School officials at South China University of Technology in Guangzh
ou, Guangdong province have been punished for changing 10 students’ national post
graduate entrance examination scores last year, the university said on Thursday.
Zhang Jun, dean of the university’s school of computer science and engineering, has been removed from his post an
d forbidden to supervise any other postgraduate candidates, the university said in a statement.
The university also ended its contract with Zhang and asked ed
ucation authorities to rescind his academic titles and research plans, it said.
Lian Weijie, Party secretary of the school of computer science and engine
ering, Yu Zhiwen, former vice-dean of the school, and Yang Yiren, deputy Party secretary of the s
chool, have been removed from the Party and downgraded to lower positions, it said.
leaders of the both countries, the two sides will continue with the consultations to achieve more
progress on issues of mutual concern, and push for steady and sound development of bilateral trade relations.
The latest trade talks followed a round of negotiations in Beijing last week, also headed by Liu, and United States Trade Representat
ive Robert Lighthizer.
Lighthizer said on Thursday that the two teams “made a lot of headway”.
“We’re working very hard. We have a great — a great partner in the vic
e-premier. He’s become a good friend,” he said at the White House meeting.
Speaking to reporters at the White House at the start of the meeting with Liu, Trump said, “We’re getting very close to ma
king a deal. That doesn’t mean a deal is made, because it’s not, but we’re certainly getting a lot closer.
“And I would think with, oh, within the next four weeks or maybe less, m
aybe more, whatever it takes, something very monumental could be announced,” he said. “W
e’ve agreed to far more than we have left to agree to.” Trump also said he looked forward to seeing President Xi
degree of leveraging maintains the top risk for China’s economy, thus
measures should continue to reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio “in proper order”, said Lou Jiwei, ch
airman of the National Council for Social Security Fund and a former finance minister.
It is necessary to build a long-term and efficient mechanism for financial regulati
on and fiscal supervision, and to prevent potential risks in the property sector, Lou said.
The three-day China Development Forum has a guest list of more tha
n 150 international delegates, including global industry leaders.A new round of high-level
economic and trade consultations, headed by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the US
side, will kick off on March 28 in Beijing, the White House confirmed on Saturday.
“At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing, China, for prin
cipal-level meetings starting on March 28, 2019, to continue negotiations aimed at improving the trade rel
ationship between the United States and China,” the White House Press Secretary said in a statement.
But what about the trash that has already been dumped in South Korea — such as the smoldering heap in Uiseong?
The government has said it will relax regulations on incineration to allow for disposal, but that move has not thrilled environmental groups.
Kim Mi-kyung, of Greenpeace Korea, says incineration “creates various environmental and health problems like greenhouse gases and toxic substances.”
”If we expand the (use of) incinerators, the plastic use will expand with it, because it w
ill be easy to just burn them,” she says, adding that the problem needs to be tackled at the production level.
South Korea is one of the world’s biggest plastic consumers.
In 2015, it consumed almost 300 pounds (132 kilograms) of plastic
per capita, surpassing both the US and China at 205 and 128 pounds (93 and 58 kg), resp
ectively, according to Euromap,an association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers.