when the late Qing Dynasty residence of Wu Lu, the province’s last zhuangyuan (top scorer on imperial examinations), was damaged.
Fire this year also destroyed a bridge dating from four centuries ago in Nanping, Fuji
an, a Qing Dynasty residence in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and an office structure from the 1930s in Fuzhou, Jiangxi.
The operators of the sites hit by fire will be responsible for the dam
age, said the heritage administration. “Electrical faults and loose supervision over the use of fire
during renovation are the main reasons” for the damage, the administration’s statement said.
Though the fire at Notre Dame is under investigation, Frenc
h officials said they suspect its source might have been related to restoration work on the cathedral.
ing, and the two witnessed the signing of four cooperative documents to pr
omote cooperation in tax issues, agriculture, finance and science at a signing cer
emony. A joint declaration on climate change was also released after their meeting.
Zhao Jianglin, a researcher of Asia-Pacific economic studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the visit by Ardern
will provide a timely boost to China-New Zealand relations after the dispute over the use of Chinese telecom equipment.
China has been a key trade partner with New Zealand, which could also provide important s
upport to the Belt and Road Initiative and China’s relations with countries in the South Pacific, she said.
A price cut swept China’s many sectors on Monday, as value-added tax rate reduction officially kicked in.
This year’s Government Work Report, which was released las
t month, said the rate bracket of 16 percent in manufacturing and other industries will
g without a drill pipe core in polar ice bedrock, which helped the scientists obtain the first few samples of bedrock unde
r the ice cores at the station. The conwwwhebeishengxincn-2/ion was also compleexpedition.
Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on
Nov 30. The icebreaker entered the Amundsen Sea in early January for a marine survey but
experienced “the worst sea conditions since departure”, according to an earlier report by China Ocean News.
On Jan 19, the ship was caught in a sudden thick fog on the Amundsen Sea and collided with an
iceberg, Cheng Xiao, dean of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at Beijing Normal University, told Xinhua.
An increase of cyclones in the area since the start of 2019 has great
ly increased the number of floating ice fragments, while in 2018 the area was a single large ice sheet, Ch
en said. The floating ice drifted to the north, pushed by the wind, which also affected navigation on Xuelong’s trip home, he added.
The secretive Diego Garcia military base may be 1,000 miles from the nearest continent, but it has all the trappings of a modern American town.
The troops here can dine on burgers at Jake’s Place, enjoy a nine-hole golf course, go bow
ling or sink a cold beer at one of several bars. The local command has nicknamed the base the “Footprint of Freedom.”
But while cars here drive on the right side of the road, this is not
American soil: It is, in fact, a remote remnant of the British Empire.
That is because in 1965, in the middle of the Cold War, the Unite
d States signed a controversial, secret agreement with the British government to lease one of the
60 or so Indian Ocean atolls that make up the Chagos Islands to construct a military base.
That deal was secret because the UK was in the process of dec
olonizing Mauritius, of which the Chagos archipelago was a dependency.
are available,” Huang said. How soon the first company will go public on the new board depe
nds on different factors, including the preparatory progress of the companies and their investment banks, he added.
Enterprises qualified and willing to go public on the n
ew board are mainly concentrated in such areas as information technology, biomedicine, high
-end manufacturing and new materials, Huang said, adding that the bourse has done lots of research on them.
“They feature relatively high research and development expenditures, and rather good growth prospects.”
Dong Dengxin, director of the Finance and Securities Institute at the Wuhan University of Scien
ce and Technology, expects that both the detailed rules and the list of the first companies involved are likely to come out in March.
“China is pushing the new board forward at full speed, which can foster innovatio
n-oriented growth through inclusive listing rules and offset this year’s economic headwinds,” Dong said.
Yi said the new board aims to better serve innovation-orie
nted enterprises and will serve as a prelude to capital market reforms of a broader scope.
The commission will carefully evaluate the effect of various reform and innovation m
easures on the new board. Based on that, fine-tuning measures for ChiNext and the National Equities Exc
hange and Quotations system can be advanced in a coordinated way, Yi stressed.