy, promote industrial techn
ologies, and help address some global challenges such as climate change and energy depletion.
And the new products and services so generated will improve people’s lives and contribute to social progress.
During the Spring Festival holiday, burning calories has become a new trend from an internet catchphrase, chinanews.com has reported.
In many parts of China, sports have risen in popularity, as people enjoy working out by putting their
bodies in motion, reducing the physical burden of eating and drinking while staying healthier at the same time.
Fangfang, 24, from Taizhou, Zhejiang province, ran her first 5 kilometers of the Year of the Pig on Monday, as jogging to work makes her feel full of energy.
Dozens of winter swimmers from Yuhuan, Zhejiang, gathered at the beach behind Kanmen and rushed into to the sea against the cold wind to enjoy s
wimming. “We coastal people start the new year with our unique sport,” winter swimming enthusiast Chen Zhongfang said.
In preparation for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, games on snow and ice are drawing more interest. In snow and ic
e parks in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, a number of experiential projects have been set up, such
as a snow football field, ice bumper cars, curling, ice gyro and a snow circle. Thousands of citizens take part in such activities every day.
subdistricts that were built in 2000. In the first three years of the century, the population quickly rose to more than 100,000.
The family of Beijing native Du Bo moved to Tiantongyuan in 2005 because at 5,600 yuan per sq m the area was still relatively cheap.
“Our old home in Haidian district was scheduled for urgent demolition, so we had to find another place to live,” the 26-year-old said.
Though the family would have preferred an apartment in the downtown, Du’s parents could not afford
to move to such an expensive area. The urgency of the situation meant the family of four, which included his grandfather, had no alt
ernative but to move to the 120-sq-m, three-bedroom apartment in Tiantongyuan.
“Dirty” and “chaotic” were Du’s first impressions of the neighborhood. Unlicensed traders bloc
ked the roads, meaning people could not park their cars, and feral cats and dogs often ap
peared on the streets. As a result, some people simply bought apartments to rent to tenants.
Du said he has heard that in a building near his tower block, one bedroom can accommodate eight people. “It’s like a dormitory at college,” he said.
SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will consult with U.S. President Donald Trump in the near future on th
e second summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said Sunday.
Kim Eui-keum, Blue House spokesman, told a press briefing that the leaders of South Korea and the United States will make a d
iscussion on the second DPRK-U.S. summit in the near future, saying the exact schedule will be unveiled as soon as preparations are made.
Moon and Trump would reportedly have a phone conversation in the foreseeable future.
The Moon-Trump dialogue would come after top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and Trump agreed to meet again later this mon
th in Hanoi, Vietnam. Kim and Trump held their first summit in Singapore in June last year.
Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for DPRK affairs, visited Pyongy
ang earlier this week to consult with his DPRK counterparts on the planned second Kim-Trump summit.
The Blue House spokesman said he heard that Pyongyang and Washington had a
greed to continue negotiations at a third country in Asia in the week beginning Feb. 17.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wi
ll have talks in the near future, while Chung Eui-yong, top Blue House national security advisor, will cl
osely exchange information with White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, the spokesman added.
An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Shanghai had to turn back midway on Sunday morni
ng after the aircraft was found to be lacking the required permission to land in China’s mainland.
The Boeing 787-9, operating as Flight NZ289, took off from Au
kland, New Zealand, around midnight on Saturday local time but turned back after flying for a
bout 4.5 hours. The flight was scheduled to land at Pudong International Airport at 7:05am Beijing time.
In a short message sent to passengers later, the airline said the “aircraft operating the flight did not have reg
ulatory approval to land in Chinese mainland and was required to return to Auckland.”
The B787-9, the bigger version of the Dreamliner, with the registration ZK-NZQ, has been flying wit
h the airline for five months, but has never landed in the Chinese mainland, according to its flying records.
According to China’s civil aviation regulation, foreign carriers are required to
submit a list of the type, nationality and registration mark of aircraft sch
eduled to land in Chinese mainland to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) before operating the flight.
has been and will continue to be a key driver of China’s economic growth. In 2018, corporate and individual tax cuts to
taled 1.3 trillion yuan, and industrial profit increased by 11.8 percent, compared with the previous year.
“As reform deepens in all areas, including sweeping fiscal and tax reform and stren
gthening of IPR protection, China will create more opportunities for the world,” he said.
China’s opening-up is the third opportunity. Liu said despite the steep drop in glo
bal FDI, foreign investment flowing into China totaled $135 billion, which was up by 3 percent last year.
The country is also lifting the restrictions on foreign ownership in joint-venture companie
s in sectors including banking, insurance, securities, auto manufacturing, and shipbuilding.
Moreover, as the Chinese people have an increasing appetite for overseas products, the country is moving from being a global seller to a global buyer.