Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

Mother’s Day: Memories of Xi Jinping growing up with his mother

BEIJING, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For Chinese President Xi Jinping, “Family is people’s first classroom, and parents are children’s first teachers.” That’s what his mother, Qi Xin, used to tell him, and the words stuck with him to this day.

On this Mother’s Day, Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) published a story recounting the Chinese president’s childhood memories and how the knowledge his mother imparted to him has benefited Xi through life.

“Parents and seniors should pass on good morals to their children when they are little, helping them build moral integrity and a sense of goodwill, so that they can grow into a person who can contribute to the country and the general public,” Qi once said.

Xi Jinping's family photo in 1959. /CCTV

Qi, who was born in 1926, joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1943 at the age of 17, becoming a staunch supporter of the Party’s values and beliefs.

Xi recalled that when he was around five or six years old, his mother taught him to “serve the country with the utmost loyalty.” Qi had carried him on her back to a bookstore and bought a storybook about Yue Fei, a Chinese general.

After they got home, his mother told him how Yue Fei’s mother tattooed four Chinese characters, which literally translate into “serve the country with the utmost loyalty,” on the back of her son.

“I said it must have been a great pain to have those words tattooed on the back,” Xi recalled. “But my mother said that although it was painful, he remembered it by heart.”

Xi has since used those words as a goal to pursue in life.

Qi led a simple life, which became a tradition for the family. No matter how painstaking to take care of the family while working, she never compromised her work. Her lifestyle and the family atmosphere guided Xi’s values.

Xi Jinping's family photo in 1975. /CCTV

“A person who failed to be incorruptible and self-disciplined will become a person with no guts. Keep in mind that honesty is a blessing and greed is a curse while establishing a correct view of power, status, and interests,” Qi once wrote in a letter to Xi, reminding him of self-discipline. Xi has incorporated these beliefs into his ideology and governance practices.

Xi sincerely cares about his family, but as a leader, he can hardly visit his family during holidays.

During the Spring Festival of 2001, Qi called her son, saying that as long as he did his best on the job, he would be showing the greatest filial piety to her and his father.

Her words of support have greatly inspired her son to serve the general public with the goal of achieving a good life for Chinese families.

Xi has repeatedly said that he “loves the people just like loving his parents.”

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Qi also faced adversities even during the hardest times. She’s cared for the family as a strong and loving mother. Because of her persistence, the whole family has built up the courage to stand up against difficulties.

Through time and regardless of his job title, Xi has always born in mind his mother’s words to stay true to his beliefs.

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Hangzhou Realy IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device Deployed to Global Market

HANGZHOU, China, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On April 20,2020, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(CPAFFC) deployed a batch of anti-epidemic materials manufactured by Hangzhou Realy Tech Co. Ltd. and donated them to Bangladesh, Morocco, Malaysia and Thailand. A number of celebrities showed up and made speeches at the event, including the president of CPAFFC Lin Songtian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Zhaoxing and his wife, ambassadors of four countries to China, and the famous Chinese philanthropic entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao .

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“The sudden outbreak of coronavirus pandemic created an unprecedented public health crisis around the world. Now, China has brought this virus under control and obtained periodical achievement, which in turn gives other countries valuable time to prepare for the response to the epidemic. Furthermore, we have also provided the rest of the world with ‘Chinese Solution’ and’Chinese Prescription’,” Lin Songtian and Li Zhaoxing said in their speeches.

Donated anti epidemic materials: Hangzhou Realy rapid test Device

The novel coronavirus IgG/IgM rapid detection test device in this batch of goods is manufactured by Hangzhou Realy Tech Co. Ltd. ( http://www.realytech.com/en/contact ) and was donated by the famous Chinese philanthropic entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao. The test is easy to use and takes only 10 minutes to output results without any equipment. In terms of accuracy, the specificity is as high as 99% and the sensitivity is as high as 98%. Currently this product has been included in the export list of Chinese Commerce Ministry and exported to more than 50 countries and regions including the US, Italy, German, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

Advantages of Realy IgG / IgM rapid Detection

  1. Indicating both recent infections and previous infections, reducing missed detection rates.
  2. No requirements of instruments; suitable for primary hospitals and conventional outpatient clinics.
  3. Blood testing; no special virus collection tube required.

Both IgM and IgG are immunoglobulin produced by the immune system to provide protection against the 2019-nCoV. Some patients with negative results in nucleic acid test show positive in IgM test, indicating that the IgG / IgM detection is one of the effective methods for the diagnosis of 2019-nCoV. During the outbreak period of 2003-SARS and the 2016-Zika, IgM / IgG antibody detection was used as one of the recommended diagnostic methods.

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JA Solar Achieves New Breakthrough in Module Power Output with its New Generation High-efficiency Solar Module Reaching a Record 525W+

BEIJING, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that the power output of its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions has set a new industry record reaching above 525W. Such ultra-highly powerful PV module with 525W+ is designed to meet the customers’ desire and demand for further reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and maximizing the economic value of PV systems for renewable energy generation. The goal of this new high-power module series is to bring JA Solar’s high-quality and cost-effective PV products to a whole new level for its worldwide customers. The modules will be commercially available in the second half of 2020.

“At JA Solar, we have been focused on technological innovation, and committed to provide high-efficiency and reliable photovoltaic products for our global customers. Our value of ‘customer centered’ has driven us to achieve this breakthrough, which enables us to win recognition from both the PV Industry and our valued customers”, said Jin Baofang, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of JA Solar.

“The latest breakthrough in module power output is another milestone in JA Solar’s efforts to enhance product performance and boost customers’ long-term economic benefits. In the future, we will continue focusing on the technological innovation of our products to drive the development of the photovoltaic industry, and allow more people to enjoy the benefits of the clean energy”, he added.

Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues.

A visitor experiences an interactive football shooting game supported by 5G technology at Nokia's exhibition stand during the First China International Import Expo on Nov. 8, 2018.

Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers.

Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom over the last few weeks, with Nokia being noticeably absent from the list of vendors selected for the next phase of China’s 5G radio business.

Nokia was unable or unwilling to meet Chinese technical requirements, according to new analysis published on Light Reading, a website for professionals in the communications industry.

Kristian Pullola, the chief financial officer of Nokia, said during a conversation with the website, “We have steered our 5G R&D work in a way where we have optimized for global features, and features for more profitable markets, and maybe because of that we did not do some local customization needed for China.”

The new analysis noted, “Those remarks may feed into concern that Nokia is struggling to compete against rivals even as it works on a turnaround at its 5G business.”

While Nokia did not make a mark in the country, its fellow Nordic competitor Ericsson gained a market share in China during the recent 5G contract awards.

After landing a contract with China Mobile worth around $593 million, the Swedish company reportedly also picked up a double-digit share of a massive 5G tender issued by China Telecom and China Unicom.

The differing outcome for the two vendors also highlights Nokia’s challenges in making its 5G products more competitive, as the company has been struggling to tackle costs and delivery delays.

Last year, Nokia alerted its investors to difficulties with 5G products that disrupted its margins and upset cost-saving targets, which were partly blamed on the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016.

However, Nokia also made the mistake of choosing expensive programmable 5G components that have made its products less profitable than its rivals’, according to the report on Light Reading.

During the earnings call for the third quarter of 2019, Nokia acknowledged that its 5G profit margins were dampened by the high cost of its “ReefShark” chipset.

In addition, there have been reports that Nokia’s equipment was to blame for some 5G rollout delays, especially in the United States, where the company is particularly setting its sights for growth. For example, Nokia was mentioned in connection with Sprint’s delay of 5G in four cities during August 2019.

Another major reason for Nokia’s failure to procure a piece of the 5G tender is because the Finnish company has chosen to prioritize European and American markets over the Chinese one. This was revealed by its financial report for the first quarter of 2020.

According to the report released on April 30, Nokia’s sales revenue in Greater China stood at 308 million euros between January and March, accounting for only around 6 percent of its global total, and a drop of 29 percent compared with the previous year.

In the report, Nokia said that the networks had been hit by “an increase in competitive intensity, combined with our prudent approach toward deal-making” in China.

In contrast, the company generated more than 29 billion euros in Europe and North America, which was approximately 60 percent of its overall sales.

In an interview with Reuters, Nokia’s Chief Executive Rajeev Suri stated that in terms of 5G radio equipment markets, China was a large part of the global market but not so much from a revenue standpoint.

“So, people only speak about the volume share being 50, 60 percent. But when it comes to the revenue share, the value share of that market, it’s about half that,” he added. “And then the profit share in the medium term is actually negligible as part of the global market.”

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