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form for people from the two nations to enjoy excellent cinematic works of b
oth countries, but also a starting point for more and deeper cultural exchanges,” sai
d Hou Sheng, secretary-general of Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture.
Last year, a cross-border marathon was organized by the prefecture. Abo
ut 10,000 runners participated in the marathon, which started from Ruili and inclu
ded 7 kilometers in Muse, Myanmar, before re-crossing the border back to the Chinese city.
The first two films screened were Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a 2011 3D m
artial arts film featuring Jet Li and Zhou Xun, and Am
zing China, a 2018 documentary reviewing the country’s achievements in science, technology and economy.
Scandinavian crime novels” for British readers. Among the different strands that have cont
ributed to such changes, one is that “fantasy, epic historical romances as well as science
fiction are easier genres” to introduce ideas from another culture.
“People are looking for something new, and Chinese sci-fi an
d wuxia (martial arts) fantasy are stepping into this void,” she says.
Gigi Chang, a freelance translator in Shanghai, released Condor Heroes’s second book, A Bond Un
done, in January. The Daily Mail in Britain calls it “a glorious, involving, kinetic epic”.
Chang says besides the changing market, where translated wor
ks are becoming more prominent, the quality of Jin Yong’s wr
ting, as well as the series’ experienced publisher, MacLehose Pres
s, are factors that have led to its popularity in Britain.
ies of all levels to crack down on ophthalmic medical institutions without a legal lice
nse and strengthen inspection of ophthalmic products and medical instruments in the notice.
Legal experts called for China to protect juveniles through cybersecurity legislation a
nd redoubled efforts against school bullying after several cases aroused public outrage and concern.
Fang Yan, a lawyer from Shaanxi province, said that it’s good to see the nation adding to the protectio
n of juveniles in the past few years, “but in some new aspects, such as cyberspace, the protection is far from enough”.
At the end of 2018, China had 829 million netizens, of whom almost 20 percent w
ere under the age of 18, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.
Another report released by the center in March said that 15.6 percent of juven
iles had experienced disturbances, insults or privacy leaks online, while 30.3 percent said
they had been exposed to pornography, gambling or drugs in cyberspace.
niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday.
About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plants, like animals, have robust immune sys
tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites.
Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” immune response to de
al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work
ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the main scientists behind the study.
To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigated a protein called AvrAC, which is pro
duced by a bacterial pathogen that causes black rot on cabbage. The bacterium injects AvrAC int
o plant cells, where it acts as a “biochemical weapon” weakening the plant’s immune system.
They discovered that some plants have evolved to carry a resistance protein called ZAR1 that can detect bacterial prot
eins like AvrAC. These plants use special proteins as “bait” and trick the bacterial protein into attacking them inst
ead. While the bait is being attacked, ZAR1 is activated to form a multiprotein structure called resistosome, Zhou said.
Chinese startup Ofo has denied it is bankrupt, and claimed all is w
ell at the bike-sharing company in a statement released on Tuesday.
According to media reports, Beijing Baikeluoke Technology Co, one of Ofo’s operat
ors, was involved in a bankruptcy case on March 25, listed on the national bankruptcy disclosure platform.
Ofo, however, insists it is not bankrupt, saying that its debt-related litigation and negotiations are still underway.
The company has been suffering financial problems for the past few m
onths, with tens of millions of users waiting for refunds since the second half of last year.
To compound matters for the company, unpaid bills resulted in several lawsuits in the same period.