Embroidery offers a way to tackle povertye of Xihe county,

Pray, Lady Qiao, come to Earth this day. Teach me embroidery and how to sew… wisdom, joy and ingenuity, do on me bestow.” In Xihe county of Longnan city, Gansu province, these lyrics are well known to women. The county is one of 189 in China des ignated as poverty stricken, in which 223 out of 384 villages are deeply impoverished. Xihe county is at the upper reaches of the Jialing River, south of the West Qinling Mo untains, and as well as having its roots in farming is also known for its scenic beauty. For centuries, women there have …

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More than 80 percent of the respondents said their salary was

not adjusted for more than one year, while 54 percent said their salary was cut due to shrinking bonuses. Nearly 54 percent of those surveyed said they were unable to strike a balance bet ween family and career due to low salary, according to the survey. The survey was based on questionnaires completed by 1,064 employees aged 20 and above from Jan 24 to Feb 11. According to the island’s statistical agency, the real average monthly salary of employees in Taiwan’s industrial and ser vice sectors was NT$38,235 ($1,243) in 2018, which is below the average monthly salary of NT$38,398 …

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China aims to build world-class metropolitan areas by 2035

China aims to build several metropolitan areas with global influence by 2035, according to the country’s top economic planner. Notable progress should be made by 2022 with improvement in infrastructure in tegration, freer markets, more coordinated industries and more livable envi ronments, according to the guidelines released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Metropolitan areas are regions in city clusters which circle around a big city and are within an hour commute. China plans to build 19 city clusters by 2020. Support will be given to develop sectors like industrial design, cultural and creativ e products, and financial …

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So, while the governments of China and the US may

exhibit discomfort with one another, it is clear that person-to-person education and research diplomacy will continue to provide a solid foundation for sustaining win-win academic projects. Any significant decoupling of the US and Chi na in the education and research fields would prove detrimental to both countries. In the globalized world of the 21st century, where international kn owledge networks and crossborder collaborations have become the new norm, the US and C hina should be seeking to build more bridges, not dismantling them. The author is executive vice-chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, a joint-vent ure university established by Duke University …

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The next year, Trump nominated Craft to be ambassador

  In the 2016 presidential race, they initially backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to be the Rep ublican nominee for president before switching their allegiance to Trump.   The next year, Trump nominated Craft to be ambassador to Canada, a position she officially assumed in October 2017.   Shortly after arriving in Ottawa, Craft earned some ridicule for telling the CBC she understood “both sides” of the debate on climate change. Both, she said, “have the ir own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science.”   Craft is likely to encounter some wariness. Trump and his …

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A day earlier, the Israeli leader’s office released, then softened

  a statement saying he had met with Gulf leaders to discuss their common interest in “war wit h Iran.” On Thursday, Netanyahu added his own criticism of Europe, noting that the US had pulled out of the Iran deal and added sanctions. “The Europeans should join this effort rather than try to circumvent it,” he said.   Pence’s remarks — both about Europe and advocating for an aggress ive stance against Iran — are likely to become yet another irritant between the US and Eu rope, already at odds over the Iran nuclear deal, trade, the Paris climate agreement as well …

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If an investigator comes to your door and asks to speak

  to you, please ask to see their badge and not their rosary,” she said.   The Archdiocese of Detroit took issue with Nessel’s “broad generalizations” during Thursday’s press conference.   Since 2002, the archdiocese has reported all accusations of clergy sexual abuse to law enforcement and has not entered into any non-disclosure agreements with victims, said spokesman Ned McGrath.   ”The Archdiocese of Detroit does not self-police,” McGrath said.   Related: Vatican faces growing list of scandals   US momentum against church builds amid summit   The Michigan investigation of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is joined by a fe deral investigation and similar …

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He (Guaido) will be coming to the other side of the bridge

  with maybe a million of his supporters, and I suspect both of us, both sides, will be handing flowers to the military and the people guarding the bridge, and seeing whether they can be persuaded to do what they must realize is the right thing,” Branson said.   Maduro is planning to stage a rival concert on the other side of the Tienditas Bridge in Tachira, Venezuela.   Read More: Aid is piling up on Venezuela’s border. Here’s why it’s not getting in   Photos showed workers setting up scaffolding and stages some 1,000 feet from each oth er, separated only by the …

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The three higher-end models reverse Samsung’s unpopul

  decision to put the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. Now built into the disp lay itself, the “ultrasonic fingerprint reader” compliments its Face Unlock feature but prom ises more security. It doesn’t just take pictures of your fingerprint; the company says it uses machine-learning-bas ed algorithm to read 3D fingerprints through ultrasonic sound waves.(Fingerprint data is stored only on the dev ice itself, according to Samsung). The S10e features a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone instead.   Not surprisingly, Samsung is upping its camera game. The winner for the most cameras goes to the …

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Within Japan, every professional person I speak to is bemused

  by Brexit,” said Paul Bacon, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University who specializes in Japan’s relations with Europe. “It is obvious here how economically damaging it will be, and also that it creates serious difficulties for Japan ese industry.”Britain is set to leave the European Union in less than 40 days, but Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure parliamentary backing for her plan for what happens next, heightening fears of a disorderly departure.   That’s infuriating for Japanese businesses and government officials, who have been aski ng for years for reassurances that British leaders would limit the harmful effects …

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