The three higher-end models reverse Samsung’s unpopul

  decision to put the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. Now built into the disp lay itself, the “ultrasonic fingerprint reader” compliments its Face Unlock feature but prom ises more security. It doesn’t just take pictures of your fingerprint; the company says it uses machine-learning-bas ed algorithm to read 3D fingerprints through ultrasonic sound waves.(Fingerprint data is stored only on the dev ice itself, according to Samsung). The S10e features a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone instead.   Not surprisingly, Samsung is upping its camera game. The winner for the most cameras goes to the …

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Within Japan, every professional person I speak to is bemused

  by Brexit,” said Paul Bacon, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University who specializes in Japan’s relations with Europe. “It is obvious here how economically damaging it will be, and also that it creates serious difficulties for Japan ese industry.”Britain is set to leave the European Union in less than 40 days, but Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure parliamentary backing for her plan for what happens next, heightening fears of a disorderly departure.   That’s infuriating for Japanese businesses and government officials, who have been aski ng for years for reassurances that British leaders would limit the harmful effects …

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Second, capital outflow pressure has been gradually allevia

Since October 2018, emerging markets have once again gained favor from international capital. In this context, the MSCI expansion of A shares and the inclusion of A shares into the FTSE Em erging Markets Index will likely happen in 2019, with foreign investment attracted by such major international o pportunities. Latest data showed that in the fourth quarter of 2018, net inflow of direct investment by overseas financial ins titutions soared to $2.14 billion, marking the highest level since the third quarter of 2015. Thanks to the overseas investment inflow, China’s capital ou tflow pressure is expected to continue to …

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French court okays screening of film on priest’s abuse

French court on Monday approved cinema screenings of an award-winning director’s new film about the real-life story of a priest accused of sexually abusing boy scouts, even though the case has yet to come to trial. The 73-year-old priest, Bernard Preynat, had argued that a public release of the film, By the Grace of God, could prejudice his case. His lawyer, Emmanuel Mercinier, said the court issued its decision on Monday morning. The film by screenwriter and director Francois Ozon won the jury prize at the Berlin film festival this weekend. It will hit the screens in France on Wednesday, …

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Many private enterprises pledged equity to borrow money

stock or real estate investment, instead of investing in their main business, which is not recommended. What we should encourage is tha t companies should finance R&D and technology, which is conducive to economic development. Cai Fang, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences What lies behind the economic slowdown is the disappearance of the demographic dividend, which has ca used a decline in the potential growth rate, meaning there is no longer a gap between actual growth rat es and potential rates. Now, the natural unemployment rate has climbed from 4 to 5 percent, indicating there is …

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s not merely for the Pearl River Delta Area but also integrat

with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term. By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma rkets in the Greater Bay Area should be realized with synergized regional development. The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and …

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hinese analysts say the UK can set an example for Eu

Chinese analysts hailed the UK’s move to deal with concerns about risks of cooperating with Huawei in 5G through technical measures, and said the UK has et an example for other European countries on the issue to prevent the effects of the US. Zhang Chi, a Chinese telecommunications industry observer, said a Huewei offcial in the UK told him that the UK set up a special testing center composed of working staff from Huawei and technological officials from the UK an d headed by the latter, which was one of the ways to limit the risk s of using Huawei …

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Nevertheless, it should be made clear that despite the external

 pressures, it is actually a need for China’s economic development, at the current stage, to further open up markets. Thus, the c ountry’s accelerated opening-up is not only the response to the external risks, but also a key step in transforming pressures into new growth momentum. So far, the openness of China’s manufacturing sector is relatively high, especially compared to the degree of ope nness in the service industry, with foreign ownership limits and license restrictions set in such sectors like m edical care, education, express delivery and others. Since the overall manufacturing sector is now basically opening up, there …

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bundant mallow harvest a boon for impoverished Iraqis

With rain spreading across Iraq, mallow growing in the northern and eastern parts of the country gives impoverished people food to eat or sell for extra money. Mallow, or Malva pusilla, is a cosmopolitan weed found principally in temperate regions of the world. It is a fast-growing annual or perennial herb with the capacity to grow in dense pa tches in gardens, yards, roadsides, waste ground, orchards, pastures and agricultural fields. It grows without any assistance and easily harvested and so is often called the “food of the poor.” It is also delicious and good for one’s health. Thanks to …

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irms should adapt, not abandon changing China a fact. S

China’s economic slowdown is a fact. Some foreign companies are said to be considering a withdrawal from the Chinese market, while others are making the choice to stay. Nobody can say that all foreign companies can succeed amid the nation’s economic restructuring, but it’s very lik ely that the ones who remain calm can emerge as winners in the market of more than 1.3 billion consumers. China’s economic slowdown is making headlines around the world with signs of weakening growth agains t the background of trade tensions. Several Western media outlets in recent weeks have published articles suggesting Ch ina’s …

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