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ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.
Sciences, a vaccine producer in Changchun, Jilin province, faked production records and used expired material for the production of rabies vaccines over the past four years.
The company was ordered to suspend production,
and senior executives were detained and face criminal charges. The company was ordered to pay fines of 9.1 bi
llion yuan ($1.3 billion) for violations, one of the
heaviest fines imposed on a pharmaceutical company over the past few years. Following the revelations, top officials vowed harsh penalties and reform of the vaccine super
tem to eliminate loopholes. A new law on the management of vaccines was drafted for review. Fang Laiying, former head of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, said he has faith in the overall safety of drugs in Chi
na, but individual cases involving violations of the law can tarnish the image of the whole pharmaceutical sector.
“The government is intensifying its efforts in
cases involving violations of drug safety laws, including severely puni shing criminals and setting up strict accountability systems to improve supervision of the sector,” he said.
Gao, the CDC head, said major infectious diseases such as dengue fever and AIDS will continue to be the priority in disease prevention and control this year.
Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the
cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a
pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”
The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminis
cent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim Crow era. Williams’ opponent, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, is depicted as a skinny blonde woman, t
o whom the umpire is saying: “Can’t you just let her win?” The Japanese-American Osaka is of mixed heritage, and has Japanese and Haitian roots.
”Specifically, concern was expressed that the cartoon depicted Ms Willia
ms with large lips, a broad flat nose, a wild afro
-styled ponytail hairstyle different to th at worn by Ms. Williams during the match, and positioned in an ape-like pose,” said a statement from the press council.
”It was also noted that the cartoon should be considered in the context of the histo
ry of caricatures based on race and histori
cal racist depictions of African-Americans.” ’Repugnant’When it was first published, the US-based National Association of Black Journalists said the cartoon was “repugnant on many levels.”
WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC held a housewarming
event inside the giant panda house on Saturday t
o celebrate the completion of a new visitor exhibit. The celebration featured frozen treats for giant pandas and red pandas, as well as interactive games and activities for visitors.
The new exhibit, according to the zoo, teaches vi
sitors about the ecology, history, reproduction, conservation and c are of giant pandas and enables them to learn about these unique bears and their natural habitat.
It also chronicles “the advances that panda scientists in China and at the Smithsonia
n have made during the past four decades.” ”So much has changed for giant pandas, for the better, in the past decade,” Steven Monfort, the John and Adri
enne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National
Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, said in a statement. ”This updated exhibit is really inspiring because it shows how much of a difference we can
make with science and cooperation,” he said, noting that “Smithsonian and Chinese scientists have bee
n collaborating for decades, and visitors can see the results of our work as they walk through the panda house.”
BEIJING – A recent survey by China’s State Post Bureau said 35.8 percent of delivery workers c
onsidered their occupation “promising” and wou
ld like to continue in that position. The survey consisted of 6,000 delivery people across China mostly born in the 1980s and 1990s.
About 76 percent of the delivery workers a
re from rural areas, wh ile nearly 16 percent are from towns or counties, according to the survey.
Major sources of stress for delivery workers include low wages and insufficient benefits, lack of understanding of t
heir job f
rom customers and the public, long working hours and little chances of promotion, the survey said. Most of those surveyed earn less than 5,000 yuan ($743) per month but gen
erally gain more during the annual Double 11 online shopping spree in No
ring which over 80 percent of the country’s delivery workers handle more than 200 packages per day. China’s express delivery industry is rapidly developing, with around 3 million delivery workers.
”Delivery worker” was added to the revision of the national occupation list of China in 2015, meaning it has been recognized by the state as an occupation.
Beijing’s new international airport finished its flight inspections on Sunday, 19 days ahead of schedule, according to the civil aviation authority.
At 10:20 am, an aircraft taking off from Beijin
g Capital Internation al Airport in the northeastern part of the city landed smoothly on the northern run
way at Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Civil Aviation Administr
ation’s North China Regional Bu reau called the event a “successful completion” in a news release, referring to its series of flight inspections.
The inspections, which lasted for 34 days, started on Jan 22 and were suppo
sed last u
ntil March 15 to cover the airport’s four runways, six landing systems, lighting facilities and other services. Flight inspections, which all airports must undergo before opening, are designed to ensure the airport’s flight pro
aviation navigational aids will be ready for operation, according to the news release. Daxing airport is scheduled to be completed by June 30 and enter commercial operation before Sept 30.