The riots have become 上海会所iolent. The police ha

But this is also an exact description of the rising violence between two bitterly distrustful religious communities that I witn

essed on the streets of my native Belfast in British-ruled Northern Ireland exactly-uncannily-half a century ago as a te上海会所

enager in that unforgettable, agonizing August of 1969. The lessons I learned then would serve the people of the H

上海会所品茶微信ong Kong Special Administrative Region well today before they bring an unimaginable disaster upon themselves.

Violent protests against authorities never bring peace. They only bring war, destruction

and suffering-almost always on a scale that none of the demonstrators could have imagined when they took to the上海会所

streets. Prosperity never follows violent protests. At best, there is mass unemployment and despair as local bu

sinesses and national investment flee the territory-a process which could continue for decades. You do not build fac上海会所品茶微信

tories and hire workers when those factories could be razed in one of the endless clashes.

The “freedom” the demonstrators in Hong Kong have been demanding is illusory. It is fool’s gold. It is the mythical pot o

上海会所f gold at the end of the rainbow. This kind of “freedom” will never benefit the people of Hong Kong. At best it could be gra

nted, but at the cost of a serious decline in investment from both the Chinese mainland and other regions of Asia.

Hong Kong’s enormous advantage for decades, including the past two decades under Chinese a上海会所品茶微信

utonomous rule, has been that it is considered a secure, predictable and safe place to do business wit

h the mainland and with the wider region. But that no longer seems true. The longer the protests rage and the wi上海会所

der and more serious they become, the more that incalculable advantage will be eroded.

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1960s, the British government invested in two gigantic gantry cranes called Goliath and Samson-at the time the

largest such pieces of machinery in the world-to build super oil tankers. They still stand today as tourist attr

上海会所actions, looming 32 and 35 floors high over the city. But they were never used industrially. Not once. The N

orthern Irish Civil War (known with masterly understatement as “The Troubles”) saw to that.

The great shipyard that at its peak employed 35,000 workers became an indust上海会所品茶微信

rial wasteland peopled only by ghosts. Even after peace finally returned to Northern Ir

eland, after 30 years of civil strife, the great complex on Queen’s Island never recovered, never revived.

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Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, made a second l

anding around 8:50 pm Sunday along the coastline in East China’s Shandong. 上海会所品茶微信

A deadly typhoon has killed at least 32 people in East China’s Zhejiang

上海会所province as of 1:30 pm on Sunday, with another 16 missing, local authorities said.

Most of the deaths occurred in Yongjia county, administered by Wenzhou city, where torrential downpours caused a land上海会所品茶微信

slide that blocked rivers. The barrier lake bursted and flooded people away. Twenty-three died and nine went missing there.

Three were killed in Lin’an, with four missing, while six died in Leqing, and three went missing in Linhai.上海会所

Nearly 1.08 million people have been evacuated to safe places, and close to 5 million

people in Zhejiang were affected, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, landed around 1:45 am Saturday in Zhejiang, bringing heavy rainstorms and triggering flash floods.

上海会所In Zhejiang, the typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 houses. Direct economic loss a

mounts to 14.57 billion yuan (about $2.1 billion), the headquarters said. Rescue operation is underway.

Lekima is moving northwards and will churn up the east coast of Shandong Province on Sunday.上海会所品茶微信

It is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong late Sunday, b

ringing strong wind and heavy downpours, the National Meteorological Center warned on Sunday.

上海会所Shandong air traffic management bureau said the typhoon will greatly affect tr

affic in airports of the area. A total of 47 flights have been adjusted.

In Shanghai, the local meteorological observatory issued an orange alert on Typhoon Lek上海会所品茶微信

ima Saturday afternoon, with heavy downpours expected in its urban area within the next six hours.

The Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons.

上海会所It is the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has closed

down due to inclement weather conditions since its opening in June 2016.

People who had tickets for Shanghai Disneyland for Saturday can visit the park on a上海会所

ny other day within the next six months (by February 10, 2020), according to the resort.

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We have decided to fo上海会所hinese custom and

 create a grave site here in America to honor Yingying’s memory,” said Zhang Ron

ggao, who had begged his daughter’s killer to reveal what he did with his daughter’s body.上海会所

The news conference came days after the family’s lawyer, Steve Beckett, announced that he had learned from Brendt Christensen’s defense team that Zha

上海会所ng’s dismembered body was somewhere in a landfill, giving the family a sliver of hope that it could be found.

But Beckett explained in gruesome detail on Wednesday why that might never hap

pen, even suggesting that any remains “could be smaller than a cellphone.”上海会所品茶微信

Christensen, 30, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last month in the June 2017 kidnap

ping and killing of Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois.上海会所

Beckett explained that, after Christensen was convicted, prosecutors explained to the Zhan

g family and their lawyers what Christensen’s attorneys said he told them about what he had done.上海会所品茶微信

“He told them after killing her, he placed her remains in three separate garbage bags,” Beckett said.

He said Christensen told his attorneys that he tossed the bags i上海会所

nto a dumpster near his apartment before he disposed of her clothes, cellphone and other of her pers

onal items in dumpsters around the area, which is about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

上海会所品茶微信Sanitation workers emptied the dumpster that purportedly contained the victim’s

remains a few days later and took the contents to a landfill in the Danville area, where they were co

mpacted “at least twice” before being taken to a private landfill and covered with least 30 feet (9 meters) of trash.上海会所

He said that although authorities have a general idea of

where the remains might be, recovering them would be expensive and difficult. 上海会所品茶微信

Such an effort would also be complicated by environmental rules regarding digging at landf

ills and the fact that the remains have certainly decomposed and are believed to be “very small in size.”

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econd-phase trial, and the initial work is underway at a hospit

al in Beijing and another hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, he said.上海会所品茶微信

Chuang Chuang, who runs Hangzhou Sunflower, a charity organiz

上海会所ation promoting LGBT rights that helped recruit volunteers in Hangzhou, said more

than 100 volunteers had approached the organization to register after hearing about the second-phase trial.

“Some of them were disqualified after our selection process, and the rest were referred to上海会所品茶微信

the hospital in Hangzhou,” he said. “They must pass physical tests before formally becoming volunteers.

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eing informed they would have to participate the whole trial, which lasts nearly two years.

Nuan Yang, a volunteer from Hangzhou, said he registered throug上海会所

h the organization as soon as he heard about the second-phase trial.

上海会所”品茶微信I hope to see the vaccine available for us as early as possible. Although HIV can be controlled and AIDS is almost a chronic dise

ase now, many people with HIV are living under heavy pressure and have to endure discrimination from others,” he said.

“If a vaccine is available to prevent the infection, fewer people will fear HIV and discriminate against carriers.”上海会所品茶微信

Shao said developing HIV vaccines was much harder than developing vaccines for other diseases because of the co

上海会所nstantly evolving nature of HIV, but progress has been made around the world in the past decade.

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hould never lose faith we will conquer it, even though it is very difficult,” he said.上海会所

The number of people living with HIV in China was estimated at around 1.25 million at the end of last year, and about

80,000 people become infected each year, according to the National Health Commission.

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Located at the apex of th上海会所dong-Hong Kong-Maca

o Greater Bay Area, which aims to be a world-class technological hub, SSGKC will play a key role in cr

上海会所eating an innovation platform for the coordinated development of the cities in the region. Officials said it can be smoothly con

nected with the business environments of Hong Kong and Macao and promote multilateral economic collaborations.上海会所品茶微信

Of particular interest, the local government said it aims to build a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.

As the country’s only pilot zone for intellectual property applications and protection, SSGKC will provide compr

ehensive services to protect the achievements of companies and facilitate their patent applications. Meanwhile, it pla上海会所

ns to build an International IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.

“One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle do上海会所品茶微信

wn here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP pr

上海会所otection,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute.

More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, including the IP

Court of Guangzhou, one of the patent examination centers of the China National Intellectual Property Ad上海会所品茶微信

ministration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

上海会所Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnolo

gy company in Asia, said his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.

He said he was attracted by the familiar planning of SSGKC, which, in上海会所品茶微信

itially based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has be

en developed into a naturally harmonious community on the 123-square-kilometer plot.

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Commenting on the上海会所s argument that the futur

re trade agree上海会所ment should tilt in the direction favourable to the US side, Gao said the esse

nce of Sino-US economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.上海会所

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“If an agreement could be reached, it should be balanced, equal an上海会所品茶微信

d mutually beneficial, and China’s core concerns must be properly addressed,” Gao said.

上海会所Commenting on the US side’s recent claim that China agrees to

purchase large quantities of US agricultural products, Gao said China and the United States are str

ongly complementary in agricultural trade and have huge room for cooperation.

“Affected by Sino-US economic and trade frictions, agricultural trade上海会所品茶微信

between the two countries has taken a blow, which is something we do not want to see,” Gao said.

“Trade in agricultural products is an important issue that needs to be discussed betw

een the two sides,” Gao said. “We hope that the two sides will proceed from the fundamental interests o上海会所品茶微信

f the two peoples and find a solution to the problem on the basis of equality and mutual respect.”

Gao expressed the hope that the two sides will follow the important instructions given at the meet

上海会所品茶微信ing of the heads of state of the two countries, accomodate each other’s reasonable concerns on the basis of

equality and mutual respect, and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions to create a stable and

predictable trade and investment environment for enterprises of the two countries and the rest of the world.

“This is not only in the interests of China and the United States and their

peoples, but is also the common expectation of the international community,” he said.

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Beijing said on Mo上海会所品茶微信nday it will continue to investigate thoro

ughly and carefully the collision of Chinese and Filipino boats in the

South China Sea, and handle the incident properly with Ma

nila based on facts and in a cooperative and friendly manner.

A Chinese fishing boat and a Filipino fishing boat collided accident

ally in the waters near Liyuetan in the South China Sea

early Monday morning, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

Extending China’s condolences to the Filipino fishermen who expe

rienced the collision, Lu emphasized the collision wa

s an accident, and said China and the Philippines have communicated several times over the incident.

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Earlier, the Kenyan gove上海会所品茶微信d revealed that th

medical personnel 上海会所品茶微信who were sent to Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2015 will man points of entry to detect Ebola

cases. The team that returned in June last year was part of the African Union mission in Ebola in West Africa.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans had long been put in place in Uganda for possible imported Ebola cases, according to WHO. The gov

ernment has vaccinated about 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities, including the one where the dead boy was treated.

“This is a sobering development that everyone has been working to avoi

d and highlights the complexity of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the

Congo,” Robert Redfield, director of the country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Redfield had issued a warning, a week ago, that the outbreak in the DR Congo could spread outside the country. He ad

ded that there was a risk of the current supply of vaccines running out before more is produced.

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Analysts attending the symposium said more efforts ar

 needed to tight上海会所品茶微信en export controls and establish a review mechanism that keeps track of whole processes of rare earth exports.

China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, currently produces around 80 percent of the world’s supply of the metals.

The NDRC said in late May that China is willing to continue supplying rare

earth metals to global markets, but is opposed to those who use products made with Chi

nese rare earths to “suppress and dampen China’s development”.The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party

of China in October 2017 advocated that China would be developed into a modern socialist country that is prosp

erous, strong, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of this century. But some in the United States c

onsider China’s resolve to develop itself into a prosperous and strong country as a matter of concern.

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inopec establish joint venture with Russian companie

hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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