ew stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijin
g and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. “We will end
eavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the
Water Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in prepa
ring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.
According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 v
enues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faciliti
es built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) into a
curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
ns in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technologies, stipulating that clini
cal research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ transplants be
tween species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics co
mmittee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wi
th ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.
ranking in fourth place following Samsung, Google’s parent Alphabet and Amazon. Data als
o showed the company took 14 percent of its annual sales on research last year, the second-highest after Alphabet.
Huawei’s R&D spending totaled 480 billion yuan ($71.3 billion) over the past 10 years, ac
cording to its annual report. Besides, the tech behemoth achieved 721.2 billion yuan in global sales in 2018, a 19.5
percent increase year-on-year, and net profit reached 59.3 billion yuan, up 25.1 percent compared with a year earlier.
Smartphone sales from the company gained 348.9 billion yuan las
t year, a 45.1 percent rise year-on-year accounting for 48.4 percent of total revenue.
As of April 15, Huawei has secured 40 commercial contracts for 5G equipment and shi
pped over 70,000 5G base stations, the company announced at its annual Global Analyst Summit.