Chris Rowley, a visiting professor from Oxford Uni

University’s Kellogg College in England, called openin

g to more foreign investment a very important development.

“Of course this will expose both inward investors and indigenous organ

izations to some stark differences in management and doing business between them, which in tu

rn requires more globally effective leaders who are les

s ethnocentric and more culturally aware,” he said.

Sikhumbuzo Zondi, a research assistant at th

e Institute for Global Dialogue associated with

the University of South Africa, said another important aspect of Xi’s

opening address was the desire to invest more resources in scientific innovation and technology.

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Chen Zhongjie, general manager of Hongdong Fishe

a company based in Fujian province, said that as a private fishery company, it is difficult for it to o

btain loans for investing overseas, and his knowledge about overseas markets is limited.

Sinosure’s insurance services have helped Hongdong obtain financing and accelerated Hongdo

ng’s construction of a whole industrial chain fishery plant in Mauritania, where infrastructure was very poor.

“Chinese companies do invest in the fishing industry overseas, but ev

erybody faces different situations, including differences in policies, regulations and cul

tures,” Chen said. “Sinosure has given us a lot of information about investment destinations. Its insurance services have increas

ed our credit and helped us obtain financing from banks, which in turn has helped ensure the success of our project.”

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The Maputo-Katembe Bridge, opened in November after

 four years of construction, is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by CRBC. It is 187 kilometers long and s

erves as an arterial highway that directly links Maputo to the border with South Africa, to the south.

CRBC mainly undertakes contracting, investment and infrastructure pro

jects, including roads, bridges, ports and railways, and has operations stretching ac

ross more than 60 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

“China Road and Bridge Corporation has a wealth of experience in building bridges of the highest quality, including many brid

ges in China that presented even tougher challenges than the Maputo-Katembe Bridge,” Wang said.

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Vision China to focus on BRIThemed “Belt and Road, Share

Themed “Belt and Road, Shared Future,” the sixth session of Vision China, a series of talks h

osted by China Daily, will be held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on April 27.

The event coincides with the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be

held in Beijing on April 25 – 27. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Fu

ture,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the BRI framework.

At Vision China, four Belt and Road experts, including Zhao Baige, chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of t

he Belt and Road Initiative International Think Tank at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Ivona Lad

jevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Se

rbia, will share their perspectives on the BRI six years after it was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013.

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The Belt and Road Initiative aims to build the Silk R

oad Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver policies, infrastructu

re, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity via a new platform for a brighter future.

Tesla Inc lost $700 million in the first quarter but predicted it wou

ld return to profit in the third quarter as it cuts costs an

d improves delivery after facing issues ramping up shipments outside the United States.

Shares of Tesla were about flat after the results, which came more than an hour afte

r they were expected and after a sales contraction in the quarter raised investor concerns.

The company, which many analysts predict will need to raise

funds for its expansion, said it ended its first quarter wi

th $2.2 billion in cash after paying off a $920 million convertible bond obligation in March.

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Universities will join efforts to save water under a ne

new evaluation system, which will be released by the ministries of

water resources and education, the minister said. A number of universities will be desig

nated along with the participation of private capital, which is expected to get the public involved, he added.

Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public& Environment

al Affairs, said that the plan is expected to accelerate water conservation.

“The disparity in water resources among different provincial regions means we have to

save more water for a sustainable development for the years to come, even centuries,” Ma said.

“In industrial and agricultural production, more technolo

gies can help save such resource. It also applies to Chi

na’s urbanization process, as now only 11 percent of towns can process waste water.”

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The 1980s classic The Bund produced by TVB, a sto

 set in Shanghai in the 1930s starring Chow Yunfat, has so far been the most time-consuming restoration work, but Jiang says it’s worth it.

“George Lucas spent many years restoring old Star Wars films he made himself,” Jiang says

. “It’s almost like a remake. We’re also looking to create a classic Chinese production, which needs just as much of our energy.”

Speaking of the future, Pei says there is no end to their work. “People get u

sed to watching TV productions shot in 4K resolution today. However, once 8K be

comes common, viewers might consider 4K shows ‘unwatchable’ again. Today’s work will still need restoration one day.”

lobal creator community giant WeWork officially launched its startup services platform, WeWork Lab

s, in China on April 11 in its bid to expand its presence in the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship market.

A pilot of the program was launched in Shanghai in 2018, with three locations serving 46 members.

It involves Tsinghua University, Peking University and Aliyun, where there will be exchange programs, through which busine

ss professionals will be trained and Chinese firms will be helped to expand at home and overseas.

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China’s innovation and entrepreneurship activities ha

s have accelerated since 2015 as the government sees them as drivers for the economy’s transition.

As a result, a number of supportive policies have been issue

d to support maker spaces, incubators and companies to speed up innovation.

Roee says that the Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship market has “mind-blowing speed and scale”, which, despite short-

term fluctuations, has a growth trajectory from a long-term perspective and might grow more than tenfold in the next decade.

“Chinese enterprises have advanced consumer-oriented thinking and strong manuf

acturing capabilities, and China’s speed of getting from an idea to a product is unparalleled,” he says.

Dylan Huang, who oversees WeWork Labs’ Greater China operations, says the demand a

mong Chinese startups for all-round support is strong, and the platform will leverage its global re

ources to facilitate exchanges between Chinese partners and their overseas counterparts.

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It is sometimes called Cantonese cancer, as the inciden

e in Guangdong – 30 cases per 100,000 people – is more than 30 times higher than the rest of the world.

When Ma was a visiting scholar in the United States, he found many patients we

re Chinese-American, and most of their families were originally from Guangdong.

An epidemiology study in 2010 traced the risk gene for this type of cance

r to the Baiyue people, an ethnic group that lived in the area more than 2,000 years ago.

In 1998, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network proposed concomitant radiothera

py and chemotherapy along with three courses of intensified adjuvant chemotherapy afterward to treat patients with a

dvanced nasopharyngeal cancer. It became the standard treatment for advanced cases around the world.

For years, Ma has wondered if it really worked for Chinese people.

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In a large-scale randomized clinical study over a period

 of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side

effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.

The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of

Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.

More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch

emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.

In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th

at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.

The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr

ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice

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