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and thus successfully averted gales and huge waves as high as 8 meters, according to the weatherman aboard the ship, Wang Lei.
For example, with no ice areas in Prydz Bay to shelter the ship, Xuelong had to de
part from Zhongshan one day earlier than scheduled in order not be blocked by a whole gale and huge waves. After
leaving the bay, it was first headed northwest to the marine-based west Antarctic ice sheet.
”Then a strong cyclone is moving to us and its resulting waves will block our way to north,” Wang said.
Due to the weather, Xuelong chose to sail westward at the edge of the westerlies to reach a haven area between two moving
cyclones, where it had spent two days before huge waves again blocked its way northward.
”After that, Xuelong had spent about 20 hours in waters east to the Kerguelan Is
lands in order to stay away from the winds and waves on Wednesday,” Shen said.
rnight flight hung heavily on himPence could have been better
prepared, had his spe
ech writer more carefully gauged his audience before the vice president stood behind the teleprompter.
A hint at why came the day before, when Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker
of the House of Representatives, was introd
uced to delegates to rapturous applause. That should have been a signal to Pence: he was among allies, not friends.
Pence, clearly hoping for the same warm reception, was instead met with a
silent pause when he said he was bringing with him a greeting from Trump.
Pence’s pitch was as Trump enforcer, hectoring the gathered NATO allies for underspending
and admonishing allies — the UK, Germany and France — for refusing to
follow the US out of the Iran nuclear deal.
He hadn’t come to make friends and he didn’t.
Joe Biden, who says he has yet to decide if he’ll challenge Trump in 2020, sold himself as the antithesis to Pence and his boss.
”The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees on the border.”
to faster identify what’s in the shot and make suggestions for better framing.
The four models, which are available for pre-order on Thursday and hit starts on March 8, start at 128GB and go up in cost depending on s
torage size. The devices come in four colors in the US: black, white, blue and a pink inspired by t
he Pantone color of the year (Living Coral). More colors will be available globally.The S10 5G mod
el is the first mainstream device to run on lightning-fast 5G wireless networks later this year. The move could give Samsung a sig
nificant head start in early 5G markets, such as part of the US, South Korea and China, and pit itself as an inn
ovation leader. Apple isn’t expected to have a 5G iPhone until the final quarter of 2020.
Of course, the 5G network is still in its infancy, which could limit the new device’s true potential.
”Some carriers have aggressive launch dates, but full-scale co
verage, like we currently have with 4G, is years away,” Ben Stan
ton at Canalys told CNN Business. “Cellular waves needed for 5G do not travel as far as with 4G and 3G, an
d it will take time for carriers to build a sufficiently dense network of infrastructure.”
The Beijing Film Academy (BFA) revoked alumnus actor Zhai Tianlin’s doctorate following an investigation into allegations of plagiarism in one of his published papers.
Zhai’s PhD adviser, Chen Yi, was disqualified from teaching doctoral candidates. Both Zhai and Chen accepted the school’s dec
ision and further investigations will continue, according to a notice BFA posted on its Sina Weibo account Tuesday afternoon.
Zhai, 32, graduated from BFA with a doctorate last summer. But 40 percent of the paper mentioned above wa
s revealed to be plagiarized after his admission into a post-doctoral position at Peking University drew netizens’ attention.
Zhai appeared ignorant of the cnki.net, a famous Chinese database of academic literature, in a live broadcast in August 2018.
Portions of his paper were based on Zhai’s acting experience, but some key expressions were the views of other aca
demics, which were not properly cited. This is a serious academic misconduct, the BFA notice said.
China on Monday released a grand plan for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, aiming to build a global economic and te
chnological powerhouse in the country’s south region that could be on par with bay areas in New York and San Francisco.
The development plan for the Greater Bay Area, which was released by the State Council, China’s cabinet, outlined China’s eff
orts to build an open community for coordinated innovation in the region, develop quality innovation and t
echnology carriers and platforms, and enhance the environment for innovation in the region.
The Greater Bay Area, which spans nine cities in South China’s Guangdong Province as well as H
ong Kong and Macao, the two special administrative regions, with a total GDP of $1.5 trillion i
n 2017, will become a new frontier for China’s fresh round of reform and opening-up, experts said.
Chen Xinxin, a research fellow at the Institute of Law of the Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Monday that the development t
imetable for the area as shown in the guideline, an important outline document guiding the current and future co
operation and development of the Greater Bay Area, is in line with the nation’s economic and technological development.
with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term.
By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe
aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma
The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat
ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the
in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and deepen reform of innovation systems and m
echanisms in the region, as well as step up the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Chen said the Greater Bay Area will play a significant role in the country’s fu
rther reform and opening-up under the “one country, two systems” principle.
“The principle should be continuously upheld as it is important to maintain (each region’s own advantages),” said Chen.