Headquarters in Beijing says move is a blow to bilateral education cooperation
The Confucius Institute Headquarters said it deeply regrets a decision by the education department in Australia’s most pldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
opulous state to end a Chinese-language education program in its public schools and ho
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所pes the New South Wales government will not politicize normal bilateral cooperation in education.
“We hope the NSW government will give more consideration to the negative infl
uence of closing the Confucius program on the state’s Chinese language educationldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
and its education cooperation with China,” the Confucius Institute Headquarters said in a statement on F
riday, adding it would take necessary measures to safeguard its rights and interests.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
In May last year, the department ordered a review of foreign government or o
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活rganization support of language education in NSW government schools.
Though no evidence of “actual political influence” was found by
the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the department “ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.
The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute prldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
ogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroom prog
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所ram in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.
Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,0
00) to continue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding thaldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
t 15 percent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is based in Beijing, said the program waldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
s established in the spirit of mutual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the co
operation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.
The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung. A total of 124 flights have been canceled at Xiamen airport.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活lowest level, for strong winds. The provincial agriculture and rural affairs depart
ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation has deployed more than 300 power generatioldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.
In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
It violates the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two coldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
ional trade order, and Washington will eat the bitter fruits of its own action, the ministry said.
“Such unilateral and bullying acts of trade protectionism and extreme pressure ruldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
counter to the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” the spokesperson said.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活udge the situation, nor to underestimate the determination of the Chinese people.
“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
hinese people. It must immediately stop its erroneous practices, or bear all the consequences,” the spokesperson said.A gldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
?Friday said it would retaliate against Trump’s plans for the imposition of tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods on Se
pt 1 and Dec 15 by slapping levies on US imports valued at $75 billion on the same dates. In a statement, China’s Comldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
merce Ministry said the action was “forced by the US’s unilateralism and protectionism.”
In response, Trump tweeted: “Our country has lost stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China ov
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所er many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, &
they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be better off without them.”
Trump demanded that American companies “immediately stldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
art looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and mak
ing your products in the USA.” Trump has no authority to tell US companies how to operate.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活Following Trump’s tweet post, David French, the senior vice-presid
ent of government relations of the National Retail Federation, tweeted: “It is un
realistic for American retailers to move out of the world’s second largest economy…”ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
“Our presence in China allows us to reach Chinese customers and develop overseas markets. This, i
n turn, allows us to grow and expand opportunities for American workers, businesses and consumers.”
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 25,628.90, down 623.34 points or 2.37 percent. N
asdaq closed at 7,751.77, down 239.62 points or 3 percent. The S&P 500 was also down, closing
at 2,847.11, down 75.84 points or 2.59 percent. The market closed down for the fourth week in a row.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
The continuing trade dispute and fears about a worldwide economic slowdown have led c
entral banks in the US and around the world to ease monetary policy in recent months.
ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra
tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously undeldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.
If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信w, undermining its well-deserved international image and status, the Saudi expert said.
Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an
ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad
vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信
China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that
what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活It said in an online statement that any attempt to lump together the
rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe
nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信
China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati
ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活ngful statement” about protests in Hong Kong that “sends the wrong signal to the violent criminal offenders”.
The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of somldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信
e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref
erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
ng her annual leave in Paris two years ago. Her future husband was a st
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活udent in London. You never know where or when the right person will appear for you,” he says.
“Maybe your other half is nearby, just around the corner, or far away on the road in front of you. All in all, I believe th
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所at going out to socialize and actively looking for my Ms Right is the best approach.”
Cabinet unveils measures to stabilize job market in face of downward pressure on economy
China has unveiled measures to stabilize the job market, withldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
steps to establish an early warning mechanism for large-scale la
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活yoffs and unemployment risks amid mounting downward pressure on the economy.
In a statement released after an executive meeting on July 31, the State Council said the country is facing pressure to create mor
e jobs, and stronger measures must be adopted to stabilize growth and promote entrepreneurship.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
It also called for stronger efforts to break barriers hindering the development of market enti
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活ties and to create more jobs. Employment in labor-intensive sectors must be closely monitored, and an early war
ning mechanism for large-scale layoffs and unemployment risks will be established.
More than 7.37 million urban jobs were created in the first half of the year－two-thirdsldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
of the annual target－according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
In the first half, the surveyed unemployment rate remained stable at 5.1 per
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活cent, while the registered urban unemployment rate was kept at 3.61 percent, according to the ministry.
China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2 percent in the second quarter, its weakest pace in a
t least 27 years, with demand faltering at home and abroad amid ongoing trade frictions with the United States.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
Delivering a government work report in March, Premier Li Keqiang pledged to pursue an employment-first policy with
full force. The country would implement a vocational skills training initiative, and allocat
Beckett had planned to provide more information to media later Friday, but the news conference is being rescheduled for next week.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活Brendt Christensen, who kidnapped and killed Zhang in 2
017, was sentenced last month to life imprisonment without the possibility of release.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
Zhang went missing on June 9, 2017, after getting into a black Saturn Astra about five blo
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活cks away from where she got off a bus on her way to an apartment complex to sign a lease.
Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017, after being caught on t
ape pointing out people he described as “ideal victims” during a vigil in Zhang’s honor.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活Keeping his eye on the ball, Zhang Kai is training hard in an attempt to secure his future Olympic glory.
On an ordinary night in 2004, 6-year-old Zhang Kai crawled into bed at his
home in suburban Beijing, after his parents had long gone to sleep in their own room.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
There the child lay wide awake, listening over and over again to the imaginary sound of a
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所tiny white table tennis ball hitting his bat, just as it did during the afternoon training session.
This went on for some time, before Zhang sat up, and with a highlig
hter pen wrote on the wall beside his little bed: “The four dreams of mine …”ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
Those dreams were: to become a district champion, a city champion, a national champion and at last, a world champion.
It was a moment of solemnity, made even more so by the innocent hopefulne
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活ss of a child. Sixteen years later, Zhang can still feel the burn he had felt in his chest when he
put down those lines, with the few Chinese characters he’d been taught as a first-grader.
The first three (goals) have been met. All I need to do is to fight for the fourth and last one, irrespective of the result,” he said.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
Zhang spent June in Beijing, training first in Chengdu and then in his hometown, Beijing.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活”I’ll be in Germany between August and next May for further training. B
ut in October, I’ll play against the Canadians in the North America Olympic Games team q
ualification,” he said. “This is to get ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and I’ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
m now fighting to be one of three who could play the qualification representing the US.”
The competition is fierce to the point of being cruel. But for Zhang, who became a US citizen in April and thus eligible for re
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活presenting the country in international competitions, that is how things have always been.
“I was introduced to ping-pong as a 5-year-old, when a coach came to our kindergarte
n looking for kids with potential. He pinched a few shoulders and asked us to move arounldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
d a little bit. And before I knew it, I was handpicked, the only one out of the entire class,” he said.
The 6th Sino-Sildsports,ldsportsapp夜生活ngapore Knowledge Forum (SSKF) commenced with a grand opening in Four Seasons Hotel on Aug 24, with a special focus on the coll
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活aboration and development strategies between China and Singapore, as well as high quality development, reform and inn
ovation in the new era of China’s all-round opening up of its market. This was the first time for SSKF, which inldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
augurated in 2013, to be held in Singapore after five successful years of forums in Guangzhou.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活Being the flagship project of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC), the annual event of
SSKF is currently the only high-level forum taking turns to being held in China and Singapore. It is also the strategic dialogue pl
atform mutually initiated and advanced by high-level officials from Singapore and Guangdong province.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信
This year’s distinguished keynote speakers who delivered the opening addresses include Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Education Minister and co-chair
person of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council; Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong province and Zho
u Yawei, director-general of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City administrative committee. Zhong M
anying, commercial minister counselor of Embassy of China in Singapore attended the forum.
Ong Ye Kung hoped for SSldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信KF to continue to serve as a high-end strate
gic dialogue platform for Singapore-Guangdong cooperation, positioning SSGKC to be one
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信of the leading projects among Sino-Singapore bilateral collaborations with its uniqueness in software cooperation.
Zhou Yawei also recognized SSGKC’s achievement of transforming itself into a large-scale and high-profile city of technol
ogy and innovation. SSKF has also earned its credit of bridging ideas and minds in the past years. SSGKC is be
lieved to have reached greater heights with its new identity as a nation-level bilateral collaborative project.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信
Themed “Forging New Frontiers – All-round Opening Up and Innovation-driven Development”, this year’s forum aims
to tap on the collective intelligence of think tank experts and business leaders from China and Singapore, to exp
lore hot trending topics and embark on panel discussions regarding the future collaborations and developments be
tween China and Singapore. An estimate of 250 guests from Singapore and China have attended the Forum.
Two thematic panel sessions took place right after the opening ceremony and the sessions were themed respectively as “The Co
llaboration and Development Strategies between China and Singapore in the New Era of All-Round Opening up” an
d “High Quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. Invited guests from China and Singapore adopted a three-pr
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone plans to add an additional 2,000 high-tech enterprises to its premise
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活s this year, according to a government meeting on the city’s high-tech industrial development on Monday.
Enterprises engaged in frontier industries such as AI, integrated circuits, new energy
, robotics, life health and new materials will be preferred, according to information disclosed at the meeting.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
The zone, totaling 159.48 sq km and comprising five industrial parks in Nanshan, Pingshan, Longgang, Bao’an and L
onghua districts, will house more than 60 percent of Shenzhen’s total high-tech enterprises, meeting attendees were told.
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lding key infrastructures, labs, test bases, innovation incubators, research institutes and service agencies.
The zone’s Nanshan park is intended to develop into the main comprehensive na
tional-level science center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
In the next few years, the Nanshan park will speed up construction of t
he Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, SUSTech Institute of M
icroelectronics, Pengcheng Laboratory, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory and Nobel Laureate Laboratory.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the N
anshan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.
The zone’s Pingshan park, occupying 51.6 square kilometers, is the largest among the five parks across the city. It is divided into the southern and nort
hern areas. The northern area features a new-energy industry headquarters while the southern area, where Shenzhen T
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所echnology University is located, is focused on education, intelligent manufacturing and innovative services.
In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for indust
rial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.