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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.
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.
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.
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.