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future for mankind in his speech at the headquarters of the United Nation
s in September 2015, and in his report for the 19
th National Congress of the Communist Part y of China in October 2017, Xi has pledged on different occasions to build a peaceful, safe, prosperous, open, incl
and beautiful world to let the sunshine of a community of shared future for mankind illuminate the world. The world, which is going through a phase of adjustment that features huge development and fundamental changes, faces
great and u
nfamiliar turbulent situations — the overall trends of peace and development are irreversible, while ins tability and uncertainty are prominent. Some problems and challenges are unpreced
ented, and the interna tional community faces crucial choices concerning the future of the world and the fate of humanity.
More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniv
ersary, and over 30 countries of them will sen
d major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu. Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destroyers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, sh
o the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said. Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
ese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in provi ding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries a
nd 138 ports, and has held more than 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 offic
ers and soldiers to escort over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countr
ies and regions and provided free medical services to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.
better deal with the relationship between ‘capital’ and ‘city’, which is to strengthen the four funct
ions of Beijing — the national center of politic
s, culture, international communications and scient ific innovation,” said Cai Qi, Party secretary of Beijing, last month during the two sessions.
According to the municipal authority, the new econ
omy — industries with intensive innovation a nd knowledge — now makes up 33 percent of the city’s economy, and this ratio is expected to keep growing.
President Xi Jinping’s three-nation visit to Europe last month prod
gible fruits and showed that despite any differences that may exist between China and the European Union, they have the common desire to strengthen cooperation.
Thanks to mutual efforts from both sides, China-EU
interaction has been displaying good momentum. Over the years, their economic interests have become increasingly intertwined, and people-to-people exchanges have flourished, formin
g a solid foundation on which bilateral ties have been able to grow and prosper in an all-around way.
the electronics industry for keeping tight wraps on product plans until it publicly launches them at
splashy events in Silicon Valley. The early annou
ncement of AirPower, along with a wirelessly char ed version of its AirPods headphones, was a break in that tradition. Apple released the updated AirP
ods last week, heightening speculation that the ac
companying charging mat would come soon. Daring Fireball, a website that covers Apple news, previously reported that Apple engineers h
ad issues w
ith devices overheating on the AirPower pad. Apple declined to comment beyond its statement on the project. Apple offered wireless charging in the iPhone in 2017, after many of its
h as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had offered the feature for several years. Whil e rumors circulated that Apple might create its own unique wireless charging technology, the company instea
d chose to use a system that works with Qi, an open industry standard already in use by Samsung and others.
Apple shares did not move on the news, and shares of NXP Semiconductors and STMicro
electronics, two major suppliers of chips used in Qi systems, appeared to be unaffected also.