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Austria’s technology ministry has called on Europe to form a joint position on whether or not to allow Chinese firm Huawei to equip 5G for next-generation mobile networks. This consideration co
mes amid the US-hyped security concerns over Huawei and Washington’s relentless ef
forts to thwart the 5G efforts of this leading tech company.
5G will be one of the most critical components of the digital economy and society, not only in China but also Europe. Europe has taken significant ste
ps to lead
global developments toward this strategic technology. To reposition itself as a leader in world affairs including the field of technology, Europe h as no reason to reject cooperation with Huawei which has developed the most advanced 5G technology, disregarding u
nwarranted US claims.
Europe is caught in the middle. While the continent treads carefully between China an d the US, what is at stake is its own interests. As China tries to offer a cooperative approach, Europe, a longtime US ally, is hesi
ant to accept. The Belt and RoadInitiative proposed by China presents tremendous opportuniti
es in terms of trade and g rowth, while skepticism lingers in Europe about the geopolitical ambition the initiative may harbor.
Ob servers believe that the funds allocated by the EU will fall way short of what is really needed. The EU will allocate funding for this project in its ne
xt multiannual budget, which will stretch from 2021 to 2027, but can Europe afford to wait till then to walk out of its current plight?
ch year is linked to how rapid urbanization has driven and been driven by China’s historically
high annual economic growth rates over the past four decades of reform and opening-up.
With the be
nefits of migration increasingly visible, and the main obstacles to rural-to-urban migration removed (including through massively ex panded transport infrastructures), the number o
f internal migrants has increased by 35 times between 1982 and 2018. However, China’s household registration system complicates the migration process. For m
any reasons, a major unintended effect of migration
has been the creation of large populations of left-beh ind family members－elderly parents, spouses and children, each of these subsets totaling tens of millions.
Beyond the gift-sharing and merrymaking of family reunions, Spring Festival pr
portunities for improving care arrangements for left-behind parents, spouses and children. This social value of the festival is important since we know that despite on
going improvements, left-behind children and elderly people have poorer ac
cess to quality education, health and social protection services, compared with their peers in the big towns and cities.
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 hu
manity 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 relatio
ns 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 devel
oping 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.
the pilot informs us that Chinese authorities had not given this plane permissi
on to land, so we needed to turn around,” Eric Hundman, an assistant professor at New Yor
k University Shanghai, said on his Twitter account. He described the experience as “a new level of China
An official with CAAC said the administration has begun an investigation into the incident.
Zealand also said they are investigating and an official explanation will be released later on Sunday. All the passengers have been accommodated and another flight is to be arranged on Sunday night to send the passengers to Shanghai.
“Air New Zealand wishes to sincerely apologize for the return and subsequent retiming of your flight NZ289,” the carrier said in the short message to its passengers.
The rearranged flight is scheduled to take off at 11pm
New Zealand time on Sunday and land at Pudong airport at 6am local time Monday. Bad,” which caused heated debate on the social network.
“Obviously Air New Zealand forgot to get approval fo
r this plane in advance… You ca n blame Air New Zealand, but this mistake has nothing to do with ‘China Bad’,” a netizen replied.
Hundman later told Shanghai Daily that he did not mean to blame China since it was still un
clear who is at fault. “I mean that I had a frustrating, highly unusual experience while en route to China,” he added.