Guan said that the Chinese team will launch an appeal to the World Taekwo
ndo, the sport’s world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“We will definitely appeal to the decision,” he said. “And th
is referee’s qualification should be stripped of. This scandal is a serious damage to our sport.”
Booing drowned out any cheers from British fans as Walkden was announced as the winner and Zheng refused to ack
nowledge the Briton’s victory before sensationally collapsing on the podium and leaving the competition area in tears.
“I have been doing this sport for 16 years, but this is the first time I have realized that a taekwondo match could be played like this.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.
Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday.
New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month
on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement.
New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities.
As for resold homes, prices in the four first-tier cities reported a 0.4-percent growth mo
nth on month, while those in 31 second-tier cities went up 0.6 percent, narrowing from the 1.2-percent increase in March.
e online users double from 5.7 million in 2017 to 15.3 million in 2018.
Insiders say as Chinese parents increase their spending on education, online education gets more recog
nition and China’s internationalization progresses, online course users will keep growing, The Beijing News reports.
The report echoes their opinion. Data from the report shows that the penetration rate of online education rose from 0.8 percen
t in 2015 to 9.1 percent in 2018, up 11 folds within four years. It’s projected that the penetration rate will reach 12 percent in 2019.
New users go for top brand
Data from the report shows the market share of VIPKID is 68.4 percent, follow
ed by 51Talk (11.6 percent), DaDa English (7.8 percent) and vipJr (5.7 percent).
ospital was ordered to solve management problems relating to the case, check on the condition of the surviving babies and console the parents.
A deputy director of the health bureau of the Shunde district of Fo
shan, Guangdong, was also fired, and others deemed responsible were punished.
No new case has been reported in the hospitals that have treated the affected babies.
The provincial health commission has ordered all the medical institutions in the province to check their infection-control procedures.
The viral strain that affected the infants was identified by the commission as Echo 11. It is an intestinal virus to which chi
ldren, especially infants, are susceptible. It is closely related to a respiratory infection.
arch institute to accelerate the development of new apparatuses for underground detection that could reduce interference from human activity.
“We will also explore carrying out observational experiments
in wells from hundred of meters to 1,000 meters deep, and through scientific drilling that will p
enetrate active earthquake faults to gain more information about underground structures,” he said.
Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the project, includ
ing Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including one from U
niversity of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.
The site will “offer research teams with observa
tion equipment, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.
omy was more than 20 percent; in the past four decades, it has steadily
declined to 15 percent. At the same time, China’s share (in purchasing powe
r parity terms) has soared from 5 percent to about 20 percent. While the PPP indicators inflate the
pace of progress, the trend lines do herald a coming structural shift in the world economy.
China can foster the share of developing nations
In the future, the well-being of the advanced economies will de
pend on the rising living standards in less-wealthy nati
ons. And just as US leadership supported the role of the advanced countries in the 20th century world, Ch
ina has the potential to foster the share of emerging and developing countries in the 21st century.
In particular, the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative can redirect domestic overcapacity and ca
pital for regional infrastructure development to improve trade and relations with Southeast and So
uth Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe－even across the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa.
ught about more than 70 years of general peace and rapid development after World War II. We mus
t oppose a Cold War mentality and competitive rivalry, which go against the tide. We must firmly pro
mote economic globalization, and prompt it to develop in a more inclusive, mutually beneficial, equitable and rat
ional direction so as to realize a common prosperity and progress of humanity.
Third, we should be disseminators of Chinese civilization. Many pun
dits in the contemporary world think that China’s traditional culture contains important an
swers to resolving difficult problems of today’s world. A nation’s most profound spir
itual pursuits are deposited in its culture. China’s development path is rooted in its civilization and traditions.
nt the album to the public,” Yang says.Yang was talking a couple of weeks before Record Store Day, an eve
nt that a group of record store owners and employees in the United States establishe
d in 2007 aimed at highlighting the importance of record shops to the music industry.
The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008 and is celebrated
by record stores around the globe. This year’s event takes place on Saturday.
Yang, also a producer and chief executive of Maybe Mars, one of the larg
est independent record labels in China – and whose founding in Beijing coincided with that of Reco
rd Store Day – announced that to mark the day this year the company would hold a live show in the capital on Apr
il 21 featuring three indie rock bands: Lonely Leary, Muzzy Mum and Streets Kill Strange Animals.
Three days before the show the record label will release a compilation of vinyls featuring the three
bands’ latest singles, and P.K 14 will contribute two singles to the compilation.When Yang gets to Free
Sound his fans are waiting in a basement room whose walls are adorne
d with concert postures featuring well-known Chinese rockers such as Dou Wei and Ma Tiao.
A 2.9-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sunday in Be
ijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Two earthquake experts said the minor quake was a normal activity in the
earth’s crust caused by changes in crustal stress, and th
ere is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com.
“It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering
School at the Institute of Disaster Prevention.
“As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the
Hebei Plain and Yanshan Mountain, the city will e
xperience one to two earthquakes at around magnitude-3 degree every year,
according to past exper
ience,” Sun Shihong, a researcher at the
China Earthquake Networks Center, added.
ing with her request for a short delay.She herself told a rowdy session of parliament that she c