Volunteers inundate blood donation center near explosion site

After an explosion at a chemical plant killed 47, residents of Xiangshui county in Jiangs

u province have flooded centers to donate blood for the severely injured survivors.

There were so many people coming in to donate blood

that the organizers at one center ran out of application forms, China Daily discovered Friday afternoon.

“On average,People wait in line to donate blood at a donation point after

a deadly chemical factory blast killed dozens in Xiangshui county in Jiangsu province on Frid

ay people have to wait for at least five hours for their turn,” said Meng Xianghua, a me

mber of the local labor union that has been assisting in the drive to build up blood supplies following the blast.

He said one of his neighbors came in at 8 am Friday and had to wait until 1:30 pm to d

onate. “There are so many people coming that we failed to count how many people have donated so far,” he added.

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Vietnamese truck enters China via the Second Beilun River

The bridge will greatly alleviate traffic burden on the First Beilun River Bridge three kilomet

ers away, which was previously the only means of shipping personnel and cargo to or from Dongxing Checkpoint.

Statistics from immigration authorities show that 12.19 million people and 47,056 vehicles passed over the old bridge in 2018, far beyond its maximum capacity.

The new bridge is now designated for freight vehicles, while the First Be

ilun River Bridge is reserved for personnel. This could save 30 minutes or more in custo

ms clearance time for each consignment, according to Huang Xiong, deputy chief of Dongxing Customs.

1.jpgIn early 2015, the Barack Obama administration tried desperately to block the United King

dom and several other European countries from joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by ac

cusing, without any basis, the then newly established bank of possible low environmental and governance standards.

The real reason, according to former US treasury secretary Larry Summers, was that the Obama adm

inistration could not secure any funding from the Republican-controlled Congress to join the AIIB. And to s

ave itself from embarrassment, the US administration tried to prevent European countries from joining the bank.

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The shooting at the mosque on Deans Avenue next to Hag

  Park, is near to Cathedral Square, where children were taking part in a global protest to raise awareness for climate change.

  ”If your child was attending the climate change protest in Cathedral Square and you want to check if they are in the Civic O

ffices, please call the Council Contact Centre on 03-941-8999,” Christchurch City Council said.

  Christchurch is a coastal city of around 400,000 residents. It is the third most populous

city in New Zealand behind Auckland and Wellington. It has an agricultural economy.

  In 2010 and 2011 the city suffered a series of devastating earthquakes, with the most destructi

ve at 6.3 magnitude, which killed nearly 200 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.

  Just 1% of New Zealand‘s population of almost 5 million are Muslim, according to government statistics, less than 50,000 people in 2013.

  Journalist Chris Lynch, a radio host on New Zealand station ZB Radio, told CNN that o

ne of the shootings had occurred at “the biggest mosque in all of Christchurch.”

  He described Christchurch as a “very peaceful city” that is still getting over the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit in 2011.

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Yao’s effort found favor with the 21-member sports

panel of the CPPCC, where retired champions, sports officials, scholars and entreprene

urs agreed to make a joint proposal this year to call for greater investment and policy support from the edu

cation, finance and rural-urban development authorities to raise the level of student participation in sports.

In response, the Ministry of Education has pledged to enhance the

role of physical education on campus by making school PE classes more fun, providing be

tter training of PE teachers and investing more in facility upgrades as a primary task in 2019.

“We’ve taken serious measures to address the decline in student fitn

ess levels, and we have already seen results, but it seems the effort is still not eno

ugh,” Zhong Denghua, a vice-minister of education, said during a group discussion with the sports panel on Monday.

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As Manafort faced his judgment day, Cohen was facing

  fresh attacks on his credibility amid accusations that he lied to Congress during his explosive testimony last week.

  Trump’s former attorney told lawmakers that he had never asked for and would not ac

cept a pardon from Trump. Yet multiple sources told CNN’s Gloria Borger that the prospect of a par

don was raised more than once between Cohen’s lawyer and attorneys representing the President.

  The matter is being investigated in Congress following Cohen’s public and private testimony before three congressional committees over the past two weeks.

  In question is whether there was an effort to seek a pardon or offer a pardon in exchange for

the cooperation who will go to prison in May after admitting tax and financial crimes and lying to Congress.

  Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who chairs the House Oversight Com

mittee, said he told Cohen that he would “nail you to the cross” if he did not tell the truth to lawmakers again.

  ”I’m going to study the transcript first, that’s No. 1. I’m going to see what the allegations are and then I’ll go from there,” Cummings told CNN’s Manu Raju.

  Trump is not waiting for any investigation to take a new shot at his former legal fixer, tw

eeting an MSNBC headline: “Cohen’s lawyer contradicts Cohen’s testimony about never seeking a Presidential Pardon.

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Govt to further reduce broadband, mobile internet ratesto nurt

hina will further cut the rates for broadband and mobile internet services, as the nation ste

ps up push to nurture innovation and speed up the growth of emerging industries, according to the an

nual Government Work Report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.

Li presented the report at the opening of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

This year, average broadband service rates for small and medium enterprises will be lowered by another 15 percent, an

d average rates for mobile internet services will be further cut by more than 20 percent, Li said.

According to him, more efforts will also be made to pursue Internet Plus initiative in all industries and sectors. China will upg

rade networks for distanced education and telemedicine, and expand the capacity of mobile telec

ommunications base stations, to provide faster and more reliable broadband connections for internet users.

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During the TCT Asia trade show last week, Stratasys also

unveiled the voxel-level 3D printing solution that allows users to exercise control of their design at volumetric pixel level with access to more materials.

For instance, it has teamed up with one car manufacturer to allow customers to customize car body p

atterns using 3D printing solutions, which Agam called a ‘true revolution”.

“Till now the 3D printing remains largely a B2B business. This is for the first time that

customers can come and actually have an impact on what the products are going to look like,” he said.

The company has rosy prospects on the technology’s adoption in automotive, medical and consumer electronics.

The Chinese government is making the development of additive ma

nufacturing technology in the country a priority. Foreign companies are encouraged to set up b

ranches and R&D centers in China, and a few domestic companies, which have already had their products rec

ognized internationally and will be able to compete in the international market, will be fostered.

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hinese analysts say the UK can set an example for Eu

Chinese analysts hailed the UK’s move to deal with concerns about risks of cooperating with Huawei in 5G through technical measures, and said the UK has

et an example for other European countries on the issue to prevent the effects of the US.

Zhang Chi, a Chinese telecommunications industry observer, said a Huewei offcial in the UK told him that the UK set up a

special testing center composed of working staff from Huawei and technological officials from the UK an

d headed by the latter, which was one of the ways to limit the risk

s of using Huawei mentioned in a Financial Times report on Monday.

“Such a facility runs a thorough, transparent examination of Huawei’s device and operating c

ode, and Huawei products can only enter the UK’s network after passing such tests,” Zhang told the G

lobal Times on Monday, and such a testing system is wh

ere the UK draws confidence from in terms of managing risks.

“In the era of globalization, China will embrace the world with open arms. We also expect the UK to maint

ain its true nature of opening and making wise choices based

on its own interests and work with China to bring more benefits to

the Chinese and British people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry

spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a routine press conference on Monday.

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