ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni
cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engine
er of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
lled for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedit e the commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has a
veiled its first 5G chip and first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
Also on F
riday, shortly after the US said it would ban Huawei from buying US t echnology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said
various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing
their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
s well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers. Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also u
rged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.
“The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013 has touc
hed the hearts of the Azerbaijani people, as the rest
oration of the ancient Silk Road i s for the benefit of the entire world, and the develo
pment and prosperity of all countries,” Hajiyev said. “The Belt and Road Initiative is not imposing anything on anyon
e, it just provides a framework for mutually b
eneficial cooperation,” he added. The fundam ental features of the Belt and Road Initiative are that every country knows how to de
velop in their own way. As China and Azerbai
jan have a strong traditional friendship, Hajiyev believes the init iative will provide immense opportunities to bring China and Azerbaijan closer.
According to Hajiyev, Azerbaijan fully supports the initiative, and
is building new bridges of cooperation and frien
dship. “We are looking forward to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Co
operation at the end of this month, and Azerbaijan will actively participate in this high-level event,” he said.
ains into service. It said residents in the city would likely make about 340,000 trips by train on Friday.
Other branches of the railway system have also
launched more runs to handle the increase of holiday passengers. Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, fell on Friday this year. It i
s a tradit
ional Chinese day on which people pay tribute to deceased family members, friends and national heroes. Chinese people have used the day for spring outings since ancient times.
In recent y
ears, the number of Chinese travelers, to both domestic and foreign destinations, d uring the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday has increased annually, and most of them travel by rail for some or all of the j
ourney. For destinations within China, railway
s offer lower prices and more choices than airlines. At present, China operates more than 131,000 kilometers of tracks. That fig
ure includes more than 29,000 km of high-speed rail, two-thirds of the global total.
Last year, China invested more than 338 billion yuan ($50 billion) in the construct
ion of 26 new railways and opened new lines totaling 4,683 km, most of them high-speed.