>China promotes Party history learning
China will continue to promote the learning of the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the history of New China, the history of the nation's reform and opening-up and the history of socialist development across Chinese society. According to a circular issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, various activities in this vein will be carried out across the country, including reading activities, lectures at the grassroots level, exhibitions, "red tourism" activities and speech contests.
Highlighting the importance of education activities tailored for teenagers, the document also called for making full use of the internet to carry out such activities.
>China to boost development of museums
China will pool efforts to promote the high-quality development of museums with the aim to build itself into a country with top-level museums by 2035, a guideline issued on Monday noted.
According to the guideline, prepared by nine departments including the National Cultural Heritage Administration, China plans to upgrade 10 to 15 museums into world-class ones with Chinese features. The country will help foster the growth of medium- and small-sized museums and strengthen their innovation mechanisms, the guideline said.
It added China will also expand museum collections and encourage the public to donate pieces.
By the end of 2020, China was home to 5,788 museums that had been registered with authorities, with 1,224 museums at the state level.
An average of one new museum was opened every two days across China between 2016 and 2020.
>New freight train service launched
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area launched its first freight route to ASEAN countries on Tuesday.
A freight train loaded with goods worth about $94,400 departed from Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province, on Tuesday. The train will take about four days to reach its destination, the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.
Sinotrans Ltd., one of the route's operators, regards the international freight service as an important channel to ensure the smooth operation of the global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020 alone, the company conducted 1,580 freight train trips, carrying 157,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of goods with cargo volume up 23% according to Sinotrans.
As the first freight route between the two regions, the new service is also expected to boost the high-quality development of countries and regions along the Belt and Road, the company said.
>Biden, Putin to hold summit in June
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold their first summit in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, the White House said on Tuesday.
"The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the US-Russia relationship," the White House said in a short statement.
It will be Biden's first in-person meeting with Putin as president.
Biden said earlier this month he expected to meet with Putin during his trip to Europe in June, when he would attend the Group of Seven Summit in Britain and then the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium.
The Kremlin also confirmed the meeting in a separate statement.
"We intend to discuss the state of and the prospects for the further development of Russian-US relations, strategic stability issues, as well as topical issues on the international agenda, including interaction in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the settlement of regional conflicts," the Kremlin statement read.
Relations between Washington and Moscow have been adversarial in recent years.
The two sides have obvious differences on issues related to Ukraine, cybersecurity, human rights and US election interference.
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