Qiu Yanpeng (middle), deputy commander of the PLA Navy, attends a press confer
ence for the upcoming multinational naval activity to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liber
ation Army Navy at the press center in Huanghai Hotel in Qingdao, Shandong province, Ap
ril 20, 2019. About 200 journalists from home and abroad attended the press conference.Chinese Navy
will send 32 warships and 39 aircraft to take part in a joint sea parade in waters near Qingdao.
Nearly 20 ships from about 10 countries will participate in t
he sea parade on Tuesday, deputy commander of the PLA Navy Qiu Yanpeng said.
A Singapore Navy frigate arrived on Friday in Qingdao, Shan
dong province, becoming the first foreign warship to arri
ve ahead of a grand event to honor the 70th birthday of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
The PLA Navy will hold multinational naval activities in Qingdao and nearby waters from
Monday to Thursday to celebrate its founding anniversary. They will include a joint sea parade, high-level sympo
siums, public tours of ships, military music performances and other cultural exchanges.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in pr
oviding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more th
an 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 officers and soldiers to escor
t over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countries and regions and provided free medical servi
ces to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to approval from t
More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniv
ersary, and over 30 countries of them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.
Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destroyers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, sh
owing to the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said.
Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in provi
ding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more
than 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 offic
ers and soldiers to escort over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countr
ies and regions and provided free medical services to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.
On Saturday, a new item was added to China’s draft civil law, which put
s all medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos under stricter re
gulation. Two experts shared their views with China Daily’s Zhang Zhouxiang:
One major change this time is that embryos are clearly included in the draft regulation. Actually,
gene-editing of embryos deserves more attention than gene-editing of adults or children.
First, gene-editing of embryos might more easily get out of control an
d pose more risks to the society. The safety of gene-e
diting for embryos remains unknown and the availability limit of the technology needs to be confirmed.
The birth of the twin gene-edited babies in November 2018 sounded an alarming bell to all. If the embr
yos with edited genes are born, how should we protect their rights as citizens? Will they suffer fro
m discrimination? Who will be responsible if the gene-editing causes health problems?
ina to evaluate China’s market access and business environment for foreign investors in a “comprehensive, objective and fair” way.
The ministry’s data showed that US investment in China jumped 71.3 percent year-on-ye
ar in the first three months of this year. In 2018, US investment increased 7.7 percent year-on-year.
Gao said expansion of the investment figures fully demonstrates that US compan
ies continue to be optimistic about the market and accelerate the pace of investing in China.
Gao cited another survey published in February by AmCham China that showed that most US
companies with operations in China said they have continued to see their revenues grow there.
Gao said the ministry will maintain close contact with foreign enterprise
s and business associations, and continuously improve China’s business environment.
that could at least double the readings,” Zhang said. He added that this could help explain the o
ccurrence of heavy PM2.5 pollution that lasts for an extended period of time in certain regions.
Zhang said the interaction of air pollution and meteorologic
al conditions could be triggered when PM2.5 density reaches 100 micrograms per cubic meter in ma
ny of the monitoring points of a region. In such situations, more solar radiation wil
l be reflected back into the space, resulting in temperature inversion and further stabilizing the ground atm
osphere. And the height of the mixing layer could decrease to only one-third of that w
hen pollution processes begin, exacerbating particulate concentration levels even further.
The center’s research also showed that global warming is increas
ing the number of days with a stable surface atmosphere in n
orthern China, especially in the cluster, making smog more likely to develop.
year at a range of 6 to 6.5 percent, according to the 2019 Government Work Report.
A further 3.24 million new urban jobs were added in the first quarter, and the survey
ed unemployment rate remained at a comparatively low level of 5.2 percent in
March. Consumer price registered a moderate rise by 1.8 percent in the first three months this year.
A basic equilibrium in the balance of payments was m
aintained, and China’s foreign exchange reserves remain more than $3 trillion.
Economic structure further improved during the same period. Value-added high-tech se
ctor’s output rose by 7.8 percent, higher than the country’s value-added industrial output.
In the first quarter, NDRC has approved 50 fixed asset investment projects, mainly i
n the fields of energy, transportation and high-tech sectors. The total investment hit 370.3 bill
when the late Qing Dynasty residence of Wu Lu, the province’s last zhuangyuan (top scorer on imperial examinations), was damaged.
Fire this year also destroyed a bridge dating from four centuries ago in Nanping, Fuji
an, a Qing Dynasty residence in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and an office structure from the 1930s in Fuzhou, Jiangxi.
The operators of the sites hit by fire will be responsible for the dam
age, said the heritage administration. “Electrical faults and loose supervision over the use of fire
during renovation are the main reasons” for the damage, the administration’s statement said.
Though the fire at Notre Dame is under investigation, Frenc
h officials said they suspect its source might have been related to restoration work on the cathedral.
ltancy, said: “The lawsuit against Liu will bring damages to the image and reputation of JD, hav
e an impact on investors’ confidence, and cause fluctuations in its share price. Moreover, emp
loyees’ trust in the company may also be affected as the Beijing-based tech heavyweight is laying off staff to cut costs.”
Shen Meng, director of boutique investment bank Chanson & Co, said Liu’s case won’t chan
ge his actual control over JD, which is now making some innovations to reassure investors. Liu owns
15.8 percent of JD’s stock and controls nearly 80 percent of the company’s voting rights.
Liu was detained in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on suspicion of criminal sexual c
onduct on Aug 31 and later released without charge or bail. He returned to China on Sept 3.
In December, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the prosecutorial office handling the case announced that no sexual as
sault charges would be brought against Liu as prosecutors could not prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
efforts on cross-border sales in China and to keep improving the experience for bo