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Trump eased export sanctions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, boosting semiconductor stocks, including Micron Tech
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Goldman Sachs called Trump’s decision to ease export sanctions on Huawei a “potential unexpected market friendly outcome”。
Asked at the G20 meeting in Japan if he had removed Huawei from the Entity List that controls the export of technology th
at could compromise US national security, Trump said, “No, not at all” and “We are talking about that” before telling re
porters, “I don’t want to talk about it now, we are looking at it very carefully. Huawei is very much in play.”
Praising Tianjin’s efforts and achievements in intelligent sc
ience and technology, Liu Chuanzhi, board chairman of Legend Holdings Co Ltd, pred
icted the city will make a qualitative leap in two to three years by combining intelligent technologies with manufacturing.
Liu, also founder of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, said his company, like Tianjin, considers intelligent technology a new imp
etus. Lenovo is working on many intelligent applications and has invested in many high-tech ma
nufacturing enterprises. It uses various artificial intelligence-driven algorithms and machine learning to ana
lyze the data of its supply chain system, using it to optimize Lenovo’s new intelligent spare parts supply chain.
Liu Qingfeng, chairman and CEO of iFlytek, said the company has developed a series o
f products driven by AI applications, based on small samples over the past year.
The company’s latest technological breakthrough is for the first tim
e its machine has surpassed humans in English reading comprehension, Liu said.
He said that he believes AI in 2019 has entered the year of large-scale application.
The Central Conservatory of Music will hold a festival from May 23 to 27 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Yellow River Cantata.
Written by composer Xian Xinghai (1905–1945) in Yan’an, Shaanxi pro
vince, in early 1939, the piece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran, and the lyrics
were adapted for the cantata. Premiered on April 13 of the same year in Yan’an, the work became, and remains, popular.
The conservatory’s symphony orchestra, choirs and chamber music grou
ps will join in the festival with 20 concerts, including the opening concert on May 23 condu
cted by Yu Feng, president of the university. The Yellow River Cantata will be performed by young singers.
Veteran Chinese musicians and singers, including Guo Shuzhen and Wang Xiufen, will perform during the festival.
Besides concerts, masterclasses and forums will be held in Yan’an.
The music festival will also celebrate the 70th birthday of the country.
So far, the pianist has performed all of the 32 Beethoven sonatas more than 50 times.
During the China tour, Buchbinder will also be the conductor besides his role as a soloist.
Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in 1548, the Staat
skapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestras in the world and steeped in tradition.
In 2018, Staatskapelle Dresden, which celebrated its 470th anniver
sary, toured China, and it was the seventh cooperation betw
een the orchestra and Wu Promotion, China’s leading music tour promoter, since 2011.
Presenting pieces of German composer, Robert Schumann, the tour attracted nearly 7,000 music fans.
“China has great audiences who are passionate about classical music. There ar
e also many great symphony orchestras in the country, some of which are over 100 years old,” says Buchbinder.