Liu Ruilin, Party secretary and president of Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University, has been re
moved from his positions after five babies died and 14 fell ill during an enterovirus outbreak at the hospital.
The five newborns who died had other underlying diseases, such as pneumonia, before contracti
ng the virus, according to a statement from the Guangdong Health Commission on Saturday.
Thirteen of the sick babies have been discharged from the hospital, wh
ile the other one continues to be treated and is in a stable condition, the commission said.
An investigation determined that the case became serious becaus
e of the combination of the intestinal virus with lax hospital management.
Emirates Pavilion, hasn’t had time yet to visit the China Pavilion as he has been busy with his own pavilion.
“We will have more time later to have a walk in the park, and the China Pavilion will be our first stop for sure,” he said.
The International Pavilion, a venue for international horticultural exhibitions and competitions duri
ng the expo, has a public space with an overhang made of 94 structures representing flowers and umbrellas.
As the exhibition will also be held during the hottest days of the Beijing summer, these o
verhead structures will help reduce muggy conditions for crowds waiting in line for entry.
Using sustainable technologies, including natural ventilation, solar photovoltaics and rainw
ater recycling, the International Pavilion is also a green building with low energy consumption.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, has upgra
ded the fifth edition of the renminbi (RMB), the Chin
ese currency, and on Monday announced the issuing of the new batch from Aug 30.
The new issuance will include notes with a face value of 50 y
uan ($7), 20 yuan, 10 yuan and one yuan, and coins valued one yuan, 50 fen and 10 fen.
Compared with the current series in circulation, the new batch will see brighte
r colors and adjusted patterns with enhanced anti-conterfeiting feature, a PBOC official said.
The five-yuan note will not be in the upcoming issuance as new technologies on the note are still under testing. The 100-y
uan note was issued in November 2015, which has shown improved anti-conterfeiting capability, said the PBOC source.
China and Nepal should strengthen cooperation on infrastructure construction and continue to promote the constructi
on of the China-Nepal cross-border economic cooperation zone, President Xi Jinping said in Beijing on Monday.
Xi made the remark during his meeting with his Nepali co
unterpart, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is on a nine-day state visit to China.
China greatly values its ties with Nepal, and supports Nepal in mai
ntaining its national independence, state sovereignty and terr
itorial integrity as well as exploring a path of development that suits its national conditions, Xi said.
Also, China appreciates Nepal’s firm and long-standing support over issues related to C
hina’s core interests and major concerns and its active participation in jointly building th
e Belt and Road, Xi said. He added that China will continue to support Nepal’s economic and social development.
cus”, keeping it prudent while the liquidity should be at a reasonably adequate level, it said.
Financial policies are required to further support small and private companies, and fun
ding through the capital market is supported by the authorities, according to the statement.
The central bank had skipped open market operations for 15 conse
cutive working days until Monday. “Reasonable and adequate liquidity in the banking syste
m” was the main reason for the absence of open market operations, according to a statement from the central bank.
To cut or not to cut the RRR, a strong tool for liquidity adjustm
ent, has become a hot topic since April, not only for investors, but also for policy advisers.
Divergent opinions are spreading among a broader group of market observer
s. The market is trying to get more indications from the monetary authority, although the C
hinese central bank barely sends any hints on possible monetary policy operations before taking action.
It’s a Sunday afternoon and Yang Haisong seems to be in a chipper mood. Under a blazing sun on a warm day in Beijing he sit
s on the side of a road smoking a cigarette. Yang, a founding member of the Chinese rock band P. K. 14 and its l
ead vocalist, is taking a break from activities in Free Sound, a record store in which he has been talking to fans about th
e band’s seventh studio album, What We Talk About When We Talk About His Name.
Yang hails from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it was there that P.K. 14 was formed nearly 22 y
ears ago before going on to become one of the most influential rock bands in China’s indie rock scene.
“I love record stores,” Yang, 46, says. “Of course listening to music
online through streaming services is incredibly conven
ient, but when I hold cassette tapes or vinyls in my hands I feel this connection with the music.”
The band’s latest album, released on Oct 14, 2018, was recorded in Be
rlin, and in addition to being streamed online, it was distributed on record and cassette.
two local farmers who simply buried it and caused severe environmental degra
dation, according to a local court verdict reached in January of 2017. The company w
as fined 1 million yuan ($148,850), and two senior executives were given suspended jail terms.
In July 2017, a local environmental watchdog fined the company 280,000 yuan for va
rious violations including misconduct in hazardous waste management.
Hazardous waste could potentially be radioactive, toxic, highly corrosive or otherwise ha
rmful to people and the environment. Therefore, these materials require special treatment.
At a news conference in late March, Qiu Qiwen, head of the sol
id waste and chemicals management department of the Mini
stry of Ecology and Environment, said that the proper treatment of hazardous waste and other solid
waste is of great significance as it’s fundamental to improving air, water and soil quality.
Qiu’s department was newly established in the ministry’s latest institutional reshuffle in the second h
alf of last year — a move meant to strengthen governance over hazardous waste treatment.
t although he donated organs, many of his friends would not register as donors, sin
ce the traditional belief still exists that the body should be kept intact after death.
“I think more education and publicity should be made at colleges
to promote the awareness of students, who accept the idea more easily,” he said.
Chen, the transplant center director, said more efforts should be made to ensure the quality o
f harvested organs, especially those harvested at smaller hospitals or clinics.
“No doctor would dare to use substandard organs, since th
at may cost lives,” he said. “We hope all organs distributed are equally up to standard.”
Huang, chairman of the donation and transplantation commit
tee, said there are 182 hospitals certified in organ transplant surgeries around the country.
recovered from the black boxes of the crash in Ethiopia showed similarities to the Air Lion crash. But the investigation is ongoing.
Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash — the second crash of a 737 Max 8 plane in less than five months — countries and airlines around the world grounded their 737 Max planes.
Boeing insists that the 737 Max 8 is safe to fly.
“Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the Max,” Boeing said in a statement on March 12.
“We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made d
ecisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. It is also important to not
e that the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the i
nformation currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators.”
With reporting from CNN’s Chris Isidore and Ralph Ellis.
February 2000, Cyclone Eline also made landfall near Beira during a period of intense rain, killing hundreds and displacing 650,000 across the wider region.