that marriage is no longer the only place where people make all their
major financial and personal decisions, or incur obligations to others,” Coontz said.
“First of all, I haven’t met my Mr. Right. Also, I’m extremely responsible with my own finances – I have to pay my rent and my stud
ent loans every month,” said Michelle Yu, a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, who just s
tarted her first job at a publishing company in Los Angeles. Yu has been single for more than four years.
“So, if my partner also has a ton of student loans or is in a bad financial situation, I’d r
ather be alone,” said Yu. “Now, I can well manage my own money and I’m saving the down payment for bu
ying an apartment in my neighborhood. I like to do that on my own pace.”
indicate, is the emphasis that is now being put on helping private companies and protecting intellectual property rig
hts. The top court’s report, for instance, vowed to “enhance judicial protection for intellectual property rig
hts, promote the transfer of old and new kinetic energies, and serve the economy’s high-quality development”. And
in addition to completing international business dispute resolution mechanisms related to the Belt and Road Initi
ative, it has pledged to offer “equal protection for legal rights and interests of all kinds of market entities”.
This reflects the importance the country has attached to unswervingly encouraging, supporting and guiding the develop
ment of the nonpublic sector and shows the judicial and procuratorial organs will play their due roles in pro
moting the country’s all-around opening-up by ensuring a level and rules-based playing field.
In essence, the two reports made clear that security, democracy, rule of law, fairnes
s and justice, and a better environment are the focus of judicial and procuratorial work in the new era.
residents, the Chagosians were herded into the hold of two c
argo ships, then dumped on the quayside in Mauritius or the Seychelles. The pets they left
behind were rounded up by soldiers and gassed. Their houses left to the jungle.
”People were living in cemeteries or in cattle houses, anywhere they could get a roof over their h
eads,” says Isobel Charlot, whose family wound up in Mauritius. “The Chagos Islands were b
eautiful. Going to Mauritius abruptly made them depressed, many became alcoholics.”
In the 1980s, the UK paid some $5.2 million to more than 1,300 islanders on the condition they renounce their right to retu
rn.In 1946, 167 natives of the Bikini Atoll were persuaded to leave their paradise chain of 23 coral islands with twist
ing palm trees and aquamarine waters, after Commodore Ben H Wyatt, the military governor of the Marshall Islan
ds, to which the atoll belonged, told them their land was needed for “the good of mankind and to end all world wars.”
In reality, that meant dropping 23 nuclear weapons on Bikini between 1946 and 1958, as par
t of the Cold War nuclear arms race — including the most powerful explosion ever detonated by the US.
an for the measure to have the votes it needs to pass the Senate. CNN’s Chris Cillizza put together a list of s
enators to keep an eye on, including Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Martha McSally of Arizona.
There’s a big difference between forcing a veto and overturning it. Vetoes can be overridde
n only by a two-thirds supermajority vote in both chambers on Capitol Hill. In the House, Democrats have
235 seats, Republicans have 197 and there are three vacancies. Since the measure overturning the national emer
gency won 245 votes there, that means Democrats would have to pick up an additional 43 to 45 House Republican vote
s to get to 288-290 and a two-thirds majority, depending on how many lawmakers vote. Assuming the bill passes in
the Senate with four Republicans, they’d need to pick up an additional 16 Republican votes.
How uncommon is Trump’s veto-free streak?
We’re taking for granted that presidents would not want to use the veto, but some clearly relish their fights aga
inst Congress. Harry Truman, who issued 250 vetoes, ran a successful re-election campaign in 1948 against the “do n
othing” Congress. The most veto-happy President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, read a veto message aloud to Congress.
have once again made concrete progress and provided positive pro
spects for bilateral relations and the global economy. Wang, also minister of foreign affa
irs, made the remark at an event on Monday, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
Yao Yang, dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, said, “It is encouraging that both sides have begu
n to work on the text of an agreement, which indicates a speeding up toward sealing a trade deal.”
“The progress also showed that effective economic diplomatic meas
ures can help resolve cumbersome issues and reduce confrontation between two nations,” Yao said.
After tit-for-tat exchanges of hefty import tariffs, President Xi Jinping and hi
s US counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed in December to halt new tariffs for 90 days to a
llow for talks. Since then, negotiations have been conducted on a wide array of topics.
Early Sunday afternoon in Washington, Trump tweeted that he “will be delaying” the incr
ease of tariffs on Chinese imports scheduled for March 1, due to “very productive” trade talks between the two countries.