nergy of all parties, Belt and Road cooperation will definitely become deep and concrete, steady and extensive,” the report said.
“The Belt and Road will become a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, green development, innovatio
n, connected civilizations, and clean government. It wi
ll make economic globalization become more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.”
China will improve its oversight of human related scientific research and medic
al tests under draft laws and amendments submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.
Medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos mi
ght present risks to health or violate ethics, and they must be strictly regulated therefore, said She
n Chunyao, senior legislator of the Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress.
A new item has been added to the country’s draft civil law, requiring that all
medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos must f
ollow strict rules, laws and regulations, and should not pose a threat to people’s health or violate moral or ethical codes.
Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.The embassy is verifying the number of Chinese injured in the attacks.
Earlier information from the embassy said that four Chinese nationals were injured
in the multiple church and hotel explosions that ripped through the island nation on the Easter day.
The Chinese Embassy has activated an emergency response mechanism immediately a
fter the blasts, and embassy officials have visited the injured who were in hospital for treatment.
Curfew and ban on social media imposed
The government has imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am local time on Monday.
The Sri Lankan government has also imposed a temporary ban on social media to prevent the spread of false information.
A draft amendment to the Securities Law was submitted Saturday to a bimonthly session of the
National People’s Congress Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, for a third reading.
The latest revisions to the law include rules on the newly-devised science and technology inn
ovation board, which will pilot a registration-based initial public offering (IPO) system.
Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to ap
proval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission before being listed.
Other revisions in the draft are made in light of new p
rogress of reforms and new developments of the capital market.
A draft amendment to the law was previously submitte
d to the top legislature for first reading in April 2015, mainly
to meet the legislative demand of reforming the IPO system toward a registration-based one.
WTO dispute settlement system. Although the rulings are not bindi
ng, most WTO members take them seriously and view the process as a normal part of their
participation in the multilateral trading system, regardless of whether they win or lose any particular case. In do
ing so, they show their respect for the WTO’s principles of consultation and consensus.
China had filed 17 cases with the WTO as of Ap
ril 2018, of which eight had been closed. At the same time, 27 cases had been filed a
gainst China with 23 closed. The United States has had more cases filed against it than any other member state
in the WTO, and it lost quite a number of these cases. In 2016, for example, the WTO ruled against the Unite
d States with regard to a complaint from China in 2013 that it had violated WTO rules by imposing anti-dumping duties
on a number of industries, including machinery, electronics, light industry, metals, and mining.
ting the spirit of December’s Central Economic Work Conference.
Macro policies should be stable, micro policies should be flexible and social policies should guarantee the basic needs of the grassroots
people, the statement said. Macro policies should focus on promoting high-quality growth and stimulating market vitality.
The importance of manufacturing’s high-quality development in stabilizing economic growt
h was stressed. Traditional industries should be guided to upgrade, and new industries should grow stronger.
The development of small and medium-sized companies and private businesses should be supported through measures like s
peeding up the supply-side structural reform of finance and providing better loan services, the stat
ement said. It also reaffirmed that houses should be used for living rather than for profit.
Reform should be further deepened and opening-up boosted, and forei
gn capital should have bigger access to the Chinese market. Poverty reduction is a key meas
ure of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, which must be achieved by the end of next y
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) supervised the
test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.
Kim “supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon cond
ucted by the Academy of Defense Science on Wednesday,” the KCNA reported.
The design indexes of the weapon, with advantages of “the p
eculiar mode of guiding flight and the load of a powerful warhead,” were “perfectly verified at the test-fire con
ducted in various modes of firing at different targets,” the report said, giving no details of the weapon.
“Tactical” implies a short distance weapon instead of a long-range ballistic missile in military battles.
According to the report, Kim described the development as “an event of v
ery weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People’s Army,” sayi
ng that the scientists and workers have done a great work in increasing the country’s capabilities of
ltancy, said: “The lawsuit against Liu will bring damages to the image and reputation of JD, hav
e an impact on investors’ confidence, and cause fluctuations in its share price. Moreover, emp
loyees’ trust in the company may also be affected as the Beijing-based tech heavyweight is laying off staff to cut costs.”
Shen Meng, director of boutique investment bank Chanson & Co, said Liu’s case won’t chan
ge his actual control over JD, which is now making some innovations to reassure investors. Liu owns
15.8 percent of JD’s stock and controls nearly 80 percent of the company’s voting rights.
Liu was detained in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on suspicion of criminal sexual c
onduct on Aug 31 and later released without charge or bail. He returned to China on Sept 3.
In December, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the prosecutorial office handling the case announced that no sexual as
sault charges would be brought against Liu as prosecutors could not prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
US-based tech giant Amazon.com Inc plans to shut down its third-party seller services on its Chinese online marketplace
in July, as it shifts its focus to offering Chinese mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.
Starting July 18, customers logging in to Amazon’s Chinese web portal will only see a selec
tion of goods from its global store, rather than products from local third-party sellers.
Amazon said it will keep running its other businesses in China, inclu
ding the cross-border shopping business Amazon Global Store; Global Selling, which helps Chin
ese merchants sell products abroad; its cloud service platform Amazon Web Services; and Kindle e-book devices and content.
“Over the past few years, we have been evolving our China online retail business to increasingly
emphasize cross-border sales, and in return we’ve seen a very strong response from Chinese customers.
better short-term memory and faster reaction times compared with the control group, acco
rding findings published March 27 in the China-based journal National Science Review.
The study also found that transgenic monkeys’ brains took longer to develop, in a similar fashion to humans.
The experiment has divided the scientific community however, with a number of Western scientists criticizing it as uneth
ical, while some went as far to suggest, perhaps ironically, that it could lead to a Planet of the Apes-type scenario.
The Kunming Institute of Zoology told China Daily in a statement that the experiment was ethically approved in 2010.
In 2015 the animal rights committee of Kunming Biomed International, a research organiza
tion specializing in nonhuman primates, also declared the animals were being treated humanely in every
step of the experiment, in accordance with domestic and international regulations, the statement said.
n evaluated and approved the experiment before applying for National Natural Scie