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The celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as its image as Asia’s World City were
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any in Hong Kong who expected them to at least publicly condemn the appalling display of lawlessness and wanton destruction.
Opposition lawmakers, however, have chosen not to denounce the hooliganism. Instead, they have taken it as another opportunity to criticize the SAR government.上海品茶微信
As a matter of fact, the anger among many of those resorting to violence has been inflamed by opposition lawmakers’ rude
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these politicians do not have the courage to acknowledge their responsibility for the monster they have fostered and unleashed.
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nurture, law-abiding Hong Kong residents have been horrified by such a brazen challenge to Hong Kong’s law and order.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said she hopes the wider Hong Kong community will com
e together to censure those who defiled the legislature and has vowed to bring to justice all those responsible.上海品茶微信女神会所
What has also been notable is the hypocrisy of some Western governments — the United Sta
tes and United Kingdom most prominently — which have called for a stop to the violence, as if they have had
nothing to do with it. But, looking back at the whole protest saga, they have been deeply involved in fueling it since its inception.
The consequences of these outside agitations have been the increasingly serious
illegal actions that undermine Hong Kong’s rule of law and social order and harm the fundamental interests of its residents.
That is why the Commissioner’s Office of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing foreign
interference in Hong Kong affairs and demanding those Western governments stop fanning political unrest in Hong Kong.
The HSK exams, a test of Chinese-language proficiency organized by the
Confucius Institute Headquarters, or Ha
nban, were taken 6.8 million times in 2018, up 4.6 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Education said on Friday.
Hanban has added 60 new HSK exam centers and there were 1,147 HSK exam centers in 137 regio
ns and countries by the end of last year, Tian Lixin, head of the department for language application and
information management under the ministry, said at a news conference in Beijing.
There were 548 Confucius Institutes and 1,193 Confucius classrooms in 154 countries and regio
ns by the end of 2018, serving as a bridge connecting China with the rest of the world, she said, adding th
at 30 new Confucius Institutes and 80 new Confucius classrooms were built last year.
the big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the dig
ital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new growth drive
rs and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.
With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to genera
te and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a re
port by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.
In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that f
rom medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a r
emarkable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.
incomparable contributions to museums and culture worldwide will leave an indelible legacy. In 1983, he accepted the Pritzker Architecture Prize here at The Met, s
aying: ‘Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may ac
hieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man,” read The Met’s official Twitter account.
“For this Chinese-American growing up in the DC area, the East Win
g of the National Gallery of Art was an extraordinarily special place. A mon
ument ot beauty and to the possibilities of being an immigrant. RIP to a legend,” Twitter user Jia Lynn Yang wrote.
“You cannot talk about architecture in the last 60 years without talking seriously about I.M. Pei,” said Ro
bert AM Stern, a former dean of the Yale University school of architecture. “It’s not a single building. It’s h
is work over a generation of time and his logical and relentless pursuit of the highest degree of excellence.”
measures for inbound pets are still necessary to eliminate publi
c health security risks, as pets are potentially hosts of many pathogens.
Li Xin, a publicity officer at the administration, said despite simp
lified quarantine procedures, health risks are under control as the new regulation has de
tailed stipulations on the circumstances under which pets can enter immediately.
He Qi in Shanghai contributed to this story.
Since childhood, Dong Yichao dreamed of learning to fly and getting a
private pilot’s license, and he has gone to great lengths to realize his ambition.
Dong, 31, a civil servant in Huaiyu, a village in Yushan county, Jiangxi prov
ince, has spent nearly all his savings of 250,000 yuan ($37,212) on flying lessons and training.