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.
government on Tuesday to consider the costs it would bear through raising tariffs.
He reiterated that China will never capitulate under any external pressure and hopes the US meets China halfway.
The US has no need to “worry about” China’s affairs, Geng said at a daily news conference. The country has made progress i
improving its foreign investment environment and has become a popular investment destination, he sa
id, citing the expansion of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp and Tesla Inc in the market last year.
Geng stressed that China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the market and will co
ntinue to establish a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment.
started to implement a “negative list” program that allows foreign co
mpanies to have 100 percent ownership in investments in all areas of the economy, excep
t for a small number of areas, such as telecoms and defense, that are explicitly prohibited.
Also, foreign investment has been simplified by creating a one-stop regulatory shop and a single application process.
These new policies will lead to greater competition within China, forcing C
hina’s companies to become more efficient and to produce higher quality products.
The Chinese government has also recently announced tax cuts and financial regulations desi
gned to help private companies. This will hasten the ongoing transition to a market-driven economy.
Most Chinese State-owned enterprises are not relevant to trade negotiations. Many are in non-tradable sectors such as p
roperty development, infrastructure, or concrete. Others are basically public utilities in telecoms or power.
e hospital was ordered to solve management problems rela
ting 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 F
oshan, 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 t
he 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 child
ren, especially infants, are susceptible. It is closely related to a respiratory infection.
ups that have spent years raising money in private rounds at record prices. Many of these com
panies are now looking to follow with their own IPO. Some, like Uber and Lyft, are unprofitable.
Workplace messaging company Slack Technologies Inc plans to hold an investor presentation on Monday in adv
ance of its direct listing next month. Grocery and food delivery platform Postmates, WeWork owner The We Co
mpany and online mattress retailer Casper Sleep are among startups seeking to launch IPOs this year.
“If a venture capital investor wants to burn cash they can do that as long as they want, bu
t once you get to the public markets you have to show profitability or a path to it,” said Jordan Stuart, a po
rtfolio manager at Federated Kaufmann who often purchases companies’ shares during an IPO.
“The country has always adhered to international treaties, such as the Charter of the United Nations, the United Natio
ns Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the Spitsbergen Treaty, as well as other international laws and upheld the p
rinciple of respect, cooperation and common winning and sustainability when actively participating in Arctic affa
irs and contributing Chinese wisdom and power in the sustainable development of the Arctic region,” he said.
The annual Arctic Circle Forum, established in 2013 and initi
ated by Iceland’s then-president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, is a platform to help the inter
national community care for, understand and protect the Arctic and discuss Arctic governance.
services will aim precisely at those most in need,” she said.Shan Jixiang, former director and curator of the Palace Muse
um, has been hired as Palace Museum Research Institute chief, one month after his retirement.
Wang Xudong, current director of the Palace Museum, on Wednesday handed the offer letter, dated May 6, to Shan.
Xi Huan, vice-president of Beijing Hospital, said major medical institutions need to mak
e more efforts to improve services for the elderly, including the promotion of disease prevention educ
ation and increased follow-up visits for elderly patients who have been discharged from the hospital.
“Big hospitals should provide more help for elderly patients, and more follow-up nursing services after they leave the ho
spital, so they can get timely help if problems occur at home or at community health centers,” he said.
th rate of more than 9 percent three years in a row, the Chinese film market is extreme
ly open and inclusive with outstanding movies from around the world, fine works of Hollyw
ood in particular, being screened in China even before they are shown in other countries.
This shows China’s decision to open up its film market in the trough in 1995 was absolutely right. Since then the quota for Hollywo
od movies has been significantly raised from the initial 10 films a year. The opening up of the Chinese movie ma
rket proves that the more open and inclusive a film market is, the higher the number of good films it will generate o
wing to the active and beneficial exchanges with the world’s most advanced filmmaking countries.
The remarkable performance of about a dozen Chinese movies in recent
years makes it clear that well-made films that showcase Chinese culture and touch Chin
ese people’s hearts could not only become smash hits but also help spread Chinese culture. Which g
More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniv
ersary, and over 30 countries of them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.
Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destroyers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, sh
owing to the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said.
Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in provi
ding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more
than 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 offic
ers and soldiers to escort over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countr
ies and regions and provided free medical services to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.
An inferno that destroyed the spire and a large portion of the wooden roof structure of the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral in Pa