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Beijing Review

Vol. 62/No.12

Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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brainstorming for the future

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference will be held in Hainan from March 26 to 29, with the theme Shared Future, Concerted Action, and Common Development.Since its establishment in 2001, the forum has developed into a platform for high-level dialogue of economic, social and environmental issues between political heavyweights, business magnates, and scholars from both Asia and around the world.It has made positive contribution to pooling consensus in Asia, while promoting international cooperation and globalization and pushing forward the building of a community with a shared future for humanity, winning widespread attention around the world.The multilateral trade system was challenged by populism and protectionism in 2018. Structural economic problems also have become a reality. All these cause uncertainties and volatility around the world.Against such a backdrop, Chinese President…

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reading china, seeing china

The China International Publishing Group (CIPG) holds a special event entitled China in the Eyes of the British at the London Book Fair on March 12. The occasion marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of China-UK diplomatic ties.Liu Dawei (fifth right), Vice President of the CIPG, said the event will help promote exchanges between the Chinese and the British on both a political and personal level.The London Book Fair celebrated its 48th anniversary this year and the CIPG displayed over 600 titles of books in 26 languages.…

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society

(XINHUA)Diving DeepChina’sscienceshipTansuo-1, loaded with the manned submersibleShenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior), returns to its home harbor in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province on March 10, after finishing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean. The 121-day expedition, organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, involved scientists from 10 Chinese and foreign research institutes.Legal Aid for WomenAbout 361,000 women in China received legal aid in 2018, accounting for 24 percent of the total number of aid recipients, the Ministry of Justice announced.Judicial authorities at all levels and legal aid institutions around the country made women their work priority with targeted efforts to provide timely, precise and convenient services, the ministry said.They expanded their services to cover more items that are closely related to the protection of women’s rights and interests, including…

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economy

Industrial InternetChina will establish a standard system for the industrial Internet by 2020, according to a guideline jointly released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Standardization Administration.By integrating information technology and the manufacturing industry, the industrial Internet will have a comprehensive and profound influence on industrial development, the document said.It added that the industrial Internet combines the Internet, platforms and security, constituting the Internet infrastructures that connect people, devices and things.To fulfill the 2020 target, China will focus on formulating technical standards for crucial elements of the industry, including Internet resource management and industrial big data.The country plans to formulate more than 100 standards and build a more integrated and open standard system by 2025, the guideline said.Trade GrowthThe growth in China’s foreign trade of goods…

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world

ETHIOPIARescuers work at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in Addis Ababa on March 10. All 157 people aboard, including eight Chinese citizens, were confirmed dead. This is the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8, causing a wave of grounding of the aircraft worldwide(XINHUA)INDIAChief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announces the general election schedule during a press conference in New Delhi on March 10. The election will last from April 11 to May 23(XINHUA)KENYAThe fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi on March 11. It is expected to adopt resolutions to help leapfrog societies to a more sustainable future(XINHUA)UNITED KINGDOMPrime Minister Theresa May speaks during the no-deal Brexit vote in the House of Commons in London on March 13. MPs later voted against…

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people & points

AIRCRAFT DESIGNER KEEN ON MAGLEVSWu Guanghui, a deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, and chief designer of the C919 homegrown passenger jet, suggested speeding up the research into maglev trains at a panel discussion of the Shanghai delegation during the Second Session of the 13th NPC on March 12.Wu, Vice President of the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, a state-owned and Shanghai-based aircraft manufacturer, said the upper limit of high-speed trains is 400km/h.“If trains from Beijing to Shanghai can reach a speed of 500km/h, air travel will lose its competitiveness,” he said.Wu’s comments attracted attention since it seemed ironic for an airplane designer to raise suggestions regarding the building of trains.As a matter of fact, Wu has paid attention to maglev train research for a…

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