EU ready to grant Brexit delay if UK parliament backs dealpe

LONDON – The European Union could grant Britain’s request for a short Brexit delay if parliament vote

s next week in favour of a stalled departure deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to allow Britain to delay its de

parture date by three months to June 30, and EU leaders are expected to discuss the matter at a summit on Thursday.

Tusk said it would be possible to grant Britain a short postponement if parlia

ment next week backs May’s divorce agreement, which it has already voted down twice.

Should that happen, Tusk said no extraordinary EU leaders’ summit would be need

ed next week before the current Brexit date of March 29. Otherwise, he might call another summit.

“I believe that a short extension will be possible, but it will be conditional on a positive v

ote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons,” Tusk told journalists.

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Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight

An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help

crew disable a malfu

nctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg.

The next day, with a different crew, the same plane crashed into the sea off Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

On doomed Lion Air Flight 610, pilots searched in a handbook f

or a way to stop the plane from nosediving, according to an exclusive Reuters report.

Reuters cites the information from three people with knowledge of the contents of the cockpit voice recorder that has never been made public.

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has refused to comment to CNN on the content of the voice r

ecorder as the investigation is still ongoing. Boeing also refused to comment to CNN on the matter Wednesday.

Indonesian authorities found the cockpit voice recorder in the Java Sea on January 14 and said it could take up to a year to publish a full report into the crash.

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There were 215 million single people in China at the

end of 2017, accounting for about 16 percent of the population, ac

cording to the National Bureau of Statistics. Marriage registrations have fallen every year

since 2014, while the divorce rate has risen for 16 consecutive years, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Dining, traveling and pursuing activities individually have also become increasingly popular with singles in China.

Tang Chuan, a researcher with Sinolink Securities, said that without family burdens, singles

seem to be less inclined to save money, and their willingness to spend offers great potential for boosting the economy.

Sinolink Securities conducted research on singles born from 1985 to 1995 and found that about 40 percent of those in first- an

d second-tier cities live from paycheck to paycheck, while in lower-tier cities, the proportion is as high as 76 percent.

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North Korea’s coal sales have historically been some of

  the country’s most valuable exports. UN sanctions meant to punish Pyongyang for its 2017 missile

and nuclear tests put a cap on the amount of coal the country was allowed to sell internationally. The mea

sures also capped the amount of oil and energy products the country was allowed to import.

  The report accused banks and insurance companies across the wor

ld of “unwittingly” facilitating and providing “coverage for vessels involved in ever-lar

ger… illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products, and an increasing number of ship-to-ship coal transfers.”

  It added that North Korea “has attempted to supply small arms and light weapons and other military equipment to Hou

thi rebels in Yemen, as well as to Libya and the Sudan, via foreign intermediaries.”

  North Korea has long sought the removal of UN sanctions and portrayed the measures as violations of its sovereignty.

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Chinese women spending more on themselves: report

hinese women are buying more for themselves than they have in the past, according to a new report on Chinese women’s consumption.

The report was released one day before this year’s International Women’s Day by Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, Tmall.

More women are spending to please themselves instead of other

people, the report said. Tmall’s data showed that women’s consumption of books, tourism expe

riences, wire-free bras, flat shoes, flowers and other “treat-yourself” products continues to grow significantly.

Women born in the 1980s placed a total of 48.06 million book orders on

Tmall in the past year, while according to data from Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel arm, the same

group spent most on travel, China’s Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, China’s Macao and Singapore their favorite destinations.

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The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5Gth

  Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country.

  Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s telecommunic

ations equipment, but a report published Wednesday by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a top security think tank, said that would be a mistake.

  ”Allowing Huawei’s participation is at best naive, at worst irresponsible,” the report said, sugg

esting such a move could compromise the United Kingdom’s communications infrastructure.

  UK spies think they can handle Huawei in 5G networks. The US doesn’t agree

  The US government is pushing allies around the world to block wireless operators from buying Huawei gear for the 5G networks t

hey’re starting to build. US officials say the company’s technology could be used by Chinese intelligence agencies for spying.

  Huawei and the Chinese government have repeatedly denied the US allegations. Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

  The report’s release comes days after the Financial Times reported that the UK’s National Cyb

er Security Centre had concluded the risks of using Huawei equipment in 5G networks could be managed.

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Tianhe, another name for the galaxy in ancient China, imp

lies that the Chang’e 4 probe served as a pioneer in the history of human lunar exploration.

According to the IAU naming rules, the landing site name has the prefix of Statio in Latin. And so far onl

y two places have such a prefix, the first being the landing site of Apollo 11, Statio Tranquillitatis.

Zhinyu, Hegu and Tianjin are the names of stars in China’s ancient star chart, as the three pits in the lunar crater formed a shape similar to these three celestial bodies.

Mount Tai is one of the five most famous mountains in China in East China’s Shandong province and stands 1,545 me

ters tall above sea level. The central peak, Mons Tai, in the lunar crater measures 1,565 meters in height from its base.

In August 2010 and October 2015, China had applied to name the landing sites of Chang’e 1 and Ch

ang’e 3, and gained approval, and in January this year, China applied to the IAU for the five new names.

So far, a total of 12 lunar features have been named by China.

Naming entities on lunar surfaces started in the 17th century in Europe, and in the 20th century, the U

nited States and the former Soviet Union had the most names due to their lunar explorations.

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There are currently more than 5 million mutual visits between

the two countries every year,and China and the US have become each other’s largest and second-largest sources of international students.

“The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. Over these decades, there has been a ma

rvelous growth in people-to-people contacts and ties between our two countries. As we now look forward to the co

ming decades, the friendship between our two peoples will continue to be the very foundation of relations between our tw

o great countries. That’s why we invite you, invite all our friends all over the United States to come and share with us y

our most memorable stories with China. Together we will build stronger ties between our peoples. And with your per

sonal stories, you will help make history,” said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the US.

“People are the most interesting stories behind a sound bilateral relationship, and picture

s are a strong testimony to such relations,” said Zhou Shuchun, publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily. “At

China Daily, especially with our newly launched Global Edition, we are committed to bridging the gap of u

nderstanding through powerful people stories. I believe when we see your photos and hear the stories which go with th

em, we will better understand the essence of China-US relations, which is really about people,” Zhou said.

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Robert Aspell, president for Asia-Pacific of the US agricultural

nglomerate Cargill Inc, said the best way to solve trade issues is to talk to each other, communicating to find solutions.

“A large number of global companies have invested in China; it is a clear signal that Ch

ina is going to further open its markets, and many opportunities can be found in different sectors across the country,” he said.

Experts said the new progress, reached by collaborative efforts from both sides, can im

prove the outlook for both the US and Chinese economies and benefit the global economy and supply chain in 2019.

The Chinese and US economies are so inextricably intertwined that a blow to one would most li

kely make a dent in the other, too, said Bai Ming, deputy director at the International Market Institute of the

Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

This interdependence would exact far-reaching damage on the optimal resource allocation of both countries if trade tensions esc

alated, said Chen Wenling, chief economist at the China Center for Economic Exchanges. “The US needs C

hinese goods as much as China needs equipment and agricultural products from the US,” she said.

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Two aircraft soaring high machine?Expert: do not belon

Recently, some netizens took a Boeing 747 and airbus 747 suspected “chase” scene in the air.

t friend wondering: “this’ violent wind machine is really safe?Whether compliance?”

In view of the two planes are referred to as a “machine” video, north green news reporter consulted t

he civil aviation industry experts, experts said, the two planes are not in a level, different speeds are

not illegal.”This phenomenon is not uncommon, the plane is not intended to ‘scoring machine.If there is no special rou

te restrictions, the plane can choose cruising speed.Some working, choose hurry up;Some want to fuel efficient, cho

ose slowly.Like high-speed driving on the road, sometimes pick inside lane 120 kilometers per hour, some selected dep

arted at speeds of up to 100 kilometers, do not belong to deliberately ‘scoring machine.”

(North green news reporter Li tao Eunice li ya)

Both the high iron “racing”?China railway officer micro finally talked…

Recently, the revival of the back to Beijing, in Shanghai, suddenly catch up a har

mony behind, go hand in hand for two minutes.Then, Renaissance, decided to give each other a little color to see see,

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