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Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been given Party and administrative
punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children wer
e involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party ch
ief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious war
ning within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equ
ipment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.
tmosphere in the city during the Duanwu Festival, said the official. But the decision has been t
aken for good reasons. It’s all about the children, an investment in the future, the official said.
More than 10 million students across the country will sit for the gaokao this year.
he much-anticipated debate between a Chinese anchorwoman and an A
merican counterpart on a prime-time TV show Wednesday night turned out to be more like
a Q&A session, with the host and her guest disputing everything from tariffs to China’s developing nation status.
But Trish Regan, host of Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business N
etwork, and Liu Xin, who anchors The Point on China Global Television Network, or CGT
N, seemed to agree that something must be done to break the impasse between China and the US, which are em
broiled in a protracted trade dispute with the Trump administration escalating tariffs and Beijing retaliating.
types of onshore commodity futures contracts without registering a Chinese entity, and will continuously improve the relate
d rules, Lu Dongsheng, an official with the China Securities Regulatory Commission, told a forum on Tuesday
Lu also announced other measures to develop China’s commodity fut
ures market, such as accelerating the launch of ricThe Shanghai Futures Exchange will open
up its nonferrous metals futures contracts to foreign investors, Jiang Yan, Party secretary of the exchange, said at the s
ame forum. The bourGuo Shuqing, head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commissiose will also list a n
ew type of futures contract, TSR20 Rubber, which will be available to both domestic and foreign investors, he sai
d.Lu also announced other measures to develop China’s commodity futures market, such as accelerating the launch of
also partnered with local authorities in Hefei to test autonomous
driving technologies, including robotaxis and autonomous fleet management, and on-de
mand mobility services, like ride hailing and car sharing, but none of the parties revealed the details.
Kong Xuanyou, vice-foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on
Korean Peninsula affairs, will take up his new post as Chinese ambassador to Japan on Thursday.
Kong, 59, is a fluent Japanese speaker. During his 34-year diplomatic care
er, he has spent two-thirds of the time dealing with issues related to Japan.
He has served in Chinese diplomatic missions in Japan on three occasions, and was China’s ambassador to Vietnam from 2011 to 2014.
the big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the dig
ital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new growth drive
rs and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.
With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to genera
te and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a re
port by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.
In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that f
rom medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a r
emarkable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.