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.
discussion among Chinese women－and not just at the office. Such discussions can be heard
everywhere, from high school classrooms to fitness studios, beauty salons and department stores.
But the issue is not just cause for concern in China. Obsessing over body shape has also emerged in Western countries over the past decade.
The term “fat talk” was coined by United States anthropologist Mimi Nic
hter and her team of researchers in 1994 after they observed the way girls in middle school
spoke about their body shapes－unexpectedly revealing that they invariably focused on the negatives.
Since then, numerous studies have detailed how pervasive “fat talk” has become among women of all ages.
A study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly in 2011 found that an “overwhelm
ing majority of women”－93 percent－admitted to discussing the issue, with one-third of them doing so frequently.
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.
Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the
proportion of older people in the popula
tion expands and tens of millions of
people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the Nation
al Health Commission, said there are not
enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly.
A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted.
It is expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of
International Nurses Day on Sunday.
The nurse’s aides will complement the work of full-fledged nurses to meet the demand for services for the elderly, she 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.
tain a breakneck pace of economic development, which has brought booming economic prosperity.
Unfortunately, it has also brought a deteriorating environment. Seeing heavy smog, for ex
ample, many people feel that a worsening environment will destroy the happiness brought by economic growth.
Since 2012, the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has put forward a series of ecol
ogical ideas. On Sunday, Xi said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that “green mountains and cle
ar waters are indeed mountains of gold and silver, and environmental improvement means great productivity”.
This idea, dubbed the theory of two mountains, enjoys immense popular support in China.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party o
f China, urged officials at all levels never to sacrifice the environment for economic growth.
Congress has already taken steps to lay the groundwork” for implementing the new Fo
reign Investment Law, said Gupta, who brought up the possibility of China establishing “an ombudsperson’s desk” in
related government agencies to address foreign businesses’ legal concerns.
Gupta said China’s Foreign Investment Law could be a model for others looking to liberalize their foreign investment regi
mes, as China’s BRI is already delivering capital and know-how to other developing countries.
Overholt said that China’s past opening-up has been “extremely positive” gl
obally, and the BRI is a “very positive” vision that is good for China and the world.
“The key will be the implementation,” he said. “If the implementation is improved, it would be good for everyone.”
annually to support academic research on basic science, technology and technological innovation, said Xu Wenwei, Hu
awei’s director of the board and president of the company’s newly established Institute of Strategic Research.
Huawei posted first quarter revenue of 179.7 billion yuan last Monday, a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.A new burst of messa
ging against China has been unleashed again by Australian newspapers and the Four Corners pro
gram of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, giving the impression that hostile forces are threatening Australia. In Ma
ch, former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans said, “a new form of Sinophobia is emerging”. He said this is on
e of the reasons Chinese-Australians are under-represented in senior leadership in Australia.
The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013, aims at building a
trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the an
cient trade routes of the Silk Road to seek common development and prosperity.
Let’s take a look at some key figures about the initiative.
A new remake of Peking Opera classic Farewell My C
oncubine is expected to premiere for opera lovers in Beijing in late May.
A representative opera piece of the late Chinese theater
mogul Mei Lanfang, Farewell My Concubine tells a love
story based on the legend of Xiang Yu – the warlord of the ancient Chu Kingdom – an
d his beloved consort Yu. Xiang lost a battle for the throne, and Yu committed suicide with his sword.
ntly domestic laws do not view embryos as independent persons, yet in judicial practices their personal rights are still under protection of law as part of the pers