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starboard side of the officer’s quarters, where the captain’s quarters were,” he said. “The captain’s
bathtub is a favorite image among Titanic enthusiasts, and that’s now gone. That whole deck hole on that上海会所品茶微信
side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing.”
He said the sloping lounge roof of the bow section would probably be the next part to be
上海会所lost, obscuring views of the ship’s interior. “The Titanic is returning to nature,” he added.
The Titanic, built by Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, sank after hitting an iceberg on her maide
n voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people.上海会所品茶微信
The team of experts and scientists captured the first ultra-high definition 4K quality images using specially adapted cam
eras, and their research will help assess the wreck’s current condition and project its future, as well as making it pos
sible to visualize the wreck using augmented reality and virtual reality technology.上海会所
Lori Johnson, a scientist on the project, said: “The future of the wreck is going to continue to deteriorate over time, it’s a natural
process. These are natural types of bacteria, so the reason that the deterioration process ends up being quite a bit
上海会所品茶微信faster, is a group of bacteria, a community working symbiotically to eat, if you will the iron and the sulfur.”
Vescovo, a submersible pilot, said: “It’s a big wreck, I wasn’t quite prepared for how large it was. It was extraordinary to see it all, an
d the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submers上海会所
ible reflected off a portal and came right back, it was like the ship was winking at me. It was amazing.”
he Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual celebration of togetherness when the moon is at its fullest, is right around the corner, on
Sept 13, which means shop shelves will soon be teeming with a dazzling array of mooncakes.上海会所品茶微信
This year, a new offering of the traditional pastry
will make its debut and test how Chinese consumers react to the faux meat craze that has overtaken some countries.
e been seriously harmed in recent years after their personal information was leaked, abused
or improperly collected, so we’ve paid a lot of attention to solving the problem through legislation,” he said. 上海龙凤1314女神会所
China has already enacted several laws, regulations and rules rela
上海龙凤1314ting to the issue, such as the Criminal Law and the Cybersecurity Law, according to him.
Asked whether China would legalize same-sex marriage at the news con
ference, he said Chinese law only allowed for marriage between a man and a woman. 上海龙凤1314女神会所
“This rule suits our country’s national condition and historical and cultural traditions,” he said. “As far as I know, a majo
rity of countries in the world don’t recognize the legalization of same-sex marriage.”
Besides Zang, director of the commission’s research department, Yue Zhong 上海龙凤1314
ming, director of its legislative planning department, was also named as the spokesperson.
At Wednesday’s conference, Zang added that he and his colleagues would like to answ
er legislative questions from the public and increase communication with the public. 上海龙凤1314女神会所
China’s State Council made a series of arrangements Wednesday on expanding elderly care services.
According to a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, demand-oriented development of elderly car
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Non-governmental institutions will be encouraged to develop touris
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aged people, and sternly punish those that violate the rights and interests of the senior citizens.
participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.
Zhai said ethical issues in science and technology were important because the development of h上海夜网女神会所
ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.
“For example, the latest biological technologies such as gene editing can produc
上海夜网女神会所e cross-generational effects and unpredictable results for our offspring,” she said. “We must be cautious about givin
g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.
“Ethical standards do not impede the development of science and technology. Rat上海夜网
her, they ensure the development is on the right path for the benefit of humankind.”
Qin Chuan, president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, said improved ethical supervisio
n was necessary to ensure the welfare of laboratory animals used in research on new drugs.上海夜网女神会所
“But it is important for the development of science and technology for
上海夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.
For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti
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t not be suitable and higher-level mammals would been to be used for effective research, she said.
Xiao Keyan, a doctorate in aquatic plant ecology and former associate prof
上海夜网essor at Wuhan University, is thriving in aquatic plant industry after quitting his job.
Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat
ic plants, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily on Monday, a newspaper in Hubei province.上海夜网女神会所
One of his plants has brought him huge economic returns. He got 50
,000 yuan ($7,082) for selling aquatic grass in 2 mu (0.13 hectare), he said.
seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing上海夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
上海夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.上海夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
上海夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o上海夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H上海夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre上海夜生活
ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
上海夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i上海夜生活
mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.
“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to上海夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.
On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next da上海千花网
y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.
But the demonstrations did not stop.
上海千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi
tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub
lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.
Some observers say many y上海千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b
y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.
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has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.
上海千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ
ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.
But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and r上海千花网
ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.
Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, and p上海千花网女神会所
art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18
42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong－the New Territories－to the British for 99 years.
上海千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country
, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a
utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.上海千花网女神会所
Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.
Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat
ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel
osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un
ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.
上海乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.
In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A
dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s上海乌托邦
tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.
“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson上海乌托邦品茶微信
said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin
上海乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite
rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.
aoshan District People’s Court in Qingdao for abusing his position and molesting the girl during nap time in
January, the court said in a statement. He will be deported after he has served his sentence.上海楼凤女神会所
Video footage showed the 35-year-old entering a classroom at about 2 pm on Jan 25, and
putting his hands under the girl’s quilt for about one minute while the caretaker visited the bathroom, acc
上海楼凤ording to a statement released by RYB Education, a preschool education provider headquartered in Beijing.
Earlier last month, another incident involving foreign teachers caused outrage, when 16 foreign nationals－se
ven teachers from the Xuzhou branch of EF Education First and nine stu上海楼凤女神会所
dents from nearby schools－were among 19 people detained in Xuzhou, Jiangsu pro
vince, during an anti-narcotics crackdown, according to the local public security bureau.上海楼凤
EF Education First, an international company that specializes in language train
上海楼凤ing, issued a statement saying that it forbids employees to possess or use narcotics or controlled substances, and th
e contracts of the teachers would be terminated if they were found to have been involved in illegal drug use.
The incidents triggered a flood of posts on social media platforms, with some dema上海楼凤女神会所
nding that the establishments be closed, while others called for the teachers to be deported.
But even if that happens, more foreign teachers will follow in their wake because the soaring de上海楼凤
mand for English-language teachers means that finding a job is little more than a formality for many foreigners.
Last year, 300 million people in China were learning English, according to the Chinese Acad
上海楼凤女神会所emy of Social Sciences, which noted that there were 50,000 English-language teaching estab
lishments in the country and the market was worth as much as 500 billion yuan ($71 billion).
However, according to the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, of the 400,000 foreign nationals wo上海楼凤
rking in China’s education sector in 2017, more than 60 percent were reported to be illegally employed.
According to a regulation issued by SAFEA, all foreign teachers mu上海楼凤女神会所
st hold a valid work visa, be a native speaker with a bachelor’s degree or higher and have at le
ast two years’ related teaching experience. In addition, they must not have a criminal record.
In addition to the favorable policies, the city launched fast-track medical services for foreign experts through a WeChat account.
Chloe Emma Puccia, a foreign expert at the Heping IELTS English test training cen上海楼凤女神会所
ter, said she was supported by a medical service plan after a recent car accident.
She was grateful for the speedy help and told the foreign experts affairs authorities s
上海楼凤he would work until retirement and help promote Tianjin’s scheme to other foreign experts around China.
In April, Tianjin ranked among the Ministry of Science and Te
chnology’s Top 10 Amazing Cities for attracting foreign experts for the eighth time.上海楼凤女神会所
Northeastern province to ban release of some animals to safeguard ecosystem
A revised draft of Heilongjiang’s Wild Animals Protection Regulation, presented to the Standing Committee of t
上海楼凤he provincial People’s Congress recently, aims to strengthen protection of wildlife habitats and food chains.
It said those transporting and selling wildlife and related products should follow laws and provide relevant certificates.
The regulation would ban the unauthorized release of aquatic animals into the上海楼凤
wild and the releasing of animals that may interfere with residents’ normal lives and harm the ecosystem.
The regulation would also ban the release of wild animal species that are not nat
上海楼凤女神会所urally found in Heilongjiang or come from outside the northeastern province or overseas.
Organizers and participants in tourism, animal viewing, photography and video activities
should not interfere with the growth and reproduction of wild animals or destroy the habitats of wild animals.上海楼凤
Those violating the rules could face fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,420).
Wildlife expert Zhang Wei, a professor at Northeast Forestry University, in Harbin, the provincial capital, said the current regulat
ion, in force since 1996, was unable to meet the practical demands of wildlife protection. The new version, fol上海楼凤女神会所
lowing the basic principles of the Law on Protection of Wildlife, was significant and necessary.
composed of six deputy group leaders and members from State Council departments and bureaus.
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be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.
Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤
nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.
上海楼凤The plan came up with 190 specific measures to open wider in eight fields in the service sector, including science and tech
nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.
New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所
ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.
By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing
has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤
ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.
The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo
上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.
The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.
But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤
nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.
On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr
illion) in fiscal revenue in the first seven months, representing a year-on-year g上海楼凤女神会所
rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.
Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i
about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
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ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所
lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
上海千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e
xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.上海千花坊女神会所
“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所
ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.