ndreds of security guards daily during peak seasons. In October, when it had a record number of travelers, the ad
ministrators decided to seek help from local universities for international volunteers, Liu said.
The lake, spanning a total of 60 square kilometers in the heart of Hangzhou, is ne
ar to one of China’s oldest Buddhist temples and is surrounded by lush green hills.
During the recent holiday, it was one of the most popular tourist spots amo
ng millions of domestic travelers, along with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
“It’s not only about giving tourists directions to the toilet or preventing people from smoking,” said Bela Nitesh Parm
ar from India, one of the students selected from among more than 50 candidates for the volunteer program.
“The more I help others, the more confidence and positive energ
y I earn for myself,” said the sophomore at Zhejiang University of Technology.
inesses, McMillon said brick-and-mortar stores have become hybrid, and forward fulfillment centers.
He said Sam’s Club has been gaining strength in the country. The high-end m
embership store that was launched in China in 1996 has about 2 million members nati
onwide. By 2020, there will be 40 such clubs either in operation or in construction in the country. The format ha
s 23 stores currently in 19 cities stocking quality fresh food and membership products.
Globally Walmart has 11,300 stores, with a third of them large stores.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, in 2018 Walmart’s market share was 5.4 percent, an improvement from t
he 5.2 percent in 2017. Last year it opened 33 new stores, including 21 hypermarkets, four Sam‘s Club and eight compact stores.
Jason Yu, general manager of Kantar Worldpanel China, said Walmart has to roll out
more innovations to further improve its operational efficiency and achieve growth through
the foreign investment law, a landmark legislation that will provide stronger protection a
nd a better business environment for overseas investors. The law will become effective on Jan 1, 2020.
Artificial intelligence will bring about changes as fundamental as t
hose enabled by electrification, argues Li Kaifu, Chinese artificial intelligence specialist and fo
under of the venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures. He says that China is leading in real-world applications of AI to bus
inesses, factories and cities, and is catching up with the United States in basic research.
Li’s technological optimism contrasts with a widespread pessi
mism about technology prevalent among thinkers from Silicon Valley.
For example, famed venture capitalist Peter Theil uses the slogan “We wanted flying cars, ins
tead we got 140 characters” as the subtitle of his investment fund. In many interviews, he ha
s explained that we’ve seen “innovation in the world of bits, but not in the world of atoms”.
stepped up efforts in recent years to treat Taiwan compatriots equitably. Last year, the mainland released 31 measures related to ec
onomic and cultural exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan, offering the same opportunities as m
ainland residents enjoy in education, doing business and living on the mainland.
To date, 72 local authorities in 25 provinces, autonomous
regions and municipalities have formulated implementation measures, with many pub
lishing more details, including policy interpretations, public services and contacts, An said.
Over the past year, more than 2,000 enterprises from Taiwan on the mai
nland have benefited from a new favorable tax policy. More than 100 Taiwan companies ha
ve received special funds to support green, intelligent manufacturing and upgrades. A number of companies joined m
jor mainland projects including Beijing’s new airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
More young people in Taiwan have chosen to pursue their dreams on the mainland, with the number of students w
ho apply for university admission or who seek careers on the mainland showing steady growth, An said.
ing a probe on the far side of the moon. For instance, Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, took
to Twitter to describe the mission as “a first for humanity and an impressive accomplishment”. China, on it
s part, said that scientists from the two communicated closely before and during the Chang’e-4 launch process.
While the US side informed Chinese scientists about its satellites in orbit around the moon, Chi
na shared with the US scientists the longitude, latitude and timing of Chang’e-4’s landing. The int
eraction was in sharp contrast to the tense relations between the two sides in other areas of science and technology. W
hich means there is huge room for cooperation between the US and China in space exploration.
Cooperation more important in spaceina have both made great progress in
Although the US and Ch space technologies, they are still in the primitive sta
ge of developing and using space. As of today, neither country is capable of building a new permanent sta
tion in space, let alone building one on the moon. But through cooperation and collaboration, which will reduce the cost of
space development for both countries, the US and China can aim at more ambitious targets.
BEIJING — Seven out of 10 fugitives bearing class-A wanted orders had been caught by the end of January, the Ministry of Public Security said over the weekend.
The 10 wanted orders, all targeting suspects of major economic crimes, were issued on Jan 11.
Among the seven detained, two turned themselves in as suspects of cattle stealing and telecom fraud, respectively.
The ministry called on the public to give information on the wanted and pledged to re
ward those offering effective leads.The picture show a polar bear leaping across the water from one block of i
ce to another, gazing up at the drone and feeding on a fresh kill, Devon Island, North of Canada。
WASHINGTON — The global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth wa
rmest in the modern record, showed an annual analysis released on Wednesday.
Global temperatures in 2018 rank behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015 and the past five years are, collectively, the war
mest years since 1880, according to scientists at the United States space agency NASA.
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xing Rui), a client of Sino-Singapore. In the early morning of Jan. 30, Li Pi, 71, packed his bags and left the place where he had been teaching for 829
days. Over the past three years, countless back and forth, but this departure, meet again has not known when.
From the official coaching of the National Football Association to the final departure, Lippi led the team in a total of 30 g
ames, scoring 10 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses. From being in danger in the top 12 competitions to overcoming Korean phobi
a at 0:1, from the Chinese Cup to the Asian Cup to create the best results of national football in recent years. Lippi’s 82
9 days in office have left many happy but slightly regrettable memories for Chinese fans.
The 12 finals are in danger, and hope is aroused in the desperate situation of the national football team.
On October 11, 2016, China’s men’s football team, which had drawn 1-2 and lost 2-0
to Uzbekistan, resigned at a press conference after the match, and the Chinese team, which had only on