Guangzhou continues crackdown on animal smuggling

uangzhou, provincial capital of Guangdong province, pledged to further cooperate with overseas

counterparts in the fight against endangered animal smuggling in the coming months, said a senior local customs officer.

“Top priorities will be given to big cases: major smuggling gangs, channels and networks,” said Zheng

Jun, deputy director of the Guangzhou customs anti-smuggling bureau, at a news conference in Guangzhou on Thursday.

According to Zheng, Guangzhou customs provided valuable and accurate information to its Malaysian count

erparts in January, resulting in the seizure by Malaysian customs officers of more than 60 kilograms of rhinoceros horns.

Zheng reiterated that customs officers from his bure

au have zero tolerance for smuggling and will introduce more high-tech means and big data

analysis to crack down on smugglers trafficking endangered animals and their products.

Zheng made the remarks after his bureau seized a total of 178.66 kilograms of smugg

led endangered animals and their products, the result of 111 cases since the beginning of the ye

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Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landi

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will attend the ceremonies t

o be held in France later this year for commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Trump made the remarks when asked by a World War II veteran at the Oval Office in the White House.

“I’ll be there,” he said.

The Normandy landings, an unexceptionally big military operation launched by the Allied troops, commence

d on June 6, 1944, breaking Nazi Germany’s grip on France and changing the course of history during the World War II.

Trump made a trip to France for the 100th anniversary commemorations of the end of World War I last November.

He has frequently criticized European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

for failing to meet the official annual defense spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product set by the organization.

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When resorting to the legal system for protection, the

re is a price to pay: time, money and the risk of losing your job. And as a result they took to cyberspace,” she said.

Employers are obliged to provide overtime pay, bonuses and welfare benefits to em

ployees working overtime. But many tech company employees said it was too much to hope for.

A senior developer with the e-commerce giant Alibaba,

who asked not to be named to protect his career, said employers seldom say the

schedule is compulsory, but failure to follow the rules could lead to low performance scores and layoffs.

“Defiant behavior can also lead to losing your annual bonus, which is a lot of money,” he said.

To better protect workers from harsh treatment, Jiang suggested th

at oversight should be beefed up, and systems for lodging complaints should be improved.

China’s Labor Law prescribes that the working hours of

an employee should not exceed an average of eight hours daily, or 44 hours a week.

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We know that multifamily construction recovered mo

re quickly than single-family construction and remains relatively strong,” Bachm

an told China Daily. “This may be because of greater demand for smaller housing units.”

He said it also may be due to financial limits (mortgages for singl

e-family homes have become harder to obtain) or because

of greater demand for living in central cities, where people are more likely to live in multifamily buildings.

A 2018 study by the real estate listings site Zillow indicates that single women can affo

rd to purchase only 39 percent of US homes on the market, but they are buying them at a rate that far exceeds that

of single men, who are able to purchase more than half of the homes currently for sale.

“The housing market will need to make lots of changes to accommo

date the growing number of single people, especia

lly the single women who are buying a lot of homes,” said DePaulo. “Some will want small places, such as stu

dios or one-bedroom places, though others will want an extra bedroom for a study or for guests.”

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Rapid tests on water samples collected on Friday found the

water of three rivers inside the park was polluted by volatile organic compounds – chloroform, methylene chloride, dichloroeth

ane and toluene. But no volatile organic compounds were detected in the waters of the three rivers outside the park.

The polluted water bodies of the three rivers had been cordoned off and so far no po

llution was detected in waters outside of the park, according to rescue headquarters.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment also require

d special attention for possible rainfall and its impact on handling the aftermath of the blast.

Wei Zheng, a worker with the environmental monitoring station of Funing county, who was sent to Xiangshui county

for assistance, said that he got water samples from inside the park and the nearby Guanhe River every three hours for analysis.

“We analyze the chemical remains in the water, including aniline, nitrobenzene and VOC. Environmen

tal protection workers have established eight water monitoring stations inside and near the chemical park,” Wei said.

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Chinese netizens have dubbed Wan Xi-he doesn’t give his

real name-”the most hardcore cat lover” for building the AI cat shelter.

The wooden box, 165 centimeters tall, is cozy with a small entry. Inside is a multil

evel cat den with a scratching post, plush resting places, dangling toys and hideaways.

The access control system features AI facial recognition technology. A high-definition camera on top can identify 174 kinds

of cats and let them enter or exit as they wish. It has night vision to let in any ginger toms or gray tabbies wandering by at night.

The camera can check cats for four common feline diseases, including inflammation of the mout

h and gums, skin problems and trauma. It can identify a neutered cat by spotting its ear tag within 300 milliseconds.

Once a sick or non-neutered cat is identified, volunteers get an alert on their cellphones and come to help.

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Sports participation, as part of all-around education, sho

uld be given a more prominent role on campus, whereas now acade

mic excellence seems to be the main priority in our country,” Yao told China Daily on Sun

day in Beijing during the annual session of the country’s top political advisory body.

“Building organized and accessible sports competitions with tailor-made programs and adequate facilities is the key to involv

ing as many students as possible,” said Yao, who is chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association.

At last year’s two sessions, he proposed implementation of a “m

ini basketball” program for younger students. It saw 10,000 participants registered with the CBA

sign up for some 15,000 teams that competed regularly in 192 cities across the country over the past year.

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