China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday. Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference. Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a youngerRead More →

ered on consensus, social harmony, stability and discipline, are more important and rel evant than ever in the face of challenges-such as protectionism and terrorism-confronting the world today. Joefe Santarita, dean of the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines, said Asian values promote consensual approach and communitari anism rather than individualism, and they prioritize social order and harmony as well as respect for elders, discipline and a pate rnalistic state along with the primary role of government in economic development. “Asian values are the salient ingredients on how to learn to work tog ether through trust and consequently promote globalization,” Santarita told ChinaRead More →

ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022. “Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee. Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said. To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and fourRead More →

 of programs and compliance oversight to ensure that the required funds of investment programs are in place on time. The approval mechanism for government-invested pro grams will be further standardized, and major programs must go through procedures suc h as evaluations by intermediary service institutions, the public and experts, as well as risk assessment. Government investment funds must prioritize investments into areas where the market cannot effectively allocate res ources, such social services, public infrastructure and environment protection, the regulation said. It also calls for equal treatment of various types of investment entities, adding that authorities should not set up biased conditions. The premier saidRead More →

ial fish, but the ease of catching large quantities makes up for this, both men said. Irwin has turned down a job in Alaska for the summer. Catching carp in Kentucky is a much easier, he said. “Here, the weather is warmer, the climate is better and I get to sleep in my own bed at t he end of the day,” he said, adding that the earnings are comparable to what he would get in Alaska. Irwin and Berry make a good living catching Asian carp, which are so abundant in rivers and lakes that they have become a serious ecological pr oblem forRead More →

Winter sports are relatively new to China and not played by many Chinese people. In recent years, the Chinese winter sports team particip ated in some individual events in the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul and the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, and won some medals, including gold medals. The development of winter sports in China suffers from reg ional imbalance, with people in the northeastern region being the most avid fans and practitioners of winter sports. But after winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, especially s ince the issuing of a guideline thatRead More →

 clear of the areas as the investigation will take several hours. “Please respect the medical privacy of victims and their families during this difficult time,” it tweeted. It also asked the public not to spread misinformation that could cause concern or panic. “Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Sy nagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after the shooting. In Los Angeles, police said they were closely monitoring t he synagogue shooting in Poway and “communicating with our local, state and federal partners.” shlfb.cnRead More →

Foreign investors have been increasingly active in Beijing’s property market this year, with their transactions projected to reach a record high in 2019, industry experts said. “We see an increasing proportion of foreign investors’ participating in Beijing’s property market this year, and we are expecting another round of brisk inves tment this year,” said Liu Bing, deputy managing director of DTZ China’s capital market department. “This is mainly due to the appreciation of the dollar since last year and tightening financing channels for domestic players.” According to DTZ foreign investors have reached 10 block deals valued more than 25 billion y uan ($3.7 billion) inRead More →

I’d like to see more films made in China reaching out to the world,” said American dir ector Rob Minkoff, jury president at the main competition of the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival. Best known for the celebrated Disney classic The Lion King, Minkoff has also directed a num ber of animated films including Stuart Little, The Haunted Mansion and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. In a press conference held last Thursday, Minkoff said Beijing is the heart of the Chinese film industry. The BIFF attracts film productions from around the world, boo sting development of filmmaking. With a global jury panel, the festival has become an international affair. In lightRead More →

Xing Jiahua, a member of the post-1990s generation from North China’s Heb ei province, was a member of the second Chinese peacekeeping force to Africa. After his discharge from the army, Xing came to Hangzhou, the nation’s foremost city for e-commerce, and opened a shop selli ng office stationary on Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping platform. When he was a child, Xing loved sports and practiced athletics and  wushu, one of the oldest and most famous styles of Chinese m artial arts. For Xing, opening his own gym has been a dream from childhood. After borrowing money from friend s — plus a sum ofRead More →