Every morning, dozens of students from Myanmar walk hand in hand across the border into China’s Yunnan province.
There, they are led by patrol officers to Yinjing Frontier Primary School. After school, as they are es
corted to the border inspection station, they wave, tell the officers goodbye and return to their homes in Myanmar.
The students attend the first frontier primary school in China. Locat
ed in Yinjing village in the small border city of Ruili in Yunnan province, the school has 36 M
yanmar students and 99 Chinese students. Founded in 1960, it has been admitting students from Myanmar since 1990.
Wen Liang, 10, from Myanmar, has repeated this routine for three years. “I like goi
ng to school in China. It makes me very happy because I have many friends there,” Wen said.
The youngest Myanmar student is 5, said Sun Jialiang, the school principal.
the Mediterranean that is also a EU member state, has indicated it, too, could join the BRI. The news channel quoted Maltes
e Finance Minister Edward Scicluna as saying that “certain prejudices” should not come in the way of good business.
I am not sure if Marquis, or his boss, US National Security Advisor John Bolton, plan to lecture, warn or th
reaten Malta as they have been doing to Italy these past days. But instead of indulging in such rea
ctionary activities, the US should abandon its Cold War mentality and stop looking for non-existent enemies.
More important, the US should also stop forcing other countries to ch
oose between China and the US, especially as many countries made it clear they do not wan
t to be lectured on what they should do when the Obama administration launched the “pivot to Asia strategy”.
The world needs more infrastructure-building projects such as the BRI, not mo
ves to sabotage such projects, as the US has been trying to do for quite some time now.
rible sight” emerged, Taylor said.
”Dead bodies had floated up (and the) current of the flood water had washed the bodies up against the road,” said Tay
lor. “The road had subsided about 10 inches (25.5 centimeters). So these bodies had been washed up against the main highway.”
Taylor said the smell of bodies and livestock was palpable.Hundreds of others were also attempting to make the congested seven-ho
ur walk from the village of Lamego — about 90 kilometers (56 miles) inland from Beira — to Nhamatanda, on higher ground. In places whe
re the current of the flood waters was strong, about 50 people joined hands to make a human chain, said Taylor.
”I’m 6 foot 2 inches (187 centimeters), but the force of water at knee level w
as powerful,” Taylor said. “You had to pay attention and concentrate where you put your feet.”
Taylor said he saw an elderly woman carry her husband on her back.
On the road out of Beira, he said “the entire area, as far as I could see, was one lake of flood
water,” adding that groups of up to 10 people had climbed eucalyptus, cashew and mango trees waiting to be rescued.
Use of China’s mobile payment services has skyrocketed over the past five years, with total transactions covered reaching 277.39 trillion yua
n ($41.51 trillion) in 2018 — a more than 27-fold increase from five years ago, according to the central bank.
A total of 60.53 billion mobile payment transactions were conducted last year, as a repor
t released by the People’s Bank of China Monday shows, while the figure was only 1.67 billion back in 2013.
From around 2013, with online payments dominant and mobile payments only nas
cent, to 2018, which saw mobile payments outpacing the domestic market, it is easy to observe a mo
bilization trend in payment structures, Xue Hongyan with the Suning Institute of Finance told Securities Daily.
The number of China’s online payment deals has jumped from 23.67 billion in 2013 to 2018’s 57.01 billion, and trans
action value more than doubled to 2,126.3 trillion yuan in 2018 from 1,060.78 trillion yuan five years earlier.
our exhibitions,” he said.
The CCTV cameras also are used to safeguard the museum’s precious relics. More than 1.86 milli
on of them are housed at the museum, which logged 17.5 million visits from the public in 2018, topping all museums worldwide.
“How can we make sure no single visitor who might have evil ideas threatens these treasures?” Shan sa
id. “After adopting the internet of things, we can instantly detect any motion involving the artifacts to prevent such threats.”
Such a networked system also will be used to facilitate management of inventory and closely supervise transportation and exhibition of cultural relics.
New technologies can assist the museum staff in other ways, too, said Wang Tao, a member of Huawei’s board of directors.
The company will use algorithms to more efficiently draft tailored plans for restorin
g cultural relics after information on similar pieces and files on each collection are included in a database.
“We can thus combine old craftsmen’s experience and artificial intelligence,” Wang said.
The 5G network also will be used to improve remote consultation through webcams, which will facilitate conver
sations with overseas scholars to jointly find the best answers for restoration and preservation issues, he said.