President hails Nepal’s participation in BRIing holds a w

China and Nepal should strengthen cooperation on infrastr

ucture construction and continue to promote the construction of the China-Nepal c

ross-border economic cooperation zone, President Xi Jinping said in Beijing on Monday.

Xi made the remark during his meeting with his Nepali counterpart, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is on a nine-day state visit to China.

China greatly values its ties with Nepal, and supports Nepal in maintaining its national independence, state sovereignty and te

rritorial integrity as well as exploring a path of development that suits its national conditions, Xi said.

Also, China appreciates Nepal’s firm and long-standing support over issues related to China’s core inte

rests and major concerns and its active participation in jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi s

aid. He added that China will continue to support Nepal’s economic and social development.

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investment in environment-friendly urban mas

 transit. According to NBS preliminary estimates, the share of consumption of clean energy such as natural gas, hydropo

wer, nuclear power and wind power in total energy consumption in the first quarter was 1.5 percentage points hi

gher than that of the same period last year. Energy consumption per unit of GDP went down by 2.7 percent year-on-year.

Total investment in fixed aassets grew by 6.3 percent, with private invest

ment growing at 6.4 percent, slightly faster than the overall number. This is es

pecially significant in the light of last year’s fears that private investment in the econo

my might collapse. So, the government’s efforts to strengthen the private sector appear to have borne fruit.

Investment in high-tech manufacturing rose by 11.4 percent and investme

nt in high-tech services rose 19.3 percent, both far higher than overall investment gro]

wth. This shows that the shift toward advanced manufacturing and services is well underway.

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Two Chinese nationals were confirmed killed, the

Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.The embassy is verifying the number of Chinese injured in the attacks.

Earlier information from the embassy said that four Chinese nationals were injured

in the multiple church and hotel explosions that ripped through the island nation on the Easter day.

The Chinese Embassy has activated an emergency response mechanism immediately a

fter the blasts, and embassy officials have visited the injured who were in hospital for treatment.

Curfew and ban on social media imposed

The government has imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am local time on Monday.

The Sri Lankan government has also imposed a temporary ban on social media to prevent the spread of false information.

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China’s foreign direct investment up 6.5% in Q1

China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) totaled 242.28 billion yuan in the first quarter of t

his year, up 6.5 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.

FDI in China from non-financial sectors reached $35.8 billio

n in the first three months, up 3.7 percent year-on-year.

Investment from South Korea, the United States and Germany in China m

eanwhile increased 79.6 percent, 71.3 percent and 86.1 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Foreign capital flowing to the country’s high-tech manufacturing s

ector surged 14.8 percent year-on-year to 25.97 billion yuan during the same period.

March’s FDI amounted to 95.17 billion yuan, up eight percent year-on-year.

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Employees have been working according to the che

edule in some companies, including some well-known internet enterprises. Earlier this year, Youzan, an e-commerce compa

ny based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, triggered controversy by introducing the “996” schedule in its annua

l meeting. The move even prompted the labor authorities to conduct an investigation against Youzan.

Workers have been working overtime in many industries for yea

rs. But now, many programmers in internet companies are opposing the “996” schedu

le because the extra work does not come with any compensation or bonus. To reduce the labor cost, many high-tech and int

ernet companies are laying off workers. That means, there are fewer people left to shoulder the extra work. Tha

t’s a reason why the overloaded IT programmers have now burst out with complaints.

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has said that only by working harder

and longer than others can an employee achieve success in life. He h

as also said that those who want to join Alibaba should be prepared to work for 12-hour work a day. This not only goe

s against the Labor Law but also violates the rights and interests of the employers, and could harm their health.

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our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it

nd we know how to do it,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a video, according to the report.

Also on Thursday, an Ethiopian official confirmed news reports that the flight crew of the d

oomed flight had followed Boeing’s recommended procedures, at least in part, by disabling the automated anti-s

tall system of the 737 Max 8 but were unable to regain control of the plane before it crashed.

At a news conference in Addis Ababa, the nation’s transportation minis

ter confirmed earlier indications that the plane’s anti-stall system was repeatedly triggere

d in the minutes between the takeoff and crash, but he did not draw definitive conclusions about the crash’s cause.

“The pilots turned the MCAS on and off, but I can’t say how many times, because we will find t

hat out when we have the final report,” Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia’s transportation minister, told The N

ew York Times. Moges was referring to the anti-stall Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.

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Residents in Beira, the city worst-hit by the disaster told A

  many victims were injured by the flying metal sheets from the roofs of some houses in the area.

  ”Flying sheets of metal decapitated people. People are very bad here, some are in hospital… we don’t have any help h

ere… it’s getting bad, we’re eating badly, we’re sleeping badly and we don’t have homes,” Rajino Paulino said.

  Layla George, another victim said she was sleeping on Thursday

night when the roof of her house was blown away by powerful winds caused by the cyclone.

  ”I was inside my house, I was sleeping and I had set the bed for my daughter to sle

ep underneath… suddenly the roof flew away. I had locked the door and I lost the keys. We started crying for help

but there was no help because it was the middle of the night and there was a lot of wind,” George told AFP.

  They said they have lost their houses and they have no place to stay.

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He clarified that the total government debt ratio stood at

percent of the national GDP at the end of 2018, a little higher than the

36.2 percent for 2017, but still much lower than the globally accepted warning level of 60 percent.

Given that the ratio is more than 200 percent for Japan and aro

und 100 percent for other major economies such as the United States and France, it is hard to un

derstand why China, with a much higher economic growth rate, is so often identified as cause for concern.

Some might point to China’s growth-obsessed local governments, which have long been criticized for their opaque ways

of raising funds to invest in massive infrastructure projects, often using financing institutions known as “local gove

rnment financing vehicles”. Much of the so-called hidden debts have been raised through such vehicles.

Yet thanks to deleveraging, the curbing of irregularities and the st

andardizing of government financing, among other measures that have been taken to rein in the hi

dden debts and prevent systemic debt risks, China’s local government debts are under control.

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Linyi University ranks 405 in the best university rank

Recently, with a 16-year-old “ARWU” ranking, China’s best universities ranked in 2019. There are 549 universities in China. The top three are still occupied by Tsinghua University, Peking University and Zhejiang University. The criteria for this evaluation are to set up four di

mensions: personnel training, scientific research, social service and internationalization. Bid, including freshmen’s college entrance examination res

ults, graduate employment rate, the number and quality of papers to reflect objectively.

In this list, Shandong University ranked 23rd, becoming the highest ranking uni

versity in Shandong Province, while China Ocean University ranked 67th and Ch

ina Petroleum University ranked 82, ranking among the top 100 universities in the other two 211 universities.

Linyi University, which is most concerned by Linyi people, ranks 405, la

gging behind Yantai University and Liaocheng University in the same pr

ovince. However, compared with last year’s ranking, Linyi University has increased 62 places.

As the largest single campus in China, Lin

yi University has become a key university trained by the Ministry of Education of Shandong Province since its es

tablishment. It has abundant teaching talents. Last year, Linyi University won many awards in the fifth “Super Star Cup

” and other young teachers’teaching competitions of universities in Shandong Province. The University also won the aw

ard of “the most influential undergraduate colleges in Shandong in 2018”.

In addition, the Shandong Institute of Business and Logistics has been estab

lished to better serve the development of business and logistics indus

try. Linyi University has also made many achievements in the field of education in the past year.

Last September, Tsinghua University ranked first in Asia, replacing Singapore Nation

al University as the highest ranking institution in Asia, while Peking University ranked 30th and third in Asia.

But the top 20 are basically occupied by the Un

ited States and Britain, so there is still a lot of room for improvement for domestic colleges and universities.

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Britney Spears Canceled All Singing Shows Britney Spears

Britney Spears posted on social networking website on May 5 that she would cancel all new concerts. The reason was that his father was seriously ill and hospitalized.

So she decided heavily to cancel the “Domination” singing show and devote the rest of her time to her family. Britney also said she had been looking forward to seeing everyone on the show and was heartbroken.

Britney Spears:

I don’t know where to start, because it’s too hard for me to talk about. I can’t perform my new “Domination” singing show.

I’ve been looking forward to this rookie for a year, and I hope to see all of you, so this decision breaks my heart. However, my family has always been my first priority.

So that’s the choice I have to make. A few months ago, my father was hospitalized and passed through the ghost gates. We are all grateful to him for surviving.

But there is still a long way to go to recover. I have to make tough decisions, and now I will focus all my attention and energy on my family.

I hope you all understand me. Ticket refund please log on my website. In the meantime, I sincerely thank you for your prayers and support for my family. Thank you, love you.

I’ve been looking forward to this rookie for a year, and I hope to see all of you, so this decision breaks my heart. However, my family is always my first priority, so this is the choice I have to make. A few months ago,

my father was hospitalized and passed through the ghost gates. We are all grateful that he can survive, but there is still a long way to go before he recovers. I had to make a tough decision.

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