Recent trade talks between China and the US have yielded positive results, laying the foundation f
or reaching a deal before the March 1 deadline and sending out positive signals to global markets.
State-owned grain trading company COFCO said Sa
turday that it had again purchased millions of tons of US soybeans, a move to implement the conse
nsus reached by the two countries’ top leaders, according to a statement published on its website.
The latest round of China-US trade talks made “important progress” for the current st
age the two sides had “candid, specific and constructive discussions,” the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Global markets were cheered up on Friday over progress reached in the latest talks between the world’s two largest economi
es, as the escalated trade war had sent turbulence through the markets and darkened economic outlook worldwide.
Stock markets posted mixed gains Friday, with US futures set for a modestly higher open, bu
t European shares gave back early gains, according to US financial site thestreet.com.
Brazil, the largest soybean producer in Latin America, lowered its exports expectati
ons to China following China-US trade talks that have brought a soybeans deal back to the table.
After the latest trade talks concluded on a positive note, China agreed to purchase more agricultural products from the US, particu
larly of soybeans, which US President Donald Trump described as a “tremendous purchase.”
Amid strong signals from the resumption of the China-US soybeans trade, Brazil lowered its forecast for exports to China in
2019, an industry representative from the South American country told the Global Times on Saturday.
“This development lowered our expectations for Brazilian soybeans expo
rts to China compared to the previous year,” Daniel Furlan Amaral, chie
f-economist of Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE), told the Global Times.
Brazil will export 70.1 million tons of soybeans in 2019, Abiove said in a release late Monday, down 3.8 million tons on its prev
ious projection made in December and a sharp fall from the 83.8 million tons that the country exported in 2018.
Chinese academic institutions and companies are leading players in global artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, according to a recent report from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Chinese institutions make up 17 of the world’s top 20 academic players in AI patenting a
nd 10 of the top 20 in AI-related scientific publications, showed the report, which was released on Thursday.
The report noted that AI patents filed by Chinese organizations grew 20 percent annually on average between 2013 and 2016.
“Chinese organizations are particularly strong in the emerging technique of deep learning,” the report said.
Among the Chinese institutions, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was a leading player, wit
h more than 2,500 patent families and more than 20,000 scientific papers published on AI, it sh
owed, adding that CAS has the largest deep learning portfolio with 235 patent families.
However, US and Japanese companies led in AI patent filings. Of the top 20 companie
s filing AI-related patents, 12 are based in Japan, three are from the US and two are from China.
US-based IBM has the largest portfolio of AI patent filings with 8,290 inventions, followed by Microsoft with 5,930 inventions, according to the report.
State Grid Corp of China rose into the top 20 after its patent filings increased by an average of 70 percent annually from 2013 to 2016.
The stomach is the first stop in the digestive tract before food and drink passes onwards
into the intestines. It is a muscular bean-shaped sack about the size of a fist that is situated at the top of the abdo
men. The cells of the stomach lining secrete acidic gastric juices, which mix with ingested food.
Stomach cancer is one of the top four most common cancers worldwide and is a significant
problem in China. The estimated five-year survival rate for stomach cancer is less than 30 percent. If diagnose
d at an early stage, the chances of being successfully cured are greatly improved, which is why early detection is very important.
Beijing United Family Hospital’s UK gastroenterologist Dr Neil Galletly talks more ab
out the disease and discusses ways people can prevent stomach cancer to keep our stomachs healthy.
How to reduce your risk of stomach cancer?
Cancer prevention – for any cancer – is about taking action to reduce the risk of developi
ng cancer. This usually means implementing changes to your diet or lifestyle. It can include avoiding and elimina
ting risk factors (ie. things known to increase the risk of cancer) and increasing exposure to protective factors (ie. thi
ngs known to reduce the risk of cancer). Although avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors does not guarantee that you will not get canc
er, it should lower your risk. Taking the following actions should reduce your risk of stomach cancer: