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?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.
?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
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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.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
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ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
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erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
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gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
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Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
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emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
?the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
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inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.
Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u
se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信Already, one Chinese bank has been included on the Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Acc
ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.
Make more efforts to internationalize yuan亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour
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are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.
The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
?Heritage Administration and Sichuan University in 1996 and he later published a series of relevant academic papers followi
ng research in the west of Tibet. His son David also nurtured his passion for archaeology during that time.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
“One step follows the other, and we’ve kept going,” he sm
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信iles. “We’re still ‘amateurs’, but it’s good to see David turn into a real professional.”
Strategy is helping institutions achieve better rankings at home and abroad
A veteran of such US universities as the University of Chicago and Yale University has become the first foreigner appointed by a Beij亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
ing university to a management position since the reform and opening-up policy was launched in 1978.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊David Zupko was recently appointed deputy director of Tsinghua University’s global cooperation
and communication office after working at different universities in the United States for more than 20 years.
In 2017, when he was asked by the National Cultural Heritage Ad亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
ministration if he would consider exhibiting his family collection in China, he agreed.
His sentiment was echoed by Wang Xudong, the then director of the Dunhuang Academ亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
y, who spent over a year contacting institutions abroad and around China to contribute to the exhibition.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信The Pritzker Art Collaborative brought 35 artifacts to the exhibition in Dunhuang. It is joined by key Chin
ese institutions, such as the National Museum of China, the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Mus
eum in Xi’an, as well as several other major overseas collections, including the Al Thani Collection owned by the Qatari ru亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
ling family, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japan.
Abegg-Stiftung, a Swiss collection that mainly features textiles, dropped its “zero l亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
oan policy” for the exhibition, opting in favor of cultural exchange and supplying 16 artifacts to the exhibition.
A hanging brocade with roundel featuring a pair of stags locking horns, on loan from Abegg-Stiftung, is one of the m
ost important exhibits on display. It is believed to have been hung as decoration in the tents of Tubo nobles as a symbol of power.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
“The Silk Road carries a message for all of us today,” Thomas Pritzker says. “The world will
always have problems … Yet each culture has its own history and values, which are unique.
“If we learn more about another country’s culture, it will be easier to find ways to solve these problems,” he says.
on singles winner Andy Murray, won his first-round match in men’s doubles as he returned to the tournament for the first time in two years following two hip oper
ations. Marcos Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open runner-up and a fan favorite, played what he says will be the last亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
match of his career. Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion and a 2017 Wimbledon finalist, lost, too.
None of that really mattered, in the end.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信Everything was rendered secondary to Nadal vs. Kyrgios.
Part of that is because a 19-year-old Kyrgios beat then-No. 1 Nadal at the All England Club in 2014.
Part of that is because they traded barbs away from the court recently in a spat that also involved Nadal’s uncle, Toni.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
In the leadup to this meeting, Kyrgios joked that he didn’t think “me and Rafa could go dow
n to the Dog & Fox and have a beer together,” referring to a nearby bar where Kyrgios was spotted W亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
ednesday night. The 33-year-old Nadal, meanwhile, observed that he was “too old for all this stuff.”
They could hardly be more different, something Kyrgios underline
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信d after he lost despite producing a 58-44 advantage in winners, including 29 aces — one a se
cond serve at a tournament-high 143 mph and a pair that he hit with an underarm motion.
These two couldn’t even agree on whether Kyrgios is capable of winning major championships.
Nadal’s take? “With his talent and with his serve, he can win a Grand Slam, of course.”亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
And Kyrgios’ self-assessment? “I know what I’m capable of. Just depe
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊nds. I’m a great tennis player, but I don’t do the other stuff. I’m not the most professional gu
y. I won’t train day in, day out. I won’t show up every day. So there’s a lot of things I need to improve on to get to that le
vel that Rafa brings. … But, no, at the moment I don’t think I can contend for a Grand Slam.”亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
He is ranked 43rd, and hasn’t been past the quarterfinals at a majo
r. But against Nadal, he displayed boundless power, guile, touch and athleticism.
Kyrgios, his shirt collared popped just so, seemed to act at times as if it we
re more important to look cool than to play well. The between-the-leg shots, the un
necessary leaping backhands and all the rest. On the initial point of the pivotal fourth-set tiebreaker, he jumped high for a
showy overhead instead of making a safer putaway. The result? He deposited his
shot ball in the net, then rolled his eyes and chucked away a ball. Soon, the match was over.
e man as Wang Zhenhua, chairman of the board of Seazen – a real estate deve
loper based in Shanghai and listed in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. It reported th亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
at the alleged crime happened in a five-star hotel in Shanghai on Saturday, leaving the girl with lacerations on her vagina.
Beijing will push forward its waste sorting legislation soon, and the newly revised regul亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
ation will clarify an individual’s responsibility to sort domestic waste, a senior official said.
A municipal regulation in Shanghai covering domestic waste management had taken effect on Monday and required every household and institution to sort亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
their trash into four categories: recyclable waste, hazardous waste, household food waste and residual waste.
Sun Xinjun, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management, said Beijing will follow suit soon without giving a possible date.
“If the garbage is not sorted, the resident may face a fine of up to 200 yuan ($30),” he said亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
, adding that the penalty will be no less than Shanghai’s garbage classification punishment.
Different from the four categories of separating trash in Shanghai, Beijing will use four other garbage classification sta
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信dards: recyclables, kitchen waste, hazardous waste and other waste, according to Sun.
Some departments and public institutions in the capital hav
e already implemented waste management. Beijing produces nearly 26,000 metric tons of do亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
mestic waste every day, and 29 garbage disposal terminal facilities are already operating at their full capacity.
In 2018, Beijing collected 9.3 million tons of household waste.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊品茶微信
The girl, who hails from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her
mother, who was in Jiangsu, about the incident. The mother contacted Shanghai police, it reported.
The 9-year-old and another 12-year-old girl were brought to the hotel by Zhou, a friend of the 9-year-old’s mother. Zhou tol
d the mother that she took the girl to Shanghai to visit Disneyland, according to the report.
The report said Wang paid Zhou 10,000 yuan ($1,400) in cash after committing the alleged molestation.
has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza
tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appealing to potential customers.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv
ed in the China Express Railway into one holistic platform,” Ma said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊
“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.
According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r
eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser
vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi亚博体育官网贵宾登录千花坊女神会所
nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.
It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.
“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu
ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.
“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da
mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo
r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”
on hotels reached 234 yuan per night, jumping 17.5 percent over the p
revious year, and the growth rate was higher than the older generation. Besides, the report found
that students are likely to spend twice the amount of money on hotels two years after graduation.
Qunar has cooperated with more than 6,000 hotels, hostels and b
ed-and-breakfast services and launched discounted hotel prices for students.
Sales of new energy vehicles are expected to see renewed momentum in China, with passenger electric vehicles accounting for 57 pe
rcent of NEV sales by 2040 and electric buses for 81 percent of sales of city buses, a new report said.
The report, issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said that due to governm
ent support and surging demand, by 2025, China will account for 48 percent of the global EV market with s