s are a weapon it can employ to bring China to its knees and extract one-sided concessions, apparently ignorant to the fac t that China is not what it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s when the country was forced into signing humil iating treaties, which resulted in the opening of trading ports and paying of indemnities to Western powers. Perhaps the blame for the breakdown in the talks should be laid at the door of the mind-set o f the West, which sees only winners and losers, rather than a holistic whole in which all benefit from each other. That Eastern viewpointRead More →

nomic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive domestic market that forces com panies to produce high-value goods so they can pay high wages to highly skilled people. Because of its long experience in manufacturing, much of tha t push will be focused on higher value-added production, using the new technologies of r obotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and 5G. This is the only way to avoid the middle-income trap. The reform and opening-up policies are exactly the kinds of market-driven reforms needed to make this happen. The Chinese government is investing heavily in research and development, but it sho uld beRead More →

 National Health Commission should monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations. A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involving cell technologies should be established to pro mote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scientists would need to pass an ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions. Universities and research institutes should strengthen education and training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said. In addition, more efforts shouldRead More →

Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the proportion of older people in the pop ulation expands and tens of millions of people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the National He alth Commission, said there are not enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly. A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted. It i s expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of International Nurses Day on Sunday. TheRead More →

the 22nd film of Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made more than $2 billion globally wit h over $576 million, nearly a third of the total, being contributed by the Chinese market. The percentage of Hollywood films contributing to China’s box office has witnessed a gradual decline in recent years thanks to the rise of successful Chinese films including The Wandering Earth and Dying to Survive. Due to its explosive growth in third-and fourth-tier cities, the Chinese movie market is certainly poised to become the larg est in the world in the not too distant future. Last year, China’s total box office exceeded 60 billion yuanRead More →

China will further cut the number of items requiring certificatio n and refine the procedures through institutional inno vation to improve government services and foster a more enabling business environment. The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Participants at the meeting agreed that the government’s efforts in recent years to repeal unwarranted certification requ irements and deepen the reform of government functions have produced notable results. “These are crucial steps benefiting both companies and individuals ,” Li said. “At a time when the economy still faces uncertainties, removing these unjustified cer tification requirements will helpRead More →

With Chairman Mao Zedong proclaiming the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct 1, 1949, the Chinese people began leaving behind a century of colonial humiliation and building a new life. What remains poorly understood by the wider world even seven decades later is how dire were the conditions in China during those days. While China sustained its triumph, Chinese people’s living stan dard 70 years ago was barely 5 percent relative to their counterparts in the United States. It was a dire starting point. Transitions that raised China’s living standard In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping introduced “reform and opening-up” policies andRead More →

of the 55 rare disease medicines available on the Chinese mainland have been partly or fully covered by the country’s medical insurance system. The average medical bill for rare disease patients is 200,000 yuan ($ 29,700) a year and more than 40 percent of patients have received no medical tre atment due to the high prices, according to Li Linkang, China Alliance of Rate Diseases executive director. Biogen, the United Sates-based pharmaceutical compa ny that developed the drug, said that it is talking to the C hinese government, the medical and patient communities, and charitable orga nizations in a bid to establish a co-payment systemRead More →

 with China, allowing UN member states to participate in its scientific missions for the exploration of the solar system. It will bri ng scientists from all over the world to work together, which will bring a lot of innovation,” she added. The meteorological satellite jointly designed and constructed by Chinese and French scientists has already started to send back data on the wind and ocean wave s after it was sent to orbit by a Chinese rocket in October. The data can help scientists learn more about climate chan ge, said Lionel Suchet, chief operating officer of the National Centre for Space Studies of France.Read More →

nal proportions. But nothing can obliterate the tangible benefits the development initiative has brought. In less than six years, the nascent Belt and Road are already changing development landscapes in multiple places and dime nsions. Thanks to the initiative, East Africa has seen its first expressway, the Maldives its first cross-sea bridge, Belar us its own car-manufacturing enterprise, and landlocked Kazakhstan finally has access to the sea. And while China-Cambodia trade may not look to be in perfect balan ce at this point, Belt and Road cooperation between the two neighbors is laying a solid fo undation for the latter’s future progress. Take the SihanoukvilleRead More →