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To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou

ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊

ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim

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reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma上海千花坊品茶微信

ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No

上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w

hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension-the leading cause of heart disease.

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erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using

mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信

gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi

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Digital data must be made part of health systems

Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos

pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊

le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.

Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信

emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma

nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.

We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making

digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we

need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s

o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.

Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern

ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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China’s prospects for copi上海千花坊anctions – whic

 the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch

inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊

inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba

上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.

Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u

se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊

essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.

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ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.

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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour

上海千花坊品茶微信aging Chinese financial institutions to treat compliance with US financial regulations with the utmost c

are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.

China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub

ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de上海千花坊品茶微信

fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten

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The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo

mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信

demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.

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The first is food servi上海千花坊that is estimated to ex

ceed 4 trillion yuan, making it the second largest in the world. The annual revenue of the food service

and hospitality market has grown at double digits, providing a big opportunity for Ecolab.上海千花坊

And the second is around water management. This is where Ecolab brings things like the total water management capability.

上海千花坊品茶微信”In China, we’re looking at the end use of water. And we’re leveraging out digital technologies like our 3D TRASARTM platfo

rm, where we bring digitally connected devices into industrial cooling, boiler environments, and can reduce w上海千花坊

ater usage by up to 30 percent. Besides, we’re also introducing international standards on water management into the Chi

na market, in a bid to upgrade the framework and bring corporate water management to the next level,” said Wyant.上海千花坊品茶微信

Ecolab and its client Nestlé are frontrunners on this, from settin

上海千花坊g up a systematic water management approach for protecting the Taihu basin to achie

ving the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard certification in 15 drinking water factories.

The last focused area, according to Wyant, is healthcare. The co

mpany is in talks with some of the leading hospitals on better managing infectious diseases.上海千花坊品茶微信

“China is the best place to learn how to be agile, how to be fast, how to be market focused, so we think we bring global know-

how, global innovation with the willingness to invest in local Chinese capabilities and stay relevant,” said Wyant.上海千花坊品茶微信

Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies,

research and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.

The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.

It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail stores acro

ss the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro com

puter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China

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We value the Chinese 上海千花坊ere we must guarante

tee steady business growth. In the future, we will increase investment in AI applications in the finance and manu

f上海千花坊acturing sector, enhance our AI technology, such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning, consolidate customer rela

tionships, as well as cultivate the new generation of AI talent for China,” He from SAS China said.上海千花坊

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achieved steady economic growth, with the benefits of that growth spread widely throughout the population. In F

rance, this period is called “30 glorious years” and in Germany it is known as the “economic miracle”.

The second stage of globalization started in the late 1970s and has continued until today with a process of reform and open上海千花坊

ing-up not only in China but in countries of the former Soviet Union and in India.

This has been great for the world. China alone has lifted more than 850 million peopl

e out of dire poverty. But it has also increased competition faced by workers and companies.上海千花坊品茶微信

The partial globalization of 1945-1975 worked great for average workers in the West. For much of this period, a young perso

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It’s very hard to believe now, but in 1980, the US city with the highest average wage was Flint, Michigan, followed closely by Detroi

t. Other leading cities in terms of wages were Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee, Youngstown and Cleveland – all上海千花坊品茶微信

of which were centers of industry and manufacturing. At that time, San Jose, the center of then quite small Silicon V

alley was fourth, San Francisco sixth, and capital Washington was eighth. New York City did not make the top 10.

Many people in the US and Western Europe look back nostalgically on those 30 years aft

er WWII when artificial limits on global competition protected extremely high-paying manufacturing jo

bs. It is very sad to see only empty, rusting factories where thousands of people used to work.

It’s tempting to use tariffs or other protectionist measures to try to

retain the companies that provide these high-paying manufacturing jobs. But, most o

ften the protections just lead to unproductive companies, declining innovation, and slowing GDP growth.

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But I must borrow that money from my relatives and frien

nds because all my saved money has been spent on building a new home for the yo

上海千花坊ung couple and buying new necessities for them, such as household appliances,” Shan said.

Luckily, Shan had reason to celebrate because he was saved by a new rule.

Right before the wedding, a specific standard was established banning high-priced betrothal gifts, or caili in上海千花坊

Chinese. Other extravagant customs, including holding grand wedding ceremonies or funeral rites as well as inviting an e

xorbitant number of guests and using lots of cars to pick up the bride and her relatives, were also prohibited.上海千花坊

The government of Feixiang district – which covers 265 villages, including Shan’s, with a population of 410,000 – found the competitio

上海千花坊n to see who could give the best betrothal gifts and hold the grandest wedding ceremonies had become a big headache for villagers.

Families of young women envied those who gave lots of money to a bride’s family and held ex

pensive ceremonies with many guests, said Cai Fuhai, Party chief of Nanduqi village.上海千花坊女神会所

They would ask parents of their soon-to-be sons-in-law for similar treatment, Cai said.

According to the standard, no more than six cars can be used for picking up the bride and her rela

tives. Previously, up to 40 cars would be used as part of a grand and impressive wedding ceremony.上海千花坊

Furthermore, guests are served a simple meal – a vegetable and meat stew, or daguocai in Chinese – rather than a meal wit

上海千花坊女神会所h dozens of courses. Finally, group wedding ceremonies are encouraged and betrothal gifts are discouraged.

Families who obey the standard may enjoy benefits such as free physical examinations for parents and

newborns at local hospitals. Pregnant women may also receive discounts for examinations during pregnancy, Cai said.

Families who do not obey the rules are required to make a self-critical s

peech during a meeting attended by villagers and local government officials. Those wh上海千花坊女神会所

o refuse to make the speech and admit their wrongdoings are exposed on local television and other media platforms.

Villagers fall in line

According to the Feixiang district government, more than 1,000 families of young wom

en have refrained from demanding betrothal gifts from their bridegrooms’ families since 2017. About 1

00,000 households in the district have signed commitment letters promising to obey the standard.

Government statistics show that the cost of a wedding has been cut to less than 30,000 yuan, down b

y about 80 percent, and the current cost for a funeral is less than 5,000 yuan, just a sixth of the previous cost.

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Family dedicated to traditional papermaking cr

antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien

 上海千花坊t handmade papermaking skill has been inherited in Tantou since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), whic

h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South Ch

ina. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha

ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as ba

mboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis 上海千花坊

hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.

The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa

ming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock bands that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed. 上海千花坊

However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a

reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

 上海千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a

nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.

For this feature story China Daily talked with a handful of Chinese bands and people who have experienced the golden days of Chi 上海千花坊女神会所

nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B

eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro

 上海千花坊女神会所m Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiulian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.

For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass 上海千花坊女神会所

ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so

ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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he mainly served as deputy manager and manager of Kweic

Moutai Group, vice-chairman and chairman of Kweichow Moutai Group.

 上海千花坊He was replaced by Li Baofang as the chairman of Moutai group in May 2018. One year

later, he was dismissed from the Guizhou Committee of the Chi

nese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

According to the SPP, the prosecutors informed his litigation rights and listened ca

refully to his lawyer’s statement of defense during the interrogation to protect his legitimate rights. 上海千花坊

Shanghai has unveiled its first dedicated artificial intelligence incu

bator as part of its push to make AI a cornerstone of its industrial transformation.

Launched in Shanghai’s Wujiaochang, an area home to multiple leading research houses such as Fudan University and Tongji Univ

 上海千花坊女神会所ersity, the first 3,000 square-meter AI Space serves as an accelerator to turn abstract AI ideas into prototypes and potentially into tangible products.

Backed by the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization, the facility will provide working space, data bases, techni

cal support, financing and resources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time. 上海千花坊女神会所

Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, covering areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.

The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion when the city announce

d the setup of a series of awards, dubbed SAIL, dedicated to an AI-themed contest, whose results will be an 上海千花坊

nounced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.

 上海千花坊女神会所”The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an important carrier in the integration of industries, universities, rese

arches and application in the field of AI,” said Zhang Ying, chief engineer of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.

With four subcategories, the SAIL awards are expected to facilitate the development of AI and accelerate its transformation from concepts to reality.

Official statistics showed that the city is already home to 1,000 companies with AI as its core bu 上海千花坊女神会所

siness. According to a plan issued last year by municipal authorities, Shanghai is looking to lead the pack by bec

oming a global AI hub, with plans to expand the scale of its industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) by

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has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza

tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appealing to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所

“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv

ed in the China Express Railway into one holistic platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊

The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊

“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.

According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r

eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所

Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro

ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.

上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser

vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.

One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所

ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.

“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所

nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.

It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.

“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu

ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.

“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da

mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo

r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”

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ated, to ensure they are places where we can live, breathe, move safely and be productive,” Stern said.

The G20 nations must lead by example on this imperative, Stern said, and especially the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.

“China is demonstrating leadership through its significant investments in zero-carbon energy, particularly rene

wable power,” he said. “China’s support for solar power has directly contributed to the astonishingly rapid fall in

he production costs of panel units, making it now the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.”

Stern also noted that China can provide even greater leadership through the Belt and Road Initiative if it e

ncourages the application of robust sustainability tests to investments in new infrastructure in partner countries.

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