Some joked that students would just cook and eat crayf

  According to Gong, however, the school was established to meet the demands of the booming crayfish industry in Qianjiang.

  The crayfish industry, comprising breeding, cooking, processing and exporting the crustaceans, is the city’s leading sector.

  It employs an estimated 130,000-150,000 people, accounting for more than half of the local workforce, Gong said.

  Washington should admit that every country ha

s a justified right to develop and most countries c

an make their own choices independently, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

  ”More and more people have shown an increasingly just at

titude toward Chinese technology companies’ participation in 5G network construction. The

United States should not feel uneasy about this,” ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a news conference in Beijing.

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His remarks came after Richard Grenell, US ambassad

or to Germany, explicitly warned in a letter to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier date

d Friday that the country faces consequences if Huawei participates in its 5G infrastructure.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Grenell wrote that allowing

the participation of Huawei or other Chinese equipment vendors in the 5G project woul

d mean the US won’t be able to maintain the same level of cooperation with German security agencies.

Lu said that some people in the US should not count on any other country catering

to Washington’s self interest or political calculations by sacrificing their own reasonable development rights and interests.

According to Reuters, Altmaier said earlier that Germany did not want to ban Huawei, b

ut would change its laws to ensure all components used in the 5G networks are secure.

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Responding to news of Sotoudeh’s sentencing, campaigners ag

  the compulsory hijab were defiant. “By creating fear and putting people in prison or forcing th

em to leave the country and live in exile, or threatening them, they cannot stop the compulsory hijab

protest in Iran,” New York-based Iranian activist Masih Alinejad, who has previously been represented by Sotoudeh, told CNN.

  In January, Sotoudeh’s husband, who is also a human rights lawyer, was convicted of security-related charges and sent

nced to six years in jail. He has appealed while waiting to serve his prison sentence.The inventor of the world

wide web has called for global efforts to tackle state-sponsored hacking, criminal behavior and abusive language on t

he internet, in an open letter marking the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary technology.

  Tim Berners-Lee acknowledged that “many people feel afraid and unsure if the we

b is really a force for good,” in a letter published for his World Wide Web Foundation on Monday.

  ”While the web has created opportunity, given marginalize

d groups a voice, and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity for scam

mers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit,” the letter added.

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Two climbers killed in avalanche on Ben Nevisled to Ben N

  Two climbers have died and another two are injured after an avalanche on the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

  Police and mountain rescue personnel were called to the scene, in the Number 5 Gully area just before midday.

  ”We can sadly confirm that two people have died and two people have been injured,” Police Scotland said in a statement.

  Avalanche danger level ‘extreme’ in Colorado

  ”Volunteers from Lochaber and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Teams remain at the scene and were assisted by the Mariti

me and Coastguard Agency and Scottish Ambulance Service,” Police Scotland said, according to the UK’s Press Association.

  An air ambulance, three ambulances and a trauma team were lat

er sent to the peak, the Scottish Ambulance Service said in a separate statement.

  The Scottish Avalanche Information Service has warned that there is a high risk of avalanches in the area at the moment.

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In one clip, Carlson joked about wanting to invade Canad

  while Iraq, on the other hand, “is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys — that’s why it wasn’t worth invading.”

  In another clip from the same year, 2006, he said he had “zero sympathy for them or th

eir culture” in Iraq, calling it “a culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks.”

  In a third clip, Carlson — evidently joking — used a pejorative term for homosexua

ls to express his respect for the radio show’s host that he loved him “in a completely f****t way.”

  Carusone told Hayes on MSNBC that Carlson seemed casual and comfortable in these radio chats.

  ”It sounds like you’re actually getting to see the real Tucker Carlson” in these clips, he said.

  Carlson responded earlier in the day to the first batch of audio clips by urging people to tune into his show.

  He opened on Monday night by describing what it’s like to be caught in “the great American outrage machine.”

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Highlights of news conference of the Ministry of Commerce

  Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce; Wang Shouwen, Vice-Minister of Commerce and Deputy China Internatio

nal Trade Representative, and Vice-Minister of Commerce Qian Keming, answered questions on China’s domestic market and all-round opening-up at

a press conference during the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress on March 9, 2019.

  China’s total social consumption in 2018 reached 38.1 trillion yuan, up 9 percent ye

ar-on-year, Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said on Saturday during a media conference.

  Consumption contributed 76.2 percent of last year’s economic growth, Zhong said.H

ope is rising for the Sino-US trade talks as both negotiation teams are trying their best to turn the consensus reac

hed between both countries’ leaders into reality, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Saturday.

  Tariff hikes do no help any parties, Wang Shouwen, vice-minister of commerce, told a press conference during the two sessions on Saturday.

  A mutually beneficial agreement between China an

d the United States will meet both countries’ interest and also the whole world’s expectation, Wang added.

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True, China still lags behind science and technology powerh

ouses in terms of investment in basic research due to several factors. But that should not prevent Chinese researchers from wo

rking to achieve breakthroughs that could change the world.

With further economic development and strengthened emphasis

on scientific innovation, the funding for basic research, that is, investment in research and d

evelopment, will undoubtedly rise. And when R&D investment increases, science and technology development ente

rprises will be encouraged to play a much bigger role in the scientific and economic development of the country.

Chen Zhi, director of the Institute of Science and Techno

logy for Industrial Development of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development

The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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hina takes four synchro golds in FINA Diving World Series

BEIJING – China dominated the first day of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2019 as the host dive

rs took four synchro titles on offer with Olympic champion Cao Yuan becoming the double winner here on Thursday.

Cao/Chen Aisen topped the men’s 10m synchro platform as they scored 494.55, beating Aleksandr

Bondar/Viktor Minibaev of Russia (425.67) and Domonic Bedggood/Declan Stacey of Au

stralia (411.00). Thomas Daley/Matthew Lee of Britain finished fourth 400.86.

Cao, two-time Olympic champion in 10m platform synchro 2012 and 3m springboard 2016, continued his streak in the

dual-track as he finished with two synchro titles from the platf

orm and springboard and a silver medal from the 3m individual springboard.

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He’s been there for 20 years. He’s been very sick since

  He hasn’t been able to talk to his people for the last six years, let alone govern,” Ghanem

tells CNN. “(These protests) are about getting back their dignity.”For years the country has faced rising

unemployment and a debilitating financial crisis as a result of a collapse in oil revenues, which has often led to prot

ests. But Ghanem argues these demonstrations should not be viewed in the same way.

  ”We are seeing a unique sequence of events we haven’t seen since the 90s. These prote

sts remind me of the protests that my mother used to drag me to when I was young,” she explains.

  In the last several weeks, Ghanem says she joined several marches and while they may

have started as student-led demonstrations, she saw a broad cross-section of the population — some of who

m have never been politically active before — in the streets with a clear demand: No fifth term for Bouteflika.

  As time has gone on, activists have added calls for the elections to be scrap

ped altogether, and for a more drastic overhaul of the country’s government.

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As Liu noted, the debt balance of local governments stood

  at 18.39 trillion yuan ($2.74 trillion), well below the official ceiling of 21 trillion yuan. The loc

al debt ratio of 76.6 percent is also much lower than the international warning line of 100 percent to 120 percent.

  The government has said there will be no major changes in the government debt ratio in the years

to come versus the level in 2017, and, more important, it has vowed to increase the transparency of government debts.

  Hopefully, this will help root out the exaggerated fears about a syste

mic financial meltdown, so that doomsayers will no longer have an excuse to cry wol

f.n 2018, the average monthly salary of Chinese women was 6,497 yuan, which was 78.3 percent of that of men, an incr

ease of 8.7 percentage points over the previous year, according to a report on China’s gender gap in workplaces, relea

sed by online recruitment website zhipin.com on Wednesday. The report said that jobs, industries and seniority we

re the top three contributing factors of the gender pay gap, while education could help narrow it.

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