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William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry and Meghan, The Duk
e and Duchess of Sussex, have said they have all spent time in Christchurch and
They condemned the violence on the Muslim community, calling it
“horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.”
”No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship,” the royal couples said in a statement.
Here’s the full statement:
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.
We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the
warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people.
No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.
This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the bro
ader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.
We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New
Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.
We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today.
ional Committee, political advisers submitted 5,113 proposals, covering a wide range of topics that included econom
ics, politics, culture, social development and environmental protection, officials said. Among them, 3,
859 were formally filed and will be forwarded to relevant authorities for handling.
This year, economic issues and social affairs drew more attention from the political advisers during the two sessi
ons, with 1,484 proposals and 1,336 proposals falling in the two categories respectively, officials said.
Some of the typical proposals on economic issues dealt with such matters as preventing financial risks, supporting the
private economy, developing a high-quality manufacturing sector and shoring up market confidence.
dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”
Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu province, said this year’s session was busy and substantial.
“I got up early and got to sleep late to read more material so as to im
prove my proposals,” he said. “The meeting was over, but Chairman Wang has given us man
y assignments. I will do more surveys and study this year and bring better proposals next year.”
Zhang Zhihao and Wang Kaihao contributed to this story.
hina’s poverty relief battle is the world’s biggest and toughest. Over the last 30-plus ye
ars, China has made determined and innovative efforts to reduce poverty and remarkable achievements have been witnessed.
In this exclusive interview, an episode of China Daily’s two sessions special coverage answe
ring questions put forward by media outlets from more than 20 countries, Lei Ming, dean of the Insti
tute of Poverty Research, Peking University, shares his view on the ways of the toughest poverty-relief battle.
Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.
Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspen
sions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession.
Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight fr
om Addis Ababa to Nairobi reported technical problems a
nd asked for permission to turn back, before crashing into a field six minutes after ta
keoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigations are taking place into the cause of the crash.
This is the second time in less than six months that this model has crashed soon after taking
off. A new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people.
The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, France and Norwegian Airlines have suspended the whole Boeing 737 MAX range.
factor in Chinese outbound investments in 2018. “If you are a company where real estate and property development is your ma
in line of business I think you will have a better chance of getting your foreign investment approved,” he said.
Despite the decline in Chinese investment, the US commercial real estate markets weathered the loss of capi
tal well. Because New York and San Francisco receive two-thirds of every Chinese investment dollar according to the
report, the effect of the falloff was limited, according to Barry Hersh, a real estate professor at New York University.
Overall, China fell to third in total foreign investment in American real estate behind Cana
da and Singapore, according to the report. Bitner said other sources of capital stepped in to fill the void. “Capital fro
m Canada, Singapore, Japan and South Korea is coming into the US market,” he said.