A centenarian recently enjoyed her 103rd birthday party with her children, grandchildr

en, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren in Handan, North China’s Hebei province.

Li Xiuzhi, born in 1916, lives in the village of Nanhan in Guangping county, and has a family of 168 across five generations.

Her oldest daughter is 80 years old, while her youngest great-great-grandson is only nine months old.

She celebrated her birthday with her family and fellow villagers on

Friday. They first celebrated her birthday together when she was 80 years old.

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 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio

n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.

The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj

ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.

The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio

n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig

hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.

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China welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US Defen

se Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative relati

onship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s military

presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship.

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urity”, signed an executive order on May 15 that led the US Department of Commerce to put Huawei and its affilia

tes on an Entity List, which would restrict the sale or transfer of US technologies to the company.

Craig Allen, president of the council, said many of its members are suppliers to Huaw

ei, and all of them have been impacted by the Department of Commerce’s move.

Founded in 1973, the council represents around 200 US companie

s doing business with China, including Apple and Microsoft. It also includes chipmakers Inte

l and Qualcomm, which have said they would stop offering supplies to Huawei until further notice.

The members will follow US law, but there is a cost associated with that, Allen told China Daily.

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nment late last week ordered its tech companies to cut ties with China’s

Huawei and put a number of Chinese comp

anies on an export blacklist , which makes it almost impossible for listed companies to purchase US-made goods.

Gao Feng, ministry spokesman, said China will

provide consumers in various countries with quality, reliable and diverse products.

The Chinese government is confident it will protect the legitimate

rights and interests of Chinese companies, he said Thursday at a news conference.

The misuse of the state power by the US to suppress Chinese companies not only seriously undermines the commercial cooper

ation between companies on both sides, but poses a serious threat to the safety of the global industrial chain, he said.

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 with all nations is the Chinese way of engaging with the world.

Benefiting the people and providing them with stability and prosperity are the distinctive value of Chinese civilization.

Keeping reforming and innovating, and advancing with the times are the unchanged spirit of Chinese civilization.

Following the rules of nature and uniting human and universe are the philosophy of existence for Chinese civilization.

Consultations between China and the United States are not a one-way street, and should be co

nducted amid a spirit of equality, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday in Russia.

Wang said that it is pointless for one side to blame the other, or even to absolve themselves from responsibility.

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The MSCI announced Feb 28 to increase the weight of China A shares in the MSCI Indexes by increasing the inclusion factor from 5 per

cent to 20 percent in three steps after an extensive global consultation with a large number of inte

rnational institutional investors, who provided overwhelming support to this proposal.

hina will bolster the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta with measures to a

dvance innovation-driven development and upgrade its industry chains, the Political Bureau of the

Communist Party of China Central Committee decided at a meeting on Monday.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting, which reviewed a plan on promoti

ng the integrated development of the delta region, according to a statement released after the meeting.

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ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according

to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa

ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.

Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti

on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich

uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.

More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco

mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in

frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.

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 preparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.

Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s no

rthern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou

ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.

As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Linglong Tow

er, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heightened f

or the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature ath

letic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.

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