set in Shanghai in the 1930s starring Chow Yunfat, has so far been the most time-consuming restoration work, but Jiang says it’s worth it.
“George Lucas spent many years restoring old Star Wars films he made himself,” Jiang says
. “It’s almost like a remake. We’re also looking to create a classic Chinese production, which needs just as much of our energy.”
Speaking of the future, Pei says there is no end to their work. “People get u
sed to watching TV productions shot in 4K resolution today. However, once 8K be
comes common, viewers might consider 4K shows ‘unwatchable’ again. Today’s work will still need restoration one day.”
lobal creator community giant WeWork officially launched its startup services platform, WeWork Lab
s, in China on April 11 in its bid to expand its presence in the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship market.
A pilot of the program was launched in Shanghai in 2018, with three locations serving 46 members.
It involves Tsinghua University, Peking University and Aliyun, where there will be exchange programs, through which busine
ss professionals will be trained and Chinese firms will be helped to expand at home and overseas.
Labs has extended its footprint to 32 cities in 15 countries since 2011.
Building on WeWork’s global resources, the platform offers community education, connections and mentorship to help entrepreneurs.
“We have seen many incubators, but do not see ourselves as one o
f them,” says Roee Adler, senior vice-president and global head of WeWork Labs.
Roee says WeWork seeks no equity and sets no time limits for startups’ growth, aiming to buil
d an innovation platform that creates an enabling ecosystem with tailor-made programs and services for its members.
As entrepreneurs, it is important to stay curious and learn to understand the nuances of different cultures, Roee says.
“So, the more you understand people, the more you can empathize and the more you might end up with meaningful relationships.”
g it causes collateral damage in the area around the tumor. A “satellite map” is needed for a precision strike, he said.
Ma and his team put forward an individualized irradiation range and dose standard for radi
otherapy. The result is a clear picture showing high – and low-risk areas, which then allows dose stratification.
In 2014, an atlas of organs at risk in nasopharyngeal cancer patients was published in
Radiotherapy and Oncology. It suggested tailoring both radiation doses and targets, and setting a reco
mmended safety dose for protecting 33 normal organs around the nasopharynx.
Today, the five-year overall survival rate for patients exceeds 80 percent at Sun Yat-sen Uni
versity Cancer Center, while the rate of severe side effects from radiotherapy has dropped by 24 percent.
Ma, who has won China’s National Science and Technology Award twice with his team, is grateful to more than 10,000
patients who have participated in his research, saying their courage is behind the progress in the treatment.
More officials have been held to account for violations found in central environmental inspections, raising the total nu
mber of punished officials to more than 12,000, according to the country’s top environmental watchdog.
Most recently, 1,035 officials from eight provincial regions, including Jilin, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces, were called t
o account for their involvement in 89 environmental violations uncovered in the fourth round of inspections from Augu
st to September 2017, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release on Monday.
Among the officials, 218 are in positions at the prefecture level, which is just below
ministerial level, and 320 hold posts equivalent to county head, the ministry said.
While 296 of the officials were summoned, 773 were punished by administrative or Party disciplinary agencies, i
ncluding receiving demerits or warnings that will bar them from promotion for a period of time.
Two officials were transferred to judicial authorities.
at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau
ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.
“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in
stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.
On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde
d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co
pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.
The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.
A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J
udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve
rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.