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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-05-19 14:19


>5G to witness faster steps forward

Technicians from China Mobile check a 5G base station in Tongling, Anhui province. [Photo by Guo Shining/for China Daily]

With nearly 1.6 million 5G base stations, China now owns the largest 5G network worldwide, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Tuesday. Zhang Yunming, vice-minister of the ministry, said China has the world's largest mobile broadband and optical fiber network, and the network quality has reached or even surpassed the levels of developed countries. Zhang said 5G has been applied to a wide range of sectors including transportation, medical care, education, culture and tourism, and the industrial internet has been applied in 45 categories of the national economy. The remarks were made at a forum held to celebrate World Telecommunications Day, which was Tuesday.


>Shanghai cuts off community transmission of COVID-19

Photo shows residents getting on a bus from one of the nine bus lines that resumed limited operations in Fengxian district, East China's Shanghai, on May 16, 2022. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]

All 16 districts in Shanghai have recorded zero COVID-19 community transmissions outside quarantine areas, said Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai Health Commission, at a press conference Tuesday.

To promote a safe and steady resumption of production amid pandemic prevention and control, Shanghai set up a coordination mechanism for major projects, said Zhu Jianhao, deputy director of the Shanghai housing and urban-rural development committee. The first batch of 16 projects have resumed work, and eight are preparing to follow suit, Zhu said.

The second "white list" for resumption of work is being drawn up.


>China brings 581km of new rail lines into service in first 4 months

A Fuxing bullet train runs on the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway during a trial operation in Shannan, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, June 16, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

China put 581 kilometers of new railway lines into service in the first four months of the year, including 358km of high-speed railway, data from the China State Railway Group showed. The country saw 157.46 billion yuan in fixed asset railway investment during the period, up 0.6 percent year on year, according to the group.

While coordinating their work with epidemic control efforts, China's rail builders have actively promoted the implementation of rail projects among the 102 major projects listed in the country's 14th Five-Year Plan, such as the building of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor and capacity expansion of the China-Europe freight trains.

China's rail cargo volume rose 10.1 percent year on year and hit a record high of 330 million tons in April.


>McDonald's confirms it will exit Russia


American fast-food giant McDonald's will exit the Russian market and sell its business, the company said Monday in a statement.

McDonald's said it is looking to sell its restaurants to a local buyer and would not allow the stores to use its name, logo, branding or menu, retaining its trademark in Russia. McDonald's in March closed all of its restaurants in the country.

The company said it would ensure its 62,000 employees in Russia continue to be paid until the close of any transaction.

Starbucks and Coca-Cola have also paused operations in Russia.


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