Former Chongqing court official killedestigated by

Tan Zhihua, former vice-president of the No 2 Intermediate Peopl

e’s Court in Chongqing, was killed during an alleged burglary, ThePaper.cn reported on Sunday.

The Shanghai-based website said the news was from an authorized source, but it did not disclose it.

The case is being investigated by local police, it said.

Tan, 55, a Chongqing native, was removed from his court post in December 2016.

CHENGDU — A forest fire that killed 27 firefighters and three locals in southwest China’s Sich

uan province a week ago started to burn again Saturday afternoon, local authorities said Sunday.

Around 5 pm on Saturday, the fire was found to have started in the northeastern part of the fo

rest, according to the sources with Muli County, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture.

So far, 350 firefighters are battling the fire and other 440 locals from neighboring towns have rushed to the site.

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I am offering to sit down with the leader of the op

osition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to ensure that we leave the European Union and that we do so with a deal.”

The pound rallied against the dollar as much as 0.3 percent to above $1.31. It also strengthened against the euro to 85.43 pence.

May said that if she could not agree a unified approach with

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn then the government would agree a number of options o

n the future relationship with the EU and put them before the House of Commons in a series of votes.

The government, she said, would then abide by the decision of the House of Commons.

Her divorce deal with the EU has been defeated three times by the lower house of the Briti

sh parliament, which failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternatives.

The impasse has already delayed Brexit for at least two weeks beyond the planned departure date on April 12.

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Much work’ awaits new Sino-US trade talksnited Stat

hina and the United States will hold their eighth round of high-level economic and trade cons

ultations in Beijing on Friday, with “much work” remaining to be done, the Ministry of Commerce said.

Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that the two nations have made some progre

ss through recent phone discussions between Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Ligh

thizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “But there remains much work to be done,” he said.

To iron out differences over certain economic and trade issues, China and the US have b

een intensifying their consultations. Next week, Liu will visit Washington for the ninth round of talks.

Negotiators from both sides are striving to implement consensuses reached betw

een the countries’ leaders in December, Gao said at a regular news conference.

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Media Matters said, in effect, that the group is just highlig

  hting the Fox hosts’ own words and letting others decide.

  The first batch of “Bubba” show clips were released on Sunday evening. Carlson was heard making many misogy

nistic and crude comments. Before long a “fire Tucker” hashtag was trending on Twitter.

  Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for his misogynistic remarks

  Fox News declined to comment on the controversy. The network has been battling Media Matters in various ways for many years.

  Some of Carlson’s comments on the radio show date back to a time when he worked at MSNBC. He j

oined Fox as an analyst in 2009 and he now hosts the 8 p.m. hour, one of Fox’s highest-rated time slots.

  During past controversies about his anti-immigrant point of view, some advertisers have bailed on his show. Later this week Fox is h

osting a promotional event for advertisers at its headquarters, with an eye toward promoting its newscasts like “Special Rep

ort” and “Shepard Smith Reporting.” So for the company, this new turmoil around Carlson’s show and the recent ou

tcry about another right-wing opinion host, Jeanine Pirro, is coming at one of the worst possible times.

  While Carlson was speaking out on his show Monday night, Media Matters president Ang

elo Carusone was on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” armed with additional examples from the “Bubba” show.

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hina and the United States are still in talks regarding

ongoing trade issues, which require the two countries to meet halfway, Zhong Shan, China’s minister of commerce, said on Tuesday.

The 90-day talks between the two countries have reached a breakthrough, said Zhong.

“The two parties agreed to extend the negotiation, and during the extension, both sides

will not implement the planned tariff hike. We should cherish the hard earned achievement,” he added.

hina has slashed the average time for customs clearance by over half in 2018, far surpassing the government’s previous g

oal to cut the average time by one third, according to Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs.

“The robust growth of China’s booming cross-border e-commerce has posed chal

lenges to customs supervision,” Ni said on Tuesday, during an interview from the sidelines of the two sessions.

To meet the new challenges, Chinese customs used the artificial intelligence technologies to help ease the clearance pr

ocedures. “In the next step, we will strengthen the supervision and improve the services,” Ni said.

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ollege entrance exam reform extends to more provinces

An ongoing reform of China’s college entrance exam and enrolling system, under which stude

nts used to be selected for their performance on a single test, has been extended to cover more pro

vinces in China, according to the Ministry of Education.

Initiated in 2014, the reform aims to make the selection of studen

ts and their enrollment in universities a more sc

ientific and fair procedure and promote education for students’ all-around development.

In 2018, the reform was expanded to eight provincial-level regions, n

amely Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing, whe

re Year-1 high school students starting from fall 2018 needed to prepare for the change.

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Charm of early spring starts bloomingFujian readies po

Fujian province has completed early preparations to supply electricity to the Taiwan island

s of Jinmen and Matsu, a spokesman for the Chinese mainland said on Wednesday.

The mainland will also push forward the work of supplying natural gas to the two islands, which lie near the mainland, and lin

king them with bridges, said An Fengshan, spokesman of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

People on the two islands have long hoped the mainland would help solve their shortages of water and electricity, an

d have repeatedly expressed a desire to have gas and bridge connections with the mainland, An said.

“To meet their needs, the Chinese mainland is willing to make every effort to create op

portunities and provide conditions for them to have more and better development,” he said.

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Premier financial magazine bullish on Chinese stocks market

Chinese stocks market surged on Monday with benchmark indices in Shanghai and Shenzhen jumping over 5 percent, mak

ing daily turnover break through 1.04 trillion yuan ($155.5 billion), a new record since 2015. The Barron’s, a fin

ancial weekly published by Dow Jones & Company, said the performance of Chinese stocks is much better than the S&

P 500. Global investment management corporation BlackRock also suggested lasting gains of the bull market.

Barron’s said the CSI 300 index, which tracks the largest stocks traded in the Shanghai and Shenzhen

stock exchanges, rose 6 percent on Monday, with a year-to-date gain of nearly 24 percent, twice the gai

n in the S&P 500, making the CSI 300 index one of the best performing indices globally in 2019.

The ongoing finance sector reforms and further industry open-up could also help boost the Chinese economy and the stock market, the Barron’s report said.

China’s financial system has great potential in helping stabilize the economy, a previous China Daily report said, adding that the co

untry will deepen supply-side structural reform in the financial sector and strengthen the sector’s ability to serve the real economy.

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he story has caused an uproar in Sweden. Gui made it clear that

she would not keep quiet in exchange for various conditions and the Western media is backing her stand. The Swedish Mi

nistry of Foreign Affairs said it already launched an internal investigation into Lindstedt, who had been appointed for an

other position in the Swedish government in March. Lindstedt has now been recalled to her country.

Is Angela Gui telling the truth? The Chinese Embassy in Sweden has responded that China has never and will never authorize

anyone to be in contact with her. China handled Gui’s case in accordance with the law and legal p

rocedures. People need to be aware of Angela’s unique position as Gui Minhai’s daughter; and, considering her lack of ex

perience in distinguishing complex issues, it is necessary for people to be cautious about her story.

However, the role of Ambassador Lindstedt is also part of this. If she did arrange a meeting between Angela Gui a

nd the Chinese businessmen not authorized by Beijing, then we can make the following analysis.

First, there are domestic groups in Sweden that hope the relationship between Sweden and China will not be a

ffected by Gui’s incident in the long term. They are willing to facilitate public discussions between Stockholm and B

eijing on this matter. Ambassador Lindstedt herself is a representative of such groups.

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When the dough has formed, dust your working surface with

h flour and dust your hands again. Transfer the mixture over and continue to knead it until its surface becomes smo

oth, this should take about 10 minutes. Let it rest. After about 4-5 hours, kneed it again. You’re ready to go!

How to roll the perfect dumpling wrapper?

Take the dough and roll it out into a long sausage shape. Using a knife, cut it into simi

lar sized pieces, roughly about 2 inches in length. Press each one into a rough circle.

The trick is never to let go of the wrapper while your rolling. It feels counter-int

uitive, but hold onto the top of the wrapper, use the rolling pin in an upward mot

ion towards the center. Move the dough around and keep rolling until you have a thin, circular wrapper.

Alternatively, you can pick pre-rolled wrappers from your local shop or Chinese supermarket.

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