The bilingual drama Agamemnon, a co-production of the National Theater Company of China a nd the National Theater of Greece, represents a refreshing innovation for Chinese theater lovers.   The play by ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus, often called the “father of tragedy”, is the first part of his only extant tr ilogy. It is a story about patriarchy, matriarchy, revenge and justice. In the story, Agamemnon s acrifices his daughter to win the Trojan War. After his triumphant return, the king is slain by his wife and her lover.   Directed by Stathis Livathinos, artistic director of the NTG, Agamemnon embodies a pr ofound cooperation between ChinaRead More →

Mate X is more practical than Galaxy Fold because the latter is folded inward to lower the risk of br eaking apart while falling down, which is not so useful when breaking-glass insurance is popular. More importantly, the “new” foldable smartphones are hardly of any pr actical use. Of course, one can easily double the display of the foldable smartphone by un folding it so it has the size of an iPad, but that’s all. In plain words, the foldable display enables users to combine a tablet an d a smartphone into one. There might be more uses in the future, but at least notRead More →

Sciences, a vaccine producer in Changchun, Jilin province, faked production records and used expired material for the production of rabies vaccines over the past four years. The company was ordered to suspend production, and senior executives were detained and face criminal charges. The company was ordered to pay fines of 9.1 bi llion yuan ($1.3 billion) for violations, one of the heaviest fines imposed on a pharmaceutical company over the past few years. Following the revelations, top officials vowed harsh penalties and reform of the vaccine super vision system to eliminate loopholes. A new law on the management of vaccines was drafted for review. FangRead More →

of the sector with a focus on improving financial services and forestalling financial risks. Opening-up of China’s financial factor has sped up, as the country re moved foreign ownership caps of banks and financial asset management firms last year. Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist of BlackRock, an American global investment man agement corporation, is also positive on China’s stocks market, according to the Barron’s report. Turnill said stronger inflows into Chinese A-shares, and China’s efforts to boost credit growth and sti mulate its economy are also helpful to a bullish stock market. However, selectivity of stocks is needed, Turnill said, adding that BlackRock favorsRead More →

  d to persuade the world to use its 5G technology and not cave to pressure from Washington.   ”This is not something that should be decided by politics,” Huawei’s chairman Guo Ping said on Sunday, ahead of the formal start of Mobile World Congress.   Guo said he was hoping “independent sovereign states” will make “independent decision s based on their own understanding of the situation and will not just listen to someone else’s order.”   Huawei is taking the center stage at this year’s MWC in Barcelona. The event is expected to attract around 100,000 visi tors. To get in, they will all need a badge likeRead More →

  WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC held a housewarming event inside the giant panda house on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a new visitor exhibit.   The celebration featured frozen treats for giant pandas and red pandas, as well as interactive games and activities for visitors.   The new exhibit, according to the zoo, teaches visitors about the ecology, history, reproduction, conservation and c are of giant pandas and enables them to learn about these unique bears and their natural habitat.   It also chronicles “the advances that panda scientists in China and at the Smithsonian have made during the past four decades.”   ”SoRead More →

  Beijing’s new international airport finished its flight inspections on Sunday, 19 days ahead of schedule, according to the civil aviation authority.   At 10:20 am, an aircraft taking off from Beijing Capital Internation al Airport in the northeastern part of the city landed smoothly on the northern run way at Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Civil Aviation Administration’s North China Regional Bu reau called the event a “successful completion” in a news release, referring to its series of flight inspections.   The inspections, which lasted for 34 days, started on Jan 22 and were suppo sed last until March 15 to cover the airport’s four runways, sixRead More →

  Three members of the Venezuelan National Guard defected Saturday at Venezuela’s border with Colombia, the Colombian immigration department said.   The troops abandoned their posts at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the Colom bia-Venezuela border and requested help from Colombia’s immigration officials.   Also Saturday, soldiers with Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who were demanding to cross the border at Ur eña into Colombia to work, according to a CNN crew that witnessed the scene at the Tienditas Bridge.   Workers faced off with the soldiers, chanting, “We want to work!” before being disperse d by the tear gas. Men withRead More →

  unity and the military over aid delivery near Gran Sabana, on the Brazil-Venezuela border, said the town’s mayor, Emilio Go nzalez. He told CNN the military opened fire on an indigenous group trying to facilitate the passage of aid into Venezuela.   Gonzalez said soldiers shot and killed a 34-year-old indigenous Venezuelan woman and injured 17 others.   National Assembly member Americo De Grazia said on his official Twitter feed that two people had died. The second victim was an indigenous man, according to De Grazia.   Gonzalez said indigenous guards detained 27 Venezuelan military members. Venez uela’s Ministry of Defense told CNN it had no information onRead More →

  Venezuelans desperately needed food and medical supplies. The White House urged the Venezuelan military to allow aid into the country in a statement Friday.   ”The United States strongly condemns the Venezuelan military’s use of force against unarmed civilians and innocent v olunteers on Venezuela’s border with Brazil,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.   ”Egregious violation of human rights by Maduro and those who are following his orders will not go unpunished. The Unite d States strongly urges the Venezuelan military to uphold its constitutional duty to protect the citizens of V enezuela. The Venezuelan military must allow humanitarian aid to peacefully enter the country.Read More →