The attempt has been widely criticized by Republicans and

Democrats both as a blunder. Former US deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick, who famously said that China should beco

me a “responsible stakeholder”, sighed that when China was playing the role of a responsible stakeholder, the US tried to stop it.

The US is trying to do the same again.

While the AIIB provides much needed infrastructure financing for countries, the China-propo

sed Belt and Road Initiative aims to build connectivity linking Asia, Europe and Africa. The initia

tive, which has been endorsed by more than 100 countries, is aimed at building roads, bridges, railways, ports and other infrastructure facilities, in ord

er to help expedite economic growth, especially in developing countries, which are often haunted by high youth unemployment.

And building roads and bridges, no doubt, will benefit the world much more than the 800-plus military bases that the US has built across the world.

However, when Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte indicated that Rome would sign a mem

orandum of agreement with Beijing on the Belt and Road Initiative during President Xi Jinping’s ong

oing visit to Italy, the White House became furious again. Garrett Marquis, a White House National Security Council spo

kesman, called the BRI a “vanity project” and a debt trap. He even said the accord Italy planned to sign was “a political hazard”.

brought all the skyscraper buildings down and this is one

  Australian Prime Minister Morrison said he has asked for flags to be flown at half-staff out of respect for those killed in the attack.

  ”Australians stand with all New Zealanders today during this dark time where hate and v

iolence has stolen their peace and innocence. Kia kaha (stay strong),” Morrison tweeted earlier.

  US President Donald Trump said in a tweet: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to t

he people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so sen

selessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can.”

  My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the hor

rible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seri

ously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!In a statement, the White House sa

id: “The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the vict

ims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry gave German envoy Dani

el Kriener 48 hours to leave for “interference” in the internal affairs of Venezuela. This prompted Guaido to tell German weekly Der

Spiegel that “the (Caracas) regime not only threatens the ambassador verbally, his physical integrity is also threatened”.

Kriener was among more than a dozen foreign representatives to welco

me home Guaido at Caracas airport on his return to the country on Monday. Guaido had defied

a ban on leaving the country to embark on a 10-day tour of South American countries.

Guaido remains free despite the threat of arrest by the government, though. And the US c

ontinues to tighten the screws on its campaign of sanctions to force Maduro out of power. But UN human right

s chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that sanctions have worsened Venezuela’s economic and political crisis.

It seems, therefore, that Washington’s next move will depend on how Maduro treats Guaido, and how Moscow responds to it.

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.

That resolution will not pass the Senate, and you can take that

  back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a

single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k

ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass, and you can get a step ahead.”

  When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”

  In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo

rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”

  ”Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and rem

ain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” Feinstein said.

  ”We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution

that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon.”

  The conversation at times grew heated, especially when Feinstein dismissed the group’s request due to their tone and their youth.

On Thursday, the pontiff opened the summit by urging he b

  nd other church leaders to commit to taking concrete actions.

  ”The holy people of God are looking at us and expect from us not simple condemnat

ions,” Francis said, “but concrete and effective measures to put in place. We need to be concrete.”

  The Pope then said he had made a list of 21 “reflection points” that were handed out to the assembly of church leaders, wh

ich included preparing a “practical handbook” of guidelines for handling abuse cases when accusations emerge.

  Also included are instructions to inform civil authorities and church officials whenever an accusation is made, esta

blishing provisions to include non-clergy experts in investigations, as well as formulating “mandatory codes of c

onduct” for all church clergy, personnel and volunteers “to outline appropriate boundaries in personal relationships.”

  More controversially, the Pope proposed that dioceses and Catholic organizations around the world not publish

lists of clergy accused of abuse before a preliminary investigation and “definitive” condemnation have occurred.

  ”The principle of natural and canon law of presumption of innocence must be also be saf

eguarded until the guilt of the accused is proven,” the Pope said in the “reflection points.”

International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival opens in Arxan

The opening ceremony of the 13th China Arxan International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival was held in Arxan, Hinggan League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on December 21.

Hosted by Hinggan League Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Hinggan League Administrative Office, undert

aken by CPC Arxan Municipal Committee and Arxan municipal government, the festival will last until

May 31, 2019 and will conduct over 30 activities involving ice and snow sports, arts, culture, trade and tourism.

Gao Changsheng, Party secretary of Arxan, gave a speech at the opening ceremony.

He said that in recent years, Arxan follows the developmental idea which was mentioned by Chinese

President Xi Jinping that “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets and so are ice

and snow” in building an ice and snow tourism brand and transforming the ecological advantage of Arxan into

a developmental advantage. This year’s Ice and Snow Festival also opens the curtain to the Hinggan League’s winter tourism season. Hinggan League an

d Arxan sincerely welcome visitors to enjoy the ice, snow, hot springs and other winter scenery here during the festival.

Forums and meetings on winter sports, the tourism industry, regimen and poverty relief have already been held, respectiv

ely. Arxan will also witness sports such as aerial skiing performances, teenager snowfield soccer mat

ches, snowfield horse racing and motorcycle racing along with a series of cultural activities,

such as the China-Russia-Mongolia painting and calligraphy exhibition, and interactive activities and programs held in the frozen city.

Arxan means “warm and holy spring” in Mongolian. It is a city with abundant tourism resources, where tourists can enjoy rare volcanic landforms, hot spring

s and snowy forests. In 2018, the number of tourists who visit Arxan is currently 4,005,300 with a year-on-year gro

th of 17 percent. The revenue of the tourist industry in 2018 is 5.13 billion yuan ($744 million) with a year-on-year growth of 18 percent.

University: professional alumni for Alma mater, the build

  In our country, college students after graduation to leave his Alma mater, schools have spent time on your feelings, it will

retain their own youth and dream, those wonderful memories forever: in the heart of the students in the school

ter.Some college students career after graduation have become donate money, some college students choose graduate y

ears reunion in the Alma mater, dining room, some will also continue to read the graduate student of his Alma mater.All in a

ll, everybody is in their own way to give back to his Alma mater, to express love for the Alma mater.

  Small new to share with you today, however, the student is bad, he is blasting p

rofessional students, the school despite of his Alma mater how like, but in a few year

s later, to his Alma mater, building the blasting implementation, netizens also said that actually completed a ch

ildhood dream, unexpectedly also implements.Specific what‘s the matter, and listen to the small new explain.It ha

ppened in anhui university of science and technology, as a result of the west campus of

Xi ‘an the ministry of commerce and industry of infinite

  The reporter learns from xian city industrial and commercial bureau, according to media reports of “young children su

spected by taking infinite products cause myocardial damage”, xi “an industrial and commercial

bureau for industry and commerce has instructed wild goose pagoda branch of infinite shaanxi branch whether the alleged false ad

vertising investigation;Instruct dealer in lantian county market supervision and administration of events FanLe whether the

alleged false propaganda to initiate an investigation.At present, the case is under further investigation.

  Recently, media reports of shaanxi shangluo city folk-land shu ping 3 year old daughter w

as diagnosed with “helicobacter pylori infection,” in a local guide teacher FanLe “infinite”, wit

h the recommendation of the daily doses of infinite variety of products, by hospitals after wait for disease diagnosis of myocardial damage, low blood sugar.

  January 17, xi “an industrial and commercial bureau immediately set up a special working

group organization management work conference, and in accordance with the requirements for shaanxi province market super

vision and administration of the relevant documents, check the event study arrangement

deployment.January 18, xi “an industrial and commercial bureau on the basis of verification screening, interview told meeting.Conf

erence, instruct the infinite pole shaanxi branch immediately to all sellers and related self-check behavior of market main body to

operate, and further provides all of the xi ‘an region branch detailed list associated market main body, form a report submitted to

the industrial and commercial bureau, xi ‘an infinite related companies involved in the incident investigation.

  Xi ‘an industrial and commercial bureau of infinite urge the wild goose pagoda of industry and commerce bureau of shaanxi br

anch whether the alleged false advertising investigation;Instruct dealer in lantian cou

nty market supervision and administration of events FanLe whether the alleged fa

lse propaganda to initiate an investigation.At present, the case is further investigated.

  The reporter understands, market supervision and administration of shaanxi provi

nce has an emergency deployment, demand across the city in shaanxi province to devel

op branches in infinite pole and associated verification of market main body, the screening work.

Guangzhou Public Toilet New Regulation: The Number of Ladies

The building area of public toilets in important public places should not be less than 70 square meters. It should be open 24 hours. The

proportion of male and female toilets should not be less than 1:2. The building area of public toilets in urban main and secondary roads,

inner streets and villages is not less than 60 square meters, the opening time is not less than 16 hours, and the proportion of male and female toilets is not less than 2:3.

Yesterday, the Guangzhou Municipal Administration Committee held a press conference, focusing on the preparation

of Guangzhou Public Toilet Construction and Management Code.

The relevant person in charge of the Municipal Urban Management Committee introduced that the Code was

commissioned by Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences and

Guangzhou Doctoral Institute of Scientific and Technological Innovation. The Municipal Quality Supervision

Bureau held two review meetings to review and revise t

he Code and finally formed a formal draft. The Code is the first local standard for public toilets in China, which is higher

than the national standard and is in line with Guangzhou’s goal of building a “leading global city”.

As the state already has the “Design Standard for Urban Public Toilets” (CJJ14-2016) on the construction of public toilets, ma

nagement standards have been put forward in many places, such as Shenzhen Public Toilets Management Method, Tianjin Public Toilets Management

Method, Beijing Public Toilets Management Method, etc.

Reporters learned that Guangzhou this time put the construction and management of public toilets together

and formulated local standards, highlighting the innovative work.

The conspicuous position of the entrance and exit of public toilets should be set up

Labels for special toilets such as barrier-free toilets

The Code formulates various signs for public toilets, determines the guiding signs according to

the standardization requirements, and specifies the technical parameters for making the signs, specifies the size, color, font and graphics

of the signs, and puts forward for the first time the design requirements for maternal and infant toilet signs,