abducted Zhang 娱乐地图品茶微信off campus and raped, stabbed, choked and beat her with a baseball bat before decapitating her at his Urbana apartment.
Admission of guiltThe start of the trial, Christensen’s admission presented by his attorney and the gory details of how
Zhang was killed have put the case back in the spotlight of massive media coverage both in the US and
China. And it has had a ripple effect on overseas Chinese students and their families thousands of miles away.
Of the more than 1 million foreign students enrolled at universiti
es in the US, 350,755, or about 35 percent are Chinese, according to the Open Doors study
by the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit organization supported by the US government.
“I first heard about this case when I was still in China two years ago, at the
time I accepted an admission offer from UI. I was so shocked, and I remember that many newly admit
ng should be leveraged to improve coordination mechanisms
for economic policies such as finance, currency, employment, industry, and regional develop
ment to ensure the nation’s economic development stays within a reasonable range, the statement said.
The meeting highlighted the importance of strengthening innovative cap
abilities as well as opening-up and cooperation in this regard, and called for improving the serv
ices and environment for opening-up and cooperation so that development is promoted through opening-up, inn
ovation is advanced through reforms and win-win results are achieved through cooperation, it said.
Tough and newly emerging problems should be resolved through deepening reforms, the state
ment said, adding that the capability of dealing with challenges and preventing risks should be intensified.
roductivity in the service sector, which is an important thing that China is focusing on to stabilize economic growth,” Zhu said.
Chen Yulu, a vice-governor of the PBOC, also supported a “full-scale” opening of the financial sector. In the future, foreign invest
ors are welcome to conduct all forms of financial business in China, excepting those being named on a neg
ative list, and authorities are researching a new regulatory system, Chen said at the forum on Saturday.
Li Daokui, director of the Academic Center for Chinese Economic Practice and Thinking at Tsing
hua University, said China “should be more confident” in accelerating opening-up of its financial sec
tor, which will help global investors seize numerous opportunities in the Chinese market.
Domestic financial institutions are now capable of engaging in fiercer competition with global peers as their serv
ice abilities in many aspects, such as banking and insurance, have improved a lot over the past years, Li said.
lliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included around 30 institution
s and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati
on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.
The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology, the U
nited Nations Environment Program, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Alliance of Int
ernational Science Organizations, a group created to connect the scientific communities of BRI participants.
Bai Chunli, president of the academy, said in the conference’s opening ceremony on Saturday that areas along the Si
lk Road are prone to various natural disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life and economic damage.
ew stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijin
g and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. “We will end
eavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the
Water Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in prepa
ring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.
According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 v
enues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faciliti
es built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) into a
curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
popular destinations for overseas study, accounting for 18 percent and 1
6 percent respectively, followed by Hong Kong, Germany and Japan, the report found.
The report was based on a survey conducted by Vision Overseas Consulting Co, a subsidiary of New Oriental Education and Technolo
gy Group and Kantar Millward Brown in January and February. The survey covered 6,228 students who plan to go to school ove
rseas or have returned to China after graduation, and their parents. It is the fifth consecutive year the report was released.
Sun Tao, president of Vision Overseas Consulting Co, said: “More students chose to go to the UK for overseas study b
ecause of its high-quality higher education institutions and relatively lower costs compared with the US.”
Many UK universities now offer one-year master’s program, which can
greatly decrease the students’ cost, he said, adding that the UK government has also im