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e technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to devel
opment, peace and security and human rights,” G
uterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo. Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made sig
progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sect ors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the re al economy, including establishing a national
industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
interest in philosophy, history, literature, culture, music and sports, and that he first cul
tivated many of these interests back in middle sch
ool and they have stayed with him ever since. His job is serving the people, and he works hard with a busy schedule, but takes great pleasure in his work, Xi wrote.
The Niles N
orth students also inquired whether Xi likes the US. Xi answered in the letter that he has visited their country many times and is impressed with the “beautiful landscape, hos
pitable people and diverse culture”, and he made
a lot of friends, including some young people. He said the students are “wonderful” and expressed hope that they will make greater progress in studying Chinese.
g Chinese will help them better understand China, a d get acquainted with more Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking friends across the world, Xi said.
by the smugglers, Sun said. Busts were made in several locations, which were not disclosed. The case is still under investigation.
Since early this year, 182 smuggling cases involving e
ndangered species have been investigated, the administration said on Monday. More than 500 tons of endangered animals and animal products were seized, 8.48 t
ons of wh
ich was ivory tusks or products made of ivory. In those cases, 171 suspects were detained. The Chinese government suspended imports of ivory and all ivor
y products in 2015 and ended commercial processing
and sale of ivory at the end of 2017. The ban has had significant positive effects, with fewer people purchasing ivory, according to a report j
ointly released last year by the World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC, an NGO that tracks the global trade in wild animals.
“We will str
engthen our anti-smuggling efforts, continuing to work with international organizations and depart ments and allowing no tolerance of those illegal activities,” said Hu Wei, deputy director of the administration.