It was reported that the fire could be caused by lightening strike.
Moscow’s transport prosecution office is investigating into the incident and it will check i
f there were violations of the flight safety legislation, according to Sputnik news agency.
Sarah Daley, a student at the University of Virginia, has deep connectio
ns with China. She spent the summer of 2018 teach
ing English in Hebei province and has a younger sister who was adopted from China in 2009. Both experiences left
her with positive impressions of Chinese people and long-lasting friendships.
Those connections led to Daley being honored by the Chinese embassy
in the United States during an award ceremony in Washington on Saturday, after she sha
red her stories with the world through an event hosted by the embassy and China Daily.
Lagos–Kano standard gauge project, the first standard gauge railway in Nigeria and West A
frica, was officially inaugurated and started commercial operation on July 26, 2016.
The railway, constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, is the first overseas railway fully adopting the Chinese r
ailway standard. Spanning 186.5 kilometers, it alleviates traffic tension, improves the investment envir
onment and promotes the coordinated development of regional economy and society.
By Jan 11, the train service had delivered 1.23 million passengers and had safely operated for 900 days without any major accident recorded since its inception.
The China-funded Colombo Port City, the largest project between C
hina and Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road Initiative, completed land reclamation of 269 hectares in January.
In addition, hydro-structure construction will be completed by the middle
of this year. The port city’s municipal facilities construction is expected to be completed in J
uly 2020. At the same time, investment promotion of the city is also being carried out.
whose annual net income was less than 200 yuan ($30) were defined as living below the p
overty line in China in 1985. The line was raised to less than 2,300 yuan by 2011.
Second, how are policies designed to help the poorest people? Chinese policies aim to give the poor a roof over their heads, guarantee
food, clothing and basic medical services, and provide their children with nine years of compulsory education.
Funds and resources have been made available for agricultural subsidies and cheap loans to rural far
mers. Funds also went into rural revitalization, to integrate regional development and build infrast
ructure connecting villages to markets so that farmers could sell their products more easily. Villagers have been enco
uraged to be innovative, with incentives and loans for them to become self-employed and to set up micro-businesses.
Moreover, teams of officials have been traveling to faraway and isolated rural areas to help individual
s and families with individualized plans that target specific problems, such as whether there is ill
ness or disability in the household. In other words, China has not taken a “one-size-fits-all” approach for the tough cases.
students, even back in my day, is to be wary of the perils of data mining. And the middle-income tra
p is a classic example of the pitfalls of endless number crunching. Give me a database and a po
werful computer, and I can “validate” almost any economic relationship masquerading as an analytical co
njecture. There are five key reasons to dismiss the widespread diagnosis that China is ensnared in the middle-income trap.
First, a middle-income trap may not even exist. That is the conclusion of a rigorous empirical stud
y by Lant Pritchett and Lawrence Summers that covers a broad cross section of 125 economies from 1950 to 20
10. The best they could come up with is a strong tendency for growth discontinuities and mean reversion. At the recent China Development Forum in Be
ijing, Summers went further in assessing likely outcomes in rapidly growing developing economies, dubbing any
mean-reverting slowdown as merely a tendency to close a “post-miracle gap”. Needless to say, the statistical regularity of s
uch periodic growth gaps is very different from the permanent quagmire of a growth trap.
the web of images taken without their consent, told CNN last year her company had seen a surge in demand since the protests drew attention to the issue.
“The most common things that the clients are saying — and they are quite heartbreaki
ng — are ‘I want to die’ or ‘I cannot leave my house.’ Especially the victims of spy cam or illegally taken video
s say that when they encounter people on the street, they feel like they would be recognized,” she said.
In January, the co-owner of a South Korean revenge porn sit
e was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $1.26 million. Soranet, which was sh
ut down last year, was a popular site for uploading videos and photos taken using hidden and upskirt cameras.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note the size of the accommod
ations involved and that in South Korea small hotels are typically referred to as motels.
She’s ski racing’s undoubted new queen, but Mikaela Shiffrin finished the
slalom season in regal fashion with victory in the final race in Andorra.
The 24-year-old clinched her 16th win of a record-breaking season
Saturday to take her tally to 59 World Cup titles overall.
The victory was also her 40th slalom win to equal the record of Swedish great
Ingemar Stenmark, who heads the all-time list with 86 World Cup wins.
Overall champion Shiffrin, who topped the slalom standings from Slovakia’s P
etra Vlhova and Swiss Wendy Holdener,
is hot favorite to clinch the giant slalom crystal globe Sunday.
The American has a 97-point lead over Vlhova, with 100 points available to the winner in Andorra.
Shiffrin, who passed Vreni Schneider’s mark of 14 wins in a season
earlier this month, could become the first skier — mal
e or female — to win the World Cup title in overall, slalom, giant slalom and the
faster super-G discipline in the same season.
She secured a third straight World Cup overall crown earlier this season and first super-G c
rystal globe to add to a fourth consecutive slalom world title in Sweden last month. She also won super-G gold in Are.
in the field of quantum information science, China should initiate the building o
f a national laboratory as soon as possible to maintain its competitiveness, according to a top scientist.
Pan Jianwei, a quantum information specialist from the Universi
ty of Science and Technology of China, made the remark during a news conference at the seco
nd session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee on Sunday.
The European Union, the United States and Britain have all launched strategic planning f
or quantum information science development, said Pan, a member of the 13th CPPCC National Committee.
“International competition is fierce,” Pan said, and he urged rapid
construction of a national lab in China to conduct research and development in the field.
the gender pay gap. Men generally are more inclined to take jobs with high work intensity and high sala
ries, such as technician or salesman, for example. Women, on the other hand, prefer jobs with average work intensity and
moderate salaries, such as administrative, operational and marketing positions. In the past two ye
ars, more and more women have taken up senior technical, senior management and other senior posts. How
ever, in most well-paid positions, the ratio of men to women is still seriously unbalanced.
In terms of industries, the engineering and manufacturing industries, including mining, smelting and chemistry, have a bigg
er gender pay gap. In the science and tech industries, such as the internet, medical care and electronic co
mmunications, large differences in earnings between women and men also exist, the report said.
breed 100 chain enterprises, and create 1,000 service outlets for residents this year, according to the project list.
Moreover, construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport, subway lines 3, 12 a
nd 16 and interurban railways connecting Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area are also underway.
The ongoing national laboratory of cyberspace, Beijing Institute of Quantum Information Science, Science City in No
rtheast Beijing’s Huairou district will pull the city into the fast lane in science and technology.
“Investment contributes around 30 percent to the city’s eco
nomic development,” the director said, adding social capital, or capital raised by society rat
her than the government, has taken up over 90 percent of last year’s 334.6 billion construction investment.
“Social capital is welcomed at key projects investment t
his year as well, aimed at taking up at least 50 percent of projects and 70 percent of investment,” Tan said.
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