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ninth with a break of 76 to make it 6-3 after the first session.
Ding, the 2016 runner-up, will resume the competition with the Scot o
n Sunday morning and look to reach the second round at Crucible for the 10th time.
Ding’s compatriot Tian Pengfei, ranked 81st in the w
orld, took a surprise 5-4 lead over 15th-ranked Stephen Maguire of Scotland.
Tian, one of six Chinese players in the field this year, took the opening frame with a brea
k of 52. Maguire levelled with a run of 80 then took
a scrappy third frame, before Tian made it 2-2 with a 59.
In frame five, Maguire came from 58-0 down to ta
ke it with a clinical 62 clearance, then he added the sixth for 4-2. But Tian rose to the occasion as the sessi
on progressed, winning the last three frames with runs of 45, 100 and 70. They resume on Sunday at 7pm.
PWC, KPMG, Ernst&Young, UPS, DHL, CMA CGM, HSBC, and VALE International.
The food showing area will be 60,000 square meters showing d
airy products, vegetables, fruits, meats, aquatic products, snacks, condiments, liquor and bever
ages, and the exhibitors will include Nestle, Danone, Fonterra, Theland, Dole, Louis Dreyfus and Cargill.
The 12th China Arts Festival will bring a slew of art activities to the Chinese economic and art hub Shanghai.
From May 20 to June 2, more than 50 shows selected nationwide will be perform
ed in 19 major theaters in Shanghai, over 600 artworks will go on display at the China Art Museum, and a fine
selection of creative cultural products will be shown at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. The festival will inclu
de various art forms, such as opera, chamber music, dancing, painting, sculpture and photography.
As 2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of the foun
ding of the People’s Republic of China, this year’s repertoire will be centered aro
und the lives of modern Chinese people as well as the diversified and prosperous art development in the new era.
ros horns, pangolin scales, dried sea horses, red corals, and hawksbill turtles, Zheng said.
A major overseas criminal gang once active in smuggling animals to Guangdong province has been busted following the crackdown, he said.
He suggested that further special campaigns will be launched to fight against such smuggling in the coming months.
Water pollution has forced many regions, especially in southern China, to change their sou
rces of drinking water, with many reaching out to the Yangtze River, a report said.
The contamination of water bodies has made drinking water in souther
n China more scarce, despite a dense network of waterways, according to the report, publ
ished earlier this year by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, an NGO.
A campaign to root out environmental violations at water intake sites is expect
ed to improve things, but environmental authorities should be aware that local governments may choose to aba
ndon their water intake sources to avoid rectifying problems, said Ma Jun, director of the institute.
ng Wu. He planned to invite her to move in, but Wu didn’t want to leave her apartmen
t at the Social Welfare Institute of Wuhan in Jianghan district, where she had been residing for four years. So Han move
d to the institute, into an apartment across from Wu. He would call her every morning and they would eat three meals together.
On Nov 1, 2018, the two tied the knot. Han gave Wu a one-karat diamond ring at their wedding ceremony.
he institute arranged for them a suite, which has turned into a cozy home with their careful arrangement. Han’s books, newspap
ers and magnifying glasses and Wu’s handwork sit on the desk, while Han’s favorite calligraphy works hang on the wall.
Wu learns singing during the day and Han reads newspapers. When he plays Chinese che
ss, she sits and watches him. Sometimes they do handwork together, watch the TV news and order takeout food.
Han said he did astronomy research when he was young and Wu did oil exploration
, both areas requiring field work, so they have a lot of common topics to talk about every day.
On Thursday afternoon, they shot their wedding photos at the garden of the Social Welfare Institute. Han said, “I’m so happy.”
China’s birthrate has been on a decline over the past few years, and now the number of people tying the proverbial knot is also heading lower.
Last year, the marriage rate nationwide dipped to 7.2 newly wedded couples per 1,000 people, dropp
ing for the fifth consecutive year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The rate stood at 9.9 per 1,000 in 2013, and was 7.7 in 2017.
The declining figures come as the China is grappling with fewer newborns and a mounting number of divorces.
The birthrate was 10.94 per 1,000 on the Chinese mainland last year, down from 12.43 in 2017, the bureau said.
Meanwhile, couples deciding to end their marriages were rising rapidly, reaching 3.2 divorces
per 1,000 people in 2017, said the Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin of 2017. The number was only 2.0 in 2010.