Prosecutors said Christens上海后花园choked and stabbe

 Zhang before beating her to death with a bat and decapitating her. Christensen has never revealed what he did with Zhang’s remains.

FBI investigators testified they found her blood and DNA inside Christens

en’s Champaign apartment, where the former PhD candidate said he raped, beat and deca上海后花园

pitated her, according to a statement he made to his then-girlfriend as they attended a memorial vigil for Zhang. C

上海后花园品茶微信hristensen was unaware his girlfriend was cooperating with the FBI and wearing a wire.

The defense tried to cast doubt on the recording, noting that he also

claimed he had 12 other victims, a claim the FBI hasn’t been able to corroborate.

That tape was played for jurors multiple times during trial and extensively during the government’s closing statements Wednesday.上海后花园品茶微信

Prosecutors, in seeking the death penalty, presented aggravating

上海后花园factors such as Zhang’s killing was pre-meditated, that she died during the co

mmission of another crime – kidnapping, and she was particularly vulnerable because of her small size and lim

ited English-speaking ability.A double rainbow, which some see as symbolizing a friendly bridge connecting China and Ru上海后花园品茶微信

ssia, stretches across the Heilongjiang River, known as the Amur River in Heihe, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, on Se

上海后花园Workers on Thursday broke ground on a cableway spanning Heilongjiang Ri

ver, which forms the China-Russia border, in hopes of advancing tourism in the region.

It is the first cross-border cableway between the two countri上海后花园品茶微信

es. On completion, the cableway will link up Heihe, a city in Northeast China’s Heilon

gjiang province, and the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk across the Heilongjiang River, also known as Amur River.

上海后花园品茶微信As China’s opening-up gains further steam, exchanges between the two

cities have been increasing. Border crossing, however, has remained stubbornly slow.

The cableway, with a budget of 570 million yuan ($83 million), w上海后花园

ill be 972 meters in length and will follow two-way traffic, with cable coaches capable of ca

rrying 80 people each. The cableway is designed to have a transporting capacity of 6 million people annually.

上海后花园品茶微信”A cableway will be a safe and convenient shortcut for tourists to cro

ss the Heilongjiang River,” said Qin Enting, secretary of the Heihe Municipal Co

mmittee of the Communist Party of China. “Riders will also get a glimpse of the unique views of both cities.”

It is expected that the cableway will be finished and become operational in the first quarter of上海后花园品茶微信

2021. Completion of the project will boost tourism in the region and there will be 10 percent increase in the nu

mber of tourists to Heihe, according to estimates by the relevant departments of Heihe city.

Also, the time for a single-way border crossing will be shortened to less than 10 minutes.

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Concerned about the上海龙凤1314nancial fallout after

aggressive recruitment efforts have been made by UK universities to attract non-European students.

Meanwhile, favorable policies were announced by the UK’s Department for Education上海龙凤1314

, such as allowing international students to stay up to one year after their study visas expire.

上海龙凤1314女神会所According to the 2019 survey conducted by higher education marketing company QS, which covered more

than 75,000 students and 71 universities from around the world, 77 percent of prospective inte上海龙凤1314

rnational students claim that extending the post-study leave period for the UK’s visa offer to one year would incr

上海龙凤1314女神会所ease the likelihood of them studying in the UK. And 54 percent of students stated that feeling welcome as an inte

rnational student is one of the five important factors they consider when choosing a university.

However, Zerzan says the major reason for the UK being one of the fav上海龙凤1314

orite destinations for Chinese overseas students is that British education has a trad

ition of innovation by linking academic foundations with the needs of industry. This helps to instill in its grad上海龙凤1314女神会所

uates a need for continuous learning, an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to life as well as

strong practical and relevant skills that are appreciated by employers globally.

Zerzan adds that many foreign universities aim to recruit Ch上海龙凤1314

inese students for short-term financial gains, which might result in a mismatc

h in partners, poorer research output and possible frustrations on both sides.上海龙凤1314女神会所

And he also points out that international student mobility is not just about economic funding.

“The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students上海龙凤1314

and lecturers – a mass flow of knowledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese stud

ents are among the top academic performers and contribute greatly to scholarly ex上海龙凤1314女神会所

change and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

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Domestic celebrities can enhance the viewing experience when they make ch

aracters in overseas animations sound local, but things can sometimes go wrong.上海419

At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.

Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with

上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.

Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an

imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood an上海419

imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.

上海419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the conceited rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t

he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.

As well as the three celebrities, the film also features renowned director Feng Xiaogan上海419

g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.

At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike

上海419a chord with local audiences through sharing personal stories about raising pets.

Meanwhile, latest data from the box-office tracker Maoyan showed that the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entert上海419品茶微信

ainment production has topped the presale box-office charts for animation features as of Friday.

Comments on review aggregator Douban, an important reference point for fans to select their weekend viewing, also suggest上海419

ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.

For most industry observers, the film typifies the latest efforts by foreign animati上海419品茶微信

on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.

上海419Jiang Yong, a Beijing-based analyst, says that using Chinese celebrities for the Mand

arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.

“And, despite the fact that most adult viewers, especially those in their 20s or 30s, are used to watching native language orig上海419品茶微信

inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.

But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro

versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.

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checked and supervised 上海夜生活rnment administrati

ions, institutions, supermarkets and companies since 2017. Since then, the authority has filed

13,400 cases and issued 15.15 million yuan ($2.2 million) in fines for improper garbage disposal. 上海夜生活

The number of cases and scale of fines have been increasing in past years.

 上海夜生活品茶微信Fu Yong, deputy head of the urban management office in the Babaoshan area in Shijingshan district, said they have b

een checking companies and public institutes in their administrative region to follow the rules.

“Every year, companies in the region have to sign trash disposal contracts, and they should follow 上海夜生活

the classification rules accordingly. Otherwise, the sanitation departments will not collect their trash,” he said.

 上海夜生活In addition, the city government has asked each district to build at least one waste s

orting demonstration residential community to conduct trash sorting within its area since 2017. 上海夜生活品茶微信

Now Beijing has 224 residential communities that are doing garbage sorting.

 上海夜生活Wang Jian, a waste sorting supervisor at a residential community in Shij

ingshan district, said individuals can get points every time they dump garbage in ac

cordance with categories including recyclables, kitchen waste, hazardous waste and other waste. 上海夜生活品茶微信

“They can use their points to redeem rewards like waste bins or bags,” she said. “On

ce people get used to throwing waste by category, they will continue to do so even without a reward.” 上海夜生活

Li Weigang, an official with the waste classification and treatment depart

ment at Shijingshan district, said several State-owned enterprises-including Shougang Gr

 上海夜生活品茶微信oup, which used to be a major steel producer in the capital-have entered the waste treatment industry.

Companies’ participation has helped authorities become familiar with garbage classification and treatment after sorting, whi

ch can assist with the plan’s implementation in residential communities, he said.

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Hainan free to create 上海419论坛foreign education ties

World-class overseas universities are welcome to run schools in cooperation with Chinese inst

itutions or establish independent educational services of their own in Hainan province on a pilot basis, acc 上海419论坛女神会所

ording to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education and Hainan’s provincial government recently.

 上海419论坛It said the country will target the tropical island for international education inn

ovation, deepen its educational reform in an all-around way and further open th

e sector to make Hainan a vivid example of open and innovative development of the educational sector. 上海419论坛

Hainan, which is developing the country’s newest and largest free trade zone, will be a national pilot area where a ne

w, open system for running schools will be set up, in addition to a joint examination an

 上海419论坛女神会所d approval mechanism for overseas joint ventures and cooperation projects, the circular said.

It added that as long as risks are controlled, the island province will be encouraged to set up international high scho

ols and kindergartens on a pilot basis to implement international education.

The document also noted that when conditions mature, overseas engineering universities an 上海419论坛

d vocational colleges will be allowed to run pilot schools independently in Hainan, which will also explor

e allowing leading overseas business conglomerates to develop educational services on their own.

 上海419论坛女神会所The new policy also gives a green light to overseas institutions to establish independent Sino-

foreign medical and health services in Hainan, according to the circular.

Furthermore, the pilot plan will encourage leading Chinese and foreign institutions of higher learning and scie

ntific research centers to develop a cluster of higher learning institutions and syne 上海419论坛

rgetic platforms which will integrate production, teaching and scientific research in Hainan.

An education innovation consortium – which combines research branches, laboratories and incubation centers that focus 上海419论坛女神会所

on such key areas as ocean economy, tropical agriculture, healthcare, tourism

and cultural innovation – will receive government support, according to the circular.

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China broke into the 上海乌托邦rld’s innovative econo

conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U

niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol

 上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.

This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te

chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.

“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve

 上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.

“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta

ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.

As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro

 上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.

In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug

on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup

ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦

The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b

y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiao­jiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked

at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.

“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦

rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.

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Titled Thinking of the Se上海夜生活ades of History at My

the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno

wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信

About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin

上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year

posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.

According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信

mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be

上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.

The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in

2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信

14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.

上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi

s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.

“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信

1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.

上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint

ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma

o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信

Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin

上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu

rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.

According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信

ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col

上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.

“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp

ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.

“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th

e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le

ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”

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Luo also noted that inte上海会所mpanies are the new

 this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所

hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it

took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所

The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict

上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res

oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig

ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所

Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea

上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ

ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所

ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im

ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信

Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan

ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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pital successfully transpl娱乐地图from baby into wom

Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys

from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所

The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.

娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos

ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.

Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所

The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely

娱乐地图, whose parents decided to donate the organs after the infant died, the hospital said.

Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图

splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.

娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.

Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are

very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图

an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.

娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do

ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur

inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di

fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图

“The less the weight of the donor, the slower the kidney recovers functioning in the body where it is transplanted,” he said.

Although an adult can survive with just one kidney, usually two ki娱乐地图女神会所

dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.

The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图

de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie

娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.

In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit

h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.

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Exploring challenges 上海千花坊ities in healthcare

To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou

ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊

ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim

上海千花坊品茶微信ilar vein, health-advocacy organization PATH is working with the Tanzanian government to test machine-lea

rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.上海千花坊

Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p

reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma上海千花坊品茶微信

ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No

上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w

hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension-the leading cause of heart disease.

Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und上海千花坊品茶微信

erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using

mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信

gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi

th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.上海千花坊品茶微信

Digital data must be made part of health systems

Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos

pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊

le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.

Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信

emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma

nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.

We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making

digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we

need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s

o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.

Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern

ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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