championships,” said Guan, also President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.”
Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closin
g stages of the women’s over 73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout.
Wakden then secured her third successive world taekwondo title by the referee’s punitive declaration.
“Our athlete has worked very hard for this gold medal and it was taken away so easily by the referee. This is very dirty.”
Guan said that the Chinese team will launch an appeal to the World Taekw
ondo, the sport’s world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“We will definitely appeal to the decision,” he said. “And this refe
ree’s qualification should be stripped of. This scandal is a serious damage to our sport.”
pplication software platforms of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.
They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainfall, droughts, dust stor
ms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on Fengyun meteorological satellite data ana
lysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.
Many countries along the Belt and Road have high mountains, deserts, oc
eans and a lack of accurate meteorological information. The number of me
teorological disasters in the regions is more than double the global average, the administration said.
Wei Caiying, deputy general-director of the National Satellite Meteorol
ogical Center, said that real-time disaster monitoring by meteorological satellites co
uld provide these countries with a scientific basis for disaster prevention and reduction.
March 29 exit from the EU, May’s Conservatives suffered major losses in local election
s this month and are trailing in opinion polls before May 23 European Parliament elections.
With Labour and Brexit-supporting rebels in the Conservatives p
lanning to vote against her deal, it is unlikely to be approved as things stand.
Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers were unimpressed with May’s failure to set a firm date to quit. One, who declined to be na
med, described it as “yet further procrastination which is causing appalling damage to the Conservative Party.”
Another, Andrew Bridgen, said May was “an increasingly beleaguered and isolated prim
e minister who is desperate to salvage something from her premiership and is prepared to drive thro
ugh an agreement that would fatally hamstring any future prime minister in negotiations with the EU.”
China will further cut the number of items requiring certificatio
n and refine the procedures through institutional inno
vation to improve government services and foster a more enabling business environment.
The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.
Participants at the meeting agreed that the government’s efforts in recent years to repeal unwarranted certification requ
irements and deepen the reform of government functions have produced notable results.
“These are crucial steps benefiting both companies and individuals
,” Li said. “At a time when the economy still faces uncertainties, removing these unjustified cer
tification requirements will help boost market vitality and improve the business environment.”
With Chairman Mao Zedong proclaiming the founding of the People’s Republic of China on
Oct 1, 1949, the Chinese people began leaving behind a century of colonial humiliation and building a new life.
What remains poorly understood by the wider world even seven decades later is how dire were
the conditions in China during those days. While China sustained its triumph, Chinese people’s living stan
dard 70 years ago was barely 5 percent relative to their counterparts in the United States.
It was a dire starting point.
Transitions that raised China’s living standard
In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping introduced “reform and opening-up” policies
and established special economic zones, which ultimately facilitated China’s entry int
right direction, and I’m encouraged by all of that,” said Jack Perkowski, a Wall S
treet veteran and founder and managing partner of JFP Holdings in New York.
Perkowski said that when combined with a perceived lack of legal enforc
ement, the issue of protecting IPR has always been the single biggest hurdle for most
companies from the United States when thinking about entering the China market.
He said every aspect of doing business in China has gotten better in the past two decades in the view of international investors.
Perkowski said IPR protection has emerged as a key issue. “China is deve
loping economically and technologically, so the bar is getting higher,” he said.
Savio Chan, CEO of US China Partners Inc, a business development f
irm, said the government’s crackdown on “squatting”－registering a large number of tradem
arks in order to unfairly profit－will improve the environment and help enterprises build brands with real value.
te exchanges among civilizations and dialogues based on harmony in
diversity and inclusiveness. We need to undertake the cultural responsibility of int
ernational communicators, and let exchanges of culture and among civilizations, as well as mutual learning, con
stantly serve as bridges for people’s friendship, the impetus of international cooperation and bond of world peace.
Second, we should become builders of world peace and development. The wheel of humanities’ development is uns
toppable. Peace, reconciliation and harmony are historical trends. Equality, mutual trust and win-win cooperation are hi
storical necessities. Yet, as international conventions are attacked and multilateral mechanisms are cha
llenged, the anti-globalization tendency rises, and unilateralism and trade protectionis
International Cooperation two years ago, more countries and inter
national organizations have joined in the construction of the Belt and Road.
So far, 125 countries and 29 international organiz
ations have signed BRI cooperation documents with China, according to Lu.
Among them are 16 Central and Eastern European countries and Gr
eece. Italy and Luxembourg signed cooperation agreements with China last month to join
tly build the Belt and Road. Jamaica also signed similar agreements on Thursday.
During Premier Li Keqiang’s European visit last week, both sides agreed to seek greate
r synergy between the BRI and the European Union’s strategy for connecting with Asia.
Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Comm
unist Party of China Central Committee, said last month that representatives of more than 100 coun
tries, including about 40 foreign leaders, have confirmed their attendance at the Beijing forum.
China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.3 p
ercent year-on-year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.
The increase was up from 1.5 percent in February.
Food prices climbed 4.1 percent year-on-year in March, up from 0.7 perc
ent in February, yet on a month-on-month basis food prices went down 0.9 percent, the NBS said.
Due to low vegetable yields in spring and cold rainy weather, prices of fresh vegetables posted a fast growth of 16.2 perce
nt year-on year in March, contributing 0.42 percentage points to the year-on-year CPI growth.
The growth of the pork price rebounded after declining for 25 consecutive months, rising 5.1 percent year-on-year in March.
On a month-on-month basis, the pork price moderately went up 1.2 percent on average nati
onwide as outbreaks of African swine fever were gradually contained, according to the NBS.
move 100 million rural residents, mostly migrant workers, to cities by 2020.