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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.
icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio
n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.
The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj
ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.
The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio
n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig
hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.
urity”, signed an executive order on May 15 that led the US Department of Commerce to put Huawei and its affilia
tes on an Entity List, which would restrict the sale or transfer of US technologies to the company.
Craig Allen, president of the council, said many of its members are suppliers to Huaw
ei, and all of them have been impacted by the Department of Commerce’s move.
Founded in 1973, the council represents around 200 US companie
s doing business with China, including Apple and Microsoft. It also includes chipmakers Inte
l and Qualcomm, which have said they would stop offering supplies to Huawei until further notice.
The members will follow US law, but there is a cost associated with that, Allen told China Daily.
ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according
to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa
ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.
Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti
on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich
uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.
More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco
mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in
frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.
Prisons last year, 93 percent of inmates in the US are men. The nation’s incarceration rate peaked at 1,000 inma
tes per 100,000 adults during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008; the number was 310 in 1980.
When men are confined to jail or prison, or when a criminal record trails
them following their release, they may become less attractive candidates for marriage.
A 2018 study conducted by the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, based on an
analysis of 13,429 responses on Reddit, a popular social media website in the US, shows that th
e most frequent reasons that men indicated for being single included poor looks, low self-esteem and confidence, low
effort, not interested in relationships, no available women and poor flirting skills.
“To be honest, sometimes I do get lonely, but it’s never strong enough to make me think I wish I had someone,” said Martin W
est, a 34-year-old self-employed small business owner in New York. “I do enjoy relationships, but being single has some perks th
at a relationship can’t give you – so much disposable income, so much freedom in every aspect, no conflict or drama.”
ment plan should fit with national strategies in development, security and the milita
ry, and should integrate their current and future needs to pursue sustainable, consistent growth.
Xi insisted on the military understanding the determination and intention of the Party’s leadership, exerting itself to en
hance combat preparedness and firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, safety, development interests, and social stability.
He also instructed the military to support the country’s economic and social development, environmental endeavors and d
isaster and accident relief work. It should also play its part in poverty alleviation, he added.
Governments at all levels should, in turn, support the military’s work, make appropriate arrangements for veterans’ empl
oyment, take good care of military retirees with physical difficulties and the family members of military personnel, and s
upport the military’s efforts to withdraw from all its commercial activities, Xi said.