reached 51.6 million tons, with ore and container freight volumes breaking records. Aut
horities said that the port’s investment budget for 2019 would reach 48 million euros.
Situated at the heart of a triangle between Brussels, London, and P
aris, the Port of Dunkerque is the third largest port in France after Port Le Havre and Port Marseille.
The port has 18 professional terminals and a logistics park with storage facilities for food, hydrocarbons, chemicals and cereals.
Public security authorities have destroyed over 200 cross-re
gional criminal networks and more than 400 peer-to-peer lending platforms suspected of i
llegal fundraising between the beginning of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
They have also filed 19,000 illegal fundraising cases involving 410 billion yuan ($59 billion), the ministry said in a news release.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
anghai, before moving to the US in 1935. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard’s design s
chool, and spent the early years of his career designing buildings for a real estate developer in New York.
Pei is known for his affection towards precise geometry and design details. He also ha
d a strong reverence for light, as shown in the famous pyramid of the Louvre Museum.
His significant works include the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in Manhattan (1979 to 1986), the Morto
n H Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (1982 to 1989), the Bank of China Tower in Hong K
ong (1982 to 1989), and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (2003 to 2008).
skiing training and the number will continue to rise, with expectations of 70,000 enrolled by the end of this year, he added.
He also said Yanqing has built more ski runs over the last two years, based on seasonal features and site conditions.
Some important events and testing activities are expected to be he
ld in Yanqing – for example, the 14th National Winter Games Alpine skiing speed events in 2020.
Zheng, the deputy commissioner, said schools in Yanqing also created some outdoor ice rinks when winter weather cond
itions allowed, while in summer, manmade ice would be a good choice for campuses to open up skating practice.
Yanqing will put more effort into increasing the number of qua
lified winter sports instructors, improving school curriculum and hastening constr
uction of winter sports venues to add more flavor to the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, he said.
producing specialized bicycles for health, sports and slow urban lifestyles.
Century-old bike-maker Shanghai Phoenix Enterprise (Group) Co Ltd and Tianjin Flying Pigeon Cycle Development Co are
transforming to produce sports and leisure bicycles based on the fast growth for these types of products.
The output of such bicycles priced above 1,000 yuan saw an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase to 8.43 millio
last year, up 10.5 percentage points over the previous year and accounting for about 11.5 percent of the total.
Other companies including Bike8, Onelap and Incolor continue to manufact
ure innovative bicycles by improving the intelligent and network connecting levels of their products
e in trying to forecast earthquakes, it may very well happen in China,” said Tappo
nnier, also foreign associate member of the United States’ National Academy of Sciences.
Four leading ethics scholars in China are urging government authorities to intensify their supervision over scientific research to re
duce the chances of unethical use of biomedical technologies involving gene editing and stem cells.
The appeal, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, referen
ced a major ethical scandal in November, when a Chinese scientist announced he had pro
duced the world’s first twin human babies whose genes were altered to make them immune to HIV.
According to the administration, the country is stricken by an average 20 earthquakes abo
ve magnitude 5 every year. There is an earthquake above magnitude 8 every decade. Since the turn of
the new millennium, more than 91,800 people have been killed by earthquakes in the country.
No need for dogs, cats to go through quarantine if they meet set conditions
Pets owners no longer need to be separated from their beloved dogs or cats when they ar
rive in China from overseas if they meet certain conditions, under a regulation that took effect on May 1.
Dogs or cats with valid electronic chips arriving from 19 designated c
ountries or regions no longer have to undergo weeklong quarantines if they pass on-site inspe
ctions at ports of entry, according to the regulation released by the General Administration of Customs earlier this year.
The designated countries and regions are New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Guam of the Unite
d States, Jamaica, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, J
apan and Singapore, as well as China’s Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.
beneath the surface of the anti-China theory. I have not criticized the Australian government fo
r banning foreign campaign donations or requiring representatives of foreign governments to register with the authorities. On Hua
wei, I am neutral. Who knows what evidence was considered by the Australian National Security Committee of th
e Cabinet to justify the ban on the world’s biggest telecommunications company as a supplier of 5G equipment?
Publicity conflated, tinged with racism
But, as Evans says, a lot of the publicity has been conflated, even tinged with racism. Take the following examples:
In 2017, former China correspondent for Fairfax John Garnaut alleged t
hat China was exporting “racial chauvinism” to our universities. This generated a raft of headl
nes and bought warnings from Julie Bishop, then foreign minister, to Chinese students. B
versity of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, in the United States, said Xi
wants to convey a specific message: that China sees the BRI as a method by which it can make
a substantial and permanent contribution to lasting peace, common security and global prosperity.
“While some Westerners may scoff at the impact they think the BRI m
ay have on these issues, Xi genuinely sees the BRI as a global development project and will cont
inue to wholeheartedly put China’s money, resources and energies into this project,” he said.
Chen Weihua in Brussels, Bo Leung in London, Zhao Huanxin in Washington, Edith Muteth
ya in Nairobi and Chen Yingqun in Beijing contributed to this story.The profits of China’s major indu
strial firms surged by 13.9 percent in March, a drastic rebound compared to the 14-percent decline in January-Febru
ary period, official data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Saturday.
through Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 359, according to a police report released