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BUDAPEST, April 23 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Film and TV International Show inaugurated in the
Hungarian capital will enhance people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China, an Chinese official said here on Tuesday.
“Within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, more and more Chinese film and TV producti
on have become accessible for Hungarians,” said Wang Wei, director of the department of plan
ning and development, Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, at the opening of the show.
“This kind of cultural exchange can facilitate people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China
and will create a solid base for further cooperation between the two countries,” he stressed.
Maria Pap, an official from Hungarian National Tourist Office, said: “Budapest is a very important tourist att
raction and destination here in Central Europe. I am delighted to see more and more Chinese tourists coming to Hungary.”
She added that Budapest is a very important and beloved spot for film produc
ers, and more and more international film producers have chosen Budapest as their shooting place.
The Show kicked off with performances from Hungarian dancers and pop sing
ers, before showing trailers of the most exciting Chinese productions to Hungarian spectators.
of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice
g it causes collateral damage in the area around the tumor. A “satellite map” is needed for a precision strike, he said.
Ma and his team put forward an individualized irradiation range and dose standard for radi
otherapy. The result is a clear picture showing high – and low-risk areas, which then allows dose stratification.
In 2014, an atlas of organs at risk in nasopharyngeal cancer patients was published in
Radiotherapy and Oncology. It suggested tailoring both radiation doses and targets, and setting a reco
mmended safety dose for protecting 33 normal organs around the nasopharynx.
Today, the five-year overall survival rate for patients exceeds 80 percent at Sun Yat-sen Uni
versity Cancer Center, while the rate of severe side effects from radiotherapy has dropped by 24 percent.
Ma, who has won China’s National Science and Technology Award twice with his team, is grateful to more than 10,000
patients who have participated in his research, saying their courage is behind the progress in the treatment.
More officials have been held to account for violations found in central environmental inspections, raising the total nu
mber of punished officials to more than 12,000, according to the country’s top environmental watchdog.
Most recently, 1,035 officials from eight provincial regions, including Jilin, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces, were called t
o account for their involvement in 89 environmental violations uncovered in the fourth round of inspections from Augu
st to September 2017, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release on Monday.
Among the officials, 218 are in positions at the prefecture level, which is just below
ministerial level, and 320 hold posts equivalent to county head, the ministry said.
While 296 of the officials were summoned, 773 were punished by administrative or Party disciplinary agencies, i
ncluding receiving demerits or warnings that will bar them from promotion for a period of time.
Two officials were transferred to judicial authorities.
it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but oriented toward the future. It focuses on Asia, Euro
pe and Africa, but is open to all partners. It spans different countries and regions, different stages of devel
opment, different historical traditions, different cultures and religions, and different customs and lifestyles. It is an
initiative for peaceful development and economic cooperation, rather than a geopolitical or military alliance. It is a proces
s of open, inclusive and common development, not an exclusionary bloc or a “China club”. It neither differentiates between countries b
y ideology nor plays the zero-sum game. Countries are welcome to join in the initiative if they so will.
The Belt and Road Initiative upholds the principles of extensive consult
ation, joint contribution, and shared benefits. It follows a Silk Road spirit featuring peace and c
ooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit. It focuses on policy co
ordination, connectivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integrati
on, and closer people-to-people ties. It has turned ideas into actions and vision into reality, and the initiat
ive itself into a public product widely welcomed by the international community.
ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
es in Shanghai, called for stock image providers to give stricter self-examinatio
ns on their source of copyrights, “as the unclear source could also bring them a string of disputes”.
She said some stock image platforms that file a lawsuit for one image improperly used
remains controversial, adding it is believed to be a waste of judicial resources.
“One company might have improperly used a dozen of pictures on social media then it will face a doz
en of lawsuits. The amount of litigations will be huge for judicial resources to tackle,” she explained.
She said she hopes a stock image company, regulated with clear authorization, can resort more to non-litiga
tion solutions when dealing with infringement, for example, through negotiation and mediation.
To better regulate the image copyright market and balance the commercial providers, she also suggested the public to
set up a shared platform of stock image where uses, authors and content creators can authorize each other.