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major platforms for them to learn about the outside world. They also l
ike to use social networking platforms such as Pinduoduo and WeChat, on which they can bu
y products, socialize with friends, learn about the latest fashion trends and make purchases, Yu said.
“For example, Pinduoduo asks consumers to invite friends to join the platform, to help r
educe prices, which can be a good way of obtaining new customers and retaining them,” he said. “C
onsumers also like purchasing activities that can strengthen connections with friends.”
Sun said that because they face less work pressure and shorter commuting time, small-town youths have more free time com
pared with their peers in big cities. They mainly spend this time online or getting together with friends.
Some 88.7 percent of small-town youths surf the internet, 80.6 percen
t hang out with friends, and 60 percent watch movies, according to Sun’s report.
was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft.
“I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no
w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said.
“I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s
o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added.
Each of Venezuela’s three satellites－one communication and two r
emote-sensing satellites－was designed, built and launched by China.
The Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned spa
ce giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is a major developer of satellites and spaceships in China.
pillars of the initiative are important. The most and best (part) of it, I think, is connectiv
ity and inter-culture exchange, sustainable development agenda, and knowledge transfer.
China is the biggest market in the world. We have enough resources in our country. We want our p
roduct get access to the market and we also want to live in good infrastructure, such as roads, railw
ays, schools, hospitals. I also hope knowledge of China come to our country. We have sea access, and good infra
structure can help our country and neighboring countries get access to the Maritime Silk Road.
China has become the second-largest investor of our count
ry in the past 10 years. It’s investing infrastructure, mining
and agriculture. We have Confucius Institute, facilitate Chinese and Portuguese learning. The Belt and Road
Initiative helps Mozambique boost its industrialization, technology and finance.
g it causes collateral damage in the area around the tumor. A “satellite map” is needed for a precision strike, he said.
Ma and his team put forward an individualized irradiation range and dose standard for radi
otherapy. The result is a clear picture showing high – and low-risk areas, which then allows dose stratification.
In 2014, an atlas of organs at risk in nasopharyngeal cancer patients was published in
Radiotherapy and Oncology. It suggested tailoring both radiation doses and targets, and setting a reco
mmended safety dose for protecting 33 normal organs around the nasopharynx.
Today, the five-year overall survival rate for patients exceeds 80 percent at Sun Yat-sen Uni
versity Cancer Center, while the rate of severe side effects from radiotherapy has dropped by 24 percent.
Ma, who has won China’s National Science and Technology Award twice with his team, is grateful to more than 10,000
patients who have participated in his research, saying their courage is behind the progress in the treatment.
Photos have been released of China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier on its recent fifth sea trial.
The trial tested the carrier’s command and control system and battle performa
nce, with the vessel completing tests of its mooring, power, battle and security system.
Unmanned convenience stores, vending machines, mobile payment…thanks to the latest technology, shopping has become even more effortless.
But shopping experience will go further than that: an eye-catching robot in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, has hit the streets selling drinks and ice creams.
Powered by 4G networking and artificial intelligence, the human-shaped robot, Mr Doer, offe
rs ice creams and drinks on its own. The robot can also recite adapted poems or even dance to attract customers.
The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Res
erve in Sichuan province said on Wednesday it had started rebuilding a fence where a visitor had touched a panda cub.
It was making the fence higher so that visitors cannot reach the pandas
and it asked visitors to keep away from the animals. It asked them to refrain from climb
ing over the fence and from feeding or touching the pandas, said Wang Jisi, an information officer at the center.
On April 7, a woman surnamed Han said in social media that she and som
ebody else had managed to touch a panda cub without the consent of the center.
China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $3.0988 trillion by the end of March, official data showed Sunday.
The amount increased by $8.6 billion, or 0.3 percent from the end of February, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry will continue to shrink and cons
olidate due to tighter regulation and weak investor sentiment, Fitch Ratings said in a report.
The number of P2P investors and platforms declined steeply last year after regulators tightened supervision, and Fitch exp
ect more platforms to close or consolidate this year as reforms continue to take effect, leading to a smaller, less fragmented market.
Stronger regulation of P2P companies will be positive over the lo
nger term for a sector that has yet to be tested through economic cycles, the report said.
New regulations will also require many platforms to reduce their
reliance on retail investors, leading to a shift toward wholesale or institutional funding sources.
Lenders with more robust business models, established risk-management capabil
ities and more stable access to funding are likely to gain market share, according to Fitch.