g to “negotiate with the Obama administration” about trade. In fact, the prev
ious administration sought to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investm
ent Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the line. Trump’s own talks on t
rade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.
Trump vs. his global counterparts
Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a Pre
sident who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.
He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.
”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Trump, who was forced into
a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.
so single people think it is a waste of time compared with ordering takeout,” adding that on major food
delivery platform Meituan-Dianping, about 65 percent of the orders are made by singles ages 20 to 30.
Others choose to dine out. A recent report by global market research company Kantar Worldpanel found that 46 percent of interviewees said they had eaten
alone in the past 24 hours, up by 9 percent from 2017. Some 16 percent of respondents said they preferred to eat out alone.
Liu Chang, 24, a postgraduate at Renmin University of China in Beijing, said she likes to ex
perience celebrity restaurants recommended by food review platforms. She has visited them alone many times.
“Finding friends you like to dine with can be difficult sometimes. In view of this, I would rath
er eat alone, which can also be enjoyable and relaxing, as I can do whatever I like,” she said.
munity, China should more actively participate in the process to make rules for global academic research.
Li Xiaohua, a researcher at the Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Clear red lines must be drawn
Given that uncertainties and risks abound in the early st
ages of the development of cutting-edge technologies, the process is bound to involve some c
ontroversies. Still, there is a lack of strict regulations, especially those related to some emerging industries and technologies. Which me
ans the authorities need to expedite legislation for relevant laws and rules for research in science and technology.
But that should not prompt the authorities to forbid sch
olars from conducting research for the fear that they would violate the existing norms and invite
public ire. After all, progress made in science and technology in one country will propel the development of people acr
oss the world. The key is to set clear red lines to remove all confusions over scientific research.
resentment against a ruling civilian and military cabal, and an economy in crisis have sparked mass protests across Algeria in recent weeks.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika praised the peaceful nature of the ongoing demo
nstrations and “maturity of our citizens, notably youth” in a message to mark International Women’s Day on Friday.
Bouteflika also warned Algerians over “possible infiltration of misleading partie
s” who may seek to “provoke chaos” in a statement published by the Algeria Press Service.
Why is everyone sick of Bouteflika?
Protesters have been hitting the streets in the capital, Algiers, and other cities across the
North African country for weeks, demanding Bouteflika withdraw from contending forthcoming elections. The
announcement on Sunday that the octogenarian will seek a fifth term in office has sparked fury among Algerians.
before the man punches Williams in the face, knocking his hat off.
The suspect is then seen getting close to Williams’ face and shouting profanities at him. He punches Williams in the face once more before walking away.
Williams was at UC Berkeley to recruit students for a yet-to-be-formed chapter of Turning Point USA, a conser
vative advocacy group that bills itself as the right’s alternative to liberal activism on college campuses.
A spokesperson for Williams said that he was a field re
presentative for the Leadership Institute, a group that helps train conservative leaders.
Neither Williams nor the man suspected of punching him are students at UC Berkeley.
The University of California Police Department said they had identifi
ed the suspect as Zachary Greenberg, and that he had been arrested and booked. Police added that t
he case would be presented to the district attorney’s office for “consideration of the filing of criminal charges.”
As tensions between India and Pakistan escalate yet again wit
h Delhi launching airstrikes on what it says was a terrorist training camp across its de facto bord
er with Islamabad, all eyes are on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As the world’s biggest democracy heads into general elections in a few weeks, the
government’s stance on its nuclear armed neighbor comes at a critical time.
Modi built up formidable support ahead of his 2014 campaign, in which his Bha
ratiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed a record-breaking 282 seats in the national parliament.
Since joining the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Sway
amsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1972, and joining ma
instream politics 15 years later as a member of the BJP, Modi has enjoyed a steady rise to power.
Mate X is more practical than Galaxy Fold because the latter is folded inward to lower the risk of br
eaking apart while falling down, which is not so useful when breaking-glass insurance is popular.
More importantly, the “new” foldable smartphones are hardly of any pr
actical use. Of course, one can easily double the display of the foldable smartphone by un
folding it so it has the size of an iPad, but that’s all. In plain words, the foldable display enables users to combine a tablet an
d a smartphone into one. There might be more uses in the future, but at least not for now.
When touchable displays for smartphones was invented, they did not get popularized until certain apps that suit
ed touchable displays only, such as Fruit Ninjia, gained popularity. Now foldable smartphones faces a similar pr
oblem. Only when apps that suit the foldable smartphones are developed will the phones be truly accepted by the market.
Wu Shuyuan, a senior analyst at Sigmaintell, a company specialized in display analysis
Samsung Fold and Huawei Mate X are both foldable smartphones, but they differ greatly in terms of des
ign. The former is folded inward while the latter is folded outward, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
Chinese stocks market surged on Monday with benchmark indices in Shanghai and Shenzhen jumping over 5 percent, mak
ing daily turnover break through 1.04 trillion yuan ($155.5 billion), a new record since 2015. The Barron’s, a fin
ancial weekly published by Dow Jones & Company, said the performance of Chinese stocks is much better than the S&
P 500. Global investment management corporation BlackRock also suggested lasting gains of the bull market.
Barron’s said the CSI 300 index, which tracks the largest stocks traded in the Shanghai and Shenzhen
stock exchanges, rose 6 percent on Monday, with a year-to-date gain of nearly 24 percent, twice the gai
n in the S&P 500, making the CSI 300 index one of the best performing indices globally in 2019.
The ongoing finance sector reforms and further industry open-up could also help boost the Chinese economy and the stock market, the Barron’s report said.
China’s financial system has great potential in helping stabilize the economy, a previous China Daily report said, adding that the co
untry will deepen supply-side structural reform in the financial sector and strengthen the sector’s ability to serve the real economy.
ed to comment on his relationship with the President or talk about the photograph said to be in th