nland, there was little effective therapy for the disease, and patients depended mainly on treat ment such as respiratory and nutrition supports, said Xiong Hui, Beijing Medical Association rare disease c ommittee member and Peking University First Hospital deputy director of pediatrics. Spinraza debuted on the Chinese mainland having been fast-tracked through the marke t approval process for rare disease drugs, which, available overseas since July, are urgently needed in China. The drug began the approval process in September and was issued a license in February. Premier Li Keqiang said in February that the government will step up efforts to gua rantee more than 20Read More →

umption in 2019 is expected to grow 5.8 percent. Demand for coal is expected to hit 3.95 billion tons, with the power sector still playing a significant role in the consumption of coal. Consumption of oil is predicted to reach 620 million tons, up 1.6 percent year-on-year, while the growth rate for natural gas consumption is expected to slow, with an annual consumption of 310 billi on cubic meters in 2019, up 10.4 percent year-on-year, it said.The 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Ex hibition (Expo 2019 Beijing) opens to visitors Monday, and will showcase a wide variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs from across theRead More →

Hainan provincial health authorities have revoked Boao Yinfeng Healthcare International H ospital’s business license, for illegally administering HPV 9-valent vaccines, according to a statement Sunday. Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the hospit al has since January last year vaccinated 37 customers with HPV 9-valent, charging each 9,000 yuan. They did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, said the statement. It said the local health commission of Qionghai, where the Boao pilot zone is loc ated, on April 18 issued the hospital a notice of penalties, including a warning, confiscati on of illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan,Read More →

 an independent choice based on the objective need of the country’s reform and development. This is helpful in promoting high-quality growth, meeting the people’s need s for a better life and promoting peace, stability and development of the world, he said. China also hopes that other countries will create a good investment environment, treat Chinese enterpris es, students and scholars equally and create a friendly environment for their normal international exchange activities, Xi said. Xi pledged to take stronger measures to promote international cooperation in protecting intellectual pro perty, which he said is not only crucial to protecting the legal rights of companies but alsoRead More →

President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Friday. Here are the highlights. Belt and Road opens up new space for global economic growth Joint building of the Belt and Road has opened up new space for the world’s economic grow th. It also created a new platform to boost international trade and investment, expanded new practices to optim ize the global economic governance, and made new contributions to improving people’s well-being of all countries. High-quality development of Belt and Road stressed The principle of extensive consultation, joint contributionRead More →

 with China, allowing UN member states to participate in its scientific missions for the exploration of the solar system. It will bri ng scientists from all over the world to work together, which will bring a lot of innovation,” she added. The meteorological satellite jointly designed and constructed by Chinese and French scientists has already started to send back data on the wind and ocean wave s after it was sent to orbit by a Chinese rocket in October. The data can help scientists learn more about climate chan ge, said Lionel Suchet, chief operating officer of the National Centre for Space Studies of France.Read More →

 through Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 359, according to a police report released on Wednesday. While mourning alongside Sri Lankans, the world community needs to shore up greater reso lve and build a broader consensus to counter extremism and terrorism worldwide. The terrorist attacks in various locations in the South Asian country o n the same day must have required a lot of planning, and i t is believed they were the result of collaboration between domestic and overseas extremists. This series of terrorist attacks follows the attacks on two mosques in Christc hurch, New Zealand, and both tragedies should not only soundRead More →

President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign think tanks for more high-quality research results to push Belt and Road construction to a higher level. Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the i naugural meeting of the Belt and Road Studies Network held in Beijing on Wednesday. The launch of the think tank network took place ahead of the Second Belt and Road Fo rum for International Cooperation being held from Thursday to Saturday in the capital. Xi said in the letter that the development of history, the prosper ity of civilizations and the progress ofRead More →

 China but belongs to the world, has become an open and inclusive platform for international cooperation and a well-recog nized global public good thanks to the concerted efforts of the parties involved, Xi said. Calling think tanks significant forces for Belt and Road constructi on, the president said developing think tank exchanges and cooperation helps deepen mu tual trust, unite consensus and promote the BRI to achieve high-level development. He expressed the hope that the think tank network would develop in-depth academic exchanges to promote solid coope ration under the BRI and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.Read More →

 public remarks made by Xi from September 2013 to July 2018. Since Xi proposed the BRI in 2013, he has spoken about the initiative on many occasions. The discourses have provided guidance for the country to develop international cooperation, i mprove global economic governance and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Russia – There is no alternative to the peaceful solution of nuclear and other issues on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, follow ing a meeting with top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un. Russia, for its part, is readyRead More →