that a stay of less than 24 hours on the mainland will not be counted as a day, and the count started from Jan. 1 this year.
The adjustment marked more generous tax exemptions on overseas-sourced incomes of foreigne
rs and non-mainland citizens working in the mainland. The move will attract more foreign investm
ent and overseas talent to work in the mainland, the STA said in a statement on its website.
Previously, the exemption was for tax residents who have lived on the mainland for less than five years.A house collapse triggered by a lan
dslide in North China’s Shanxi province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.
As of 10 am Sunday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site.
So far, three of the 13 injured have left hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing.
The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:10 pm Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen
city, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.
terpart and we’ve discussed their reaction and our reaction, but I would like to speak further within US govern
ment before we respond,” Bolton told reporters on the White House North Lawn Friday.
It comes after the US special representative for North Kore
a said Monday that Washington would not accept a phased denuclearization by Pyong
yang and maintained that the two nations remain closely engaged despite the collapse of the Hanoi summit.
”Let me start by saying the obvious — that diplomacy is still very much alive,” Stephen B
iegun said at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, DC on Monday. “While we haven’t made as much progress in the six
months as I would’ve hoped coming in on the first day, we stay closely engaged with our counterparts in North Korea.”
He downplayed recent satellite images that analysts say show activity at North Korea
n missile sites and urged against making any “snap judgment” on the significance of the images that appear to sho
w that North Korea has begun rebuilding a portion of the Sohae facility previously used to test long-range missile engines.
many Chinese leave their hometowns to make a living in big cities, where they live alone. This makes it inevitable that they will do things on their own at times.
“Due to life’s stresses, sometimes they will actively look for the chance to escape from social interaction to enjoy solitude. As a re
sult, dining, traveling and singing karaoke or watching movies alone has become more common,” she said.
Chen added that the perception of single people has witnessed profound
changes, as there is no longer any stigma attached to them and many prefer to remain alone.
“Whether in TV shows or movies, there are increasing scenarios that tell people they sho
uld remain independent, and it is possible to live a nice life without getting married, especially for women,” she said.
Islands to the US, British civil servant Paul Gore-Booth wrote that the aim of the exercise was “to get some rocks which will remain ours.”
To which British diplomat Dennis Greenhill replied, in a cable brut
ally maligning the population of the Chagos Islands: “Unfortunately, along with birds go som
e few Tarzans … whose origins are obscure and who are hopefully being wished on to Mauritius.”
Had Greenhill illuminated himself he would have learned that the first inhabitants of th
e Chagos Islands were slaves shipped from Madagascar and Mozambique to work on coconut planta
tions by the French in the 18th century. After the Napoleonic wars, France ceded
the Chagos Islands to Britain.Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago and site of a majo
r United States military base, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, was leased from Britain in 1966.
I always look forward to this time of year. A cold winter has ended, spring has sprung and a sure confirmation is the convening of
the two sessions: The National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. It’s a chance to see political, bu
siness and cultural leaders, and to observe the beautiful diversity of China’s traditionally attired ethnic minorities. F
or me, a policy wonk, I especially look forward to watching Premier Li Keqiang’s Government Work Report, whi
ch reviews the nation’s past progress and current challenges, and sets present and future goals.
Usually the GWR is upbeat, reflecting China’s dramatic economic a
nd social progress of recent decades. But the ironic apocryphal Chinese curse often quoted in the
West – “may you live in interesting times” – is true this year. Premier Li did not try to hide this fact. He admitted that Chi
na faced a challenging and complicated international and domestic environment last year that severely im
pacted its economy, although previously announced targets were met. This year will be no less challenging.
An ongoing reform of China’s college entrance exam and enrolling system, under which stude
nts used to be selected for their performance on a single test, has been extended to cover more pro
vinces in China, according to the Ministry of Education.
Initiated in 2014, the reform aims to make the selection of studen
ts and their enrollment in universities a more sc
ientific and fair procedure and promote education for students’ all-around development.
In 2018, the reform was expanded to eight provincial-level regions, n
amely Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing, whe
re Year-1 high school students starting from fall 2018 needed to prepare for the change.
subdistricts that were built in 2000. In the first three years of the century, the population quickly rose to more than 100,000.
The family of Beijing native Du Bo moved to Tiantongyuan in 2005 because at 5,600 yuan per sq m the area was still relatively cheap.
“Our old home in Haidian district was scheduled for urgent demolition, so we had to find another place to live,” the 26-year-old said.
Though the family would have preferred an apartment in the downtown, Du’s parents could not afford
to move to such an expensive area. The urgency of the situation meant the family of four, which included his grandfather, had no alt
ernative but to move to the 120-sq-m, three-bedroom apartment in Tiantongyuan.
“Dirty” and “chaotic” were Du’s first impressions of the neighborhood. Unlicensed traders bloc
ked the roads, meaning people could not park their cars, and feral cats and dogs often ap
peared on the streets. As a result, some people simply bought apartments to rent to tenants.
Du said he has heard that in a building near his tower block, one bedroom can accommodate eight people. “It’s like a dormitory at college,” he said.
For Zhouzhou, when learning football in middle school, the first known football stars are Ronaldo and Messi.
Especially Messi, who is 170cm tall, can become a football star with his own efforts. In fact, there are
still many achievements that are even better than those of Ronaldo and Messi.
For example, Brazilian athlete Kaka.If it weren’t for injuries, Kaka might still be active in football.
2007 was Kaka’s most glorious year in his career, when he won the Champions League at Milan.
Then he dared not spare no effort to run on the green field because of his injury and illness.
Slowly he was reduced to mediocrity, and in that year Messi emerged and Ronaldo dominated the Premier League.
Now that Kaka announced his retirement the year before last, more attention has been paid to his emotional life for fans.
Today, Kaka announced on the social platform that he had successfully proposed to his new girlfriend, Carolina Dias.
E me Fez o homem Mais Feliz dessa terra!!Prometo retribuir e te fazer a mulher Mais Feliz do.
Portuguese translated into Chinese means: You make me the happiest person on earth! I promise I will repay you.Let you be the happiest woman, I love you!
In the photo, Kaka and her new girlfriend, Carolina Dias, wear a white jacket on the beach and kiss affectionately. Carolina raises her palm and writes: I said yes!
What’s interesting is that after only two years of love, Kaka decided to propose, and he was in a hurry.
Many people see the marriage news and think that Kaka and his ex-wife have been reunited. What’s the matter?
The new girlfriend, Carolina Dias, meets the needs of many men.
The new girlfriend is 11 years younger than Kaka, and has a model figure and an outstanding face. Kaka’s
marriage proposal was successful, and I hope it will continue to be a happy one.After all, at the age of 40, we need to settle down.
The king wore lambswool breeches and a quilted doublet, yet somehow he looked as stiff and uncomfortable as if he had been clad in plate and mail. His skin was
pale leather, his beard cropped so short that it might have been painted on. A fringe about his temples was all that remained of his black hair. In his hand
was a parchment with a broken seal of dark green wax.
Jon took a knee. The king frowned at him, and rattled the parchment angrily. “Rise. Tell me, who is Lyanna Mormont?”
“One of Lady Maege’s daughters, Sire. The youngest. She was named for my lord father’s sister.”
“To curry your lord father’s favor, I don’t doubt. I know how that game is played. How old is this wretched girl child?”
Jon had to think a moment. “Ten. Or near enough to make no matter. Might I know how she has offended Your Grace?”
Stannis read from the letter. “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is STARK. A girl of ten, you
say, and she presumes to scold her lawful king.” His close-cropped beard lay like a shadow over his hollow cheeks. “See that you keep these tidings to yourself, Lord
Snow. Karhold is with me, that is all the men need know. I will not have your brothers trading tales of how this child spat on me.”
“I’m going to show you how dangerous tigers are,” hecontinued. “I want you to remember this lesson for the rest ofyour lives.”He turned to Babu and nodded.
Babu left. Mahisha’s eyesfollowed him and did not move from the door he disappearedthrough. He returned a few
seconds later carrying a goat withits legs tied. Mother gripped me from behind. Mahisha’s snarlturned into a growl deep in the throat.
Babu unlocked, opened, entered, closed and locked a cagenext to the tiger’s cage. Bars and a trapdoor separated thetwo.
Immediately Mahisha was up against the dividing bars,pawing them. To his growling he now added explosive,
arrestedwoofs. Babu placed the goat on the floor; its flanks wereheaving violently, its tongue hung from its mouth, and its eyeswere
The news of the pyramid explosion in Egypt has been buzzing in the past two days.