rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.
Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s
speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.
“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som
e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.
Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience
, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.
Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D
efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo
perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.
nagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing sea
son, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.
“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Moun
t Qomolangma in spring due to favorable weather conditions of the northern slope,” Trinley said.
“Controlling the number of climbers is another key measure to ensure both mountaineering safety and ecological protection,” he said.
In 2019, the north face routes had a total of 362 people, including 142 foreign climbers fr
om 33 countries, 12 domestic climbers and 208 Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guides, the association said.
Within the last few years, the overall number of climbers has averaged 290, the association said.
This year, PetroChina’s Xinjiang Oilfield Company has been fully develop
ing the Jimsar shale oil field, which boasts 1 billion tons of shale oil reserves, Xinhua reported.
The company has mobilized 36 drilling rigs, started drilling on 47 wells and completed eight wells till now. The daily drille
d footage surpassed 2,000 meters and the total drilled footage reached 160,000 meters.
PetroChina has ramped up exploration efforts on Bohai Bay Basin, Songliao Basin, Ordo
s Basin and Junggar Basin in recent years and shale oil was listed as one of the four exploration goals. Dagang Oilfi
eld, Xinjiang Oilfield, Tuha Oilfield and Changqing Oilfield have been set as important demonstration zones.
Xinjiang Oilfield Company said it planned to mobilize 45 drilling rigs this year to finish drilling nearly 100 wells.
Chen Xiang, head of the sports bureau of Qiannan prefecture in Guizhou, t
old the thepaper.cn. It was agreed after meetings with education authorities and parents of stud
ents that the large crowd gathered during dragon boat races will create noise, Chen said.
Therefore, the dragon boat racing activities in the city, previ
ously scheduled on June 5-7, were postponed to June 9-11. Teams participating in the races were cont
acted and told the reason for the delay. They understood the reasons, Chen added.
An official at the sports bureau of Chizhou city, Anhui, said they have received letters and calls f
rom parents of examinees and people, expressing their concerns (that noise generated by dragon boa
t races may disturb students sitting the gaokao). So the bureau decided to postpone the races until June 9-10.
Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been gi
ven Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about
whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief
of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious warni
ng within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equi
pment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.
eign exchange reserves at $3.095 trillion at the end of April. The reserve amount was stable, altho
ugh it slightly retreated from $3.098 trillion at the end of March, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
Li Yang, director of the National Institution for Finance and Development of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, said that China is unlikely to sacrifice foreign exchange reserves to de
fend its currency, even if depreciation pressure rises amid any escalation in trade tension.
In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US dollar dropped more than 3 percen
t under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.
Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monday that higher US tariffs on Chin
a’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.