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um for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.
“5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities in the teleco
mmunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa
id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite th
e commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G fol
dable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
e charge of the task, according to the decree signed by Premier Li Keqiang.
All government services, unless otherwise specified by laws and regulations or involving state secrets, shall
be processed online in line with the procedures determined by the State Council, the decree noted.
Government service providers must not require enterprises or ind
ividuals to submit information that is already acces
sible through information sharing. Neither are they allo
wed to put the submitted information to other uses.
The decree also confirms the legal validity of electronic signatures, seals, certificates and archives.
The decree came into effect the day it was made public.
nt of a comprehensive social security system in record time. Having set up the foundation,
it can now focus on targeted improvements. For example, in 2017, China provided special funds for pre-preg
nancy and other medical checkups for women, benefiting 12 million women, or 91.7 percent of the target group.
The country’s modernization could not have occurred without the people increasing their capabilities. Beyond general educ
ation for the population, the government has increased the knowledge and experience of officials to be at the fore
front of solving problems. Specialist schools and academies have been set up in multiple fields, including a national soci
al security school in Beijing to build the capacity of social security officers across the nation.
It is the totality of the Chinese experience over the past four decades, in rebuilding the
country in so many ways, that has become an inspiration for other countries. C
hina has been a diligent student learning from others. Today, it also has many experiences to share with the world.
year. We must build a presence there.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, Oppo outcompeted Samsung to
become the largest smartphone vendor in Thailand with a market share of 22.2 percent, gro
wing about 70 percent year-on-year, according to the market research company Canalys.
Its products and services are also well received in other South Asian and Sout
heast Asian countries, including India, and African countries such as Kenya.
In 2018, Oppo shipped 113 million units of smartphones wor
ldwide, garnering a global market share of more than 8 percent, according to IDC data.
Other Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi and Vivo, are also looking beyon
d their home turf for growth. In this context, Oppo believes it has an edge over others as it first started its i
nternational journey as early as in 2009 in Thailand, much before others jumped on the going-global bandwagon.
ai Xiaomin, former China Huarong Asset Management board chairman, has been charged with bribery, corruption and bigamy, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Friday.
China Huarong is one of the country’s four largest State-own asset management companies.
It is alleged that Lai exploited various professional positions, including head of the Huarong
corporation and director-general of the banking supervision department of the People’s Bank of China.
While in these positions, it is claimed that he asked for and received significant benefits in exc
hange for “aid”, according to a press release from the SPP, the country’s top prosecuting authority.
It also alleged that Lai was in illegal possession of a large number of public properties, a
nd that he was living as husband and wife with a woman other than his wife, the release said.
Lai, 56, was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) o
f the Communist Party of China in April last year for “serious violations of disciplinary rules
and laws”, and was expelled from the Party and removed from public office six months later.
The CCDI said he violated political disciplines and State financial policies to blindly expand the c
ompany and operate it in a disorderly manner, resulting in it deviating from its primary tasks and business.
Lai, a Jiangxi province native, started his career at the People’s Bank of China in July 1983, and went on
to hold key positions at the China Banking Regulatory Commission and Beijing Banking Regulatory Bureau.