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completed 5G call tests and more than 500,000 commercial 5G base stations are expected to be
built in South China’s Guangdong, North China’s Hebei, East China‘s Zhejiang and Jiangxi, and Central Chi
na’s Hubei provinces and the cities of Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Chongqing and Wuhan in the future, the report said.
“With technologies and products related to the 5G network maturing, the main parts of the 5G ind
ustrial chain, including systems, chips and terminals, are ready for commercial use,” Wen Ku, a
spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said on Tuesday.
The report said the ministry, having made a general plan fo
r 5G application, is estimated to formally issue 5G licenses at some point this year.
President’s message calls for tackling legal, security, governance challenges
President Xi Jinping called on Sunday for strengthened cooperation among countries to explo
re opportunities of digital, internet-based intelligent development and to properly address le
gal, security and governance challenges arising from big data industry development.
He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China Internati
onal Big Data Industry Expo 2019, which kicked off in Guiyang, Guizhou province.
The new generation of information technology, represented by the internet, big data an
d artificial intelligence, is booming at present and has significant and profound influence on various cou
ntries’ economic development, social progress and people’s lives, Xi said in the letter.
ciple. So every country has important principles, and we absolutely c
annot make concessions on such issues of principle,” the vice-premier said.
Liu, however, added that he hoped both sides would exhibit flexibility in the talks.
He refuted the criticism of the US side that China reneged on its promises in the draft trade text.
“We believe that it is only natural to have changes before a final deal; it is something that surely occurs in the process, so we
don’t think the Chinese side has back-walked,” he said, adding that he disagreed with the wording of “renege”.
“We just had differing views on how to phrase some things in t
he text, and we hope to resolve it, so it’s unnecessary to overreact to the issue,” he said.