Telecom carriers, chipmakers and smartphone vendors

 in China are ready to commercialize 5G. China will directly grant 5G licenses, instead of the prev

ious plan to give several key cities interim 5G licenses, to better time the rollout,” said a source clo

sed to the telecom industry regulator who asked to remain anonymous because public statements are not authorized.

Michael Gao Wenhao, deputy general manager of the 5G industrial products line at ZTE, disclosed at a 5G conference in

Hong Kong on Thursday that “China is likely to start commercial use of 5G nationwide on Oct 1”.

He told China Daily that he got the information from the country’s major telecom operators.

China said earlier that it was considering a pre-commercial launch of 5G this year, follo

wed by large-scale commercialization in 2020. Miao Wei, minister of industry an

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The number of captive pandas was 548 globally as of No

All outdoor activities are banned on Monday at all middle and

primary schools, kindergartens and middle voc

ational schools in Beijing, Beijing Municipal Education Commission said via Sina Weibo on Monday.

The move was taken after at least four people died in strong winds a day earlier.

Such activities include flag-raising ceremony, morning exercises and outdoor social practices.

At least four people were killed, more than 50 flights were diverted to other airports and two trains arrived late in Beij

ing on Sunday when strong gales flattened walls, knocked down trees and damaged farms.

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By 5 pm, out of 1,561 flights scheduled for that day flew

More than one million people have visited the Beijing International Horticultura

l Exhibition since it opened on April 29, the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition Coordination Bureau said.

At 11 am May 17, Yan Shuchen from Zhangjiakou of Hebei province became the one-millionth

visitor to the expo. When his family of three entered the Gate No 1, two officials of the bureau w

alked toward them and after congratulating them, presented them a gift, a pair of mascots for the expo.

Yan said he drove his wife and daughter fromtech companies began to freeze the supply o

f components and software to Huawei Technologies after the US trade blacklist, acco Zhangjiakou to the expo.

Visitors could get a 10 percent off the price if they book their tickets two days ahead online.

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Huawei earlier said it had been preparing a contingency

ncy plan for such a block to Android by developing its own technology, of

which some is already being used in products sold in China, said the Reuters report.

The impact is limited in the Chinese market, as most of Go

ogle’s services have alternatives offered by domestic competitors like Tencent and Baidu.

However, Huawei’s European market could be affected as Huawei licenses these serv

ices from Google in Europe.A radio telescope in Shanghai that has made significant contributions to ast

ronomy for nearly a decade and participated in long-term observations used to confirm data in the first image of a b

ack hole in deep space, won the top prize on Wednesday at the 2018 Shanghai Science and Technology Awards.

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g elections domestically. More far-right parties and nati

 nationalists entering the assembly would also place obstacles for passing EU legislation,” he said.

Various surveys have indicated that nationalist and

far-right parties across the Europe will perform strongly in the coming elections.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move party is in a tight battle with Marine Le Pen’s far-right Nation

al Rally. A Elabe poll released on Wednesday said that Macron’s centrist ruling party will win 23.5

percent of the votes, while National Rally is expected to win 22 percent of voting intentions.

A poll in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper said that support for the nation’s far-right League, which is led by the dep

uty prime minister, Matteo Salvini, was about 30.9 percent on May 10. Salvini has been campaigning vi

gorously across the country on behalf of EU parliamentary candidates and promoting hard-line policies.

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Booing drowned out any cheers from British fans as Walk

den was announced as the winner and Zheng refused to acknowledge the Briton’s victory

before sensationally collapsing on the podium and leaving the competition area in tears.

“I have been doing this sport for 16 years, but this is the first time I have realized that a taekwondo match could be played like this.

Zheng, competing in her fifth world championships, said on hea

ring the British national anthem playing, she felt too weak to stand on the podium.

“I felt very guilty for not winning the gold for my coach, my teammates and my country. We h

ave been working so hard for this world championships. It is the biggest event before the Tokyo Olympic Games.”

“Many fans came up to console me and some of them are British. I know most people know what is fair play,” Zheng said.

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This facial recognition app tells one panda from another

Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.

The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas

along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.

The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.

Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa

tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.

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School students and adult visitors learn about making print

In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturd

ay and offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.

Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about

the appreciation of and technological methods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum.

The Chinese Musicians Association’s choir gave an outdoor performance. An exhibitio

n opened showing dozens of lithographs by artists from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a plat

form for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural bac

kgrounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.

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hina plans to boost rural development via digital technologies

hina plans to promote the applications of digital technologies in rural areas to boost local development.

As a step towards rural modernization and transformation, digital rural development plays a

crucial role in rural revitalization and building a digital China, according to the guideline jointly issue

d by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

The country has vowed to achieve initial development of building di

gital villages by 2020, with 4G internet accessible to more than 98 percent of the ad

ministrative villages and the digital economy growing rapidly in rural regions, the guideline said.

With the upgrading of internet technology, 2025 will see a n

otable narrowing of the urban-rural digital gap, the establishment of various ent

repreneurial and innovation centers in rural areas, and an intellectual rural logistics system.

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ent capturing the signals that were eventually translated int

ed into the image detected wavelengths of 1.3 millimeters, and there was no corresponding equipment in China.

But Tianma, part of EAVN, together with telescopes in the Republic of Korea and Japan, h

ad been making observations at wavelengths of 7 and 13 millimeters for a long time, Shen said.

“EHT could capture the image without assistance of the network but the supporting observations provided supplement

al information and showed consistency with the EHT observations to better verify their accuracy,” Shen said.

“The job of the network was included in one of the six papers about the res

earch published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters in the United States,” he added.

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