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ns in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technologies, stipulating that clini
cal research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ transplants be
tween species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics co
mmittee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wi
th ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.
Guests like Austrian ambassador to China Friedrich Stift, p
erformances from the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna, and reality TV star Allen Wu as
host have made the event the most talked-about on Beijing’s April social calendar.
The dapperly attendees and the venue at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, a lux
ury hotel in downtown Beijing, will make April 13 a night of waltz, high fashion and haute cuisine.
With tickets priced 1,500 yuan ($224), the ball has sold out every ye
ar during its five-year history in Beijing, according to organizer, the Kempinski Hotel.
In this video interview with China Daily’s website, both the ambassador and Brice Péan, mana
ging director of the Kempinski Hotel, give a preview of what to expect at this year’s ball.
ssing $682 billion, and it is only natural that the two sides should seek to consolidate their trade and economic cooperation since it provides a solid foundati
on for strengthening their overall relationship, and they have everything to gain from building on the current g
ood momentum in their relations and docking their respective development strategies.
At the 21st China-EU Leaders’ Meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, Premier Li Keqiang is expected to underscore China’s resolve to deepen st
rategic mutual trust and cooperation with the EU, including on the Belt and Road Initiative that China has prop
osed as a means for improving global connectivity and shared development.
This year, Italy and Luxembourg signed memorandums of under
standing with China to jointly advance the construction of the Belt and Road, bringing to 22 the total num
ber of European countries that have signed cooperative agreements with China on the initiative.
It is not all hunky-dory of course, as two major powers, the two sides do differ on some issues, a
nd there are some disputes between them. However, their common interests far outweigh their differences.
Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump met in Hanoi on Wednesday, their broad smiles and warm handsh
ake conveyed the same conviviality they displayed after their head-to-head talks in Singapore eight months ago.
However, the expectations ahead of this meeting have been much higher than they were last June, when the first mee
ting between the two sitting leaders of the two countries was a historic achievement in itself.
This time both leaders will be hoping to return home with more than just the souvenir photos.
A formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, which the DPRK has long sought, would go a long way
to addressing Pyongyang’s security concerns, which it has used to justify its nuclear weapons program.
With a security guarantee and incentives, such as sanctions relief and economic assistan
ce, the once isolated country would have no reason not to drop its nuclear weapons program.
Trump, who seems to have adopted a more flexible approach in dealing with Pyongyang, said prio
r to the Hanoi summit that he would be happy as long as the DPRK commits to “no (nuclear weapons) testing”.
In September 2015, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma Yun started a program to sponsor rural teac
hers. His Jack Ma Foundation then launched a Rural Teacher Award to honor the 100 top tea
chers around China each year and offer each of them 100,000 yuan ($15,000) and professional training for three years.
In order to attend the ceremony in Hainan on January 13, Thubten Gyatso had to leave Moding vill
age on January 10, ride a mule to Xulong county, and walk for two hours to Simaoding in Yu
nnan Province. From there, he took a bus to Shangri-La county and flew to Sanya, a tourist city of Hainan.
“Without Jack Ma’s campaign, I wouldn’t have had the chance to go to Sanya. I wanted to see what the sea a
nd big city are like,” Thubten Gyatso said.Born in 1986, Thubten Gyatso has worked in Moding village school for eight years. His onl
y colleague is Tashi Chophel, who was also Thubten Gyatso’s teacher when he was a student at the school.
When Thubten Gyatso was a child, he severely injured his right leg while walking in the mountainous roads and ended
up having to use an artificial limb. After graduating from middle school, he was forced to end his education.
“I was heartbroken, but there was no way for me to continue my studies. When I had time, I learn
ed the Tibetan language by myself,” Thubten Gyatso said in a video interview released on iqiyi.com.
The disability also meant Thubten Gyatso could not do any physical work. His teacher Tash
i Chophel suggested he work at the school to earn some money, and more importantly, to teach the children.