Intercity coach stations in Guangzhou were asked by

Intercity coach stations in Guangzhou were asked by

y the city’s transport authorities to stop selling tickets and dispatching vehicles from 11:40 am until the first-level heavy rain emergency response has ended.

The Guangzhou meteorological service issued an orange si

gnal for thunderstorms and yellow signal for heavy rain at 3:36 am. It issued yellow sign

als for thunderstorms and heavy rain in the districts of Tianhe, Yuexiu and Liwan at 10:16 am.

Middle and primary schools and kinderga

rtens in Sanshui district, Foshan city, were closed once the red signal for heavy rain was issued.

Qingxin district of Qingyuan city received 57.9 millimeters of rain

fall between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, according to the provincial meteorological service.

 Every morning, Sonam Tsering, 30, takes up his backpack and ea

rphones, boards the subway and arrives at a commercial bank in Beijing for work.

Sonam’s job in is the international business unit of the bank. His success has a lot to do with his educational background.

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Automobile exhibitors including Volkswagen, BMW

Automobile exhibitors including Volkswagen, BMW

 Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, KIA, Ford, Tesla, and Volvo will bring their latest cutting-edge products.

The new technologies in intelligent manufacturing, aerospace and robot will be displayed at eq

uipment showing area, and exhibitors such as Hexago, Boeing and Bombardier will show their products.

Newcomers such as GSK and Siemens Healthcare will display thei

r new products at medical equipment and healthcare products area with Roche, Novar

tis, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Philips, DH, Thermo Fisher, and Novo Nordisk.

The quality life showing area will set new place to display pregnant w

oman, baby, and children products, and high-end consumer goods. Enterprises such as L ‘Ore

al, Unilever, P&G, Lego, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Amorepacific, and Kao will set booths in the area.

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Giant panda to leave for Austria in 4-year research project

Giant panda to leave for Austria in 4-year research project

 A giant panda will leave for Austria for a four-year collaborative research project, a

panda research base in Southwest China’s Sichuan province said Monday.

Yuanyuan, a 20-year-old male, will leave Chengdu at 4:45 am Tuesday for it

s new home at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, according to the China Conservation and Res

earch Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) based in the Wolong National Nature Reserve.

A farewell party for the panda was held at the base Monday afternoon.

The research on Yuanyuan in Austria will enhance China’s cooperation

with Austria in areas such as breeding, disease control and prevention as well as the rep

roduction of the giant panda, said Zhang Zhizhong, an official with the CCRCGP.

The base has launched giant panda research programs in cooperat

ion with 15 zoos in 13 countries and regions so far, according to Zhang.

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The video has been viewed tens of millions of times, with

The video has been viewed tens of millions of times, with

many leaving comments criticizing Niuniu’s mother for “abusing” h

er daughter and using her “as a tool to make money”.The mother on Monday aftern

oon issued an apology on Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo and defended herself in several media interviews.Her post

on Sina Weibo said that Niuniu is her beloved daughter and that she had absolutely no intention of hurting or abusing her.She also told Beijing News: “My

husband has a job; our family does not rely on Niuniu to make a living.”Niuniu’s mother posted an apology on

Twtter-like platform Sina Weibo on April 10. [Photo/Sina Weibo]”It was getting dark at that time and Niuniu was about to run out to the street

, so my actions were out of worry for her,” she said.Most netizens however were not convinced, with one saying, “Ther

e is no street in front of Niuniu but just a wall.”Two more clips later circulated online and exacerbated the situ

ation.One shot in March shows Niuniu’s mum beating her with a hanger and shouting, “Concentrate your energy”.

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New railway plan speeds up some travel timesstarting

New railway plan speeds up some travel timesstarting

A new railway operating plan starting from April 10 has increased the c

ountry’s passenger and freight train capacity, according the national railway operator.

Under the new plan, Fuxing bullet trains will operate between Beijing and Qingdao in East China’s

Shandong province, cutting travel time between the two cities to within 3 hours, 49 minutes less than before.

The running time of high-speed trains between/ Beijing and Lanzhou, capital of Northwe

st China’s Gansu province, will also shorten to about 7.5 hours, compared to more than 8 hours previously.

Lanzhou and Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, will be connected by bullet trains fo

r the first time, with the travel time to decrease to about 6 hours and 50 minutes, about 5 hours less than before.

To better facilitate the development of Xiongan New Area, 10 more trains will stop at Baiyangdian Station in Hebei province.

In addition, 1,203 pairs of normal-speed trains are now operating nationwide, with 81 p

airs of public welfare slow trains continuing to operate, to meet the diverse needs of passengers.

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In addition, the NHC also asked the health authoritie

In addition, the NHC also asked the health authoritie

ies of all levels to crack down on ophthalmic medical institutions without a legal lice

nse and strengthen inspection of ophthalmic products and medical instruments in the notice.

Legal experts called for China to protect juveniles through cybersecurity legislation a

nd redoubled efforts against school bullying after several cases aroused public outrage and concern.

Fang Yan, a lawyer from Shaanxi province, said that it’s good to see the nation adding to the protectio

n of juveniles in the past few years, “but in some new aspects, such as cyberspace, the protection is far from enough”.

At the end of 2018, China had 829 million netizens, of whom almost 20 percent w

ere under the age of 18, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.

Another report released by the center in March said that 15.6 percent of juven

iles had experienced disturbances, insults or privacy leaks online, while 30.3 percent said

they had been exposed to pornography, gambling or drugs in cyberspace.

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Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Clear and

Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Clear and

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright (Chinese), the 5th solar term, starts this year on Apr 5 and ends on Apr 20.

Of all the 24 solar terms, Clear and Bright is the only one whose first day is also a traditional Chinese festival, Qingming Festival or T

omb-Sweeping Day. The words “clear” and “bright” describe the weather during this period. Temperatures b

egin to rise and rainfall increases, making it a crucial time for plowing and sowing in the spring.

Here are 8 things you may not know about Clear and Bright.

lear and Bright is a period in which Chinese people honor nature and the ancestors of the Chine

se nation. The worship of nature and ancestors can be traced to ancient times, and still matters a lot in modern society.

Cleaning the tombs and paying respect to the dead with offerings are the two important practices to r

emember late relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care for the dead.

The dead person’s favorite food, wine and chopsticks are offered on their tombs, along with paper mo

ney. These sacrifices are all burned in the hope that the deceased will not lack food and money in the afterlife.

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The government had also warned pro-Brexit politicians th

The government had also warned pro-Brexit politicians th

 that rejecting May’s deal could see Brexit delayed indefinitely.

The promises moved some previously resistant Brexit-backers to support the deal. Former Forei

gn Secretary Boris Johnson — a likely contender to replace May as Conservative Party leader — twe

eted that rejecting it risked “being forced to accept an even worse version of Brexit or losing Brexit altogether.”

But the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, with 10 seats in the House

of Commons, has refused to back the agreement because it treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK.

Parliament voted on the legally binding, 585-page withdrawal agreement that May agreed upon with the EU late las

t year. It set out the terms of Britain’s departure — including its financial divorce settlement with the EU and the rights of EU and U.K. cit

izens after Brexit — but not a shorter declaration on future ties, which is also part of the agreed-upon divorce deal.

Removing the political declaration from the Brexit vote altered the deal enough to over

come a parliamentary ban against asking lawmakers the same question over and over again.

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Belt and Road youths to show speaking talentEnglish Speakin

Belt and Road youths to show speaking talentEnglish Speakin

The Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition took place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on March 23.

The event brought together 31 contestants from about 30 countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Jointly organized by China Daily, Hangzhou Municipal Govern

ment and the English-Speaking Union, the event aims to provide a platform for youngsters to ga

in a deeper understanding of China through language and cultural exchange and foster cross-cultural communication.

The Second Beilun River Bridge opened to traffic on March 19. It connects the Chinese city of Dongxi

ng with the Vietnamese city of Mong Cai, two important trade cities along the border between the two countries.

The new bridge spans 549 meters across the border river between China and Vietnam and is built to the first-class high

way standard. Construction started in 2014 and was completed in late 2017, costing a total of 220 million yuan ($33 million).

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In the latest case, which was discovered on March 12 in

In the latest case, which was discovered on March 12 in

Linshui county of Guang’an, Sichuan province, a transport truck carrying 150

 pigs, nine of them dead, was seized at a toll station.

It was the second case in March after an outbreak that killed 20 pigs on a

breeding farm in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was confirmed on March 7.

The next step, Yu said, is to maintain the momentum of the ongoing disease preven

tion and control measures and strengthen oversight over the slaughtering sector.

On Friday, the ministry launched checks on slaughterhouses nationwide and

ordered them to carry out self-inspections.

Yu stressed the need to secure supplies of live pigs and pork products.

The domestic output of live pigs in China has been declining since the second half of last year beca

use of the disease, according to Yang Hanchun, a professor at the College of

Veterinary Medicine of China Agricultural University.

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