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Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie

d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

According to the Olympic Park Management Committee, protecting the ecos

上海419女神会所ystem is the top priority, and the park is designed to act as Beijing’s “green lung”-a

n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.

When the park was completed in June 2008, the proportion of forest area上海419

in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration-a process by which carb

on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.

As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

ps and families use the walkways to exercise. Lovers often sit along the trails, listening to guitar players.上海419

Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than

上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

According to Zhang, untended land in the park provides the perfect hab上海419

itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.

Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”

Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.

“Every time I saw the birds, especially some new species that sudd上海419

enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.

Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an

d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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the provincial disciplinar 上海419 supervision commission

n of Hubei province, announced that it had punished 15 local officials for constructing a bridge that caused the de

 上海419品茶微信aths of 36 Chinese sturgeons, which are a critically endangered species. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:

In September 2018, when a company was constructing the local Miyue Bridge in Jingzhou, Hubei province, a nearby C

hinese sturgeon breeding base found that their Chinese sturgeons suffered and were jumping out of the water. 上海419

An investigation concluded that it was the noise of the construction that distur

 上海419bed the fish. However, the local government upon receiving the investigation report si

mply passed the buck from one department to another. The construction did not stop until one month later, but th

e tragedy had already happened because 36 Chinese sturgeons, whose number is lower than 1,000 nationwide, died. 上海419品茶微信

A later probe even found that the construction project had not undergone any environmental impact assessment. The ca

 上海419e reflects the lack of any environmental protection awareness among many local officials, whose sole co

ncern is GDP growth. The construction of the bridge will probably result in tens of millions of yuan in GDP growth. C

ompared to that, in their minds, the lives of a few Chinese sturgeons are expendable. 上海419

For a long time, wildlife protection and other aspects of environmental protection have

 上海419品茶微信been considered a job that belongs to environmental departments only. In this case, the local

government of Jingzhou received complaints first, but they simply passed them on.

Even when experts reached their conclusions, the bridge constr 上海419

uction still continued. It did not stop until the media reported on the incident.

This is the first of its kind, in which local officials have been punished for failing to properly protect an endangered species. Mo

 上海419品茶微信re important, the majority of the 15 punished officials serve in administrative offices, not just the one responsible for wi

ldlife protection. In other words, wildlife protection is considered a job for every department.

Let’s hope it will guide more officials nationwide to have a deeper understanding of the importance of wildlife protection.

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most pictures of China上海419taken in black and whit

Barbey, 78, says he saw former premier Zhou Enlai many times (during the 1973 visit). “The trip by t

he French president lasted for five or six days, and Zhou was with the delegation every day for reasons of protocol.”上海419品茶微信

Barbey recalls that whenever Pompidou visited Beijing, Shanghai or Datong in Shanxi prov

上海419ince, where the French president traveled to see archaeological sites, he saw Zhou every day.

“Zhou is a special figure to the French people. He spent some years in France as a young m

an, among the generation of Chinese students who came to the country on a study-work program.”上海419

Barbey remembers asking Zhou’s interpreter, a woman in her mid-50s, how many French

上海419interpreters of her caliber were there in China-and she answered there was “about 11”. When he vis

ited Shanghai, he was told that there were only three French people living in the city.上海419品茶微信

One of the most iconic photos Barbey took from the 1973 visit is a portrait of Zhou when he

accompanied Pompidou on a boat trip around the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

上海419The image is not included in the show at the National Art Museum, but a portrait of another i

mportant figure who had a connection with France-a snapshot of Ba Jin sunbathing in 1980-is on display. Th上海419

e prominent Chinese author also studied in France for two years during the late 1920s.

“I met him very briefly in Shanghai at his house. He still spoke French,” says Barbey.上海419

The warm tones and sharpness of Barbey’s imagery also pres

上海419品茶微信erve the vibrant details of people’s everyday lives at a time when taking photos remained a lux

ury for many. Many of the scenes and ways of life have now vanished from the fast-paced metropolis. For example, one pho

to Barbey took in Nanjing shows boats with elongated sails traveling along the Yangtze River, while another photo show上海419

s paddy fields on the outskirts of Shanghai which have now been replaced by high-rise buildings.

Jean Loh, a photography curator and publisher, comments in the Color of China’s foreword: “Beijing, Shanghai, Sichu上海419品茶微信

an and Guangxi are, in his eyes, so different and distinct from one another … His Kodachrome film faithfully captured

the ochre red of the imperial palace of the Forbidden City and the morning blue of the Shanghai Bund.”

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Most importantly, farmers,上海419iaries of the toile

et revolution, should be encouraged to actively participate in the program and freely voice thei

r concerns. As the toilet revolution is aimed at increasing farmers’ well-being, their opinions about the prog上海419

ram, especially after it is completed, should be given due importance by the local governments.

上海419Besides, the toilet modernization program should be sustainable in nature. And for that, the of

ficials need to take measures to ensure the toilets’ design and structure can withstand the test of time a上海419品茶微信

nd the facilities can be sustainably maintained. Since the aim of the toilet revolution is not just to accomplish a task assign

上海419ed by the higher authorities, but to revitalize the countryside, local officials should not embellish their performance by p

resenting results that appear impressive but lack substance. Instead, they should a

ttempt to fundamentally improve farmers’ living conditions so they can lead a better life.上海419品茶微信

Jiang Wenlai, a professor at the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

上海419There is a need to pay more attention to sustainability

The toilet revolution has not only improved farmers’ quality of life,

but also brought them some unexpected benefits. For instance, thanks to the significant impr上海419品茶微信

ovement in the living conditions in rural areas, partly due to the toilet revolution, young people living in the city ten

d to spend more time with their parents or grandparents in the countryside. As such, farmers will gra上海419

dually recognize the program’s many benefits and their enthusiasm for the toilet revolution will likely increase.

Also, certain villages’ experiences of the nationwide toilet modernization campaign could be applied elsewhere. For i上海419品茶微信

nstance, the model of integrating toilet renovation with domestic wastewater treatment adopted by Laiwu, Sha

ndong province, not only turns waste into productive commodity, but also significantly lowers the cost of the toilet ren

ovation. This model could be applied to areas with similar conditions and socioeconomic development level.上海419

Moreover, there is a need to pay more attention to the effects and sustainability of the

toilet revolution. To this end, a third-party monitoring and evaluation system sho上海419品茶微信

uld be established to assess the results and ensure the program is properly operated in the long run.

Yu Fawen, a research fellow at the Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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Worse, disruptions in pro上海419duction and supply would slo

ow the pace of 5G’s commercialization worldwide, including in the US. As a 5G technology leader, Huawei has set up 14 R&D and 36 joint innovation centers a

上海419round the world, joined more than 400 standards organizations, industrial alliances and open source communities.

Also, nearly half of Huawei’s revenue comes from overseas and more than 70 percent of its employees are local recruit上海419

s. And 33 of its 92 core suppliers, as disclosed by Huawei late last year, are US enterprises including chip-making companies Broadcom, Qualcomm, Mi

cron, Intel, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA Corporation, and software vendors Google and Microsoft.上海419

In 2018, Huawei spent $70 billion on procurement of parts, of which $11 billion went to US co

上海419mpanies. So a US technology export ban would not only affect Huawei’s operations but also drag down the US companies’ stocks.

China’s new negative lists, which were shortened to introduce greater opening-up, will take effect on July 30, the country’s top economic regulator said.

Negative lists identify sectors in which foreign participation is restricted. Experts s上海419

aid the shortened lists will help China foster high-quality growth and a better business climate for foreigners.

The National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce, released two updated negative lists for t

上海419his year on Sunday. The lists, for nationwide implementation, now comprise 40 detailed regulations for fo

reign investors, down from 48, while the one for free trade zones has 37 listed items, down from 45.

As 3GPP, a standards organization, said, banning Huawei, its most important contributor, from relevant discussions on technology could lead to the organ上海419品茶微信

ization’s breakdown and thus create grave uncertainties for the development of 5G standards.

On the other hand, the change in the attitude of some international organizations including the lawsuit filed by上海419品茶微信

Fed-Ex, which redirected two Huawei parcels to US addresses, against the US Commerce Department reflect the pr

evious US ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies did disrupt normal business cooperation.上海419品茶微信

It’s time the US realized the importance of cooperation with economies such as China, which is home to companies such as Huawei.

The global telecom sector is large enough to accommodate both China an

d the US, especially as each has its own unique advantages, said Ren Zhengfei, the fo

under of Huawei. And only through cooperation can Chinese and US companies sharpen their co

mpetitiveness, build a win-win relationship, and pave the way for a bright future for the global digital economy.

The author is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, and deputy director of China Institut

e for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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 transport, as w上海419品茶微信ell as a threat to international peace and security,” said Al-Otaibi, also president of the Security Council for the month of June.

“The Council members urge that differences must be addressed peacefully and through di

alogue,” he said, adding that the council members “will continue to be seized on the matter.”

The Kuwaiti envoy read the press statement shortly after the conclusion of a closed-door meeting on th

e situation in the Middle East, which was briefed by UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo.

A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another

during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country’s defense minister said.

The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived.

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said three unarmed fighter jets lef

t their base in Laage, near the Baltic sea port of Rostock, shortly before 2 pm (1200 GMT).

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No matter how the i上海419女神会所ion changes,Chin

ina will firmly 上海419女神会所support the DPRK’s socialist cause, the country’s new strategic line and its efforts

to promote the political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard regional peace and stability, Xi said.

On behalf of the Party, government and people of China, Xi expressed gratitude for the warm rec

eption and thoughtful arrangements from the DPRK. The friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere thr

oughout the visit has reflected the deep friendship between the two parties and two countries, Xi said.

Hailing the visit as a great success, Xi said that it has strengthened

the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK, set the direction for the deve

lopment of bilateral ties in the new period and demonstrated the two countries’ firm determination to promote th

e political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard peace and stability of the region.

The visit took place in this important year, which marks the 70th anni

versary of diplomatic relations. It is also the fifth meeting between the two leaders in the pa

st 15 months, Xi said, adding that both are vivid demonstrations of the vitality of China-DPRK traditional friendship.

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His survival is a miracle i上海419品茶微信artificial breeding

Living in the Duj上海419品茶微信iangyan base of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which trains pandas to su

rvive in the wild, Wuyi now weighs 132 kilograms, according to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

“When experts and keepers saw the cub weighing 42.8 grams on Tuesday, all of them were shocke

d and were very nervous because its weight was well below average,” Zhang said.

The base set up a panel of experts who are proficient in nursing panda cubs to attend to it round-the-clock.

Although it is in stable condition, there are still many uncertainties, and experts and vets are usi

ng their rich experience to help the cub and hope to create another miracle, Zhang said.

Tuesday was the second time Chengda had given birth.

On June 27, 2017, it gave birth to a female cub weighing 128 grams and a male cub weighing 160 grams.

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ntum weakens, said Huang Yiping, deputy dean of Pe

eking Univer上海419sity’s National School of Development and a former member of the central bank’s monetary policy committee.

“But the adoption of (overly aggressive) macro-polices should be avoided” and there is no need to r

epeat 2009-type stimulation this time, Huang said last week. “Because it could have negative c

onsequences, including excessive production capacity, inflation and asset bubbles.”

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 group gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, over the weekend and discuss

ed possible impacts of escalated China-US trade tensions on economic growth. The International Monetary F

und and the World Bank have recently downgraded their global growth projections for the next two years.

Finance Minister Liu Kun warned at the G20 meeting that protectionism co

uld hurt global growth. “All parties should pay close attention to downside risks and joint

ly protect the rule-based multilateral mechanism. Trade disputes should be resolved on a basis of fairness and ra

tionality,” said Liu, according to a statement on the ministry’s website on Sunday.

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Now it seems to have been proven as the race to b

ecome the上海419品茶微信 next Conservative prime minister sees an avalanche of mea culpas on past drug use.


The past two months have seen former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab admitting to have dabbled with recreational cannabis, fo

llowed by Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt saying he quaffed a marijuana-laced drink while backpacking in India. Conservative lawmaker Rory Stew

art joined the fray at the end of May, confessing to smoking opium at a wedding in Iran.
Theresa Ma上海419品茶微信y's days are endi

ng but the Brexit fantasy lives on
Theresa May’s days are ending but the Brexit fantasy lives on
The most recent admission came Saturd

ay, when British media reported that Michael Gove admitted to taking drugs on several occasions when he was a “young

journalist” two decades ago. He called it a “mistake” that he “deeply” regrets.
In a released excerpt from a book on Gove’s life, the se

cretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs is said to have confessed, while being quiz

zed by his leadership team, to consuming cocaine.
“He was firmly instructed not to give that answer in public, and told instead to fall back

on the words (former Prime Minister David) Cameron had used when he was running for leader, namely that pol

ticians are entitled to a private life before entering politics,” the Daily Mail reported off a passage from Owen Ben

nett’s book “Michael Gove: A Man In A Hurry.”
Gove and Bennett have not responded to CNN’s request for comment.

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