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.
lliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included around 30 institution
s and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati
on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.
The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology, the U
nited Nations Environment Program, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Alliance of Int
ernational Science Organizations, a group created to connect the scientific communities of BRI participants.
Bai Chunli, president of the academy, said in the conference’s opening ceremony on Saturday that areas along the Si
lk Road are prone to various natural disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life and economic damage.
Xi underlines building professional forces at key meeting on public security
President Xi Jinping urged the nation’s public security forces to fulfill their responsibilities and missions in the new era to cr
eate a safe and stable social environment that enables people to feel an even stronger sense of security.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cent
ral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a t
wo-day national conference on public security work, which concluded in Beijing on Wednesday.
He called for building highly professional public security forces that are loyal to the Pa
rty, serve the people, promote impartiality in law enforcement and remain disciplined.
Under the new historical conditions, public security departments must
adhere to the overall national security outlook and a people-centered approach, Xi said.
More than 2.5 million tourists visited West Lake in Zhejiang province over the May Day holiday.
What caught the attention of many of them was the presence of a team of eight intern
ational students, all wearing yellow vests and Bluetooth headsets, and riding electric scooters.
The eight were studying in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s provincial capital. They are the first internatio
nal volunteer team serving at the famous spot, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
The foreign volunteers are from India, Mongolia, Banglade
sh, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen.
“As Hangzhou is seeing an increasing number of individual travelers from abroad followin
g the 2016 G20 Summit … we have been considering how to diversify our volunteer forces during h
olidays and peak seasons for years,” said Liu Jian, director of the volunteer program.
hina will undertake key measures to further integrate the country’s rural and urban areas
and encourage the transfer and free flow of people and resources throughout the nation.
Measures include relaxing hukou (household registration) barri
ers, reforming zoning regulations for rural and residential land, marketing collective land
in rural areas for development purposes and increasing infrastructure spending in the countryside.
Experts said the new plan, announced by the Communist Party of China Ce
ntral Committee and the State Council late on Sunday, is aimed at helping realize steady progr
ess in rural revitalization, driving up the process of urbanization and further boosting the economy.
China has a three-step plan. First, it will initially build a framework an
d mechanism for integrated development of urban and rural areas, and gradually rem
ove limits on hukou registration in cities by 2022. Second, it will bring about an improved framewo
Russia’s Investigative Committee says 41 people died in fiery airliner accident at Moscow airport.
The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 ret
urned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported.
“According to our data, more than 10 victims needed medical
care,” Tass news agency quoted a source in the medical services as saying.
Earlier, the regional emergency services reported six victims.
The plane reportedly took off from the Sheremetyevo airport at 18:00 local time (1500 GMT) and
made an emergency landing after circling over the Moscow region for about 40 minutes.
It was “engulfed in flames” before the emergency landing, Tass quoted a source as saying.
l become a platform for people to experience natural beauty and t
o better understand, and then materialize, Xi’s wonderful ecological ideas.
When the sustainable developme
ustin Irwin anad James Berry took turns to steer their boat o
n Barkley Lake in western Kentucky, looking for Asian carp.
It did not take them long to spot a school of fish. Stopping the boat, Berry started to feed a 180-m
eter-long net into the water as Irwin maneuvered the boat to form the net into a large circle.
With the net in place, they then steered the boat in a circle, banging the hull with a wooden st
ick. Immediately, carp started to jump out of the water before splashing back in.
nt goals are firmly established in people’s minds, the significance of hosting the exhibition will have been achieved.
with the aggregated industrial value added expanding by 8.5 percent year-on-year, 3.2 percentage points
higher than that in the January-February period.
Operation revenue jumped by 13.7 percent year-on-year i
n March, 10.4 percentage points more than that in the January-February period.
Stabilizing prices served as another driver of the rebound, according to an NBS analy
sis. The producer prices rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in March, ending a decline for eight months in a row.
The purchasing prices for raw materials edged up 0.2 percent from a ye
ar ago, 0.1 percentage points higher than that in the January-February period.
Preliminary estimates showed that the price changes added 26.8 billion yuan to industrial profits in March, and the cont
ribution of price changes to industrial profit growth rose by 4.5 percentage points from that in the Ja
nuary-February period, said senior statistician Zhu Hong from the NBS’s Industrial Bureau.
fied. Shortly after the attack, the US government introduced the Patriot Act, the Accuracy Act and