criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.
And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten上海后花园
tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited
上海后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.
If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p上海后花园女神会所
eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa
st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.
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They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h
ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol
上海后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.
The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.
Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit上海后花园
icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re
call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee上海后花园女神会所
n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un
derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un上海后花园
derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.
Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an
y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th上海后花园女神会所
e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.
ionals evaluated the night zoo project and believed that the current operation could guarantee the health and safety of anim
上海后花园als. The park also selected suitable animals for display. For example, they only picked seven out of nine species from
the monkey section as they are more active during night. Also, the giant panda exhibition area will not open at night.上海后花园女神会所
“We have adjusted the light system for the night zoo, with brighter lighting on the roads, water areas, and toilets to secure
上海后花园visitors’ safety while using diffuse lights to simulate a natural moonlight effect in the animals’ living areas,” Zhong added.
“I came to the night zoo because of curiosity about the animals’ behavior during the
nighttime,” said Liu Yufei, a 20-year-old student who visited the night zoo on opening day.上海后花园女神会所
“Since I have class in the daytime, the night zoo provides me a new way to spend the
上海后花园night. There are also fewer tourists at night, and the summer weather is comfortable,” Liu said.
“But the transportation is an issue,” she added.
The night zoo opened six animal-themed exhibition areas, three featu
red performances, animal-themed restaurants, and souvenirs stores.上海后花园
It also launched the “Night Animal Tour” and animal shows at Sea Lion Theater and International Circus Theater.
Zhang Caiyun, another tourist who brought her 6-year-old son to the zoo, said: “the colorful lights and the animal tou上海后花园女神会所
r are more attractive than the daytime activities and I don’t have to worry about my son getting sunburned at night.”
“The closing of the drive-through area is the only regret. It will be a u上海后花园
nique experience to visit rare animals through the dark by tour bus,” Zhang said.
Having prepared for about three years for the night project, the park will evaluate its operation to adjust the layout of the上海后花园女神会所
animals, types of exhibitions, and the night facilities after operating for a while, according to park authorities.
On the same day that the zoo opened, the city also issued a list of cultural and tourist sites that are opening at night. More
than 100 spots were listed, according to Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.
t just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, which has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar n上海后花园
ight, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.
上海后花园Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the
Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourt
h lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.上海后花园女神会所
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Y
utu 2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey t
上海后花园he South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.
The scientific tasks of the Chang’e 4 mission include low-frequency radio a
stronomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, and detecting the mine上海后花园女神会所
ral composition and shallow lunar surface structure, as well as measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.
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tific information obtained in the mission would be new, according to Zhang He, ex
ecutive director of the Chang’e 4 program at the China Academy of Space Technology.上海后花园女神会所
China’s next lunar probe, Chang’e 5, will weigh about 8.2 metric tons and will be the largest a
上海后花园nd heaviest lunar probe ever built by the country. It will consist of four components – orbiter, lander, ascender and
re-entry module. The probe will be sent by China’s largest carrier rocket, Long March 5, from the Wenchang Space Launch C
enter in the island province of Hainan in the near future. It will collect lunar samples and bring them back to Earth.上海后花园女神会所
If the Chang’e 5 mission succeeds, China will become the third nation to retrieve lunar samples, after the United States and Russia.
Orange alert issued as powerful Lekima churns its way toward Zhejiang province
上海后花园A strong typhoon is forecast to either hit the coastal areas of East China’s Zhejiang province o
r move northward along the coast on Saturday, according to China National Meteorological Center.
As of 5 pm on Thursday, Typhoon Lekima was 630 kilometers from southeast Wenlin上海后花园女神会所
g city, Zhejiang province, with wind speeds reaching 208 kilometers per hour at its center.
China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve
st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.上海后花园
Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com
上海后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie
ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.
Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea上海后花园
d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan
上海后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.
Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic
h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which上海后花园
usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.
上海后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au
thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d上海后花园品茶微信
rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im
上海后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.
In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma
jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto上海后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc
reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.
With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu
上海后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b
illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio
n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.
of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou
rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信
US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd
上海后花园ay morning after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments.
“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园
prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”
上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m
orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.
The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园
usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th
上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.
Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he
raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信
y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.
In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园
on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”
He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信
tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.
He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.
上海后花园”That’s why Yingying fought so hard. She had so much to live for,” Nelson said.
“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信
ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”
nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.
上海后花园Fifteen regions, including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi,
Shaanxi and Jiangsu上海后花园品茶微信, have promised to pay the raised pension to retirees before the end of July.
In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta
ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha
ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园
It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan
to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信
Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.
上海后花园Statistics show in the first half of 2019 enterprise expenses for basic endowment insurance,品茶微信
unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.
After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce
d to 16 percent from 20 percent, the savings can be invested into production, expansion and o上海后花园品茶微信
peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.
A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans
上海后花园ferring State assets to social security funds this year. More beneficial policies are ex
pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.
A new natural gas network in the Xinjiang Uygur auton上海后花园品茶微信
omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.
“I used to go to the gas station to change the fuel tank when it was empty, which used to take 10 minutes of riding an electric sco上海后花园品茶微信
oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.
“Using natural gas costs less than 20 yuan ($2.90) every month for cooking,” Hazret added.上海后花园
Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p
roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.
Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga
s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.
n among the 500 companies, the figure hitting 45.6 percent, and its revenue and profit are 77.2 billion yuan and 35.3 billion yuan.
This year, the ranking has 42 newcomers or re-listed companies. Xiaomi Corporation上海后花园
makes its debut with 174.92 billion yuan in revenue and 13.55 billion yuan in profits to take 53th spot.
上海后花园女神会所The citizen card of a missing girl taken away by two tenants in her home at Hangzhou was found along the Xiang
shan coastline in Ningbo by search and rescue staff on Wednesday night, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
Hundreds of people including Xiangshan police and civilian rescue teams have taken part in t
he search on the sea and nearby mountains. The search scope has been narrowed to 2 kilometers along the coastline.上海后花园女神会所
The 9-year-old girl, Zhang Zixin, had lived with her grandparents in Qingxi village in Chun’an county of East China’s Zhejiang
上海后花园province. The two tenants, surnamed Liang and Xie, took the girl away on the morning of July 4, saying th
ey would attend a wedding ceremony in Shanghai. On July 7, they didn’t return home as promised and lost contact with th
e family. On July 8, the couple committed suicide in Ningbo, a city in Zhejiang. The girl was nowhere to be found.上海后花园
As more details of the case were dug out by domestic media, people found it hard to understand the motive of the tenants.
They arrived in Qingxi village from South China’s Guangdong province in the middle of June and stayed in a 7 Days Inn for half a month.
上海后花园女神会所Starting from June 29, they rented a room at the girl’s grandparents’ house. They acted politely and
nicely, usually inviting the whole family to have dinner together and bought snacks and toys for the girl.上海后花园
Later, they said they would go to Shanghai to attend their friend’s w
edding and wanted to invite the girl to be the flower girl and tour the city with them.上海后花园女神会所
The girl’s father, who works in North China’s Tianjin, didn’t agree when the grandparent
s asked for his opinion. The girl and the two tenants persuaded the grandmother and got the nod.
iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis
ts, encouraging them to go further on the road of seeking independence. As a res上海后花园女神会所
ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
With the current trade frictions between the US and China, what is badly n上海后花园
eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t
he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta
上海后花园女神会所blishment of diplomatic relations, but also set new stumbling blocks in the way of building mutual political trust.
More tension and worsening relations across the Taiwan Straits are not in the interests of the US. Its meddling in the internal af上海后花园
fairs of China in whatever form will only increase the possibility of the mainland resorting to whatever m
eans necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.上海后花园女神会所
The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.
上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.
Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M
artian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:上海后花园女神会所
In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the
probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园
For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t
hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th
em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.
No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex
isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.
China has now thrown its hat into the ring.
While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh
abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p
rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.
d in demographi上海后花园女神会所c turnaround. It took just 46 years－from 1949 to 1995－to lift its people’
s average life expectancy from 40 years to 70.8 years, an accomplishment all the more admirable because China is still a de
veloping economy. As such, China has set a fine example for human development.
As a leading developing country, China has notably closed the gap with developed countries in terms of people’s life
expectancy and health. In fact, by 2015, Chinese people’s average life expectancy at birth had increased to 76.34 years.
Compared with the mortality rate, however, the changes in China’s fertility rate have been astoundingly rapid. China became a low fertility country toward the end
of last century with its total fertility rate dropping below the replacement the level in 1992 from 5.81, about 2.8 times of rep
lacement level, in 1970. China has had a fertility rate of about 1.6, equivalent to developed countries’ average, for quite a while.