Other commonly used disaggregated growth meas

ures are consistent with the top-line measured GDP growth number. For example, production and supply of electricity, thermal power, gas and water increased by 7.1 percent in the quarter. Pl us, value-added index of transport, storage and post increased by 7.3 percent. A closer look at the highest growth sectors shows that the economy is … Read moreOther commonly used disaggregated growth meas

Services are growing rapidly. The value-added of th

 tertiary sector, which is mainly services, grew from 56.7 to 57.3 percent of GDP from the same period last year. The Index of Services Production increased 7.4 percent year-on-year, higher than the growth rate of overall GDP. Overall retail sales of consumer goods also grew at 8.3 percent. Sales of upgraded consumer goods witnessed fast … Read moreServices are growing rapidly. The value-added of th

investment in environment-friendly urban mas

 transit. According to NBS preliminary estimates, the share of consumption of clean energy such as natural gas, hydropo wer, nuclear power and wind power in total energy consumption in the first quarter was 1.5 percentage points hi gher than that of the same period last year. Energy consumption per unit of GDP went down by … Read moreinvestment in environment-friendly urban mas

Before the drug was available on the Chinese mai

nland, there was little effective therapy for the disease, and patients depended mainly on treat ment such as respiratory and nutrition supports, said Xiong Hui, Beijing Medical Association rare disease c ommittee member and Peking University First Hospital deputy director of pediatrics. Spinraza debuted on the Chinese mainland having been fast-tracked through the marke t … Read moreBefore the drug was available on the Chinese mai

Medical experts said bills for patients requiring 29

of the 55 rare disease medicines available on the Chinese mainland have been partly or fully covered by the country’s medical insurance system. The average medical bill for rare disease patients is 200,000 yuan ($ 29,700) a year and more than 40 percent of patients have received no medical tre atment due to the high … Read moreMedical experts said bills for patients requiring 29

The prize includes two categories, theory and experiment

The 2018 laureates for theory are Juan Ignacio Cirac, David Deutsch, Peter Shor and Peter Zoller, for their seminal theoretical work on quantum algorithms and physical architectures of quantum com puters and simulators, while the experimental category prizes went to Rainer Blatt and David Wineland for pio neering experiments that demonstrated fundamental elements of quantum … Read moreThe prize includes two categories, theory and experiment

The BRI originated in China but its opportunities an

 outcomes belong to the world, Xi said, adding that the second forum sen ds a clear message to the world: The BRI will have a brighter future as the circle of its supporters expands, as good partners increase and as the quality of cooperation improves. Around 5,000 people from some 150 countries and about 90 … Read moreThe BRI originated in China but its opportunities an

Chris Rowley, a visiting professor from Oxford Unive

rsity’s Kellogg College in England, called opening to more foreign investment a very important development. “Of course this will expose both inward investors and indigenous organiza tions to some stark differences in management and doing business between them, which in tu rn requires more globally effective leaders who are less ethnocentric and more culturally aware,” … Read moreChris Rowley, a visiting professor from Oxford Unive

One dead, three injured in California synagogue shooting

One person died and three were injured at a synagogue shooting in San Diego, California, on Saturday, San Diego County authorities confirmed. A man has been detained for questioning in connection with the shootin g at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies from the Poway station were called to … Read moreOne dead, three injured in California synagogue shooting

delivers keynote speech at second B&R forum

President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Friday. Here are the highlights. Belt and Road opens up new space for global economic growth Joint building of the Belt and Road has opened up new space for the world’s … Read moredelivers keynote speech at second B&R forum