rt aims to better regulate procedures for review of death sentences and the execution.
Under the guideline, courts should inform those on death row that they have the right to tho亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
se meetings, and they must tell the defendants if the people that the inmates wish to see refuse the meeting.
If someone applies to meet with his or her child under the age of 18, courts should first
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信ask for approval from the child’s guardian. A video meeting will be arranged if courts, after a review, believe
a face-to-face meeting would affect the children’s physical or mental health, it said.
The last words of convicts facing the death penalty can be recorded by audio or video, it said.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
Ruan Chuansheng, a law professor at the Shanghai Administration Institute, said such a guideline will unify different pra
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信ctices in the implementation of executions carried out by courts nationwide.
“We’ve had basic principles to carry out executions, such as informing of the right to meetings of convicts facing the death亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
penalty, but what courts should do for the meeting and how to arrange the meeting are not specified,” he said.
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信Ji Chunwei, a criminal lawyer from Guangdong province, said t
he new rule is a big step forward in human rights protection in the judicial sector.
“The guideline will prevent situations in which some people were informe亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
d after their family members had been executed, which has happened before,” he said.
The guideline also clarifies some of the other legitimate rights of convicts on deat亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
h row. It states that a local high court should inform the death penalty convict of the righ
t to hire a defense lawyer to help him or her in the penalty review process. Under current laws,亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
all death sentences in the country must be reviewed by the Supreme People’s Court.
The defense lawyer can submit their findings or evidence either to the
local high court or directly to the top court, according to the guideline.
ation will continue in the second half of the year, affected by slowing economic growth, falling corpo
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊rate profits and China-US trade negotiations. It will take time for China and the US to reach an agreement, it said.
Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the US planned ne亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
w tariffs on the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.
The tariff plan’s biggest influence on China is that the country’s participation in th
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊e global industrial chain will be further disrupted, Hua said in a research study on Friday.
JING SHUIYU and ZHONG NAN in Beijing, ZHANG YUNBI in Bangkok
Mo Jingxi in Beijing, Scott Reeves and Belinda Robinson in New York contributed to this story
Ex-legislator targets US, ‘pro-Taiwan independence’ forces and liberal studies亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
The United States and “pro-Taiwan independence” forces are to blame for recent tu
rmoil in Hong Kong, according to a former Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National P
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊eople’s Congress, who said links between the violent vandals and external forces have surfaced.
The observation by Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who served in the nation’s top legislature, cam
e after repeated protests over a now-suspended extradition bill in the past two months.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
The ulterior motive is to throw Hong Kong into major turmoil, the former pr
esident of the Legislative Council told China Daily in an exclusive interview on Thursday.
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊”When Hong Kong is in a chaotic state, the US can unsettle China, while people from Taiwan in favor of independence
will say ‘one country, two systems’ is not applicable to Taiwan because it is a failure in Hong Kong,” Fan said.
“Due to the rapid rise of China, the US always sees China as a big threat.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
If Hong Kong is unsettled, the city will lose its functions of contributing to the nation’s
development, with the trade dispute being one of the US tactics to unsettle China.
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所”In addition, the US and other Western powers can criticize China for not doing well e
nough to maintain implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged for 50 years,” she said.
?development among the eastern, central and western regions to shrink the gap, and also sho
?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所uld balance the development between the northern and southern regions, the expert said.ed deve
A fourth prototype of China’s large passenger jet C919 c
ompleted its maiden flight at an airport in Shanghai on Thursday morning.
?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊The domestic jet took off at around 5:32 am from Shanghai Pu
dong International Airport, and the flight lasted around 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The fourth prototype is mainly undertaking tests covering the avionics syst?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
em, taking-off and landing performance, automatic flight system and performance in icy conditions.
?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所So far, four C919 prototypes have completed their maiden flights, while two more prototypes are scheduled to have t
heir first flight later in the second half of 2019, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China.
Project will benefit industries such as logistics, materials and manufacturing
The State-owned space conglomerate China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp is working with the eastern coastal p?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
rovince of Shandong to start construction of a port for sea-based space launches before the end of this year.
The Beijing-based space giant said on Tuesday that during a recent visit by Ling Wen, deputy governor of Shandong, to t
?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所he company’s headquarters, a strategic cooperation framework agreement was signed by the China Academy of Launch V
ehicle Technology, city government of Yantai, and Shenzhen-headquartered China International Marine Containers G
roup to jointly build an eastern coastal space port in Haiyang, a city administered by Yantai.?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
The move aims to support future sea-based launches and boost the development of space-related businesses in Shandong.
?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所The project will make use of Yantai’s unique location, existing ha
rbors and local space research and marine engineering facilities. Upon completion, th
e port will consist of support facilities for sea-based space missions and four research and production centers for ca
rrier rockets, satellite equipment, sea-launch platforms as well as satellite data and applications.
Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto,?La Joie de la Sou
ffrance?(The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled?Gateways,?the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto,?La joie de la sufferance?and?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements).亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements) and?Iris De
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s?Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu?(a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信ilar vein, health-advocacy organization PATH is working with the Tanzanian government to test machine-lea
rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p
reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊品茶微信
emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
Jinshan district?sponsored intellectual property business basic training, symposiums, quizzes and case lectures.
An intellectual property forum and enterprises’ intellectual pr亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
operty strategic trainings kicked off in?Songjiang district.Vice mayor of Shanghai Chen Qu
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊n and many heads of various government departments, as well as eight Shanghai deputies to the National Pe
ople’s Congress and members of the Shanghai CPPCC (Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Co亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
nference) held a symposium on construction of a high level intellectual property protection environment on April 17.
Qingpu district?hosted a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) panel discussion for companies.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
Fengxian district?held a meeting to promote juridical protection of I
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所PR and create a better business environment for the oriental beauty valley. The oriental be
auty valley IPR protection center was inaugurated at the meeting and the district administration for market re
gulation and the district procuratorate also signed a working agreement for the oriental beauty valley intellectual p亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
roperty internet platform. The district also conducted an IPR management and protection seminar and training for en
terprises.hanghai will also accelerate the construction of the pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Service Platform (SIPOP), as well as promote the e
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊stablishment of the Shanghai international intellectual property operation alliance.
The Shanghai intellectual property administration took over 22 proposals raised by deputies of the two sessions this year.
Shanghai will carry out revision and drafting of the regulations on patent protecti亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
on in Shanghai, investigate comprehensive legislation of intellectual property rights (IPR), outline Shanghai’s in
tellectual property strategy for 2035, establish a city-wide service system for quick authorization and rapid rights con
firmation and maintenance, and build an intellectual property dispute solving mechanism.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
It is critical to do well in intellectual property work under the new situation, which needs more attention and support fr
om all sides, and especially guidance and help from deputies and members, said Chen.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
Chongming district?publicized the significance of resisting infringi
ng products and protecting IPR to the rural population in morning markets.
ally those whole-heartedly trumpeting an all-round trade war.
But as Paulson also pointed out, what is at stake goes far above and beyond a trade war.
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊Which is why, despite their continuing differences, Beijing and Washington should work together to make the upcoming Xi-Trump meeting a success.
Economic disputes will not come in the way of China’s reform and opening-up efforts to attract investment
Over the past year, the US government has unilaterally provoked and escalated economic and trade friction with China, with negative impacts on bilateral economic, trade ties and global economic development.亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
During this rare dispute, voices from home and abroad have made a lot of statements, making the cause and the facts clearer. China-US economic and trade friction in亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊
volves a lot of issues, which need further clarification. The Chinese believe in truth and are not afraid of the clarifications.
? Is the Sino-US trade relationship a zero-sum game?亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
Some people in the US stirred up economic and trade friction with China with a solitary reason in mind – loss of profit to US firms and excessive gains for Chinese firms in bilateral
亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊trade, making the issue a threat to Washington’s economic and even national security. This view, which is full of Cold War bias, reflects the hegemony and zero-sum ga
me thinking. Is Sino-US economic and trade relation a zero-sum or win-win game? The answer is clearly both in theory and in practice.
In international economic cooperation, trade relations are based on mutually beneficial exchanges, rather than a zero-sum game in which one side benefits and the o
t亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所her loses. International trade can lead to optimized allocation of global resources, the common development of all economies involved and the common pr
ogress of human society. The history of international trade and the trade between China and the US have proved that such a practice is effective, and such p
ractical experience has long been the basic principle of international economic study. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two co亚博娱乐官网平台千花坊女神会所
untries, bilateral trade in goods increased 252-fold, from less than $2.5 billion to $633.5 billion between 1979 and 2018.
In the past four decades, two-way investment has grown from almost zero to over $160 bil
lion, making the two countries a vital investment partner for each other. The history of Sino-US ec
onomic and trade relations proves that both countries have benefited in industrial development and optimization. The trade relations have cre
ated a situation in which both parties won rather than one in which China progressed and the US lost out.
? Is US’ insistence on “fair trade “really fair?
Some people in the United States accuse China of adopting unfair and unequal trade policies that
have caused the US trade deficit with China. They tried to grab fair trade as a way to keep the moral high
ground in public opinion. However, what is “fair trade”? Fairness is a matter of history. In international trade, due to the difference in the stages of developm
ent, specific conditions and interests from different countries, in order to make trade happen smoothly, the
international community has formed trade rules through negotiations on an equal footing.
ummer of 2017 is now seen as a watershed which made b
oth sides ever more pragmatic in building their partnership. This explains why, during his fir
st term as India’s prime minister, Modi visited China five times while Xi Jinping visited India twice. The two lea
ders also met at many multilateral meetings, several of which saw them showcasing joint statesmanship.
Since his Shangri-La Dialogue speech in June last year, Modi has propagated engaging China in Indo-Pacific disco
urses as well as ensured that the “Quad” (the grouping of the US, Japan, Australia and India) does not become a mili
tarized or “exclusive” club of a few. Breaking out of the myopic preoccupation of seeking parity with Ch
ina in the limited bandwidth of their expanding economic prowess－where China is five times taller th
stration show China had 5,354 museums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 2