More than 60 percent of children and teenagers in China do not get enough sleep, according to a report released by the Chinese Sleep Research Society on Sunday.
The survey showed 63 percent of children and teenagers in China sleep for less than eight ho
urs a day, the minimum sleeping time to ensure health for such a group, the report said.
The survey, conducted at the end of last year and January this year, covered nearly 70,000 ch
ildren and teenagers aged from 6 and 17 across China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Heavy school work loads and popularization in the use of electronics products are th
e top two major causes for lack of sleep among children and teenagers in China, the report said, addi
ng that 8.4 percent of the group are still busy with homework after 11 pm from Monday to Thursday.
out out one of his businesses, in this case, a golf course in Ireland.
”I have a very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that and it just a great place really.”
While praising Ireland, Trump promptly switched to a characteristic boast about his own
success, his management of the economy and how he held “all of the records … every single record for the stock market.”
Trump’s obsession with Obama — a defining characteristic — appeared like a nerv
ous tick twice in his photo-op, twinned with a willingness to spout untruths.
First, he claimed that the former President had predicted in 2016 that British vote
rs would reject leaving the European Union in a referendum while he had predicted they would vote to exit the bloc.
Obama did not bet on the outcome. But he did however warn Britons they would go “to the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US if they left the EU.
People in charge of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in China should eat with students at school can
teens to strengthen the safety of campus food, according to a notice issued on Monday.
The notice, jointly issued by the Ministry of Education, State Admin
istration for Market Regulation and National Health Commission, will take effect on April 1.
It requires that administrators should keep record of each meal and resolve any food problems as soon as possible. Pare
nts can also eat with students at school canteens and give suggestions to the school on food safety and nutrition, it said.
The schools should publish the sources of the food to the public and invite parents to parti
cipate in the management and supervision of food safety and nutrition, the notice said.
hinese women are buying more for themselves than they have in the past, according to a new report on Chinese women’s consumption.
The report was released one day before this year’s International Women’s Day by Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, Tmall.
More women are spending to please themselves instead of other
people, the report said. Tmall’s data showed that women’s consumption of books, tourism expe
riences, wire-free bras, flat shoes, flowers and other “treat-yourself” products continues to grow significantly.
Women born in the 1980s placed a total of 48.06 million book orders on
Tmall in the past year, while according to data from Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel arm, the same
group spent most on travel, China’s Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, China’s Macao and Singapore their favorite destinations.
The two sides of the Taiwan Straits must and will be reunified, Liu J
ieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Co
mmittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions.
Over the years, exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Straits ha
ve become more extensive and the bonds of affection between the two sides hav
e deepened, he said.Liu Jieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Com
mittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, is interviewed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5, 2019.
“Our compatriots in Taiwan now better understand that only when the cross-Straits relat
ions become better, will they have a better future,” he said, adding that “We are increasingly capable of pr
omoting the peaceful reunification of the country and bringing benefits to compatriots on both sides.”
China’s defense expenditure is for the protection of the nation’s sover
eignty, security and territorial integrity and does not pose any threat to other countries, ac
cording to Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress.
Zhang said at a news conference on Monday in Beijing that China always sticks
to the path of peaceful development and follows policies that are purely defensive in nature.
“To judge whether a country poses threat to other
nations, the key lies in its foreign and defense policies rather than the increase in its defense budget,” he said.
He made the remarks in response to a question on China’s perspective change to its defense budget this year.
force the destruction or renovation of virtually every existing structure in the United States,” he said of
the plan, which aims to maximizing buildings‘ energy efficiency. “New York City would have to ri
p down buildings and rebuild them again, I don’t think so. This is the craziest plan.”
He also bashed Green New Deal sponsor Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New
York, saying, “I see the white-haired, long-time senators standing behind this young woman and she’
s ranting and raving like a lunatic and the senators, these senators — ‘yes, I agree with this, yes, I agree.'”
Trump specifically targeted 2020 presidential candidate and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, say
ing that he should have saved Saturday’s speech for a real opponent closer to election season.
”I just want to be the Republican that runs against them,” he said of Dem
ocrats endorsing progressive projects such as the Green New Deal. “I’m going to regret th
is speech, this speech should have been delivered one year from now and not now, dammit.”
Gujarat in late 2001, the state was wracked with violence in which more than 1,000 people — mostly Muslims — were killed.
Although his critics say Modi didn’t do enough to stop the violence, he has always denied any involvement and has never be
en charged with a crime. A supreme court ordered investigation in India cleared him of any blame or wrongdoing.
Now after five years at the helm, he is struggling to retain the support that
saw his spectacular rise in 2014 — in contrast to his Pakistani counterpart. Imran Kh
an, the former cricket star, has been in power in neighboring Pakistan for little over half a year.
”They’re at very different points in their political trajectory,” says Madiha Afzal, a visiting fellow in the Foreign Po
licy and Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.
”At this point it does appear that Khan has a bit of a cooler head right now,” she said, referring to a speech Wedn
esday in which Khan appeared conciliatory and welcoming of talks, before acknowledging that the cir
cumstances that brought about this latest cross-border crisis led to the deaths of 40 Indian paramilitary soldiers ear
lier this month in a suicide car bomb attack in Pulwama — part of India-controlled Kashmir.
the anesthetic painkiller ketamine blocks the neuronal activity that dr
ives depression-like behavior. The finding may provide new perspectives on the tre
atment of depression and anxiety, which currently affects some 300 million people worldwide.
4.DNA NANOROBOT FOR CANCER THERAPY
Chinese scientists have constructed an autonomous DNA robot programmed to transport p
ayloads and present them specifically in tumors. The nanorobot proved safe and effective for mice and pi
gs. It represents a promising strategy for precise drug delivery in cancer therapy.
5.PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT
Chinese scientists have calculated the most precise value of the gravitational con
stant, one of the most fundamental constants of nature. To achieve their results, the team used both the angular-acc
eleration-feedback method and time-of-swing method to come close to producing an accurate value.
Multiple bomb blasts rocked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri just hours before presidential polls opened Saturday.