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ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni
cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engine
er of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
lled for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedit e the commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has a
veiled its first 5G chip and first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
Also on F
riday, shortly after the US said it would ban Huawei from buying US t echnology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said
Xi reviewed 18 vessels from 13 countries invited to participate in a naval parade on Tuesday afternoon.
The foreign vessels in the waters off eastern Ch
ina’s coastal city of Qingdao saluted Xi, who was on board the destroyer Xining, in their traditional manners as they passed by.
The vessels whistled and officers and soldiers stood in a ceremonial formation, saluting Xi as they passed by.
o you, comrades,” Xi called out to the officers and soldiers. “Hail to you, chairman,” they replied.
Xi alternated the greeting with “Comrades, thanks f
or your hard work,” to which the officers and soldie
rs replied “Serve the peop urn the salute, and Xi waved to the naval officers and soldiers aboard the vessels
i onboard the destroyer Xining gave an order to commence the naval parade on the sea off Qingdao at about 2:30 pm Tuesday.
A total of 32 vessels of the People’s Liberation Army Navy sailed in six groups, and 39 warplanes of the navy flew in ten echelons.