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inesses, McMillon said brick-and-mortar stores have become hybrid, and forward fulfillment centers.
He said Sam’s Club has been gaining strength in the country. The high-end m
embership store that was launched in China in 1996 has about 2 million members nati
onwide. By 2020, there will be 40 such clubs either in operation or in construction in the country. The format ha
s 23 stores currently in 19 cities stocking quality fresh food and membership products.
Globally Walmart has 11,300 stores, with a third of them large stores.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, in 2018 Walmart’s market share was 5.4 percent, an improvement from t
he 5.2 percent in 2017. Last year it opened 33 new stores, including 21 hypermarkets, four Sam‘s Club and eight compact stores.
Jason Yu, general manager of Kantar Worldpanel China, said Walmart has to roll out
more innovations to further improve its operational efficiency and achieve growth through
nges from 1,500 to 2,000 yuan, accounting for 15 to 20 percent of the total according to the report.
JD refuted the mass layoff rumor and said more than 10,000 positions are expe
cted to be added as JD Logistics provides services to more industry customers.
Facing tougher competition from rivals such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo, JD is eyei
ng opportunities in the consumer market, which has shown great potential, Sina Finance reported.
Driven by rapid growth of e-comm
The annual survey Amazing China — the Most Attractive Chinese Cities for Expats 2018 unveiled its results at the Shenzhen foru
m of the Conference on International Exchange of Professionals on April 14 in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province.
Zhang Jianguo, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, announced the results.
erce consumption, China’s express delivery volume reached 50.71 billio
n in 2018, an increase of 26.6 percent over the same period last year, the report said.
om countries involved in the BRI have visited Hainan annually to study agricultural technology, including Nanf
an’s breeding program, which is “playing the role of Silicon Valley for the country’s seed industry”, Wang said.
Hainan’s climate and biological resources have made Nanfan an important nati
onal center of seed propagation. Every winter, more than 7,000 domestic agricultural scientists and
workers are busy at the Nanfan centers. More than 70 percent of the country’s 7,000 crop varieties have been cul
tivated in the tropical island province, which is building a global resources center, National Business Daily reported.
“With good stress resistance and higher yields, hybrid rice seeds developed by Nanfan’s cen
ters are being welcomed in Southeast Asian countries,” said Xie Zhenyu, an assistant research fellow at the R
esearch Institute of Tropical Crop Germ Plasm under the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.
“We have sent farming experts to hybrid rice growing areas overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planni
ng for future development,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia.
Austria’s technology ministry has called on Europe to form a joint position on whether or not to allow Chinese firm Huawei to equip 5G for next-generation mobile networks. This consideration co
mes amid the US-hyped security concerns over Huawei and Washington’s relentless efforts to thwart the 5G efforts of this leading tech company.
will be one of the most critical components of the digital economy and society, not only in China but also Europe. Europe has taken significant ste
ps to lead global developments toward this strategic technology. To reposition itself as a leader in world affairs including the field of technology, Europe h
as no reason to reject cooperation with Huawei which has developed the most advanced 5G technology, disregarding u
nwarranted US claims.
Europe is caught in the middle. While the continent treads carefully between China an
d the US, what is at stake is its own interests. As China tries to offer a cooperative approach, Europe, a longtime US ally, is hesi
ant to accept. The Belt and RoadInitiative proposed by China presents tremendous opportunities in terms of trade and g
rowth, while skepticism lingers in Europe about the geopolitical ambition the initiative may harbor.
servers believe that the funds allocated by the EU will fall way short of what is really needed. The EU will allocate funding for this project in its ne
xt multiannual budget, which will stretch from 2021 to 2027, but can Europe afford to wait till then to walk out of its current plight?
ing a probe on the far side of the moon. For instance, Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, took
to Twitter to describe the mission as “a first for humanity and an impressive accomplishment”. China, on it
s part, said that scientists from the two communicated closely before and during the Chang’e-4 launch process.
While the US side informed Chinese scientists about its satellites in orbit around the moon, Chi
na shared with the US scientists the longitude, latitude and timing of Chang’e-4’s landing. The int
eraction was in sharp contrast to the tense relations between the two sides in other areas of science and technology. W
hich means there is huge room for cooperation between the US and China in space exploration.
Cooperation more important in spaceina have both made great progress in
Although the US and Ch space technologies, they are still in the primitive sta
ge of developing and using space. As of today, neither country is capable of building a new permanent sta
tion in space, let alone building one on the moon. But through cooperation and collaboration, which will reduce the cost of
space development for both countries, the US and China can aim at more ambitious targets.
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xing Rui), a client of Sino-Singapore. In the early morning of Jan. 30, Li Pi, 71, packed his bags and left the place where he had been teaching for 829
days. Over the past three years, countless back and forth, but this departure, meet again has not known when.
From the official coaching of the National Football Association to the final departure, Lippi led the team in a total of 30 g
ames, scoring 10 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses. From being in danger in the top 12 competitions to overcoming Korean phobi
a at 0:1, from the Chinese Cup to the Asian Cup to create the best results of national football in recent years. Lippi’s 82
9 days in office have left many happy but slightly regrettable memories for Chinese fans.
The 12 finals are in danger, and hope is aroused in the desperate situation of the national football team.
On October 11, 2016, China’s men’s football team, which had drawn 1-2 and lost 2-0
to Uzbekistan, resigned at a press conference after the match, and the Chinese team, which had only on