School students and adult visitors learn about making print

In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturd

ay and offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.

Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about

the appreciation of and technological methods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum.

The Chinese Musicians Association’s choir gave an outdoor performance. An exhibitio

n opened showing dozens of lithographs by artists from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a plat

form for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural bac

kgrounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.

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As for China, the significant deviation in the US’ stanc

es and objectives in the trade talks should be a warning for it to more strictly stick to its principles. And t

he fact that the US wants to challenge the laws of economics should not be reason for China to try to do the same.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his go

vernment had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it

unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the “quiet Australians” who supported him.

“I have always believed in miracles!” Morrison told an e

xuberant room of Liberal Party supporters around midnight.

The coalition government is in position to remain in power with mor

e than half the votes counted on Saturday, though it is uncl

ear whether it can govern with an outright majority and final results may not be known this weekend.

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it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blo

access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipat

ion. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the company’s products an

d a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conferen

ce on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and inte

rference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Ki

rin, which has been used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, th

e company has also developed chips for base stations, basebands and chipsets powered by artificial intelligence.

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Having read out Xi’s letter at the opening ceremony, Li H

ongzhong, secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Communist

Party of China, said Tianjin would embrace a new era of intelligence, create a new intelligen

ce-based economy, step up AI cooperation with other countries and speed up the building of an “intelligent Tianjin”.

Li said the city will intensify efforts to boost AI applications in fields of urban management, public services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and security.

Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said China

is drafting regulations and standards for regulating AI and will publish them soon.

Wang said more effort is needed to make breakthroughs in basic AI theories and core techn

ologies, expand the application fields of AI and further propel the deep integration of AI with various industries as p

art of a broader push to support the development of the real economy and improve people’s livelihoods.

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Its use of state power to throttle the development of a fore

foreign company not only jeopardizes fairness and justice in world trade, it

also poses a tangible threat to the security of 5G networks.

As Huawei said in a statement, “If the US restricts Huawei, it will not make the US safer, nor will

it make the US stronger. It will only force the US to use inferior and expensive alternative equipment.”

Inferior equipment that might be exploited by criminals and terrorists.

That the order is politically motivated rather than for security purposes can be seen from the fact that i

t is merely the latest in a series of moves by Washington targeting Huawei-one of which was particularly despicable.

It has also tried to rally its allies to its cause, most recently at a conference in Prague on May 2-3. But i

t has been unable to persuade them that it is not simply being malicious in pursuit of putting America first.

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Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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Besides tasting food, such as Beijing roast duck and trad

aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.

The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want

to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn.

During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu

ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free.

For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n

ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.

“Our aim is to help more people understand Asian culture and attend related activities,” he said.

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protections made noticeable progress in China last yea

 because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera

tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.

Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin

g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr

ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type

s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev

ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.

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Lee Byong-hyun, chairman of the executive board of UNE

said at the session’s opening ceremony that multilateral cooperation is crucial in tackling local, regional and global issues.

“My experience has taught me that the key for the success of international cooperation is dialog

ue,” he said. “This requires being curious about others, willing to open up and ready to listen with real engagement.”

Chen Baosheng, minister of education, said civilizations are enriched by exchanges, in which people learn from each other.

“To promote the world’s peaceful development, we need to see more and think more in light of protecting diverse Asian civiliza

tions. It’s encouraging to hold a more inclusive and modest attitude about equal dialogue among Asian civilizations.

“We need to keep the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefits and inclusive

ness in mind to make the dialogue among Asian civilizations an inspiration to the world an

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Shanghai has ‘best business environment’ in China

hina’s financial center Shanghai boasts the best business environment in the country, according to a report on China’s urban busi

ness environment index jointly released by the China Strategic Culture Promotion Association, the C

hina Economic Media Association, WANB Institute and YICAI Research Institute.

With an index of 86.73, Shanghai topped the list of Chinese cities with best business environment, followed by the capi

tal city Beijing at 84.63, and then Shenzhen, in South China‘s Guangdong province, at 84.48.

The report evaluates Chinese cities according to five “soft environment” indexes — technological innovation, finan

cing, talent, culture and life — and two “hard environment” indexes, natural resources and infrastructure.

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