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ric and actions regarding the Taiwan question, violated the one-
China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to Taiwan secessionists, and
disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainland, the Chinese
military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermining fr
eedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
He told China Daily his company’s priority is to attract more peo
ple, especially non-locals, to visit and boost sales, as local consumption has limited potent
ial. The company is eyeing more business opportunities based on word-of-mouth among visitors, Long said.
This “one-stop industrial tourism”, as Long calls it, has contrib
uted more than 60 percent in total sales since his company started to feel out the market in 2005.
Long witnessed the company transform from a State-owned enterprise to a market-orient
ed limited company at the turn of century. By streamlining internal bodies and lifting the proportion of em
ployees involved in production while promoting its products via culture and tourism, costs can be cut, according to Long.
Now, he added, the annual production value of the company has reached 10 million yuan ($1.5 million).
old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.
China will choose chief teachers at primary and midd
le schools in rural areas in its central and western regions in a pilot pr
ogram to promote local education, according to a notice from the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.
Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces were included in the pilot program, a
nd each province will have five underdeveloped cities or prefectures to set chief teachers, according to the notice.
Chief teachers will be chosen from a pool of educators with impeccable credentials, excellent p
rofessional qualities, high educational levels and strong organizational coordination abilities.
According to the notice, chief teachers will be chosen through competitions openly, and
should focus on Chinese, math and English as their subjects. Their tenure will be three years in the pilot program.