ZTE Corp, another Chinese telecom gear vendor,also said

 in a statement that its products are ready for commercial use and it will acti

vely participate in the commercial deployment and construction of 5G netw

orks in China, and will work closely with industry partners to actively promote the application of 5G.

China is set to become the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, with 460 million 5G users, according to a forecast by the Glo

bal System for Mobile Communications Association, an industry group.

The country’s telecom carriers are expected to spend 900 billion

to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network

construction from 2020 to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Co

mmunications Technology.China’s Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is just ar

ound the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the holiday, which falls on J

une 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

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people have applied to take the examination in Anhui.

A centenarian recently enjoyed her 103rd birthday party with her children, grandchildr

en, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren in Handan, North China’s Hebei province.

Li Xiuzhi, born in 1916, lives in the village of Nanhan in Guangping county, and has a family of 168 across five generations.

Her oldest daughter is 80 years old, while her youngest great-great-grandson is only nine months old.

She celebrated her birthday with her family and fellow villagers on

Friday. They first celebrated her birthday together when she was 80 years old.

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Many of her professors took the high-speed railway

 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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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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weight increase to be implemented at the November 2019 Sem

The MSCI announced Feb 28 to increase the weight of China A shares in the MSCI Indexes by increasing the inclusion factor from 5 per

cent to 20 percent in three steps after an extensive global consultation with a large number of inte

rnational institutional investors, who provided overwhelming support to this proposal.

hina will bolster the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta with measures to a

dvance innovation-driven development and upgrade its industry chains, the Political Bureau of the

Communist Party of China Central Committee decided at a meeting on Monday.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting, which reviewed a plan on promoti

ng the integrated development of the delta region, according to a statement released after the meeting.

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Joefe Santarita, dean of the Asian Center at the Unive

rsity of the Philippines, said Asian values promote consensual approach and communitarianism

rather than individualism, and they prioritize social order and harmony as well as respect for elders, disc

ipline and a paternalistic state along with the primary role of government in economic development.

“Asian values are the salient ingredients on how to learn to work togeth

er through trust and consequently promote globalization,” Santarita told China Daily.

He cited China’s guanxi, a cultural concept that stresses deep personal connections and maintaining relations.

“Guanxi is a clear manifestation of a success story of a cultural element that is aptly applied in

the business sector. Trust is a fundamental element for Chinese businessmen who have engaged in co

mmercial partnerships and international trading systems for centuries,” he said.

Santarita said a similar concept can also be found in other Asian count

ries, citing the Philippines’ compadrazgo and Indonesia’s bapakism as examples.

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With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympic

 preparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.

Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s no

rthern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou

ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.

As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Linglong Tow

er, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heightened f

or the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature ath

letic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.

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Democrats have accused Barr of misleading Congre

ss by testifying in April that he did not know whether Mueller agreed with his initial characterization of the report – failing t

o mention a March 27 letter from the special counsel complaining that Barr’s initial public summary did not “ful

ly capture the context, nature and substance of this Office’s work.” Several Democrats have called on him to resign.

Nadler had set a Wednesday deadline for Barr to hand over the unred

acted report and its underlying evidence. Barr canceled his testimony after clashing wit

h Nadler over the hearing’s format. Nadler said he will move forward with a contempt citation as soon as Monday.

“The very system of government of the United States – the system of l

imited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator – is very much at sta

ke,” Nadler told reporters after a 15-minute committee session held in place of Barr’s appearance.

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daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday

The upcoming May Day holiday is expected to see an averag

e of 2.2 million inbound and outbound trips made by Chinese and foreign tourists per day, up 5.9

percent year on year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA) Friday.

This year’s holiday, from May 1 to 4, is a day longer than previous years and suitable for outbound long-distance trips, said

the NIA, adding that passenger volumes at major airports in places such as Beijing and Shanghai would increase notably.

It anticipates that the average daily tourist flow at the Beijing Capital Interna

tional Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport will reach 79,000 and 107,000 respectively.

The ports at different ends of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge a

re expected to see a daily average of 105,000 entry and exit trips during the holiday.

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Zhao and Ladjevac will be joined by Hannah Ryder, C

CEO of Development Reimagined and former head of the Policy and Par

tnerships, the United Nations Development Programme, and Andreas Pier

otic, trade commissioner of Embassy of Chile in China. The four will also take questions after delivering their speeches.

China Daily’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Zhou Shuchun will open the event with a welcome speech on April 27.

Vision China events have been previously held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Joha

nnesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on internet and mul

timedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.

This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and

app, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.

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