Condolences flooded social media at the news of Pei’s passing.

Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of

Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas

ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem

embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.

“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t

he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und

erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.

“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla

ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co

mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and

the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin

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hina formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December

last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp

icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.

Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste

aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec

tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.

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The move fully demonstrates Beijing’s firm determinati

on to defend its due interests and legitimate rights in international trade and economic cooperation, according to analysts.

The US has totally ignored the fact that China has been eager to resolve trade and economic issues through high-level official ta

lks and pledged to further expand market access for global businesses, said Liang Ming, a senior resea

rcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

China has emphasized that the US should not use the tariff method. That is not just for China’s benefit; it is the rational choice a

ny country would make when facing unreasonable requests in trade, said Dong Yan, director of the inte

rnational trade office at the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and curr

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries.

Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society.

This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant

arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline.

Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo

rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development.

Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea which some

times strains relations between nations. He said the claimants can opt to work to

gether to develop and share resources offered by the South China Sea’s blue economy.

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Liu said that at the level of trade representatives, both side

both sides have the sincerity to solve the existing problems.

“The purpose decides everything,” Liu said, in English. “China wants a very equal and dignif

ied deal, and under this premise, a good, cooperative deal,” he said. “I hope our US colleagues would understand this.”

Liu said he believed both sides have a strong desire to reach a deal. “We need to work hard tog

ether to surpass the temporary difficult period of time, and then we’ll have a bright future,” he said.

Asked by China Daily how China and the US could help world economic growth, whose p

rospects have been already compromised by the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, Liu said co

operation serves the interests of the two sides and the whole world, while conflict hurts both.

“We have tremendous common interests and many commo

n foes, only through cooperation could we solve these problems,” Liu said.

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He visited China for the first time in 2001, where he noticed tha

“It’s such a difference visiting today to see so many different animate

d productions being done in China. Chinese writers, directors and animators ha

ve really jumped into rich storytelling and created really fascinating worlds that the global audience will enjoy seeing,” he says.

Over the past eight years, D’Ambrosia has overseen production of such popular Disney Junior’s shows such as the Emmy Awar

d-winning Sophia the First and The Lion Guard, which is based on Disney’s Oscar-winning 1994 film The Lion King.

Speaking about the key to appealing to children aged between 2 and 7

, he reveals that the tales his team creates are built on down-to-earth research.

“We actually do go into preschools and talk to children about the stori

es and the characters. So we find their words very valuable and adapt our stories to make su

re that they not only comprehend the stories but also relate to the aspirations of the characters,” says D’Ambrosia.

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Private counselors’ services can be extensive, from providi

iding several versions of edited application essays to setting students up with internships and volunteer opportunities.

Nicole Shen said she paid a counselor $12,000 to edit seven or eight of her daughter’s c

ollege application essays. She also regularly takes her daughter to private tutors who charge $180 per hour.

“It’s very normal (to hire private counselors and tutors) among Chinese parents (living in th

e San Francisco Bay Area),” Shen said. She is in several WeChat groups, each having hundreds of parents.

Shen said it is easy to find a counselor. “You just pst in the groups, and somebody will quick

ly respond with recommendations. I know many parents easily spend over $150,000 on the counseling or tutoring.”

The San Francisco Bay Area has a high concentration of private college admiss

ions consultants. Tutoring schools and consultancies with Chinese signs can be seen in shopping malls.

A popular consultant is IvyMax, which bills itself as the “largest, most influential US

premier college application institution serving the Chinese-American community”.

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The ports at different ends of the Hong Kong-Zhuha

Macao Bridge are expected to see a daily average of 105,000 entry and exit trips during the holiday.

More than 670,000 arrivals and departures will be made on average each day via the three ports

of Luohu, Futian and Huanggang, which connect the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, as well a

s at West Kowloon Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, the NIA predicted.

It expects that the Gongbei Port linking the mainland and Maca

o will see an average of 435,000 inbound and outbound trips each day.

The NIA has called on border check agencies to release timely i

nformation of the passenger flow and ensure safe and orderly trips for tourists.

The NIA also recommended that passengers check t

heir travel documents in advance and avoid traveling at rush periods if possible.

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Dozens of places provide food service and offer a w

wide variety of choices including beef noodles, braised pork rice, du

mplings, hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, fast food, desserts, beverages and ice cream.

To deal with an overwhelming number of tourists, some fas

t food restaurants have cut customer wait times to less than one minute.

A total of 25 restrooms and a number of baby care rooms have been b

uilt at the site, dotted around gates and major exhibition halls. Nursing rooms come equi

pped with baby chairs and breastfeeding stations as well as sofas and hand-washing sinks.

In addition, tourists could rent wheelchairs and baby carriages with their ID cards and a certain amount of deposit.

What’s more, 30 volunteer service booths and nearly 100 informati

on desks have been set up to answer tourists’ questions and guide them to tour the event.

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Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tour

ism Pilot Zone, the hospital injected 38 patients since January last year with HPV 9-valent vaccine, ch

arging 9,000 yuan ($1,350) for most of them. One person was given an injection as a welfare tre

atment. The hospital did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, the statement said.

It said the health commission of Qionghai, which administers the Boao pilot zone, no

tified the hospital of penalties on April 18, which included a warning, confiscation of more than 201,

000 yuan in illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan and a revocation of its business license as a medical institution.

The HPV 9-valent vaccine, which has only been legally available at the United Family Vaccin

e Center of Boao Super Hospital in the pilot zone since May last year, was developed for women between the

ages of 16 and 26 mainly to help prevent cervical cancer caused by nine types of HPV.

More than 18,500 vaccinations have been provided, and more than 4,300 clients completed the standard series of three vaccinations within six months.

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