Many of her professors took the high-speed railway

 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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The festival was held in an open square at a cultural zone

 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.

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Ministry of Education warns of study risk in USion holds a pres

30n Monday, the Chinese government warned students to be aware of po

ssible visa restrictions or even rejection if they want to study in the United States.

For a period of time, some Chinese who want to pursue their studies in the US have encounte

red visa problems, including a longer waiting time for visas to be issued, a shortened term of visa va

lidity and a rising rate of visa applications being rejected, according to the Ministry of Education.

Such problems are exerting negative influence on Chinese w

ho plan to study or are studying in the US, the ministry added.

The ministry suggested students and scholars be aware of the risk

, assess the risk and make preparations accordingly before deciding to study in the US.

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China boast 80% of world’s unicornsSince the term “unic

icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio

n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.

The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj

ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.

The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio

n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig

hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.

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The forum, which opened on May 26, is devoted to implem

menting the SCO Qingdao Summit consensus and improving the health level of the people across the region.

Themed “Health, Cooperation, Innovation and Sharing,” the forum focused

on the topics of national health, disaster relief, medical services, and medical education and research.

The forum appreciates China’s remarkable achievements in health and medical

services over the past 40 years of reform and opening-up and China’s medical assistance to other countries.

In addition, the forum will also establish the “China-SCO Medical Innovat

ion and Cooperation Committee” in Shanghai, which will be responsible for calling me

etings and coordinating relevant national institutions to take turns holding the forum.

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The region’s measures for mountaineering safety ma

anagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing seas

on, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.

“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Mount Q

omolangma in spring due to favorable weather conditions of the northern slope,” Trinley said.

“Controlling the number of climbers is another key measure to ensure both mountaineering safety and ecological protection,” he said.

In 2019, the north face routes had a total of 362 people, including 142 foreign climbers from

33 countries, 12 domestic climbers and 208 Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guides, the association said.

Within the last few years, the overall number of climbers has averaged 290, the association said.

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hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

hina welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US

Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative rela

tionship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s milit

ary presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship

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Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief

of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, said in an afternoon media bri

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

However, Shao said Shanahan also made some inaccurate claims on China’s military de

velopment and strategic intentions in his speech, “and the PLA resolutely opposes these accusations”.

Regarding the Taiwan question, the US side has reiterated its military

 

 

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

support to the island based on the so-called Taiwan Relation Act.

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to reroute two other packages sent from Vietnam to

addresses elsewhere in Asia without authorization.

“Express service providers should never interrupt normal services for noncommercial purposes,” Ma said.

“FedEx values our business in China. Our relationship with Huawei Technologies and our relationships with all of our custom

ers in China are important to us,” the company said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.

“FedEx holds itself to a very high standard of service. FedEx will fully cooper

ate with any regulatory investigation into how we serve our customers,” it said.

On Tuesday, FedEx China said in a statement that a small number of Huawei parcels were rerouted by mistake.

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The US side has conducted a series of negative rheto

ric and actions regarding the Taiwan question, violated the one-

China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.

“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to Taiwan secessionists, and

disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.

“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainland, the Chinese

military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.

As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermining fr

eedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.

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