pand market access to US firms, Washington should move forward on some issues, such as tightened export controls to China,” Mei added.
Besides the purchase of more US soybeans, there is more room to buy additional ‘
’US goods such as energy products, aircraft and automobiles as part of efforts to reduce the US trade deficit with China.
Notwithstanding the good momentum of trade talks, the US seems to be hastening its offensive against China in various sectors.
In a Saturday article, CNN said US intelligence warned that China was using “student spies” to steal secrets from the US.
Unnamed lawmakers and intelligence officials were quoted as saying that the Chinese are
“notorious” for their patriotism and nationalism that could allegedly “coerce them into carrying out acts of espionage.”
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US Energy Department said it woul
d ban its scientists and employees from participating in talent-recruitment programs sponsored by China and other countries.
The department oversees 17 national laboratories conducting advanced resear
ch in such areas as nuclear physics and supercomputing.
This is not the first time US officials have accused Chinese students of espionage, while Chine
se students, based on official US data, accounted for over 30 percent of the country’s international students in 2018.
Brazil, the largest soybean producer in Latin America, lowered its exports expectati
ons to China following China-US trade talks that have brought a soybeans deal back to the table.
After the latest trade talks concluded on a positive note, China agreed to purchase more agricultural products from the US, particu
larly of soybeans, which US President Donald Trump described as a “tremendous purchase.”
Amid strong signals from the resumption of the China-US soybeans trade, Brazil lowered its forecast for exports to China in
2019, an industry representative from the South American country told the Global Times on Saturday.
“This development lowered our expectations for Brazilian soybeans expo
rts to China compared to the previous year,” Daniel Furlan Amaral, chie
f-economist of Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE), told the Global Times.
Brazil will export 70.1 million tons of soybeans in 2019, Abiove said in a release late Monday, down 3.8 million tons on its prev
ious projection made in December and a sharp fall from the 83.8 million tons that the country exported in 2018.
t least six people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday.
According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district o
f Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change the tracks.
The “12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express” was reportedly running
at full speed and the passengers were asleep when the accident occurred at around 4:00 a.m. local time.
The train was scheduled to reach Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station at around 9:00 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Meanwhile, relief and rescue operations are underway at the site of the accident.
“We are focusing on rescue and relief operations right now. Railway Accident Me
dical Van along with team of doctors are at site. Two teams of the National Disas
ter Response Force have reached the spot,” said Smita Vats Sharma, spokesperson of Indian Railways.
All trains running on this particular route have been diverted.
lori is a bacterium that colonizes in the lining of the stomach. H. pylori is particularly prevalent in China. It is often picked up in childhood and survives in the aci
dic environment of the stomach for many years. It will often cause no symptoms although it may cause dyspepsia and indigestion. Long-term infect
ion with H. pylori will cause the stomach to become inflamed (gastritis) and can cause abnormal changes in the cells that line the stomach which over time
may become cancerous. It is estimated that over 90 percent of all stomach cancers are attributable to H. py
lori infection. Chronic H. pylori infection can also cause peptic ulcers and gastric lymphoma.
Studies show that successfully treating H. pylori infection with antibiotics lowers th
e risk of developing stomach cancer. Ideally the infection should be treated in early a
dulthood (20s and 30s) before changes in the cells lining the stomach have started to occur. H. pylori can be resist
ant to a number of antibiotics so most courses of treatment involve taking four different medications for a two-week cours
e. Even the best courses of combination therapy have only a 90 percent success rate at eradicating the infec
tion. So it is a good advice to have a repeat test for H. pylori a month or so after completing a course of treatment.
H. pylori infection can be detected either by a special breath test, a stool test or at gastroscopy.
The stomach is the first stop in the digestive tract before food and drink passes onwards
into the intestines. It is a muscular bean-shaped sack about the size of a fist that is situated at the top of the abdo
men. The cells of the stomach lining secrete acidic gastric juices, which mix with ingested food.
Stomach cancer is one of the top four most common cancers worldwide and is a significant
problem in China. The estimated five-year survival rate for stomach cancer is less than 30 percent. If diagnose
d at an early stage, the chances of being successfully cured are greatly improved, which is why early detection is very important.
Beijing United Family Hospital’s UK gastroenterologist Dr Neil Galletly talks more ab
out the disease and discusses ways people can prevent stomach cancer to keep our stomachs healthy.
How to reduce your risk of stomach cancer?
Cancer prevention – for any cancer – is about taking action to reduce the risk of developi
ng cancer. This usually means implementing changes to your diet or lifestyle. It can include avoiding and elimina
ting risk factors (ie. things known to increase the risk of cancer) and increasing exposure to protective factors (ie. thi
ngs known to reduce the risk of cancer). Although avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors does not guarantee that you will not get canc
er, it should lower your risk. Taking the following actions should reduce your risk of stomach cancer:
less useful as a positive result can mean either that you are infected with H. pylori or that you had an infection in the past that i
s now cleared. All of these tests, together with H. pylori treatment, are available at the Digestive D
isease Center at Beijing United Family Hospitals.
Second, stop smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for us! Smokers have a two-fold incre
ased risk of developing stomach cancer and stopping smoking reduces the risk of stomach cancer over tim
e. Smoking also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and stroke.
Third, lose weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of stomach ca
ncer. On the other hand, being physically active can help lower your risk. Obe
sity also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The American Cancer Society recomm
ends people to stay at a healthy weight throughout their lives by balancing calorie intake with physical activity.