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virus after a bone marrow transplant happened a decade ago to Timothy
Brown, known as the “Berlin patient”, who is still free of the virus.
“The breakthrough suggests the first case was not a one-off and could pave the way
for future treatments,” Nature said in a release on its website.
Gupta described his patient as “functionally cured” and “in remission”.
But he cautioned, “It’s too early to say he’s cured,” according to a Reuters report.
The procedure is expensive, complex and risky, and will not be a common method
to cure all patients with HIV, the report said.
The number of people living with HIV in the world is estimated at 37 million,
according to the Joint United Nations Progr
amme on HIV/AIDS. In China, the number of people living with HIV was
estimated at 1.25 million as of the end of las
t year, and the number of new cases is
around 80,000 a year, according to the National Health Commission.
Although it is generally thought that HIV/AIDS cannot be cured, many patient
s with the virus can live a mostly normal
life with anti-viral treatment that keeps the virus at a low level.
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.
systemic financial risks, are the fundamental tasks of financial work, calling for accelerated construction of the fina
ncial market infrastructure and advanced efforts to nationalize key information infrastructure in the sector.
He also urged solid statistics in the financial sector and improvement in the warning system and rules on information disclosure and management.
Education and supervision of senior officials of financial institutions and regulators sh
ould be enhanced, and more should be done to fight corruption in the financial sector, Xi said.
He called for dynamic supervision of domestic and cross-border capital flow to enable financial watchdogs to fully monitor all flows.
Xi said tasks for the reform and opening-up of the financial sector should be well implem
ented, calling for the preparation and the rolling-out of new reform and opening-up measures based on
the latest development of global economy and finance as well as the strategic needs of China.
Reforms including revamps on market access system and trading regulations should be deepened, and regulators should take a two-pronged appr
oach of enforcing both macro-prudential management and micromanagement of behaviors, he said.
He said those causing major financial risks due to their breaches such as lax regula
tion, cover-ups or decision-making failures must be held accountable and face serious punishment.
Efforts should be made to address the current situation where the costs of legal and
regulatory breaches in the financial sector, especially capital markets, are too low, Xi said.
Xi urged enhancing the global competitiveness of China’s financial sector, elevating the two-way opening-up to a highe
r level and beefing up capabilities of financial management and risk prevention and control amid greater opening-up.
ceful exploration of space and its openness to cooperation with any country in its development of space technology, the US will not give up its desire to hav
e dominance in this domain, and it is devoting a great deal of effort to presenting China and Russia as threats to serve this purpose.
Its huge investment in the development of a “Space Force” will, as a result, inevitably give rise
to an arms race off the Earth, which will shatter the human dream of the peaceful exploration of space.Be
ijing’s environmental watchdog is considering adopting the National VI (B) emission standards ahead of the cou
ntry’s scheduled time, aiming to reduce vehicle emissions and enhance air pollution control in the capital.
According to a draft plan published by the Beijing Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau on Monday, the new st
andard would come into effect first for diesel-powered trucks in public transportation and environmental sa
nitation industries and heavy-duty vehicles powered by gas in July, and then extend to other vehicles beginning in 2020.
Sales of these vehicles would be banned after the respective deadlines, but owners could
still register vehicles that meet the current standard one month after these deadlines, according to the draft.