es for exNo shutdown of smartphone business

Image-editing app developer Meitu Inc stated, in response to previous reports, that it was

not true the company planned to shut down its smartphone business by the middle of this year.

Meitu would cooperate with Xiaomi to launch a new smartphone marking the beginning of a new area

. The cooperation with Xiaomi will represent the start of technological enhancement and scale devel

opment, said Meitu’s spokesman, accepting an interview with Shanghai Securities News on Monday.

On November 19, the company and Chinese smartphone maker Xia

omi reached a global strategic cooperation arrangement that gave exclusive license to X

iaomi to use Meitu smartphone brand, image-related technologies and certain smart hardware products for 30 years.

The first smartphone made and marketed by Xiaomi with image and camera provide

d by Meitu will be launched by middle of this year, according to Chinese news outlet Jiemian.

The firm will continue to handle after-sales service of previously sold Meitu brand smartphones.

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All 15 films were selected from 775 aspiring nomina

tions from across 85 countries and regions worldwide, a noticea

ble rise from the pool of 659 films from the 71 nations and regions last year.

Helmed by US director Rob Minkoff as president, the jury panel consists of six other

members: Chilean director Silvio Gayoqi, Chinese director Cao Baoping, Russian director Sergei De Wattsvoy, Hon

g Kong actress Carina Lau, Iranian director Majid Majidi and British director Simon West.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sha

rma, the Bollywood movie Zero will be screened as the closing film of the festival.

While the race for the awards is attracting insiders, a special segment titled Film in Panorama will screen 261 new

and classic films in 30 theaters over 15 days, providing a visual feast for film fans in the capital.

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Her remarks were based on a Deloitte research, named

Deloitte Industry 4.0 Readiness Report. The research surveyed more than 2,000 global executives and public sector leade

rs in 19 countries, including about 130 from China, about how they are prepared to embrace the revolution.

According to the report, the revolution-which features the booming new technologies and th

e combination of them-has a big opportunity to positively change the world, but has also posed great

challenges. To thrive in the future, Hook believes businesses should strengthen cross-border cooperation and pri

oritize diversity and inclusiveness in corporate cultures-all to maximize the ideas and angles to tackle the challenges.

A key part of achieving diversity is to close the gender gap in bu

siness leadership, which is especially large in the Asia-Pacific region, including China.

According to a report from McKinsey Global Institute released last

year, slightly less than four women held leadership positions for every 10 men in bu

siness and politics, worldwide in 2016. The figure fell to one for four for the Asia-Pacific region, and one for five in China.

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approaching a European Council summit where thebehavior of

the EU can’t easily be predicted.

The difficulty for the EU is that, long or short, any delay comes with complications. And this is where opinions in European capitals start to diverge.

If the UK hasn’t left the EU by May 22, it might have to take part in elections to the European Parli

amentary elections, which begin the following day. Not doing so could be a breach of the UK’s obligations as a

member state.And if that happens, there is a real concern in Brussels that hardline Euroskeptics could stand for elect

ion, in protest at Britain not yet having yet Brexited. They might find a receptive public, and in turn, join interesting new fr

iends in the European Parliament. Sound far fetched? An EU source recently told CNN of worries in Brussels that far-right figures like To

mmy Robinson could end up as Members of the European Parliament, with all the associated attention that brings.

So a short delay is the preferred option of many in Brussels, especially in the Parliament. But that brings its own set of issues. Fi

rst, there is no guarantee that by the end of it, the UK Parliament would have given a thumbs up to May’s deal. In reality, it cou

ld just mean a delay to a no-deal Brexit that almost everyone claims they want to avoid, but still remains the default legal position.

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First, he claimed that the former President had predicted

  2016 that British voters would reject leaving the European Union in a

referendum while he had predicted they would vote to exit the bloc.

  Obama did not bet on the outcome. But he did however warn Britons

they would go “to the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US if they left the EU.

  Then Trump claimed — wrongly — that the EU was unwilling to “negotiate with the Obam

a administration” about trade. In fact, the previous administration sought to conclude a Tran

satlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the

line. Trump’s own talks on trade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.

  Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a President who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.

  He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.

  ”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Tr

ump, who was forced into a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.

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This is about public confidence in the safety of air travel,

  Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, said in a statement.

  ”The United States has the safest aviation system in the world, but Americans are looking fo

r leadership in this time of uncertainty. The FAA must act decisively to restore the public faith in the system. Again, we caution everyone to n

ot jump to conclusions and not interrupt the integrity of the investigations.”

  She called the FAA’s notice “insufficient considering the legitimate fear and uncertainty following two deadly accident

s involving this aircraft.” The FAA notice, which was issued on Monday, said it would require “design changes” to the plane by April.

  Aviation regulators in more than a dozen other countries grounded the 737 MAX 8 after one cr

ashed in Ethiopia this weekend, the second of this model to crash in less than six months. None of the majo

r US-based carriers are among the sixteen individual airlines worldwide that have suspended using this model of plane.

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The nation’s current Ebola outbreak started in August. It is th

  second-deadliest and second-largest in history, topped only by one in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people, according to the WHO.

  Last week, the WHO put the number of Ebola cases in DRC at 913 — with 848 cases confirmed and 65 probable. It said 574 people had died.

  Ebola first appeared in 1976 and is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.

  It is transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of infect

ed people, causing fever, severe headaches and in some cases hemorrhaging.

  UK Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for what could be her big

gest policy climbdown yet, after insisting for years that “no deal for Britain is better tha

n a bad deal” and that her country would leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

  That road map is at stake this Tuesday, when lawmakers vote for a second time on her withdrawal agreeme

nt to take Britain out of the EU. If that agreement is defeated, they will be asked the following day whether or not th

e UK should leave without a deal — an option May said should be kept for negotiating purposes.

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Late last year, the NPC, China’s top legislature, started solic

ting opinions for the draft foreign investment law to replace the three old laws. This shows China has taken a signif

icant step toward institutional opening-up, which is different from the basic opening up of commodity factors and market.

China is entering a new stage of institutional and rule-based

opening-up, which is more advanced compared with the opening up of the market. For exa

mple, by building free trade pilot zones, China has expanded the depth and width of reform and opening-up.

Also, China’s overall business environment has notably improved. It is one of the top 1

0 global improvers in terms of business environment, according to the World Bank’s Doing Busi

ness 2019: Training for Reform report. Ranking second worldwide, China implemented a record number of seven refo

rms last year to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to do business, which among other factors en

abled it to rise to the 46th spot, up from 78th in 2017, on the ease of doing business list.

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Talent, research capabilities needed in scientific fields

About a century ago, Chen Duxiu, one of the founders of the Comm

unist Party of China, called for the people to use science to save the country from the dark ages. Scie

nce was also widely encouraged during the May Fourth Movement in 1919, a campaign that opposed im

perialism and feudalism, thus changing the trajectory of contemporary Chinese history.

Despite its relatively late introduction, modern science has taken root, flourished and intertwined with the fate of th

is ancient nation. Scientific knowledge, along with the attitude, methods, ideas and spirit, are not only aff

ecting people’s day-to-day decisions, but are also driving the socioeconomic development of China and the world.

These facts will be more apparent this year as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of

China. The Chinese Academy of Sciences will also celebrate its 70th birthday in November.

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South Korea’s plastic problem is a literal trash Uiseong, a pictu

  ue South Korean farming county, was a backwater until homegrown heroes the Garlic Girl

s became breakout stars and curling silver medalists at last year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

  In recent months the spotlight has again fallen on Uiseong for a far less glorious rea

son: a smoldering mountain of garbage which highlights the trash crisis in the densely populated nation.

  Among the rice paddies and beside the Nakdong River in the

country’s east, a horseshoe-shaped, 170,000-ton heap of trash is spontaneously combusting, spe

wing out plumes of smoke and the nose-scorching, chemical stench of burning plastic.

  On a cold February morning, six workers wearing grimy overalls a

nd gas masks clamber over the 50 feet-tall (15 meters) man-made hill, dousing the smo

ke with fire hoses. But as soon as one smoldering spot is extinguished, another flares up.

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