China and India are already working together to tackle t

 the impending oil crisis and the rising threat of the Islamic State group. China and India are the world

‘s largest and second-largest importers of oil and also the second-and fourth-largest buyers of liqu

efied natural gas. As such, energy imports are critical to their development. The US’ attempts at regime change in Ira

n and Venezuela-the world’s third-and fourth-largest oil suppliers-by imposing stifling sanctions accompanied by a m

ilitary buildup in the Gulf have raised the specter of the potential closure of the Strait of Hormuz.

China and India have revived their 2005 proposal and formed a “joint w

orking group on energy” to identify avenues for cooperation including how to rein in risi

ng oil prices. They already have a “joint working group on countering terrorism”. A

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Taiwan-based TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipm

aker, said its shipments to Huawei have not been affected by the US

ban on the latter’s access to US components, Reuters reported on Thursday.

On Monday, the US Department of Commerce issued a 90-day

temporary license, effective until Aug 19, allowing “specific limited engagement in tra

nsactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items” to Huawei.

Some analysts said the US moves against Huawei will lead to strong support for the

unlisted Chinese firm as Huawei is working hard to offset the fallout of the restrictions.

Xiang Ligang, director-general of telecom industry association Information Consu

mption Alliance, said TSMC’s commitment to continue shipping products is of strate

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Its use of state power to throttle the development of a fore

foreign company not only jeopardizes fairness and justice in world trade, it

also poses a tangible threat to the security of 5G networks.

As Huawei said in a statement, “If the US restricts Huawei, it will not make the US safer, nor will

it make the US stronger. It will only force the US to use inferior and expensive alternative equipment.”

Inferior equipment that might be exploited by criminals and terrorists.

That the order is politically motivated rather than for security purposes can be seen from the fact that i

t is merely the latest in a series of moves by Washington targeting Huawei-one of which was particularly despicable.

It has also tried to rally its allies to its cause, most recently at a conference in Prague on May 2-3. But i

t has been unable to persuade them that it is not simply being malicious in pursuit of putting America first.

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Fertility rates, meanwhile, remain astonishingly high in

n some countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a few of the poorest-Niger, Mali and th

e Democratic Republic of Congo-the rate is 6-7 children per woman. The resulting flood of new ent

rants to the labor market is far outstripping the number of jobs available.

Empowering women key to meeting challenge

No known growth model can accommodate or keep up with this k

ind of demographic surge. Even sustained economic growth of around 7 percent per year

won’t be enough. And although fertility tends to decline as incomes rise, that does not happen immediately. Em

powering women, therefore, may be the most effective way of starting to address the challenge.

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The area previously had about 1,000 monitoring stations.

China is the only country that lists forecasting earthquakes as a government responsibility.

Considering our limited knowledge about earthquakes, the forecasting work has to be based on observatio

n. However, the weak signals from underground are often disrupted by electromagnetic interference, he said.

He said that in cooperation with the government of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, his admini

stration has established a research institute to accelerate the development of new app

aratuses for underground detection that could reduce interference from human activity.

“We will also explore carrying out observational experiments in wel

ls from hundred of meters to 1,000 meters deep, and through scientific drilling that will penetr

ate active earthquake faults to gain more information about underground structures,” he said.

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It carries historic meaning that the forum is held in Ch

 China this time. The future of China and Asia is closely related to the Arctic and I’m delighted to see China actively participating i

n Arctic-related dialogues and collaborations with a constructive attitude,” said Grimsson, president of the forum.

Around 500 ambassadors, scholars and entrEditor’s note: Many Chines

e moms tend to get angry when helping their kids do homework. So stressed out are some mom

s that one suffered a heart attack and ended up in a hospital last year. Why do Chinese mothers get so tense when it comes

to their kids’ education, and what should be done to ease their nerves? With Mothers’ Day just a day away, two experts share thei

r views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:epreneurs from home and abroad as well as representatives of Arctic indi

genous organizations participated in the forum, which runs through Saturday. Topics included “Polar Silk Road”, sci

ence and innovation, transportation and investment, sustainable development, ocean, energy and governance.

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Aviators put on spectacular showup in the lap of luxury

Demand for hospitality services grows as number of Chinese travelers surges

While most of the country’s workers enjoy a welcome break in

May, those working in pet hotels will barely have a chance to draw breath.

Every holiday means a heavy workload for people working at pet hotels. As most fami

lies can’t take their pets on holiday with them, a place in a pet hotel can be hard to find during peak times.

“During National Day Holiday and Spring Festival, our resort was fully booked, because we only h

ave 68 guest rooms-although it is a relatively large hotel in the industry,” said Li Chen, founder of Cu

te Beast Pet Resort, a high-end pet hotel of about 5,000 square meters in Beijing, which was established in 2017.

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The e-card, which applies across the country as a n

tionally unified social security card, can be used as a recognized form of ID and

contains functions such as information reco

rds, self-service enquiries, medical insurance settlements and payments, and financial payments.

Each electronic social security card corresponds with an actual social security card. Therefore, card holders can get t

hings done by scanning the QR code of the e-card even if they forget to bring the actual social security card.

The first electronic social security card was issued in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong pro

vince, in April 2018, and the e-card has been rapidly growing in popularity because it is easy to obtain and use.

An official from the ministry said that more than 25 percent of the social security card holders will have e-cards nex

t year, and a nationwide unified social security card system will cover the payment and settlement.

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Since the expo site is about 74 km from downtown Beiji

g and the Yanqing district also has many tourist attractions, especially the Badaling section of t

he Great Wall, the authorities have launched a comprehensive plan to meet the requirements.

The government has added public transportation means for tourists. Six bus lines directly linking the expo site via the exp

ressway linking Beijing and Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, have been introduced.

The bus lines start at Zhuxinzhuang Station of line 8, Beianhe Station of line 16, Tiant

ongyuan North Station of line 5, Jin’anqiao Station of line 6, Xierqi Station of line 13 and Liuliqiao East Station of line 9.

Buses running between Zhuxinzhuang Station and the expo’s P3 Parking

Lot will commence journey once the vehicle is full at every less than 30-minute intervals. Othe

r five lines will run every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. The bus fare will be 16 yuan.

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As the social sector plays a crucial role in the dev

elopment and popularization of sports, including winter sports, we sh

ould advocate and support its growth. Since the winter sports industry is part of the gene

ral sports industry, the expansion of the former automatically means the expansion of the latter.

Some local governments have used winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Games as an in

spiration to popularize winter sports among children and youths. For example, some departments have

hosted various theme activities to spread knowledge about and attract more people to winter sports.

Since advancement in winter sports also signifies a country’s comprehensive sports s

trength, we should make concerted efforts to develop winter sports in China.

Zou Xinxian, director of Management School, Beijing Sport

University
The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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