To encourage them to move, Guizhou authorities have used a better schooling for their children as bait,” said Zhang Qing of Guizhou’s provincial Education Department.
“More than 130,000 children will be enrolled in the 1,600 preschool facilities and primary and secondary schools near their urban s
ettlements. Also, 333 nurseries and junior high schools will be built to enroll some 50,000 relocated children,” Zhang added.
To promote educational development and cultivate more high-quality teachers in the country’s central and w
estern regions, China launched a State-level training program for rural primary and middle school teachers in 2010.
Primary school teachers in Guizhou have joined the training at Beijing Normal University.
In September 2014, President Xi Jinping met with teachers from Guizhou who were r
eceiving training at Beijing Normal University. The group of teachers later wrote a letter to Xi.
In a letter of reply to the Guizhou teachers, Xi asked them to lead education reform in poor areas.
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.
nges from 1,500 to 2,000 yuan, accounting for 15 to 20 percent of the total according to the report.
JD refuted the mass layoff rumor and said more than 10,000 positions are expe
cted to be added as JD Logistics provides services to more industry customers.
Facing tougher competition from rivals such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo, JD is eyei
ng opportunities in the consumer market, which has shown great potential, Sina Finance reported.
Driven by rapid growth of e-comm
The annual survey Amazing China — the Most Attractive Chinese Cities for Expats 2018 unveiled its results at the Shenzhen foru
m of the Conference on International Exchange of Professionals on April 14 in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province.
Zhang Jianguo, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, announced the results.
erce consumption, China’s express delivery volume reached 50.71 billio
n in 2018, an increase of 26.6 percent over the same period last year, the report said.
to qualified waste disposal operators. But it only paid 300 yuan per ton to individuals
who carted it away to carry out unauthorized disposals, Xinhua News Agency reported.
Qiu, the environmental official, also acknowledged that capac
ity for authorized hazardous waste treatment is unevenly distributed across the country and enterp
rises in areas with inadequate capacity could be dissuaded from lawful practices by high disposal costs.
“The country‘s complete industry chain means that we
generate a large variety of hazardous waste. The treatment is technically demand
ing and it can be hard for some regions to have the capacity to handle all types of hazardous waste,” he said.
Wang said most companies with treatment licenses are located in the Yangtze a
nd Pearl river deltas. The treatment capacity in regions with high discharge of hazardous waste, including Shand
ong, Henan and Hunan provinces and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, however, remains insufficient.
golden rice bowls passed down from our ancestors,” said Lu, 61. “We cannot afford to lose them.”
The local terraced fields have been in existence for about 1,300 years when
the Hani people built a complicated channel system to direct water from the forested hillto
p to nurture paddies on mountain slopes. The natural and cultural wonder was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013.
It has not always been plain sailing. In the 1960s, a blight caused for
est coverage to drop to just 17 percent, threatening the terraced fields with a devastating drought.
The situation improved in recent decades after China tightened its crackdown on illegal lumb
ering and returned marginal farmland into forest, breathing new life into the local forests as well as terraced paddies.
But as economic takeoff swept across China, the Hani villages faced new trouble, as their old w
ays of farming and the limited output failed to keep young laborers from leaving for better-paying jobs in the cities.
percent encountered illegal or bad information, the report said. And 69.1 percent
know how to protect their rights and interests through the internet and report infringements.
According to the report, 91.9 percent learn relative legal knowledge through offline means, and 72.3 percent learn legal knowledge through the internet.
The report suggests that the regulations on protecting minor netizens should be legislated as soon
as possible. Authorities should enhance content supervision and industry management, regulating ente
rprises to shoulder social responsibly, promote education on the internet among minors and crack down on infringement.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD is starting to cultivate key opinion leaders (KOLs) to build u
p its strength in the field of e-commerce, according to a report by technology media 36kr.
At its JD Shopping Circle, a mini program for WeChat providing a platform for users to post reviews on products and share experiences, JD la
unched a “Super Partner Program”, aiming to incubate online celebrities in the e-commerce sector to take a share of the fan economy.
ial delay and the fact that a no-deal Brexit remained possible. By 1800 GMT it was down around 0.4 percent against the dollar.
Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, there is still no
clarity over how, when or even whether the world’s fifth largest economy should leave the bloc it joined in 1973.
When May set the March 29 exit date two years ago by serving the formal
Article 50 divorce papers, she declared there would be “no turning back”. But parliament’s ref
usal to ratify the withdrawal deal she agreed with the EU has thrust her government into crisis.
The Labour Party said that, by choosing a short delay, May was forcing
lawmakers to decide between accepting a deal they have already rejected or leaving without a deal.
Over the next four days, about 100,000 people in Barcelona are expected to traipse through the halls of Mobile Worl
d Congress, one of the tech industry’s biggest events. All the biggest players in the world use it to showcase new products.
One company really stands out this year: China’s Huawei. Walking
out of the Barcelona airport, there’s a Huawei hospitality stand. The company’s bran
ding dots the city. The lanyards conference attendees wear around their necks are decorated with the Huawei name.
There’s a good reason everyone is focused on Huawei, one of the world’s largest makers of telecom equipment.
Huawei is a crucial part of China’s efforts to advance superfast 5G wir
eless networks and today is caught in a life or death battle with the US government.
The United States claims that Huawei poses a potential national security threat. Last month, US prosecutors revealed cri
minal charges against the company, alleging that Huawei stole trade secrets and worked to skirt US sanctions on Iran.
unity and the military over aid delivery near Gran Sabana, on the Brazil-Venezuela border, said the town’s mayor, Emilio Go
nzalez. He told CNN the military opened fire on an indigenous group trying to facilitate the passage of aid into Venezuela.
Gonzalez said soldiers shot and killed a 34-year-old indigenous Venezuelan woman and injured 17 others.
National Assembly member Americo De Grazia said on his official Twitter feed that two
people had died. The second victim was an indigenous man, according to De Grazia.
Gonzalez said indigenous guards detained 27 Venezuelan military members. Venez
uela’s Ministry of Defense told CNN it had no information on the incident.
Tensions escalate over aid
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked a constitutional provision last month to declare himself acting
president, condemned the incident in a tweet Friday, saying such acts by the military “will not go unpunished.”
Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker and Chuka Umunna announce their resignation from the La