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Since the massacre, Ardern, at 37 the world’s younge

  st female head of government, has spoken with emotion and empathy, reassuring families and updating the public with the latest on the investigation.

  It has been her face — and not that of the suspected shooter — that has come to dominate media coverage.

  As the suspect– thanks in part to a ban on publishing certain details about him — has be

en forced into the background, facing punishment but denied the fame he desired, Ard

ern has earned international praise for her handling of the event, which has thrust her into

the unwelcome role of, as she put it, voicing the grief of a nation.While Ardern has provided

a point of stability for all New Zealanders as the country continues to reel from a terror attack

that weeks ago would have seemed implausible, her actions have personally touched the relatives of t

hose who died in the massacre, which tore apart a close Muslim community in this small city of around 400,000 people.


Premier says drug costs for chronic diseases to be reimbursable

Outpatient drugs for chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will be reimbursa

ble by 50 percent through China’s basic medical insurance program this year, Premier Li Keqiang said at a news conference on Friday.

The measure will relieve financial burdens on patients with the two diseases, which number 400 million in China, he said.

The government will also take steps this year to further relieve medical expenditure by

patients with serious diseases through adjusting medical insurance policies, Li said.

The government has been making efforts to improve people’s access to quality medical services and reduce their medical expenditure, Li said.

Last year the prices of 17 anti-cancer drugs were cut by more than 50 percent on av

erage, and were included in the basic medical insurance program so they were reimbursable, he said.

China’s basic medical insurance program has covered almost the entire population in China, he said.


Ghosn will be monitored by surveillance cameras and face

  restrictions on his computer use while on bail, according to his lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka. He also can’t seek to destroy evidence in the case.

  Ghosn is credited with steering Nissan away from financia

l collapse 20 years ago and became an iconic business leader in Japan. He claimed in January that his

arrest is the result of a plot by other Nissan executives, who opposed his plan to deepen the Japanese company’s integr

ation with France’s Renault.Italy may be about to formally endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative, becoming the large

st economy yet to back the massive global infrastructure project which is a signature policy of President Xi Jinping.

  According to multiple reports, the Italian government could sign a memoran

dum of understanding within weeks, in hopes of attracting greater Chinese investment in its struggling economy.

  A spokesman for Nissan on Tuesday declined to comment on the court’s decision to grant bail to Ghosn.

  Nissan’s own investigation into its former chairm

an and CEO has “uncovered substantial evidence of blatantly unethical conduct,” the spoke

sman said, adding that “further discoveries related to Ghosn’s misconduct continue to emerge.”

  Kaori Enjoji, Yoko Wakatsuki and Junko Ogura contributed to this report.


There are 1.2 million tons of illegally abandoned waste acro

  South Korea, according to the Ministry of Environment.

  In theory, all waste produced in the country is handled in one of three ways: it is either rec

ycled, processed into fuel, or incinerated. But a series of events in recent years have disrupted this system.

  In 2017, a surge in smog levels prompted the governmen

t to tighten regulations on waste-to-energy plants and waste incineration facilities which wer

e blamed for belching out polluting fumes, says Sung Nak-kuen of the Korea Waste Association.

  Consequently, the number of incineration facilities fell from

611 in 2011 to 395 last year. And with the waste-to-energy plants feeling the squeeze, dem

and for solid recovered fuel — non-recyclable plastic and paper burned for heat and energy — has collapsed.

  But in late 2017, China banned the import of 24 types

of solid waste, including paper and plastic, extending it in April last year to include dozens more type

s of recyclable materials, including steel waste, used auto parts and old ships.

  Exports of plastic waste from South Korea to China fell by ove

r 90%, according to the Korea International Trade Association. Trash overflowed on the

streets of Seoul as the waste management companies refused to collect it.


Bayer will continue to support green and digital developmen

German company Bayer’s agriculture division Bayer Crop Science in China and China’s National Ag

ricultural Technology Extension Service Center (NATESC) under the Ministry of Agriculture jointly lau

nched the Action Plan for Enhancing Green Development Capability in Beijing on Wednesday.

The plan, a large non-profit training project co-sponsored by Bayer and the NATESC, is an

important topic under the framework of Sino-German agricultural cooperation.

To respond to the needs of green and quality development in Chinese agriculture, it a

ims to build green development capacities among key players, such as local officials and tec

hnicians in agriculture, executives in new types of agribusinesses, serve organizations and lead in co-operatives.

The project will be implemented for five years from 2019, covering all provincial regions.


No deal is better than a bad deal,” said Duyeon Kim, a Kor

  ea expert at Center for a New American Security. “Lifting key economic sanctio

ns without proportionate denuclearization steps risk losing leverage.”

  And even though the odds of success were low, with a mere

month for the US team to prepare, many Republicans portrayed the draw as a victory.

  ”It’s better to walk away than sign a bad deal,” said Sen. Lindse

y Graham, a South Carolina Republican and fierce critic of the Kim regime.

  ”What he did in Hanoi was the right thing to do — he walked away from a bad deal,” former Republican Sen. Rick Sant

orum told CNN’s “New Day,” adding that this was “a wonderful moment in (Trump’s) presidency.”

  Robert Galluci, a former US negotiator with North Kore

a, said he thought “the outcome was, potentially, perfe

ct … because things I worried about didn’t happen and things I wanted to happen, did happen.”


irms should adapt, not abandon changing China a fact. S

China’s economic slowdown is a fact. Some foreign companies are said to be considering a withdrawal from the Chinese market, while others are making the choice to stay.

Nobody can say that all foreign companies can succeed amid the nation’s economic restructuring, but it’s very lik

ely that the ones who remain calm can emerge as winners in the market of more than 1.3 billion consumers.

China’s economic slowdown is making headlines around the world with signs of weakening growth agains

t the background of trade tensions. Several Western media outlets in recent weeks have published articles suggesting Ch

ina’s slowdown has started to weigh on some of the world’s biggest businesses, spreading alarm in the market.

The sales of a number of big companies are reportedly suffering as a result of China’s economic slowd

own. Those reports have led many to believe that those companies are losing confidence ab

out the Chinese economy. Some companies have plans to withdraw from China. However, investors may be misled by those reports. Official figures show t

hat inbound foreign investment in China reached an all-time high in 2018, reflecting overseas investors’ growing confidence in the Chinese market.

China is having a hard time amid its economic restructuring. In fairness, most of the world econo

my is suffering. Still, the Chinese economy has turned in a relatively good performance with GDP growth of more than 6 percent.


Tiantongyuan redevelopment set to improve livesnd cultural park

younger generation of residents-80 percent of them tenants and many of them migrant workers-now occupies Tiantongyuan.

At weekends, a number of community centers on one street in Huilongguan are filled with people. One of the most popular cente

rs is a children’s library called “Happy Book Kid”, whose owner, Wang Yanping, has lived in the community for more than 10 years.

As a migrant worker for more than 20 years, the 40-year-old said she always wanted a sett

led place of her own so she could get to know more people and gain a sense of belonging.

She established the library at the end of 2013 with the aim of providing a range of books that children could read and study after school.

At weekends, the library is packed as parents bring their children to participate in

a range of activities, including drama performances, poetry recitals and handicraft classes.

“If just one kid becomes interested in reading, I will have made a contribution to their life,” Wang said.

“A rising number of families treat the library as a place to gather, and they love being here.”


Russia says to continue to counter “destructive steps” in

Moscow will continue to resolutely counter “destructive steps” in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, the Russian Foreign Ministry sa

id Friday after the United States announced it is leaving a landmark nuclear restriction pact with Russia.

To that end, Moscow will “consolidate the international community around a constructiv

e agenda to strengthen the existing international legal system,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier in the day that the Un

ited States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Tre

aty, citing Russia’s violation of the deal, a claim that has been repeatedly denied by Moscow.

“We drew attention to a new surge in absolutely unfounded critical comments from the United States regarding the implemen

tation of Russian commitments in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation,” the ministry said.

“The Russian Federation unwaveringly, consistently and unconditionally fulfills its obliga

tions in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation,” it reiterated.

Moscow remains open to close coordination and full-scale cooperation with lik

e-minded states in the interests of strengthening strategic stability and international security, it added.

Pompeo’s announcement, made nearly 60 days after Washington threatened to qu

it the historic INF Treaty, will start a six-month countdown period, which will lead to

a permanent exit from the pact inked in 1987 between the United States and the then-Soviet Union.

The INF Treaty marked the first-ever pact reached by Washington and Moscow on nuclear disa

rmament and a major step forward in restricting the arms race.

However, the two sides have been accusing each other of violating the arms control agreement in recent years amid increasing tensions.


is the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Commu

ist Party of China. Ponta expressed his best wishes for the CPC. “I am very happy to be in Beijing on this special day, the anniv

ersary. I wish the CPC and Chinese people all the best on behalf of the people of Romania, a country that has always been

China’s friend and partner. Now China is an important and respected nation on the international stage,” he said.

Ponta made his first visit to China 15 years ago, and the progress China made in recent

years has deeply impressed him. He said, “Every time I come here I see an improvement in the standard of livi

ngs, the advancement in institutions and infrastructure. Every person feels an improvement of his personal status. Every year I have seen China become mor

e open to the world. I think Europe not only can learn a lot from China’s economic fast development, but also the polit

ical and social stability. That’s something sometimes Europe should be jealous about. That’s why just showing re

spect, knowing and loving each other every time more will make China and Europe better for the generations to come.”