countries should be mindful of these projects’ impact on the environment and inhabitants.
“It is encouraging that the government of China is taking proactive measures to ensure tha
t the development of the Belt and Road Initiative is risk-informed and sustainable,” she added.
“Disaster-proofing the world’s largest infrastructure initiative is a challenge, but achi
evable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potential for innovation and creativity, suc
h as new disaster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures.
Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said disas
ter risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability.
Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Plateau, the H
imalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serious
disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
ng between 7 am and 11 am and to those entering the city from outside Beijing between 5 pm and 10 pm. Violators will be fined 100 yuan.
Also part of support measures for visitors to the event, construction of 11 temporary parking lots was completed earlier this mo
nth. The parking lots, with a total area of 106.04 hectares, can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles.Tan Choon Ho
ng, a Malaysian man of Chinese descent, is deputy project manager of the Penang STP2 Project Management Office unde
r China Communication Construction (M) SDN BHD. His wife tells us how the company stimulates the develo
pment of the local economy, enriches the lives of local residents and makes overseas Chinese proud.
Every year, about 5,000 people with potentially deadly head and neck cancer come to S
un Yat-sen University Cancer Center, the world’s busiest medical facility treating the disease.
Ma Jun, a specialist in nasopharyngeal cancer who has worked at the
hospital in Guangdong province for 34 years, says every patient has a heart-wrenching story.
Xinhua that China’s participation in the book fair is also essential to Britain’s publishing market.
“The number of Chinese exhibitors is always in the top 10, and it has
been that way in the past three years. We are absolutely delighted with that,” Thomas says, ad
ding that some of her colleagues are picking up Mandarin to enhance communication with Chinese publishers.
Other notable titles released at the LBF 2019 included the first batch of four books of Key Conc
epts in Chinese Thought and Culture in English by China’s Foreign Language Teaching and Res
earch Press and Palgrave Macmillan. The Core Values of Chinese Civilization, written by Chen Lai, dean of the Academy of Ch
inese Learning at Tsinghua University, has been printed by SDX Joint Publishing and Springer Nature.
Sara Crowley-Vigneau, an editor with Palgrave Macmillan, says: “At a time wh
en the understanding of different histories, languages and cultures globally is at a pre
mium, these series provide a valuable roadmap to the concepts which underpin 21st-century Chinese society.”
tem and become an independent practitioner in the hope of providing better treatment to patients and earning a higher income.
Today, Zhang is not only a vascular surgeon, but also the founder and head of Dr. Smile M
edical Group, China’s first group medical practice, which he established in Shanghai in July 2014.
Back then, group practices, in which doctors partner together to offer medical servic
es to patients and share operational costs, was a fairly new concept in China.
But in many other countries such as the United States, group medical practices are c
ommon for doctors who work independently instead of being employed by hospitals.
Since 2014, group practices have sprung up across China, and many established doctors have left hospitals to start their own practices.
A recent example is Zhou Yuehua, one of the most acclaimed eye surgeons in China, who made headlines when he left the re
puted Beijing Tongren Hospital at the end of 2018 and founded Zhou Yuehua Myopic Doctor Group in Beijing.