ling and wildlife protection knowledge among the public, and it welcomes public supervision or reports of smuggling.
As social networks and online stores have become increasingly important tools for wildlife s
mugglers, the administration has beefed up its anti-smuggling work online this year.
Customs officials are working on cases involving another 100 tons
of endangered wildlife and wildlife products, of which about 300 kilograms are tusks and ivory products.
Last year, the administration purchased advanced screening and detection equipment to improve th
e efficiency of its anti-smuggling work, according to Wang Wei, director of the administration’s ports supervision department.
People caught entering China with endangered wildlife or wildlife
products worth less than 200,000 yuan ($29,800) face up to five years in prison. If such contr
band goods are worth more than 1 million yuan, the penalty upon conviction is a minimum of 10 years in prison.
sing funds for the sake of cost-cutting, Liu said, adding some staff made 80,000 yuan a
month in pilot areas for the new salary regime in southern China’s second and third-tier cities.
Earlier this year, rumors spread that China’s e-commerce giant would can
cel couriers’ basic salary and reduce welfare. The company confirmed the salary adjus
tment plan via its official Sina Weibo account on April 7, saying as the number of orders from individual clients incre
ases, the company is looking to adopt an incentive plan to reward outstanding employees.
JD will reduce its delivery staff members’ salaries by adopting a commis
sion-based payment scheme starting in June and low
er contributions to employees’ housing funds from 12 to 7 percent, Sina Finance reported.
An anonymous courier with JD Logistics said the task of getting more external delivery
orders under the new salary system would be hard to accomplish, and the new policy will reduce their salary, th
e report alleged, though the courier did not indicate an exact amount for the reduction.
udents’ trust. Upon arrival, they were not only faced with the high altitude and thin
ner atmosphere, but also naughty students with a low level of basic knowledge.
Wang Qiming, a history teacher from Huai’an city, Jiangsu, said he experienced some friction when he taught his first class in 2015.
“The students knew less than those in Jiangsu. They didn’t behave well in class or listen to me, so if the situation had not been
handled carefully－if I had become impatient or irritated－the tension could have been harmful,” he said.
Wang decided to proceed slowly and adjust his schedule to match t
he students’ poor skills. He quickly realized that even the seniors sometimes acted like young chi
ldren and needed coaxing and incentives, which many local teachers overlooked.
“Many local teachers have problems. For example, when they teach a class, they may think th
at they have taught a lot at a slow pace with enough detail, and they get annoyed if students don’t remember. In
fact, you should give the children time to digest, sparing five minutes in each class to help them review the work,” he said.
Island province ‘will ensure’ that Boao Forum continues to promote cooperation
The international exchanges and cooperative efforts prompted
by the Boao Forum for Asia are turning Hainan province into the Silicon Valley of seeds for c
ountries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a Hainan government official.
More hybrid rice seeds cultivated by Chinese scientists at the Nanfan Scientific and Researc
h Breeding Base in Hainan are being introduced to ASEAN countries. The total combined area of hybri
d rice cultivation in India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia – major rice-growing countries – has rea
ched 4.28 million hectares, said Wang Sheng, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan province.
Wang spoke at a news conference on March 19 before the Boao For
um for Asia 2019 Annual Conference in Boao, Hainan, which ends on Friday.
hina and the United States will hold their eighth round of high-level economic and trade cons
ultations in Beijing on Friday, with “much work” remaining to be done, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that the two nations have made some progre
ss through recent phone discussions between Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Ligh
thizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “But there remains much work to be done,” he said.
To iron out differences over certain economic and trade issues, China and the US have b
een intensifying their consultations. Next week, Liu will visit Washington for the ninth round of talks.
Negotiators from both sides are striving to implement consensuses reached betw
een the countries’ leaders in December, Gao said at a regular news conference.
ping via livestreaming services could completely and truly demonstrate the detailed infor
mation of overseas products to domestic consumers, and have gained wide popularity with the younger generation.
Zeng added that the consumers’ demands have become more p
ersonalized and diversified. “They have higher requirements for high-quality and cost-effe
ctive products, which brings out huge opportunities for cross-border e-commerce industry.”
It is noteworthy that the post-90s generation favor niche
and designer brands, and also are addicted to livestreaming videos, Zeng said.
Founded in 2010, Ymatou is a consumer-to-consumer or C2C marketplace engaged in cross-border e-commerce.
By the end of the second quarter in 2018, the site had about 50 million users and hired more than 60,000 overseas buyers in 83
countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
nst reckless conduct by Musk going forward,” the agency said. “It is therefore stunning to learn that, at the time of fil
ing of the [contempt] motion, Musk had not sought pre-approval for a single one of the nume
rous tweets about Tesla he published in the months since the court-ordered pre-approval policy went into effect.”
Musk is interpreting the settlement “as not requiring pre-approval unless Musk himself unil
aterally decides his planned tweets are material,” the agency said, adding that such an approach is “inco
nsistent with the plain terms” of the settlement and makes the pre-approval requirement “meaningless.”
The SEC also said that Musk has “made no diligent or good faith effort to comply with the pre-approval provision of the court’s order.”
And it dismissed the Tesla CEO’s argument that his First Amendment rights are being
violated because needing pre-approval for his tweets does not mean “that he is prohibited from speaking.”
Lawyers representing Musk responded with a court filing seeking permission to a
ddress “unsupported assertions” made by the SEC and to submit documentation that “un
dermines” the regulator’s position. Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
to the government, can provide the most advanced technologies and equipment for 5G mobile net
works. Those trying to block it on national security grounds are simply not keeping up with the times.
No country has provided any solid evidence to support the accusations that the Chinese telecoms giant presents a threat.
What they’ve done to Huawei will, as technology progresses, be show
n to be nothing more than a political farce.China Saturday announced specific rules con
cerning tax exemption to reduce the amount of individual income tax (IIT) paid on incomes earned overseas.
According to the rules jointly unveiled by the Ministry of Finance and
State Taxation Administration (STA), individuals who have lived on the Chines
e mainland for six consecutive years and have stayed there for 183 days or more each year will need to pay IIT on th
eir overseas-sourced incomes. Otherwise, their incomes earned overseas will be IIT exempt.
The clock for the six-year period will be reset if the individual leaves the mainland for more than 30 consecutive days in a year, according to the rules.
interests, but they should stick to justice in major affairs otherwise double standards will prevail.
Europe does not feel any threat from China’s missiles. In security, Europe is caught in the middle of Moscow and Washington.
Europe is not the source of China’s security pressure. But Germany has dragged China into its own security pli
ght, which not only damages China’s interests, but also leads Europeans in the wrong direction for their security concerns.
Globalization has remolded the existing power pattern and will also change the world’s political landscape. The era that Europe’s interest
s are tied with the Western camp is ending. America First will become the dominant principle in tr
ans-Atlantic ties. Europe is destined to fall behind the US and needs to recalculate its orientation.
As the world’s second largest economy, China needs defense capabilities which should be more powerful than it has now so as t
o build peace in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. A peaceful and stable Asia-Pacific region will benefit Europe.
The Asia-Pacific is far from reaching a balance of power. Germans are clear abo
ut the wide gap between the Chinese and US militaries. Merkel’s words are nothing but a bubble in thin air.
she would not keep quiet in exchange for various conditions and the Western media is backing her stand. The Swedish Mi
nistry of Foreign Affairs said it already launched an internal investigation into Lindstedt, who had been appointed for an
other position in the Swedish government in March. Lindstedt has now been recalled to her country.
Is Angela Gui telling the truth? The Chinese Embassy in Sweden has responded that China has never and will never authorize
anyone to be in contact with her. China handled Gui’s case in accordance with the law and legal p
rocedures. People need to be aware of Angela’s unique position as Gui Minhai’s daughter; and, considering her lack of ex
perience in distinguishing complex issues, it is necessary for people to be cautious about her story.
However, the role of Ambassador Lindstedt is also part of this. If she did arrange a meeting between Angela Gui a
nd the Chinese businessmen not authorized by Beijing, then we can make the following analysis.
First, there are domestic groups in Sweden that hope the relationship between Sweden and China will not be a