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Around 1.08 million first-instance court cases on the environment and resources have been registe
亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤女神会所red in China in the five-year period since the June 2014 establishment of the Adjudication Trib
unal for Environment and Resources at the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), an SPC vice-president said Tuesday.
Jiang Bixin revealed the figure at a press conference marking the fifth anniversary of the abo亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤
ve-mentioned adjudication tribunal that was created to lead and guide environment- and resources-re
亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤lated adjudication work across the country, among the SPC’s moves to step up work in the area.
Around 1.03 million cases on the environment and resources we
re concluded by courts of various levels during the same period, he said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤女神会所
The period saw the registration of more than 113,000 new criminal cases on
亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤the environment and resources and the conclusion of over 108,000 cases of this typ
e amid courts’ intensified crackdown on crimes of polluting and damaging the environment, Jiang said.
Among its efforts to improve systems, mechanisms and ways for environment- and re亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤女神会所
sources-related adjudication work, the SPC has pushed for steady progress in forming adjudication bodies spe
亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤cializing in handling cases on the environment and resources at courts of various levels.
As of June 2019, there were a total of 1,201 adjudication bodi
es specializing in handling cases on the environment and resources natio亚博体育官网贵宾登录龙凤女神会所
nwide, including 352 adjudication tribunals and 70 circuit courts, according to Jiang.
?schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊hina had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide
last year, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news conference on Thursday that China has work
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊ed over the last few decades to make sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream
schools, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
“Financially strapped students can attend school free of tuition,” she said.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊Zhang said the group also has more job opportunities thanks to better legal protections, more policy support and training programs.
More than 80 laws and 50 administrative regulations have been passed concerning the pro
tection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities, according to the white paper.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
A number of policies, including tax breaks, have been rolled out to encourage employers to hire disabled workers, it said.
The document said that last year, 850 national or provincial-level vocational training centers were
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊built nationwide for disabled people, and 367,000 additional registered disabled people found jobs.
A total of more than 9.4 million registered disabled people were employed as of last year.
Despite progress, the white paper said there is still a huge gap betw亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
een the lives led by those with special needs and the lives to which they aspire.
Hu Kaihong, spokesman for the State Council Information Office, said at the new
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊s conference Thursday that in the past 70 years, China has made efforts to protect the ne
eds of the disabled and help them become contributors to and beneficiaries of economic development.
“China has discovered a development path for promoting disability rights and interests with Chinese characteristics,” he said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
Hu said China has 85 million disabled citizens, the largest such group worldwide, and therefore faces huge challenges.
lor degree programs and full-time junior college diploma p
亚博体育官网贵宾登录419rograms in 2018 was 16.97 million and 11.33 million respectively.
China has issued an action plan on the prevention and treatm
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Pneumoconiosis, a class of lung diseases where inhalation of dust causes interstitial fibrosis, accounts for nearly 90 perce
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ion (NHC), adding that the action plan aims to reduce the number of new pneumoconiosis patients.亚博体育官网贵宾登录419
The action plan pledges that by the end of 2020, authorities
must grasp the dust hazards situation of related employers and the employe
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Marked progress will be made in the rectification and control of dust hazards in industries including c
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The work-related injury insurance must cover more than 80 percent of employees working in these industries, it says.
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is patients and beefing up supervision and inspection on employers with high risk of dust hazards.
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are Security Administration and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
?forces to interfere in China’s internal affairs, Hua said. She reiterated that any such interference is intolerable.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所Hua’s statements came on the same day thousands of black-clad prot
esters occupied the arrival hall at Hong Kong International Airport, the world’s eighth-bus亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
iest airport, to stage a massive sit-in protest against the now-suspended extradition amendment bill. Aside from cha
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊nting slogans attacking the SAR government, protesters also distributed flyers inside the airport.
Hong Kong is at a risk for another violent protest on Saturday. A planned rally, in response to attacks at Yuen Long metro st
ation on July 21, when white-clad people assaulted commuters and passersby indiscriminately, was rejected by亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
the city’s police. However, there is concern that protesters will gather anyway.
Ireland had changed its travel status for Hong Kong to advise a “high degree of caution”, while Singapore, Japan and South
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊Korea called on its citizens to avoid areas where public gatherings are taking place and to follow local authorities’ advice.
The HKSAR’s Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung warned against taking part in the Saturday r
ally, as those joining in might be arrested for illegal assembly, punishable by heavy fines and imprisonme亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
nt. “Whether there will be a procession or not, we cannot rule out the possibility of a large number of people turni
ng up.… But we sincerely wish that the participants would never resort to violence when expressing their discont
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所ent and pay due respect to the public order and people’s life in Yuen Long,” Cheung said.
Different sectors also appealed to the public, especially to young
people, not to participate in any illegal assembly and never turn to violence.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
Many principals of middle schools and university h
eads signed statements calling for students to avoid the Yuen Long protest.
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce called on all se亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
ctors to clearly draw the line with violent protesters to protect the rule of law.
According to the Public Order Ordinance, any person who convenes,
holds, organizes, forms or collects an illegal assembly, or assists or is concerned in doi
ng so, will face the maximum penalty of a HK$5,000 ($640) fine and imprisonment for five years.
topics as economy, healthcare, education, immigration, climate change, and forei
gn policy, similar to those for the first group of partic亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤ipants on Wednesday night.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤According to debate rules, each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 se
conds for rebuttals. There are no opening statements, but each candidate will have one minute for a closing statement.
Wednesday’s debate was attended by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤
, another top-tier contender, along with former Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Senator
亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤Cory Booker of New Jersey, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and five others.
Together, 20 candidates qualified for the first primary debate for either scoring at least 1 perce
nt support in three qualifying polls or receiving donations from at least 65,000 unique donors.
The two-night debate, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Cen亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤
er for the Performing Arts, was the first of a dozen that the Democratic National Committee had planned for the party’s primary.
The second debate is scheduled for July 30-31 in Detroit, Michigan.
WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Senate’s version of t
亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤he emergency border funding bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reversed course amid pressure from
亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤品茶微信moderate Democrats to tackle the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border immediately.
The Democrat-controlled House voted 305 to 102. Senate Maj
ority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump supports the Senate bill.
“In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluct亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤品茶微信
antly pass the Senate bill,” Pelosi wrote in a statement before the Thursday voting.
“The children come first,” Pelosi said. “At the end of the day, we
have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available.”
亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤品茶微信The sudden setback for Pelosi came amid heavy pressure from moderate Democ
ratic lawmakers who are seen as most vulnerable at the 2020 U.S. general elections, local analysts said.
House Representative Josh Gottheimer, a Democratic leader of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, told Pelosi Thur
sday morning that he had rallied enough moderate 亚博体育官网贵宾登录楼凤品茶微信Democrats to take down the rule on the amended House bill.
Recent media reports of horrific conditions facing children at border det
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nde River near Brownsville, Texas, also created new urgency for Congress to act before the July 4 recess.
a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所leased in April, the Chinese-language work is a vivid portrait documenting the course of the nation’s dev
elopment over the past four decades, offering both a grand historic account and a personal perspective of China.
The photo capturing the moment from Li’s childhood featured in Color of China is on show at Barbey亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
‘s solo exhibition of the same name, which runs at the National Art Museum of China through Sunday.
The exhibition and the publication of the book coincide with the 70th anniversary of
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园the founding of People’s Republic of China, which will be officially celebrated on Oct 1.
Barbey is also among several members of the French Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academ
ies of the Institut de France, whose artworks have been exhibited at the Beijing museum this year.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
These shows mark this year’s 55th anniversary of the formal establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.
In one section of the exhibition, photos depicting China’s modern, rapidly-urbanizing cityscap
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园es are projected onto large screen. Another section displays the color images that Barbey captured during his
first two visits to the country in 1973 and 1980, including the photo of Li’s accordion lessons, which evoke a strong feel亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所Barbey first came to China as a member of a French delegation led by Georges Pompidou w
ho served as France’s president from 1969 until his death in 1974. Accompanying the French dele
gation helped him to extend his visa and stay in China for two more weeks－which he regarded as “very lucky” since trav
el in the country was relatively restricted to Westerners at that time, Barbey tells China Daily.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
Barbey returned to China in 1980, this time with his wife Caroline. They traveled extensively around the country, photographing and filming for more than five w
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园eeks in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Before he came to China, Barbey’s impression of the country was larg
ely based on photos taken by his famed predecessors at the renowned inte亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.
From market structure reforms to the introduction of t
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erging technology companies and exciting opportunities for the investment community,” he wrote.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网Wang Jiyue, independent investment banking analyst, said tha
t the STAR Market will become a testing field for the registration-based initial
public offering system, which will help to improve the basi亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网品茶微信c structure of China’s capital market.
The regulatory commission said that the STAR Market should be a magnet for companies specializing in cutting-edge inf
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网ormation technology, high-end equipment, new materials, new energy, energy saving and environmental p
rotection, and biomedicine, based on the industries of the first listed companies.
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e technology and capital, strongly advancing the country’s innovation-driven development.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网A new show by French photographer Bruno Barbey plots four decades of developme
nt in China, uniquely etched in time thanks to the deep hues of Kodachrome film, Lin Qi reports.
How surprising would it be to discover that a snapshot of a precious childhood memo亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网
ry had been preserved for nearly four decades by a stranger on the other side of the world?
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网品茶微信A year ago, Li Zhao, a woman from Shanghai who is based in New Y
ork and Miami in the United States, spotted herself in a photo taken by French ph
otographer Bruno Barbey in 1980. The photo shows a class of young students diligently practicing the accordion at the Sha亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网
nghai Children’s Center, and Li instantly recognized the girl in the upper left corner as herself.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花网品茶微信Barbey recalls how Li sent him the photo in an email, asking if she could have a print of it.
“I replied yes, on the condition that she would send me a recent photo of herself.”
So Li did just that, and emailed back a photo of herself attending a party in Palm Beach in 2016.
China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve
st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie
ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.
Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan
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Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic
h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au
thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
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In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma
jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc
reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.
With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b
illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio
n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.
The form has multiple sections, including a section on “aggravating factor
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cially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner” and whether he’s shown no remorse, and a section on “mitigation fa
亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所ctors” asking if aspects of Christensen’s “background, record or character … mitigate against imposition of a death sentence”.
The jurors had to independently assess if aggravating factors presente
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s had on others “sufficiently outweigh the mitigating factors”, according to the penalty-phase form.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所On Wednesday, the jury asked the judge whether the prosecution’s aggravating factor of
future dangerousness referred to while Christensen was in prison or if he were free or had never been caught. Th
e judge circled “in prison” after a brief discussion with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所
Jurors also asked if the jury was supposed to quantify the number of jurors who fo
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On Thursday, the jury asked how the number of jurors who found a mitigating factor to exist could be used after the trial.
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“We need help,” the jury then said in a message to the court on Thursday, asking the judge about what would happen if they c
亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所ouldn’t reach a unanimous decision — just about one hour before the judge announced the verdict.
“I think today must be the most disappointing day for Zhang’s family ot
her than the day they acknowledged Yingying was kidnapped and killed,” Wang亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所品茶微信
Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.
“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur
ies have sentenced defendants to death in only 36 percent of the cases that went to trial.亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所品茶微信
Since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1988, 78 people have been sentenced to death — but only three ha
ve actually been put to death, according to Death Penalty Information Center data to 2018.亚博体育官网贵宾登录会所
Zhang was last seen alive on June 9, 2017, getting into Christensen’s black Saturn Astra on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana
after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.
ina Center for International Economic Exchanges, said the US keeps a
rguing that it needs a better deal, but so does China. Therefore, they need to aim at reach亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
ing a fair agreement in the next round of negotiations that can help with the economic growth of both countries.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛”There will never be an agreement where the US is the sole winner; the agreement must be mutually beneficial,” Zhang said, adding t
hat for China, the most important thing is to focus on its own development, deepening reform and openin亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
g-up and creating more jobs while joining hands with other countries to build an open global economy.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛The US should have realized China’s resilience in coping with challen
ges, such as increased tariffs and technology barriers, as well as the country’s det
ermination and resolve reflected by its refusal to yield to pressure over the previous rounds of talks, said Zhang Yun亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
ling, director of international studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.
“China today is supported by its policy adjustment capacity, m
亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛odern industrial system and vibrant domestic consumption,” he said, adding that the coun
try’s economy was largely stable in the first half of this year, in particular in terms of foreign trade and domestic dema亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
nd amid slower global economic growth and weak expansion of international trade.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛Trade disputes with China have affected some US industries.
Michael Tate, chairman of the National Cotton Council — a trade organization in the US — said the cotton industry in the US hopes S
ino-US trade disputes will be resolved as soon as possible to minimize the impact on the cotton export market.亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
China has announced a slew of new measures to further open up its financial markets, according to the office of fin
ancial stability and development committee under the State Council, the cabinet.
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iness with all kinds of bonds in China’s inter-bank and exchange bond market, ac
cording to a statement of the office posted on the website of the central bank on Saturday.亚博体育官网贵宾登录419论坛品茶微信
Overseas financial institutions will be encouraged to participate in setti
ng up and investing in the asset management subsidiaries of commercial banks.