roject, including Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including on
e from University of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.
The site will “offer research teams with observation equipmen
t, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.
Wu Zhongliang, director of the administra
tion’s Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, said the experimental site will help for
m a “united front” at the national and international level to work on earthquake forecasting.
Referring to earthquake forecasting as a hard nut to crack, Wu said the work can
not see marked progress just in a few days, but forecasting capability will be improved a
s technology develops. “If it’s a war between humans and earthquakes, it’s us that will finally win,” he said
e charge of the task, according to the decree signed by Premier Li Keqiang.
All government services, unless otherwise specified by laws and regulations or involving state secrets, shall
be processed online in line with the procedures determined by the State Council, the decree noted.
Government service providers must not require enterprises or ind
ividuals to submit information that is already acces
sible through information sharing. Neither are they allo
wed to put the submitted information to other uses.
The decree also confirms the legal validity of electronic signatures, seals, certificates and archives.
The decree came into effect the day it was made public.
year. We must build a presence there.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, Oppo outcompeted Samsung to
become the largest smartphone vendor in Thailand with a market share of 22.2 percent, gro
wing about 70 percent year-on-year, according to the market research company Canalys.
Its products and services are also well received in other South Asian and Sout
heast Asian countries, including India, and African countries such as Kenya.
In 2018, Oppo shipped 113 million units of smartphones wor
ldwide, garnering a global market share of more than 8 percent, according to IDC data.
Other Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi and Vivo, are also looking beyon
d their home turf for growth. In this context, Oppo believes it has an edge over others as it first started its i
nternational journey as early as in 2009 in Thailand, much before others jumped on the going-global bandwagon.
Preparation work for China’s ground-breaking science and technology innovation boa
rd is in full swing, with more supporting measures in the pipeline and detailed rules to be an
nounced soon, said China’s securities watchdog and the Shanghai bourse on Wednesday.
“On the whole, related work for the new board has gone rather smoothly. And we will continue to make solid and me
ticulous preparations to launch this major reform in an effective way,” said Yi Huiman, the newly appointed chairman of
the China Securities Regulatory Commission, when convening his first-ever press conference on Wednesday.
Detailed rules of the new board will be available soon to take effect, after necessary mod
ifications in line with public opinions solicited, based on the draft version, said Huang Hongyuan, ge
neral manager of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the bourse that will launch the board.
“We will receive listing applications after the regulations are available,” H
uang said. How soon the first company will go public on the new board depends on variou
s factors, including preparation progress of the companies and their investment banks, Huang added.