With the 1,000-day countdown celebration comes a ne

 stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizi

ng Committee. “We will endeavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”

The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the W

ater Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in pre

paring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.

According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 ve

nues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faci

lities built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) in

to a curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.

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In 2008, he accidentally came across a group of people fly

 flying a remote-controlled model aircraft, which intrigued him

and brought back his fantasy. He immediately bought a model aircraft for himself. Ho

wever, due to his lack of basic knowledge in operating it, he broke the aircraft that same day.

“I tried very hard to fix it but failed,” he said, adding that he was then d

etermined to make himself an expert. He began to study online and made friends with many dieh

ard fans. After half a year, he was able to make modifications on model aircrafts.

With drones becoming mainstream in China, Zhao decided to s

et up his own company in 2010 to sell drones. After his compa

ny was set up, five drone models had been invented by his team, including a modified drone powered with fuel.

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Lofty goal draws elite satellite students to China

Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he

walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.

His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has

a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia

nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.

“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.

Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso

nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be

ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.

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The Asian carp dominates the biomass, creating pro

lems for commercial and recreational fishing, boating and water skiing. It deters a

lot of new business owners when they talk to us about opening in Kentucky,” Brooks said.

In some waterways, carp are so abundant that they jump out of the water into boats, sometim

es hitting boaters and creating a nuisance. The massive schools of the fish are also hazardous to water skiers

on popular lakes. Commercial fishermen in pursuit of other types of fish have to try hard not to catch them.

Asian carp are having a $7 billion negative effect on various businesses in the US.

But He Lining, development manager at Two Rivers F

isheries, said the fish are not a problem, but an opportunity.

According to He, who is writing a book about the species, the fish was introduced to the US

by scientists in the late 1960s and early ’70s as an easy and cheap way to treat domestic waste.

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The best part of his speech was when he urged we

 maintain the overall balance of Earth’s ecology so the starry sky, lush mountains and floral fragr

ance will be retained for future generations, who will enjoy material prosperity at the same time.

Lucid waters and lush mountains are invalua

ble assets. Improving the ecological environment is increasing productivity.

We should embrace simple, moderate, green and low-carbon ways of life, and reject extravagance and waste of resources.

It is also worth mentioning he vowed only with concerted efforts can we effectively deal wit

h global environmental issues such as climate change, marine pollution and biological protection.

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When they detained him, police found more than 30 ID

It is believed Wu remained in the country for the past three years.

Fuzhou police on March 3, 2016 offered a 50,000 yuan ($7,429.86) reward for

information that may lead to the arrest of Wu Xieyu, wi

th their statement saying Wu, 22 years old at the time, was a suspect in the

murder of his mother, Xie Tianqin.

Xie was found dead on Feb 14, 2016 in

her apartment in the faculty dormitory of a middle school in Fuzhou.

Xie was believed to have been murdered

by her son after they had a confrontation July 11, 2015, according to police sources.

Wu allegedly sealed off the room after the murder, wrapped the corps

e with layers of plastic cloth, and put activated carbon in between to absorb the smell.

He installed CCTV cameras in the room and connected them to his computer.

Wu also managed to borrow more than 1 million yuan in his mother’s name after her death.

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For example, Netflix is investing in really diverse c

He also underlined the significance of a strong audience base in the fu

ture. “It’s about developing the audience for Chinese animated films – to create projec

ts that are more popular with broader appeal,” he said. “The most important thing is to tell a good story with i

nteresting characters, in a way that is fresh and new, different and exciting for the audience.”

Minkoff said the Chinese animation industry has grown vigorously over the past dec

ade. “I’ve seen improvements made in the quality of the animation, the production and the filmmaking.”

With the coming of the 5G era and virtual reality, he thinks it opens up new space for creativity and accessibility. “The changes in techno

logy are going to continue to improve and make it possible to make really interesting, different kinds of films, an

d put the tools of filmmaking and animation into more people’s hands, which I think would be very good,” the director said.

Besides the animated adaptation of Wolf Totem, Minkoff revealed to

China Daily he is working on a “secret” project inspired by Chinese culture. “The movie is bas

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All 15 films were selected from 775 aspiring nomina

tions from across 85 countries and regions worldwide, a noticea

ble rise from the pool of 659 films from the 71 nations and regions last year.

Helmed by US director Rob Minkoff as president, the jury panel consists of six other

members: Chilean director Silvio Gayoqi, Chinese director Cao Baoping, Russian director Sergei De Wattsvoy, Hon

g Kong actress Carina Lau, Iranian director Majid Majidi and British director Simon West.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sha

rma, the Bollywood movie Zero will be screened as the closing film of the festival.

While the race for the awards is attracting insiders, a special segment titled Film in Panorama will screen 261 new

and classic films in 30 theaters over 15 days, providing a visual feast for film fans in the capital.

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According to the report, in 2018, 46.7 percent of the

 property buyers in 12 first and second-tier cities were women. And as ages increase, awareness toward buying pro

perty grows as well. The report said in the 30-year-old category, 47.1 percent of single women purchased their own prop

erties, with over a third doing so without mortgages, and 23.4 percent of them owning more than one property.

The research said most of the surveyed women felt a sense of security toward the future after purchasing properties. Dong Fang, a 28-y

ear-old property investment manager who has just invested in a 40-square-meter flat in Shanghai, agreed.

“It doesn‘t matter if I marry or not, now that I have a roof over my head,” Dong said. “I just need to sort o

ut my retirement and major insurance, then whatever the future holds for me, I won’t be too scared.”

About 64 percent of the women respondents aged below 30 said living in a rented

house after getting married was unacceptable, but the ratio was down to 45 percent among women aged over 30. The rep

ort suggested that it was linked to the fact that sophisticated women were likely to own properties already.

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The government said there were many flaws with th

 the legislation, including the lack of time available for all the steps it sets out, and had concerns about the precedent it set.

Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Bill Cash described it as “a constitutional revolution”.

“This is a grave moment in our constitutional history. I think the Bill is reprehen

sible … I think it is a disgrace that it was brought in,” he told parliament ahead of the votes.

It was unclear when the legislation would be debated in the House of Lords, where legislation

usually passes more slowly and opponents could seek to filibuster it, but it could be as soon as Thursday.

Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin, who was also involved in

putting forward the legislation, said earlier on Wednesday there was “overwhelming supp

ort in the House of Lords” for it and he anticipated it would pass through the Lords rapidly.

“The House of Lords has in fact already passed a motion which

provides for the expeditious consideration of exactly this form of bill,” he said.

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