ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.
China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a
re reported to be discussing the wording of an accor
d and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff. They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p
rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of tr
ade talks in Washington. During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th
e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, according
to a Xinhua News Agency report. The negotiators also had made substantial progress on such specific issues as technology transfers, protection of i
ntellectual property rights, nontariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture and exchange rates, the delegation said.
On the b
asis of the latest progress, the two sides are expected to continue their work into the next stage, in accordance with the instructions of the two countries’ top leaders, according to Xinhua.
said Van Jackson, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration.
”Historically, there have been many — I know of half a dozen instances myself personally
— where senior North Korean officials were brought around and shown what capi talist industrialism looks like. They were shown what the stock market floor looks like on the
New York Stock Exchange, or they were brought out to so me tech lab in Silicon Valley,” said Jackson, author of “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War.”
”We’ve shown them what capitalism looks like … the idea that they will see something in Vietn
cally that triggers something different than what we’ve shown them before is kind of non sense.”There’s something for both Washington and Pyongyang to like when studying the US-Vietnam relationship.
For North Korea, it’s an example of a single-party communist country that reformed i
ts economy without democr atizing. For the United States, it’s an example of how to redefine a relationship and make a buck at the same time.
In 1995 — the year Hanoi and Washington normalized relations — US exports to and imports from Vietnam were
worth just $252 million and $199 million respectively. However in the first 11 months of 2018, the US exported more th
an $8 billion worth of goods to Vietnam and imported goods worth $45 billion, according to US Census figures.
”Green Book” won best picture at the Oscars, marking the final twist on a night of historic firsts, filled with suspense until the final prize.
Despite controversies surrounding the film, an
d many outspoken critics, the per iod drama about race relations in the 1960s felt like a more conventional best-picture choi
ce than i
ts two top rivals, both of which had to overcome key hurdles: “Black Panther” represented the fi rst superhero movie to earn such recognition, while “Roma” not only would have been the first foreign-lan
guage winner, but was likely hobbled by those who s
till see its distributor, Netflix, as an upstart in the movie world. The Oscars compensated for a host-free ceremony with a nigh
t of breakthroughs, moving briskly through the categories in a concerted effort to sh
orten the run time, amid a night marked by grea
ter inclusiveness and that spread the wealth among the nominees. Award voters extended honors to a number of blockbusters, including “Black Panther,” which
earned several technical awards; and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biography of Queen and the band’s fron
tman, Freddie Mercury, earned four Oscars — the most of any film — including Rami Malek’s first for the central role.
A widely criticized Australian newspaper cartoon showing tennis legen
d Serena Williams jumping up and down next to a
broken racket and a pa cifier which she had spat out was not racist, according to the country’s media watchdog.
The Australian Press Council ruled that the dr
awing, published by Murdoch group newspaper the Hera ld Sun, did not breach Australia’s press standards and instead was capturing Williams’ “on-co
urt tantrum” at the 2018 US Open final “using sat
ire, caricature, exaggeration and humor.” The cartoon was published shortly after the bad-tempered final, in which Wi
lliams had a dispute with the umpire over his allegedly sexist treatment. The pr
ess watchdog received a number of complaint
s about the image, which drew international condemnation. The press council said the newspaper “was depicting the moment when, in a high
ly animated tantrum, Ms Williams smashed a racquet and loudly abused the ch
air umpire, calling him a thief, a liar and threatening that he would never umpire her matches again.
A residential building located at Xihu district in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, collapsed on Sunday morning, trapping people under the rubble, according to CCTV.
By 11:00 am, three people, including two adults a
nd one child, were successfully pulled out by the fire department. They suffered minor injuries. The second and third floor of the three-story building, which is
made of wood and bricks, collapsed. The accident t
rapped three households. The search-and-rescue operation is underway.
BEIJING – China will further enhance physical acti
vities in primary and sec ondary schools and promote students’ interests, said the Ministry of Education Friday.
Provincial-level regions in China have clearly included physics as
scored in senior high school entrance exam, according to the ministry. Details to evaluate the subject of physics are based on local conditions, it
said, adding swimming is used to assess the score in certain regions.
In 2016, the ministry released a guideline aiming to establish a senior high school ent
rance exam system based on both academic performance and comprehensive quality
Council, was critical of Trump at a rally Saturday.
”The US has long been dealt blows by our country
and our region and thus regularly bares its warmongering teeth,” Shamkhani said, according to state-run Press TV. ”And when a missile is tested thousands of kilometers away, after (issuing emp
ty) threats, all their preside nt does is put out a tweet,” he said in an apparent reference to North Korea’s missile tests.
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Shamkhani said the United States is rethinking the election of Trump.
an politicians and people are having second thoughts about their choice of presi dent and acknowledge that the US has been defeated in materializing its foreign policy,” Shamkhani said.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sai
d this week that Iran must resist the United States. ”Giving in to the US will make it impudent; the only way is to resist,” Khamenei said.