Balancing growth with structural reformting perform

After a disappointing performance in 2018, China’s economy appears to be stabiliz

ing. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP growth, at 6.4 percent year-on-year, matched that of the previous quarter. But grow

th in industrial production exceeded expectations, expanding by 6.5 percent year-on-year (and by 8.5 percent in Mar

ch). Even exports growth was positive, albeit weak, despite the ongoing trade frictions with the United States.

Moreover, fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew by 6.3 percent-0.2 percentage points higher than in the previous quar

ter. Investment in real estate grew the fastest (11.8 percent), followed by manufacturing (4.6 percent) and in

frastructure (4.4 percent). The growth of investment both in real estate and infrastru

cture was stronger not only sequentially, but also year-on-year. As usual, consumption growth was stable.

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China is willing to work with New Zealand to enable

their bilateral relations to continue to play a pioneering role in China’s relations with the West, he added.

Xi also called on both sides to step up mutual understanding, trust

and respect each other’s core interests and major concerns with an open, inclusive spirit.

Xi added that China welcomes New Zealand to take part in building the Belt and Road.

He also urged greater bilateral cooperation in international affairs, jointly pro

moting the development of an open world economy and safeguarding multilateralism and the multilateral trading regime.

China has prioritized coping with the challenges of the climate change and is willing to wo

rk with New Zealand to jointly promote the sustainable development of Pacific island countries, he said.

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ao poses with a dog at her brick-and-mortar store in Chen

Zeng Niaoniao, a qipao designer in the post-95s generation, started her business when she was a sophomore in 2015, and now runs stores both online and off.

Last year, the turnover from her online store reached 12 million yuan ($1.78 million)

The 24-year-old designer has a track record on improving qipao, displaying her work at the 2018 Shan

g Fashion Week and attracting Chinese pop idol Yang Chaoyue to wear her design for an advertising photoshoot.

Zeng said her wish was to see people wearing her designs to stroll around town, and sh

e wanted to bring more improveqipao with new designs to young Chinese girls.

May’s offer to quit fails to break Britain’s Brexit stalemate

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce de

al on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament’s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever.

May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passe

d by parliament at the third attempt, in a last-ditch bid to win over many of her party’s eurosceptic rebels.

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China, Italy agree to expand legislative exchanges

ROME, March 22 — Visiting President Xi Jinping met with Italian Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti

Casellati here Friday on expanding exchanges and cooperation between the two countries’ legislative institutions.

China and Italy have enjoyed a traditional friendship, with the ancient Silk Road closely linking the two peoples, Xi said.

Since they established diplomatic relations nearly 50 years ago, the China-Italy ties have seen healthy and stable devel

opment, and the two countries have become important partners who trust each other and work together, Xi said.

The visit is meant to consolidate the stability and strategic nature of the China-Ita

ly relations in the long term, and comprehensively elevate the level of their mutually beneficial cooperation, Xi said.

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Hu said the two new models are likely to conduct their

first mission in about five years if all goes well. Like other Kuaizhou types, they will be mainly tas

ked with meeting demands in commercial launch service from the burgeoning satellite industry in China.

Meanwhile, designers also hope the Kuaizhou 21 will have the opportu

nity to serve government space programs such as the space station program, he added.

Zhang Di, a vice-president at the academy, previously told China Daily that the Kuaizhou 21 will b

e powerful enough to transport supplies to the country’s future space station or to ferry robotic probes to planets far from Earth.

CASIC began to develop the Kuaizhou series in 2009 as a low-cost, quick-response

product for the commercial space market. The company has launched four: two Kuaizhou 1s and two Kuaizhou 1As.

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The city will also build 10 demonstration business street

breed 100 chain enterprises, and create 1,000 service outlets for residents this year, according to the project list.

Moreover, construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport, subway lines 3, 12 a

nd 16 and interurban railways connecting Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area are also underway.

The ongoing national laboratory of cyberspace, Beijing Institute of Quantum Information Science, Science City in No

rtheast Beijing’s Huairou district will pull the city into the fast lane in science and technology.

“Investment contributes around 30 percent to the city’s eco

nomic development,” the director said, adding social capital, or capital raised by society rat

her than the government, has taken up over 90 percent of last year’s 334.6 billion construction investment.

“Social capital is welcomed at key projects investment t

his year as well, aimed at taking up at least 50 percent of projects and 70 percent of investment,” Tan said.

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cientists develop structural brain atlases for Chinese

Scientists have developed structural brain atlases for the Chinese pediatric population, o

ffering a basic tool for future studies on Chinese children’s brain development.

In magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies of child’s brain development, structural brain atlases usually serve as imp

ortant references. However, the popular existing pediatric brain atlases are mostly based on MR images obtained from C

aucasian populations and thus are not an accurate characterization of Chinese children’s brains due to differences in genetic and environmental factors.

Scientists from the Beijing Normal University have created a set of age-specific Ch

inese pediatric atlases based on high-quality MR images from 328 cognitively normal Chinese children aged between 6 and 12.

The brain atlases include sex-specific templates and multiple age-specific templates. They show dramatic anatomica

l differences in the bilateral frontal and parietal regions compared with the brain atlases based on Caucasian populations.

The brain atlases have been released online and researchers can download it for free. They may help reveal the Chinese c

hildren’s brain structure and functional development, providing a reference for neuroimaging studies on Chine

se children with abnormal brain development such as autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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When the dough has formed, dust your working surface with

h flour and dust your hands again. Transfer the mixture over and continue to knead it until its surface becomes smo

oth, this should take about 10 minutes. Let it rest. After about 4-5 hours, kneed it again. You’re ready to go!

How to roll the perfect dumpling wrapper?

Take the dough and roll it out into a long sausage shape. Using a knife, cut it into simi

lar sized pieces, roughly about 2 inches in length. Press each one into a rough circle.

The trick is never to let go of the wrapper while your rolling. It feels counter-int

uitive, but hold onto the top of the wrapper, use the rolling pin in an upward mot

ion towards the center. Move the dough around and keep rolling until you have a thin, circular wrapper.

Alternatively, you can pick pre-rolled wrappers from your local shop or Chinese supermarket.

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Singapore 28-year-old male artist accidentally died

According to Hong Kong media reports, Singaporean male artist Feng Weizhong was injured accidentally during his military service and died of ineffective rescue. He was 28 years old.

It is reported that Feng Weizhong went to New Zealand to participate in military exercises earlier this month. He accidentally crushed his chest and ab

domen while repairing 155 mm howitzer truck. The helicopter was rushed to the hospital for rescue. After three operations, the situation is still ver

y dangerous. After being transferred to the intensive treatment department, he still needs to use instruments to maintain his life.

Until last night, Feng Weizhong died of a serious illness. Officials have confirmed the news and said they will investigate the incident.

It is reported that Feng Weizhong is one of the eight sons of the new media. He is w

ell-known in Singapore. He has won the Red Star Award for Best New Man in 2

015. He looks very handsome and has a good star career. However, his life was stopped at the age of 28 by accident.

Today, Hu Jiaqi, a girlfriend who has not yet had a public love affair, wrote on INS to mourn for her boyfriend Feng Wei: “

See you in the future.” Netizens also commented, “It’s a pity that there are acting skills and good looks. May the de

ceased rest in peace.” “He’s an excellent young actor in Singapore. It’s a pity that he’s going well all the way.”

What do you think about it?

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Jobs left, and Hertzfeld went back to his work. Later that afternoon

Jobs left, and Hertzfeld went back to his work. Later that afternoon he looked up to see Jobs peering over the wall of his cubicle. “I’ve got good news for you,” he said. “You’re working on the Mac team now. Come with me.”

Hertzfeld replied that he needed a couple more days to finish the Apple II product he was in the middle of. “What’s more important than working on the Macintosh?” Jobs demanded. Hertzfeld explained that he needed to get his Apple II DOS program in good enough shape to hand it over to someone.

“You’re just wasting your time with that!” Jobs replied. “Who cares about the Apple II? The Apple II will be dead in a few years. The Macintosh is the future of

Apple, and you’re going to start on it now!” With that, Jobs yanked out the power cord to Hertzfeld’s Apple II, causing the code he was working on to

vanish. “Come with me,” Jobs said. “I’m going to take you to your new desk.” Jobs drove Hertzfeld, computer and all, in his silver Mercedes to the Macintosh offices.

“Here’s your new desk,” he said, plopping him in a space next to Burrell Smith. “Welcome to the Mac team!” The desk had been

Raskin’s. In fact Raskin had left so hastily that some of the drawers were still filled with his flotsam and jetsam, including model airplanes.

Jobs’s primary test for recruiting people in the spring of 1981 to be part of his merry band of pirates was making sure they had a passion for the product. He would sometimes bring candidates into a room where a prototype of the Mac

was covered by a cloth, dramatically unveil it, and watch. “If their eyes lit up, if they went right for the mouse and started pointing and clicking,

Steve would smile

and hire them,” recalled

Andrea Cunningham.

“He wanted themto say ‘Wow!’”

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