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  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)

  FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)

  PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  Filephotoshowsapieceofheart-shapedlawninNanchang,JiangxiProvince.TakealookattheseawesomeheartsfoundinthenatureastodayisChina'sQixiFestival,orChineseValentine'sDay.Itisalwaystheseventhdayoftheseventhmonthonthelunarcalendar.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheartshapeformedbyamountaincaveanditsinvertedimageinthewater.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedreefinWhitsundays,Australia.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedleaf.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedwave.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsheart-shapedspray.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedpond.(Photo/IC)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedtree.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedcloudinthesky.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedlake.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedroad.(Photo/VCG)Filephotoshowsaheart-shapedwoods.(Photo/VCG)AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.

  AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)

  MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

  Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)Indonesiangirlsdontraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)AnIndonesiangirldonstraditionalcostumestoattendflag-raisingceremoniesattheAsianGamesVillageaheadofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,onAug.16,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuGuanguan)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)TouristsvisittheMingshaHillscenicspotintheGobidesertinDunhuangCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvince,Aug.15,2018.Consistingofagroupofsanddunes,theMingshaHill,or"SingingSand,"isfamousforitsdesertsceneryandthemysterioussoundmadebywindwhenblowingoveritssurface.With1,300camels,thescenicspotattracted36,800touristsonWednesday,ayear-on-yeargrowthof66.8percent.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBinyin)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)PhototakenonAug.16,2018showsthenightviewofacarpetofmorethan500,000flowersattheGrandPlaceinBrussels,Belgium.Acarpetofover500,000flowerswasunrolledThursdayatcentralBrussels'GrandPlace.Thecarpet,measuring75metersby24meters,ismainlycomposedofbegoniasanddahlias.Ittooksome100volunteersabouteighthourstoassemblethegiantfloralpuzzle.(Xinhua/WangXiaojun)

  FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)DelegationofChinaenterstheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)TorchbearerSusiSusantiofIndonesialightsupfireattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/CheongKamKa)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)Aperformanceisstagedduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/WangLili)Dancersperformduringtheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/YueYuewei)Theopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesisheldatGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiuminJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiHe)FireworksexplodeovertheGeloraBungKarno(GBK)MainStadiumattheopeningceremonyofthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,Indonesia,Aug.18,2018.(Xinhua/LiXiang)MalaysianPrimeMinisterMahathirMohamadhopesmoreChinesecompanieswillinvestinhiscountryandmorebusinesscooperationbetweenthetwocountrieswilldriveeconomicgrowth,hesaidduringaspeechtolocalentrepreneursonSundayinBeijing.MahathirsaidheholdsaverypositiveattitudetowardtheBeltandRoadInitiative,emphasizingthatMalaysiawillmaintainafriendlyandcooperativerelationshipwithChina,andwelcomeChinesebusinessestoinvestintheSoutheastAsiannation.HesaidhisnewgovernmentwillimprovetheefficiencyofadministrativeapprovalsandintroducepreferentialpoliciesforChineseenterprisesthatwanttoexpandtheirpresenceinMalaysia.JackMa,executivechairmanofChinesee-commercebehemothAlibabaGroup,saiditwasMahathir'sMultimediaSuperCorridor,aninitiativetotransformMalaysiaintoaknowledge-basedeconomy,thatinspiredhimtocreateAlibabaabout20yearsago."MalaysiahasbecomeanimportanteconomicandtradepartnerofChina.Intheever-expandingbilateraltradeandeconomiccooperation,bothsidesshouldjoinhandstoenterthedigitaleconomyera,whichisagreatopportunityforenterprisesfrombothcountries,"Masaid.MahathirvisitedChinaseventimesduringhisfirsttenureasprimeministerfrom1981-2003.Hekickedoffhisfive-dayofficialvisittoChinaonFriday.OnSaturday,the93-year-oldleadertouredAlibaba'sheadquartersinHangzhou,Zhejiangprovince,andtoldMathathiscountrywantstoexplorewaystocollaboratefurtherwithAlibaba.ChinesetechnologycompaniesareexpandinginMalaysia,bringinginsuchknow-howasmobilepaymentsystemsande-walletservices.InJanuary,AlibabaCloud,Alibaba'scloudcomputingarm,joinedupwithgovernment-ownedMalaysiaDigitalEconomyCorptocreateasmartcitypoweredbyartificialintelligenceandbigdata.Lastyear,AlibabalauncheditsfirstElectronicWorldTradePlatformhubinMalaysia,aimingtoprovidesmallandmedium-sizedenterpriseswiththesameinfrastructureaslargercompaniestobetterconductglobaltrade.BilateraltradebetweenChinaandMalaysiareachedbillionlastyear,ayear-on-yearincreaseof10.5percent.China'scumulativedirectinvestmentinMalaysiaamountedtoaround.1billionbytheendof2017,accordingtotheMinistryofCommerce."Apartfromtraditionalcooperationininfrastructure,MalaysiahopestofollowChina'srapiddevelopmentinhigh-techsectorssuchase-commerce,artificialintelligenceandbigdata,soastoupgradetraditionalindustriesandenhanceitsinnovationcapacity,"saidZhouFangye,aresearcherofSoutheastAsianstudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.Zhousaidtheshiftwillnotonlyconsolidatetradebetweenthetwocountries,butalsostimulatemutualinvestmentinmoresectors,includingfinance,scienceandtechnology,andagriculture.ChinahasbeenMalaysia'slargesttradingpartnerfornineconsecutiveyears.AgroupofSouthKoreanfamiliesseparatedbythe1950-53KoreanWarfromrelativeslivingintheDemocraticPeople'sRepublicofKorea(DPRK)leftMondaymorningforMountKumganginsoutheastDPRKforrarereunionswiththeirlong-lostrelatives.TheSouthKoreanseparatedfamiliesgatheredSundayatthenortheastcoastalcityofSokchotoregisterforreunions,gettheirhealthcheckedamongotherpreparations.Thefirstsessionofreunions,scheduledtolastfromMondaytoWednesday,wouldbeattendedby89SouthKoreanswhohaveneverseentheirDPRKrelativessincetheKoreanWarendedwitharmistice,and108otheraccompanyingfamilymembers.Thesecondsessionofthree-dayreunions,involving83DPRKfamilymemberswhoappliedforgatheringswithSouthKoreanrelatives,willbeginlaterthisweekatthesamevenue.ThetwoKoreasagreedinJunetoholdthereunionsaspartofeffortstoimplementthePanmunjomDeclaration.ThedeclarationwassignedbySouthKoreanPresidentMoonJae-inandtopDPRKleaderKimJongUnaftertheirfirstsummitonApril27atthebordervillageofPanmunjomtodefusemilitarytensionsandincreaseexchangesofthetwosides.Itwillbethefirstreunionofthewar-separatedfamiliesinnearlythreeyears.ThelatestwasheldinOctober2015.Acombined20roundsofface-to-facereunionshavebeenarrangedsincethefirst-everinter-Koreansummitwasheldin2000,butthereunionshavebeenlimitedtoabout200separatedfamiliesfromeachside.OverhalfofSouthKoreansonthewaitinglistforreunionsareintheir80sorolder.Theirmeeting,arrangedafterdecadesofseparation,willbepainfullyshort.Theywillbegrantedpermissiontomeetforonly11hoursingroupandprivategatheringsduringthethree-dayreunions.Itcouldbetheonlychancefortheseparatedfamiliestomeetface-to-face.TheeldestSouthKoreanparticipantforthefirstsessionofreunionsisa101-year-oldBaekSung-gyuwhowillmeethisdaughter-in-lawandgranddaughterfromtheDPRK.

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