the EU can’t easily be predicted.
The difficulty for the EU is that, long or short, any delay comes with complications. And this is where opinions in European capitals start to diverge.
If the UK hasn’t left the EU by May 22, it might have to take part in elections to the European Parli
amentary elections, which begin the following day. Not doing so could be a breach of the UK’s obligations as a
member state.And if that happens, there is a real concern in Brussels that hardline Euroskeptics could stand for elect
ion, in protest at Britain not yet having yet Brexited. They might find a receptive public, and in turn, join interesting new fr
iends in the European Parliament. Sound far fetched? An EU source recently told CNN of worries in Brussels that far-right figures like To
mmy Robinson could end up as Members of the European Parliament, with all the associated attention that brings.
So a short delay is the preferred option of many in Brussels, especially in the Parliament. But that brings its own set of issues. Fi
rst, there is no guarantee that by the end of it, the UK Parliament would have given a thumbs up to May’s deal. In reality, it cou
ld just mean a delay to a no-deal Brexit that almost everyone claims they want to avoid, but still remains the default legal position.
and chairs. “The first time I chose elms, but in the end I failed.”
He began to use peach trees in 2007, knitting four peach branches t
ogether and putting iron molds on them. Depending on the growth of the br
anches, the trees were shaped each year until they grew into the shapes of a table and chair.
“It took almost 10 years to grow into finished products. Now there are about 800 tables and chairs,” Zhang said, add
ing that once the products are grown, they are then cut, peeled, dried, and polished to be ready for sale.
Zhang took his first set of four peach tree chairs and a round table to the China Impo
rt and Export Fair (Canton Fair) in 2016, catching the attention of several merchants who offered to buy the set.
Zhang was not willing to sell just yet as the set were just sam
ples. The fair strengthened his confidence however, which has continued to pay off.
technologies to support farmers to practice sustainable agricultural production.
“The combining chance of advanced breeding technologies that makes the seeds smarter and
more productive, together with modern crop protection products that are friendlier to the envir
onment, coupled with biological technologies that really helps explore the power of microorganisms in the soil, w
ith digital tools as integrators, you bring all of these together.”
In June 2018, Bayer completed its acquisition of Monsanto, a US seeds and agrochemic
als company, and became the world’s largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals.
“We are a leader of agriculture,” Madrazo said, “when you look
at our new, integrated company there are three specific aspects that excite us: First one is our
top innovation ability; Second one is leading the digital transformation in agriculture; and the third one is we have a re
al opportunity to shape sustainability for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet.”
more support to private hospitals. According to the policies, private hospitals will have the same assessment system as
public hospitals, the government will not limit the opening of general clinics, third-party medical insti
tutions will have their own standards, and internet hospitals will be encouraged.
Judging from the policies, opening up the incremental market will c
ontinue to be an important direction for medical reform in the nex
t few years. At the same time, the government will also tighten the supervision of private hospitals, in the ho
pe of forming a diversified system with public hospitals being the main body, supplemented by private institutions.
On Nov 5 2018, President Xi Jinping gave a speech during the opening
ceremony of the China International Import Expo, stating that China is steadily expanding the
opening-up of the financial sector, and will loosen limitations on foreign investment in the medical field.
Market insiders said that this is a positive signal for China’s medical sector to attract foreign investment.
According to the notice issued by the government in 2000, forei
gn capital can contribute up to a 70 percent share of China’s medical institutions.