Unexpected twist in Gui case embarrasses Swedish FM

There has been a new unexpected twist in the case of Gui Minhai, and this time, the Swedish Ambassador to China Anna Lindstedt is involved.

Gui Minhai was born in China and later became a naturalized Swedish citizen. He was a Hong Kong-based bookseller be

fore being sued in the Chinese mainland in 2015. That lawsuit strained relations between China and Sweden.

His daughter, Angela Gui, has recently detailed a bizarre account of her visit to Stockholm, which has

embarrassed the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Angela Gui, who grew up in Sweden, now live

s in Britain where she is studying for a PhD in history at university. She gave her account in a media interview last we

ek and made an announcement Wednesday on her blog. Gui said that Ambassador Lindstedt contacted her in mid-January, inviting her to go to Sto

ckholm to meet two Chinese businessmen, who Lindstedt trusted, to discuss a new approach to her father’s case.

Angela Gui said she went to Stockholm in late January where she met two Chinese businessmen in the presence of Lindstedt. In

her statement, she said that the two businessmen asked her to stop all media engagements and public comment in exch

ange for her father’s release or commutation. According to Gui, Lindstedt supported the plan and said t

hat if not, the relationship between Sweden and China would otherwise be further undermined.

Angela Gui said that after the meeting, she called the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for confirm

ation. “They told me they hadn’t had the slightest idea this whole affair was taking place. They hadn’t even been informed the amb

assador was in the country,” she wrote. In her account of what happened, she not only gave details of the meeting,

but also described how she was feeling threatened and how the whole arrangement seemed suspicious.

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Lai Xiaomin charged with bribery, corruption and bigamy

ai Xiaomin, former China Huarong Asset Management board chairman, has been charged with bribery, corruption and bigamy, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Friday.

China Huarong is one of the country’s four largest State-own asset management companies.

It is alleged that Lai exploited various professional positions, including head of the Huarong

corporation and director-general of the banking supervision department of the People’s Bank of China.

While in these positions, it is claimed that he asked for and received significant benefits in exc

hange for “aid”, according to a press release from the SPP, the country’s top prosecuting authority.

It also alleged that Lai was in illegal possession of a large number of public properties, a

nd that he was living as husband and wife with a woman other than his wife, the release said.

Lai, 56, was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) o

f the Communist Party of China in April last year for “serious violations of disciplinary rules

and laws”, and was expelled from the Party and removed from public office six months later.

The CCDI said he violated political disciplines and State financial policies to blindly expand the c

ompany and operate it in a disorderly manner, resulting in it deviating from its primary tasks and business.

Lai, a Jiangxi province native, started his career at the People’s Bank of China in July 1983, and went on

to hold key positions at the China Banking Regulatory Commission and Beijing Banking Regulatory Bureau.

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hina has seen 4.8 percent yearly growth in foreign dire

rect investment in January, and its high-tech service industry has seen the most dramatic increase in the use of foreign capital.

According to Ministry of Commerce data released Thursday, the country has attracted 84.18 bil

lion yuan ($12.41 billion) in FDI in the first month of 2019, up 4.8 percent year-on-year.

Foreign capital flowing to the country’s high-tech service sector in January has mo

re than doubled compared to the same period in 2018, reaching 15.77 billion yuan.

The total FDI used in the manufacturing industry has also climbed by 5 percent y

ear-on-year, totaling 26.7 billion yuan. The service sector has used 56.2 billion yu

an in FDI, up 5.1 percent, and the high-tech industry has seen a 40.9 percent yearly growth of FDI used.

FDI from the United States has seen a staggering 124.6 percent year-on-year growth.

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Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, chairman of the Chinese Gener

Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said he believes the blueprint will demonstrate ho

w to achieve mutual development without vicious competition among the participating cities.

He also noted that Hong Kong enjoys an advantage in attracting international talent and providing world-class pro

fessional services. That’s what Hong Kong can contribute to the development of the Greater Bay Area, Choi remarked.

Choi’s chamber is one of the leading business chambers in H

ong Kong, with nearly 6,000 members from business and trade circles.

Zhang Mingjie, a professor at the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong U

niversity of Science and Technology, expressed high expectations for the out

line, saying it would open the door to brighter prospects for Hong Kong’s scientific and technological development.

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China, US to hold high-level economic, trade consultati

  US President Donald Trump (R) listens to Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (L) during a

eeting to discuss trade issues in the Oval Office of the White House in in Washington, Jan 31, 2019. Photo/IC

  BEIJING – Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will hold a new round of high-level China-US economic

  and trade consultation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Beijing from Feb 14 to 15.

  US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndR) speaks across from Vice-Premier Liu He (L) during the opening of US-China Trade Talks

  in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, US, Jan 30, 2019. PhotoAgencies

  ding on the recent consultation in Washington, the two sides will have further discussion on issues of common concern.

  The US delegation will arrive in Beijing on Feb 11.

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Winter outdoor swimming to become an optional course

After reinstating swimming as a requirement to graduate in 2017, China’s top university, Tsinghua, may now make wint

er outdoor swimming an optional course, a WeChat account of China Youth Daily (ID: zqbcyol) reported on Jan. 31.

Winter swimming may shortly become an optional course at Tsinghua University, s

aid the instructor of Tsinghua’s winter swimming club, Wei Qingpeng, disclosing th

at the proposal has won favor with the university’s sports education department.

Wei explained that no other Chinese universities currently carry out winter sw

imming activities. In his opinion, the school’s support for winter swimming wi

ll not encourage students to become thrill-seekers, but will help advocate a healthy lifestyle.

Tsinghua University’s winter swimming club was opened in 2017. The club now has

about 40 members, 20 of whom take part in activities during the winter months.

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There is also a certain level of wordplay, which crops up in m

For most people, however, homemade dumplings are simply nostalgic little reminders of past Spring Festivals. “They are a ta

ste of family, or a taste of being home. It infuses a particular love for the family in the hope of a safe and sound year for all family members in the next year,” said Wu.

Why don’t you try and make our dumplings at home this Spring Festival?

To make 45 dumplings with the same fillings as shown in our video:

First, you will want to make the dough.

Ingredients:

500 grams (4 cups / 18 ounces) all-purpose flour

265 millilitre (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons / 9 ounces) water

Mix the flour and water in a bowl with a pair of chopsticks. When the flour starts sticking, dust your hands with flour and knead the contents into a ball.

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The National Football Training Team was warmly invit

The National Football Training Team is conducting overseas training in Marbella, Spain. The main task of the tea

m at this stage is to substitute competition for training. In the morning of Beijing time, Real Madrid officially an

nounced that the National Football Training Team will conduct a two-day training and competition in Real Madrid.

Real Madrid wrote on its official microblog that, at the invitation of the Real Madrid Football Club, the National Fo

otball Training Team will conduct a two-day training and competition in Real Madrid.

After completing training in Real Madrid Sports City yesterday, the National Football Training Team visited Real Ma

drid Sports City accompanied by Emilio Butragueno, Director of Real Madrid Institutional Relations.

At 19:00 Beijing time today, the National Football Training Team will have a fri

endly match with Real Madrid II. For the arrival of the National Football Tra

ining Team, Real Madrid warmly said: Welcome to the Real Madrid Football Club.

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Apple revoked the FB certificate; Huawei and Qualcomm

Huawei and Qualcomm settle temporarily: Huawei pays Qualcomm $150 million Quarterly

According to foreign media reports, Qualcomm said Huawei had signed a short-term aut

horization agreement with Qualcomm. In a conference call with analysts on the company’s financial perf

ormance, Qualcomm Chief Financial Officer George Davis said Huawei would pay Qualcomm $150 million a quarter. The

deal, which was concluded by Qualcomm in the first quarter ending December 30, will last until June 30.

Qualcomm probably wants to concentrate on Apple’s patent war.

Collection of Five Blessings: Occupy Your Blessing, Must Have Houfu and Other Hot Words

This year Alipay’s new “flower card” and “lucky card” set off a new round of upsurge. In order to get friends’ flower car

ds or professional dedication, netizens are also wits and wits. Some netizens have also coined such new wor

ds as “Zhan you fu”, “You must have later fu”, “scrapi

ng card type poverty alleviation” and so on, which are called “Ji Wufu slang”.

One meal was as fierce as a tiger, with a New Year’s Eve score of 0.5.

Apple revoked Facebook’s iOS Enterprise D

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The wei gao injured firewire if necessary Ang lee

For all the sports news Beijing time on January 31, the end of the last night a

CBA match jilin over guangzhou by a la

rge margin, but compared to the game more interesting ang lee’s injuries, ang

lee’s fall of jilin team inside suddenly fall in

to the predicament of the shortage.Jilin team once inside general Zhong Cheng is still in the liao basket of “co

mmunication”, but his contract expires with liao basket, associate Zhao Jiwei

injured last summer, liao basket ba

ck dries up, jilin team back unconditionally the high rock, liao

basket will use Zhong Cheng to gao also favor?

As the jilin team starting center, lee for the importance of the jilin team is self-e

vident, while the data is general, the only is to as jilin team besides lampe pri

nting center, jilin team also need to lee big foreign aid “melee” with each other on

the pitch, need him on the court let lampe to get more time to rest, but as he

fell, jilin team inside suddenly dries up, han

ds and see the rest of the few people, head-to-head with the task of each other

inside the key players who can carry?

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