ore powerful momentum into the high-quality development of Chengdu,” he said. “We will do everything possible to create a law-based, internationalized business environment with quality services that facilitate and support development of foreign investment projects.” He emphasized the city plays an important role in China’s national agendas such as the Belt and Road Initiati ve, the Yangtze River economic zone development, and the West China development strategy. “A large number of national strategic opportunities have prese nted themselves in Chengdu… Chengdu is now at the frontier of China’s further ope ning-up, which shores up the city’s fast growth in regional competence and influence,” he said.Read More →

niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday. About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plants, like animals, have robust immune sys tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites. Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” immune response to de al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the main scientists behind the study. To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigatedRead More →

  re arguments to be made either way. Ultimately, all the Withdrawal Agreement does is place the UK into a transition p eriod, allowing for future negotiations about where all this ends up. If your biggest fear is remaining in the EU, then this is the case for holding your nose.   Taking back control   If May fails, as is widely expected, then it’s likely that MPs will do everything in their power to take control of Brexit away from the PM.   On Monday, MPs will vote on an amendable motion. This means that the Commons vo tes on a question put forward by the government, whichRead More →

er Cube, but he was not totally satisfied with his 10m platform synchro. “It was not great race today, but we were better than we did in last leg in Japan. We did 387.93 in last race and today we were 400.86. “Lee Matthew and I are rather new pair since we have trained togethe r for only four months. Every competition is a learning opportunity. I believe we will get bette r after we compete in the next legs in Montreal, Kazan and London. Our goal is the World Championships,” Daley said. Zhang Jiaqi, the World Cup winner last year, won her tradem arkRead More →

  fter South Korea’s NIS reported that parts of the Yongbyon nuclear complex, including the re actor that is believed to produce weapons-grade plutonium, have not been active since the beginning of 2019.   The International Atomic Energy Agency announced similar findings earlier this week. The organization’s gen eral director, Yukiya Amano, said Monday the agency has not observed activity at several important facilities at Yo ngbyon but did see “indications of the ongoing use of the reported centrifuge enrichment facility.”   38 North said shortly before the summit that there was no indication that the site’s plutonium production reactor was operating. A post in January said thatRead More →

The role of museums as cultural heritage institutions tasked with securing and preserving cultural relics cannot be weakened, an official said. Liu Yuzhu, director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration and a national political adviser, stressed on Sunda y that Chinese museums, especially those built on ruins or around ancient architecture, should stay the course. Liu also pointed out that museums should maintain a level of elegance and not devolv e into vulgar market fairs and commonplace entertainment venues so as to elevate the cultural IQ of the general public. Visiting museums is an increasingly popular activity in China. There has been an annual increaseRead More →

  at vetoes since 1972, when Richard Nixon faced a Democratic-led Congress, most of the vetoes have come when at least one chamber was not aligned with the President.   Veto overrides, of course, are much more rare than vetoes. There have been only 111 in the history of the country, and they have impact.   One of the country’s few impeachments, Andrew Johnson’s, was precipitated by a veto override.   In more recent history, the Clean Water Act in 1972 and an expansion of the Freedom of In formation Act in 1974 both passed despite presidential vetoes. The last time an appropriations bill was ove rridden was duringRead More →

 more support to private hospitals. According to the policies, private hospitals will have the same assessment system as public hospitals, the government will not limit the opening of general clinics, third-party medical insti tutions will have their own standards, and internet hospitals will be encouraged. Judging from the policies, opening up the incremental market will c ontinue to be an important direction for medical reform in the nex t few years. At the same time, the government will also tighten the supervision of private hospitals, in the ho pe of forming a diversified system with public hospitals being the main body, supplemented by private institutions.Read More →

give full play to its advantages and seek complementary and mutually beneficial cooperation on inn ovation and technology in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Ba y Area, an official of the HKSAR government said in a recent interview with Xinhua. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area aims at building a globally influenti al international innovation and technology hub, and Hong Kong’s role should be “capitalizing its strengths to serve the country’s needs,” the HKSAR government’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nic holas Yang said Tuesday, one day after China unveiled an outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area. To build an internationalRead More →

  which will be introduced Friday, Pelosi wrote. The House will “move swiftly” under the Nat ional Emergencies Act to pass it before sending it to the Senate, she added.   Trump declared a national emergency last Friday after he signed a spending bill that would keep the gover nment open and provide $1.375 billion for a border wall, billions less than he had sought.   Castro had promised to curtail such a declaration prior to Trump’s announcement as a possible second partial government shutdown loomed.   ”Historically, Presidents have declared national emergencies for urgent matters of national security. President Trump would u nconstitutionally usurp congressional authority by declaringRead More →