and reduce costs of internet services, which will be good not only for consumers but also for industrial upgrading.
The country’s three telecom carriers — China Mo
bile Communications, China United Network Comm unications Group and China Telecommunications Corp — announced steps to scrap domestic long-distan
ce and roaming charges from Oct 1, 2017, and cance
l data roaming fees within the country starting July 1, 2018. However, increasing speed and cutting charges doesn’t bring less
revenue for telecom operators. Accordi
ng to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, du ring the first half of last year, revenues from the telecom business rose 4.1 percent year-on-year to 672 billion yuan.
Mobile internet traffic jumped 199.6 percent to
26.6 billion gigabytes. Among them, inter net usage via phones soared 214.7 percent to 26.2 billion gigabytes, accounting for 98.3 percent of the total.
our exhibitions,” he said.
The CCTV cameras also are used to safeguard the museum’s precious relics. More than 1.86 milli
on of them are housed at the museum, which log
ged 17.5 million visits from the public in 2018, topping all museums worldwide. “How can we make sure no single visitor who might have evil ideas threatens these treasures?” Shan sa
id. “After a
dopting the internet of things, we can instantly detect any motion involving the artifacts to prevent such threats.” Such a networked system also will be used to facilitate management of inventory and closely supervise transportation and exhibition of cultural relics.
logies can assist the museum staff in other ways, too, said Wang Tao, a member of Huawei’s board of directors. The company will use algorithms to more efficiently draft tailored plans for restorin
g cultural rel
ics after information on similar pieces and files on each collection are included in a database. “We can thus combine old craftsmen’s experience and artificial intelligence,” Wang said.
The 5G network also will be used to improve remote consultation through webcams, which will facilitate conver
sations with overseas scholars to jointly find the best answers for restoration and preservation issues, he said.
ce the efficiency of financing services, shortening the approval time from two to three months to five to seven working days, according to Zhu.
To increase financial support for small and micro
firms, the country also vows to strengthen control and su pervision of counter-cyclical adjustment, urge banks to provide better loan services, and improve the financial service enviro
nment, Zhu added.China should step up the const
ruction of underground gas storage facilities to meet increasing dema nd during the peak consumption period in winter, according to Zhang Mingsen, former deputy chief engineer of the Beijing Research Institute of Che
ical Industry under the State-owned oil giant Ch
ina Petroleum and Chemical Corp. The government should provide fiscal and tax subsidies for the construction of underground gas stor
age facilities and improve the pricing mechanism for natural gas to achieve a more open
gas market system, said Zhang in his sug gestions to the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
China consumed 280.30 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2018, u
p 18.1 percent year-on-year, according to the National Development and Reform Commissi
on, the nation’s top economic regulator. The increase is in line with the country’s aim to encourage the use of gas instead of coal to combat air pollution.
and we will introduce more products tailored to the preferences of local consumers. In Indonesia, the penetration rate of yogurt is low and there are not many brands available, so there is a huge market potential,” Yu said.
Li Shengli, a professor at China Agricultu
ral University, said leading Chinese dairy firms Yili Group and Mengniu Dairy, which are both among the top 10 global dairy producers, are expec
ted to increase their sales by 30 billion yuan ($4.46
billion) to 50 billion yuan in the next five years or so, and could join the top five global dairy producers, bolstered by strong demand in China.Strengthening the safeguarding and utilization of cultural relics and inh
f intangible cultural heritages were mentioned in this year’s Government Work Report. This year’s two sessions witnessed a heated discussion among many NPC deputies
members about the issue of protecting, utilizing and developing cultural heritage. In terms of how to realize the target and boost cultural self-confiden
ce based on China’s national condition, many NPC deputies and CPPCC members shared their opinions.
Gao Yun, an NPC deputy and secretary of the Huangpu district committee of the CPC, said that
we should establish the system of classified protection and proper use of historical buildings, formulate
the law of protection of historical buildings, and establish the system of property redemption of buildings.
”comment on Brexit,” but characteristically unable to constrain himself, could barely leave the topic alone.
At the start of his meeting, Trump welcomed
Varadkar, and pointin g out that his visitor was in a difficult position over Britain’s tortured attempts to com
plete its withd
rawal from the European Union, which could harm Ireland’s peace and prosperity. Trump also, as he often does, used his position to slyly shout out one of his businesses, in this case, a golf course in Ireland.
”I have a
very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that and it just a great place really.” While praising Ireland, Trump promptly switched to a characteristic boast about his own success, his mana
gement of the economy and how he held “all of the
records … every single record for the stock market.” Trump’s obsession with Obama — a defining characteristic — app
eared like a nervous tick twice in his photo-op, twinned with a willingness to spout untruths.
ional Committee, political advisers submitted 5,113 proposals, covering a wide range of topics that included econom
ics, politics, culture, social development and enviro
nmental protection, officials said. Among them, 3, 859 were formally filed and will be forwarded to relevant authorities for handling.
This year, economic issues and social affairs d
rew more attention from the political advisers during the two sessi ons, with 1,484 proposals and 1,336 proposals falling in the two categories respectively, officials said.
Some of t
he typical proposals on economic issues dealt with such matters as preventing financial risks, supporting the private econ
omy, developing a high-quality manufacturing sector and shoring up market confidence.