technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to develo
pment, peace and security and human rights,” Guterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.
Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made signif
icant progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sec
tors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
“We will make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the real econo
my, including establishing a national industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp
rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
According to the ministry, China’s digital economy reached a total volu
me of over 31 trillion yuan ($4.5 trillion), or 34.8 percent of its GDP, in 2018.
Father-sharing”, a mini interactive program on WeChat platform, recently went viral on social media.
Although the name suggests it is taking the sharing business to a whole new level, the program
is just a promotion campaign by the Guangdong-based furniture maker Oppein.
Similar to a ride-hailing app, the mini program shows different kinds of “fathers” – businessmen, athletes, etc. Users can choose their f
avorite one, just like they select a car. Once the selection is done, a video pops up to explain what exactly is “father-sharing”.
The over 5-minute video focuses on the important role fathers play in raisi
ng a child. Most dads are busy with their work and it’s hard for them to spend time with their c
hildren, and that is where the idea of “father-sharing” business took shape. At the end of the film, the protagonist, a “sh
ared father”, decides to quit his job because he believes family matters, and it cannot be replaced.
both sides have the sincerity to solve the existing problems.
“The purpose decides everything,” Liu said, in English. “China wants a very equal and dignif
ied deal, and under this premise, a good, cooperative deal,” he said. “I hope our US colleagues would understand this.”
Liu said he believed both sides have a strong desire to reach a deal. “We need to work hard tog
ether to surpass the temporary difficult period of time, and then we’ll have a bright future,” he said.
Asked by China Daily how China and the US could help world economic growth, whose p
rospects have been already compromised by the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, Liu said co
operation serves the interests of the two sides and the whole world, while conflict hurts both.
“We have tremendous common interests and many commo
n foes, only through cooperation could we solve these problems,” Liu said.
“So far, eight nations－Venezuela, Bolivia, Algeria, Egypt, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia－have applied for places for some 20 candidates.”
Cui, meanwhile, said he looks forward to collaborating with his foreign students in the future.
During the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing’s Yanqing district, reporters fro
m various local and international media outlets can expect 5G technology coverage and floriculture lectures at the media center.
According to Ma Guoying, deputy head of the publicity and planning department of the expo’s coordinat
ion bureau, the media center, which opened on April 27, is fully covered by 5G-the fifth-generation wireless network.
“Reporters can get a 4K high-definition view of the expo through the 5G network,” she said.
Andres Osorio, a Colombian reporter who arrived on the center’s opening day, said it was easy to use.
“I am convinced that some of the students will become our partners in the future. Actuall
y, the former director of the Venezuelan space agency was one of the trainees here at the institute.
“So by teaching them, we are promoting not only spacecraft knowledge, but also China’s space industry standards.”