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ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.
China has set up a national work group for immunization planning that will suggest ways
to ensure vaccines are safe, the head of the Chines
e Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. The work group, led by a vice-minister of health, will analyze all incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years to find
the root sources of problems, Gao Fu, head of the
center, said at a news conference. He didn’t name the minister. “Vaccines made in China are some of the best in the world,” said Gao, who is also a member of China’s top poli
ry body. “We should have no doubt about the role of vaccines in disease prevention or the quality of vaccines made in China.” For example, he said, by promoting immunization, some infectious diseases that
usly harmed people’s health in China, such as smallpox, have been eliminated. Hepatitis B once infected more than 10 percent of the population of China, but now only 0.3 p
ercent of children under 5 years old are carriers because of mandatory immunization.
Gao made the comments in light of a series of incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years.
United States is particularly appealing to North Korea, who believes a good relationship with the United States can h
elp create the right environment and necessary conditions for achieving North Korea’s n
ew strategic drive toward ec onomic development,” said Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
The concept isn’t new, of course. During his time as an Asia expert at the State Department in the Clinton administr
ation, Evans Revere said negoti ators working with North Korea were even then trying to point them to Vietnam, which was beginning to reap t
he benefits of market reforms and becoming a member of good international standing.
”We thought, somewhat naively back then, that thi
s would appeal to the North Koreans gre atly and that our commitments to work with them on bringing about a modernized economy w
ould be so attractive … that they would stand down from their nuclear weapons program.
We were wrong,” Revere said. ”If all of these incentives or this incentive-based approach to coaxing North Korea do
wn a new path did not work when they didn’t have nuclear weapons, and it didn’t work to prevent th
em from developing nuclear weapons, why will it work now that they are in effect a nuclear weapons state?”
Sister Veronica Openibo, a Nigerian-born nun, is one of only three women to address an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse.
She did not waste the opportunity.In clear, dire
ct and unsparing language, Openibo challenged the church’s cult ure of silence on sexual issues and said priests are too often put on pedestals. Openibo also criticized the pr
actice of lett
ing elderly clergy who had abused children retire quietly with their pension and good names in place. ”Let us not hide such events anymore because of the fear of making mistakes,” Openibo said after reading a searing summ
ary of abuse
cases she has heard about during her work on sexual education in Nigeria. ”Too often we want to keep silent until the storm has passed! This storm will not pass by. O
ur credibility is at stake.”Sister Veronica Openibo stands next to Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blas
e J. Cupi
ch, left, and Father Tomaz Mavric as they wait for the Pope’s arrival at the beginning of the third day of a Vat ican’s conference on clergy sex abuse.
At one point, Openibo appeared to look toward Pope Francis, who was sitting on the dais to her right, when calling for a policy of “zero tolerance” toward clergy who abuse children.
said its troops had also repelled an attack Saturday morning by suspected militants on a security outpost in Geidam village in Yobe state.
No one was injured, according to Col. Sagir Mus
a of the Nigeria army, who said the attempt would not affect voting in the area. ”The situation is calm and peaceful,” Musa said in a statement. “Peop
le have la
rgely turned out to cast their votes without any hindrance.” The election delay has increased tensions in Nigeria, and there
have been instances of violence in the lead-up to the vote. The British and US governments hav
e warned t
hey would deny visas to, and could prosecute, anyone found inciting violence during the election. Last week, a terror group with links to ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly at
tack in Maid
uguri on a motorcade carrying Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state. Shettima escaped unscathed. Isa Gusau, the governor’s media aide, told CNN on Thursday that the ambush killed three p
eople, although locals put the death toll much higher. The terror group claimed that 42 people died in the assault.
But dreams of a new reality for Iran screeched to a halt in May 2018 when President Donald Tr
ump pulled the United States out of the nuclear
deal. Despite repeated certifications that Iran was sticking to its end of the bargain, Trump unleashed several rounds of stinging sanctions on the country.
S president said the penalties aimed to force Iran to end its military adventurism in the region, a demand that Iranian officials have repeatedly brushed off. Officially, the sanctions exempt humanitarian goods, such as food, medicine and medicin
ents. But in reality, shortages in essential goods have affected households across the country. Ali now gets the medicines to treat his daughter’s rare genetic disease, from friends living abr
oad. Her medical bill has more than doubled, forcing him to sell his car, work two jobs, and accu
ns. He says that his entire salary from his day job as a waiter goes toward Dory’s treatment. ”I am a wedding singer at night. I try to stay cheery and
keep a smile on my face, but on the inside all I can think about is my daughter,” says Ali.