She is truly the one for you and your gut instinct is telling you that you must get her back.
You have met other women, but they just don’t make you feel the same way as she does.
If she is truly the one for you, then I highly recommend that you do what it takes to get her back.
When you know where you’ve gone wrong and have either fixed those things or made improvements, you then need to get in contact with her.
At the meet up, you need to focus on saying and doing the things that are going to make her feel attracted to you.
If you feel like you want to move on and be with some new women, you should take that step rather than trying to cling to your ex because it feels easier and safer.
You are at a point in your life now where you have a huge opportunity to grow and become a better man than you already are. Let’s assume that you want to get over your ex and move on from her, even though you haven’t been able to get over her yet. When meeting new women, they wanted to feel attracted to you and they also want you to feel attracted to them.
The fastest way to get over an ex is to begin having sex with other women that you see as being more attractive than your ex.
You can’t achieve that with online dating unless you are a male model with loads of money.
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Breaking up is tough, and sometimes all we want more than anything is that person who broke our hearts to be back in our lives. In case you need a reminder of why you and your ex broke up in the first place, well, we’re here for you girl. Okay, I get this, but also, every breakup IS different, and sometimes getting back with your ex can be a good idea. We’ve been together for almost 7 years,until 1 day he just texted me that he doesnt love me anymore, at 1st i was in denial and couldnt accept the fact that he was the 1 who broke up with we. Give us your juiciest, wildest, weirdest and embarrassingest (it’s a word) hook up stories! Three years ago, when her 2-year-old son had a fever that sent his temperature soaring to 39 C, Zou Fang rushed more than 100 km to the hospital in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
The moment she entered the ward, though, her son, named Xuanxuan, said he didn't want to see her and asked her to leave. Then 32, Zou immediately quit her job as second-in-command at the South China office of an advertising agency and moved back to Shenzhen to repair the breach with Xuanxuan, who had lived with her mother since he was born. Zou said it was the hardest decision of her life, but in retrospect, it was the wisest she ever made. The months she spent with Xuanxuan also gave Zou time to think about the things she valued most in life. After making the momentous decision to give up her career and care for her son, Zou was faced with another dilemma-where should he be educated?
The couple was shocked by the other parents' enthusiasm and the preparations they had made for the vigil. It was worth the effort, though; although there were more than 2,000 applicants, Xuanxuan was one of just 200 children admitted to the kindergarten that year.
Zou's son was one of more than 24,990 children who commuted between Shenzhen and Hong Kong during the 2014-15 school year, a huge rise from 9,899 in 2010-11, according to the latest data from the Hong Kong Education Bureau.
In light of the rise in numbers, several proposals have been put forward, including suggestions that Shenzhen's public schools should be opened to cross-border students with permanent residence in Hong Kong. Back in 2013, lawmaker Ip Kwok-him, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, took the issue further by proposing that not only should those students be accepted at Shenzhen's public schools, but that Hong Kong-style schools should be built in the city to offer the Hong Kong curriculum and better cater to their needs. However, the proposals seem far from realistic because the Hong Kong education system can't be imported to the mainland exactly as it is, which would compromise the wishes of parents to choose it rather than schools across the border, according to Jeff Leung Pingkin, a spokesperson for the Concern Group on Policies for Cross-border Students, an NGO in Hong Kong which monitors cross-border education. In 2013, the Hong Kong government introduced a "zero delivery quota", to redress the balance after a 2001 ruling by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal granted permanent residence to all infants born in the city. More than 202,300 non-local children had been born in Hong Kong by the time the ban was imposed. The number of children crossing the border for schooling will peak in the 2018-19 school year, before gradually decreasing, according to the Hong Kong Education Bureau, inane-mailed reply to questions from China Daily.
The bureau said the government has no plans to build Hong Kong-style schools on the other side of the boundary, saying the surge in demand for cross-border school places is "transient". The bureau has encouraged Hong Kong-born children who live in Shenzhen to attend primary schools in the mainland city, as provided by the Classes for Hong Kong Students Program, which make provisions for children born in the city to be educated in Shenzhen. In 2013, the program was extended to children whose parents are not permanent residents of Hong Kong, and this academic year has seen 3,100 Hong Kong-born students in Shenzhen being taught in privately operated establishments known as "Minban" schools. Although she agreed that more options in Shenzhen would help the children, Zou won't let her son attend a public school in the city. Leung said many parents made a conscious decision to give birth in Hong Kong because they want the next generation of their family to be educated in the city's more cosmopolitan, international environment. Some of the parents regret having no option but to send their children to Hong Kong, according to Leung, who is assisting several cross-border students.
The roundtrip takes more than four hours, but "it doesn't matter", according to Pi, who said the schools inHong Kong will give her granddaughter "a better education and, therefore, a better future". Speaking with a strong northeastern accent, Pi said she doesn't understand Cantonese, the dominant language in Hong Kong, but her granddaughter speaks it "very well".
Zhou Jianfeng, the founder of Siyuan, an educational NGO in Shenzhen that helps cross-border students, said quality of education, rather than cost, is the main reason parents' choose to send their children to Hong Kong schools. He said grade three, primary school students in Hong Kong have a vocabulary equal to that of students in Shenzhen's middle high schools. Another factor is that children educated in Hong Kong have a far higher chance of being admitted to the city's universities than children at the same level who were educated on the mainland, he said. As long as these fundamental factors remain, parents will not change their preferences, Zhou said, adding that some parents are even willing to let their children attend schools near the Hong Kong airport, about 50 minutes from the border. Echoing Zhou, Leung said the fact that Hong Kong's education system is recognized and respected overseas, especially in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, is one of the biggest incentives for the long years of commuting across the border. He said most cross-border students will eventually reside in Hong Kong, because they were born there. As the number of cross-border students is likely to stabilize in three years time, support for them will inevitably weaken as well, he said, noting that the problem will have to be resolved by the governments of both Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In just a few years, questions about the children's education will cease to be pertinent, but other problems will remain, such as whether there will be enough housing to accommodate them when they are ready to move to Hong Kong and if there are enough measures to keep them in the city and contribute as they are expected to.
Zhou, from Siyuan, believes that both the mainland and Hong Kong should pay more attention to the conditions in which the children live and are educated because they can play an important role in promoting integration.
Zou, whose son will start primary school in about 18 months, has already prepared for another battle ahead.
Children prepare to enter Hong Kong at Futian Port in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on April 14. Editor's Note: The government has taken measures to improve infrastructure in the countryside to boost economic growth and its agricultural policies have helped continuously increase crop yields. The central government's decision to improve the transportation network in impoverished rural areas is expected to boost local economies and raise living standards by broadening sales channels for agricultural goods and creating job opportunities.
The State Council, China's cabinet, is pooling investments nationwide to build 1 million km of highways in these areas and start 100 projects by 2020 to build and expand expressways, railways and airports to connect the far-flung regions, especially in ethnic and border areas, according to a statement from the cabinet's executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on April 20.
The statement said roads leading to villages will be rebuilt with concrete or asphalt in the next five years, and all villages will have access to regular buses so travel will be more convenient for tourists. To achieve the goals, more favorable fiscal and taxation policies will be enacted by the central and local governments. The meeting was convened to work out specific measures to realize targets Premier Li announced in his Government Work Report in March, which said investments will be made to build railways and highways in the central and western regions this year.
Experts said rural areas will be the next target for the country's infrastructure investment, which is expected to expand the market for agricultural goods and tourism, boost domestic demand and create more jobs. Impoverished rural areas will definitely benefit from the plan, said Li Guoxiang, a researcher at the Rural Development Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Across the country, many places still have the slogan "Build roads before making wealth" painted on walls, which indicates the importance of transportation networks in rural areas. According to Li Guoxiang's research, a large number of villages still rely on dirt roads to reach the outside world and have difficulties when rainy season landslides occur. The weak transportation system has stunted the development of rural areas, said Dang Guoying, another researcher in rural development at the think tank. Upgraded highways will help farmers sell their produce and bridge the economic gap between cities and villages in the long run, Dang said. Amid reduced economic growth, the plan will boost domestic demand as more consumption is forecast for concrete, iron and steel, and other construction materials, Li Guoxiang said. China has forsaken massive stimulus and started focusing on targeted infrastructure investments.
The plan also matches the trend of the country's manufacturing sector, which is moving toward the less developed central and western parts of China. Improved transportation in rural areas will play an essential role in the country's economic restructuring and balance among regions, Li Guoxiang said. The old practice of funding local development with fiscal revenue from land auctions for housing projects, which people call "land-sale finance", still continues in many cities.
Nurturing new growth industries and building new growth drivers, what the central government has envisaged, is happening in only a few cities.
Industry experts argue that much of their land-sale finance is unhealthy and unsustainable.
Gao Huiqing, an economist with the State Information Center, commenting on the ongoing economic slowdown, said it is difficult for local governments to generate higher income from land sales. An official from the Liaoning provincial development and reform commission said that for northeastern provinces, economic transition is by no means easy. In contrast, cities such as Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, have less difficulty in earning sustainable tax revenue thanks to their larger diversity of industries and stronger innovative power.
Xu Shuang, CEO of Shenzhen-based Acumen Robot Intelligence, said the city has for many years provided financial support and a good environment for startups and not many cities in China can offer the same level of benefits to entrepreneurs. The analysis was included in an annual report, the Green Book of Rural Areas 2016, which was issued recently by the Rural Development Institute at the China Academy of Social Sciences.
According to the report, which analyzes and forecasts China's rural economy, the country's overall crop output is estimated to be 630 million metric tons this year, and follows a historical high of 621.44 million tons last year. China plans to reduce corn planting on 10 million hectares through favorable policies in the sickle-shape major corn areas in the north, northeast, northwest and southwest. If crop yields are reduced in some areas by weather or other natural calamities, there should still be a 1.5 percent increase in the year's crop output, considering the stable national crop purchasing price, low-cost agricultural production and a survey of farmers' planting attitudes.
Despite the consecutive years of increasing domestic crop outputs, the trade deficit for China's agricultural products has continuously increased from 2006 to 2013, excepting the period of global financial crisis in 2009. In the past 10 years, the average annual import growth of China's agricultural products has been about 20 percent, and the average export growth of China's agricultural products has been about 12 percent, said Xu Hongyuan, deputy director of the Center for the Promotion of Agricultural Trade at the Ministry of Agriculture. According to the report, China's international agricultural trade volume actually increased last year, even though the overall value declined.
Therefore, as long as the global and domestic agricultural product market remains basically stable, the trade deficit of China's agricultural products will continue. The major motivation for agricultural imports is the price gap between imported and domestic products.
The gloomy global economy has led to price declines for foreign agricultural products, while the price of domestic agricultural products has continuously increased.
As China's agricultural market becomes more and more open, the domestic agricultural industry will be more seriously affected and even challenged by the international agricultural market. Since their "engagement" with the erratic domestic stock market, Chinese women have become increasingly independent, resolute and less lonely, satirizes an article on the bwchinese website. Since becoming stock investors, Chinese women are no longer so immersed in love and family affairs; instead, they have shown more interest in major State affairs and dress themselves up as economists.
No longer are they addicted to going shopping since they have found that a bar of Dove chocolate costs more than two shares of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. The trials brought on by drastic fluctuations in share prices also have enabled them to more easily withstand the psychological trauma of such setbacks as breaking up with their boyfriends. For Chinese women who have increasingly become financially independent and self-reliant, earning a profit of a few thousand yuan from the stock market brings a sense of accomplishment and security, or at least a sense of entertainment. The national environmental protection inspection team said on Tuesday that former top leaders in Hebei province, through a pattern of loose supervision, had neglected their duty to curb pollution. Efforts by the provincial government have a long way to go in meeting the expectations of the central government and the public, inspectors said in a report released on Tuesday.
Among a series of problems exposed, the leaders failed to take environmental protection work seriously, despite requirements laid down by the central government from 2013 and reiterated many times over two years. Inspectors said they also found many illegal projects that had been approved, even though they violated national and provincial restrictions to cut emissions in some industries, such as iron and steel. In the feedback to Hebei, the team spoke of problems that have drawn public attention beginning in 2013 and ending in July.
Hebei may not be not alone, as problems may exist in many provinces, so direct exposure serves as a warning from the central government, reminding other provinces to pay sufficient attention to curbing pollution, he said. The team spoke highly of the province's performance under new leadership headed by Party chief Zhao Kezhi, saying environmental quality has seen clear improvement and many policies to reduce pollution have now been put in place. Many projects were approved and launched despite laws and regulations that made them illegal. Many initiatives aimed at reducing the number of iron - and steel-producing projects and cutting the use of low-grade coal were implemented more slowly than planned. Construction of the new system has been completed, according to an announcement on the first anniversary of the magnitude-7.8 Nepal earthquake that killed 8,699 people on April 25, 2015. The early-warning mechanism, which cost $3 million, covers one-third of the geographic territory of Nepal and half of its population, according to Wang Tun, founder of the Institute of Care-Life and the creator of the system. According to Suresh Kumar Dhungel, chief of the technology faculty at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, 39 sensors have been installed around Kathmandu and an earthquake early-warning center has been established in his academy.
John Galetzka, a project manager with the University NAVSTAR Consortium in the United States, said: "According to our GPS station data, the Kathmandu valley moved south by about 2 meters during the Gorhka earthquake in 2015. The epicenter of last year's earthquake was about 90 kilometers from Kathmandu, the country's capital.
If an early-warning system had been in place, people in the capital would have known about the quake 18 seconds before it hit, and thousands of lives might have been saved, according to Jiba Raj Pokharel, an official at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology. A real-time system that provides warnings seconds after an earthquake can save lives because the warnings are transmitted via radio waves, which travel faster than seismic waves through the ground. A couple from Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, have found a novel way to educate their son about the dangers of in-app payments.
Xiao Hao, 12, became obsessed with a mobile game in April and played it on his mother's mobile phone on an almost daily basis for several weeks. His parents didn't pay much attention until one day his mother found unexplained charges on her credit card bill amounting to 9,000 yuan ($1,390). The money had been spent on virtual equipment for the mobile game through Alipay, a payment platform owned by Alibaba Group. Xiao's father, surnamed Yang, who declined to provide his full name, said he saw this as an opportunity to educate his son rather than punish him. This arrangement sees Xiao pay back the debt by "earning" 10 yuan every time he washes the dishes, 20 yuan every time he cleans the floors and 100 yuan for getting a higher-than-95 score in a math test. Yang, who estimates it will take his son two years to pay back the 9,000 yuan, said it was too easy for children to get hold of phones and rack up huge debts on similar games.
He said the authorities should enforce stricter requirements on game companies to improve the entire payment system.
Sun Kaite, a lawyer from Zhejiang Pinhe Law Firm, said minors should get consent from their guardians when they make purchases involving large amounts of money.
If the parents can provide evidence that the son made the payments without their knowledge, the company should return part of the money - but the parents are still partially responsible, Sun said. Beijing will release 3.05 million kilograms of meat from its frozen pork reserves in a bid to ease pressure on pork supply and limit price increases. Police handled 583 cases of drunken driving and 4,735 cases of driving under the influence during the three-day May Day holiday that ended on Monday, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Police have detained 19 alleged members of an online gambling gang, in a case they believe involved transactions totaling more than 300 million yuan ($46.3 million).
A team of Chinese and French speleologists have determined that China's longest cave is around 186 kilometers long, 25 kilometers longer than a measurement from 2014.
A set of dinosaur footprints recently discovered in Zhaojue county in Southwest China's Sichuan province sheds more light on the mysterious life of Minisauripus - the smallest dinosaur ever found - but scientists are warning that similar ancient traces could be lost forever because of mining. Minisauripus, which was similar in size to a sparrow, lived during the Early Cretaceous period (more than 100 million years ago) alongside many larger dinosaurs that have since become well known names, such as the Microraptor. Xing has been investigating the footprints in Zhaojue alongside experts from the US and South Korea. Based on the many sets of prints, scientists have made many discoveries, including proving carnivorous dinosaurs - previously thought to be poor in water - could swim.
E'bi Jiefang, director of the county administration of cultural relics, said the tracks are priceless sources of information about ancient creatures. However, such development would be expensive for Zhaojue county, which is officially recognized by the State as a poverty-stricken county. The suggestion was made after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear on Tuesday that the special administrative region's government had no plan to restore the multiple-entry individual visit scheme for people from the nearby city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
Evidence of the falling number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong came during the three-day "mini Golden Week" holiday from April 30 and May 2 when there was a 40 percent year-on-year drop in the number of mainland tour groups, according to the Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association. Lam Chi-ting, general secretary of Hong Kong Tourism Industry Employees General Union, said he agreed that the time is not right to reinstate the multiple-entry permits for residents from Shenzhen, or to loosen rules so that residents of other mainland cities can visit Hong Kong more easily. He made the comments after recent news stories reported isolated incidents in which mainland visitors had been criticized and made to feel uncomfortable in Hong Kong. Leung said before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday that the SAR government was aware of the fact that too many mainland tourists could put undue pressure on the city and disturb the daily lives of local people. The city has enjoyed several bumper years for tourism, with mainland visitors delivering a shopping and traveling bonanza to the retail sector, said Song Ding, a senior analyst from the Tourism and Real Estate Industry Research Center of the China Development Institute, a think tank based in Shenzhen.
But in the wake of fewer mainland tourists visiting the city and a cooling economy, Hong Kong has been attempting to lure tourists from countries including Japan, South Korea and the United States.
The mainland contributes between 3 and 4 million arrivals to Hong Kong each month, compared with 150,000 to 160,000 monthly arrivals from other major markets. According to the survey, the subindex of new export orders dropped for the fifth straight month. Therefore, despite the dip in April's PMI, economists remain confident that the Chinese economy is expected to continue to recover, at least in the short term. Its approval of the parks in Chamdo, Shannan prefecture and Nagqu prefecture brings the number of wetland parks with State backing in Tibet to 14, said Zhang Hucheng, deputy director of wildlife protection with the regional forestry department. The Tibetan regional government has allocated 48 million yuan ($7.3 million) for the 2016-18 period to compensate local communities for their contribution to wetland protection. Considering the comparatively lighter punishments that convicted telecom swindlers face in Taiwan, repatriating Taiwan suspects to the mainland and trying them according to the mainland's laws will better help in fighting crime and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of people on both sides of the Straits, experts have said.
In Taiwan, people found guilty of conducting telecom fraud face a maximum prison sentence of five years, while the maximum on the mainland is life, said Fan Chongyi, a professor at the Procedural Law Research Institute at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. The comments came after 97 suspects, implicated in more than 100 major telecom fraud cases across the mainland, were repatriated from Malaysia on Saturday, including 32 who were originally from Taiwan.
As all of the alleged victims were from the mainland, that means the mainland has territorial jurisdiction over the cases, regardless of where the alleged perpetrators were from, said Li Juqian, deputy head of the International Law School under the CUPL. The 97 repatriated suspects are now being held at a detention center in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, said Zhang Jun, a senior investigator from the Ministry of Public Security. The fact that the suspects were sent back to the mainland ensures that the police stand the best chance of obtaining evidence and investigating the case thoroughly, Zhang said.
Criminals could face harsher penalties on the mainland than they might in Taiwan and that is likely to deter others from carrying out similar crimes, Zhang added. A Taiwan resident surnamed Hsu, who was one of the telecom fraud suspects deported from Kenya to the Chinese mainland earlier in April, said the main reason he was attracted to telecom fraud was that "money comes easy and punishment is light", Xinhua News Agency reported. Hsu was sentenced to seven months in prison the first time he was caught by Taiwan authorities. The regulation on green buildings, which took effect on May 1, requires construction projects in the province to save as much energy, land, water and materials as possible throughout their life cycle to protect the environment and reduce pollution. The regulation divides buildings into a three-tier grading system based on their energy-consumption levels. An official surnamed Yao in the Zhejiang provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development said the regulation is also aimed at reducing construction waste generated by individual owners when they finish the home with such things as flooring, lights, kitchen cabinetry and appliances, interior doors and bathroom fixtures.
Yao said the requirement for the developers to finish the houses could help save on construction waste, as it would save homebuyers the trouble. Yao said the new rule was also part of an effort to ensure that real estate developers provide better service to buyers. Liu Shuying, a 25-year-old resident of Hangzhou, who is mulling the purchase of a new apartment in the city, said she is worried that the new policy could result in higher real estate prices since building costs could increase with the use of green materials. However, Yao, the official, dismissed worries from consumers that the move could result in higher costs. He added that some of the green elements in the green buildings, such as rainwater recycling systems, only cost about 100,000 yuan ($15,450).
The Chinese government has established a goal of having green buildings account for 30 percent of new construction projects by 2020, according to a guideline jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2012.
The guideline also specifies a goal of bringing China's energy consumption ratio closer to that of developed countries by 2020.
The measure, which took effect on Sunday, is aimed at unifying the fees charged for transporting patients, according to a regulation recently released by several government departments in Beijing. This makes the capital the first city in China to rely on meters for such fees, according to the Beijing Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision.
A total of 580 ambulances in the city have been installed with meters, which have been tested by technicians to ensure they are accurate and reliable, the administration said. Under the new pricing standard, patients can be charged up to 50 yuan ($7.70) for being transported by ambulance for up to 3 kilometers, and 7 yuan for every kilometer after that. The cost of pre-hospital emergency treatment in ambulances will be covered by the city's basic medical insurance program, the regulation states.
Different standards are currently used to calculate transportation fees by ambulance in many areas of China, which has sometimes led to complaints of overcharging.
In February, a woman in Shandong province was asked to pay 3,600 yuan for an 80-km journey by ambulance to transfer his father to a hospital.
Ambulances in the capital are operated by the Beijing Emergency Medical Center, which uses 120 as its emergency telephone number and is affiliated to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, and the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center (999), affiliated to the Beijing Red Cross. Deng Liqiang, head of medical affairs at the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, said the decision to fit meters in ambulances is a step forward. Deng said he believes the rate set by the government is reasonable, although it is higher than taxi charges.
Some 12.9 million train trips were made in China on Saturday, the first day of the three-day May Day holiday, exceeding the daily record set during the same period last year.
China had nearly 665,000 registered social organizations as of the end of March, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Sunday. Six people were killed and another injured in car accidents in Wuzhi county on Monday morning, local authorities confirmed. Around 25 kilograms of heroin were found during a stop and search, and three suspects were arrested, the Lanzhou police said on Monday.
Taiwan has dispatched two patrol ships to protect the island's fishing boats operating near a Japanese atoll after Japan's seizure of one such boat last month. After 11 years, a woman's Beijing household registration, or hukou, was nullified because authorities said she had used fake documents to obtain it. The public security bureau of the capital's Dongcheng district canceled the Beijing hukou of Cheng Yuanyuan, saying she had used the university certificate of someone else, along with fake documents, to obtain her hukou in January 2005. Liu Hongli, a teacher whose residence is in Xiangcheng, Henan province, said she found her hukou was void when she applied for a bank loan in September. The two did not know each other, but Liu said that in 2004 a colleague had borrowed her university certificate to apply for a job for Cheng, the colleague's relative.
Beijing police said they looked into the matter and found that Cheng had used Liu Hongli's personal information and fabricated the household registration. Liu said the police in Xiangcheng issued her a new hukou and assured her they will do their best to solve any problems related to the matter.
A draft regulation of a points system was issued by the Beijing municipal government in December to allow migrants to get a household registration in the capital. Applicants who meet the basic requirements can accrue points based on their educational background, employment and property. Every Chinese citizen has a hukou, or household registration, which is also referred to as a residence registration account. Typically, for those who live and work in Beijing without a local hukou, their children can attend public schools if they pay a fee.
Wei Zexi, a 22-year-old who had been attending Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, died in April at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps. In China, the armed police force is part of the military, and its hospitals, like all military hospitals in China, are considered to be of high quality. Wei, who had synovial sarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer, was sent to the hospital by his parents in September so he could receive "immune therapy". His parents did not realize at the time that the therapy was said to be unproven and that the hospital department where he would get treatment was not being run directly by the military but had been outsourced to a private company. According to an online post student wrote in February, Wei's parents selected the hospital after using online search engines to find a quality institution. Wei Haiquan, Wei's father, said a doctor at the hospital had claimed the immune therapy treatment offered by the hospital was developed in the United States and was very effective, according to Beijing Youth Daily. However, the therapy proved ineffective, the report said, adding that it had not cleared clinical testing to verify its efficacy.
A visitor, surnamed Chen, said he was shocked to learn from media reports that the department had been outsourced. Gong Xiaoming, a gynecologist at Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, said there was a lack of oversight that meant many military hospitals had quietly contracted out some departments. Such hospitals usually promote themselves through online search engines to attract patients, he added. Public hospitals funded by the government are not allowed to contract out their departments to others, according to regulations of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
According to a notice issued by China's top military authority in March, all military forces in China will stop providing for-profit services within three years.
Baidu will fully support the family of a college student who died after he sought treatment at a hospital advertised on its online search engine, the information giant said.
Wei, a student at Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, died earlier this month after treatment at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps. The hospital's Biological Treatment Center, where Wei received the therapy, was contracted to a private company owned by Putian (Chinese) Health Industry Association, according to a media report.
According to an internal letter made public on Sunday, Wang Zhan, a vice-president of Baidu, was fired on Friday for "violating professional ethics and jeopardizing the company's interest".
Wang was in charge of Baidu Tieba, which has been criticized for allowing unqualified private hospitals to advertise in an online forum. Beijing-based Baidu has been scrutinized for its business model of auctioning off search keywords and then ranking results accordingly.
Earlier this month, Putian urged its members to stop advertising on Baidu, following Baidu's crackdown on what it said was false healthcare information in ads posted on its site. Baidu said in late March that it rejected ad requests last year from more than 7,800 hospitals affiliated with Putian.
People often find it hard to reconcile Ma Jiacheng's youth with his status as the imam, or religious leader, of the biggest mosque in North China.
Ma is one of a number of recently appointed young imams taking a new approach to religious teaching. Students read the Quran during a class at the China Islamic Institute, the country's top academy for Quranic studies, in Beijing.
Ma first visited the Doudian Mosque in the Fangshan district of Beijing in 2013, when he was a student at the China Islamic Institute, the country's top center for Quranic studies. He was appointed to the post after he graduated last year, replacing the previous incumbent, who had retired. Young graduates of institutes across the country have become a major force in driving Islam forward in China, helping young Muslims to identify and reject extremism. Ma, from Shihezi, a city in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, came to Beijing to study at his "dream school" in 2011. The member of the Hui ethnic group said he loves to speak in a loud voice, which he calls a characteristic of men from China's northwestern regions, and that helps when he's leading prayers. His father and grandfather are both imams in Xinjiang, and learned about Islam from older religious leaders in the local mosques. Despite his short time at the mosque, Ma has already developed his own style of leading the congregation. His appointment was initially greeted with skepticism by worshippers at the mosque, which was completed in 2013. Liu Qingli, who owns a restaurant next to the mosque, said he enjoys Ma's addresses during Jumah, the Friday prayer meeting that is the most important gathering of the week. Founded in 1955, the China Islamic Institute is situated in Niujie Street, the spiritual home of more than 10,000 Muslims in the Chinese capital. To meet the rising demand for graduates, the institute plans to double enrollment to 50 in September.
The prayer hall at the institute also serves as a classroom where the students learn essential skills, such as interpreting the Quran and leading prayer gatherings. On April 8, Xie Shunchao addressed the Jumah as part of a practical lesson for final year students.
He said life at the institute is never boring, and even though they are studying religion, the students are a lively group, and they enjoy playing computer games, watching NBA games and shopping online.
Like many of the students, Xu Fuyao studied at a mosque in his hometown for a year before taking the 2012 entrance exam for the institute, where about one in five candidates is offered a place. The 24-year-old Hebei province native often visits other colleges and universities to attend lectures on Middle Eastern history and Islamic cultures around the world, something he would not have been able to do if he had continued studying at his local mosque.
He said people sometimes ask for his views on religious extremism, which the authorities say has been behind a series of deadly attacks in China and elsewhere in recent years. Xu said he wants to help his coreligionists to gain more confidence, "which is badly needed". Unlike Ma, some graduates may be appointed to mosques where older imams are still working, meaning they have to learn to handle a delicate relationship. Walking along the carpet that runs down the middle of the prayer hall at Doudian Mosque, Ma said it is the path he takes to lead the Jumah.
Ma aims to make Doudian an international Islamic center, catering to the rising number of expat Muslims who have moved to the Chinese capital and need a place to pray. He has set up a public account for the mosque on WeChat, a popular social-networking app, so people can learn about the center via training courses he has established to help people gain a better understanding.
Ma wants Muslims and non-Muslims to feel free to ask him about anything, including tough questions, such as why extremists and terrorists cite religion as justification for their actions.
Lawsuits against central and Beijing government departments have substantially increased since a law was adopted last year easing residents' path to challenge official administrations in court.
Beijing courts agreed to hear 10,786 administrative disputes from May 1, 2015, when the Chinese Administrative Procedure Law took effect, to April 20, a year-on-year increase of 111 percent, according to a Beijing High People's Court report issued on Friday. According to the report, the central government was named as defendant in 1,866 cases - up by 450 percent year-on-year - and Beijing municipal departments in 526 cases - a 525 percent increase. The surge in such litigation must be attributed to the revised law, under which superior authorities can be simultaneously named as defendants along with their directly involved local counterparts, said Lou Yuhong, chief judge of the Administrative Case Tribunal at the Beijing court. About 30 percent of the administrative lawsuits heard last year concerned government failures, she said, "which means mistakes and illegal behavior still exist in some administrations and residents are aware of their enhanced rights to protect themselves in court". Most administrative disputes heard in the city's courts in the past year regarded people's rights in civil affairs related to urban construction, taxes, education, labor services or social protection, she said, and around 20 percent regarded information provided by government entities. In one case, a Beijing resident surnamed Han sued the Haidian district government in Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court because the information it provided him on a civil matter differed from that it gave a friend on the same question. Lou said that such administrative cases previously often took more than six months to resolve, but they can now be finished within two. More governments have opened their work to the public since the new law took effect, she said. So far, officials have made court appearances in 587 lawsuits, and in 60 such cases they were heads of administrations, the report said.
China's manufacturing activity expanded for a second consecutive month in April but at a slower pace. The new law on overseas NGOs is necessary to ensure their responsible operation on the Chinese mainland, according to a commentary published in People's Daily on Sunday.
Delaware is home to numerous incorporated Chinese businesses along with half the Fortune 500 companies, and Governor Jack Markell is looking to make it the base for a Chinese bank or financial services titan. Markell made his comments on Monday at Fordham University in a forum sponsored by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association.
Markell also praised the state's courts and, in particular, Delaware's corporations court, or Court of Chancery.
Markell said that about 80 percent of the wealth that will be created in the world over the next few years will occur outside of the US - "mainly in China".
Elementary school students spend half their day receiving instruction in English and the other half in either Mandarin or Spanish.
Last year, he signed an agreement with Wanxiang Group, China's largest auto-parts manufacturer and the owner of a once-bustling General Motors plant near Newport, Delaware, for students to study at the company's facility in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, where they take daily language classes, visit local schools, participate in cultural activities, and tour sites of science and technology companies. Wanxiang provided a grant of about $450,000 for the study abroad sessions in 2015 and 2016, with up to 24 students and four teachers participating each year.
Markell noted that the state has hosted five trade delegations from China in the last year, and he said that the state's largest college can be an effective tool in recruiting Chinese businesses.
Companies incorporating in Delaware began more than 100 years ago when then New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson, who later became US president, opposed the business-holding company structure for his state. Markell said he is proud of the financial services sector in his state's economy, noting that JPMorgan Chase, Capital One and Barclays are among financial companies in Delaware. Police officers from China have started joint patrols in Rome and Milan with their Italian counterparts to provide assistance to Chinese tourists who increasingly are choosing Italy as a vacation destination. Two uniformed Chinese police officers will patrol for two weeks beginning on Monday at the city's popular tourist spots, including the Colosseum in Rome and Milan's Gothic cathedral. The initiative stems from an agreement between the two countries reached in 2014 and confirmed last year.
The interior minister said he hoped the bilateral collaboration will be deepened with further agreements and extended to other Italian cities. Huang Feng, a professor of international criminal law at Peking University, said the four Chinese police officers will perform their duties according to Italian laws. The four officers, who speak Italian and English along with Mandarin, received training from Italian officers in Beijing before they were sent to Italy.
Wang Gang, head of the European Division of the Ministry of Public Security's International Bureau, said that under a memorandum signed by the two countries, China will send officers to Italy during the peak tourist season every year, and Italy can also send police officers to patrol in China if necessary. This new mode of law enforcement cooperation is based on strengthened mutual trust and demonstrates closer collaboration of police departments of the two countries after years' of efforts, said Zhao Yu, deputy dean of the International Law Enforcement Institute at the People's Public Security University of China.
He added that the patrols have symbolic significance as China increasingly works jointly with foreign countries on law enforcement. Zheng Pengyuan, a Chinese national who has promoted education among Chinese-Italians in Milan since 2008, said Chinese police patrols are a timely action to ensure the safety of Chinese-Italians and Chinese students and tourists.
In Milan's Chinatown, in the northern part of the Italian business capital, between 70 and 80 percent of shops are run by Chinese owners, but around 80 percent of residents are Italian.
Patrizia Facchinotti, owner of a fruit and vegetable market in the same district, said, "I think Chinese policemen can definitely help.
Chinese police officers Shu Jian (right) and Sa Yiming patrol with their Italian counterparts near the Colosseum in Rome on Monday under a Sino-Italian agreement launched on Monday. Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region and home of one of China's largest Muslim communities in the landlocked region, has eagerly awaited the landing of the first-ever Emirates flight. The Dubai-to-Yinchuan flight is scheduled for every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
He said China and Arab countries have great potential for cooperation in trade, finance, tourism and real estate, and this flight serves as a good start.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the airline and Emirates Group, said the route provides fast and convenient connections to Middle Eastern, African and European destinations via Dubai.
After landing at Yinchuan Hedong Airport, the flight will continue farther east to Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, before returning.
The new flight is the latest fact or boosting Ningxia's positioning of itself as a gateway from China to the Arab world and a strategic point in the Belt and Road Initiative. Three top government and military health authorities have jointly launched an investigation into the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps, the National Health and Family Planning Commissions aid on Tuesday.
It said it would conduct the probe jointly with the health bureaus of the Central Military Commission and the national Armed Police Force. The commission said on Monday that it and other ministries have set up a team to probe search engine giant Baidu to see whether misleading information regarding cancer treatment had led college student Wei Zexi,21, to choose the hospital for treatment.
Wei, a computer science major at Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, died on April 12.He was diagnosed in 2014 with synovial sarcoma, a rare, terminal cancer of the soft tissue, and underwent surgeries and chemotherapy in other hospitals before turning to immunotherapy at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps last year. Two months before his death, Wei said in an online post that a doctor at the hospital told his father that the immunotherapy was developed in the United States and was very effective.
The hospital and Baidu became the target of public criticism in the past few days after media reports raised questions about Wei's treatment and the search engine's paid listing practice. The National Health and Family Planning Commission prohibits public hospitals from contracting their departments to others. However, military hospitals such as the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps are administered by military authorities. Although military hospitals are likewise banned from contracting departments to other companies, according to regulations issued by military authorities, in practice many military hospitals contract some of their departments to others for profit, media reports said.
A man who revealed that one of his relatives was receiving the therapy at the facility, said on Tuesday,"The hospital promised us that the treatment is effective and we have spent a lot of money.
The man, who is from Beijing and requested that his name not be used, said he talked with a vice-president of the hospital on Tuesday, and learned that the hospital is investigating the case and will give the families an explanation and a response on Friday about whether it will provide are fund.
The man said about 20 people related to current or former immunotherapy patients at the hospital are joining a group seeking a response, a refund and compensation from the hospital for expenses they incurred during treatment, such as hotel costs. He said they are waiting for the hospital's answer about whether the immunotherapy is illegal and whether the department offering the service had been contracted. Meanwhile, in an internal statement issued by Baiduon Tuesday, the company said it would improve its background check and evaluation system to screen out any improper information. A 63-year-old woman, who only gave her surname of Lu, said she is also demanding a refund of about 30,000 yuan for the therapy that her late husband, who suffered from liver cancer, had received at the hospital in December 2014.
Lu said her husband's condition worsened after the therapy, which lasted for less than a day.
Her husband was transferred to a private hospital for treatment, but he died in March last year, she said. A man surnamed Zhao from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region said his wife, about 50 years old, had received the immunotherapy treatment in question at the hospital in the past few days for nasopharyngeal cancer and stopped the treatment after the media reports.
Zhao said his wife had therapy in June last year, and the result was satisfactory, but the same therapy this year did not produce results. Although the two therapies were the same, the price for the therapy last year was about 67,000 yuan, while the second round of therapy cost 37,000 yuan, he said. The couple has spent nearly 150,000 yuan for the treatment, taking into account other expenses such as trip costs and renting hotel rooms, he said. A woman identified only as Lu tells reporters at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps in Beijing on Tuesday she is seeking are fund for therapy received by her husband, who had liver cancer and died in March last year. Kishida left Beijing on Sunday and began visiting Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam through Friday. In a policy speech delivered in Bangkok on Monday, Kishida addressed maritime security and renewed a call for countries to respect the "rule of law".He gave a briefing on the statement of the G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Hiroshima last month regarding the maritime issue. Additionally, Japan's Fuji Television said that, because attitudes differ among ASEAN countries toward China's maritime presence, Kishida emphasized that "it is important for ASEAN to demonstrate uniformity".
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Tuesday that China-Japan ties are "still vulnerable and complicated", and China hopes Japan will "make substantial efforts" to improve the relations.
The ministry did not respond to Kishida's comment about the ASEAN countries and the South China Sea. Zhong Feiteng, an expert on Asia-Pacific affairs at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Tokyo likely will continue stirring tension in the South China Sea, since it will host the G7 leaders' summit later this month. Kishida's high profile on maritime issues "showcases Tokyo's impulse to seek greater development of its defense capabilities after the country adopted radical new security bills," Zhong added. Obviously, for the vast majority of customers of these services in China this is no problem, as every Chinese citizen is issued with an identity card, which they can carry in their wallet or purse, providing an easy means of identification and a unique number that offers them the ability to prove who they are. Lacking this "magic number" means that, for foreign residents, something which would otherwise be relatively straightforward - such as purchasing train tickets - is often a much more cumbersome and tiresome process.
The issue of how to prove one's identity came to my mind again when a friend pointed out that he was asked for his bank details when seeking to sign up for membership of a group on WeChat - China's popular online messaging app. I had a similar experience a few days ago when I received a request to join a WeChat group.
Now I am very sorry to say this to such an auspicious company as Tencent, but I see no conceivable reason on this Earth as to why I should furnish them with my bank card details simply for the "privilege" of chatting with people online. In fact, whenever I am asked to provide such information online, unless it is absolutely necessary, alarm bells start to ring in my head, as I would contend that the more you spread such sensitive information across the web, the more vulnerable you, and you hard-earned cash, become. Surely a more reasonable option for a platform such as WeChat would be to ask for the ID card number of Chinese users and the passport number of foreign users. Perhaps a sensible move for the Chinese authorities would be to issue all foreign residents with a number on their residence permit in equal length and format to that on the Chinese ID card, to ensure that they have the same ease of access to online services as their Chinese friends and neighbors, and to make their stay in China more enjoyable. President Xi Jinping has issued a stern warning of "cabals and cliques" in the Communist Party of China and reiterated the nation's determination to press ahead with the fight against corruption.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, gave the speech in January at a plenary session of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which mapped out anti-graft work for this year. He said "some officials have been forming cabals and cliques to covertly defy the CPC Central Committee's decisions and policies", and they "risk compromising the political security of the Party and the country".


Since the anti-graft drive was launched three years ago, senior corrupt officials have been found to have forged close relationships with groups of officials at local government level and with business tycoons in different factions with shared interests, such as the "oil clique", "secretary clique" or "Shanxi clique". Zhou was said to have formed several networks within the sectors he was in charge of, including law enforcement organs and State-owned enterprises such as China National Petroleum Corp, where a number of corrupt officials were investigated for involvement in Zhou's "oil clique".
Wang Yukai, a professor of public administration at the Chinese Academy of Governance, said such factions are likely to result in severe corruption in an entire area or industry, and the Party must adopt an "iron-fist policy" to nip the cliques in the bud. He reiterated the Party's determination to root out corruption, and stressed that the efforts should adhere to the goal of firmly curbing any increased corrupt behavior in the Party. The promise was made during the first visit to China by the Southeast Asian country's new president, two weeks after his inauguration. The visit also comes 10 days after Laos said it understands China's stance on the South China Sea issue. He was elected as president on April 20 and is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. Xi said both countries should align China's Belt and Road Initiative with the Laotian strategy of turning the land locked nation into a land-linked one.
China fully supports the work performed by Laos as the rotating president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year, Xia dded. Bounnhang Vorachith thanked Xi for his congratulatory letters and for sending a special envoy to Laos after he was elected general-secretary in January.
The two leaders witnessed the signing of 10 cooperation documents, including Chinese loans for key infrastructure projects in Laos.
Wang Yuzhu, who researches Southeast Asia at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said:"It is natural for the new Laotian president to visit China right after assuming office.
During a visit to Laos by Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 23, Beijing and Vientiane reached consensus that disputes over some of the Nansha Islands and reefs are not an issue between China and ASEAN, and should not affect the development of these relations.
A ruling by an international arbitration body in a process launched unilaterally by the Philippines challenging China's territorial sovereignty in the South China Sea is expected within weeks. Clasion provided immunotherapy technology services for the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps, where Wei received immunotherapy treatment.
Wei learned about the treatment from search engine giant Baidu, but died last month from a rare form of cancer. Since news of his death broke, it has been impossible to access Clasion's website, which is displaying the words "coming soon".
Asked if there was a connection between Clasion and the hospital, VCANBIO's general manager Wu Mingyuan said it was not possible to give a response at present and the company would release a statement later. Clasion's main business involves research and development of cellular immunotherapy and providing technical services for medical institutions.
The company's technical services for this therapy include using a patient's own cells to fight cancer, and the controversy over Wei's death centers on such therapy. Clasion and Kangxin are both controlled by Chen Xinxi and Chen Xinxian from Putian, Fujian province.
Shares in Hua Xia Healthcare Holdings dropped by 13 percent to close at 53 Hong Kong cents ($0.06). Ji Xuwo, a healthcare analyst at Orient Securities in Beijing, said: "This case is expected to accelerate the launch of standardized regulations on the cellular therapy industry in China. Ying Jianming, deputy director of the Pathology Department at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences' Cancer Institute and Hospital, said immunotherapy is used to induce, strengthen or suppress an immune response to help fight diseases including cancer.
It includes two main approaches - stimulating the patient's immune system to work harder or smarter to kill cancer cells and giving the immune system new components.
Two drugs inspired by immunotherapy are available in the United States and Europe mainly to treat lung, liver, stomach and breast cancers and melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Cai Qiang, who heads a medical tourism agency with headquarters in Beijing, said more Chinese cancer patients are traveling overseas to seek such treatment. Ying urged people not to condemn immunotherapy simply because of media reports on Wei's death.
The therapy Wei received was first studied in the US but later phased out due to doubts that emerged during the clinical trials, Ying said.
But in China, this type of treatment, which Ying stressed would be helpful for some individual patients, is still practiced both in studies and for clinical use. Ying added that one of the two immunotherapy drugs available in the US and Europe is expected to be approved for use in China and could benefit patients by the end of the year. More than two thirds of Beijing's buses will run on natural gas or electricity by 2017 as the city builds more charging stations, according to Beijing municipal government. The Beijing government started limiting the number of private cars on the city's roads from 2011, because of increasingly serious traffic congestion and air pollution.
Builders will break ground this summer on the Vista Tower, a 95-story condominium and hotel complex that will be Chicago's third-largest skyscraper, the two companies and Chicago city officials said in a statement.
Last week, affiliates of Chicago-based Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group completed a land purchase for the building, which will have 406 residential units, the 200-room Wanda Vista luxury hotel and approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space. Developers said the project would employ 2,000 construction workers and, eventually, 500 permanent, full-time employees in the completed building.
An executive for the Chinese hotel chain said the Chicago building would represent the company's signature project.
The building will be located near Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline at the end of the city's Upper Wacker Drive, south of the Chicago River. China will support the education of religious professionals to ensure they receive training that will fully prepare them to carry out their duties in away that will build trust with believers, President Xi Jinping said at a recent religious affairs conference in Beijing. As a result, the next generation of religious professionals and leaders, such as those studying at the China Islamic Institute in Beijing, will play an important role in guiding their congregations and ensuring that they follow the path of peace. After four years of study, the graduates can recite the Quran in flawless, unaccented Arabic.
The team is made up of officials from the Cyberspace Administration of China, the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce-the regulator of online advertisement. Jiang Jun, spokesman for the CAC, which is the country's internet regulator, said the results of the investigation will be made public. The parents of Wei Zexi, a computer science major at Xidian University in Shaanxi province who died of a rare form of cancer, wait outside a funeral home in Xianyang, Shaanxi, on April 13. Nasdaq-listed Baidu has been under mounting public pressure since a couple said online that their 21-year-old son died of cancer after receiving immunotherapy at a hospital in Beijing.
Wei Zexi, a computer science major at Xidian University in Shaanxi province, died from synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer of the soft tissue, on April 12. The treatment was administered at the biological treatment center of the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps. The parents said their son learned of the treatment and the hospital by researching the disease on Baidu, and that the hospital was listed second from the top on the first page of search results. Before Wei's death, he also had posted about his experience on the Q&A website Zhihu, calling the treatment useless and criticizing Baidu's paid listing practice. Compared with other search engines such as Google, which clearly marks search results that are advertisements with a color label, Baidu's paid listing results do not have clear labels.
Instead, they are marked by two small, gray characters denoting the listing as a paid promotion.
In a media statement, Wei's parents said: "We don't want any compensation, nor will we sue any organizations or individuals. In Wei's posting, he said other public hospitals had told him his days could be numbered, since end stage cancer had been diagnosed in 2014. The young man's case stirred public wrath in the past few days over regulation of online advertising, with the debate focusing on whether Baidu should bear responsibility for the medical promotions it offers.
Baidu said in a statement on Sunday that it will fully cooperate with the government investigation and that false online information should not be allowed.
In an earlier reply on Sunday, Baidu had said it asked authorities to investigate the hospital's subcontracting of the controversial therapy.
Media reported on Monday that the biological treatment center at the hospital where Wei received the therapy was not part of the hospital but was subcontracted to a private company in violation of regulations. Ying Jianming, deputy director of the Pathology Department of the Cancer Institute and Hospital at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said the immunotherapy treatment in question is regulated as medical science research, and thus it must not be commercially marketed or practiced as regular therapy. But in many military-affiliated hospitals such as the one Wei had been to, "it's not strictly regulated," he said, adding that in large public hospitals, "there are no such practices".
However, the possibility that such treatment might be helpful for some patients cannot be ruled out, Ying said. A terminal synovial sarcoma patient can usually live for one month to one year with mainstream therapies like surgery and chemotherapy, he said. ZhuWei, an associate professor at China University of Political Science and Law, said a detailed regulation on internet advertisement should be issued as soon as possible. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce made public a draft regulation on online advertising to solicit public opinion last summer, but no announcement has been made on its status. The first to blame in this event should be the private center and the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps.
It's not the sole responsibility of the search company to identify information, but we need a comprehensive system and coordinated efforts from society based on business credit and government management systems.
It's no surprise to see the search provider, Baidu, under the microscope because of the event, and it received massive criticism for loose supervision of advertising. Synovial sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that can develop close to joints in the arm, neck or leg. The cancer is more common among young people than many other cancers and about 15-20 percent of cases occur in adolescents and young adults. Primary synovial sarcomas occur most often in soft tissue near large joints in the arm and leg but such cancers have been found in most human tissues and organs, including the brain, prostate and heart.
Mainstream treatments include surgery to remove the tumor and a safety margin of healthy tissue, conventional chemotherapy to reduce the number of remaining microscopic cancer cells, and radiotherapy to reduce the chance of local recurrence. The BBC reported on Monday that Wright gave some technical proof demonstrating that he had access to blocks of bitcoins known to have been created by bitcoin's originator. In December, police raided Wright's Sydney home and office after Wired magazine named him as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency, which has attracted the interest of banks, speculators, criminals and regulators.
The treatment of bitcoins for tax purposes in Australia has been the subject of considerable debate.
In a blog post dated Monday, Wright appeared to out himself as bitcoin's founder by posting a technical explanation, including examples of code, of the process by which he created the currency.
The song, called Battle Declaration, was posted on 81.cn, the PLA Daily's website, on Thursday.
Previous PLA songs have been sung to the accompaniment of orchestral melodies, and their lyrics were carefully worded to avoid being too aggressive. The video shows soldiers training and exercising, fighter jets conducting dogfights and missiles being fired, among other military activities. Almost all of the PLA's best weaponry is displayed in the video, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, J-11 fighter jet, Type-99A tank and DF-11 ballistic missile. Satellites and spacecraft also appear in the video, which indicates the PLA has placed unprecedented importance on its space force, said a PLA publicity expert who asked to be identified only as Jiao.
Moreover, the appearance of the military's space assets also intends to impress upon viewers that "the PLA is no longer the poorly equipped one that they saw from TV dramas, but a powerful force as modernized as the United States military," he told China Daily. Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said at a news conference on Thursday that a man's youth is not only about being cool, but also about being responsible for the nation and its security. When they first enthuse about a new movie, I think it must be a darn good one as it would be very difficult to get so many of them to reach a consensus otherwise.
Worse than the customary congratulations is the creation of an echo chamber inside which people automatically tune out voices of dissension.
It would take guts to find some middle ground where you cannot speak the truth but at least refrain from joining the lies, or the pomposity. The larger world of the internet is supposed to solve this problem by providing an unlimited space for news and views. With social media, you can essentially select your kindred spirits and refuse to listen to anyone who dares dissent. The PLA Navy joined countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a maritime exercise on Monday, signaling a further step in recent frequent exchanges with the regional bloc.
The missile destroyer Lanzhou from the PLA's South Sea Fleet, carrying a Z9C helicopter and a special operations unit, arrived in Brunei on Sunday for the joint drill under the ASEAN+8 defense ministers' meeting. The 10+8 mechanism refers to the 10-member ASEAN and eight of its partners - China, Russia, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. Aimed at boosting maritime security and combating terrorism, the drill is scheduled to end on May 12 in Singapore, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian.
The destroyer left Sanya, Hainan province, on Thursday and conducted a number of exercises en route. He said frequent maritime missions, such as joint drills and anti-piracy tours in the Gulf of Aden, have made the crew confident about such operations. Senior Colonel Lai Minghe, political commissar of the Mission Command Post on the destroyer, said the drill will increase member countries' sharing of maritime information and complete the process of maritime security cooperation. The exercise comes as Beijing seeks to broaden mutual understanding and communication with ASEAN countries.
During a Southeast Asian tour by Foreign Minister Wang Yi late last month, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos agreed with China that disputes over some of the Nansha Islands and reefs are not an issue between China and ASEAN and should not affect these relations. On Sunday, the Haikou government said it had accepted the resignation of Huang Hongru, head of the city's Xiuying district, as he had been negligent in supervising leading administrators to remove illegal houses in Qionghua, a village in Changliu township. The case resulted in serious clashes on Friday and Saturday between law enforcers such as chengguan, or urban patrol officers, and villagers who refused to allow the demolition of their houses.
The clashes were announced by the government's Information Office on Monday through its micro blog. The case triggered public outcry after a one-minute video clip of the attack was posted online during the weekend that showed some women and children being hit by demolition workers. The government criticized the attackers, saying officers beating women and children cannot be tolerated. But it said the demolition of illegal buildings will continue, as it is part of the province's plan to become an international tourist island. Wang Wanqiong, a criminal lawyer who observed the case during the weekend, said the key is to find the root cause of the conflict and how the attack happened.
On April 18, the government posted a notice to villagers, ordering them to remove the illegal buildings before April 26, or they would be demolished. Tan said the demolition workers had not agreed that villagers could remove furniture during the weekend, which had intensified the conflict.
Beijing Homelink Real Estate Brokerage Co, also known as Lianjia, said on Saturday that its 6,000 outlets will help children who have lost contact with their parents to obtain police assistance.
The company said the decision forms part of a program launched by Child Safety Emergency Response, a nongovernmental organization that is devoted to helping missing children, including those who are abducted, kidnapped or run away from their parents. However, the company's decision has not been supported by the authorities, with police in at least two provincial areas saying it is not wise for children to be asked to make detours to find one of the real estate agency's outlets. The Police Internet Department at Chongqing Public Security Bureau said in a micro blog post on Saturday that it would be much better for the children to remain in the areas where they became lost, and wait for their parents to reach them.
Reports also suggested that the courier service SF Express Co would use its outlets for the same purpose. It said that delivery couriers would be willing to help any missing children who turn to them for assistance.
Zhang Yongjiang, secretary-general of Child Safety Emergency Response, confirmed that Homelink and several other companies will form part of a program by the organization that is devoted to helping missing children to get in touch with police.
Zhang said the main aim of the program is to help children in a way similar to national information database Amber Alert in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.
On Saturday, more than 70,000 visitors flocked to the 787-meter-long, 8-meter-wide alley that has eight narrower and symmetrical alleys on either side, while more than 90,000 visited on Sunday - similar figures to the same period last year.
Urban patrol officers were sent to entrances to the alleys to ensure the implementation of the new regulation and to direct the crowds, China News Service reported. The officers initially suggested that tour groups change their plans to visit the 740-year-old alley, but when they insisted on arriving, they split them up into smaller groups and allowed them entry, Beijing Morning Post reported. To ease congestion, the subway station at the south end of the alley was only used as an exit but not an entrance when the number of visitors surged. Despite the huge numbers of people, the crowds flowed smoothly, and no complaints were received about security and service during the weekend, the authorities in Dongcheng District said.
According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, an average of more than 30,000 people visit Nanluoguxiang each weekday, with the number rising to 50,000 during weekends. The China National Tourism Administration said the alley is designed to cope with a maximum of 17,000 people at any one time. The district authorities decided to introduce the ban on large tour groups last month to reduce the impact of tourists' on local residents and the potential risk posed to historic buildings. Nanluoguxiang's governing body also took the initiative to remove its rating as a National AAA Grade scenic area in the hope of reducing the influx. The China-led multilateral development bank has identified a series of co-financing projects with the Asian Development Bank, according to a statement released by both banks on Monday.
The statement came after AIIB President Jin Liqun and ADB President Takehiko Nakao signed a memorandum of understanding in Frankfurt on the sidelines of the ADB's 49th annual board of governors meeting. The first of these projects is expected to be Pakistan's M4 highway, a 64-kilometer stretch of motorway connecting Shorkot to Khanewal in Punjab province.
The financing level will be $300 million, with the two banks contributing roughly an equal amount, Nakao said. Responding to questions on whether the project in Pakistan had been chosen first as a result of close ties between China and Pakistan, Nakao said this had come about "just by chance".
The AIIB expects to approve about $1.2 billion in financing this year, including 12 projects with the World Bank and the ADB.
A Financial Times report said earlier that besides the project in Pakistan, the AIIB is considering a road project in Tajikistan and a ring road in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Soon she was completing marathons, and before too long she was flying around the globe to participate in some of the world's best-known sporting events.
This year, 150 Chinese - 106 men and 44 women - registered for the April 24 London Marathon, a race that attracts 38,000 runners annually and is one of the six top marathons in the world. His company, which specializes in organizing running training camps and tours, is among a number of enterprises serving the growing legion of Chinese runners.
Last year, just three Chinese people took part in the Jerusalem Marathon, including two who were local residents, according to Du. More than 700 Chinese also entered the Berlin Marathon, one of the top international events, in September, he adds. The Chinese presence at international marathons also is a point of pride as an emerging China makes its mark in many global spheres. That presence also means people from other nations have greater exposure to, and camaraderie with, sophisticated and health-conscious Chinese people. As for first impressions, "running is much better than (going abroad to) purchase goods", says Wang Xiaogang, 40, a Beijing running coach and freelance journalist, who has frequently taken part in overseas marathons. Xie says she had one such positive experience after crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon on a cold, rainy day in April last year.
One of the most compelling stories at the April 18 Boston Marathon this year was that of Lauren Woods, the 34-year-old Boston police officer who was running the marathon in memory of Lu Lingzi, a 23-year-old Chinese student who was one of three people killed in the 2013 bombings at the marathon finish line.
Woods was one of those who tended to Lu, a marathon fan and spectator at the event, as she lay dying. The new Chinese marathoners who can afford to go globe-trotting are mostly within the social status and age groups that have led China's modernization and economic rise in recent decades.
Chinese runners at this year's London Marathon included 30 from the mainland led by Tian Tongsheng, 63, one of the founders of Runnar, a company that organizes trips and assists marathoners.
Tian certainly breaks the traditional mold of aging in China, where the retirement age for men is 60.
The first group, which may have advanced academic degrees, comprises some 65 to 70 percent of runners registered with his company.
The second group, which makes up 30 to 35 percent, is also well-off, but many of them did not go to college, he says.
Ninety percent of those who run outside China were born in the 1960s and '70s, putting them between the ages of 37 and 56, he adds.
Oliver Wang, who is also CEO of Beijing-based Palace Travel and its US branch, which has runners as clients, too, describes the situation as part of a trend that started earlier in the West, in which the wealthy middle-aged started spending lots of money on fancy bicycles, for example, instead on sports cars. Du, of ZX-Tour Co, says one of the reasons for the explosion in travel is that people who have run the relatively new marathons in China are looking for a taste of better-run races abroad, as well as higher athletic levels. But in addition to that, what could be cooler than posting a selfie as you cross the finish line in Paris, Boston or Berlin, or wrap yourself in the national flag like an Olympian? Li Xibei, 30, an information technology worker from Central China who lives in New York City, raised funds to provide cleaner air to families in his homeland by running the North Pole Marathon this month. Using Crowdrise, a crowdfunding website, he raised $6,030 - 18 percent more than his target sum - for the Blue Sky Lab campaign run by Friends of Nature, one of the oldest environmental NGOs in China.
Li and a female compatriot, Fan Beibei, were among about 50 runners from 20 countries who braved temperatures as low as -40 C to complete the 42-km event, which was postponed several times due to cracks in the ice. Li is also one of a small but growing group of Chinese who have completed marathons on every continent, including Antarctica.
Despite the current enthusiasm, the Chinese have shown themselves to be somewhat fickle in terms of their motivation for traveling abroad. First, China's rising prosperity and its people's concern for health and fitness are unlikely to fade. Third, and perhaps most important, are the young runners who aspire to take on international marathons.
The running bug bit Zhang Yiming, 20, a junior at Renmin University of China's School of International Relations in Beijing, in December 2014.
She runs 8 kilometers two to three times a week, which she says helps her deal with stress and keep calm. Zhang says she plans to run two international marathons a year, with New York, Boston and Munich at the top of her wish list. At a historical study meeting of the ancient land and sea Silk Roads, the president told Communist Party of China Central Committee members, "The Belt and Road Initiative, though initiated by China, is not only about China.
Xi proposed the initiative in 2013, envisioning a trade and infrastructure network that would connect Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient land and sea routes. Analysts say the initiative covers at least 4.4 billion people in more than 60 countries, or 63 percent of the global population. Xi stressed the function of the market in promoting the initiative as well as the government's role in overall coordination. He said that Chinese companies must be law-abiding and responsible entities in foreign countries while pursuing economic returns.
Li Guoqiang, deputy director of the Institute of Chinese Borderland Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told China Daily that the purpose of the study was to learn from the experiences and mistakes of the ancient Silk Road and to open leaders' minds to innovative ways to implement the initiative. The president stressed that China cannot seek short-term successes and quick profits when promoting this initiative, said Li, who delivered a speech at the group study. What interested the president most was to take good consideration of relations between interests, enterprises and local and central governments, Li said.
Zha Xiaogang, a researcher at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said taking care of other countries' interests as well as China's is crucial now that an increasing number of foreign countries have decided to cooperate in the initiative because they have come to understand China's visions and policies. Zha said that Xi wants to balance the interests on three-levels: between China and the host country, between the different interest groups in the host country, and between China and other investors in the host country. Only by taking good care of all these interests can we make the initiative profitable and sustainable, Zha said.
Despite some setbacks in the past few years, Sino-Japanese relations are improving, though they are still fragile, the premier said. Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half surge by Atlanta to maintain its chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory on Monday night in the opening game of their second-round Eastern Conference series.
James converted a critical three-point play with 2:09 left for the Cavs, who blew an 18-point lead in the second half and fell behind with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter before making several clutch plays down the stretch. Cleveland swept Atlanta in last year's Eastern Conference finals and has won eight straight over the Hawks, moving to 9-0 against them in the postseason. Dennis Schroder scored a playoff career-high 27 and rallied the Hawks before they crumbled in the closing minutes. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Kent Bazemore added 16 points for Atlanta, which got just eight points from Jeff Teague. James' three-point play, which he punctuated by flexing his biceps, came after he stripped the ball from Schroder and the Cavs kept their possession alive with a pair of offensive rebounds, one by Tristan Thompson, the other by J.R. The Cavs did not show any rust following an eight-day break after the first round until the third quarter, when their offense slowed and the Hawks got hot.
But when it mattered most, the defending conference champion came through - and, as always, James led the way.
Kevin Love, who was injured when the teams met in the postseason last year, added 17 points but was just 4 of 17 from the floor and appeared to hurt his right shoulder. Thompson has been a rebounding marvel for the Cavs, comparable to what Dennis Rodman once did for Michael Jordan and the Bulls. Love, who missed six of his first seven 3-pointers, drained a pair from long range and James finished a 2-on-1 break with a thunderous dunk to give Cleveland a 72-54 lead with four minutes left in the third quarter. Atlanta, though, responded with its own deep barrage, draining four 3-pointers in a 16-3 spurt to close the quarter and pull within 75-70 entering the fourth. But with a chance to steal Game 1 and end their futility against Cleveland, the Hawks came up short.
Love, whose dislocated left shoulder ended his first postseason last year, banged his right shoulder in the fourth when he pump-faked Bazemore into the air and drew contact while shooting a 3-pointer.
During a timeout, one of Cleveland's medical personnel worked on Love, who stayed in the game.
The Cavs focused on shutting down Korver, who averaged 12.2 points and took 52 shots during Atlanta's six-game victory over Boston in the opening round. Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds.
Kevin Durant added 28 points as the Thunder handed the Spurs just their second home loss of the season, rebounding from a 32-point beating in Game 1. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich complained to officials after the game that Dion Waiters went over the allotted five seconds to inbound the ball on Oklahoma City's final possession.
Aldridge had 41 points, but the Spurs shot 43 percent as a team after shooting 61 percent in the series opener. San Antonio missed 12 of its first 13 shots, struggling to even hit the rim after seemingly making every shot it took in the opening quarter of Game 1.
Oklahoma City had lost 15 games this season when leading after the third quarter, including the playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James is pumped up after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of Monday's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinal in Cleveland. Richardson made his first stop in Beijing on Monday, where he interacted with players participating in the finals of the Junior NBA Basketball League at LeSports Center.
On Tuesday, he made an appearance on CCTV's NBA Primetime and visited Beijing No 35 Middle School to share the values of the game with students. The 6-foot-6 guard from Saginaw, Michigan, was selected fifth overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2001 NBA Draft.
Richardson was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2002 and won the NBA slam dunk title in 2002 and 2003.
The first Junior NBA Basketball League in Beijing was launched last fall as part of the existing partnership between NBA China and the Ministry of Education to promote basketball education and youth development in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and universities.
The Junior NBA teaches youngsters fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.
Rookie goalie Matt Murray made 47 saves while standing up to Capitals' avalanche of shots, and the Penguins parlayed two goals in 62 seconds in the first period into a 3-2 victory on Monday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored before the midpoint of the first period, and Carl Hagelin added a goal in the second to make it 3-0 and the Penguins, the NHL's best team over the past two months, held on to top the Capitals, easily the league's best team all season.
Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season against the Penguins in the third period, and linemate Justin Williams scored in the final minute as the Capitals tried frantically to rally.
However, it was not enough as the 21-year-old Murray, the youngest Pittsburgh goaltender to ever win in the postseason, improved to 5-1 in the playoffs.
Murray, who began the season in the minors and played only four NHL games until March, made the difference as the Penguins were outshot 49-23 yet still controlled the scoreboard even as the Capitals controlled the stats sheet. The Penguins, on the fringe of the playoff race much of the season, have won 20 of 24 games since March 8 - with Murray in net for 11 of those wins - and are 6-2 in the postseason. At least statistically, the Capitals were dominant from the start except in the number most important: goals.
They doubled up the Penguins in shots for most of the first two periods - it was 28-14 after two - yet Murray turned away scoring chance after scoring chance.
Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins can't make this save on Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (not pictured) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Consol Energy Center on Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the rough-cut figure of Jamie Vardy, newly crowned Premier League champion Leicester City possesses the living embodiment of a rags-to-riches tale that has captivated fans around the world. Six years ago, Vardy was playing amateur soccer for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England's seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an England international, whose 22 goals have powered Leicester to its first league title, won him the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award and sparked talk of a Hollywood biopic.
There will be several abiding memories from Vardy's historic season, from the 30-yard wonder goal against Liverpool to the brace at Sunderland that left manager Claudio Ranieri blinking back tears at the final whistle. But perhaps the most lasting mark will be his run of scoring in 11 consecutive games between September and November, which set a Premier League record and helped lay the foundation for Leicester's extraordinary campaign. Released by boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday at age 15 on the grounds that he was too small, Vardy, now 29, cannot have imagined he would one day be the toast of England. After leaving Wednesday he spent time away from soccer, studying sports science at a local college before winding up at Stocksbridge, nestled beside northern England's Peak District, where he progressed through the youth ranks.
Vardy's roguish streak occasionally caused him problems - he was sent off four times in his last season at Stocksbridge, deterring suitors Sheffield United - and he had trouble controlling his temper off the pitch. A conviction for a late-night assault temporarily obliged him to wear an electronic tag and observe a 6:30 pm curfew, which would see him substituted midway through games so that he could get home in time.
Spectacularly prolific, Vardy joined Halifax Town from Stocksbridge and then moved on to Fleetwood Town, who sold him to Leicester for a non-league record 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) in 2012. Since then, the milestones have zipped past: 16 goals in Leicester's Championship promotion campaign, five in his first season as a Premier League player, a first England cap and, in March's 3-2 win over world champion Germany, a brilliant back-heel for his first England goal. Initially perceived as mere ballast in Roy Hodgson's squad, the wiry Yorkshireman, who wears a blue cast to protect a thrice-fractured right wrist, is now certain to go to Euro 2016. In a deeply unpleasant episode in August, he was caught on camera racially goading an Asian man at a casino, for which he issued a public apology. He missed the two matches that took Leicester to the title, meanwhile, after being sent off for diving in a 2-2 draw against West Ham United and then launching a foul-mouthed tirade at referee Jon Moss. Vardy is among a select band of players to have risen from non-league to the England team and with each goal, he has demonstrated that there is more than one route to the top. Polo-loving Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 58, rubs shoulders with celebrities and his surname, meaning "light of progressive glory" was bestowed by Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
But the bespectacled Thai tycoon also displays an unerring common touch, dishing out free beer and doughnuts at Leicester's King Power Stadium, where he lands his helicopter in the center circle.
Despite his popularity, Vichai remains enigmatic as he rarely gives interviews, preferring to let his son, Aiyawatt, known as 'Top', act as the family frontman. The avuncular Vichai has carefully navigated Thailand's treacherous political waters of recent years, while taking his King Power empire from strength to strength. He has built an estimated fortune of $2.9 billion since establishing King Power in 1989 - starting with a single shop in Bangkok.
With the company name emblazoned across the Leicester shirt and stadium, Vichai is now well placed to leverage soccer success into global recognition for his brand. And as Premier League champion, Leicester's share of next season's $7.4 billion TV deal will be several times more than Vichai first paid for the club. Leicester supporters quickly warmed to Vichai after he bought the then Championship struggler for an estimated 40 million pounds ($58 million) in 2010. The devout Buddhist is a firm believer in the power of karma, flying in Thai monks to bless Leicester's pitch and give its players lucky amulets.
And while pumping tens of millions of pounds into the team, club debt and infrastructure, Vichai has spent judiciously.
Leicester's success has been crafted from teamwork and endeavor, and the astute leadership of manager Claudio Ranieri, rather than an expensive squad of stars.
Vichai rose from relative obscurity, flourishing during the past decade of political upheaval in Thailand, a country where big contracts follow political loyalties. King Power hit the jackpot in 2006 when it won the duty-free concession at Bangkok's cavernous new Suvarnabhumi airport, and with it a captive market of tens of millions of travelers.
In 2007, a year after ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Manchester City's former owner, was dumped from office in a coup, Vichai saw off legal moves to break his duty-free monopoly. In a kingdom where connections count, Vichai now firmly belongs to the royalist establishment that turfed out Thaksin. Before soccer, Vichai's first sporting love was polo, the pursuit beloved of the international elite, and he and 'Top' are accomplished players. Vichai boasts a lifetime membership at London's Ham Polo club, frequented by the British royals, and has a stable of horses and players on retainer in Bangkok. Leicester City players crowded around a television inside teammate Jamie Vardy's house on Monday, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. In the second tier two years ago, in a relegation fight last season, a 5,000-1 long shot last summer, Leicester is now alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and the other clubs that can call themselves champions. The Foxes clinched the most improbable title of the Premier League era when second-place Tottenham was held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night.
With an insurmountable seven-point lead and two games remaining, Leicester is champion of England for the first time in its 132-year history. As recently as 2009-10, Leicester was in third-tier League 1, the equivalent of a Double-A baseball team filled with prospects.
Just two years ago, Morgan and many of his teammates were playing in the far-from-glamorous second-tier League Championship. But on Monday, fans who never dreamed the modest club from an East Midlands city with a population of 330,000 would conquer wealthier rivals descended on Leicester's King Power Stadium to party into the night. Leicester, which will collect the trophy on Saturday when it hosts Everton at home, had not finished higher than second in the top tier since 1929.
English soccer has not had a first-time champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978.
Unlike Blackburn's 1995 champions, Leicester has achieved its success without lavish spending. Chelsea's draw also made Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri a league title winner for the first time in his career - 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.
Ranieri's task when he replaced the fired Nigel Pearson in July was just to keep Leicester in the Premier League.
At Chelsea there was not bitterness that the Blues were surrendering the title to a soccer minnow, but joy that Ranieri was the beneficiary.
Chelsea players will form a guard of honor for the Foxes when they play at the London club in the season finale on May 15. Leicester missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when it was held to a draw by Manchester United, but Chelsea got the party started.
Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep its bid for a first title since 1961 and led 2-0 on goals from Harry Kane in the 35th minute and Son Heung-min in the 44th, before Chelsea rallied in a fiery London derby where tempers frayed and tackles became wild.
Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea's part in delivering the title to Leicester, which is owned by Thai retail giant King Power. Leicester City fans celebrate winning the Premier League after watching the Tottenham-Chelsea clash in a pub on Monday.
The front page of the i newspaper read "Fantastic Foxes write the greatest fairytale football has ever known" while the Daily Mirror dubbed them "The Incredibles". Many newspapers referred to the fact that before the team's ascent, bookmakers had, at one time, offered to pay out 5,000 pounds ($7,335) for every bet that Leicester would win the title. The Daily Telegraph's sports supplement printed a giant blue Leicester crest and a cheering team manager Claudio Ranieri, with the words "How Leicester's 5000-1 title dream turned into astonishing reality". Some questioned whether former England striker Gary Lineker, who played for Leicester and helped rescue the club from going out of business in 2002, would really present BBC soccer program Match of the Day in his underpants - a rash promise he made earlier in the season should Leicester be crowned Premier League champion. Others noted the fairytale story of the team's top scorer Jamie Vardy - who spent years in the lower leagues but now plays for England - already talked about as a subject for a Hollywood movie.
Guardian sportswriter Barney Ronay described Vardy as a "a late-blooming, whippet-thin, scaldingly quick journeyman striker". Leicester's success drew international reaction as well, with The New York Times describing its triumph as "one of the most remarkable seasons in soccer history". Mark Selby holds a Leicester flag next to the Snooker World Championship trophy he won after beating China's Ding Junhui in Monday's final. Li conjured up his best round of the week, a bogey-free 64, to win the Volvo China Open by three shots and keep the title in domestic hands for the second year in a row.
The 20-year-old began the final round two shots back of overnight leaders Felipe Aguilar of Chile (69) and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark (70), but carded a blemish-free round to finish 22-under at Beijing's Topwin Golf and Country Club. Li succeeds Wu Ashun, who last year became the third Chinese winner of the country's oldest professional tournament. Playing in the group ahead of Aguilar, Li tied the Chilean at 21-under with four holes remaining.
As Li played a superb approach to the 17th hole to set up a birdie, Aguilar hit his worst shot of the week on the short 16th, plunking it in the water. Li said he learned he was in the lead only on the 18th fairway, and he thanked his caddy for helping him not to get carried away with an aggressive approach. The victory was a big relief for Li, who missed the cut at Genzon Golf Club the previous week and lost in a playoff at Shenzhen International last year. Li also won the Rong Gao Tang Award as the best finisher among the four Chinese players who made the cut.
Dou Zecheng, who won the award three years ago when still an amateur, finished 2-under alongside defending champion Wu Ashun, who closed with a 69.
Aguilar finished 19-under, a shot ahead of Bjerregaard, England's Richard Bland and Marcel Siem of Germany.
One of the week's early highlights was a 7-iron hole-in-one at the 16th by Sweden's Rikard Karlberg. Jenny Shin became the third first-time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 on Sunday and win the Texas Shootout tournament. It took the 23-year-old Shin 135 starts since turning pro in 2010 to record her first victory.
Shin played the final 43 holes at the Dallas-area Las Colinas Country Club bogey free as she finished at 14-under 270.
She was two strokes in front of fellow South Koreans Amy Yang (71) and Hur Mi-jung (71) as well as American Gerina Piller - who led heading into the final round but closed with a two-over 73. Shin joins compatriot Jang Ha-na and Japan's Haru Nomura as first-time winners in 2016 and will jump from No 38 to No 24 in the world rankings.
Cheyenne Knight, a 19-year-old University of Alabama freshman from nearby Aledo, had a 72 to tie for 30th at 1 under. China's Li Haotong gets a helping hand from his caddy in lining up a putt during Sunday's fourth round of the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & Country Club in Beijing.
And Hamilton said he had "no reason" to believe it was happening after finishing second to Rosberg in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
Wolff told reporters in Sochi he wanted to speak out to protect members of the team from accusations. The defending three-time champion also said he felt very grateful to the team for helping him finish the race and score 18 points. Sunday's race saw Hamilton survive the first lap without incident for the first time this year. Since winning at Sochi last year, Hamilton has only victory - the following race in the United States, where he clinched the title.
Meanwhile, Daniil Kvyat apologized for hitting Sebastian Vettel's car twice and causing the first lap carnage that knocked the four-time champion out of Sunday's race. The young Russian said he had not felt his brakes and then could not see what was happening ahead of him in the incident that left Vettel fuming at his actions for the second successive race. Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg jumps on the podium as he celebrates winning the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday.
Nico Rosberg joined an ultra-select group of Formula One drivers with his seventh win in a row for Mercedes at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the German will remain the odd man out for some time yet. Only four drivers since the championship started in 1950 have won seven races in a row and only four have triumphed in the first four rounds of a season. Just one - Rosberg's compatriot Sebastian Vettel - won more than seven in a row when he chalked up nine for Red Bull in 2013 en routed to his fourth championship.
That moment might almost have come in Sochi on Sunday, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, even if Rosberg gave every impression of enjoying a sunny afternoon drive in the Olympic Park.
Wolff told reporters data from the power unit on Rosberg's car "gave us some grey hair" during the race. Rosberg did not mention the problem on the podium or during a subsequent media conference, when he said the car was "fantastic" and he had driven flat out to the finish with plenty of life in the tires. Asked about it later, the German conceded that he had lost "a fair chunk of performance", but teammate Lewis Hamilton openly questioned that.
From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory.
Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense. With Curry sidelined because of a sprained right knee, Green and Thompson took charge again.
Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as his injured fellow "Splash Brother" watched from the bench, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 in Sunday's opener of the Western Conference semifinal.
Thompson hit seven 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in three straight playoff games.
Golden State reserve Anderson Varejao and Portland's Gerald Henderson were ejected late in the third quarter after receiving their second technical fouls.
Both were hit with a technical at the 3:29 mark of the third when Varejao tripped Henderson after they collided and the Portland guard jumped up, pointing a finger at his opponent's face. They resumed jawing a few minutes later and were tossed with 15.1 seconds left in the period. Thompson hit a Curry-esque 30-foot 3-pointer in the opening minutes followed by another jumper to put Golden State up 10-2, and the Warriors ran with it from there. Thompson scored 18 of his points in the first quarter on 7-for-10 shooting with four 3s as Golden State built a 37-17 lead.
Damian Lillard had another slow start back home in the Bay Area, missing 11 of his first 13 shots before finishing with 30 points - 10 on free throws.
Shaun Livingston added 12 points and six assists after scoring 16 in each of his first-round starts in place of Curry. The MVP injured his MCL when he slipped on a wet spot just before halftime of a Game 4 win at Houston in the first round last Sunday.
Curry said on Friday he hoped to do some shooting within a day or two, and that happened on Saturday. He still will have to test the knee by putting pressure on it and planting on it when he shoots, then in some 5-on-5 scrimmages.
The Warriors had 38 and 30 assists their previous two games - including six quarters without Curry - by generating the kind of snappy ball movement coach Steve Kerr called for without Curry's play-making.
Portland looked tired at times after eliminating the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers in six games on Friday night before traveling to the Bay Area on Saturday.


With Mason Plumlee going up for a one-handed dunk late in the first quarter, Andrew Bogut blocked the shot, then got a hand up to bother Al-Farouq Aminu's putback attempt.
These teams had reached the playoffs the same year eight times previously without matching up in the postseason..
The Miami Heat ousted the Charlotte Hornets from the playoffs with an emphatic 106-73 victory on Sunday. Miami won two elimination games to take the series 4-3 and will play the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinal, starting on Tuesday night. Goran Dragic scored 25 points in his first Game 7, Gerald Green added 16 and Luol Deng scored 15.
Frank Kaminsky scored 12 for Charlotte, which got 11 from Courtney Lee and 10 from Nic Batum. A contentious series, with too much attention getting placed on courtside fan behavior and NBA officiating reports, pushed Miami right to the limit. Charlotte had a chance to close out the Heat on its home floor in Game 6, wasting the opportunity.
Miami led the whole way, taking a 12-point lead at the half and stretching it to 24 by the midpoint of the third quarter - the period that has been a problem for the Heat all season but became the catalyst to what became a rout on Sunday.
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers' Ed Davis during the second half of Sunday's opening game of their Western Conference semifinal in Oakland. The Blues captain scored off a rebound during a powerplay 10:58 into overtime of Game 2 on Sunday for a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars that evened their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece. After blowing a two-goal lead while getting outshot 13-2 in the third period, the Blues cashed in on their second powerplay in overtime.
Antti Niemi stopped 19 consecutive shots after relieving Kari Lehtonen in the Dallas net until Backes scored.
Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn, who scored the OT-forcing goal with 2:36 left in regulation, were thwarted by Elliott before the game-deciding penalty. Stars rookie center Mattias Janmark had a breakaway goal four minutes into the third period, and Dallas was almost immediately on the powerplay after the ensuing faceoff. Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi blocks a shot during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL's Western Conference semifinal against the St.
The City manager admitted his team's 4-2 loss to Southampton at St Mary's stadium on Sunday could affect confidence as the Premier League club prepares to invade Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Pellegrini made no attempt to disguise his disappointment at his side's defensive display as Sadio Mane's hat-trick following an opening goal from Shane Long secured Southampton's victory. But the manager made it clear the performance was the players' responsibility, with only Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored both City goals, emerging with credit.
Pellegrini, who confirmed he expects Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne to be fit to face Real, added: "It's my responsibility for the starting lineup and after that you have their performance and you must analyze everything. The win strengthened Southhampton's bid for a Europa League place and manager Ronald Koeman singled out Mane for praise. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday compared Leicester defender Robert Huth's hair-pull on Marouane Fellaini with "sex masochism" and also tugged a television reporter by the hair in an eccentric attempt to defend his player. Leicester's Premier League title celebrations were delayed for at least another 24 hours after the leader drew 1-1 with United. Van Gaal was quizzed on the incident that saw United midfielder Fellaini escape without punishment after elbowing Huth in the neck and opted to explain why the Belgian reacted that way by getting physical with the reporter.
Claiming Fellaini's hair had been grabbed by Huth in a deliberate piece of provocation, van Gaal reached out to do the same to his Sky Sports interviewer. Then in a separate interview with the BBC, van Gaal conjured up another odd expression to lambast Huth.
United will now wait to see if Fellaini is retrospectively punished by the Football Association for his transgression. Sadio Mane celebrates after completing his hat-trick during Southamption's 4-2 victory over Manchester City in their English Premier League clash at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton on Sunday. Two goals by Andre Ayew and one from Jack Cork at Liberty Stadium proved enough for Swansea to guarantee its Premier League safety. Christian Benteke pulled one back for Liverpool, but Klopp's team was outclassed in a game sandwiched between the more significant business of its Europa League semifinal against Villarreal. Liverpool will now turn its attention to overturning a 1-0 deficit in Thursday's semifinal second leg against the Spanish side at Anfield - and Klopp was quick to concede the youngsters he brought into the lineup were in need of polish. Klopp also defended Daniel Sturridge's decision to head to the dressing room at the final whistle, rather than joining his teammates in thanking the traveling Liverpool fans. The suggestion was that England forward Sturridge was disappointed not to have been withdrawn sometime during the second half.
Having played the full 90 minutes, he is now unlikely to start on Thursday after he was an unused substitute in Spain in midweek.
Swansea's victory ensured a successful rescue mission for manager Francesco Guidolin, who took over with the club in danger of relegation.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola knows he needs to prove his critics wrong by overturning a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's home Champions League semifinal.
Guardiola and Bayern are bidding to avoid dropping a semifinal to a Spanish side for the third straight year after losing the first leg at Atletico last Wednesday on Saul Niguez's early strike. Having won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona and six titles in three years with Bayern, Guardiola hopes to sign off in charge of Munich by lifting the Champions League trophy after the May 28 final in Milan.
Bayern lost in the Champions League semifinals to Real Madrid in 2014 and to Barcelona last year. Another exit at the hands of Spanish opposition will not go down well in Bavaria, especially in the wake of Guardiola's decision to start the first leg in Madrid with Germany star Thomas Mueller, Bayern's top scorer in Europe this season, on the bench. The decision drew plenty of criticism from the German media and, by his own admission, the Munich leg is Guardiola's "final bullet" in the battle to prove any critics wrong before he leaves to coach Manchester City next season.
Bayern has been unstoppable at home in Europe this season, winning all five games at Allianz Arena, but it needed extra time to come back from 0-2 to beat Juventus 4-2 at home in the second leg of the last 16. It has won 11 home games in Europe since being hammered 4-0 in the Munich leg by Real Madrid in the 2014 semifinals, having lost 1-0 in Spain.
But, as it demonstrated in Saturday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw at home to Borussia Moechengladbach, Bayern is not currently playing well. The result denied the German giant the victory which would have confirmed it as Bundesliga champion.
The good news from the Gladbach draw is that Germany defender Jerome Boateng is fit again after 99 days out with a groin injury having played the first 68 minutes in Munich. In turn, Diego Simeone's Atletico was boosted by the news Uruguay defender Diego Godin and Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco took part in training on Sunday after injury. Godin missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury and is set to return as the cornerstone of Atletico's defense in it bid to repeat its run to the 2014 final, where it lost 4-1 to Real Madrid after extra time. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola (right) and Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Andre Schubert react after the two teams drew 1-1 in their Bundesliga match at Allianz Arena in Munich on Saturday.
China's Ding Junhui faces Mark Selby in the World Championship final when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker's most prestigious title.
The 29-year-old Ding reached his first World Championship final in record style, with a break of 123 completing a decisive 17-11 victory over experienced Scottish cueman Alan McManus at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in northern England on Saturday.
Later in the day, 2014 world champion Selby, the world No 1, prevented an all-Chinese final when he defeated Hong Kong's Marco Fu 17-15.
Ding's seventh century break of the semifinal saw him surpass the previous record of most centuries in a Crucible match (six) held jointly by Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the modern history of the World Championship, the only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Canada's Cliff Thorburn (1980) and Australia's Neil Robertson (2010). A sign of snooker's increasing popularity in China is that, according to a tweet posted by World Snooker, 27.1 percent of the national television audience in the world's most populous country tuned in to watch his semifinal on CCTV5, an official state broadcaster. These were, in the words of the tweet, "incredible figures!" and an indication of snooker's increasing appeal in Asia.
The defeated McManus had no doubts that Ding could go all the way, saying: "I think there's only one person stopping him and it's himself. Ding has been tipped to become a world champion ever since he won the UK Championship, snooker's second-most important title as an 18-year-old. The 2013-14 season saw Ding match snooker great Stephen Hendry's record of five ranking titles in a season and he rose to world No 1 in December 2014.
However, a severe loss of form saw Ding drop out of the world's top 16 and meant he had to come through qualifying in order to gain a place in the main draw for this year's World Championship.
Ding Junhui of China celebrates after beating Scotland's Alan McManus in the semifinal of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. He won an NBA championship his first season, went 39-4 as interim coach in place of Steve Kerr to start this season and was part of a team that set the single-season record for wins in the regular season. But when the Los Angeles Lakers came calling, Walton could not turn down the team he began his career with and which he helped win two NBA titles. The Lakers announced Friday night that they had agreed to a contract to hire Walton just five days after firing Byron Scott.
Kerr credited Walton for helping to create the culture that allowed Golden State to win 140 games the past two regular seasons, including a record 73 this season. Walton will remain with the Warriors until their playoff run ends, while using some down time to prepare for his new job. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series.
As the best pros on the planet battle for the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup, a crop of young Chinese players have their eyes firmly fixed on a more distant prize: the 2022 Winter Olympics. NHL draft pick Song Andong and national under-18 teammate Zhong Wei are part of a new wave of Chinese hockey players being groomed for Beijing in six years time.
Last June, the teenaged Song was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 entry draft by the New York Islanders, making him the first Chinese player to be drafted in the history of the NHL. Song, who goes by the nickname Misha, is just one of a talented group of Chinese teenagers who are scattered among high school and junior leagues across North America that the country's hockey leaders hopes will provide the base for a future national team. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Song just finished playing as a post graduate student at Phillips Andover Academy in the Massachusetts high school league. Song captained China at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation's Division II B under-18 world championships and could play for China's under-20 team at this year's Division II B world championships. Like Song, who moved to Canada from China when he was nine, Zhong started playing hockey at a young age in Beijing before moving to North America.
Zhong said he started playing hockey because he liked the speed and physical side of the game. Song, who wasn't ranked among the top 210 North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting department, was a surprise pick by the Islanders who are owned by Shanghai-born Charles Wang. Song's selection by the Islanders raised a few eyebrows as he was chosen ahead of a US national team player and some major junior players but he is hoping to show the Islanders that one day he will fit into their organization. To get your ex back, you need to work out why she really broke up with you and then begin fixing or improving the things about you that turned her off. The purpose of contacting her is to arrange to meet up with her in person so you can get her to experience the new, improved version of you. However, if you feel like no other woman is going to come close to your ex, then you decide to do whatever it takes to get her back.
You can do that by doing what it takes to get an ex back, or you can use this opportunity to develop the ability to effortlessly attract women when you meet them. Are you mostly sitting around wishing you could get her back, or are you actively having sex with new women and experiencing different types of love and connection? You might have even tried talking to new girls, but they just don’t make you feel like she did. They will feel like something is missing and they won’t open up to show you their true personality. When you approach in person, you can make her feel attracted to who you are, rather than what you look like or how much money you make. Do you actually know how to trigger feelings of sexual attraction inside of a woman based on what you say and do around her? The illustration shows a woman who tried dating someone new to get her ex off her and her family’s mind, but blew the whole plan by telling the new boyfriend that was his purpose.
No matter what happened with you and your ex, it’s normal to go through a period of time where you miss them and want to get back together with them. Getting back with your ex is (usually) a step in the wrong direction, and we want you to look forward to the future rather than staying stuck in the past. I dated a guy for a few months, and he broke up with me due to some misunderstandings, which I completely understood and forgave him for, now we are back together, as he admitted that breaking up was a mistake.
My ex suddenly stopped speaking to me and a few weeks later he made an excuse to my friend about his friends being jealous of the amount of time he spent with me, so that’s why he stopped completely. She was overwhelmed with guilt at not being there for her son and realized she had to make a choice between her work and family commitments. She took him to the park every day and spoke with him at length to improve his language skills, which were extremely poor, and far worse than those of children of the same age in Shenzhen and neighboring Hong Kong, where her son was born and her husband has permanent residence. Because Xuanxuan has permanent residency status in the city of his birth, he was eligible to be educated in Hong Kong, so Zou spent six months researching schools and preparing her son for school at a well-respected kindergarten. She and her husband had to line up all night just to get an application form for the Fung Kai Kindergarten, a top institution in Hong Kong's North District.
Many arrived equipped with sleeping bags and other items to help them endure the long night, while Zou and her husband only brought one portable chair. Most of them have mainland parents, who have no right to reside in Hong Kong, but the others are the children of people from Hong Kong who live and work on the mainland.
The ruling led to an influx of non-locals who wanted their children to be born in the city.
They have permanent residence, but their parents, who are mostly from the mainland, don't, so the children live in Shenzhen and cross the border every day to go to school. It also cited regulatory and operational difficulties, and the financial implications for publicly funded schools outside Hong Kong. The children are not allowed to study at public schools in Shenzhen, which have a limited number of places for children with hukou, or residency permits, so the only alternatives are private or international schools, which are far beyond the price range of most families. However, the process is problematic, with a long commute, eating on the move, less sleep and, for many children, no after school activities. The woman, who only gave her surname as Pi, said neither her daughter nor her son-in-law is a Hong Kong resident.
Unlike many of her mainland peers, the 4-year-old attends several after school activities."So she can establish close relationships with local children," Pi said.
However, without a sustainable system to support them and provide a proper education, they may not be suited to joining the labor force, which was the primary aim of the city government when it granted permanent residence to children born to non-residents, and could even put great strain on the social welfare safety net.
When Xuanxuan started at kindergarten, she and her husband started their own jewelry company to ensure they will have more time to devote to him. Additionally, all county seats will be connected with high-quality highways, and railway and expressway networks will incorporate all government seats of cities or prefectures across the country. Both researchers said factories in the east saw a decline in the new migrant workers recruited from the central and western regions last year, the first time in the past 30 years. There hasn't been a meaningful replacement of the source of local revenue in many cities even though land-sale finance no longer generates as much funds in these times of economic slowdown.
Last year's data show some of the most financially powerful cities continue to rely on land-sale finance for more than half of their revenues, as they did in the years immediately following the 2008 global financial crisis when housing development was a speculative game and housing prices were rising rapidly. The practice may cause more harm than good, according to Hu Zhigang, deputy head of China Real Estate Association. In 2013, a sample survey by the National Audit Office showed it can cover only about 37 percent of the total debts incurred by the local governments. But governments of other cities should respond more actively to the central government's favorable policies by creating new growth industries. If it is made into a law, it will allow local governments to have a recurrent source of revenue, instead of one-time income from land sales. The estimate is based on the current crop planting structure, the influence of agricultural policies and farmers' response to the market. Even if the regulatory policies work completely, it seems unlikely to change the overall pattern of China's crop output considering the 1.7 billion hectare crop planting area nationwide. It was also noticeable that the volume of imported grain grew 67.6 percent year-on-year in 2015, despite the continuing growth in crop yields.
This is mainly due to low levels of scale and increasing costs of labor and land as China urbanizes. Inspectors are to examine the environmental performance of officials nationwide over the next two years.
For example, the province's Development and Reform Commission and other related authorities did not strictly monitor oil production quality and did not reduce the number of outdated iron and steel projects. For example, 151 villas were built in protected zones after 2012 along the Hutuo River and the Gangnan Reservoir, major water sources for Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. For example, three iron and steel projects in Tangshan and Handan continued to produce, despite national guidelines calling for such outdated production to be halted.
For example, four rivers - including the Liaojiawa and Chahe rivers in Cangzhou - were found to be heavily polluted, with average concentrations of pollutants up 30 percent in 2015 in comparison to 2013. The city, known for its highly polluting industries, such as steel, is facing an industrial transformation. It means the south part of Nepal has accumulated lots of energy underground and is potentially an area where there could be a big earthquake. People who live in nearby areas may be able to escape before the seismic waves arrive," said Chen Huizhong, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Geophysics under the China Earthquake Administration. However, the excessively easy payment procedure provided by the game company and payment provider are also responsible for what happened," Yang said. The ministry said traffic police focused on drivers who had consumed alcohol during the holiday and paid close attention to roads around restaurants, suburban holiday resorts and other problem areas.
Police in Loudi city have frozen more than 200 bank accounts and confiscated 11 limousines and more than 100 computers in a three-month investigation, the city government said on Tuesday. The cave researchers conducted a joint expedition from April 16 to 28 at Shuanghe Cave in Wenquan township, Suiyang county. Scientists hope the new prints will help ensure the general public can learn as much about Minisauripus as its peers. They found around 70 well-preserved footprints on a 26-square-meter section of rock and reported the finding in the scientific journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology in late April.
Zhaojue county has been the scene of many discoveries of fossilized footprints - the Minisauripus prints were the sixth set of dinosaur footprints to be discovered there since 1990. They say one set of prints, a collection of around 3,000 dinosaur tracks discovered in 1991 on a 1,500 sq m piece of rock, has already been destroyed. However, Lam said there are limits to how much difference tourists from those markets can make. It was largely on par with the March level, and total new orders from at home and abroad were unchanged. The economy may continue to fluctuate before bottoming out and the government needs to keep a close watch on the risk of a further economic downturn," He Fan, chief economist at Caixin, said in a note. Statistics show that the wetland area in Tibet has grown by 524,200 hectares over the last 10 years.
Some local residents have been hired by the forestry department as patrollers in the wetlands.
Residents who purchase real estate in the second and third tier will be able to obtain larger loans from provident funds, which generally means lower rates of interest. The regulation requires that all new multistory residential buildings in the province be finished by the real estate developer before the project is handed over to homebuyers. They are not only about incorporating green elements, but also designing the buildings in a more energy-saving way," he said. According to China Railway Corp, 8.5 percent more trips were made on Saturday than on the same day a year ago. The registered organizations include 329,000 social groups, 4,841 foundations and 331,000 private non-enterprise units, according to the ministry. Police received information in early April that a gang was transporting drugs from Yunnan province to Lanzhou.
The patrol boats from Taiwan's coast guard and fishery authorities set off at 11 am on Sunday from Kaohsiung Port for a one-month mission. Applicants must be under 45 years of age, have a Beijing temporary residence permit and have paid social security premiums in Beijing for at least seven consecutive years. The number of points needed will be determined on a yearly basis according to changes in the city's population.
It determines a person's access to education and other social welfare services in the place where their hukou is registered.
But the children will not qualify to take the college entrance examination in Beijing when the time comes. Chen, from Hefei, Anhui province, said he was worried because his mother, who has cervical cancer, was still receiving treatment at the hospital.
He said he chose it because he believed the therapy it offered caused less pain than chemotherapy. They expect to meet a grave, elderly man, not a smiling 26-year-old who left college only last year.
They combine their understanding of Islam with new ideas in the hope of generating and reinforcing positive images of China's Muslims.
Now, he is entering his ninth month at the religious center, which features a prayer hall big enough to hold 2,000 worshippers. Last year, he was one of the first 26 students to be awarded a bachelor's degree in Islamic studies by the institute, which had only awarded plain certificates of graduation before then.
Although religious leaders have traditionally been trained that way, Ma said younger imams are concerned because they feel the system may promote a narrow religious outlook. For example, the students only learn from one imam and are easily influenced by his views, so they think they are the only correct ones to hold. They felt Ma's youth would prevent him from fulfilling his responsibilities, but they've gradually been won over by his cheerful nature and deep religious knowledge.
The session is usually attended by about 100 worshippers, including Muslims from overseas, and some members of the congregation visit Doudian just to participate in Ma's services.
At the moment, most of the students are Hui, but the college will open a class specifically for Uygur students from Xinjiang. The institute is just like any other college, except these are no women, he said, with a laugh. Just like any great team, it takes time and patience for them to adjust to each other's values and perspectives," said Cui Wei, a 24-year-old student from Northwest China's Gansu province. To further that aim, he plans to open the doors to non-Muslims so they can observe religious ceremonies and learnmore about Islam. It is biggest mosque in North China and is situated in the Fangshan district of Beijing near its predecessor, a place of worship formore than 300 years. Soon, I will allow people to watch us pray and to listen tome interpreting the Quran during Jumah, the prayer session that takes place every Friday," he said, gesturing toward the planned area for visitors at the back of the prayer hall. He believes that imamsmust respond and counter that argument, and if they fail to do so, they aremerely providing opportunities to people who do not represent Islam.
Previously, the district bureau would be the only defendant if residents turned to the courts," Lou said.
In addition, heads of government departments sued by residents are expected to appear in court when their cases are heard, "which is another big requirement and progress brought by the new law," she said. The article said that "China has always welcomed overseas NGOs operating and developing friendly exchanges in the country", but that gaps in the laws covering NGOs have led to problems.
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He cited the state's general corporation law " as one of the most advanced and flexible corporation statutes in the nation".
Markell said the program will give Delaware students a competitive edge in a globalizing business world.
Italian police have carried out similar collaboration with such countries as the United States, Spain and Poland.
New routes have been scheduled to make seamless connections to destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, helping local Chinese to travel to most cities in the world, via Dubai. However, tumors entered his lungs several months after he received the treatment at a cost of more than 200,000 yuan ($30,900), he wrote. The reports also brought to light the hospital's contracting of treatment to a private company. I decided to ignore the invitation, but not because I am anti-social, in fact I consider myself to be a very sociable and communicative person.
Beijing expects to work with the new Laotian leadership to "forge an unbreakable community of joint destiny", he said. This hospital manages the domain name of the tumor diagnosis and biological treatment center of the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps.
The bus, developed by Beijing Public Transportation Corp, is fueled by natural gas, which enables it to run more efficiently and emit less pollution.
It has a range of at least 100 kilometers on a single three-hour charge and takes 20 seconds to reach 50 km per hour. The aim is to reduce nitrogen oxide discharge by 50 percent, and particulate matter discharge by 60 percent, of 2013 levels. Public transport, such as the subway and bus, plays an important part in transporting the city's millions of commuters.
The young graduates' informal approach and their modern take on religious faith have seen them becoming increasingly popular among believers in mosques around China. Meanwhile, their youth means they understand how to use social media platforms to spread religious knowledge and answer questions about affairs, both domestic and international, that concern Muslims. Four times since September, he had received a treatment that uses cells generated by a patient's own immune system to kill cancer cells.
The system, under which an advertiser pays a search engine for each time an ad is clicked, has long been a major source of revenue for Baidu. He said the immunotherapy treatment at the Beijing hospital cost the family more than 200,000 yuan ($31,000), most of which was borrowed from friends and relatives. In November 2008, State-owned CCTV reported that Baidu sold priority placement for certain key medical terms to fake hospitals and unlicensed medicine suppliers. They gave false information to the disadvantaged patient and conducted ineffective treatment for higher profits, which is immoral and even against the law. Baidu could utilize technology to combine a business credit system for supervision and give updates for companies based on consumer comments. Unlike a real-world currency such as the US dollar or the euro, it has no central bank and is not backed by any government. Advocates say this makes it an efficient alternative to traditional currencies, because it is not subject to the whims of a state that may wish to devalue its money to inflate away debt. The Australian Tax Office ruled in December 2014 that cryptocurrency should be considered an asset, rather than a currency, for capital gains tax purposes.
Not only would the proven founder likely hold some sway over the future of the bitcoin protocol, but Nakamoto may also hold enough bitcoin to influence its price. By comparison, Battle Declaration, in an unmistakable effort to cater to the taste of young people, features a popular hip-hop style, and the lyrics hide neither combativeness nor a desire to fight.
An increasing number of media reports say some young people spare no efforts to avoid military service. After a few dashed hopes, however, it dawned on me that what they wrote were not reviews per se, but a courtesy gesture to those who had invited them. Under the best circumstances it is truly like a Parisian saloon where lively discourse is heard here and there. Members of the helicopter group and special operations group, who come from six units, joined the warship on the day it left.
Meanwhile, China is implementing its $46 billion plan for a China-Pakistan economic corridor. The ADB said it will administer the project on behalf of the other co-financiers and that bidding must be carried out in accordance with the ADB's procurement guidelines and procedures. The former real estate company owner from Shanghai hiked, climbed mountains and played badminton, and her friends did, too.]]> Forget shopping. The young graduate student in mathematics and statistics was to have received her degree from Boston University last year. He has finished the World Marathon Majors - Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.
They include entrepreneurs and those from smaller cities who have worked hard to pull themselves up by their bootstraps but are now concerned about their health. In 2014, the Chinese Athletics Association registered 51 marathon events and 900,000 runners nationwide.
The program purchases materials and teaches students from low-income families in Beijing to assemble do-it-yourself air filters.
Armed guards stood watch during the race to protect runners from the threat of polar bears. Healthy and stable ties between China and Japan are in the interest of both countries and people, and they contribute to regional and global stability and prosperity, Li told Kishida on Saturday. China is willing to increase the political trust with the neighbor and promote their bilateral relations back to a normal track of development, he said.
Atlanta's offense bogged down in crunch time and the Hawks only scored two field goals in the final four minutes.
Replays showed Waiters elbowed Manu Ginobili to get the space needed to pass the ball to Durant, who was immediately stripped by Danny Green. Ginobili was the only other San Antonio player in double figures, scoring 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
The Spurs missed six layups and Green awkwardly tossed a hard runner that ricocheted off the backboard.
The All-Star forward drained his second 3-pointer of the season to pull San Antonio within 96-94 and then made three free throws after being fouled by Serge Ibaka to pull the Spurs within 98-97 with 13.5 seconds to set up the final play. Qinghua University High School beat Beijing No 4 High School 74-62 in the final of the tournament aged 16-18.
Over his 13-year career, Richardson played for the Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. Excuses are for losers, and we're not losers and we're going to try to improve in Game 4," Williams said.
They were last in the Premier League in April 2015 before winning six of their last eight matches to avoid relegation, and at the start of this season betting houses favored them to drop back down.
And for the past 20 years the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City winning all the titles. I'm a pragmatic man; I just wanted to win match after match and help my players to improve week after week," said Ranieri, who made a brief trip home to Italy on Monday to see his 96-year-old mother. Still, Tottenham clinched no worse than fourth place and qualified for the Champions League for the second time. He played a decent chip after taking a drop, then missed his putt to finish with a double-bogey five.
A par on the final hole clinched the title for the Hunan native, who finished sixth in last year's tournament.
Her best showing before Sunday was finishing runner-up at the 2012 HSBC Women's Champions to Angela Stanford, who beat Shin in a playoff.
She launched her 67 with three birdies in the first five holes, quickly whittling away at the four-shot deficit she faced at the start of the round. The long-hitting US Solheim Cup hero grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, and played at the University Texas-El Paso. Karah Sanford, a 14-year-old high school freshman from San Diego, tied for 51st at 6 over after a 77.
Finishing second was teammate Lewis Hamilton (left) while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third. Dwayne Wade finished with 12 and Hassan Whiteside had a 10-point, 12-rebound, five-block clincher for the Heat, who have won their last four Game 7s. The Hornets' two biggest stars, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson, never got going - combining for 13 points. And under Spoelstra, the Heat are now 15-4 in postseason series, 8-4 when facing elimination games and 15-5 in games when they have a chance to oust an opponent. Backes followed up Alexander Steen's shot 17 seconds after Antoine Roussel was called for interference.
Louis had a quick extra-man chance in overtime when John Klingberg was whistled for holding as Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored 40 goals in the regular season and four in the first-round series, was charging toward the net. With the defender still hobbling from the puck hitting his knee, the Blues kept charging and Backes scored on the rebound of Steen's shot.
But the Stars went 0 for 4 with the extra man, and are now 1 for 20 on powerplays at home this postseason. We did not play as well as we could and our performance was not as good as it could have been," the manager said. That's how it'll be seen," Guardiola said after Bayern vanquished Benfica in the quarterfinals.
Now it has to wait until Saturday's away game at Ingolstadt, when it could become the first club to win four straight German league titles. I hope with the emotions of the game I'll have the strength to play for the 90 minutes (against Atletico). It all came together very fast as Walton interviewed in Oakland with Lakers owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday before getting the offer the following day. He started the call by telling Kerr he had good news - he got the offer to coach the Lakers - and bad news - he was going to take it. Walton took over when Kerr was sidelined by complications from offseason back surgery to start this season and led Golden State to a record 24 straight wins to open the season. Thunder's Kevin Durant had 16 points, and Russell Westbrook added 14, but they were harassed into 11-for-34 shooting. The biggest adjustment was coping with the culture shock that included learning a new language and strange foods. They can sense your insecurity about falling in love again and they can are turned off by your lack of desire for them. Women judge men based on money and looks on online dating because they have so many options (often 1,000s) to choose from and have to select guys based on superficial traits.
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Such cities include Nanjing, Hefei, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Foshan, Haikou, Jinan, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Changzhou and Shijiazhuang. The provincial funds allocated for curbing air pollution accounted for only 15.5 percent of money provided by the central government from 2013 to 2015, the report said. In addition, Tangshan city approved and launched four projects that produced iron alloy, despite the province already having excess capacity. The province hit only 20 percent of its annual targets last year related to the use of high-grade coal. Also, among 632 mines with plans in place to improve their impact on the environment, only around 80 managed to successfully complete the work. Raw pork prices surged 50.6 percent month-on-month in April, according to the municipal government.
The number of traffic accidents and related deaths this year was down by 33 percent and 43 percent from last year, the ministry said.
The online gambling came to light in January, when two local residents informed police they had lost money on an illegal lottery website.
A private non-enterprise unit is a community organization established by enterprises, public service units, social organizations or other community forces and individual citizens with non-State assets to engage in service activities. On April 23, police stopped a truck in the Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, arresting two suspects and seizing 69 packages of heroin.
They are required to return to the place of their hukou registration to take the test, where a higher score may be required based on different criteria and competition. My family always wanted me to go to the institute to master the knowledge they never had the opportunity to learn and to develop my own perspective during the process," he said, dressed in a white robe and matching taqiyah, the prayer skull cap worn by many Muslim men.
Those who recite the prayers five times a day and then commit violent acts will cause great damage to the community because people will believe the atrocities are being carried out by devout Muslims. No, the reason I snubbed the offer was quite simple, the "invitation" read as follows: "In order to accept this invitation, you must first verify your identity by linking a bank card". About 1,000 of these are new-energy and clean-energy buses, running on electricity or natural gas.
On the main roads in Beijing there are special lanes for buses to ensure they do not get caught up in traffic jams.
To meet the rising demand for young imams, the school has decided to increase student numbers in September, the start of the academic year.
In addition, the government supervision authority should be blamed as well, because they need to perform their duties during the whole process, from outsourcing the center to advertising online. In addition, the government should participate in supervising the companies that advertise online. Many of them are quite knowledgeable, yet their expert opinions are not what I usually get from their social media posts.
With traditional media you can catch a glimpse in your peripheral vision of the pages next to what you target. Often it sounds like everyone is freely expressing themselves, but a careful calibration of the pitch is at work, with or without a moderator.
But it can also be overwhelmed by office politics - or shall I say saloon politics?- where people do not speak their minds, but rather seek to curry favor. Well-off, fitness-focused Chinese are now more interested in snapping sweaty selfies at international marathons, report Matt Prichard, Yan Dongjie and Yu Yilei in Beijing and Wang Mingjie in London. At the same time, expanding prosperity has meant Chinese runners have gone from being rare at international marathons to having a noticeable presence.
People from different countries did the same, and we stood close to each other to keep warm.
Before this year's London event, he had completed 73 marathons, including 16 last year, half of which were international races.
That mushroomed to 134 marathons and 1.5 million runners last year, according to Wang Dawei, vice-president of the CAA, which now has a marathon department. She ran her first half-marathon in April 2015 and has been participating in races around China since then.
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A number of high school and college friends joined her family - led by her husband, PGA Tour player Martin Piller - in the gallery.
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But Niemi, who took over in the Dallas net in the second period, stopped three shots in that two-minute span. The other Blues player with two OT goals in a postseason was Pierre Turgeon in 1999, the year the Stars won their only Stanley Cup. But our performance was responsible for that and we have to recover and prepare for a big game in Thursday.
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The decision, which takes effect on Thursday and will last until July 4, will see 50,000 kg of pork sold cheaply to 121 major supermarkets on a daily basis. Most of them belonged to giant pandas, while others include possible bear and elephant skeletons.
Shortly after that, a car ran into a crowd of rescuers who were tending to those injured in the motorcycle accident. In addition to awarding bachelor's degrees, the center plans to offer postgraduate and doctoral courses in the future. It's why we get together," says the entrepreneur, who quit running a real estate company to start Save U Sports Development Co, which helps clients with equipment and advice. I don’t like being judged for getting back together with him, it was a decision we made together. The government will also provide subsidies of up to 9 yuan ($1.40) per kilogram of pork sold, to encourage vendors to lower prices.
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Ole!" the jubilant Leicester players chanted as they jumped up and down with their arms on each other's shoulders inside Vardy's house. John was also playing rep football Group v Group.A 1965 A  Johna€™s life was about to change forever. Eric organized for Billy Owens and Noel Kelly to visit and chat to John about playing for Wests in Sydney. He was told that he should play Rugby Union to beat the transfer fee that Smithtown might put on him.The story was if you played RU for 1 year you could move over to League and not incur a transfer fee.
One of Johna€™s flatmates was trying out for Easts Rugby League and told John to come along and try out for Easts.John met with Roy Flynn, the Easts treasurer at the time and the conversation went like thisa€¦a€?No chance, bring him back when he grows up!!!a€? John had just turned 18. This chat stayed with John and he always played that little bit harder when Wests played Easts.John, without a car, arrived at Ashfield park via public transport and trained with Wests. I cana€™t find out the score but John tells me the Water Board boys won.A A The main event. One team, drawn out of a hat, would have the luxury of playing the winner of the first playoff match. One night Ned arrived to find me asleep on a park bench with a newspaper over my head and I was christened Sleepy which over time was turned into Snoozer.a€?A Below is a story about Johns life now at South West Rocks. A A Ita€™s a bumpy, dusty drive beside the Macleay River just south of South West Rocks (home to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and a prison with a killer view, Trial Bay Gaol) to get to the big blue shed at Rainbow Reach, with potholes so deep you could fish in them a€“ but the drive is worth it. John Elfords oysters explode in your mouth, salty and creamy, with a lingering mineral aftertaste.Hea€™s been oyster farming here for a dozen years, is passionate about his product and the river he works and lives by, and reckons he wouldna€™t want to do anything else. As aA  Wests fan in the 1960a€™s and 70a€™s John a€?Snoozera€? Elford was a player I would love to watch play. About Us Contact Us A Tribute to Ben Fisher and Jack Thompson Bill Keato the Lad from Liverpool Old Newspaper stories and photos from the 1960's VALE Laurie Bruyeres VALE Nev Charlton.
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