ark central region-the black hole’s shadow-depicted the black hole at the heart of Messier 87, a massive, distant gala xy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. It is 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the sun. It was one example of the role that Tianma has played in international coordinated observations. Its super sensitivity has made its observations useful as a reference by which other parti cipants in the network can adjust their data, according to the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. “Tianma elevated the image quality of the EAVN, by about 50 percent, making a great co ntributionRead More →

f the year until July or August, when the market may see a recovery, Xu Haidong, assistant to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers’ secretary-general, told the newspaper. The reason for the slowdown in China’s automotive market lies in the lack of consumer confidence, according to CA AM. In addition, the upcoming stricter Nation VI emission standards, market expectation for the country’s stimulating spe nding policy and a strong wait-and-see mood, are all contributing to the bleak picture, the association said. With the actual policy effects from tax cuts and fees reduction s, a promising consumer market boosted by infrastructure investment, the country’s a utomobileRead More →

 students stipends worth a total of 5.3 billion yuan ($777 million) since 2015, according to Guizhou’s Education Department. While working out its strategy to impart knowledge to rural children, Guizh ou has also taken into consideration that many kids come to school hungry. According to Bao Benqi of the provincial Education Department, the Guizhou government has set the goal that “each of the primary and secondary schools in the rural areas should have a canteen so that lunch can be served to every student”. The meal is believed to help students improve their performance at school. Many studen ts in the poverty-stricken areas had beenRead More →

was disestablished in the latest government reshuffle and quara ntine management functions were merged into the General Administration of Customs. With a rising number of inbound foreign travelers and Chinese students returning home wit h pets in tow, the administration issued the new rule in January to facilitate entry. Shanghai Customs inspected 25 cats and 15 other pets at its ports of entry between May 1 and May 5. Twenty-seven of them were all owed in after on-site inspections. Eleven were put under quarantine, and two were sent back to their original co untry or region due to the lack of quarantine reports and rabiesRead More →

rd phases, with 1,000 booths booked by 650 enterprises from 38 countries and regions. The first phase of the import exhibition has 616 booths displaying electronics and home appliances, build ing materials and hardware and mechanical equipment. There will be 384 booths in the third phase, m ainly displaying food and beverage products, household goods, fabrics and home textiles. Xu Bing, a spokesperson for the Canton Fair, said on Sunday that the 124t h fair received exhibitors from ten countries and regions. According to Xu, a chamber of com merce from Istanbul said the fair had helped many Turkish enterprises explore the global market. “DesignRead More →

 hectares, spreading due to windy weather. The forest fire first broke out at around 6 pm on March 30 at a remote spot in the mountains at an altitude of over 3,700 meters in Muli County. Local authorities dispatched more than 600 people to put out the blaze. After engulfing about 15 hectares of forest, the blaze was initially extinguished Tuesday. A lightning strike has been confirmed as the cause of the fire, local authorities said earlier. The restarting of the fire was caused by strong wind in the area, sources said. China’s health and education authorities pledged to work together to control child myopiaRead More →

From the camera lenses of tourists, the Hani rice terraces in Yunnan province are an idyllic emblem of traditional Chinese agriculture: vast expanses of mountain slopes carved into water-submerged paddies where rice, fish and ducks flourish in co-existence. A closer look reveals its low-profile modernity: on the verge of some fields stands an ap paratus the shape of a solar panel, which collects information on the ecosystem for online monitoring and diagnosis. Lu Zhengxue, who owns one terraced field in Yuanyang county, Honghe Hani and Yi autonomo us prefecture, is glad the millenniumold landscape is preserved thanks to the modern techn ology that helps makeRead More →

percent from the first half of 2018, and three of them each obtained more than $100 million in investment. Cloud computi ng, artificial intelligence, robotics, and virtual reality also were hot spots that lured investment during the period,” Ni said. Ni added although the technology industry is rapidly expanding under favorable polic es, internet and mobile internet are still the attractive sectors in the TMT industry. Internet finance, ian ternet-based education, fragmented entertainment and content sharing were hotly pursued by investors. “The setup of the science and technology innovation board will improv e the inclusiveness of the domestic capital market towards emerging enterprises, and oRead More →

  ed, the president would orchestrate a national conference to pave a way for debate over amending the constitution and deciding a time for early elections.   However, the regime’s talk of compromise did little to placate voter frustrations and was met with ridicule, says St ephen McInerney, executive director for the Washington-based Project on Middle East Democracy.   Algerian lawyers protest on February 25, holding up placards with slogans in Arabic that read: “The lawyers are with the people.”   For many Algerians, he says, the suggestion of early elections was simply a play for time by the country’s ruling pa rty, the National Liberation Front, which appearsRead More →

Another British member of parliament has quit the opposition Labour Party, in the wake of se ven lawmakers splitting to form the Independent Group in Parliament earlier this week. Those lawmakers cited disagreements over Brexit with Labour’s left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, an d concerns over alleged anti-semitism within the party as their reasons for leaving the party. Late on Tuesday, Joan Ryan, MP for the London constituency of Enfield North and chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, tweete d that she was leaving the party because it had in her view “become infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism.” In a strongly worded resignationRead More →