sent the works they host: green, inspired by the drapery and wall hangings seen in numerous Venetian R
enaissance paintings, and dark grey for the Florence school, echoing the stones used to build the famed gallery itself.
Federico Barocci’s huge Virgin of the People (also known as Ma
donna del Popolo) has been placed in the Hall of Pillar, whose light-painted walls recall the
atmosphere of a church. The room hosts a collection of altar pieces of the counter-reformation period.
The total cost of the renovation was around 700,000 euros ($780,000). The amount includes $100
,000 for the Venus of Urbino room donated by the nonprofit association Friends of the Uffizi Galleries.
An individual member of the association, named Trish Savi
des, contributed $15,000 to the renovation of Lorenzo Lotto’s Holy Family.
The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized ar
ound 6.89 per dollar for eight days from May 20, and market watchers said market-oriented depreciation pressure was losing steam.
Yi Gang, the central bank governor, has said several times that the PBOC has ceased dir
ect intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is addressed mainly by market forces.
General Wei Fenghe, China’s defense minister, will attend the coming Shangri-La Dialogue set to
open on Friday in Singapore according to Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for the Defense Ministry.
Wei’s attendance will be the second time China has sent its defense mini
ster to the international security forum held by the London-based think tank International Insti
tute for Strategic Studies. The first time was in 2011, when General Liang Guanglie took part and delivered a speech.
powered by artificial intelligence.Services will be provided based on the results of a survey of 81 countries
China will offer customized data services for disaster prevention thr
ough its Fengyun meteorological satellites for more countries along the Belt and Road, said a
senior official of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Center.
The services will be provided based on the results of a survey of 81 countries. By the end
of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.
“From chips to its self-developed operating system, Huawei has long been preparing for in
dependent research and development in core technologies. It has the ability to adjust to changes in the glo
bal market,” said Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance.
Huawei has also made preparations with core chipsets. Existing stocks
are thought to provide the company with a buffer of six months to a year, he said.
ugh criticized by much of the West, and the US in particular－could bring dramatic
improvements in physical and digital connectivity to Central Asia and parts of Africa.
Further advances in critical infrastructure will create important growth opportunities for developing countries via e-commerce, mobile paym
ents, and related financial services. The experience of China suggests that these digital platforms, and the ecosy
stems that develop around them, are powerful engines for incremental, highly inclusive growth.
China, of course, is a very large, homogenous market. If smaller, lower-income developing countries are to bene
fit from equally rapid inclusive growth, the digital platforms will have to be regional and international in scope.
platform covering 14 African countries, recently went public on the New York Stock Exchange, am