Skip to content
China this time. The future of China and Asia is closely related to the Arctic and I’m delighted to see China actively participating i
n Arctic-related dialogues and collaborations with a constructive attitude,” said Grimsson, president of the forum.
Around 500 ambassadors, scholars and entrEditor’s note: Many Chines
e moms tend to get angry when helping their kids do homework. So stressed out are some mom
s that one suffered a heart attack and ended up in a hospital last year. Why do Chinese mothers get so tense when it comes
to their kids’ education, and what should be done to ease their nerves? With Mothers’ Day just a day away, two experts share thei
r views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:epreneurs from home and abroad as well as representatives of Arctic indi
genous organizations participated in the forum, which runs through Saturday. Topics included “Polar Silk Road”, sci
ence and innovation, transportation and investment, sustainable development, ocean, energy and governance.
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.”
Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill
ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid
ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange.
“The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said.
The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c
ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure that more than 20 million African people can drink clean water, Tian said.
At present, the company employs around 200 Chinese in Africa, with an average age of 30. The company has been inve
sting in projects that are beneficial to local communities in Africa, with the help of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office.
China’s smartphone shipments fell 4.1 percent year on year in March to 26.94 million units, dat
a from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.
Last month, smartphones made up 94.9 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, ac
cording to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Despite the mobile phone market shrinking, the drop has been moderated, said the report.
Overall mobile phone shipments went down 6 percent in March, narrowing from the 1
.9-percent slump in February to 28.37 million units, among which 95.1 percent were 4G phones.
Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 90.5 percent of total shi
pments last month, up from 90.3 percent in February 2019, according to the report.
ology, according to the notice jointly issued by six ministries including the National Health Comm
ission, the Ministry of Education and the State Administration for Market Regulation.
The notice also said that authorities would crack down on activities that deceive the p
ublic and damage their interests in the name of using Chinese medical technology to treat myopia.
Hu Ailian, vice-director of the Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology at Beijing Tongren Hospital, said tha
t myopia can’t be cured at the current stage but children and teenagers could prevent, control or slow its progressio
n by using their eyes properly, increasing outdoor time, and avoiding looking at close objects for long time.
Once parents find their children have problems with eyesight, they should send them to ophthalmic medical institutions for e
xamination, listen to doctors’ suggestions and receive vision correction, Hu added.