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The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
in an abundance of caution, we will conduct high visibility patrols around synagog
uesa and other houses of worship,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.
The Chabad of Poway website said the congregation i
s a center for Jewish people of all backgrounds. It was established in 1986.
Chabad offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah
classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and an array of family and social activities, according to the website.
Poway, about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, is the sa
fest city in the San Diego County and among the safest in the state of California based on FBI c
rime data and population statistics, according to report of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local daily newspaper.
Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill
ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid
ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange.
“The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said.
The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c
ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure that more than 20 million African people can drink clean water, Tian said.
At present, the company employs around 200 Chinese in Africa, with an average age of 30. The company has been inve
sting in projects that are beneficial to local communities in Africa, with the help of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office.
CEO of Development Reimagined and former head of the Policy and Par
tnerships, the United Nations Development Programme, and Andreas Pier
otic, trade commissioner of Embassy of Chile in China. The four will also take questions after delivering their speeches.
China Daily’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Zhou Shuchun will open the event with a welcome speech on April 27.
Vision China events have been previously held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Joha
nnesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on internet and mul
timedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.
This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and
app, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
gions are facing severe lack of water, the institute said. In the meantime, urbanization has increased the amount of waste
water by 4.2 percent annually, from 48.5 billion metric tons in 2013 to 57.1 billion tons in 2017, it said.
China lags behind leading economies in water-use efficien
cy, said Yuan Da, the NDRC spokesman. Every 10,000 yuan in indu
strial added value consumes 45.6 cu m of water, double that for developed economies, he said.
Water conservation should be promoted from developing, using an
d protecting the natural resource with careful all
ocation, said E Jingping, minister of water resources, in an article published by People’s D
aily late last month. Projects that do not pass water conservation assessments will not be approved, he said.
Guangdong will roll out a pilot policy taking effect May 10 to open up uninhabited islands for private development, according to local authorities.
Guangdong has nearly 2,000 islands, more than 90 percent of which are uninhab
ited, with a total area of 1,513.17 square kilometers and coastlines for 2,378.13 kilometers.
According to the policy announced by the provincial Department of Natural Resources, mark
et-oriented means for transferring the rights to uninhabited islands, including tendering and auct
ioning, should be adopted for tourism and entertainment, transport, industrial warehousing and fishing.
The department will be responsible for approving the transfers, wi
th city-level and county-level natural resources authorities to handle the preliminary work.
The department together with the provincial culture and tourism department l
ast year issued the island tourism development plan for Guangdong from 2017-2030.
A total of 195 islands are included in the plan, 167 of which are uninhabited.