of overall water consumption, reducing agricultural, industrial and urban use and technological innovation. In the meantime, two measu
res will deepen reform in establishing the water price and cultivate a competitive service ma
rket. The plan encourages private capital to join and expand financing channels.
China has a water shortage, the commission said on its website
. Each year, the country faces a shortfall of 50 billion cu m of fresh water. In the mea
ntime, public awareness of conserving water and preventing waste has to be improved.
In 2017, water consumption per $10,000 in GDP was 500 cu m, 66.6 perce
nt more than the average number for developed economies, the commission said.
China’s water resource per capita is only one-third of the world’s aver
age, according to the Zhongshang Industrial Research Institute’s website chnci.com. Regi
onal disparity has made it worse. Southwestern and southern parts of the country have rich
Nevertheless, while the team once thought that AI offered all th
e solutions, a new question soon arose. Audience members asked: “Where’s the original flavor?”
After restoring the images to their original state, they soon began to realize that people still needed some nostalgia. For examp
le, old series made by Hong Kong-based company TVB usually have yellowing images, but many viewers co
mplained that its retro ambience had vanished after the color cast was corrected, Jiang says.
“People then said our restored version looked like a camera filter has been ad
ded,” Pei says with a bitter smile. “We then had to go back and adapt our methods.”
More complicated algorithms were later developed to carry out a tailored plan for each type of ser
ies, including those by TVB, Chinese mainland productions from the 1980s and Taiwan productions of the 199
0s. Some techniques in hands-on restorations were introduced later too, as Pei confesses even the best AI cannot handle every case.
the ALS patients’ thoughts through identifying the patien
ts’ eyeballs movements to collect information, and then move the wheelchair automatically.
It can also move safely at night. Further improvements will be made to the system to correct for
minor deviations when operating under bright light.Zhang Wei operates the wheelchair at a residential commu
nity in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, April 17, 2019. Zhang has climbed two of China’s Five Great Mountains on his han
Beijing plans to add more kindergarten slots and strengthen security measures to make sur
e children can receive an affordable and safe preschool education, officials said on Thursday.
Feng Hongrong, deputy inspector of the Beijing Education Co
mmission, said the city plans to enroll another 30,000 kinder
gartners through renovating and expanding existing operations, and to support
State-owned and private enterprises, institutions, communities and individuals in building of new ones.
of last year, all but nine of 6,251 violations that inspectors found had been corrected, at a total investment of 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) in 31 provincial regions.
According to the top environmental watchdog, 3,740 industrial enterprises wer
e relocated and 1,883 wastewater outlets were shut down during the campaign.
“In the long run, the campaign will help curb pollution at sites that supply drinking
water and prevent more of them from being abandoned due to pollution,” Ma from the institute said.
There are specific dos and don’ts at these sites, but some of the restrictions will be lifted if they cease to be sources of drinking water.
Researchers should strictly follow the standards and code of conduct of scientific researc
h and not embezzle or misuse scientific research funds, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
They should not commit fraud to obtain a research project, research fund and other awards or honorary titles, the ministry said.
uld not be viewed purely from the perspective of return on investment, because the experience can help students develop valuable, nonacademic skills.
China will continue to significantly relax market access, and create
a more attractive investment and business environment, Finance Minister Liu Kun has said.
Liu made the remarks when attending a ministerial-level luncheon durin
g the 99th Development Committee meeting held by the World Bank and the Inter
national Monetary Fund on April 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Ministry of Finance.
Vice-Finance Minister Zou Jiayi attended a ministerial-level meeting and gave a speech.
The finance minister said that with international development and cooperation facing severe challenges, the World
Bank as the world’s most important multilateral development institution should adhere to the principle of mult
ilateralism, support all parties in jointly supporting the rules-based multilateral trade system, firmly follow the purpose of serving all member coun
tries, and adopt differentiated, targeted aid strategies based on their respective national conditions.