The China Fushan Cup International Barista Champions

ship was launch上海会所女神会所ed in 2012 in Chengmai, a place well known

for longevity in northwestern Hainan island. As the top international barista event in Ch

ina, the championship has attracted a total of more than 180 players from 40 countries over the years.

Kayonga Charles, Rwandan ambassador to China, said the Fushan C

up International Barista Championship sponsored by Chengmai county, where Fus

han is located, has not only promoted coffee products and displayed coffee-making skills, but also has built a plat

form for exchanges among coffee makers from all over the world. The ambassador said Rwanda has about 40

0,000 farmers growing coffee and 98 percent of the products are sold overseas every year.

He said Rwanda hopes to work with Hainan companies to build a mutually beneficial and win-win partnership.

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Our efforts in support of business startups and innova

ation have effectively boosted employment and stimulated innovation. Under the current situation, business s

tartups and innovation can make a special difference in sp

urring market vitality and supporting the employment of key groups of people,” Li said.

The Wednesday meeting decided on more steps to drive business startups and innovation.

The important role of business startups and innovation will be harness

ed to support employment, including creating more jobs that suit the needs of key gr

oups of people, such as college graduates and demobilized military personnel. The government will work to lo

wer institutional transaction costs, and draft and issue regulations on improving the business environment.

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The world’s largest unicorn is Beijing Bytedance Tech

nology Co. The Chinese multimedia giant, owner of personalized news aggre

gator Toutiao and popular short video platform Douyin or Tik Tok, is worth $75 billion.

More than 100 unicorns are projected to have an initial public offering this year, including Uber and Airbnb, while ride-hailing servic

e provider Lyft and online scrapbook company Pinterest have already hit the public market, the report said.

Unicorns are most likely to appear in internet software services and e-commerce, while the most valued ones are m

ostly found in the on-demand transportation sector, Desjardins said. celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, fo

reign students from the Chinese Culture and Literature School at Nankai Univer

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We have never bullied or preyed upon others, and we

rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.

Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s

speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.

“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som

e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.

Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience

, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.

Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D

efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo

perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.

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The testbed is co-built by organizations, enterprise

 and research institutes from home and abroad, including the Bench Coun

cil, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Software Testing Center under the Mini

stry of Industry and Information Technology, Alibaba and Cambricon.

It can simulate the verification environment for future smart devices, said Feng Shengzhong, head of the center.

As a part of the Bench Council’s 2019 International Symposium on Intelligent Computers, an interna

tional AI competition started Friday in Shenzhen, which has made the new testbed the venue.

Feng said the center had taken charge of the operation and maintenance manage

ment together with the Beijing Academy of Frontier Sciences and Technology.

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Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted by per

rcent to 48 percent to leave the EU, it remains a member and its politicians are still argui

ng over how, when or even whether the country will leave the club it joined in 1973.

May quit on Friday, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit and

arguing that the decision of the 2016 referendum should be honoured. That opened up a period of furt

her uncertainty as the Conservatives decide on who will take over as party leader and prime minister.

BBC projections put the Conservatives on around 10 to 12 percent, down fr

om 23 percent in 2014, likely to be one of the party’s worst results in a nationwide election ever.

The Brexit Party was in first place, and was likely to do better than

the UK Independence Party did in 2014, according to BBC projections.

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By late April, China had been hit by 129 African swin

fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outb

reak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no

t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of v

accines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an a

nnual production of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat con

sumption in China, and sustained outbreaks of African swine fever will cause devastating consequences to the pi

g industry and endanger China’s food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said.

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Sichuan-Tibet Railway to see high-speed trains at 200 kmh

he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera

te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported.

China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra

ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h.

The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan

gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic

h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.

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hina plans to boost rural development via digital technologies

China plans to promote the applications of digital technologies in rural areas to boost local development.

As a step towards rural modernization and transformation, digital rural development play

s a crucial role in rural revitalization and building a digital China, according to the guideline jointly issue

d by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

The country has vowed to achieve initial development of buildin

g digital villages by 2020, with 4G internet accessible to more than 98 percent of the adm

inistrative villages and the digital economy growing rapidly in rural regions, the guideline said.

With the upgrading of internet technology, 2025 will see a n

otable narrowing of the urban-rural digital gap, the establishment of various ent

repreneurial and innovation centers in rural areas, and an intellectual rural logistics system.

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than 10 million visitors each year. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei

World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,

has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le

ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.

Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof

ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo

us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th

e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.

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