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r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari
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However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf
acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m
ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo
ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.
ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.
Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c
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und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.
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he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.
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The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo
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ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.
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terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.
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ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye
ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad
of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
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d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.
construction of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, SUSTech Institute of Microe
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The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.
Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the Na
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In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for industrial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.
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g the 157 national high-tech parks, following Zhongguancun in Beijing, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
It yielded 24.4 billion yuan ($3.87 billion) of GDP and 4.3 billion yuan of tax revenue per square kilometer in 2018, the biggest among
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One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumers will be the driving force of future global economic growth.
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elebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.
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es (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next year to the next decade is so
mewhere between $11 to $12 trillion, which is equivalent to create another China,” he said.
ow is the focus上海419论坛品茶微信 for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, an ong
oing exhibition at the National Museum of China that runs through Sept 22. Techn
icians have used cutting-edge technology to bring to life the work of the gifted artist through an all-encompassing pr
ojection display of images taken from more than 200 paintings and drawings from the artist’s oeuvre.
The 35-minute show is being staged inside a purpose-built rectangular box occ
upying a section of the spacious third-floor corridor of the National Museum of China.
The viewer first encounters Van Gogh through a space set out like a galler
y, in which the painter’s self-portraits are displayed on wall-mounted screens. Then the gal
lery changes into different scenes inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic works, where viewers “step inside” these fam
iliar landscapes. One moment, viewers are surrounded by blossoming almond trees, while the next, they watch cr
ows flying over expansive wheat fields. Overhead, a dreamy, starlit night sky unfolds.
In recent years, Van Gogh has been the subject of many popular interactive exhibitions at home and abroad, where digital t
echnology rather than the original paintings are used to offer an insight into the painter’s life and art.