nts to visit China in the future.Kendra Le, a Niles North freshman, was thrilled about Xi’s response letter, the Chicago Tribune reported. “I was surprised, very surprised,” Le was quoted in the report as say ing. “It was an honor to receive a letter from him. It was really nice getting a letter from him.” The report also said that Zhao Jian, the Chinese consul general in Chicago, personally delivered the letter to a gathering of students enrolled in Chinese classes at Niles North on April 3. Serena Meyers, a Niles North senior taking her first year of Chinese after thr ee terms of Spanish,Read More →

tivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integration and closer people-to-people ties as its main goals, has advanced in solid steps, the report said. “Significant progress has been made, including a number of landmark early results. Participating countries have obtai ned tangible benefits, and their appreciation of and participation in the initiative is growing,” according to the report. With a view to building a global community of shared future, the BRI uphold s the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, the report said. “Through the initiative China has made a constructive contribution to the reform of th e current global governance system andRead More →

 rule has been added stating that such tests should also follow ethical pri nciples. It also clarified the responsibilities of the ethics review board. Researchers should also explain the risks of an experiment to test participants and obtain their consent before proceeding. The draft laws are the latest by Chinese authorities to encourage responsible research practices and increase the effe ctiveness of the nation’s oversight in scientific research, especially those related to humans. Experts said the regulations have been long-awaited in the scienti fic community, and they are curious to see future details and its effects on their research. Huang Yu, deputy director of theRead More →

the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels in the capital, which occurred following the church blasts. 2 more explosions hit Sri Lanka A Sri Lankan military spokesman has confirmed two more explosions just outsi de the capital, hours after six nearly simultaneous blasts rocked churches and luxury hotels. The spokesman, Brig. Atapattu, says a 7th blast occurred at a guestho use in Dehiwala, killing at least two people. Atapattu says an 8th blast occurred in Dem atagoda on the outskirts of Colombo. He did not have details on the Dematagoda blast. 7 suspects have been arrested State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene says seven suspects haveRead More →

A draft amendment to the Securities Law was submitted Saturday to a bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, for a third reading. The latest revisions to the law include rules on the newly-devised science and technology inn ovation board, which will pilot a registration-based initial public offering (IPO) system. Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to ap proval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission before being listed. Other revisions in the draft are made in light of new p rogress of reforms and new developments of the capital market. A draft amendment to the law wasRead More →

ts between China and the United States is nothing out of the ordin ary – it is a normal part of China’s engagement with the rules-based trading syste m. As Mr Pascal Lamy, a former WTO director general put it, “China has delivered an ‘A-pl us performance’ since its WTO accession,” and no WTO member has been a perfect performer when it comes to WTO rules as each country has its own interpretation of the rules. China will regard every dispute settlement within the WTO framework as an opportunity to cont inuously adjust and improve its trade practices. Through the process, China will consult extensivelyRead More →

ting the spirit of December’s Central Economic Work Conference. Macro policies should be stable, micro policies should be flexible and social policies should guarantee the basic needs of the grassroots people, the statement said. Macro policies should focus on promoting high-quality growth and stimulating market vitality. The importance of manufacturing’s high-quality development in stabilizing economic growt h was stressed. Traditional industries should be guided to upgrade, and new industries should grow stronger. The development of small and medium-sized companies and private businesses should be supported through measures like s peeding up the supply-side structural reform of finance and providing better loan services, the stat ementRead More →

s, and government departments must make continuous efforts to ensure tasks are completed. Off icials of poverty-stricken counties must keep a close eye on problems to ensure people can escape poverty. The Party’s publicity work was also discussed. It’s the top political task to learn and publi cize Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the statement said. A ll Party committees must pay great attention to publicity work and ensure the implementation of regulations. A draft amendment to the Securities Law was submitted Saturday to a bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, forRead More →

this”, in the form of an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of China by barring scholars wh o have great familiarity with US politics and policymaking and have the ear of Chinese officials. Douglas H. Paal, vice-president of the Asia Program at the Carn egie Endowment for International Peace, said it appears that the scholars who best unders tand the US and communicate well with China’s leaders are being denied visas or threatened with denial. “I don’t see how this is in America’s interest,” Paal said. Some US media have mentioned that China also denies visas to US academics, but Taylor and Paal said that hasRead More →

nternational relations scholars of his generation think of the US as an example of the value of “freedom, democracy, fairness and human rights”. “But those words are no longer applicable to describe the US today,” he said. Wang said that for him, cancellation of the visa is nothing m ore than a short-term absence from US academic activities, and “it is the US’ loss, not ours”. He also said the decision would not affect the Chinese think tank he leads in continuing aca demic exchanges with the US, and he suggests that China should not take countermeasures over such matters. “No matter how petty theRead More →