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He also collected a comprehensive book called Hai Cuo Tu (“an album of the abundant marine world”), which was illus

trated by Nie Huang, a natural scientist who spent decades studying the country’s waterways and coastal areas.

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Dynasty through missionaries,” says Li Shi, a researcher of ancient painting at the Palace Museum.

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ting are kept,” she says, adding, “but there are also paintings in the album which show that typical tech

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Qianlong loved the three encyclopedias and kept them in his residence for frequent reference and the education of his children.

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eror, like tigers, donkeys, and dogs, to those that Qianlong would have never seen in his li

fetime, like giraffes on the African savanna or whales breaking the ocean surface.

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Most of the tunnels along the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sich

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The 9,240-meter Bukamu Tunnel is located in Manling county of the reg

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“Once construction began in October 2015, it took more than 300 workers 1,234 days to complete the tunnel,” said Y

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Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Dealers Association, said earlier that the booming market is tha

nks to the central government’s decision to remove limits on the flow of used vehicles across regions.

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China has about 240 million cars on the road, data from CADA showed, yet about 78 percent are from first-and second-tier cities.

“But demand for used vehicles chiefly comes from consumers in small cities, resulting in huge dema

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2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.

Major internet behemoths are also joining the fray.

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nd new materials, according to its developer CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co.

The carriage body, bogie frame, driver’s cabin and equipment compartment are made of ca

rbon fiber composite materials, which make the train 13 percent lighter than traditional subway t

rain, said Ding Sansan, deputy chief engineer of CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co. Silicon carbide inverter and permanent ma

gnet synchronous motor are used in the hauling system, which save energy by 15 percent, said Ding.

The windows in the train are touch panels. Passengers can watch videos and news by touching the windows.

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Quarterly earnings growth augurs well for A-share firms

Improved earnings of companies listed on mainland bourses during the first quarter of the year augur well for the full-ye

ar financial results and are an indication of the vitality the Chinese economy, analysts said.

During the January to March period, aggregate profits of A-share compan

ies topped 1 trillion yuan ($147.6 billion) and grew 9.4 percent year-on-year, reversing a fu

ll-year decline of 1.9 percent last year, data from Shanghai-based information provider Wind Info showed.

Meanwhile, aggregate return on equity (ROE)-a major gauge of

profitability-stood at 9.8 percent, intact from the whole-year of 2018.

“Given that the downtrend in economic growth had largely eased by the end of the first quarter, the aggregate ROE of A-shar

e companies has probably hit the bottom,” said Xu Gao, chief economist at Everbright Securities Asset Management Co Ltd.

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r kids’ footprints have been left on hundreds of desti

“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.

Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes

tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.

“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.

During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t

rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.

Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave

rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.

Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz

hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.

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The industrial park sits on nearly 26 hectares of land in

Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.

On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.

Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi

Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls

and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.

A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while

Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.

Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus

trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.

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The bank, a subsidiary of the South African Absa Group, sai

id the money was not part of its deposit, and the contents of the safe deposit box were only known to the owner, adding that it was working with the police in the investigation.

“The customer had concealed fake currency in his personal safe deposit box against the bank’s rules and regulations whic

h include restrictions of items which can be held in the safe deposit box,” Barclays Kenya said in a statement.

Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

The currency seizure comes as lawmakers in the country push for the implem

entation of a policy that removes strict banking laws mandating financial institutions to record transactions above $10,000.

Kenya’s apex bank chief Patrick Njoroge opposed the amendment sayi

ng it could derail the fight against corruption and money laundering in the country.

A case challenging the implementation of the amendments is due to be heard in Kenya’s High Court

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The President’s emergency Proclamation reasonably descr

  ribed the current situation as an ongoing ‘border security and humanitarian crisis,'” Boyd adds. “The cris

is at the border … may qualify as an emergency even though it, too, is not entirely new.”

  Twelve Republican senators banded together Thursday to deliver the f

orceful rebuke after expressing concerns that Trump’s use of the national emergency decla

ration as an end-run around Congress violates the separation of powers and sets a bad precedent that a woul

d-be future Democratic president could follow to unilaterally drive their agenda.

  The White House sought to pare back Republican defections leading up to the vote, with the President and White House aides

making clear to Republican senators that a vote against Trump on this issue would have ramifications come re-election time.

  Trump rejected entreaties from several Senate Republicans t

o agree to a compromise that would curtail his national emergency powers and instead fra

med the vote not as a matter of constitutional concerns, but rather as a litmus test on border security.

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Tests to start on launch of space stationtart preparatory tests

hina will start preparatory tests for its manned space station mission in the

second half of this year, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

The agency said in a statement on Monday that the core module of the space station, as w

ell as a Long March 5B carrier rocket and payloads to be carried by the rocket’s maiden flight, will be tr

ansported to the Wenchang Space Launch Site in the island province of Hainan to conduct tests.

After those drills, the Long March 5B rocket will launch from the Wenchang s

ite for the first time when appropriate, the agency said, without giving an exact date.

Sources close to China’s manned space program said that after the maiden flight, Long March 5B rockets will be tasked w

th lifting parts of the nation’s first manned station into space, where those parts will be assembled by astronauts.

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