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ed globally from 2013 to 2018, among which around 74,000 were published by Chinese researche
rs and 52,000 by their US counterparts, and the US dominated in fields such as citation impact, number of p
atents, and the scale of companies and funds, the report said, adding that China lacks basic theoretical research.
The report was compiled by the Research Center for AI Develo
pment, which was established last year by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
“China and the United States are the two main pillars of the world’s AI r
esearch network, and the most cooperation on AI research happened between the two n
ations－the link between them is the strongest,” said Li Xiuquan, deputy director of the center. “But more and mo
re countries have realized the importance of AI, and paid a lot of attention to this area.”
More than 2.5 million tourists visited West Lake in Zhejiang province over the May Day holiday.
What caught the attention of many of them was the presence of a team of eight intern
ational students, all wearing yellow vests and Bluetooth headsets, and riding electric scooters.
The eight were studying in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s provincial capital. They are the first internatio
nal volunteer team serving at the famous spot, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
The foreign volunteers are from India, Mongolia, Banglade
sh, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen.
“As Hangzhou is seeing an increasing number of individual travelers from abroad followin
g the 2016 G20 Summit … we have been considering how to diversify our volunteer forces during h
olidays and peak seasons for years,” said Liu Jian, director of the volunteer program.
m in which airborne particulate matter is present. The lower the ceilin
g is, the higher the density of pollutants which then mix with the cleaner air.
With a low mixing layer, Taihang mountain range to the west and the Yanshan mountai
n range to the north serve as walls that form a semi-closed “room” in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster.
The high level of emissions is the major reason for air pollution in th
e greater Beijing area, and meteorological conditions also play a key role as an exte
rnal factor, said Xu Xiangde, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences.
Zhang Xiaoye, Xu’s colleague, said the “marked effect” of continuous pollutant accu
mulation on meteorological conditions could make overall pollution even worse.
“After the accumulation reaches a certain level, it will further wor
sen the meteorological conditions, which then will further affect air quality, causing explosive
A delivery man left several cartons of milk and rice cereal at Huaibei Road Fire Brigade in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The gi
fts came with a note that said, “Toughest firefighters, promise me to come back safe and sound after every mission.”
An anonymous customer had placed the order for the Thursday afternoon delivery.
On the same day, Fuqiang Street Fire Brigade in Shijiazhuang also re
ceived 14 boxes of milk tea and yogurt from an anonymous person, along with a note that s
aid, “Protect yourselves and return safely. You have safeguarded people, and people will safeguard you, too!”
The public outpouring of compassion came after 31 people died in a forest fire in remo
te mountains in Sichuan province on March 31. The dead included 27 firefighters and four locals.
“When we saw the gifts and notes, everyone was deeply to
uched,” said Wei Zishuai, 32, commander of the Huaibei Road Fire Brigade.
“All our hard training and sacrifices are not in vain,” Wei added.
Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me,” Trump told the tabloid. “The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one people voted on.”
Trump apologized in private to May, one of the rare times he‘s admitted wrong. And tho
ugh he’s expressed a desire to remain diplomatically impartial — “I think we will stay right in our lane,” he sa
id last week when questioned about Brexit — he has nevertheless bemoaned May’s handling of the issue over and over.
”I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said in the Oval Office last week, mome
nts after suggesting he wouldn’t offer an opinion on the issue. “I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to n
egotiate it. And I think you would’ve been successful. She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine.”
A few weeks before, Trump spoke briefly with one of the UK’s most visible pro-Brexit campaig
ners, Nigel Farage, on the sidelines of a conservative conference outside Washington. And he’s ma
intained close ties to the hardline conservatives who have bemoaned May’s handling of the matter.
Trump wasn’t alone in his criticism. Two of his top confidants — son Donald Trump Jr. and national security adviser John
Bolton — both offered critical views this week of May and her plan to try and delay Britain’s exit from Europe.
out of their own homes and meet neighbors through the rooftop garden projects, not only the e
lderly but also the children, the parents and white-collar workers,” Wang said. “Moreover, the gar
dens also help the children recognize crops, since most of them grew up in cities with little knowledge of crops.”
The project wasn’t always smooth sailing, though, with Wang saying some vegetables had been stolen and gardens destroyed.
The neighborhood committee has since focused more on popularizing the miniature
gardens among residents and calling on them to become volunteers for the maintenance of the rooftop farms, Wang said.
There are now more than 10 rooftop gardens in the neighborhood, and some office buildings will soon build more.
Tang Lingfeng, secretary of the Caojiadu neighborhood working co
mmittee, said traditional public welfare activities organized by the committee have targe
ted students, the elderly and the needy, but how to engage local residents has been a challenge.
“When people get to know each other, most of the work can be e
asily done and promoted, which will in turn enhance community governance,” Tang said.
ing the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan and stressed that Chinese people sh
ould help each other. The two sides should be connected in all aspects, he said, noting that it is nec
essary to improve economic and trade cooperation, infrastructure connectivity and sharing of energy resources.
He proposed that Fujian coastal areas can take the lead in connecting Jinmen and Matsu with water, gas and electrical supplies.
“Xi’s words show that we always think about the people and the comm
on interests of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits,” An said, adding that sha
ring opportunities with Taiwan will help solve practical problems in the local economy and people’s welfare.
Fujian has been supplying water to Jinmen through a pipeline that went into operation in early A
ugust. It brings 34,000 cubic meters of water daily from Jinjiang’s Longhu Lake, the second-largest lake in Fujian.
In 2002, a tanker shipped 2,300 metric tons of fresh water from Fuzhou, Fujian, to Matsu to alleviate the drought.
Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the
cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a
pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”
The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminiscent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim Crow era.
Williams’ opponent, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, is depicted as a skinny blonde woman, to whom the umpire is saying: “Can’t you just let her win?”
The Japanese-American Osaka is of mixed heritage, and has Japanese and Haitian roots.
”Specifically, concern was expressed that the cartoon depicted Ms Willia
ms with large lips, a broad flat nose, a wild afro-styled ponytail hairstyle different to th
at worn by Ms. Williams during the match, and positioned in an ape-like pose,” said a statement from the press council.
”It was also noted that the cartoon should be considered in the context of the histo
ry of caricatures based on race and historical racist depictions of African-Americans.”
’Repugnant’When it was first published, the US-based National Association of Black Journalists said the cartoon was “repugnant on many levels.”