he Senate passed the 4.6-billion-US-dollar border fundi

r funding bill on Wednesday, one day after the House of Representatives approved a markedly different version.

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also seek to set up protocols for the care of children, improve stand

ards of care centers and provide translation services, provisions not in the Senate version.

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The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billi

o上海龙凤1314n. In an interview with Axios, Muilenburg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.

Airlines seeking compensation include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Norwegian Air, Turkish Air, Ryanair, Flydubai and United Airlines.

“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation consulting firm and pro

fessor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering上海龙凤1314女神会所at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first impression. Some of what Boeing pro

poses to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”

The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask Boeing

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The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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s on Sept 2, but the union said “there is no accurate estimate of when the MAX will return to service.”

Airlines have used other planes when possible to replace grounded MAX jets, but some flights have been canceled. The ai

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mercial service when the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators say it’s safe to fly.

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Regulator warns four cities to keep property pricescheck

hina’s housing r上海龙凤1314品茶微信egulator has warned four Chine

se cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.

Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Dev

elopment to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.

This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.

Zhang Dawei, chief analyst with Centaline Property, said the main reason behind this is the real estate market in some

cities is at risk of going out of control, and the land market shows signs of overheating.

China’s house prices continued to stabilize despite slight increases

in April, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Sixty-seven out of the 70 major Chine

se cities saw an increase in the number of newly built homes that were sold in April.

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y year-end, ETC lanes will become the mainstream, which

h will allow nonstop passage of freight vehicles in addition to passenger vehicles.

The action plan aims for establishing an electronic toll system for China’s expressways by 2025.

The move to dismantle the real tollgates will help resolve traffic jams on provinci

al borders, said Dai Dongchang, vice-minister of transport in a policy briefing in May.

The ministry has piloted dismantling 15 concrete tollgates on provincial borders in three provinces — Jiangsu, Shandong an

d Sichuan – as well as the municipality of Chongqing. Time to pass was greatly reduced from 15 seconds to two seconds f

or passenger vehicles and from 29 seconds to three seconds for freight vehicles.

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Despite headwinds from the trade tensions, global investors

s are still optimistic about China’s economic prospects, said Z

hang Zhiwei, Deutsche Bank’s chief China economist and head of China equity strategy.

Foreign investors believe that China has enough policy tools to offset short-term downside pressure, while th

e financial risks are under control as the country’s debt level has shown signs of stabilizing, Zhang said.

China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped to 249.4 percent by the

end of 2018, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier, according to the PBOC.

If trade tensions escalate further, more opening-up policies in the sectors of medical care

and education will help boost global investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy, Zhang added.

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The US administration’s more often than not conflicti

conflicting goals have resulted in the trade conflicts with China an

d other countries. For instance, China’s exports to the US grew 11.3 percent

and its trade surplus with the US increased to $323 billion in 2018, up 17.3 percent year-on-year.

Moreover, Washington has forbidden US companies to sell chips to ZTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equip

ment and systems company, even after imposing huge fines on the company. By so doing, the US has act

ually encouraged China to increase investment in its high-tech sector. So, even if China and the US

were to strike a deal, China would be prompted to import lower volumes of energy and agricultural products from the US.

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“They want it to look like an impeachment hearing

 because they won’t bring impeachment proceedings,” Collins said.

The report detailed extensive contacts between Trump’s 2016 preside

ntial campaign and Moscow and the campaign’s expectation that it would ben

efit from Russia’s actions, which included hacking and propaganda to boost Trump and harm Democratic can

didate Hillary Clinton. The report also detailed a series of actions Trump took to try to impede the investigation.

Mueller, a former FBI director, concluded there was insufficient evide

nce to show a criminal conspiracy and opted not to make a conclusion on whether Trump committed obstruction of j

ustice, but pointedly did not exonerate him. Barr has said he and Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department’s No. 2 off

icial, then determined there was not enough evidence to charge Trump with obstruction.

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When more countries that are mainstream travel desti

tinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said.

Industry insiders said that the rapid development of internet technology in C

hina and people’s heavy use of online shopping, mobile payment and banking servic

es have allowed e-visa services to take root quickly in the country.

“Such services, which save the time and trouble of sending passpo

rts and paper documents back and forth, suit the young groups, who usually don’t plan for a trip far ahe

ad of time,” said Li Ailing, founder of lvyouquan.com, which provides tourism information to agencies.

Objectivity and impartiality were emphasized in the latest draft revisions to the Judge

s Law and the Procurators Law submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.

According to the drafts, judges should adjudicate based on facts and t

he law, guided by objectivity and impartiality. Procurators should do the same.

Procurators must strictly ensure that crimes are punished only under the law, and protect hum

an rights. They must prosecute criminals while protecting the innocent from criminal prosecution, the draft revisions say.

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The turtles’ circadian rhythm is slower than a mamm

mal’s, which means that the signs of trouble during the procedure will not be as obvious as

with mammals. It is easier to cause irreversible damage if an unexpected situation is encountered.”

“It’s obvious that their near-extinction was caused by huma

ns,” he said. “We haven’t done the basic work of researching the turtles’ biological inf

ormation, behaviors and genetics. The knowledge we have is too limited to save the species.”

Save your look of judgment for anyone blocking your path as you try to walk past them on an

escalator in Shanghai. The new safety notices posted in every metro station in the city tell you to stand still.

The notice also warns people against playing, leaning and faci

ng the wrong way, as well as carrying heavy goods or trolleys on escalators.

While standing on the right and walking on the left has been the norm, the city has changed t

his etiquette to “no walking” for the safety of commuters and the proper functioning of escalators.

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The program will help them explore new education

ncepts, modes and methods and form new teaching characteristics

and styles, encouraging them to be leading talents in basic education.

They will play an exemplary and leading role in driving local rural teachers to improve their level of education and teach

ing, and consequently improve the quality of rural education in the central and western regions.

Institutions and individuals are prohibited from using overs

tatements and misleading words implying their my

opia treatments could cure the eye disease, according to a notice released Wednesday.

The words such as “full recovery”, “a cure for shortsightedness” and “to c

onquer myopia” could not be used in the advertisements, according to the notice ca

lling for greater oversight of the industry of myopia prevention and treatment.

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China’s forex reserves continue to grow in March

China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $3.0988 trillion by the end of March, official data showed Sunday.

The amount increased by $8.6 billion, or 0.3 percent from the end of February, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry will continue to shrink and cons

olidate due to tighter regulation and weak investor sentiment, Fitch Ratings said in a report.

The number of P2P investors and platforms declined steeply last year after regulators tightened supervision, and Fitch exp

ect more platforms to close or consolidate this year as reforms continue to take effect, leading to a smaller, less fragmented market.

Stronger regulation of P2P companies will be positive over the lo

nger term for a sector that has yet to be tested through economic cycles, the report said.

New regulations will also require many platforms to reduce their

reliance on retail investors, leading to a shift toward wholesale or institutional funding sources.

Lenders with more robust business models, established risk-management capabil

ities and more stable access to funding are likely to gain market share, according to Fitch.

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