eral merchandise trade between the two countries has declined by more than 15 percent since September 2018, when the second round of tariffs went into effect. “This has also impacted global value chains in East Asia and other trading partners,” the report said. “We’ve seen the trade tariffs that have been introduced on both sides have already been damaging trade,” said Dawn Holl and, chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Holland said the adverse effects of trade tensions on economic growth in China “has been partly offset by some stimulus measures”. According to the report,Read More →

 world’s most challenging railway projects to build, as it will traverse the southeast portion of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which has intricate and difficult geological conditions. Previous reports said that 80 percent of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway will consist of tunnels and bridges, and the cumulative ascent of the line will exceed 16,000 me ters, which is equivalent to double the height of Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain also known as Mount Everest. When the line is completed, the travel time by rail between Chengdu and Lhasa will shorten f rom 48 hours to about 13 hours.hina’s national railway operator has on Wednesday added a new functionRead More →

The operator will timely inform people as to whether they have successfully bought tickets through short mes sages, WeChat or mobile app information. The function will end the service at 7 pm at least one day before the train’s departure date. A severe drought is baking parts of China, with southwestern Yunnan province an d northeastern Jilin province getting the worst of it, according to the Beijing-based National Climate Center. Crops have been damaged by the drought, including rice and wheat in southern areas and corn in the northeast. According to the Yunnan government, the drought has made it diffic ult for about 309,000 peopleRead More →

pment team and deputy chief engineer of CRRC Qingdao Sifang, said the testing prototype can check and optimize the key technologies and core system comp onents of the high-speed maglev system and lay a technological basis for the forthcoming engineering prototype. The engineering prototype is planned to roll off the production line in 2020 and go through comprehensive tests to conclude integrated verification in 2021. The high-speed maglev transportation system is one of the key projects under the Mi nistry of Science and Technology’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) to promote an advanced rail transit system. qianhuavc.comRead More →

The man who stabbed and killed two 10-year-old students in Shanghai was senten ced to death by the Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday. On the morning of June 28, 2018, Huang Yichuan, a native of Shaoyan g city, Hunan province, killed two boys near the gate of the Shanghai World Foreign Lan guage Primary School on Pubei Road in Xuhui district, Shanghai. He also injured another boy and a woman. The court, which had heard the case on Dec 6, said on Thursday that Hua ng, who was then 29, committed the crime as he was frustrated by problems at work. HeRead More →

ironmental protection measures the company takes in production. Only when a company has independent intellectual property rights and core technology will it make competitive products and succeed amid fierce competition, Xi said. Noting that technological innovation is the lifeblood of enterprises, Xi encourag ed the company to focus on technological innovation and master more core technologies. Rare earth is a non-renewable important strategic resource, Xi said, addin g that more efforts are needed to upgrade the technology for its exploitation and applic ation, increase its added value, and protect the environment, to achieve green and sustainable development. qianpbd.comRead More →

anization sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Orga nization. Trump’s lawyers accused Democrats of harassing Trump and said the subpoena “has no legitimate legislative purpose.” Trump’s lawyers, in suing in both Washington and New York in attempt to beat back congressiona l subpoenas, said congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them. In the New York case, Trump, his business and family have sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the fi nancial companies from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and theRead More →

 Commission said that more than 231,000 college students graduated from universities in Beijing last year, but 37.5 percent of employed graduates chose to work outside the capital. A female college student surnamed Zhang said that she chose to w ork in Wuhan, Hubei province, after graduating from Tsinghua University in June, 2018. “The biggest reason driving me away from Beijing was the living cost,” she said. “Tho ugh I can earn 8,000 ($1,160) or even 10,000 yuan a month in Beijing, the rent may cost me 3,000 yuan or more ea ch month, let alone other expenses such as meals, transportation and getting together withRead More →

Airlines Corp are in preliminary talks to seek compensation from Boe ing for the disruption from the 737 MAX stoppages. At present, the report has not yet been verified. According to a China Eastern representative previously quoted by The Paper, the issue has h ad a limited and controllable effect on the company, and it has had more of an impact on the whole indu stry.Wang Yuan, a popular youth icon, expressed regret and determination to behave himself on his social media acc ount after getting a warning from health authorities for smoking indoors on Tuesday. Photos revealed Wang, 18, was smoking at a BeijingRead More →

ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides. Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted. Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection beforeRead More →