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To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou

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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No

上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w

hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension-the leading cause of heart disease.

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Digital data must be made part of health systems

Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos

pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊

le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.

Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信

emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma

nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.

We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making

digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we

need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s

o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.

Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern

ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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上海千花坊女神会所alth Organization-likened the scope of the world’s health crisis to that of the threat posed by climate change. They also ag

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rld’s population still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m

上海千花坊女神会所illion people into poverty every year. The problem is particularly severe in low-and middle-income countries, where the fin

ancial burden of the four most frequent non-communicable diseases alone (cardiovascular disease, cancer, dia

betes and chronic respiratory diseases) is expected to surpass $7 trillion from 2011 to 2025, according to WHO.上海千花坊

At the same time, the world is just beginning to recognize the potential of digitally enhanced data to improve health. With increased use of digital tech

上海千花坊nology, we can help people stay healthy, rather than waiting for them to get sick. We can make reactive healthcare s

ystems proactive and-thanks to artificial intelligence (AI)-even predictive.

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上海千花坊pment Goals’ health-related targets-particularly universal health coverage, whereby everyone can access the q

uality care they need without incurring financial hardship. This is also a high priority for WHO, which earlier this

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With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co

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inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.

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care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys

tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re

source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better

processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.

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Thomas Pritzker began上海千花坊ith the National Cultural

 Heritage Administration and Sichuan University in 1996 and he later published a series of relevant academic papers followi

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“One step follows the other, and we’ve kept going,” he sm

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Strategy is helping institutions achieve better rankings at home and abroad

A veteran of such US universities as the University of Chicago and Yale University has become the first foreigner appointed by a Beij上海千花坊

ing university to a management position since the reform and opening-up policy was launched in 1978.

上海千花坊David Zupko was recently appointed deputy director of Tsinghua University’s global cooperation

and communication office after working at different universities in the United States for more than 20 years.

In 2017, when he was asked by the National Cultural Heritage Ad上海千花坊品茶微信

ministration if he would consider exhibiting his family collection in China, he agreed.

His sentiment was echoed by Wang Xudong, the then director of the Dunhuang Academ上海千花坊

y, who spent over a year contacting institutions abroad and around China to contribute to the exhibition.

上海千花坊品茶微信The Pritzker Art Collaborative brought 35 artifacts to the exhibition in Dunhuang. It is joined by key Chin

ese institutions, such as the National Museum of China, the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Mus

eum in Xi’an, as well as several other major overseas collections, including the Al Thani Collection owned by the Qatari ru上海千花坊

ling family, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japan.

Abegg-Stiftung, a Swiss collection that mainly features textiles, dropped its “zero l上海千花坊品茶微信

oan policy” for the exhibition, opting in favor of cultural exchange and supplying 16 artifacts to the exhibition.

A hanging brocade with roundel featuring a pair of stags locking horns, on loan from Abegg-Stiftung, is one of the m

ost important exhibits on display. It is believed to have been hung as decoration in the tents of Tubo nobles as a symbol of power.上海千花坊品茶微信

“The Silk Road carries a message for all of us today,” Thomas Pritzker says. “The world will

always have problems … Yet each culture has its own history and values, which are unique.

“If we learn more about another country’s culture, it will be easier to find ways to solve these problems,” he says.

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n the 1,400-me上海千花坊女神会所ter-long street. The reason was not only to beat his homesickness but to restore Russian culture and lifestyle to the city.

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said. “Construction work took four years based on more than 2,000 design drawings.”

In addition to the oil paintings, photos, furniture and other decorations, he set the menu, with every recipe carefully considered.上海千花坊

In 2007, Russia Coffee & Food was rated as one of the 50 best restaurants in China by National Geographic magazine, Hu said.

Hu loves writing about the city and has finished several novels. He published his first book in

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“I visited Russia several times in recent years, mainly in search of inspiration for my story,” he said.上海千花坊

The just concluded G20 Summit in Osaka witnessed President Xi Jinping achieving diplomatic success in terms of upholding mult

ilateralism, partnerships, mutually beneficial cooperation and providing directions for global growth and global governance.

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ouncing five major measures. The president vowed to further open up Chinese market, including the release of the 2019 version of the negative list for fo

reign investment access, greater openness in the agriculture, mining, manufacturing and services sectors, and the establishment of six new pilot free tra

de zones. China will also expand imports, reduce the overall tariff level, strive to remove non-tariff trade barriers, and take steps to cut ins上海千花坊女神会所

titutional costs of imports. Xi also called on all parties to work together to build a high-quality world economy.

An important player for global governance

The president pledged to take more steps to improve China’s business environment, implement a new foreign investm

ent system from Jan 1 next year, establish a punitive compensation mechanism for intellectual property rights violations, and lift all foreign inves

tment restrictions beyond the negative list, giving equal treatment to all types of businesses. The country will vigorously advance economic and trade ne

gotiations, including making efforts for the early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and

expediting the talks on the China-EU investment agreement and the China-Japan-Republic of Korea free trade agreement.

On the one hand, Xi’s speech brought hope to the world economy at a time when glo

bal economic recovery is facing challenges and uncertainties thanks to the rise of trade protectionism and unila

teralism in some economies since 2017. In fact, protectionism and unilateralism have become an impediment to global growth.

 

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ally those whole-heartedly trumpeting an all-round trade war.

But as Paulson also pointed out, what is at stake goes far above and beyond a trade war.

上海千花坊Which is why, despite their continuing differences, Beijing and Washington should work together to make the upcoming Xi-Trump meeting a success.

Economic disputes will not come in the way of China’s reform and opening-up efforts to attract investment

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• Is the Sino-US trade relationship a zero-sum game?上海千花坊女神会所

Some people in the US stirred up economic and trade friction with China with a solitary reason in mind – loss of profit to US firms and excessive gains for Chinese firms in bilateral

上海千花坊trade, making the issue a threat to Washington’s economic and even national security. This view, which is full of Cold War bias, reflects the hegemony and zero-sum ga

me thinking. Is Sino-US economic and trade relation a zero-sum or win-win game? The answer is clearly both in theory and in practice.

In international economic cooperation, trade relations are based on mutually beneficial exchanges, rather than a zero-sum game in which one side benefits and the o

t上海千花坊女神会所her loses. International trade can lead to optimized allocation of global resources, the common development of all economies involved and the common pr

ogress of human society. The history of international trade and the trade between China and the US have proved that such a practice is effective, and such p

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untries, bilateral trade in goods increased 252-fold, from less than $2.5 billion to $633.5 billion between 1979 and 2018.

In the past four decades, two-way investment has grown from almost zero to over $160 bil

lion, making the two countries a vital investment partner for each other. The history of Sino-US ec

onomic and trade relations proves that both countries have benefited in industrial development and optimization. The trade relations have cre

ated a situation in which both parties won rather than one in which China progressed and the US lost out.

• Is US’ insistence on “fair trade “really fair?

Some people in the United States accuse China of adopting unfair and unequal trade policies that

have caused the US trade deficit with China. They tried to grab fair trade as a way to keep the moral high

ground in public opinion. However, what is “fair trade”? Fairness is a matter of history. In international trade, due to the difference in the stages of developm

ent, specific conditions and interests from different countries, in order to make trade happen smoothly, the

international community has formed trade rules through negotiations on an equal footing.

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Xi made the remark while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Monday.

The study session came as an education campaign on the theme of “staying true to our founding mission” has been launc

hed throughout the Party since June. The campaign urged all CPC members to keep firmly in mind the Party’s fundamental purpose of whol

eheartedly serving the people and its historic mission of realizing national rejuvenation.

How to maintain the Party’s advanced nature and purity so as to ma

ke it perpetually vigorous and able to win people’s eternal support while achieving long-last

ing governance over the country are fundamental questions for which the Party must have good answers, Xi said.

The longer the CPC governs the country, the more important it is for

the Party to keep in mind its founding mission as well as a spirit of self-reform, he added.

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Africa and China shou上海千花坊女神会所qual and peac

aceful developm上海千花坊女神会所ent model, not based on the mentality that one’s gain is anot

her’s loss, he said, adding that they should seek mutual benefit and win-win results.

Cooperation between Africa and China enjoys full vitality, and its strength lies in the abil

ity to take concrete and effective actions, Senegal’s Foreign Minister Amadou Ba said.

Soybean crops in China are expected to exceed 8.6 million hectares this year, makin

g for the fourth year of consecutive growth, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.

Monitoring by the ministry showed soybean planting during both spring and summer this year ha

s increased across China, with a greater increase in Northeast China, the primary soybean pro

duction area, Pan Wenbo, chief for farming supervision at the ministry, said at a news conference.

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Last year, the per capita spending of college students

on hotels reached 234 yuan per night, jumping 17.5 percent over the p

revious year, and the growth rate was higher than the older generation. Besides, the report found

that students are likely to spend twice the amount of money on hotels two years after graduation.

Qunar has cooperated with more than 6,000 hotels, hostels and b

ed-and-breakfast services and launched discounted hotel prices for students.

Sales of new energy vehicles are expected to see renewed momentum in China, with passenger electric vehicles accounting for 57 pe

rcent of NEV sales by 2040 and electric buses for 81 percent of sales of city buses, a new report said.

The report, issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said that due to governm

ent support and surging demand, by 2025, China will account for 48 percent of the global EV market with s

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n hindsight, their 73-day-long border standoff in the sum

ummer of 2017 is now seen as a watershed which made b

oth sides ever more pragmatic in building their partnership. This explains why, during his fir

st term as India’s prime minister, Modi visited China five times while Xi Jinping visited India twice. The two lea

ders also met at many multilateral meetings, several of which saw them showcasing joint statesmanship.

Since his Shangri-La Dialogue speech in June last year, Modi has propagated engaging China in Indo-Pacific disco

urses as well as ensured that the “Quad” (the grouping of the US, Japan, Australia and India) does not become a mili

tarized or “exclusive” club of a few. Breaking out of the myopic preoccupation of seeking parity with Ch

ina in the limited bandwidth of their expanding economic prowess-where China is five times taller th

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Ameesha Chauhan, who is in a hospital in Kathmandu

andu recovering from frostbite she contracted during crowded conditions, told AFP that cli

mbers without basic skills should be barred to prevent a recurrence of this year’s deadly season.

The 29-year-old Indian had to wait 20 minutes to come down from the peak. She saw some clim

bers without basic skills fully relying on their Sherpa guides. Officials should change the qualification cri

teria. Poorly trained climbers put their own lives at risk and also the lives of the Sherpas, Chauhan said.

Some climbers died due to their own negligen

ce. They insisted on reaching the top even when their oxygen was running out, she added.

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