JD Logistic, the logistics arm of the Beijing-based tech heavyweight JD

.com, will cancel the basic salary for delivery staff , CEO and Chairman Liu Qiangdong said i

n response to arguments on the company’s salary adjustments in an internal email sent on Monday.

JD Logistics lost over 2.3 billion yuan ($342.9 million) in 2018, its 12th consecut

ive year to lose money. If the situation continues, Liu said, the company would only last for two more years.

If internal settlements are deducted, JD Logistics lost more than 2.8 billion yuan last year.

The main reasons for the loss are few external delivery orders and high internal costs, Liu said.

The company has only two choices, according to Liu: one, increase external delivery orders to promote external inco

me growth; the other, reduce staff members’ well-being to the level of other express companies.

Reducing fund ratios to average levels and canceling the basic salary a

ims to encourage couriers to get more external delivery orders and increase revenue.

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the organization’s reform be carried out? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts fo

llow:China’s developing country status has not changedBai Ming, a senior research fellow at and deputy direc

tor of the Institute of International Market, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Coope

rationDespite the large size of its economy and remarkable GDP growth, China remains the largest developing economy

. Even though there are no WTO definitions of “developed” and “developing” countries, compared with China, p

eople in developed countries enjoy higher living standards. Besides, China still has to lift millions of people out of pov

erty, especially in its central and western regions.Due to its huge population-the largest in the world-China’s per c

apita GDP is still very low in relation to that in developed countries. For instance, China’s per capita GDP of less th

an $10,000 in 2018 was meager compared with the US’ nearly $60,000, and low

er than the over $10,000 per capita GDP of some other developing countries such as Russia and Argentina.

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s include new views on marriage, high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and b

etter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages.

The growth of one-person households could have numerous consequences for society, ran

ging from housing and health care to the fertility rate and consumption patterns, say experts.

In the US, one major reason for staying single is that marriage isn’t view

ed as it once was, and the age at which one gets married is also rising, the Census report shows.

More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent) sai

d that getting married was not an important criterion for becoming an adult, according to the Census report. The sa

me percentage also said that having a child was not an important milestone of adulthood.

“Decades ago, people often waited (or tried to wait) until marrying before having kids, h

aving sex, or buying a home,” Bella DePaulo, a social scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, t

old China Daily in an email. “Now those possibilities are readily available outside of marriage.”

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ion, said China will revise its regulation to improve oversight of organ donations and transplants to ensure safety and quality of services.

Speaking at a conference on organ donation and transplantation hel

d in February in Wuhan, Hubei province, she said the revised rules will specify the legal resp

onsibilities of various parties in the sector, including medical institutions, organ procurement organizations and med

ical staff. Violators of laws or regulations will more effectively be held accountable, she added.

Health, education authorities step up intervention on child myopia

China’s health and education authorities pledged to work together to control child myopia on April 3.

Health departments will help schools and parents to conduct targeted intervention, said Ma Xiao

wei, head of the National Health Commission, at a meeting between the commission and Ministry of Education.

Ma said priority would be given to young students, and health departments would assist schoo

ls in measures such as increasing outdoor activities, as well as reducing electronic device use and homework.

Health departments will also carry out a special monitoring program on the e

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will become a “5G smart square”. According to the report, 5G networks not only have better signals and faster download speeds, but also have a far-reaching impact on large tourist attr

actions such as Tian’anmen Square and the Palace Museum. In addition to meeting the needs of high-speed internet ac

cess and mobile payment, 5G network can also support 4K HD video calling, ultra-high-definition (UHD) multi-c

hannel video transmission and other services, so as to bring better experiences for the general public and tourists.

The Beijing branch of China Unicom has jointly carried out 4K HD image transmi

sion of some famous scenic spots in Beijing with the China Media Group. As a famous scenic spot in Beij

ing, the transmission work of Tian’anmen Square has been carried out through the 5G network.

During the two sessions, the company will also meet the media’s dema

nd for 5G and HD coverage of the two sessions through the 5G network in the Square an

d “the ministerial corridor”— the interview area – in the Great Hall of the People.

In the future, the Beijing branch of China Unicom will cooperate with relevant government departments to deploy smart a

pplications such as HD video monitoring and inspection robots through the 5G network.

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PYONGYANG — Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), left here Saturday afternoon by train f

or Vietnamese capital Hanoi for the second DPRK-US summit, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Sunday.

Kim will meet with US President Donald Trump there on Feb 27-28. Their first meetin

g was held in June 2018 in Singapore, which resulted in improved bilateral relations.

Kim will pay an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong before his meeting with Trump.

Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong-chol, Ri Su-yong, Kim Phyong-hae and O Su-yong, members of th

e Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of K

orea (WPK), Ri Yong-ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Com

mittee and foreign minister, No Kwang-chol, alternate member of the Po

litical Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and minister of the People’s Armed Forces, among others, said the KCNA.

Kim was seen off at Pyongyang Railway Station by Kim Yong-nam, Choe Ryong-hae and Pak Pong-ju, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Cen

tral Committee of the WPK, and other senior officials of the party, government and armed forces, said the KCNA.

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nger the prerogative of the US and Russia. Apart from the US, Russia and China, India too has worked out an ambitious plan to put astronauts in space by 2022.

Constantly improving manufacturing and new material technologies have remarkably reduced the cost of space launches. The pr

ivate US company Space X has successfully launched recoverable rockets, and its launch cost per kilogram payload has fallen below $2,000, one-ten

th that of a space shuttle launch. And for China and India, the cost of one rocket launch is less than $5,000 per kg.

Another major change helping space exploration is the advancement in 3D printing technology, which now allows astr

onauts to produce parts and components in the International Space Station and thus reduces the number of sup

ply vehicle launches. 3D printing will play a big role in the construction of a permanent space station on the moon.

These technological advancements have propelled a new wave of space fever ac

ross the world. While US President Donald Trump has reactivated the space ex

ploration program that aims to land humans on Mars by 2033, private space companies such as Space X and Blue Ori

gin have used advanced technologies to their full advantage to move ahead in the space race.

For China, building a permanent space station and a rocket launch platform on the moon will

be critical to advanced space exploration. Actually, China is moving closer to fulfilling that objective.

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bers,” were among those who were killed in the attack.

The police claimed that Kamah, an alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf’s Ajan

g-Ajang sub-group, was seen near the church moments before the explosions.

Albayalde said the attack was plotted as early as between Jan. 8. and Jan. 21. “An identified Asian couple believed to be ho

led in Lampinigan island for a few days sailed to Jolo on Jan. 24 by pump boat to meet up with other suspects.”

From fragments and components recovered at the scene, Albayalde said forensic technic

ians concluded that the bombs were made by pipes that contained “possible ammonium nitrate-fuel

il compound as primary explosive charge and possibly boosted by secondary high explosives.”

The IEDs are typical bombs used by the Abu Sayyaf militants, Albayalde said. “The signature

of the Abu Sayyaf group, therefore, is patently present in the IED used in this latest terror attack in Jolo.”

Albayalde added that the investigation of the blasts “is far from over as there are evidences that n

eed to be carefully examined to test its consistency with other facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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nglomerate Cargill Inc, said the best way to solve trade issues is to talk to each other, communicating to find solutions.

“A large number of global companies have invested in China; it is a clear signal that Ch

ina is going to further open its markets, and many opportunities can be found in different sectors across the country,” he said.

Experts said the new progress, reached by collaborative efforts from both sides, can im

prove the outlook for both the US and Chinese economies and benefit the global economy and supply chain in 2019.

The Chinese and US economies are so inextricably intertwined that a blow to one would most li

kely make a dent in the other, too, said Bai Ming, deputy director at the International Market Institute of the

Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

This interdependence would exact far-reaching damage on the optimal resource allocation of both countries if trade tensions esc

alated, said Chen Wenling, chief economist at the China Center for Economic Exchanges. “The US needs C

hinese goods as much as China needs equipment and agricultural products from the US,” she said.

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  36 kr understands from multiple source place, drops are launching round of layoffs.

  Now drops more than thirteen thousand employees, and people familiar wit

h the matter, this round of layoffs ratio reached 25%, product technology, the net

work about car team areas for the cuts, “in addition, don’t have much progress in the business department last ye

ar, and the lack of functional departments and business is strong binding, are more dangerous”.

  If the message is true, this means that there will be more than 3000 employees leaving drops.

  Otherwise, according to people familiar with the bas

ic use bottom elimination system, this round of cuts “yea

r-end performance appraisal rating employees for C and D, the next will be Hr to find to talk, to stop”.While in the pa

st, only rated D staff will be eliminated.36 kr learned that the cuts in batches, may continue to march.

  36 kr proof accordingly, drops, insiders said recently with the major of safety experience an

d efficiency goals in structure adjustment, restructuring the talent system, some employees will inv

olve “living water” muddleheaded, normal personnel adjustment.In addition, the recent security technology, pr

oducts, management and line driver management position in a large number of recruitment.

  In fact, the cuts have symptoms, or even expected.On December 14 last year drops tr

avel on the general assembly, drops CEO chengwei said, because performance is better than ex

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