ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.
“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an
d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.
On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin
g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.
“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the
United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w
of stock index futures. At present, onshore stock index futures are unavailable to overseas invest
ors, and they can only hedge risks associated with investing in A shares through offshore instruments.
“After the stock index futures market opens up, investor bases will dive
rsify, helping China’s capital market achieve a higher efficiency in asset pricing,” Wang sai
d, adding that capital market reform and opening-up is part of China’s moves to promote quality development.
“One of the key priorities this year is to accelerate the development o
f direct financing and the capital market, to strengthen the capital market’s capacity to pr
omote economic growth,” Guo Shuqing, the People’s Bank of China’s Party secretary and head of the China Ban
king and Insurance Regulatory Commission, said in an interview with China Central Television on Monday.
raduate department, said China has trained hundreds of foreign space engineers since the mid-1990s.
However, those training sessions were mostly occasional, often accompanied a satellite export deal, and were mainly focu
sed on ground-based control and applications of satellites rather than their design and production, the director said.
“However, in recent years, along with the expansion in our cooperation in the space indu
stry with other countries, many of our foreign partners voiced their hopes that we could hold some sort of syst
ematic training programs to help them create their own spacecraft designers and technicians,” he said.
Therefore, he said, “We decided to open a two-year postgraduate prog
ram and then sent the message to countries having space cooperation with China.”
les to customers in the second quarter, where it predicted that an estima
ted loss would be “significantly” less than the $702 million lost in the first quarter.
The company delivered about 63,000 vehicles in the first quarter.
The gross profit margin on the Model 3 – a focus for investors – remained steady at 20 percent.
Tesla also announced it would start offering its own ins
urance product in about a month to better reflect the safety of its vehicles.
Tesla reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $702.1 million, or $4.10 p
er share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $709.6 million, or $4.19 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding some items, Tesla lost $1.77 per share, compared with
Wall Street expectations of a loss of 69 cents, according to data from Refinitiv.
exposed disordered copyright management by stock-image providers, legal
professionals said the increased efforts to protect copyright should be applauded.
For example, the National Copyright Administration has launched crackdowns against pira
ted works every year, aiming to increase copyright protection through administrative measures.
Last year, it took online short videos, audio material, literary articles and music as major target
s. It eliminated 1.85 million web links with content that infringed copyright, and confiscated 1.23 million pirated works.
Wang, the Beijing lawyer, said he appreciated governme
nt attempts to protect copyright, but said such efforts are still insufficient.
He called for the country to improve copyright-related laws as soon as poss
ible, and especially to issue a specific rule for footage, pictures or other photographic works.
showed that 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May
Day holiday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annua
lly, began to issue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese
nationals dropped by 70 percent in the first year after the service was introduced, showing its high popularity,” said Han.
Since last year, countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand and Sr
i Lanka have started to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.
“When more countries that are mainstream travel destinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said.
In the more than three months since it reopened to the public after repairs, more th
an 70,000 vehicles a day on average have crossed the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Jiangsu province.
The number of vehicles traversing the bridge, which reopened in December, is just half that for each of the other three structures spanning t
he river in Nanjing, while Line 3 of the city’s subway system carries more than 800,000 people across the river every day.
But despite its relatively meeker traffic flows, people from across the country visit Nan
jing just to see the bridge, especially during holidays. For many, it represents far more than just a river crossing.
For years, it has been featured on a variety of posters and in school textbooks.
Many people have had their pictures taken at photo studios that use images of the bridge as backdrops.
Hotels, cinemas and daily necessities have been named after it. Parents have even named their chi
ldren after the bridge, with some of those born in the 1960s and 1970s being called “Yangtze”, “Bridge” or “Pier” in Chinese.