But since challenges co-exist with opportunities, Chin

  should maintain regular communication with its EU partners, seek mutual benefits and use innovative mechanisms to realize better cooperation.   Tian Dewen, deputy director general of the Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences   Sino-EU cooperation has great potential   As one of the world’s three largest economies and a strong driving force of multilateralism, the EU is an important cooperation partner of China in fields such as free trade, international issues and global governance.   Xi’s visit to the three EU member states shows a great potential for China-EU coope ration is still to be tapped. The EU’s wish …

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We have sent farming experts to hybrid rice growing are

s overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planning for future develop ment,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia. Under the Boao Forum framework, Hainan has created a series of subforums, such as the ASEAN-China Governors/Mayors Dialogue, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Island Economy subforum, the South China Sea su bforum, the Roundtable Discussion for Overseas Chinese Business Leaders and Chinese think tanks, Wang said. “These diplo matic platforms serve as new bridges to promote practical industrial cooperation between BRI countries.” Activities at the Boao forum this year will …

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Top court’s new IP tribunal upholds French firm’s patent

The top court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a French global automotive supplier in a patent dispute with two Chinese car accessory companies amid the country’s intensified efforts to protect intellectual property rights. It was also the first public hearing by the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court since the special court was set up on Jan 1. Valeo Systemes d’Essuyage, one of the world’s leading auto component providers, sued X iamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co and Xiamen Fuke Wiper Co, two companies based in Fujian pro vince, claiming infringement of Valeo’s patent on a connector for …

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Cities emerging into new post-Brexit financial centers

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has led major financial companies in London to move assets and staff to continental Europe, mea ning the post-Brexit landscape is likely to be far more “polycentric” than it is today and far less centered on one location. According to a recent report by think tank The New Financial, more than 40 companies have shifted staff or oper ations to more than one financial center within the EU, with 100 choosing the Irish capital as a post-Brexit location, whi ch was the most popular choice ahead of Luxembourg, with 60, Paris …

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They’re the tiepishihu (dendrobium officinale), a valuable C

hinese herbal medicine,” said Ruan Jian, deputy manager of Anlong Xic heng Xiushu Agriculture and Forestry. “Zhegui village has sufficient forest coverage, with p roper altitude and climatic conditions, which is very suitable for growing imitation wild dendrobium.” The plant, a member of the orchid family, is known as an important traditional medi cine in China since many of its biomedical benefits have been scientifically examined. Wild dendrobium officinale became an endangered species in the 1980s. However, with the breakthrough of tissue culture technology in the early 2000s, artificially cultivated plants entered the market. With the expansion in scale, dendrobium …

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hina to further improve business climate focusing on weak links

China will work harder this year for a more enabling business environment by tackling areas of weakness to better energize the market and stimulate social crea tivity, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on March 26. The Chinese government puts great emphasis on improving the business climate. General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed the need to improve the investm g said in the Government Work Report this year that the government will work to energize market entities, and mainta in and increase their level of activity by improving the business environment and cutting institutional transaction costs. …

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to exceed $30 trillion and $10 trillion, respectively, in the n

next 15 years. Which means China will continue to expand its domestic market. And since Italy has indicated its intention to deepen economic and trade coopera tion with China under the BRI framework, it is likely that economic and trade cooperation will expand in the future. With better connectivity for economic cooperation among an increasing number of countries, there is a possibility that the world e conomy will pick up steam, which in turn will help fight the rising wave of unilateralism and protectionism. Discussions and consultations are under way between Beijing and Rome to extend the Chongqin g-Europe train …

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Dream lifestyles in Dali end in disappointment

“If you are not satisfied with your life and don’t know why you have lost your smile; if you are unhappy and don’t like being where you are, go west – with Dali your destination.” These lyrics form part of a song in the Chinese blockbuster movie Breakup Buddies, wh ich was shot mostly in Dali, an attractive city in Yunnan province, and released in 2014. The film inspired many middle-income earners tired of the hustle and bustle of urban life to quit their jobs in big cities and move to Dali. However, unlike in Breakup Buddies, many people’s dreams …

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According to Chu, most of those moving to Dali are mid

dle-income earners with higher-education backgrounds. “They are not billionaires, bu t they can afford to buy a house and live a decent life, even without a job, for three or five years,” Chu said. “Most important, they came to Dali with the idea of living a slow, simple, idyllic lifestyle that is differen t to that in the big cities. Some say their dreams have already come true, but others feel they made the wrong decision.” With an increasing number of newcomers arriving, Dali’s tourism and real estate markets have prospered since 2015. According to the local government, 24 p …

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resident Mu Yi moved to Dali after careful planning a

d visits to the city with his wife. He said he decided to relocate 2,100 kilometers from the capital due to heavy smog, which ha d caused him serious discomfort. But more important, he wanted to change his way of life. The 45-year-old worked for a State-owned company in Beijing before moving. Since 2001, he had been sent abroad by his company to work in countries such as Sudan, Ecuador, Iran, Syria and Iraq as chief manager for busi ness development. However, he faced great pressure, both from work and security problems. Mu said he had several narrow escapes from …

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