and prejudice— no matter how soft-pedaled things got right before Hong Kong’s return — plays into the hands of tho
se who want to see China fractured. White
washing the crimes of colonial powers, to say nothing of waving their fla上海千花坊 g, demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Imagine for a moment what the people killed in anti-colonial fights ac
globe would think if they saw this wholesale embrace of their tormentors.上海千花坊女神会所 This is where the contrast between flags must be emphasized. Blind worsh
ip of any national symbol is dangerous, but the
Chinese flag stands for very different prin 上海千花坊ciples than the British or US ones. The People’s Republic of China flag represents liberation and an end to exp
loitation, and was only raised after years of bloo
dshed and revolutionary struggle. That success was the cul mination of a century of resistance to imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. Countless lives were lost in pursuit of this no上海千花坊女神会所
ble goal, and those martyrs live on in the flag’s red fabric, as do the many others who have stood against opp
ression all over the world. The Chinese people are well aware of this, and treat their flag with care and pride.
But that shouldn’t be conflated with the callous jingoism of “former” colonial powers. Victory in a war of liberation and rut上海千花坊女神会所
hless imperial conquest are polar opposites — the former should be a source of strength and motivation in the fac
e of adversity, the latter should be regarded with the deepest shame. I myself recall my childhood in Texas, wh
上海千花坊ere the flag of the US was invoked to justify unilateral action against countless countries and the massacring of millions. T
he stars and stripes are used as a cudgel against minority groups to this day, and a “love it上海千花坊女神会所
or leave it” attitude is deployed against any critics of the country’s record of bigotry and genocide.
rt aims to better regulate procedures for review of death sentences and the execution.
Under the guideline, courts should infor
m those on death row that they have the right to tho上海千花坊 se meetings, and they must tell the defendants if the people that the inmates wish to see refuse the meeting.
ne applies to meet with his or her child under the age of 18, courts should first 上海千花坊品茶微信ask for approval from the child’s guardian. A video meeting will be arrang
ed if courts, after a review, believe a face-to-face meeting would affect the children’s physical or mental health, it said.
The last words of convicts facing the death pen
alty can be recorded by audio or video, it said.上海千花坊 Ruan Chuansheng, a law professor at the Shanghai Administration Institute, said such a guideline will unify different pra
上海千花坊品茶微信ctices in the implementation of executions carried out by courts nationwide.
“We’ve had basic principles to carry out executions, such as informing of the right to meetings of convicts facing the death上海千花坊
penalty, but what courts should do for the meeting and how to arrange the meeting are not specified,” he said.
上海千花坊品茶微信Ji Chunwei, a criminal lawyer from Guangdong province, said t
he new rule is a big step forward in human rights protection in the judicial sector.
“The guideline will prevent situations in which some people were informe上海千花坊
d after their family members had been executed, which has happened before,” he said.
The guideline also clarifies some of the other legitimate rights of convicts on deat上海千花坊品茶微信
h row. It states that a local high court should inform the death penalty convict of the righ
t to hire a defense lawyer to help him or her in the penalty review process. Under current laws,上海千花坊品茶微信
all death sentences in the country must be reviewed by the Supreme People’s Court.
The defense lawyer can submit their findings or evidence either to the
local high court or directly to the top court, according to the guideline.
a new excuse for more protectionist measures.The Treasury move reeks of arbitrariness and unilater
上海千花坊alism, and will disrupt international trade
rules and order as well as dampened investors’ confidence, experts said. “By labeling China a currency manipulator, the US is in fact continuing its maximum-
pressure approach in trade talks,” said Liao Qu
n, chief economist of the China CITIC Bank International.上海千花坊女神会所 China and the US have been locked up in drawn-out trade disputes since last year.
On Monday, Chinese companies have halted
purchases of US farm prod 上海千花坊uce after the US decided to impose additional 10-percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of
Chinese imports, as the US move seriousl
y violated the consensus reached by the two heads of state in Osaka. NO INTENTION TO DEVALUATE CURRENCY
上海千花坊女神会所China has long been committed to keeping the yuan’s exchang
e rate basically stable at a reasonable and balanced level, the central bank said.
The Chinese currency is the strongest among the G20 and is one of the currencies that has seen substantial appreciation.
From the beginning of 2005 to June this year, the currency’s nominal e上海千花坊
xchange rate appreciated 38 percent and real exchange rate strengthened 47 percent.
Last month, the IMF found in its latest annual assessment that the renminbi exchange rate was broadly in line with fundamentals.上海千花坊女神会所
From the macro perspective, the yuan’s exchange rate is buoyed by the coun
try’s sound fundamentals, strong economic resilience, stable fiscal position, c上海千花坊
ontrollable financial risks, balanced cross-border capital movement and sufficient foreign exchange reserves.
China has no intention to gain trade advantages by devaluing its currency, as the yuan’
上海千花坊女神会所s depreciation cannot necessarily lift exports, said Song Xiangyan, an analyst with the PBOC.
A large devaluation probably leads to panic capital outflows and competitive currency devaluation of China’s trading par
tners, which will undermine the country’s financial stability and hurt imports, Song added.
China will be committed to the promises on exchange rates made at all G20 summit上海千花坊女神会所
s and abide by a market-determined exchange rate system, the PBOC governor Yi Gang said Monday.
Refusing competitive devaluation, the country will not resort to exchange r
ates in handling external uncertainties such as trade disputes, Yi said.
schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
上海千花坊hina had 19,475 such students in seco
ndary vocational schools or classes nationwide last year, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusiv
e, the number of disabled atten上海千花坊女神会所 dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled
Persons’ Federation, said at a news conference on Thursday that China has work 上海千花坊ed over the last few decades to make sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools
in multiple ways, including in mainstream schools, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.上海千花坊女神会所
“Financially strapped students can attend school free of tuition,” she said.
上海千花坊Zhang said the group also has more job opportunities thanks to better legal protections, more policy support and training programs.
More than 80 laws and 50 administrative regulations have been passed concerning the pro
tection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities, according to the white paper.上海千花坊女神会所
A number of policies, including tax breaks, have been rolled out to encourage employers to hire disabled workers, it said.
The document said that last year, 850 national or provincial-level vocational training centers were
上海千花坊built nationwide for disabled people, and 367,000 additional registered disabled people found jobs.
A total of more than 9.4 million registered disabled people were employed as of last year.
Despite progress, the white paper said there is still a huge gap betw上海千花坊女神会所
een the lives led by those with special needs and the lives to which they aspire.
Hu Kaihong, spokesman for the State Council Information Office, said at the new
上海千花坊s conference Thursday that in the past 70 years, China has made efforts to protect the ne
eds of the disabled and help them become contributors to and beneficiaries of economic development.
“China has discovered a development path for promoting disability rights and interests with Chinese characteristics,” he said.上海千花坊女神会所
Hu said China has 85 million disabled citizens, the largest such group worldwide, and therefore faces huge challenges.
hinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise
when they see police from their homelan
d patrolling the streets this summer.上海千花坊品茶微信 For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo
上海千花坊ining their fellow professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the
greb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj. Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2006 when officers from Hungary became the first forei上海千花坊品茶微信
gn law e
nforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis 上海千花坊品茶微信t their Cro
atian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols. In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the s
treets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
上海千花坊品茶微信Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis
itors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.上海千花坊
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume
上海千花坊nts and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.
International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be
st international police practice, and China’s ambassador in Zagreb, Xu Erwen, said the inclusion of Chinese po上海千花坊品茶微信
lice in the project confirms the two countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation.上海千花坊
A generation on from the brutal war that broke out in the aftermath of the collapse of the for
mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.
cers and sellers of defective vaccines. Those prod
ucing or selling fake vaccines shall face a fine of 15 to 50 times the value of the illicit product上海千花坊女神会所
substandard vaccine makers or sellers face a fine of 10 to 30 times the value. 上海千花坊It also raises the threshold for fines, by stipulating that fake or substandard vaccines worth less than 500,000 yuan ($72,908) shall be calculated as 500,000 yuan.
Production and business operation will be suspended for rectification, and drug regis
tration certificates or even pharmaceutical production licenses can be revoked, it said.上海千花坊女神会所 The tough punishments will exert positive impacts on the whole-process supervision of vaccines, said Jiao Hong, head of the National Medical Products Administration.
It will further enhance the quality of the country’s vaccines and boost the public’s confide上海千花坊
nce on v
accine safety, Jiao said at a press conference held after the five-day legislative session closed. An autopsy will be carried out to help determine the reason behind the death of a 3-year-old girl from Lianyungang, Jiang
上海千花坊女神会所su province, who died after receiving a rabies vaccine, the local government was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
l, surnamed Zhang, was scratched by the pet dog of her classmate on April 26. After about 23 hours, she received a freeze-dried rabies vaccine at a local hosp ital. But early April 28, the girl suffered a febrile convulsion and was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment. She died later that day.
The case has attracted attention from netizens who wondered whether the death could be caused by disqualified vaccines.上海千花坊女神会所
According to The Paper, a preliminary investigation by local health authorities showed
no recipients had adverse reactions after getting vaccines from the same batch between March 11 and April 30.
The investigation also showed the hospital where she was vaccinated and the doctor involv
ed are qualified, the vaccine used was within its validity period and there is no problem found in its
cold-chain transportation. As required by the girl’s family, the hospital has kept a vaccine of the same batch as a sample to check.
has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza
tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appeali
ng to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所 “The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv
ed in the China Express Railway into one holisti
c platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊 The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊
“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.
ording to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所
Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the Chin
a Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries. 上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser
vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所
ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所
nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.
It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.
“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu
ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.
“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da
mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo
r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”
It’s a Sunday afternoon and Yang Haisong seems to be in a chipper mood. Under a blazing sun on a warm day in Beijing he sit
s on the side of a road smoking a cigarette. Yang, a founding member of the Chine
se rock band P. K. 14 and its l ead vocalist, is taking a break from activities in Free Sound, a record store in which he has been talking to fans about th
seventh studio album, What We Talk About When We Talk About His Name. Yang hails from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it was there that P.K. 14 was formed nearly 22 y
ears ago before going on to become one of the mo
st influential rock bands in China’s indie rock scene. “I love record stores,” Yang, 46, says. “Of course listening to music
online through streaming services is incredibly conven
when I hold cassette tapes or vinyls in my hands I feel this connection with the music.” The band’s latest album, released on Oct 14, 2018, was recorded in Be
rlin, and in addition to being streamed online, it was distributed on record and cassette.