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China's two supercomputers still world's fastest as US squeezed out of 3rd place

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China's two supercomputers still world's fastest as US squeezed out of 3rd place

- CHINA'S Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 are still the world's fastest and second fastest machines, but America's Titan was squeezed into fourth place by an upgraded Swiss system, according to the latest edition of the semiannual T0P500 list of supercomputers released Monday. Sunway TaihuLight, described by the T0P500 list as "far and away the most powerful number-cruncher on the planet," maintained the lead since last June, when it dethroned Tianhe-2, the former champion for the previous three consecutive years

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China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab

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China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab

- CHINA'S Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 2:55 p.m. Monday, after flying around the space lab. Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 on Monday morning and then flew around the space lab, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office. Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, was launched on April 20 from south China's Hainan Province, and it completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on April 22

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Ivanka to visit China
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have accepted an invitation to visit China later this year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed at a press briefing on Friday afternoon. "They have (accepted the invitation)," he said when asked to confirm the report a few days ago. The report says the two will visit China ahead of President Trump's state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping   Read More ...
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Xi says poverty fight is priority
President Xi Jinping visits the wheels workshop of Taiyuan Heavy Industry Railway Transit Equipment Co in Taiyuan, the capital of North China's Shanxi province, while inspecting enterprises in Shanxi on Thursday. He vows better lives are ahead for poor families. President Xi Jinping has highlighted the importance of poverty reduction amid the Communist Party of China's continuous efforts to build a well-off society   Read More ...
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China-Canada negotiations seek return of Chinese fugitives in Canada
China and Canada negotiated a bilateral extradition treaty that will facilitate the return of corrupt Chinese fugitives who are still at large in Canada, according to Communist Party of China's Central Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs. An agreement was reached at the Second China-Canada High–Level National Security and Rule of Law Dialogue in Ottawa, during which both sides exchanged their views and decided to enhance cooperation on important matters, including law enforcement, counter-terrorism, cyber security and combating cross-border organized crime   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Fugitives | 
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Chinese firm shortlisted for UK's HS2 rail link
Guangshen Railway Company, which operates a high speed line between Guangdong and Shenzhen, is part of a consortium which has been shortlisted to run the UK's planned HS2 line, the UK government announced. It is the first Chinese company to be part of a shortlist for a British rail project. Guangshen, a state-backed company, has joined forces with a group that includes Hong Kong Metro Operator MTR, accountancy firm Deloitte and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff   Read More ...
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London fire-hit tower block cladding fail safety tests
London's Metropolitan Police said Friday the cladding attached to the 24-floor Grenfell tower block destroyed by fire has failed safety tests. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack of the Metropolitan Police, who is overseeing the investigation, said in a briefing that both the insulation and tiles at the Grenfell Tower had failed safety tests, with the insulation proving more flammable than the cladding   Read More ...
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DPRK says death of U.S. student Warmbier 'mystery'
PYONGYANG, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday the death of American student Otto Warmbier days after his release was a "mystery," as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left DPRK. A spokesman the country's foreign ministry said the DPRK gave Warmbier all available medical treatment and care on a humanitarian basis until his return to the United States, and that Warmbier was not mistreated or tortured during his 18-month detention in DPRK   Read More ...
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Guangzhou tests with women-only metro carriages
Guangzhou metro said Friday that starting June 28, the city will have women-only metro carriages. There will be one female carriage for every train on metro line one, which will be reserved for women during rush hours, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and between 5 to 7 p.m. on workdays, the metro operator said. During non-rush hours, males can ride in the carriages   Read More ...
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DPRK says death of US student Warmbier 'mystery'
PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday the death of American student Otto Warmbier days after his release was a "mystery," as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left DPRK. A spokesman the country's foreign ministry said the DPRK gave Warmbier all available medical treatment and care on a humanitarian basis until his return to the United States, and that Warmbier was not mistreated or tortured during his 18-month detention in DPRK   Read More ...
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Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
"It was an epic race," said winning trainer Michael Bell after the most prestigious race of the five-day meeting, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family just outside London. Ridden by James Doyle in the absence of the injured Frankie Dettori, Big Orange — a 5-1 shot — disputed the early lead in the Group 1 race then made all the running until a late challenge by 5-6 favorite Order Of St George in the final half-furlong   Read More ...
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Britain's EU citizens plan not sufficient: Juncker
BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) leaders have expressed doubts over the British Prime Minister Theresa May's fresh offer to protect EU citizens' rights on the second day of a summit on Friday. The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said "no" when asked whether he was any clearer about the kind of Brexit London wants. "That is a first step but this step is not sufficient," he told reporters at his arrival of the summit   Read More ...
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Guangzhou tests with women-only metro carriages
GUANGZHOU - Guangzhou metro said Friday that starting June 28, the city will have women-only metro carriages. There will be one female carriage for every train on metro line one, which will be reserved for women during rush hours, from 7:30 to 9:30 am, and between 5 to 7 pm on workdays, the metro operator said. During non-rush hours, males can ride in the carriages   Read More ...
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Ministry of Agriculture pushes for drug inspection in livestock industry
Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock industries in China will be strictly inspected by 2020 to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday. Agricultural authorities will push for reductions in the use of antibiotics for poultry and livestock. Antibiotics for both human and animal use and those that easily cause cross-drug resistance will be gradually banned in China, according to the plan   Read More ...
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China wants to expand cooperation with US, state councilor says
China wants to expand cooperation with US, state councilor says Conveying President Xi Jinping's greetings to Trump, Yang said bilateral ties have achieved new and important progress under the guidance of the important consensus the heads of state of the two countries reached in their meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Florida in April. Such progress, including reaching agreement on the "early harvest" from the 100-Day Plan, a plan the two presidents agreed on in their Mar-a-Lago meeting to bolster bilateral economic ties, has brought tangible benefits to people of both countries, according to the state councilor   Read More ...
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Apple removes 45,000 apps in China
Apple removes 45,000 apps in China than 15,500, or 34.34 percent, of them were gaming applications, it said. The report said the cleanup probably target apps using hot patching, a solution that can enable developers to bypass the time consuming vetting process to deploy patches to users' devices immediately. To ensure all apps in the App Store meet Apple's standards for security and integrity and maintain a healthy and clean app ecosystem, Apple has developed a thorough vetting process that scrutinizes all submitted applications   Read More ...
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Chinese students mull rankings' importance
Some Chinese students in Britain have said they will not be put off by a new United Kingdom government assessment of teaching standards at higher education institutions, after the study awarded low marks to some top schools. Among the schools to miss out on a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, or TEF, were elite Russell Group universities including the University of Liverpool, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the London School of Economics - which is second in the prestigious QS global rankings for social sciences   Read More ...
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Rural schools to provide better computing education
According to an assessment report on educational needs in the internet era performed by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the information literacy of teachers in rural primary schools is substandard. Forty-one percent of teachers in such areas have only learned the basics of using computers. Only 46 percent have received formal IT training, which is a depressing reality, said Zhong Hongwu, the researcher who led the study   Read More ...
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Safety a priority as key insurance sector gets boost
China considers financial safety a top priority amid efforts to strengthen the developing commercial endowment insurance sector and boost related regulation in this area, a senior official with China's top insurance regulatory body said on Friday. "Endowment insurance is what people rely on for their old age and at times of illness. Therefore, it's important for the endowment fund to have a steady financial return, and it should not be put in areas with high financial risk," Huang Hong, vice-chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), said at a news briefing on Friday   Read More ...
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Paddlers ready for Dragon Boat Festival
Around 10,000 spectators are expected to make their way to the Royal Docks in East London on Sunday for the 22nd annual London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Some 40 teams - from corporations, universities, public organizations, and beyond - will compete for trophies in several categories. Paddlers will race down the Thames River in iconic dragon boats, accompanied by the beat of drums   Read More ...
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ROK test-fires home-grown ballistic missile
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday inspected the test-firing of a home-grown ballistic missile to show the country's defense capability against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Moon visited a test site of the state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) in southwest South Korea earlier in the day to observe the Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile's test-launch, presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun said   Read More ...
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India launches 31 satellites in single space mission
India Friday launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota. State-owned Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) most trusted rocket, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), lifted off with the Cartosat-2 earth observation satellite and 30 other satellites at 09:29 a.m. local time (0359 GMT). The 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite, called India's eye in the sky, will be providing regular remote sensing services using its panchromatic and multispectral cameras   Read More ...
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Chinese designer wins int'l jewelry award
Chinese-born designer Isabella Liu won the International Jewelry London (IJL) Editor's Choice award for Creative Originality. Claire Adler, a luxury communications consultant, and Sam Willoughby, the IJL event director, selected the awards this month. The Creative Originality award is presented to the brand or designer that impresses the judges with true originality in terms of design, innovative use of materials or striking color combinations   Read More ...
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ROK Park's confidante gets 3-year jail term over graft
Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on Friday got a three-year prison term for one of her corruption charges involving her daughter. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Choi, 61, to three years' imprisonment for soliciting illicit favors for her daughter to enter a prestigious college and earn effortless grades. It was the first conviction among several legal cases embroiling Choi and the ousted president Park   Read More ...
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Sports exchange blooms among BRICS countries
Springing from the floor brandishing a long wooden stick, Michele Silva Dos Santos described an elegant arc through the air. It is the 2017 BRICS Games and the 25-year-old Brazilian wushu practitioner deeply impressed Chinese audience. "It's hard to believe such a routine was performed by a foreigner," said Chen Guizhen, a famous Chinese martial arts master. Some 300 athletes from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, gathered in south China's Guangzhou to compete in men's basketball, women's volleyball and wushu   Read More ...
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China pushes for long-term steady growth of pension fund
With more than 200 million people over the age of 60, pension reform is a pressing matter for China. In the first five months of the year, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, 1.58 trillion yuan (about 231.5 billion U.S. dollars) flowed into pension funds for workers, up 23.9 percent year on year. Total expenditure in the period increased 23   Read More ...
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Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible completes expedition
China's Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible returned to its homeport in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Friday morning. The submersible's mother ship, Xiangyanghong 09, returned to the National Deep-Sea Base in the coastal city around 8:30 am, bringing to an end the nation's 38th oceanic expedition and the submersible's five-year trial run. During the 138-day expedition that started on Feb 6, Xiangyanghong 09 sailed nearly 34,000 kilometers into the South China Sea, northwestern Indian and northwestern Pacific oceans, while Jiaolong conducted 30 dives to make scientific investigations and collect samples, said a news release from the State Oceanic Administration   Read More ...
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Views of charming Mount Qomolangma(1/7)
Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas, which is located at the border between the People's Republic of China and Nepal. Mount Qomolangma is the highest mountain in the world. It stands at the height of 8,844.43 meters measured by China State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping in 2005, and it is popular among world mountaineers. Mount Qomolangma shows various of charming views depending on different times, positions and lighting   Read More ...
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It's sheep dipping time for the nomads of NW China
A chorus of bleats, splashes of water, and the shouts and laughter of Kazakh shepherds… It's sheep dipping time in the swelting grasslands of Jeminay County, northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Twice a year, after the great nomad migrations between winter settlements and summer pastures high up in the mountains, Kazakh people herd tens of thousands of their sheep into plunge dips   Read More ...
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Does this museum have China's coolest gift shop?
The gift shop is an inevitable feature of almost all tourist attractions, but one of Beijing's top sites has one that really stands out, for both the quirkiness of its products and its financial success. The Palace Museum, otherwise known as the Forbidden City, began its creative endeavor in 2007 when it produced souvenirs for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Over the next 10 years, the museum has produced nearly 10,000 creative cultural items featuring the imperial palace and its exhibits   Read More ...
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Chinese military authorities to shut down majority of paid army services
One year after the death of a young man who was conned into receiving substandard treatment at a military hospital, which subcontracted its cancer clinic to private owners, China's military authorities have shut down 70 percent of the army's paid services. According to an announcement released by China's Ministry of National Defense on June 23, Chinese military authorities had shut down 70 percent of the army's paid services by the end of May   Read More ...
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Chinese, Ethiopian FMs meet on bilateral issues
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu (R) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Addis Ababa, June 21, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] ADDIS ABABA - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, Workneh Gebeyehu, on bilateral relations on Wednesday. Wang noted that China and Ethiopia upgraded their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation in May when Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in China for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation   Read More ...
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China wants to expand cooperation with US, state councilor says
China hopes to expand mutually beneficial cooperation with the United States and push bilateral ties to keep developing healthily and steadily, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said when meeting US President Donald Trump in the White House on Thursday. Conveying President Xi Jinping's greetings to Trump, Yang said bilateral ties have achieved new and important progress under the guidance of the important consensus the heads of state of the two countries reached in their meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Florida in April   Read More ...
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manned deep-sea submersible completes expedition
China's Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible returned to its homeport in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Friday morning. The submersible's mother ship, Xiangyanghong 09, returned to the National Deep-Sea Base in the coastal city around 8:30 am, bringing to an end the nation's 38th oceanic expedition and the submersible's five-year trial run. During the 138-day expedition that started on Feb 6, Xiangyanghong 09 sailed nearly 34,000 kilometers into the South China Sea, northwestern Indian and northwestern Pacific oceans, while Jiaolong conducted 30 dives to make scientific investigations and collect samples, said a news release from the State Oceanic Administration   Read More ...
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Shanghai customs carry out major drug bust
Under a cooperative program between Chinese and United States customs, Shanghai authorities seized 1.1 tons of cocaine concealed in the cargo of frozen mackerel at Yangshan Deepwater Port on Nov 4, 2016, custom officials announced at a news conference on Thursday. Officials said this was the largest bust of the drug in China in recent years. The cargo, which was declared as 20 tons of frozen Pacific mackerel, was headed to Cambodia from South America   Read More ...
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China renews yellow alert for heavy rain
China renews yellow alert for heavy rain BEIJING - China's national weather observatory continued a yellow alert for rainstorms on Friday, as heavy rain is expected across the country. On Friday and Saturday, heavy rain is expected in parts of Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi and Zhejiang with precipitation of up to 160 millimeters, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC). Up to 60 millimeters of rain will hit parts of Hebei, Shandong and Tianjin   Read More ...
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Palace Museum honors farmer who donated rare cultural relics
The silver wares and a container He Gang donated to the Palace Museum on display at the museum on Thursday. [Photo/VCG] A memorial service was held in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Thursday to pay tribute to a farmer who donated rare cultural relics to the museum, reported thepaper.cn. He Gang, a 54-year-old native of Guqiang village in Shangshui county, Central China's Henan province, died in an accident on May 30 at a railway construction site   Read More ...
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THAAD deployment plan revised to bring forward delivery: S Korea official
South Korea's presidential Blue House said Friday that plan to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) had been revised to bring forward the date of delivery and installation in the country's southeastern region. A senior Blue House official, who declined to be identified, told reporters that the THAAD deployment agreement had been revised in the meantime to install two THAAD mobile launchers earlier than originally agreed upon   Read More ...
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Palace Museum honors farmer who donated rare cultural relics
A memorial service was held in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Thursday to pay tribute to a farmer who donated rare cultural relics to the museum, reported thepaper.cn. He Gang, a 54-year-old native of Guqiang village in Shangshui county, Central China's Henan province, died in an accident on May 30 at a railway construction site. Back in 1985, He discovered 19 pieces of silverware stored in a tank while digging in a residential groundwork   Read More ...
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China suspends open market operations
China's central bank suspended open market operations on Friday, citing abundant liquidity in the financial system. "As rising fiscal spending near the end of month offsets maturing reverse repos, the liquidity level in the banking system is relatively high," the People's Bank of China said on its website. On Friday, 50 billion yuan (7.3 billion U.S. dollars) of reverse repos matured, meaning that market liquidity dropped by the same amount   Read More ...
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China willing to enhance legislature exchange with U.S.: State Councilor
China is willing to enhance exchange of legislative bodies at all levels with the United States to further cement people-to-people ties between the two countries, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Thursday. Yang made the remark during a meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, adding that such exchange will help further bilateral relationship between the two countries and deepen friendship between the two peoples   Read More ...
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Plastic surgery is booming in China, but not without risk
For people in China today, especially the burgeoning middle class, rising income levels are opening doors to a greater range of choices. Among them is the option of changing their appearance. Plastic surgery is on the rise. The China Association of Plastics and Aesthetics expects the country to become the third largest market in the world within the next few years, after South Korea and Brazil   Read More ...
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