ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni
cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te
chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called 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
lready unveiled 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 Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Huawei from buying US t
echnology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said
refore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and
also a crucial means to stop poverty from being passed on between generations,” he said.
“The poor regions are the bottleneck in building a moderately prosperous society by 2020,” Xi wrote.
While talking with students and teachers at a primary school in Zhongyi, a towns
hip in Chongqing’s Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in April, Xi
said compulsory education is an important part of poverty eradication.
Children in impoverished mountainous regions must be guaranteed access to education, an
d they should have a happy childhood, Xi said during his visit to Chongqing. He encouraged teachers to sett
le down in such regions, dedicate themselves to education in rural areas and contribute to poverty reduction.