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le, most of which are beyond our control-that allows a broader readership, who might not h
ave expressed interest in China or translated works to discover this story,” she says.
“China’s development over the past decade
s has also contributed to an increase in interest in the cultural output from this sid
And publishers, literary agents, translators and scholars w
ho took an interest in Chinese content over the past decades have paved the new way, she adds.
Other than fantasy and sci-fi, British readers are looking at established Chinese writers, as well as
popular online authors, as was showcased at the 2019 London Book Fair held from March 12 to 14.
e of the world.”Having worked in the arts since the mid-2000s, Chang says she has seen the interest in Chinese culture broaden
and deepen, “developing from perhaps the more direct visual aspects like contemporary art to embracing areas that r
equire more investment of time and emotional involvement-books, films, TV, theater, games”.
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.
technologies to support farmers to practice sustainable agricultural production.
“The combining chance of advanced breeding technologies that makes the seeds smarter and
more productive, together with modern crop protection products that are friendlier to the envir
onment, coupled with biological technologies that really helps explore the power of microorganisms in the soil, w
ith digital tools as integrators, you bring all of these together.”
In June 2018, Bayer completed its acquisition of Monsanto, a US seeds and agrochemic
als company, and became the world’s largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals.
“We are a leader of agriculture,” Madrazo said, “when you look
at our new, integrated company there are three specific aspects that excite us: First one is our
top innovation ability; Second one is leading the digital transformation in agriculture; and the third one is we have a re
al opportunity to shape sustainability for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet.”
Trump claimed his administration had achieved “more than almost any administration in the history of the country” — and was met with open laughter.
National security adviser John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, was openly hosti
le toward the UN during his 2005 to 2006 tenure. The Trump administration has cut US contributions to the UN,
pulled out of several of UN organizations and opposed core UN-backed initiatives in
recent years, including the Paris Agreement on climate and the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump had wanted a woman to lead the US delegation at the United Nations, so
urces have told CNN. His original pick, Nauert, bowed out after it came to light tha
t she had employed a nanny who was legally present in the US, but wasn’t legally permitted to work.
The post, which had been a Cabinet level position under Haley, is widely expected to be downgraded.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told aides he wanted the post downgra
ded after Haley leaves, an official familiar with his remark has told CNN. And Bolt
on has also been said to want the role downgraded, according to people familiar with his thinking.
The shift means Craft would wield less clout than her predecessor, both at the UN and within the administration, and as a r
esult, would pose nowhere near the challenge to Bolton or Pompeo.
This story has been updated.
the last few years, with the unemployment rate steadily registering 3 percent or lower in nin
e months, which made it difficult for companies to look for workers, let alone skilled ones or engineers.
Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, s
aid that the association has about 3,800 members, half of which are m
anufacturing companies. Around 80 percent of the members have seen a labor shortage in one way or another.
Ian Robertson, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison college of Engineering, said the college has 800 gr
aduates every year. They have about 6,000 job opportunities to choose from, most of which are outside of the state.
To meet the demand for engineers, the college plans to expand their enrollment from around 4,500 t
o 5,200 in the next few years. But after graduation, how many of the students will be hired by Foxconn is hard to say.
Robertson said many companies in need of engineers tend to build long-term relationships wit
h the university by establishing labs and offering internships. “Foxconn is just one of them,” he said.