China will offer customized data services for disaster prevention throug
h its Fengyun meteorological satellites for more countries along the Belt and Road, said a
senior official of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Center.
The services will be provided based on the results of a survey of 81 countries. By the end
of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.
All of the respondents said they wanted to install the application software platforms
of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.
They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainf
all, droughts, dust storms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on F
engyun meteorological satellite data analysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.
ter Games was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the
venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonde
rful legacy story,” said Juan Antonio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while
planning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic market
ing partners and four second-tier sponsors, while the Games’ licensing program, whic
As landmarks of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China, the China Pavilion and the Inter
national Pavilion are attracting large numbers of visitors thanks to their unique designs and functions.
Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, the expo is being held in the capital’s Yanqing district.
Following the ancient wisdom of the Chinese people, the China Pavilion takes the shape of a green b
uilding that can “breathe” and has “life”, as described on the exhibition’s official website.
Core portions of the pavilion are composed of terraced fields. Fun
ctions of both irrigation and insulation are at play, and th
e fields help reduce energy consumption of the building while also offering heating or cooling functions.
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.
ence” leader, to stop over in Hawaii on her way back to the island after an eight-day tour of thr
ee Pacific island nations this week, Washington is breaching all established protocols and violating the 1979
Joint Communiqué. Beijing lodged “stern representations” with Washington on Thursday against Tsai’s transit in Hawaii.
“We have consistently and resolutely opposed the United States or other countries which
have diplomatic relations with China arranging this kind of transit,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ge
ng Shuang said in Beijing. Beijing has urged Washington not to send “Taiwan independence forces any wrong signal”, Geng said.
The method behind fluctuating policy of US
When the US intends to maintain good relations with the mainland, it significantly reduces the
use of or even refrains from mentioning the Taiwan Relations Act. But when Washington wants to put pressure on Beijing to fina
lize a deal or sign a trade agreement in its favor, it promptly resorts to using the Act. At times, even the island’s a
uthorities stir up trouble, prompting the US to use the Act to try and browbeat or incite the mainland.
and media need to focus on long term development of Chinese soccer instead of what happens at the tournament.
“It’s like building a house－the first job is to build a solid foundation,” he said
“Based on that, we can have success. Compared to Japan and South Korea, their plans started decades ago.
“They are 20 to 25 years ahead of China in terms of their soccer development.”
Another factor was that Cannavaro did not recall China’s best striker, Wu Lei, who is now playing for Espanyol in La Liga.
Other experienced veterans, such as captain Zheng Zhi, were passed over in order to make way for younger players.
Cannavaro said he sought out the opinion of Lippi, who now serves as an adviser, including player selection.
a series of memorandums of understanding on Belt and Road infrastructure investments during Xi’s upcoming visit to Italy, Reuters reported. If the
y are signed, Italy would be the first one of the Group of Seven industrialized nations to participate in the BRI.
Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday, Vice-Foreign Mi
nister Wang Chao said the country appreciates Italy’s active involvement in the BRI.
”We believe the signing of relevant cooperation documents conforms to the common interests of both countries,” Wa
ng said, adding that Belt and Road cooperation aims to generate mutually beneficial and win-win results.
Regarding skepticism about the BRI, Wang said practice will prove that the initia
tive will have positive effects on countries’ economic development and bilateral cooperation.
He added that the infrastructure investment of Chinese companies in Europe is purely business practice and will ab
ide by market rules and business principles on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and transparency.
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.
Ocean, was described by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cre
scent Societies (IFRC) as “terrible” following an aerial assessment conducted by the agency Monday.
IFRC spokesman Jamie LeSueur said that up to 90% of the ar
ea had been destroyed. “The scale of devastation is enormous,” said LeSueur.
On Sunday, a dam burst cutting off the last road to the city, which aid workers are now struggling to reach.
A former Portuguese colony, Mozambiq
ue gained independence in 1975 and suffered a 16-year civil war that ended in 1992. Today, despite recent eco
nomic growth, about half the population remains below the poverty line.
Cylone Idai has caused destruction on such a large scale because of that poverty and lack of infrastructure.
in the field of quantum information science, China should initiate the building o