New soldiers show enhanced qualities, leading officer says

China’s new generation of soldiers have developed better comprehensive qualities, are

physically stronger, better educated and more enthusiastic in serving the country, said Senior Colonel Wei

Changjin, political commissar of the Zaozhuang Regional Military Command, on Wednesday.

“With a stronger economy and enhanced education, the comprehensive qualities of newly-

recruited soldiers have been greatly improved,” Wei said before the closing of the Second Session of the 13th Nat

ional Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Newly recruited soldiers are physically stronger thanks to various fitness options and intensifi2019/03/13/wwwsh419llcom-7/ining prov

ided by schools, according to Wei, a member of the CPPCC national committee.

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Draft law promotes further opening-upRiding on momentum

of reform and opening-up, China is on way to establishing a new system of opening-up featuring institutional and systemic openness, as reflected in a draft law on foreign investment.

And once the National People’s Congress approves the draft foreign investment law, a new round of institutional dividends will be released.

At present, China’s legal system for foreign investment mainly consists of the Law on Chinese-Fo

reign Joint Ventures, the Law on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises and the Law on Chinese-Fo

reign Cooperative Joint Ventures. But since certain sections and articles of these laws cannot deal with the changing gl

obal realities or settle disputes, China has drafted a comprehensive foreign investment law to replace them.

More opportunities for foreign firms

The draft law is designed, among other things, to protect foreign in

vestors’ legitimate rights and interests. And as Premier Li Keqiang said while delivering the

Government Work Report on Tuesday, “China’s investment environment is all set to get better and bet

ter, which means more and more business opportunities for foreign companies in China are a sure thing.”

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Research: Nation set to invest heavily in 5G networkns in a strin

hina is forecast to spend 900 billion yuan ($134 billion) to 1.5 trillion yuan on 5G network construction fro

m 2020 to 2025, as the nation strives to commercialize the superfast fifth-generation wireless tech

nology, a think tank affiliated with the country’s top industry regulator said on Monday.

At the same time, China’s telecom carriers ar2019/03/05/wwwash001cn-2/to generate 1.9 trillion yuan in

revenue from 5G-related business, according to an article released by the China Academy of Information an

d Communications Technology, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

At the initial stage of building 5G networks, telecom carriers will first cover the mo

st populated regions and the 5G network construction can coordinate well with existing 4G networks, the article added.

In comparison, Chinese telecom operators spent 720 billion

yuan on 4G network construction from 2014 to 2018, said Zhang Chunfei, one of the three au

thors of the article, adding that the cost of building 5G base stations is higher than that of 4G.

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Security forces fired tear gas at activists during the demonstrat

  during which some protesters called for the April presidential elections to be called off altogether and for parliament to be dissolved to make the way for a new government.

  Activists chanted, “Republic, not monarchy,” and “No to the fifth mandate,” a

mong other slogans rejecting the continuation of Bouteflika’s term on Friday. Some placards read “leave means leave.”

  Video on social media showed protesters this week setting pictures of Bouteflika on fire amid w

histles and cheers — scenes that are uncommon in a country tightly controlled by security services.

  The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has started a ground operation to clear the la

st ISIS enclave in Syria, a spokesman for the group told CNN Friday.

  SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said thousands of civilians ha

ve been evacuated and kidnapped fighters have been freed in Baghouz, in eastern Syria,

  ”Only the terrorists remain in Baghouz.” Bali said in a tweet.

  At its height, ISIS controlled huge swaths of territory in Syria an

d Iraq. A US-led coalition has been working for years to oust the group from cities and towns.

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Huge growth potential seen in nation’s private hospitals

China’s private hospitals, as a beneficial supplement to the country’s public hospitals, sho

uld target market segments and offer high-value service to get market approval, experts said.

“Private hospitals are facing huge growth potential. They should p

osition themselves correctly, serve customers well, and offer good service,” said Zhang Che

ngyu, president of Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, a private hospital in Shanghai.

“Before restructuring in 2000, the annual revenue of Beijing Jiangong Hospital was 40 million yuan ($5.90 million), but in

2017, it reached 650 million yuan, a sixteen-fold increase, which demonstrates the effect of re

structuring,” said Cheng Libing, president of CR Medical, the parent company of the hospital.

According to Sun Baishun, deputy director of Beijing Jiangong Ho

spital, in 2017, total visits to the hospital reached 880,000, and there were 8,000 opera

tions performed to treat lung cancer. “Our hospital is a perfect supplement to public hospitals,” Sun said.

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d by their parents, around 20,000 children work on the lake

  awn breaks over the water. Adam leads a column of five other boys through the high, golden grass to the softly lapping edge of

Lake Volta in Ghana’s central region. The group of boys will spend the better part of the day fishing under a hot equatorial sun.

  They’ve come from different towns, at different times, but they all have one thing in co

mmon. Each one of them was bought by the same fisherman to come and work as his slave.

  Enslaved on the lake

  “Every morning we wake up and we go to the lake, we paddle, remove the nets,” says Adam. “Then we come back, rem

ove the fish, prepare the nets for the next casting and around 4pm, we go back to cast the net.”

  Adam doesn’t know his own age, but appears to be about 12-years

-old. He estimates he’s worked for Samuel, the man he calls “master,” for around three ye

ars. “I don’t want to be here,” says Adam. “I want to go to school, but I’m forced to be here.”

  Adam is just one of 20,000 children on Lake Volta who the Inter

national Labour Organization reports are working for slave masters.

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hooks, lines or sinkers: Cambodians go traditional in fishing

Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambo

dia on February 9 for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are allowed to be used.

The ceremony is held each year in eastern Tboung Khmum Province after the crop

harvest to commemorate the country’s proud fishing history, said local chief Uch Yoeun.

The event – held in Choam Korvean commune, about 250 kilometers

from the capital Phnom Penh – attracts hundreds of farmers from surrounding villages.

They carry weaved baskets of different shapes, eager to try their hand at tr

apping the freshwater catfish and snakehead fish in the muddy Boeung Kroam lake.

“It has been a tradition since our ancestors’ time,” Uch Yoeun told AFP, adding that only one rule applies in this mass fishing event.

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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has found that Paul Ma

nafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has breached his plea a

greement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office by intentionally lying to prosecutors.

Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his campaign manager Pa

ul Manafort looks on during Trump’s walk through at the Republican National Convention in C

leveland, US, July 21, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sa

ys in an order that there’s sufficient evidence that Manafort lied in breach of his plea agreement.

The decision hurts Manafort’s chance of receiving a reduced sentence next month.

Manafort was accused of lying about several matters including his discussions with a longt

ime associate the FBI says has ties to Russian intelligence. Mueller’s prosecutors have said the discussions be

tween Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik about a Ukrainian peace plan go to the “heart” of the Mueller probe.

Manafort was also accused of lying about sharing polling data with Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Yangxin dian new found “New Year’s eve repertory fold”

  On January 28, on January 9, 2019 in the west peidian peidian palace yangxin temple was found in the process of tory are recor

ded on this.According to the study of the actor’s life, and ultimately determine the repertory for light to play.According to fold re

pertory, New Year’s eve day, after heavy China palace area rinse fang zhai temple Jin Zhaoyu essence put section dressi

ng in addition to age, in the summer wash fang zhai courtyard (that is, the “front desk”) provided by folding on “l

ive to meet years”, in dry qing “Kim dinh play thing” and so on.China news agency reporters Du Yang perturbation

  On January 28, on January 9, 2019 in the west peidian peidian

palace yangxin temple was found in the process of repairin

g the repertory of folding has been named as the “New Year’s eve repertory fold”, currently on display in the

meridian gate of the imperial palace east goose wing floor, for “in order to meet the auspicious holidays – the For

bidden City exhibition add to watch.Fold top write “December 30”, name

ly, New Year’s eve in China palace and dry two stage has enveloped the qing promise repertory are recorded on this.

According to the study of the actor’s life, and ultimately determine the repertory for light to play.According to fold

repertory, New Year’s eve day, after heavy China palace area rinse fang zhai temple Jin Zhaoyu essence put section dres

sing in addition to age, in the summer wash fang zhai courtyard (that is, the “front desk”) provided by folding on “liv

e to meet years”, in dry qing “Kim dinh play thing” and so on.China news agency reporters Du Yang perturbation

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Messi continue searching calling for Sarah: as long a

Tiger flapping on January 26 Barcelona star Lionel messi request for fellow

Sarah’s search and rescue work, and to Sarah to send blessings.

Despite a number of professionals, said Sarah the chances of survival is smaller, b

ut many players also called continues to Sara on search and rescue.Messi also joined the camp.He on social networking s

ites, for “as long as there is a chance, ask you not to give up the rescue Sarah, support of Sarah’s family and friends.”

Cardiff new signing private plane lost event touched the hearts of the football a

ll guernsey, police announced last night in Beijing time is no longer the plane to Sar

a for search and rescue.More than announced after the Argentine star called for, please don’t give up on their co

mpatriots Sarah’s search and rescue, Barcelona star Lionel messi in the personal social media also called for the event.

Sarah’s the plane disappeared in across th

e English channel, Sarah’s compatriot Lionel messi hopes to make every effort to rescue workers continue to search and re

scue, don’t give up, although there have been the expert points out, has little Sarah’s survival probability.

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