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ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.
China has set up a national work group for immunization planning that will suggest ways
to ensure vaccines are safe, the head of the Chines
e Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. The work group, led by a vice-minister of health, will analyze all incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years to find
the root sources of problems, Gao Fu, head of the
center, said at a news conference. He didn’t name the minister. “Vaccines made in China are some of the best in the world,” said Gao, who is also a member of China’s top poli
ry body. “We should have no doubt about the role of vaccines in disease prevention or the quality of vaccines made in China.” For example, he said, by promoting immunization, some infectious diseases that
usly harmed people’s health in China, such as smallpox, have been eliminated. Hepatitis B once infected more than 10 percent of the population of China, but now only 0.3 p
ercent of children under 5 years old are carriers because of mandatory immunization.
Gao made the comments in light of a series of incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years.
United States is particularly appealing to North Korea, who believes a good relationship with the United States can h
elp create the right environment and necessary conditions for achieving North Korea’s n
ew strategic drive toward ec onomic development,” said Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
The concept isn’t new, of course. During his time as an Asia expert at the State Department in the Clinton administr
ation, Evans Revere said negoti ators working with North Korea were even then trying to point them to Vietnam, which was beginning to reap t
he benefits of market reforms and becoming a member of good international standing.
”We thought, somewhat naively back then, that thi
s would appeal to the North Koreans gre atly and that our commitments to work with them on bringing about a modernized economy w
ould be so attractive … that they would stand down from their nuclear weapons program.
We were wrong,” Revere said. ”If all of these incentives or this incentive-based approach to coaxing North Korea do
wn a new path did not work when they didn’t have nuclear weapons, and it didn’t work to prevent th
em from developing nuclear weapons, why will it work now that they are in effect a nuclear weapons state?”
”Giant pandas are China’s national treasures,” said Minister Xu Xueyuan, the Chinese embassy in the United States. “Although they are large in size, they are also charm
ing, tolerant, and peace-loving, representi
ng many values of China itself, and are loved by people all over the world.” ”Giant pandas are also symbolic of the China-US friendship,” she told a ceremony at the giant panda house.
sewarming was jointly hosted by the zoo and the Chinese embassy. Giant pandas live mainly in southwest China’s Sichuan Province as well as neighboring Shaanxi and Gansu.
The latest census in 2014 found there were 1,864
giant pandas alive in the wild. The number of pand as bred in captivity reached 548 globally as of November, 2018, according to China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration.
At the zoo’s David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat currently live three
giant pandas, Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their three-year-old son, Bei Bei. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of Washington DC’s most popular tourist desti
nations and is part of the Smithsonian Institution, a world-renowned museum and research complex.
If Europe’s leaders, diplomats and security professionals had a vote in the 2020 US presidential elections, it doesn’t see
m likely they’d give it to President Trump. At least, that’s how it seemed at the 2019 M
unich Security Conference. Hundreds of dignitaries crammed into tight corridors, moving between the modest meeting halls of Munich’s Bayeri
scher Hof Hotel. The event has grown in recent years. As prime ministers and presidents rub shoulders wit
h CEO’s an
d policy wonks, conversations straddle global differences and attempt to shape the world order. Biden says US should remain committed to its allies abroad
It is an odd, almost old-fashioned mix. It’s rare at global summits these days that repo
rters can mi
ngle with the people they cover and even engage them in casual conversation. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg surprised me, praising my sturdy weather-beating boots and trou
sers. He laughed when I told him he was lucky inside. I was outside, the sun was blazing and, frankly, I was baking.
who rebel against the system. Permission is needed from a male guardian for many basic activities, including international travel.
Reem and Rawan say they had been planning their escape in secret for two years. They
didn’t dare discuss it in case they were overheard, so, instead, they swapped WhatsApp messages, even while alone at night in their shared room.
Before they fled, the Sri Lanka vacation
was just like any other. They wore their niqabs to the beach and sat away from the surf while their brothers swam and joked. They cooked the meals, and
spent most of their days inside. It was humid. The
ir niqabs stuck to their skin and made it hard to see. ”We travel to move from a box to another box. From home to hotel, nothing will change,” Rawan says. “They will go o
ut, they will live freely, the men, of course we will sit
away, watching them doing what they want.” Their five-year-old sister played in the sand, but their 12-year-old sister, like them,
didn’t. She too was learning that it’s OK to be a girl in Saudi Arabia — until you grow up.
During the trip, Rawan turned 18. The timing was no accident. The vacation was planned with gentle persuasion to co
incide with a birthday that, unbeknown to their mother, allowed Rawan to apply for an Australian tourist visa.