A total of 36 IC-related companies received funding, up

percent from the first half of 2018, and three of them each obtained more than $100 million in investment. Cloud computi

ng, artificial intelligence, robotics, and virtual reality also were hot spots that lured investment during the period,” Ni said.

Ni added although the technology industry is rapidly expanding under favorable polic

es, internet and mobile internet are still the attractive sectors in the TMT industry. Internet finance, ian

ternet-based education, fragmented entertainment and content sharing were hotly pursued by investors.

“The setup of the science and technology innovation board will improv

e the inclusiveness of the domestic capital market towards emerging enterprises, and o

pen a new financing and exit channel. The board offers a new platform for high-tech emerging enterprises, and tech

nology companies are expected to kick off a new wave of IPOs,” Janson Yang, PwC China assurance partner, said.

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The welder spent another three hours on Friday morning but

had to quit again as he had to pick up his son from primary school at noon. He joined the line again

after lunch, but he didn’t have any idea about when his turn will come when

China Daily interviewed him at 4:30 pm.

There were so many donators that the organizers brought dozens of stools to

the site so that people could rest after waiting a long time.

Many people also came to Xiangshui

People’s Hospital to offer free food and medicine fo

r those hospitalized. Chen Yueru, a member of local volunteer association, said they have received 2,177 boxes of packed

food for lunch, more than 10,000 bottles of water, 24 boxes of ham sausage and 14

boxes of instant noodle and 500 breads at the hospital.

She said clothes are in demand for many of the injured as the belongings of many

have been buried in debris and stained with blood and dirt.

Gao, the red society volunteer, said a company has donated about 600 bottles of a s

pecial medicine for wound sterilization and has also sent medicine for the injured.

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He pointed out that “the quotes in question are more tha

  a decade old” and suggested that it was “pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of c

ontext, or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think, or would want for the country.”

  Fox News rebukes Jeanine Pirro after she questioned Ilhan Omar’s hijab

  Pointless why? Because the outrage machine doesn’t care about any of that, he asserted.

  He also suggested, without explicitly saying it, that the people offended by his insults and smears weren’t actually sincere about it.

  Progressives, he said, “are not shocked by naughty words. They just pretend to be when it’s useful.”

  Their main goal, he said, is “controlling what you think.”

  ”One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allow

ed is right here, the opinion hours on this network,” he said. “Just a few hours in a sea of television prog

ramming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity.”

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said it wanted to capture the on-court tantrum of Ms

  Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the

cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a

pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”

  Widely criticized

  The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminiscent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim Crow era.

  Williams’ opponent, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, is depicted as a skinny blonde woman, to whom the umpire is saying: “Can’t you just let her win?”

  The Japanese-American Osaka is of mixed heritage, and has Japanese and Haitian roots.

  ”Specifically, concern was expressed that the cartoon depicted Ms Willia

ms with large lips, a broad flat nose, a wild afro-styled ponytail hairstyle different to th

at worn by Ms. Williams during the match, and positioned in an ape-like pose,” said a statement from the press council.

  ”It was also noted that the cartoon should be considered in the context of the histo

ry of caricatures based on race and historical racist depictions of African-Americans.”

  ’Repugnant’When it was first published, the US-based National Association of Black Journalists said the cartoon was “repugnant on many levels.”

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In Iran’s ski resorts, for instance, signs admonish female

  to “obey Islamic affairs,” but many swap their headscarves for ski hats. The morality police

who for years were said to chase transgressors down the slopes on skis, have a dwindling presence in these areas.

  The penalty for breaking hijab rules is also being reduced, with fines of around $15 becoming more common than arrests.

  For commentators and activists, the incident in Tehran may be a sign of more acts of rebellion against the morality police to come.

  ”Iranians are very angry with morality police these days,” tweeted Masih Alineja

d, the Iranian activist behind the “White Wednesday” social media campaign against mandatory hijabs.

  Update: This article has been updated to remove a tweet containing images that CNN c

ould not independently verify. This is a developing story and will continue to be updated.

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The second opportunity is China’s reform. He said reform

has been and will continue to be a key driver of China’s economic growth. In 2018, corporate and individual tax cuts to

taled 1.3 trillion yuan, and industrial profit increased by 11.8 percent, compared with the previous year.

“As reform deepens in all areas, including sweeping fiscal and tax reform and stren

gthening of IPR protection, China will create more opportunities for the world,” he said.

China’s opening-up is the third opportunity. Liu said despite the steep drop in glo

bal FDI, foreign investment flowing into China totaled $135 billion, which was up by 3 percent last year.

The country is also lifting the restrictions on foreign ownership in joint-venture companie

s in sectors including banking, insurance, securities, auto manufacturing, and shipbuilding.

Moreover, as the Chinese people have an increasing appetite for overseas products, the country is moving from being a global seller to a global buyer.

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Chinese researchers in Antarctica arrive at Zhongshan Station after

ANTARCTICA — A total of 37 members on China’s 35th Antarctic research mission on Friday night arrived at the Zhongshan Station after a six-day 520-km journey amid storms.

They started off from the Taishan Station on Feb 3, which, at an altitude of 2,621 meters, is located between the Zhongshan and the Kunlun Stations. The sta

tions are the latest three out of the four scientific research bases on the Antarctic ice sheet built by China since 1964.

The Chinese researchers, 21 of them from the Taishan team and 16 from the Kunlun team, came to Zhongshan after successfully completing their tasks. The two te

ams together departed on Dec 18 from near Zhongshan for their missions.A helicopter transfers fuel oil to the Zhongshan Station, a Chinese res

earch base in Antarctica, Feb 9, 2019.
The Taishan team completed the construction project of the supporting facilities at Taishan in 38 days, a week ah

ead of schedule. Taishan was put into operation in February 2014 after its main building on the ground was completed.

The Kunlun team conducted research works on astronomy, ice berg and surveying and

mapping, among other things. For instance, they on Feb 7 set up a new automatic meteorological station, so

me 100 km away from Zhongshan. The team members arrived at Taishan on Jan 31 to join the researchers there.

The members of the two teams are scheduled to board on China’s icebreaker Xuelong

on Feb 15, leaving Antarctica for home. They are expected to arrive in Shanghai on March 10.

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James, the first letter in Harden’s list, fell out of the top five

NBA official website updates the MVP rankings today. James Harden, who just ranked in the top five last week, continues to rise

at a rocket speed, surpassing the alphabet brother to the top of the list, while LeBron James, who has recently been injured, falls out of the top five.

Harden rose to the top of the list1. James Harden, RocketLast week’s ranking: 5Average field data: 33.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.1 steals

In yesterday’s overtime victory over Warriors away from home, Harden scored 40 + triple-doubles for the second consecutive game – his fifth

consecutive 40 + score and a fatal three-point hit in the last second, leading the Rockets back to victory in a disadvantageous situation where they were 20 points behind. In the past, Harden’s

continued fierce performance has shocked the chin, and the three-point killing of the Warriors is just his latest masterpiece.

Obviously, Harden is not satisfied with just one MVP, and is ready to win the award in a row. Which of the following achievements is more

impressive? 11 consecutive 30 + performances? Or lead the team to six consecutive wins without Paul? Almost on his own, he led the

Rockets out of their previous 11-14 predicament and back into the ranks of Western competitors.

2. Yannis-Adeto Kunbo, BucksLast week’s ranking: 1Average field data: 26.3 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 blockades

There is no sign of any slowdown in the attack of the Alphabetic Songs on the East or even on the whole alliance. His Bucks have just won four

consecutive victories and eight of the last nine battles. If it hadn’t been for Harden’s nuclear-weapon-level performance, he would have continued to be the top MVP player in 2019.

However, Copenhagen’s outstanding personal performance this season has been fully reflected in the voting process of MVP. In the first round of voting announced yesterday,

he became the voter of the whole East. If this trend continues, he will eventually become the captain of the Eastern Team, and LeBron-James

candidate PK, a showdown between male and female. Having won the league’s best 26-10, Alphabet Brother and Bucks’next goal should be in the playoffs.

3. Stephen Cooley, WarriorLast week’s ranking: 4Average field data: 28.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 stealsYesterday’s game with the Rockets was rare enough.

shooting, he was still enough to help the team win – after all, they were 20 points ahead at most. All this, just because they met James Harden.

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Lady Melisandre stirred. “Tell me, Lord Snow …

Lady Melisandre stirred. “Tell me, Lord Snow … where were these other kings when the wild people stormed your Wall?”

“A thousand leagues away and deaf to our need,” Jon replied. “I have not forgotten that, my lady. Nor will I. But my father’s bannermen have wives and children to

protect, and smallfolk who will die should they choose wrongly. His Grace asks much of them. Give them time, and you will have your answers.”

“Answers such as this?” Stannis crushed Lyanna’s letter in his fist.

“Even in the north men fear the wroth of Tywin Lannister. Boltons make bad enemies as well. It is not happenstance that put a flayed man on their banners.

They north rode with Robb, bled with him, died for him. They have supped on grief and death, and now you come to

offer them another serving. Do you blame them if they hang back? Forgive me, Your Grace, but some will look at you and see only another doomed pretender.”

“If His Grace is doomed, your realm is doomed as well,” said Lady Melisandre. “Remember that, Lord Snow. It is the one true king of Westeros who stands before you.”

Jon kept his face a mask. “As you say, my lady.”

I could feel Mother’s hand pressed against my poundingheart.

The trapdoor resisted with sharp cries. Mahisha was besidehimself – he looked as if he were about to burst through thebars.

He seemed to hesitate between staying where he was, atthe place where his prey was closest but most certainly out

ofreach, and moving to the ground level, further away but wherethe trapdoor was located. He raised himself and started snarlingagain.

The goat started to jump. It jumped to amazing heights. Ihad no idea a goat could jump so high. But the back

 

of thecage

was a high

and smooth

cement wall.

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Castle Black seemed a bleak and forlorn place in the

Castle Black seemed a bleak and forlorn place in the pale dawn light. My command, Jon Snow reflected ruefully, as much a ruin as it is a stronghold. The Lord Commander’s Tower was a shell, the Common Hall a pile of

blackened timbers, and Hardin’s Tower looked as if the next gust of wind would knock it over … though it had looked that way for years. Behind them rose the Wall: immense, forbidding, frigid, acrawl with builders pushing up a

new switchback stair to join the remnants of the old. They worked from dawn to dusk. Without the stair, there was no way to reach the top of the Wall save by winch. That would not serve if the wildlings should attack again.

“How well, though?” Ser Godry drew his own blade. “Show us. I promise not to hurt you, lad.”

How kind of you. “Some other time, ser. I fear that I have other duties just now.”

“You fear. I see that.” Ser Godry grinned at his friends. “He fears,” he repeated, for the slow ones.

“You will excuse me.” Jon showed them his back.

“Yes, it is,” said Father, annoyed. “It may very well savetheir lives.”Save our lives! It was no longer a small alarm bell thatwas ringing in my head – they

were big bells now, like theones we heard from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, not farfrom the zoo.

“But Piscine? He’s only eight,” Mother insisted.
“He’s the one who worries me the most.””I’m innocent!” I burst out. “It’s Ravi’s fault, whatever it is.

He did it!””What?” said Ravi. “I haven’t done anything wrong.” Hegave me the evil eye.

“Shush!” said Father, raising his hand. He was looking atMother. “Gita, you’ve seen Piscine. He’s at that age when boysrun around and poke their noses everywhere.”Me? A run-arounder? An everywhere-nose-poker? Not so,not

so! Defend me, Mother, defend me, I implored in myheart. But she only sighed and nodded, a signal that theterrible

 

business could

proceed.

“Come with me,”

said Father.

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