hinese scholar’s killer 上海会所d to life in prisonves after

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s” that asks jurors, among other things, if Christensen killed Zhang “in an espe上海会所品茶微信

cially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner” and whether he’s shown no remorse, and a section on “mitigation fa

上海会所ctors” asking if aspects of Christensen’s “background, record or character … mitigate against imposition of a death sentence”.

The jurors had to independently assess if aggravating factors presente

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s had on others “sufficiently outweigh the mitigating factors”, according to the penalty-phase form.

上海会所On Wednesday, the jury asked the judge whether the prosecution’s aggravating factor of

future dangerousness referred to while Christensen was in prison or if he were free or had never been caught. Th

e judge circled “in prison” after a brief discussion with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 上海会所

Jurors also asked if the jury was supposed to quantify the number of jurors who fo

上海会所品茶微信und each mitigating factor proved by a preponderance of the evidence. Both sides agreed the answer is yes.

On Thursday, the jury asked how the number of jurors who found a mitigating factor to exist could be used after the trial.

“We are inclined not to share our results,” a juror wrote.上海会所品茶微信

“We need help,” the jury then said in a message to the court on Thursday, asking the judge about what would happen if they c

上海会所ouldn’t reach a unanimous decision — just about one hour before the judge announced the verdict.

“I think today must be the most disappointing day for Zhang’s family ot

her than the day they acknowledged Yingying was kidnapped and killed,” Wang上海会所品茶微信

Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.

“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur

ies have sentenced defendants to death in only 36 percent of the cases that went to trial.上海会所品茶微信

Since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1988, 78 people have been sentenced to death — but only three ha

ve actually been put to death, according to Death Penalty Information Center data to 2018.上海会所

Zhang was last seen alive on June 9, 2017, getting into Christensen’s black Saturn Astra on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.

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The country’s GDP gre上海会所ent in the first quar

uarter, which represented the 14th consecutive quarter in the 6.4 percent to 6.8 percent range.

The country added 4.59 million urban jobs in the first four months, with total imports and expo上海会所品茶微信

rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.

上海会所品茶微信Xi said there will be ample factors to reinfo

rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.

The president called the country’s large pool of resources a primary factor. C上海会所

hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w

orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.上海会所

47-year-old woman who suffered terminal kidney failure was saved after a transplant su

rgery using two kidneys from a donor who weighed just 1.3 kilograms – the lightest ki上海会所品茶微信

dney donor ever reported worldwide – a newspaper in Hubei province has reported.

上海会所The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos

ed with uremia in June 2018 at Wuhan Union Hospital and had the transplant surgery at

the same hospital in July last year, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.上海会所品茶微信

The kidneys used in the surgery came from a premature ba

by whose parents decided to donate after the baby’s death, the report said.

上海会所Following a year’s treatment, the baby’s kidneys have grown to the size of an adult’s and function healthily.

Wang has recovered her health, the hospital said.

The donor is now the lightest kidney donor in the world, the hospital announced on Wednesday.

Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are difficult, and infants w上海会所品茶微信

ho weigh less than five kilograms are not considered sources of organs in many countries, the hospital said.

The success of the surgery in Wuhan means sources of kidney for transplant surgeries

will be greatly expanded to include early infants, which will ease the gap between the number of organs don

ated and the number of patients with terminal kidney diseases waiting for transplant surgeries in China, the hospital said.

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Nation’s NEV industry t 上海会所o accelerate development

The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit

y development in the new energy vehicle sector, reflected by the most recent re 上海会所品茶微信

lease of an updated list on NEVs to enjoy exemptions of vehicle and vessel tax, will further help boost the healthy de

 上海会所velopment of the sector and also promote clean energy consumption, industry insiders said.

The vehicle and vessel tax, paid annually by car or ship owners, varies between hundre 上海会所

ds of yuan to thousands of yuan, depending on engine sizes and the capacity of vehicles or ships.

 上海会所品茶微信According to the latest list of NEVs and small engine vehicles to enjoy vehicle and vessel tax cu

ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve

ssel tax will be slashed completely for 444 types of NEVs and halved for 72 types of energy-saving vehicles. 上海会所

Moreover, the list has extended tax cuts to more NEVs compared with the previous list, and

 上海会所品茶微信makes higher requirements on the performance of the NEVs to be included, such as lower power co

nsumption per 100 kilometers, the increased energy density of battery packs, and a higher cruising range, a

cording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association. 上海会所品茶微信

“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo

 上海会所rmance indicators, and such progress is driven by incentives from the Chinese authorities,” Cui said.

“It is obvious Chinese NEVs have been making remarkable progress in high-quality development, and this will continue.”

The Chinese authorities announced cuts in vehicle and vessel tax on vehicles and ships that use new energy or engines 上海会所品茶微信

smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.

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Already, opposition t上海会所gton-triggered tra

 war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu

上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.

The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment

. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所

rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i

ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所

Essential to improve investment environment

上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u

p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi

ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所

roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count

上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co

mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm

artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所

China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain

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panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d

上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo

rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.

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Commenting on the上海会所s argument that the futur

re trade agree上海会所ment should tilt in the direction favourable to the US side, Gao said the esse

nce of Sino-US economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.上海会所

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d mutually beneficial, and China’s core concerns must be properly addressed,” Gao said.

上海会所Commenting on the US side’s recent claim that China agrees to

purchase large quantities of US agricultural products, Gao said China and the United States are str

ongly complementary in agricultural trade and have huge room for cooperation.

“Affected by Sino-US economic and trade frictions, agricultural trade上海会所品茶微信

between the two countries has taken a blow, which is something we do not want to see,” Gao said.

“Trade in agricultural products is an important issue that needs to be discussed betw

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f the two peoples and find a solution to the problem on the basis of equality and mutual respect.”

Gao expressed the hope that the two sides will follow the important instructions given at the meet

上海会所品茶微信ing of the heads of state of the two countries, accomodate each other’s reasonable concerns on the basis of

equality and mutual respect, and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions to create a stable and

predictable trade and investment environment for enterprises of the two countries and the rest of the world.

“This is not only in the interests of China and the United States and their

peoples, but is also the common expectation of the international community,” he said.

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China and Turke上海会所品茶微信y maintain multilatera

strong and popu上海会所品茶微信lar enough and able to connect with European citizens

who showed the highest turnout in 20 years in the elections for the European Parliament in late May.上海会所

“They should be able to work in an efficient manner with world leaders and be strong enough to galvani

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There have been major disagreements between leaders of the two major member states. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the process of lead candi

date, known as Spitzenkandidaten in German. She supported Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the center-ri上海会所

ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.

But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.

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Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.

上海会所Leung, after inspecting the aftermath of the vandalism, said the council will cancel its remain

ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.

The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re

上海会所品茶微信pair, according to estimates of the council’s Finance Committee chairman, Chan Kin-por.

In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、

20 lawmakers, accused the opposition camp of ignoring the acts of the violent protesters and blaming the SAR government instead.

Maggie Chan Man-ki, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress, accused the上海会所品茶微信

opposition of continuing to condone and encourage the violent behavior, which sends the wrong message to society.

Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort

of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”

Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of

the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism

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In a message posted o上海会所品茶微信ite, Japanese Pr

 Prime Minister 上海会所品茶微信Shinzo Abe said Japan is determined to lead global economic growth at the Osaka summit

by promoting free trade and innovation, achieving both economic growth and the reduction of disparities, and c

ontributing to the development agenda and other global issues with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at its core.

He said Japan will lead discussions on the supply of global commons such as quality infrastructur

e and healthcare for realizing economic growth around the world, adding that ways to resolve issues suc

h as climate change and the amount of plastic waste in oceans will also be discussed.

Wise investmentsThe summit is also expected to address the digital economy and issues that arise from an aging society.

Nicholas Stern, chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change an

d the Environment at the London School of Economics, said the most important issue for G

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President calls 上海会所女神会所on members to support regional links to Belt and Road Initiative

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should follow the trend of economic globalization and

build the SCO into a community with a shared future, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

Xi made the remark while delivering a speech at the 19th

meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital.

SCO members should promote the multilateral trading system, buil

d an open global economy and put forward more policies to facilitate trade and investment, he said.

Xi proposed making full use of cooperation platforms such as the China Intern

ational Import Expo to promote the openness, exchanges and integration of regional economies.

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The FDA says that selling CBD as a dietary supplement or

r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t

he FDA-Epidiolex-which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.

“There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a

neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said

the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.

The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency

held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.

But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc

ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con

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After being sworn in for the second time as India’s prim

me minister on Thursday, Modi is likely to have his first “structured” talks with President Xi Jin

ping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, in June.

China has been viewed in India as far more positively inclined to engage with Modi during

his second term in office. Even before the full results of the recent elections were declared, the Chinese media

welcomed Modi’s return to office. In the midst of India’s exhausting six-week-long elections, Beijing’s diplomatic an

d strategic moves helped Modi assert his anti-terrorism policy and reinforced memories of the informal summit in Wu

han, Hubei province, in April last year, which showcased the personal chemistry of the two Asian leaders.

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