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hina will take a solid step toward becoming a high-income country this year, creatin

g more space to deepen reform and expand opening-up, economists said on Friday.

A more balanced growth pattern will help the world’s s

econd-largest economy pass the “middle-income t

rap”, with consumption and high-tech manufacturing leading growth, they said at a B

eijing seminar leading up to the 2019 China Development Forum, which starts on Saturday.

After decades of rapid GDP growth, China’s economy has entered

a new era of moderately slowing expansion and a transition to a high-quality growth model. T

hat has pushed economists to reconsider some long-term issues, such as whether the economy would cool down sh

arply before a considerable rise in wealth, especially after a period of fast growth.

“The key method to ensure China’s role as a high-income country is to

adjust industrial structures and promote productivity,” said Zhu Min, an influ

ential Chinese economist and former deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund.

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As dawn broke, those sobs began to make sense as a “ter

  rible sight” emerged, Taylor said.

  ”Dead bodies had floated up (and the) current of the flood water had washed the bodies up against the road,” said Tay

lor. “The road had subsided about 10 inches (25.5 centimeters). So these bodies had been washed up against the main highway.”

  Taylor said the smell of bodies and livestock was palpable.Hundreds of others were also attempting to make the congested seven-ho

ur walk from the village of Lamego — about 90 kilometers (56 miles) inland from Beira — to Nhamatanda, on higher ground. In places whe

re the current of the flood waters was strong, about 50 people joined hands to make a human chain, said Taylor.

  ”I’m 6 foot 2 inches (187 centimeters), but the force of water at knee level w

as powerful,” Taylor said. “You had to pay attention and concentrate where you put your feet.”

  Taylor said he saw an elderly woman carry her husband on her back.

  On the road out of Beira, he said “the entire area, as far as I could see, was one lake of flood

water,” adding that groups of up to 10 people had climbed eucalyptus, cashew and mango trees waiting to be rescued.

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Resources like healthcare, education and culture are un

movable. However, internet blurs the boundary and allows people to access high-quality resources without leaving their home.

According to the action plan, China will promote Internet Plus in several sectors such as healthcare, elderly care, education and culture, to boost new con

sumption based on internet platforms, and develop online and offline coordinated consumption.

According to a report from the China E-commerce Research Ce

nter, in 2017, China’s online education market was worth 240.2 billion yuan, up 53.97 perc

ent from the previous year. The figure is expected to grow to more than 400 billion yuan in market scale in 2018.

The upgrade in information capacity usually brings about great changes, Wang Zhenzhong, an engi

neer from Alibaba Group, told the newspaper. “It will upgrade the former consumption and create new consumption sectors.”

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There haven’t been too many that are bigger emergenc

  than what we have” at our border, he said.Trump was surrounded at Friday’s event by officials fr

om Customs and Border Protection as well as surviving family members of those who have loved ones

killed by undocumented immigrants. Attorney General William Barr was also at the President’s veto event.

  While some lawmakers — including some Republicans — have argued against the President’s use of national emergency power

s in this instance, the Justice Department set forth a robust defense of the President’s authority to do so in a letter

to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month, according to a copy obtained by CNN on Friday.

  ”The President acted well within his discretion in declaring a national emergency concern

ing the southern border,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, setting out the legal

basis for the proclamation under the National Emergencies Act and additional statutory authorities, which larg

ely tracks an internal memo issued by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department.

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However, in a social media post just before the attack, an acco

  unt that is believed to belong to one of the attackers posted a link to an 87-page manifesto that

was filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations for an attack. The manifesto was not signed.

  In addition, police are aware of a video shared online and broadcast live during the at

tack, which purports to show a gunman walking into an unnamed mosque and opening fire.

  ”We would strongly urge that the (video) link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed,” the New Zealand police said.

  In a statement, a spokesperson for Facebook New Zealand, Mia Garlick, said videos that appeared to show the Christchurch shootings were quickly taken down.

  ”New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream co

mmenced and we removed both the shooter’s Facebook account and the video. We’re also

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Over the past four decades, Sino-US economic and trade

relations have not only become more interdependent but also changed qualitat

ively. To start with, China today exports an increasing volume of high-quality goods to the US. Considered as the “wo

rld’s factory” and a country with a very high savings rate, China has built huge foreign exchange reserves and greatl

y improved its trade environment. And thanks mainly to China’s manufacturing prowess, Sino-US trade has ri

sen from $2.5 billion in 1979 to $633.52 billion in 2018, an increase of 253.4 times which is unprecedented in history.

Sino-US trade and economic relations have not been beneficial to Beijing alone, as inexpensive

but quality Chinese products have met the rising demand of the American people for affordable and relia

ble goods. Economists generally believe that Chinese products, which are good in qual

ity and low in price, help the US to keep inflation in check, and an average American family to save at least $800 a year.

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nd no one outside Mueller’s circle has any idea what his

  report — expected to be delivered to Attorney General William Barr soon — will say about the President’s conduct.

  But Thursday’s events did raise some political and legal questions about the ambition of Mueller’s prosecutors, their tactics whe

n confronted by a skeptical judge and the credibility being placed in Cohen’s deeply damaging testimony against Trump last week.

  In the win-loss calculation that has characterized Trump’s life, the President can extract some advant

age from the surprising courtroom drama. Anything that be spun as a blow to the special counsel will be seized on in Trump’s co

nservative media echo chamber in the campaign to bolster the President’s standing among core GOP voters that is critical to his long-term

viability.Mueller’s team had asked for a 19-25 year jail term for a tax and finance fraud conviction arising from Manafort’s lavi

sh lifestyle as a sharp suited uber-lobbyist who spun his dark arts for pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.

  That would have sent the 69-year-old Manafort to jail likely for the rest of his life. But the less than four year term shoc

ked many legal observers and sparked looks of astonishment among prosecutors in Judge T.S. Ellis’s courtroom.

  The judge’s leniency does not change the fact of Manafort’s convic

tion by a jury of his peers. A judge in Washington, who has been less well exposed toward Ma

nafort, will sentence him next week in a separate case, in which he has been accused of lying to Mueller and breaching a plea deal.

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Other hot topics include how to increase social and marke

 engagement in scientific undertakings, especially in basic research, and improving the

scientific literacy of the public. The management, use and sharing of China’s ever-growing scientific assets, fro

m research data to massive equipment, will also challenge the wisdom of scientists and officials alike.

Improving research ethics and academic integrity will be another topic that will be widely disc

ussed, as the shadows of scientist He Jiankui’s gene-edited babies and recent plagiarism accusations ce

ntered on actor Zhai Tianlin’s doctoral research papers still loom over Chinese academia.

Chen Zong, a national political adviser and the former Party chief of the China Youth C

enter for International Exchange, said his peers have been frequently discussing these incidents because “they ha

ve a very negative impact on China’s academic communities and the nation’s image as a whole”.

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There are 1.2 million tons of illegally abandoned waste acro

  South Korea, according to the Ministry of Environment.

  In theory, all waste produced in the country is handled in one of three ways: it is either rec

ycled, processed into fuel, or incinerated. But a series of events in recent years have disrupted this system.

  In 2017, a surge in smog levels prompted the governmen

t to tighten regulations on waste-to-energy plants and waste incineration facilities which wer

e blamed for belching out polluting fumes, says Sung Nak-kuen of the Korea Waste Association.

  Consequently, the number of incineration facilities fell from

611 in 2011 to 395 last year. And with the waste-to-energy plants feeling the squeeze, dem

and for solid recovered fuel — non-recyclable plastic and paper burned for heat and energy — has collapsed.

  But in late 2017, China banned the import of 24 types

of solid waste, including paper and plastic, extending it in April last year to include dozens more type

s of recyclable materials, including steel waste, used auto parts and old ships.

  Exports of plastic waste from South Korea to China fell by ove

r 90%, according to the Korea International Trade Association. Trash overflowed on the

streets of Seoul as the waste management companies refused to collect it.

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Bayer will continue to support green and digital developmen

German company Bayer’s agriculture division Bayer Crop Science in China and China’s National Ag

ricultural Technology Extension Service Center (NATESC) under the Ministry of Agriculture jointly lau

nched the Action Plan for Enhancing Green Development Capability in Beijing on Wednesday.

The plan, a large non-profit training project co-sponsored by Bayer and the NATESC, is an

important topic under the framework of Sino-German agricultural cooperation.

To respond to the needs of green and quality development in Chinese agriculture, it a

ims to build green development capacities among key players, such as local officials and tec

hnicians in agriculture, executives in new types of agribusinesses, serve organizations and lead in co-operatives.

The project will be implemented for five years from 2019, covering all provincial regions.

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