redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo
m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha
t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.
A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.
The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ
ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.
“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang
‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he
r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.
has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.
The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ
any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg
arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif
ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th
ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na
tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal
vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).
enced the renminbi’s performance, said Wang Shengzu, co-head of Investment Strategy Group Asia Goldman Sachs.
But the currency is unlikely to slip out of a reasonable range, assuming there is no big shock from the trade talks, Wang said.
As a sound base for a stable renminbi, “the Chinese economy has shown sig
ns of bouncing up, shown by the faster-than-expected growth of industrial output, ret
ail sales, and credit in the first quarter, and this means that economic activity is improving with supportive pol
icies”, said Wang.Liu Shiyu, China’s former top securities regulator, was under investigation for alleged violations of
the law, according to a statement Sunday from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.