Many of her professors took the high-speed railway

 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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Beverages, which used to focus on flavor, have als

so aimed to forge a connection to health. Concepts such as vegetable protein drinks,

MCT, or medium-chain triglyceride, and dietary fiber were unveiled. Riding the wave of nationwide phy

sical fitness, sales of snacks with less sugar and no sugar also showed an obvious increase.

Unique and distinctive snack food is enjoying growing popularity among young people born a

fter 1995, who pay more attention to innovative taste, unique design and clever names.

The Chinese snack industry has entered a fast lane of development. Its gross output value is

expected to grow by about 20 percent a year, hitting 3 trillion yuan by 2020, the report said.

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China boast 80% of world’s unicornsSince the term “unic

icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio

n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.

The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj

ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.

The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio

n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig

hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.

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China to remain steadfast protecting national security

China welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US Defen

se Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative relati

onship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s military

presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship.

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Some foreign entities have violated the market princ

nciple and spirit of contract and taken measures to block Chinese companies for non-commerci

al purposes, threatening the safety and benefit of China as well as the global industrial chain.”

“To fight trade protectionism and safeguard China’s national securit

y and legitimate interest of the public, China has decided to make such a list,” Gao said.

The ministry will disclose more details regarding the list in the near future, Gao said.Starting his seco

nd term in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed a second China-India infor

mal summit in Varanasi later this year. Varanasi is not only a culturally important city for Indians and one of the olde

st cities in the world but also the constituency that elected Modi to parliament.

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His political beliefs as a Party member supported him du

ring the war period and in serving the people in peacetime, with indiffe

rence to fame and wealth, Zhang told Xinhua News Agency. He said he has been fulfil

ling the oath that he had sworn when joining the Party, and that he doesn’t deserve special recognition for his

achievements, since what he did was negligible compared with those who sacrificed their lives in the war. His left leg

was amputated seven years ago because of an illness, but Zhang stood up again on his prosthesis.

He said he doesn’t want to be a burden for others, and wants his children to work wholehe

artedly for the Party and the people.Escalating disputes between China and the United States could signi

ficantly weaken sentiment in business and financial markets, disrupt global supply chains and create an e

conomic drag this year, the International Monetary Fund warned on Friday.

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With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympic

 preparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.

Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s no

rthern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou

ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.

As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Linglong Tow

er, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heightened f

or the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature ath

letic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.

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A purported doctor who goes by the alias Dahanc

chengxiang recently wrote a WeChat article saying he often encountered patients who fell for the fake adverti

sements, wasted money and treatment time and thus missed the opportunity to be cured.

The netizen also strongly opposed Li’s nomination shortly after the announce

ment, saying in an article that Li was morally unqualified because of Baidu’s insufficient regulation of adver

tising. The article went viral on social media but was removed over complains of libel by Baidu.

Li would not be the first controversial engineer to become an acade

mician, which carries perks such as stipends and medical se

rvices. In 2011, the public was outraged when Xie Jianping, a chemical engineer who created less harmful to

bacco products, became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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I was premier of New South Wales for the long

est time. I got to know the Chinese community and got to appreciate its loyalty to Australia an

d its democracy and cannot imagine Australia without them. They are not pushing a communist par

ty agenda. Now they feel uncomfortable with headlines that associate them with disloyalty.

Chinese-Australians need to set up an organization

And I will offer my advice and support when they are ready to set up an organization to defend this proposition.

It should be an organization without any links to Beijing or any obl

igation to defend China’s system of government, an organization that will assert that mig

rants from China who do the right thing should not be subject to taunts and stereotypes and vilification.

With this, it might be said, Chinese migrants in Australia will stand up, just as the Jewish migrants did in the US.

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kely to attract millions of people across Chin

to skiing, skating and other winter sports, which in turn will promote more national and int

ernational winter sports events. With the aim to better develop winter sports, governments at all levels shou

ld issue policies to encourage more people, in particular, teenagers, to follow and play winter sports.

Besides, the government should learn from the experiences of Nordic countries how to increase the popularity of winter sports.

Li Hai, director of the School of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Sport

Concerted efforts to develop winter sports

Winter sports have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially after China won the bid to host the 2022 Winte

r Olympics, creating a huge opportunity for the development of the winter sports industry.

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