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The Xiongan New Area in north China have completed an afforestation project of more tha
n 1,400 hectares with several green belts built this spring, the Hebei provincial forestry and grassland bureau said Sunday.
By the end of March 29, Xiongan had planted trees covering an area of 1,466.7 hectares.
In 2018, Xiongan New Area afforested a total of 7,333 hectares, increasing the area’ forest coverage by 6 percent.
In January, China’s central authorities approved the 2018-2035 master plan for Xiongan. According to the plan, which str
esses high-quality development, Xiongan will become a modern city that is green, intell
igent and livable with “relatively strong competitiveness and human-environment harmony by 2035.”
Hebei will beef up afforestation programs. A total of 513,333 hec
tares of forest will be added in the province in 2019, increasing the forest coverage to 35 percent.
The province began a three-year afforestation campaign in 2018, planting more trees to build a “green wall” for Beijing.
outlines of soft tissue have been found at the Burgess Shale in Canada, as well as some by the Chengjiang River in Yunnan province. The
newly discovered fossils provide a completely different ecosystem of organisms that lived around the same time, the study said.
Unlike other Cambrian fossil troves, the Qingjiang biota appears to conta
in a high proportion of jellyfish and comb jellies, which are extremely rare at other sites.
Zhang Xingliang, a professor at Northwest University and co-author of the p
aper, said that compared with the Chengjiang biota in the shallow water along the coast, Qi
ngjiang biota lived in deep ocean, making the two biota complementary in their scientific significance.
“The treasure trove of the Qingjiang biota provides an exciting opportunity to explore how paleoenvironmental conditi
ons influenced ecological structuring and evolutionary drivers during the Cambrian explosion,” said Allis
on Daley, a paleontologist at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, who was not involved in the study.
made a jarring comment that hinted at the possibility of political violence.
”I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the milita
ry, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don’t play it to
ugh — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump told the conservative website.
Trump’s incessant appeals for his base are undeniably effective.
One Republican, Sen. Thom Tillis, of North Carolina, made an 11th hour switch of hi
s vote on the declaration of national emergency, falling into line behind the President.
A top GOP official in North Carolina told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Tillis was under fierce pressure ahead of a potential primary challenge next year.
The official said, Tillis is “getting hit hard in the state.”
has made tremendous economic achievements, and they have enjoyed affluent material conditions since childho
od. So they set higher standards for life and ask for better quality and unique experiences,” Tang said.
“Compared with the older generation, they are more willing to pay for conveni
ence, entertainment, mental stimulation, companionship and education that will benefit their future careers.”
George Ren, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said many companies have star
ted to respond to this demographic shift in recent years, as they have seen great potential in the singles’ economy.
“They have made products of smaller size, in smaller packages or with more divided functions. They have also deve
loped unique and personalized services to cater to the diversified demands from single people,” he said.
he will agree to dismantle the DPRK’s enrichment facilities and access for internat
ional experts to verify the dismantling of a rocket launch site and a nuclear testing site.
Of course, the process to make the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free could be a long drawn ou
t process given that the US and the DPRK are yet to fully agree on what “complete denuclearization” me
ns, which makes it difficult for them to agree on how to turn that vision into reality.
And while Washington has been seeking “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization before it lifts its san
ctions on the DPRK, Pyongyang has insisted on a process carried out “stage-by-stage” in a “simultaneous way”.
Despite all this, the peace process must never be allowed to stall o
r be reversed. Peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula is the common aspiration of all pe
ace-loving people, and conforms to the interests of all the parties concerned, including China, which has played an in
dispensable role in maintaining the momentum of engagement between Pyongyang and Washington.
Kim and Trump are on the right track toward realizi
ng the goal of a denuclearized peninsula. The end of the nearly 70-year hostility between the two cou
ntries, if realized with a peace deal, would in itself be no small feat, and it will def
initely pave the way for more concrete actions taken by the two sides to rid the peninsula of the threat of nuclear war.
China has set up a national work group for immunization planning that will suggest ways
to ensure vaccines are safe, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.
The work group, led by a vice-minister of health, will analyze all incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years to find
the root sources of problems, Gao Fu, head of the center, said at a news conference. He didn’t name the minister.
“Vaccines made in China are some of the best in the world,” said Gao, who is also a member of China’s top poli
tical advisory body. “We should have no doubt about the role of vaccines in disease prevention or the quality of vaccines made in China.”
For example, he said, by promoting immunization, some infectious diseases that
once seriously harmed people’s health in China, such as smallpox, have been eliminated.
Hepatitis B once infected more than 10 percent of the population of China, but now only 0.3 p
ercent of children under 5 years old are carriers because of mandatory immunization.
Gao made the comments in light of a series of incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years.