Turtle species nears extinction as last known female dies

The female turtle died after an artificial insemination procedure at the

Suzhou Zoo in Jiangsu province on Saturday. Though Chinese and foreign experts confir

med that it was healthy before the surgery, the animal went into a coma and never woke up.

The operation went well, according to the zoo. The f

emale turtle was more than 90 years old and had gone through four such procedures.

The experts harvested the turtle’s ovarian tissue and stored it in liquid nitr

ogen for future research. They are working on the carcass to determine the cause of death.

The turtle came from Changsha Zoo in Hunan province in 2008 to meet

the only male specimen in China, which continues to live at the Suzhou Zoo.

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The number of Chinese students abroad returning ho

 home soon after graduation totaled 519,400 in 2018, up 8 percent from the previous year, the ministry said.

A total of 5.86 million Chinese studied abroad from 1978 to the end of 2018. More than 4.32 million co

mpleted their studies, and more than 3.65 million returned to China soon after completing their studies, it said.

The return rate soon after graduation was around 80 percent last

year. In 1987, the return rate was about 5 percent, and in 2007 it stood at 30.6 percent.

Ran said more people are returning to China because they are finding it difficult to land job

s overseas, while at the same time the domestic employment market is becoming more appealing.

Chu Zhaohui, a researcher at the National Institute of Education Sciences, said finding a job in Chi

na has not been easy in recent years because of the rising number of students graduating from domestic universities.

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This year, the top expert panels saw the most partici

ipation ever of Nobel Prize winners, with four on

the team They were Arieh Warshel, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in chem

istry; Edvard I. Moser, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; Konstantin Novoselov, the 2010

Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; and Michael Young, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or med

icine. These four were also joined by Les Valiant, the 2010 Turing Prize winner.

The survey was conducted by the International Tal

ents magazine. The organizer and Dataway provided data analysis of the survey. China Daily cons

tructed the official website for the survey and reported on the entire process.

The survey has drawn strong support across the country from management departments for foreign experts.

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Even though there are amazing innovations nearly ever

y day in the way 3D printers are used in key industries, including automotive, aerospace and

medical, we believe that we’re still just scratching the surface of the potential for 3D printing as an enabl

er of digital transformation,” said Tim Greene, research director at consultancy IDC.

Industry experts, however, have noticed a gradual paradigm shift. Acco

rding to Agam, the sector is on the cusp of a transformation from prototyping and desig

n to real-life manufacturing and end-user engagement. This year could herald such changes.

Conglomerates are leading the pack, with GE celebrating the 30,000th additively-manufac

tured fuel nozzle tip on a 3D printing device at its aviation plant in the US a couple of months ago.Under the addit

ive manufacturing method, the number of parts in a single fuel nozzle tip was reduced from about 20 pieces previo

usly welded together to one whole piece. The nozzle tip’s weight was cut by about 25 percent.

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Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landi

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will attend the ceremonies t

o be held in France later this year for commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Trump made the remarks when asked by a World War II veteran at the Oval Office in the White House.

“I’ll be there,” he said.

The Normandy landings, an unexceptionally big military operation launched by the Allied troops, commence

d on June 6, 1944, breaking Nazi Germany’s grip on France and changing the course of history during the World War II.

Trump made a trip to France for the 100th anniversary commemorations of the end of World War I last November.

He has frequently criticized European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

for failing to meet the official annual defense spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product set by the organization.

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And it is not just small independent record stores

 that have struggled to stay afloat.In the 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd, the biggest and oldest re

cord company in the country, sold about 10 million records, such as pop, folk, and classical music by Chinese

singers and orchestras, says Hou Jun, the company’s vice-president. In the early 2000s the number dropped to no more

than 10,000 copies, and the huge change in the way music was consumed led to many Chinese record companies folding.

In the late 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd closed down its last vinyl prod

uction line because of the decline of the market for physical records.However, last year, as the

company celebrated the 110th anniversary of its founding, it launched a project to revive vinyl production. The com

pany has imported a production line from Germany that marks the start of the company’s

vinyl production, and it has set up a vinyl records factory in Shanghai that has a complete production line.

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hina mulls high-quality development of cross-border de

China has issued guidelines to ensure the high-quality development of cross-border e-commerce

posting and delivery services, a State Post Bureau (SPB) official said on April 11.

The guidelines were jointly issued by the SPB, Ministry of Commerc

e and General Administration of Customs, SPB official Tu Gang told a press conference.

While stressing the significance of cross border delivery services, Tu said weaknesse

s remained in aspects such as user experience, security control and international rules.

China will launch a whole-process supervision approach on cross-border delivery services and implement security management

regulations including real-name receiving and posting, human and machine examination of parcels.

China supports foreign investors to set up new busi

nesses in the industry within its territory through legitimate applications.

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Huawei CBG sector offers rich prospectsawei’s consumer

Firm likely to be largest smartphone vendor in the world by end of this year

Huawei Technologies Co said on Thursday that it aims to grow the revenue of its consumer business group, which chiefly includes

smartphones and personal computers, to $100 billion in three years and to $150 billion in five years.

The announcement came after the company’s consumer busin

ess group posted $52.5 billion in revenue last year, up 45 percent year-on-year. Th

at also marked Huawei achieving the target of $50 billion two years ahead of schedule.

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said five years later, smartphone

s will account for about two-thirds of its $150 billion revenue goal, and computers, smartwatches as well as oth

er internet of things devices are likely to account for about one-third or 40 percent of its CBG revenue.

According to Yu, Huawei is likely to become the largest smartphone vendor by the end of this year at the earliest, althoug

h its products are not available in the United States and South Korea due to “nonmarket factors”.

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Jia Mo, an analyst from global market research compan

 Canalys, said it is possible for Huawei to achieve its ambitious revenue target if it can maintain its current growth rate and everything goes well.

“Huawei is also increasing the average selling price of its smartphones and expan

ding its presence in the premium segment, which will significantly boost revenue,” Jia said.

But the global smartphone market is reaching saturation point, so Huawei has to encroa

ch on other smartphone vendors’ market share to maintain a good momentum, Jia added.

On Thursday, Yu also unveiled the P30 smartphone series in Shanghai. Priced from 3,988 yuan ($594) in China, the P30 Pro co

mes with optimized photo-shooting capabilities. By leveraging artificial intelligence and a new light sensor, th

e new model would significantly boost light absorption to create better photos, even in near darkness.

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Image company under fire after black hole ‘copyright’

The first-ever image of a black hole has sucked a Chinese image provider Visual China Group into a “black hole” of its own, after

some “we media” players complained that the company put its copyright logo on the image.

Just after the black hole image was released on Wednesday, some found the Visual China Gr

oup website carried the image with its logo, which means payment is required to use the image.

The company released a statement Thursday afternoon that the company gained the ima

ge copyright from the Event Horizon Telescope teams for use in media, not for commercial use such as advertisements.

Materials from the official websites of scientific authorities such as the European Sou

thern Observatory and NASA are available free, so long as users clearly credit the source.

The ESO has said Visual China has not made contact about the black hole image and it is illegal for it to claim copyright.

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