Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Cham

ber of Commerce, said that industrial and trade relations between the EU and China will i

ncrease following the meeting, and that China has made great efforts to open its market to European companies.

“China’s new Foreign Investment Law, which has just been (approved), will greatly reassure European investors of the com

mitment of the Chinese government to further protect foreign investments in China,” he said.

Wang Yiwei, a professor of international relations at Renmin University of China, said in an article

published in the People’s Daily Overseas Edition on Wednesday that the Chinese and EU lead

ers’ strategic communication on important issues will help foster new areas for bilateral cooperation.

The concerted efforts made by the two sides to cope with the common challenges

and develop win-win cooperation will add stability to an increasingly uncertain world, he added.

Hu Yongqi contributed to this story.

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The author is a former undersecretary for the environm

Rising registrations and better technology improve prospects of quicker availability

When Zhao Xueming, a middle school math teacher in Beij

ing, knew he had late-stage liver cancer in February last year, he felt despair.

“I was scared to the soul, and I thought about death every day,” he said.

By then, Zhao, who was 36 at the time, had received various treatme

nts at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital for four months. However, he believed he had s

ome other liver disease, since his parents, in order to avoid frightening him, never told him the truth.

“The treatments didn’t work well,” he said. “At l

Zhao was lucky. He waited for just around two weeks for an available organ, which was distributed through a national compu

terized organ sharing system, and had an operation that lasted for more than 10 hours in March last year.

He later learned that the organ donor was a young person who died in a car accident

in Hubei province, more than 1,000 kilometers away, but he doesn’t know further details.

In March, a year after the surgery, Zhao enrolled to become an organ dono

r at an organ-donation promotional event held at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital.

ast my doctor decided to have a liver transplant surgery for me to save my life.”

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Kamal Dhuper, China regional manager at Indian talent

development and training company NIIT, visited Xiongan in September and was received by Chen.

Chen said Xiongan welcomes NIIT to take its advantages in technology and training to enhanc

e cooperation in the building of a digital city and the IT industry, according to a news release.

While attending the top legislature’s annual session in March, Chen told reporters that Xiong

an will soon begin large-scale substantial construction as overall design plans for the area have been completed.

More than 200 teams and 1,000 experts from China and abroad have participated in the drafting of the plans, Chen said.

Jiang Hao, a Shanghai-based partner at global consultancy Roland Ber

ger, said his company is “very interested” in participating in Xiongan’s development.

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ation and safety officials Daniel Elwell, Robert

US senators sharply questioned regulatory officials on Wedne

sday about the Federal Aviation Administration’s reliance on Boeing Co’s engineers to cert

ify the safety of the company’s new 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two fatal crashes in the past five months.

A self-certification procedure called Organization Designation Authorization came under scr

utiny at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee’s aviation subcommittee in Washington. Testifying wer

e Daniel Elwell, acting FAA administrator; Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Saf

ety Board; and Calvin Scovel III, Transportation Department inspector general.

For decades, the FAA has delegated some authority for certifying new aircraft to the manufacturers, reducing government costs.

After the crashes of Lion Air in Indonesia in October and Ethiop

ian Airlines this month, which killed a total of 346 passengers and crew members, critics have ci

ted the self-certification process as evidence of an overly cozy relationship between the FAA and the industry.

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The research team also completed its first test drillin

g without a drill pipe core in polar ice bedrock, which helped the scientists obtain the first few samples of bedrock unde

r the ice cores at the station. The conwwwhebeishengxincn-2/ion was also compleexpedition.

Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on

Nov 30. The icebreaker entered the Amundsen Sea in early January for a marine survey but

experienced “the worst sea conditions since departure”, according to an earlier report by China Ocean News.

On Jan 19, the ship was caught in a sudden thick fog on the Amundsen Sea and collided with an

iceberg, Cheng Xiao, dean of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at Beijing Normal University, told Xinhua.

An increase of cyclones in the area since the start of 2019 has great

ly increased the number of floating ice fragments, while in 2018 the area was a single large ice sheet, Ch

en said. The floating ice drifted to the north, pushed by the wind, which also affected navigation on Xuelong’s trip home, he added.

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You just have to put your head down, fight back and gove

  the country — that’s what Clinton did,” Graham said, saying Trump should now challenge the Democrats to “fix problems.”

  There was more than an echo of Clintonian rhetoric in Trump’s public statement

on Tuesday, delivered as he signed an executive order tackling an epidemic of suicide among veterans.

  ”Instead of doing infrastructure, instead of doing health care, instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, th

ey want to play games,” Trump said of his Democratic opponents. “It’s too bad because I’d rather see them do legislation.”

  The Clinton parallel may not be exact, however.

  At the start of his impeachment drama in 1998, Clinton was far more popular than Tru

mp, with his approval rating measured by Gallup at 58%. He never went below 60% in the brutal year that

followed, hit 73% after he was impeached and settled at 66% after he was acquitted in a Senate trial.

  According to the Quinnipiac poll, Trump is at 38% approval. And while a recent Wall Street Jour

nal/NBC poll had him at 46%, his numbers rarely move beyond a narrow range, with favorability well below a majority of voters.

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Noting attention from the CPC Central Committee to t

 old towns and shanty areas, Xi said that the Party aims to create a more comf

ortable and better living environment for the people and solve pro

blems they care about most so that they can enjoy modern life even in old hutong areas.

After chatting with residents, Xi went to a property service center to visit staff and community workers.

On the way back, Xi dropped in on a restaurant, chatted with the owner and some customers and wished them good luck.

Xi also called on a nearby express delivery station and visited the deliverym

en who were on duty, stressing that priority should be given to solving employment problems and creating more jobs.

At 3:30 p.m., Xi arrived at the Shougang Park in Shijingshan District, the seat of the Beijing O

rganizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, to learn about the preparation for t

he Games and the planning and construction of the venues and infrastructure.

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Zhangjiakou Bath Center exploded and killed 2 police

On the 30th, an explosion occurred in Zhangjiakou No. 1 Bath Center in Hebei Province, killing two people and injuring two others. The official micro-blog of the Pro

paganda Department of the Zhangjiakou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China announced on the

31st that the cause of the accident was initially identified as the illegal use of obsolete coal-fired boilers by the bathing cent

er, which resulted in rapid spray of steam and explosion of non-electric boilers.

The briefing pointed out that at 15:55 p.m. on January 30, a boiler accident occurred in Kangmei Bath Center of H

ongqi Building, Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City. At present, the accident caused two deaths and two in

juries, the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The identity of the casualties is being verified.

According to the report, after preliminary investigation, the accident was caused by an explosion of a non-boi

ler (electric boiler). The causes of the boiler accident are: the obsolete coal-fired boilers were illegally used in Kan

gmei Bath Center, and the cracking of the connection between the upper door ring and the furnace gallbladder caus

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A woman in Changde, Hunan, was prosecuted for parking

Wuling Public Security Bureau of Hunan Changde City handled a case of beating others on January 4,

according to a news release from Wuling Public Security Bureau of Hunan Province. A woman beat the police several times because

she was not satisfied with the police’s investigation and punishment of parking violations. At present,

the illegal Tan Mou (49 years old, Wuling District) has been detained for 10 days and fined 500 yuan.

At about 4:30 p.m. on January 4, the Furong Police Station of Wuling Branch of the Municipal Public

Security Bureau was informed of a police incident: Wang Jingsong, a team of assistant policemen directly under the Municipal Traffic Police

Detachment, was beaten while on duty. After receiving the alarm, the police of the police station quickly launched an investigation.

After investigation, at about 4:00 p.m., Dai Jing, a third squadron policeman directly under the traffic

police, led Wang Jun and Wang Jingsong, the assistant policemen, on duty at the Higher Vocational College Section of People’s West Road.

When investigating and dealing with illegal parking vehicles, Liao Mou, the private owner, refused to cooperate and quarreled with Wang

Jingsong, the assistant policeman. Subsequently, Liao’s wife Tan Mou came out of her shop, and

after several minutes of loud noise, she slapped Wang Jingsong in the face because

of emotional excitement. Wang Jingsong immediately retreated and dodged. Tan Mou later caught up

with a slap in the face. Police Dai Jing rushed to the scene and immediately transferred Tan Mou to Furong Police Station for processing.

Wuling Public Security Bureau of Hunan Changde City handled a case of beating others on January 4, according to a news release from Wuling

Public Security Bureau of Hunan Province. A woman beat the police several times because she was not satisfied with the

police’s investigation and punishment of parking violations. At present, the illegal Tan Mou (49 years old, Wuling District) has been detained for 10 days and fined 500 yuan.

At about 4:30 p.m. on January 4, the Furong Police Station of Wuling Branch of the Municipal Public

Security Bureau was informed of a police incident: Wang Jingsong, a team of assistant policemen directly under the Municipal Traffic Police

Detachment, was beaten while on duty. After receiving the alarm, the police of the police station quickly launched an investigation.

After investigation, at about 4:00 p.m., Dai Jing, a third squadron policeman directly under the traffic police, led Wang Jun and Wang Jingsong,

the assistant policemen, on duty at the Higher Vocational College Section of People’s West Road. When investigating and dealing with illegal

parking vehicles, Liao Mou, the private owner, refused to cooperate and quarreled with Wang Jingsong, the assistant policeman.

Subsequently, Liao’s wife Tan Mou came out of her shop, and after several minutes of loud noise, she slapped Wang Jingsong in the face because of emotional excitement. Wang

Jingsong immediately retreated and dodged. Tan Mou later caught up with a slap in the face. Police

Dai Jing rushed to the scene and immediately transferred Tan Mou to Furong Police Station for processing.

First assault

Second assault

Third assault

According to the traffic police law enforcement recorder, during the investigation and punishment of parking violations, Wang

Jingsong treated Liao and Tan politely and communicated civilly, but Tan refused to cooperate

in the whole process and made vicious remarks. During the interrogation, Tan

confessed to the fact that he beat Wang Jingsong, the assistant police officer, in front of the bus station of the higher vocational college.

According to Article 43 of the Law on Administrative Penalties for Public Security, the illegal

Tan Mou was sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan.

At about 11 o’clock that night, Tan Mou was sent to Changde Detention Center.

According to the traffic police law enforcement recorder, during the investigation and punishment of parking violations, Wang Jingsong treated Liao and Tan politely and

communicated civilly, but Tan refused to cooperate in the whole process and made vicious remarks. During the interrogation, Tan confessed to the fact that he beat Wang Jingsong,

the assistant police officer, in front of the bus station of the higher vocational college. According to Article 43 of the Law on Administrative

Penalties for Public Security, the illegal Tan Mou was sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan.

At about 11 o’clock that night, Tan Mou was sent to Changde Detention Center.

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The man backed up and crushed himself: he was

On the evening of July 7, a strange car accident happened in Jiaxing Road Food Street in Leshan District, Sichuan Province. According to

witnesses and surveillance videos, a man threw himself out of the cab while driving a suspected reversal and crushed himself to death.

According to video provided by Mr. Zhou, a white car slowly pulled out of the pavement, and when the vehicle entered the motor lane, it stop

ped for no reason. Then suddenly backed up at a high speed, and a man was thrown out of the cab. Two front wheels ran over his body, causing a lot of bleeding.

Mr. Zhou said that at the time of the accident, another woman tried to stop the car, but was hung to the ground by a high-speed retrograde

vehicle. Fortunately, there was no major obstacle. The woman quickly got up and walked to the man who had been crushed.

After the accident, a large number of citizens gathered around. Wang Qiang, a businessman in the vicinity, with many people, lifted the car

from the man. Wang Qiang said that the man had lost a lot of blood and was unconscious at that time.

Subsequently, emergency personnel and traffic police of Leshan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital rushed to the scene quickly.

According to the information from the hospital, the man, surnamed Lu, was declared dead in An

gu Town, Central District of the city because of his serious injury and was invalid after rescue.

Traffic police said the accident was under further investigation.

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