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Admission of guiltThe start of the trial, Christensen’s admission presented by his attorney and the gory details of how
Zhang was killed have put the case back in the spotlight of massive media coverage both in the US and
China. And it has had a ripple effect on overseas Chinese students and their families thousands of miles away.
Of the more than 1 million foreign students enrolled at universiti
es in the US, 350,755, or about 35 percent are Chinese, according to the Open Doors study
by the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit organization supported by the US government.
“I first heard about this case when I was still in China two years ago, at the
time I accepted an admission offer from UI. I was so shocked, and I remember that many newly admit
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4 but had to abandon plans to climb the mountain after a deadly avalanche, and a dev
astating earthquake in Nepal in 2015 put paid to her mountaineering ambitions that year too.
For the last six years, Ma has run an expedition company in partnership with Nepali climb
ers, and it was her company which organized this year’s expedition for the Chinese trio.
For her, the main objective of forming an all-women team was to chal
lenge perceptions and break down barriers for women in the largely male-dominated cl
imbing world. However, it was a daunting task for the three to climb Mount Qomo
langma this year, because of the limited window for climbing and different speeds of the team members.
ation for commercialization of 5G,” the ministry said, adding it will issue commercial 5G licens
es in the near future, a clear sign China will soon officially enter the first year of 5G.
“As always, we welcome domestic and foreign enterprises to actively participate in China’s 5G network construction and effort
to promote application of the technology, and jointly share 5G development opportunities,” the ministry added.
China’s big three telecom carriers are forecast to spend 900 billi
on to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network construction from 2020
to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. In co
mparison, Chinese telecom operators spent 720 billion yuan on 4G network construction from 2014 to 2018.
extreme pressure on the other, it will cause a legitimate counterattack.
“The measures from us are not only to safeguard China’s own rights, b
ut to protect the basic rules of the current multilateral trading mechanism,” Wang said.
Wang made the remark in a joint news conference with his Russian
counterpart Sergei Lavrov during his visit to the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi.
Experts warned that the rising US tariffs on Chinese imports risks a full-blown trade war, which will bring harm to both sides.
Major Wall Street stock indexes declined more than 2 percent on Monday, followi
ng China’s announcement of countermeasures in response to Washington’s latest tariff move.
gion must focus on the key elements of greater integration and high-quality developmen
t to lead the growth of the whole Yangtze River Economic Belt and East China, the statement said.
The meeting called for better awareness of integrated development and putting the region’s growt
h into the perspective of a unified strategy, as well as the development of a modern economic system.
It also required adequate coordination and implementation to ensure the effective implementation of various tasks in the plan.
The delta region, including Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, is among the areas with the most robust econ
omic growth, the highest level of opening-up and the strongest capacities in innovation in China.
The total GDP of the delta region reached 21 trillion yuan ($3.06 trillion) in 2018, which
accounted for around one-fourth of the national total, according to Economic Daily.
wide as saying that increasing tariffs on $200 billion of goods to 25 percent, coupled with tariffs already in place — as well as expect
ed Chinese retaliation — would reduce US employment by more than 934,000 jobs and push down the US GDP by 0.37 percent.
According to data from the General Administration of Customs, two-way trade between China and
the US declined 11.2 percent year-on-year to 1.1 trillion yuan ($162.5 billion) in the period from January to April.
The fact that Beijing is still sending a delegation to the US for the trade talks is “very wise on China’s part”, said Gary Hufb
auer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Douglas H. Paal, vice-president of the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for Internat
ional Peace, said it “makes sense to continue the talks because the alternative would be a drastic signal to markets”.
Russia’s Investigative Committee says 41 people died in fiery airliner accident at Moscow airport.
The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 ret
urned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported.
“According to our data, more than 10 victims needed medical
care,” Tass news agency quoted a source in the medical services as saying.
Earlier, the regional emergency services reported six victims.
The plane reportedly took off from the Sheremetyevo airport at 18:00 local time (1500 GMT) and
made an emergency landing after circling over the Moscow region for about 40 minutes.
It was “engulfed in flames” before the emergency landing, Tass quoted a source as saying.
powerplants, human performance, weather, airports and other ar
eas,” the agency said, adding that it expects to brief the media later in the day.
The plane, chartered from Miami Air International, was attemp
ting to land at about 9:40 pm local time amid thunder and lightning when it slid off the runway and
came to rest in the shallow water of the river, authorities and passengers said.
The military base is on the western bank of the St. Johns River about 8
miles (12.87 km) south of central Jacksonville, about 350 miles (563.27 km) north of Miami.
Miami Air International is a charter airline operating a fleet of the Boeing 737-800, diffe
rent from the 737 MAX 8 aircraft that has been grounded following two fatal crashes involving that plane.
Representatives of the airline did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
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