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es in Shanghai, called for stock image providers to give stricter self-examinatio
ns on their source of copyrights, “as the unclear source could also bring them a string of disputes”.
She said some stock image platforms that file a lawsuit for one image improperly used
remains controversial, adding it is believed to be a waste of judicial resources.
“One company might have improperly used a dozen of pictures on social media then it will face a doz
en of lawsuits. The amount of litigations will be huge for judicial resources to tackle,” she explained.
She said she hopes a stock image company, regulated with clear authorization, can resort more to non-litiga
tion solutions when dealing with infringement, for example, through negotiation and mediation.
To better regulate the image copyright market and balance the commercial providers, she also suggested the public to
set up a shared platform of stock image where uses, authors and content creators can authorize each other.
The service sector, IT and media industries have
overtaken the education industry as major job sources for expat
s in China, according to figures from the 2019 Job Fair for Foreigners in Beijing.
The job fair was organized on Sunday by the Foreign Talent Research Center and the State Administration of Foreign Exper
ts Affairs, attracting more than 500 expats with nearly 1,000 jobs available in a range of professions.
The expat job market, once dominated by language teachers, has seen a major shift. Approximatel
y half the jobs available at the fair were in the sales, media, marketing and IT sectors, including ope
nings for journalists, brand and communication managers and software engineers.
“A certain level of Mandarin proficiency is an advantage,” said Yang Jiayin, project manager of the research center. “The be
st-paying jobs generally require the ability to speak Mandarin. Positions that require fluent spoken and written Ma‘
’ndarin tend to pay more than the same jobs without the language requirement.”
inistry said. Governments at all levels are encouraged to establish public kindergartens,
aiming to get about 50 percent of all preschool children into public education by 2020, it said.
Communities, State-owned enterprises and public institutions
such as universities are also encouraged to establish their own kindergartens, it said.
Lyu Yugang, director of the ministry’s basic education department, said the cent
ral government will allocate 16.8 billion yuan to support preschool education.
Construction work has begun on the athletes’ village for the 2
021 Summer Universiade in Chengdu, located at Chengdu University.
Covering an area of around 37 hectares, the Universiade Village consists of eight specific buil
dings, including apartments for athletes, service center, health center, administrative affairs center, inter
national communication center, gymnasiums, aquatic center and the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts.
In addition, construction is continuing on the tournament stadium, main gymnasium
and ball game gymnasiums. Major transportation projects, such as a new expressway, are also underway.
The 2021 Summer Universiade was officially awarded to
Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province, this March. The proposed dates for the tournament are August
of last year, all but nine of 6,251 violations that inspectors found had been corrected, at a total investment of 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) in 31 provincial regions.
According to the top environmental watchdog, 3,740 industrial enterprises wer
e relocated and 1,883 wastewater outlets were shut down during the campaign.
“In the long run, the campaign will help curb pollution at sites that supply drinking
water and prevent more of them from being abandoned due to pollution,” Ma from the institute said.
There are specific dos and don’ts at these sites, but some of the restrictions will be lifted if they cease to be sources of drinking water.
Researchers should strictly follow the standards and code of conduct of scientific researc
h and not embezzle or misuse scientific research funds, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
They should not commit fraud to obtain a research project, research fund and other awards or honorary titles, the ministry said.
The rail link between Tianjin and Nanjing’s Pukou district－the Tientsin-Pukow Railw
ay－was completed in 1912. But the two lines could not be connected because there was no bridge across the river.
According to the Academy of Sociology, which was founded by scholars from Nanjing Univers
ity, at least two structures－the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the Chongqing Baishatuo Yangtze
River Bridge－were built before the Nanjing structure. But neither was considered a landmark by the public.
In 1913, Zhan Tianyou, who was known as “the father of China’s railways”, traveled to Nan
jing to inspect the Yangtze riverbed to build a bridge. However, he dropped his plan because the river had an ave
rage width of 1,500 meters, was more than 70 meters at its deepest and the water flow was 3 meters per second.
Zhan reportedly stayed for a few days, left without saying a word, and then decided to inspe
ct the river in Wuhan, Hubei province, before completing the first design for the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.