of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou

rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信

US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd

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“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园

prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”

上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m

orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.

The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园

usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th

上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.

Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he

raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信

y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.

In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园

on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”

He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信

tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.

He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.

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“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信

ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”

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 that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count

ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.

The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信

n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl

上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”

Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation

in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园

China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa

上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

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niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin

It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信

eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.

上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a

3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.

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on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.

“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园

Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.

“上海后花园品茶微信With the emergence of new kinds of drugs, these sniffer dogs need to update their sensibilities to detect the new stuff.”

New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P

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rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.

“In accordance with the different tasks, the detection dogs in custo上海后花园品茶微信

ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm

uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s

niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”

Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.

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zation strategy and will lead a team of teachers to make the univers

ity as international as possible, with the target of ensuring that international students and sc上海后花园

holars do not encounter language or cultural barriers at the university as of next year, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

上海后花园Zupko was quoted as saying a world-class university should be inclusive of different cultures, which was key to Tsinghua hiring him.

He illustrates the university’s continued internationalization efforts

. This strategy at many universities on the Chinese mainland has helped them to achieve better上海后花园女神会所

standings globally, as internationalization is an important factor in university rankings.

上海后花园In the latest QS World University Rankings published by higher education analyst QS Qu

acquarelli Symonds in London, six mainland universities made it into the world’s top 100.

Tsinghua is China’s highest-ranked university on the list, rising from 17th place last year to 16th. Peking University ros上海后花园

e eight places to 22nd, with both achieving the best rankings since the list was first published in 2004.

Fudan University in Shanghai ranked third among mainland 女神会所universities, up four place上海后花园

s year-on-year and 31 places since 2015. Zhejiang University’s rankings rose 14 places to 54th.

QS ranked 1,000 universities from 82 countries and regions. They are measured on academic standing, grad

上海后花园女神会所uate employability, student-to-staff ratio, research impact and internationalization.

Last year, more than 16,000 faculty and students went abroad for visits and exchanges, and

over 3,700 international students from 128 countries were studying at Tsinghua, he said.上海后花园

It is not the only university pursuing a more globalized education, with neighboring Peking University also rec

ently announcing its Global Excellence Strategy, which aims to enhance international exchanges and co

o上海后花园女神会所peration, overcome development barriers, gather high-quality resources and stimulate collegial progress.

The strategy features six development concepts: creativity, leade

rship, openness, uniqueness, diversity and shaping, the university said.

In his speech to celebrate Tsinghua’s 108th anniversary, Qiu Yon上海后花园

g, the institution’s president, said it is embracing the vision of being a global uni

versity, as well as promoting and representing the development of higher education in China.

上海后花园女神会所The university continues to further implement its global strategy, which strives to

enhance the competence of its students worldwide, conduct high-end research for the benefit of both China an

d the world, promote international exchanges and cooperation, and strengthen its global impact, he said.

A more open Tsinghua will embrace the world, and the university has signed cooperatio上海后花园女神会所

n agreements with 285 universities and research institutes in 50 countries, Qiu added.

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oup and the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.

Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an internationally renowned think tank brand together, by poolin上海后花园女神会所

上海后花园g the ideas of experts, planning research and holding a series of activities such as forums, meetings and seminars to promote exchanges.

The projects are expected to contribute to the knowledge city’s sustainable growth and join its already considerable facilities.

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has established a patent examination cooperation center within the k上海后花园女神会所

nowledge city. The facility contributed one-fifth of the total number of annual patent examinations processed in China.

In addition, SSGKC is also the first in China to set up a national-level Belt and Road Intellectual Property Services Center.上海后花园

Together with an IP-dedicated court and provincial centers for IP p

rotection and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.

上海后花园女神会所The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is expected to

attract a further influx of dynamic investment and professionals – thanks to closer coo

peration just announced between the Lion city and the southern Chinese coastal province of Guangdong.

Officials said SSGKC’s importance continues to grow, and the iconic project for Sino上海后花园女神会所

-Singaporean collaboration since 2010 will soon be elevated to the status of a State-level bilateral project.

Situated at the heart of Pearl River Delta Region and in a massive greenfield site in the southe

上海后花园女神会所rn city of Guangzhou, SSGKC is widely seen as a model and catalyst for the economic transformation and the ind

ustrial upgrade of the province as a global producer of cheaper goods to high-end and cutting-edge production.

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ierce competition with players such as Huawei Technologies Co in China as well as outside, Xiang said.

上海后花园A mother of four, Ge said one of the keys to work-life balance is to “cherish

every moment spent together and give the kids all of your focus while staying together”.

The company is working to help more rural students in China access digital technolo上海后花园品茶微信

gies. Last year, Apple said it would donate 25 million yuan to the China Development Research F

oundation as part of its efforts to help students in the nation’s less-developed areas.

上海后花园”Everyone can learn computer programing. We hope Apple’s technology can be used to help more students catch the trend of digitalization,” Ge said.

US-based analytics firm SAS plans to invest $1 billion yuan in artificial intelligence in th

e coming three years, with China a major target market where the company sees huge demand on the b

ack of the Chinese government’s emphasis on AI development, said one of its top executives.上海后花园

“Through software innovation, education empowerment, and specialist service, we will continue to empower analysis-rel

上海后花园ated industries and the country’s real economy,” said Gavin Day, senior vice-president of SAS.

He said that part of the investment will flow into SAS’ resear

ch and development center in Beijing. The rest will be used to bridge the talent gap.上海后花园品茶微信

“There is a huge shortage of talent in China. Not everyone understands the power of analytics, and how it operates. W

e are investing in local universities in China and with our partners to help teach analytics to the next generation.”

SAS has issued over 70 master’s degrees in China’s universities such as P上海后花园品茶微信

eking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University,and Renmin University of

China.In addition, it has successfully held six analytics contests in China’s universities.上海后花园品茶微信

Initially, there were merely 55 teams from three contest regions.The latest contest attracted 1,300 teams from 31 co

ntest regions.More than 3,600 participants evinced interest in considering analytics as a career.

“We noted that China’s demand for AI talent is growing dramatically

, and related education is a must. Through educational investment, SAS is em

powering China’s next generation of analytics talents,” said He Weixin, managing director of SAS China.

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The country’s first 上海后花园女神会所100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Ga

nsu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity on Monday morning, Chinanews.com reported.

Nearly 20 hours of operating records on Monday show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also s

et a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicat

ors suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values. This marks another important step after the plant cr

eated 1.67 million kWh of power over 34 hours of continuous operations in mid-April.

Huang Wenbo, vice-chairman of Beijing Shouhang, said the power plant has withstood the test of runni

ng under the harshest environmental conditions in different seasons, which means it can be widely used in northwestern areas.

The power station is among China’s first batch of solar thermal power generation demonst

ration projects. With an investment of 3 billion yuan ($433.1 million), it was built by Beijing Shouhang IHW Re

sources Saving Technology Co Ltd, which wholly owns the power station’s intellectual property rights.

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Over the nex上海后花园女神会所 t three years, real-time baggage tracking will become a common featu

re for passengers to identify where their luggage is by checking the status on their mobile phones

China Eastern Airlines said it has proposed that off-airport chec

k-in and bag services be introduced at Beijing Daxing International Airport, and related equi

pment is expected to be built at several places such as metro stations in Beijing as part of its long-term planning.

The new gigantic airport located in southern Beijing is scheduled to start commercial operation

s on Sept 30. China Eastern and China Southern Airlines have confirmed that they will move to the new

hub, and more than 50 other domestic and foreign carriers have shown interest in operating flights there.

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sis writing. She planned to return to Shanghai to complete the or

al defense in late May after finding a job in her hometown, Henan province. But she s

uffered a car accident on her way to attend a job interview a month ago.

Cheng Hao said her sister’s life was saved, but her head, neck and chest must be fixed with brackets, and she cannot feel

anything below her chest. She can only lift her hands and arms a little, and only three fingers out of 10 can move.

“She wants to finish her oral defense of master’s thesis and get a job, like a normal student,” Cheng Hao said.

To fulfill her desire, professors at the university made a decision to hold a special oral defense for Cheng Yanfang.

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Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-

carrying bombers made an observa

tion flight along the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and were shado

wed by F-22 fighter jets of the US Air

Force at some sections of their flight, according to Russia’s Tass News Agency.

“Four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Aerospace Force performed planned flig

hts in the airspace over the neutral

waters of the Chukotsk, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and also along the we

stern coast of Alaska and the northern

coast of the Aleutian Islands,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

At some sections of the flight, the Russian strategic bombers were shadowed by US Air Force F-22 fighter jets, the statement said.

The Tu-95MS strategic bombers spent over 12 hours in the air, the ministry specified.

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magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a

re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.

Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.

Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp

anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea

d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.

“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this

round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma

rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.

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