He said he believes that with the efforts of the French people and supp
ort from the international community, Notre Dame will be repaired and regain its glory.
The fire broke out around 6:30 pm on the roof of the cathedral, which was covered in scaffoldi
ng. The blaze spread quickly and destroyed the wooden interior before causing the spire to collapse.
It took more than 400 firefighters over 12 ho
urs to put out the fire, and the main structure and two bell towers remained standing.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, though officials said it could be linked to renovation work. Investigators were eag
er to question the workmen in an effort to determine the cause of the fire, according to media reports.
Visiting the scene of the fire in Paris, Macron vowed an immediat
e fundraising effort to rebuild the landmark, calling for international contributions.
, statistics, physics, biology, psychology and sociology, among other disci
plines. It promotes the “AI + X” interdisciplinary approa
ch in universities and aims to set up 100 majors that combine AI and other subjects by 2020.
Many Chinese universities have set their sights on improving AI education and nurturin
g more AI talent and have established new AI departments and research institutes.
Tsinghua University established an AI institute in 2018 as p
art of its efforts to advance AI research and education.
Aiming to become a globally influential AI research institution, the institute focuses on the basic theory of AI and activ
ely promotes cross-disciplinary AI research as well as the integration of academia and industry.
More than 70 British legislators have urged the government to make sure WikiLeaks found
er Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him.
The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sa
jid Javid to “do everything you can to champion action that will ens
ure Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in the event Sweden makes an extradition request.”
Sweden suspended its investigation of serious sexual misconduct two years ago because Assange wa
s beyond their reach while he was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with political asylum status.
He was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew his asylum a
nd is now in British custody facing an extradition request
from the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer.
He is in Belmarsh Prison in southeast London wait
ing to be sentenced for jumping bail in Britain, and plans to fight extradition to the US.
mitable spirit of the Chinese people and their attachment to the homeland. The audienc
e will also feel the profound historical friendship between the Chinese and Kazakh people,” s
ays Wang Zhi, deputy secretary-general of the festival’s organizing committee.
Jonathan Shen, the producer of The Composer, reveals that the crew spent five months shooting scenes in China, Russ
ia and Kazakhstan, and how the team used many special effects to re-create the wartime sequences.
Saturday, the festival’s opening day, marks the 80th anniversary of the debut performance of Yellow River
Cantata in Yan’an, the headquarters of the Red Army after the Long March which lasted from 1934 to 1936.
“We hope the film will comfort the soul of Xian,” says Shen, who is also the founder and CEO of Beijing-based Shinework Pictures.
Shen says he hopes The Composer, which was jointly financed by Kazakhst
an, will become a commercial success and encourage more foreign studios to produ
ce films with China. The film is scheduled to go on general release in China and Kazakhstan in May.
ker. A number of cooperative agreements were signed after that.
Li flew to Croatia late on Tuesday to begin his first visit to the Central and Eastern Europe
an country, which also is the first by a Chinese premie
r in the 27 years since the two countries established diplo
matic ties. He will also attend the eighth China-CEEC leaders’ meeting in Dubrovnik.
In a signed article published on Tuesday by several Croatian newspap
ers, Li said China will open up further to unlock the potential for trade in goods and promote two-way t
rade and investment liberalization and facilitation. More competitive goo
ds from CEE countries are welcome in China, which is committed to working for more balanced trade.
Li also called for more opportunities in the new economy and new growt
h drivers in the digital economy, e-commerce, financial technology and smart cities.
rred in Germany, and financial tightening in larger adva
nced economies have all contributed to a “significantly wea
kened global expansion”, said IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath.
“With this weakness expected to persist into the first half of 2019, o
ur new World Economic Outlook projects a slowdown in g
rowth in 2019 for 70 percent of the world economy,” she wrote in a blog on Tuesday.
With improved prospects for the second half of 2019, global growth in 2
020 is projected to return to the 2018 level of 3.6 percent, according to the IMF report.
“This recovery is precarious and predicated to reboun
d in emerging markets and developing economies, wher
e growth is projected to increase from 4.4 percent in 2019 to 4.8 percent in 2020,” Gopinath said.
that marriage is no longer the only place where people make all their
major financial and personal decisions, or incur obligations to others,” Coontz said.
“First of all, I haven’t met my Mr. Right. Also, I’m extremely responsible with my own finances – I have to pay my rent and my stud
ent loans every month,” said Michelle Yu, a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, who just s
tarted her first job at a publishing company in Los Angeles. Yu has been single for more than four years.
“So, if my partner also has a ton of student loans or is in a bad financial situation, I’d r
ather be alone,” said Yu. “Now, I can well manage my own money and I’m saving the down payment for bu
ying an apartment in my neighborhood. I like to do that on my own pace.”
cooperation in areas including education, culture, science and technology as well as ensuring the success of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism events, he said.
Ardern expressed her appreciation for Xi’s condolences and support foll
owing the terrorist attack in Christchurch, adding that her choice to proceed with the vi
sit despite the event “does reflect the value New Zealand places on its relationship with China”.
She called the bilateral relationship “one of our most important a
nd far-reaching relationships”, a point she said she has made in speeches over the past year.
She said she hopes that through the visit, the two nations can strengthen their bilateral co
mprehensive strategic partnership and deepen cooperation in trade and people-to-people exchanges.
She also reiterated New Zealand’s adherence to the one-China p
olicy and its independent foreign policy, as well as its firm support for multilateralism and free trade.
a different pair of shoes for the surface. I was overwhelmed, in an embarrassing way.”
Li played the final match of her stellar career at Wimbledon 2014 before retiring due to a chronic knee injury two months later.
Now enjoying life as a housewife and businesswoman, the two-time Grand Slam singles champion spares no effort to en
sure that China’s new generation of players are better prepared than she was for life as a pro.
Her passion for the sport remains undiminished and shone through at Tuesday’s event at Beijing’s
1123 Junior Tennis Academy, where the 37-year-old hit shots with some young hopefuls and shared insights about life on the tour.
With more international tournaments visiting the country and strong government support and investment, tenni
s has entered the athletic mainstream in China, yet the nation still hasn’t found anyone to assume Li’s throne.
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