s higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, illustrating that burgeoning career opportunities and skill requ irements are presenting an unprecedented advantage for women. That’s a change from the past, when women normally had more household duties, especially in the era of universal two-child policy, he said. Lu also said that the number of people engaged in human-centered job positions was growing faster than other rules. “It implied that jobs requiring insights into people’s preferences and habits, such a s marketing and human resources, are irreplaceable by machine intelligence so far,” Lu said. A survey jointly conducted byRead More →

growth targets, based on excessively low estimates of potential growth, lead to lower actual growth. Fo r an economy the size of China’s, a difference of even 1 percentage point has a huge impact on welfare. Many economists would counter that a conservative growth target is useful-or even necessary-to create space for struct ural adjustment. But this claim is unconvincing. Reducing China’s excessive reliance on investment in real es tate-one of the economy’s most serious structural problems-does not necessarily require a reduction in FAI gro wth, let alone GDP growth. Nor is slower GDP growth a prerequisite for improving financial stability. China must pursue asRead More →

cult to legally protect in the past, causing “huge trouble for American tech nology companies in protecting core and critical technologies” that they could not patent. The latest amendments to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, which unde rwent a substantial revision in 2017, have emphasized protecting trade secrets. He said in that in January, China’s Supreme People’s Cour t set up an IPR court to handle complex appeals on patent litigation. Chan said “all these measures” have led to progress for 59 percent of t he US companies operating in China in protecting trademarks and brands in the pa st five years, according to the AmericanRead More →

 adamantly safeguard the contemporary international order that was foun ded by the UN and that brought about more than 70 years of general peace and rapid de velopment after World War II. We must oppose a Cold War mentality and competitive rivalry, which go against the ti de. We must firmly promote economic globalization, and prompt it to develop in a more inclusive, mutually beneficial, equ itable and rational direction so as to realize a common prosperity and progress of humanity. Third, we should be disseminators of Chinese civilization. Many pundits in the contemporary world think that China’s trad itional culture contains important answers toRead More →

with the island by officially acknowledging that military personnel have been posted in the Taipei office of the American Institute in Taiwan since 2005. US weapons manufacturer Raytheon was also granted a $9 million contract to upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense system. Senior Colonel Liang Fang, a professor at PLA National Defense Universit y, said the recent drill will test and enhance the PLA’s joint operating capabilities. “It will increase the PLA’s ability to protect national sovereignty, and warn thos e who are trying to undermine it to abandon their illusions,” she said. “Similar drills will be more common in the future, with increasingly sophisticatedRead More →

British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Brussels on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, while saying she aims to get Britain out of the EU earlier to avoid it participating in European elections. But Donald Tusk, who chairs EU summits, has proposed a longer Brexit postpone ment of one year for Britain‘s feuding politicians to agree and ratify a plan, EU officials said. Any such extension would still require unanimous approval of the other 27 EU countrie s and some, notably France, suggested they wanted a better justification from London for its request. Britain is now due toRead More →

 Super Rice project is geared to guarantee stable yields while beefing up crops’ resistance against drought, flooding and diseases,” Li said. “Thus, farmers are able to save a large amount of resources, such as fertilizers or irrigation water, to fight those issues,” he added. The sustainability of the approach is welcomed by Philippine agricultural researchers and farmers, according to Jose Yorobe, a consultant with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. He attended a meeting in Beij ing on Tuesday, along with dozens of representatives from participant countries, that marked the project’s conclusion. “Because of climate change and population growth, developing countries are nowRead More →

  yed a part in bringing his younger brother’s business to the brink of collapse.   The Mumbai billionaire stunned India in September 2016 when he launched a ne w mobile network called Reliance Jio that offered customers six months of free high-speed internet.   The move triggered a brutal price war, forcing some companies to quit the market altogether, including Reliance Communications.   Indian billionaire turns to bankruptcy court after losing 4G price war with his brother   Anil Ambani’s company, once one of India’s biggest mobile pl ayers, announced in late 2017 that it would sell its main consumer mobile business to Reli ance Jio in order toRead More →

  Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, overseas high-end talent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will g et subsidies from Guangdong province and Shenzhen municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.   The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.   The policy, effective from January 2019 to the end of 2023, applies to nine cities in Guangdo ng — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, the ministry said.   It said the move aimed to encourage the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.Read More →

  When I woke up Friday morning to the news of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, I felt sick. But sad ly, not entirely surprised. I had been dreading this kind of violence happening, although I would have never imag ined this kind of scale — 49 Muslim men, women and children killed in cold blood with such clinical, methodical precision and filmed for social media.   Islamophobia is on the rise and has been for some time. Muslims have been demonize d, dehumanized and scapegoated on an industrial scale by society since 9/11.   No other group has been punished for the sinsRead More →