Huawei said in a statement on Thursday that restricting t

 company from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger.

“Instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior, yet more expensive alternatives, leav

ing it lagging behind in 5G deployment and eventually harming the interests of US companies and consumers.”

The company said it is ready and willing to engage with the US government to come up with effective measures to ensure product security.

In response to the ban on Huawei buying parts from US companies, the company said such a deci

sion will “do significant economic harm to the US companies with which Huawei does business, affect tens of t

housands of US jobs and disrupt the current collaboration and mutual trust that exist in the global supply chain”.

Wang Peng, deputy head of the China Center for Information Industry Development, said the new US moves will disrupt the whole global electronics in

ustry and hurt a string of US companies that supply chips and other components to Huawei.

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Health authorities suggest meditation every dayakes part in

China’s health authorities are advising people to meditate for five

minutes a day with the recent launch of a health knowledge promotion project.

The project has been jointly initiated by the disease prevention and cont

ol and promotion centers under the National Hea

lth Commission, China Health Education Center and All-China Journalists Association.

They advise a “5125” healthy living concept, suggesting people meditate f

ive minutes every day, do physical exercise for one hour every day, master one sport, join

one exercise community, take in at least 12 types of food every day and 25 types of food every week.

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Beijing to enlarge collaborative outreachcorations are pre

Beijing’s municipal government has built bridges between Chinese co

mpanies and countries associated with the Belt and Roa

d Initiative in recent years and plans to enlarge its communication in more fields in the future.

Xiong Jiuling, head of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office, said the capital w

ill make greater efforts in nongovernmental exchange programs this year by enh

ancing cooperation in commerce, technology, culture, education and urban management with other nations.

“We will employ better arrangements and methods to coordinat

e different departments to realize our target without increasing government spending,” she said.

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New films features scenes featuring iconic French cathedral

Chinese romance which opened across the country on April 19, has some scenes shot in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The film, directed by Huo Jianqi, a renowned figure among China’s “Fifth Gene

ration” directors, features supermodel-turned actress Du Juan and actor Chen Xiao.

During a recently promotional screening, director Huo says the film examines the meaning of love and marriage.

In the movie, there are several scenes featuring the lovebirds shown against the backg

round of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a fire on April 15.

The film, based on a short story penned by journalist An Dun, the features a violinis

t and an interior designer, who encounter each other in a museum in Paris and soon fall in love.

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It is sometimes called Cantonese cancer, as the inciden

e in Guangdong – 30 cases per 100,000 people – is more than 30 times higher than the rest of the world.

When Ma was a visiting scholar in the United States, he found many patients we

re Chinese-American, and most of their families were originally from Guangdong.

An epidemiology study in 2010 traced the risk gene for this type of cance

r to the Baiyue people, an ethnic group that lived in the area more than 2,000 years ago.

In 1998, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network proposed concomitant radiothera

py and chemotherapy along with three courses of intensified adjuvant chemotherapy afterward to treat patients with a

dvanced nasopharyngeal cancer. It became the standard treatment for advanced cases around the world.

For years, Ma has wondered if it really worked for Chinese people.

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n April 2017, for example, the company took technol

ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us

ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs

ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina

lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.

Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai

d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima

ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.

“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie

d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.

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Online visa applications smooth traveChina DailyUpd

Increasing number of countries going digital when reviewing documents

An increasing number of countries have tapped into the convenience of e-visas to at

tract more tourists from China, the world’s largest source of outbound tourists.

According to tourism insiders, the Japanese embassy in Beijing sa

id on Thursday during a meeting with local travel agencies that it will launch e-visa serv

ices on May 1, allowing applicants to submit their materials online instead of sending paper documents.

“The embassy said that e-visa services may be available in consulates in other Chinese cities next year,” said H

an Zhisu, co-founder and CEO of 666visa.cn, a dome

stic platform where visa applicants can submit materials.Chen Zeyong, CEO of online visa service tigerwing.cn, said the

Japanese government issued 7 million visa stickers for Chinese nationals last year.

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Baidu match the latest road test report by the Calif

 km on all kinds of road conditions with no accidents, presenting the leading position of Baidu’s Apollo system.

The results of Baidu match the latest road test report by the Califor

nian Department of Motor Vehicles in the United States in February. They show that t

he Apollo system helped cars travel up to 29,117 km in 2018, a growth of 818 percent from the previous year.n addit

ion, Baidu’s test fleet traveled some However, since China has more complicated driving and road conditions than

the US, the DMV report has its limitations in terms of testing China’s autonomous cars. The main items tested by the

DMV include the total miles traveled and the miles per intervention, which means the frequency of manual takeo

vers. According to auto portal Gasgoo, the miles per intervention is an important technical index measuring the com

pany’s technology research and development. It is not a gauge for compariso

n among the enterprises, since the complexity of the cars and road conditions varies. k

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According to data released by the US Federal Bureau of

Prisons last year, 93 percent of inmates in the US are men. The nation’s incarceration rate peaked at 1,000 inma

tes per 100,000 adults during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008; the number was 310 in 1980.

When men are confined to jail or prison, or when a criminal record trails

them following their release, they may become less attractive candidates for marriage.

A 2018 study conducted by the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, based on an

analysis of 13,429 responses on Reddit, a popular social media website in the US, shows that th

e most frequent reasons that men indicated for being single included poor looks, low self-esteem and confidence, low

effort, not interested in relationships, no available women and poor flirting skills.

“To be honest, sometimes I do get lonely, but it’s never strong enough to make me think I wish I had someone,” said Martin W

est, a 34-year-old self-employed small business owner in New York. “I do enjoy relationships, but being single has some perks th

at a relationship can’t give you – so much disposable income, so much freedom in every aspect, no conflict or drama.”

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State Council pledges more fee reductionsunrise view of

China will take measures to reduce government fees and operating service char

ges in order to further reduce burdens on businesses and individuals, it was d

ecided on Wednesday at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Starting from July 1, charges on real estate registrations will be cut or cancel

ed outright. The eligibility for fee reductions on patent applications will be broadened.

Charges on exit and entry travel documents such as pass

ports, registrations of some trademarks, and usage of various radio frequencies will be fur

ther reduced. Significant reductions in these charges are required, it was decided.

Ownership registration fees for properties such as parking spaces will be reduced from 550 yuan ($81.97) to 80 yua

n. And fees for extended use of trademarks will be reduced from 1,000 yuan to 500 yuan.

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