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Peking Opera pieces, The Legend of the White Snake and The Jewelry Pouc
h. She now spends much of her time teaching Peking Opera at the National Academy of Chin
ese Theater Arts, one of the top academies of traditional Chinese operas, to pass on the ancient art to younger gene
rations.he Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27. This
summit will be highly important in terms of its participation and depth of issues under discussion. It is expected tha
t representatives from 100 countries and regions will attend the event. Preparations are at their peak, as it will be
a major diplomatic event in Beijing and the Chinese government grants it very high importance.
Peking Opera is a 200-year-old Chinese theat
er art dating back to the 18th century, which combines speech, song, dance and
martial arts. In 2010, UNESCO inscribed it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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Xi reviewed 18 vessels from 13 countries invited to participate in a naval parade on Tuesday afternoon.
The foreign vessels in the waters off eastern China’s coastal city of Qingdao saluted
Xi, who was on board the destroyer Xining, in their traditional manners as they passed by.
The vessels whistled and officers and soldiers stood in a ceremonial formation, saluting Xi as they passed by.
“Salute to you, comrades,” Xi called out to the officers and soldiers.
“Hail to you, chairman,” they replied.
Xi alternated the greeting with “Comrades, thanks f
or your hard work,” to which the officers and soldiers replied “Serve the peop
urn the salute, and Xi waved to the naval officers and soldiers aboard the vessels
i onboard the destroyer Xining gave an order to commence the naval parade on the sea off Qingdao at about 2:30 pm Tuesday.
A total of 32 vessels of the People’s Liberation Army Navy sailed in six groups, and 39 warplanes of the navy flew in ten echelons.
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ion determines economic growth. Even though it will take some time, the large number of people i
n BRI-related economies will ultimately prove the potential for economic development in those countries.
Ma Yu, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperatio
n, said the BRI provides a new impetus for the recovery of the world economy. The improvement in infra
structure, and digital-related manufacturing brought by the BRI will restore the development capacity of the worl
d economy and bring new opportunities for the partnership between Chinese and local companies.
Also on Monday, the Office of the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative
released an official report on the development, achievements and prospects of the BRI.
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Mandarin learners encouraged to play parts in fostering bilateral friendship
President Xi Jinping encouraged a group of United States high-school students to boost
friendship between China and the US as he replied to their letter written to him in Chinese.
“I hope you will make the best of your time, study hard and contribute y
our part to a deeper friendship between the people of our two countries,” Xi wrote in th
e letter, saying the young generations represent the future of the Sino-US friendship.
Over 40 students from Niles North High School in the state of Illinois who are studyi
ng Mandarin Chinese recently wrote to Xi, asking about his work, life and hobbies.
They told the Chinese leader in the letter that they are studying Mandarin, and they love the Chinese language, music and cuisine.
In his written response, Xi expressed gratitude to the students for their letter, and said he
can feel from the letter their love of the Chinese language as well as their interest in Chinese culture.
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interest in philosophy, history, literature, culture, music and sports, and that he first cul
tivated many of these interests back in middle school and they have stayed with him ever since.
His job is serving the people, and he works hard with a busy schedule, but takes great pleasure in his work, Xi wrote.
The Niles North students also inquired whether Xi likes the US.
Xi answered in the letter that he has visited their country many times and is impressed with the “beautiful landscape, hos
pitable people and diverse culture”, and he made a lot of friends, including some young people.
He said the students are “wonderful” and expressed hope that they will make greater progress in studying Chinese.
Learning Chinese will help them better understand China, a
d get acquainted with more Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking friends across the world, Xi said.
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China on Monday published a report elaborating on the progress, contributions and prospects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The document, prepared by the office of the leading group for promoting the BRI, was released ahead
of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held from April 25 to 27 in Beijing.
The Belt and Road Initiative is an initiative for peaceful
development and economic cooperation, rather than a geopolitical or military alliance, said the rep
ort. “It is a process of open, inclusive and common development, not an exclusionary bloc or a ‘China club’.”
“It neither differentiates between countries by ideology nor plays the zero-sum
game. Countries are welcome to join the initiative if they so will,” according to the report.
The BRI has turned ideas into actions and vision into reality, and i
tself into a public product widely welcomed by the international community, the report said.
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rule has been added stating that such tests should also follow ethical pri
nciples. It also clarified the responsibilities of the ethics review board.
Researchers should also explain the risks of an experiment to test participants and obtain their consent before proceeding.
The draft laws are the latest by Chinese authorities to encourage responsible research practices and increase the effe
ctiveness of the nation’s oversight in scientific research, especially those related to humans.
Experts said the regulations have been long-awaited in the scienti
fic community, and they are curious to see future details and its effects on their research.
Huang Yu, deputy director of the medical genetics department at Peking University, said it used to be difficult to h
old violators of research ethics accountable because of a lack of clear legal rules.
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Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.The embassy is verifying the number of Chinese injured in the attacks.
Earlier information from the embassy said that four Chinese nationals were injured
in the multiple church and hotel explosions that ripped through the island nation on the Easter day.
The Chinese Embassy has activated an emergency response mechanism immediately a
fter the blasts, and embassy officials have visited the injured who were in hospital for treatment.
The government has imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am local time on Monday.
The Sri Lankan government has also imposed a temporary ban on social media to prevent the spread of false information.
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Of the dead in the blasts, there are 35 foreigners, the police confirmed. Hospital sources
had earlier said nine foreigners were among those killed while 13 others have been injured.
Airline says flights continue despite curfew
SriLankan Airlines is telling passengers boo
ked on flights out of the country that they will be able to fly despite the curfew imposed.
The carrier says in a statement that travelers on all airlines operating out of Bandaranai
ke International Airport can access the airport by showing their tickets and passports at checkpoints.
The airline says security has been tightened at the airp
ort, and it advises passengers to arrive four hours before their scheduled flights.
Both Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Mi
nister Ranil Wickremesinghe have condemned the attacks and appealed for calm.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said t
he tri-forces and the police are conducting a thorough probe into the explosions.
In a special statement, the police urged the publi
c to stay indoors and not gather at the explosion sites which had been sealed off.
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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in pr
oviding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more th
an 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 officers and soldiers to escor
t over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countries and regions and provided free medical servi
ces to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to approval from t