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US scientists picked for top China panel

When C.D. Mote Jr, president of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), was asked by China Daily on Monday to share his thoughts on becoming a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), he said he was not aware of the news. “I didn’t even know that I was actually being considered,” he said. “It’s very exciting. It’s extremely exciting, actually.” The CAE, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in China, announced on Monday in Beijing its newest group of 70 Chinese members and eight foreign members, often known as academicians. The foreign members include five Americans, one Briton, one Canadian and one Austrian, bringing CAE’s foreign members to 49

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Consensus reached on cybercrime

State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun (center), US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (right) and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch pose for a photo on Tuesday morning in Washington ahead of the first round of high-level dialogue to fight cyber crimes following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US. The two countries hope a better cooperation in cyber security and a better management of their differences could help the overall bilateral relations. Chen Weihua / China Daily China and the United States reached an important consensus on fighting cybercrimes at the first round of high-level dialogue on the issue in Washington on Tuesday. The two sides agreed on a guiding principle for fighting Internet crimes and related issues.

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New website, app open a window to Chengdu tourism, the Chengdu government’s first English-language website to promote tourism, provides information on attractions and services in the city and nearby. Huang Yibing / for China Daily After a yearlong trial, the official English-language website for visitors to Chengdu — — was officially launched on Oct. 15 in the United States’ Silicon Valley. The website, created by Chengdu Tourism Bureau and Chengdu Culture and Tourism Group, has an international vision and is aimed at catering to overseas tourists’ browsing habits and requirements. It provides information on attractions and services in Chengdu and surrounding areas. It is the Chengdu government’s first English-language website to promote tourism, marking major progress in the city’s online promotion of tourism overseas.