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xas, early this month. Before going on the killing spree, the suspect posted a manifesto

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Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former FBI counte

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For most of us, it is just a daydream to quit our job, pull up stakes and travel around the world.

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ical has remained as one of Broadway’s biggest hits, recently staging its 9,000th show.

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Now, 65 large framed photos by Rock, which captur

ure Bowie in his dressing room, his transformation into Ziggy Stardust, shots of his live performances and candid, private moments between the shows, are bein

g displayed as an exhibition, entitled Bowie by Mick Rock, at 798 Space in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone from May 29 to Aug 4.

The exhibition, which is supported by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, a no

nprofit museum dedicated to reflecting contemporary popular culture, and co-organized by Beijing-based i

ndie record label, Modern Sky, also showcases performance footage of Bowie, interviews with Rock, who talks abou

t directing Bowie’s first four music videos, as well as photos of other music legends of the era taken by Rock, i

ncluding Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. It’s MoPOP’s first exhibition to be staged in Asia.

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To avoid such a situation, fathers should share the

 responsibilities of raising a child in equal measure, which w

ill ease the burden on the mothers as well as help the children learn more diverse life skills.

If fathers do not share the responsibilities of raising a c

hild, the mother-child bond could become so insulated that even the father might find it hard

to become part of it. Therefore, Chinese women would do good to take a step back and involve their husbands in hou

sehold affairs, including in raising children. Women should learn to refuse to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the fam

ily and, instead, work to fulfill their other goals in life, including building their careers, and ask their husbands to fu

lfill their part of the obligations to the family even if it means going against tradition.

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He said an ideal souvenir is one that is practical, rem

niscent of local experiences, artistic and portable. “The souveni

r market is huge and growing, given the expanding Chinese middle-inc

ome population and consumers’ increasing purchasing po

wer. But to earn money in this market, souvenir-makers should do a much better job.”

China has the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle-income group (more than 400 m

illion, or 140 million families as of 2017), said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, in January.

Their annual family income is between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yu

an. This enables them to buy cars, properties and tourism packages, Ning said.

“Many im2pulsive purchases will be made during travels, either for self or to gift to relatives and friends,” said He.

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In addition to being members of local committees of the

Communist Party of China and local governments, the punished o

fficials also come from State-owned enterprises and public institutes, it said.

Jilin outnumbers the other seven provincial regions, with 177 punished officials. In one of

the cases there, 22 officials were punished because of the continuous deterioration of the Liaoyuan Riv

er and the slow progress in remediation of the water body in the city of Liaoyuan.

In the first half of 2017, the water quality of the river was found below Grade V, the lowest level in the co

untry’s five-tier water quality system, in eight of the nine monitoring stations along the stream. The ci

ty was also found to have only completed 28 of 67 projects that were listed in its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).

Wang Liping, Party chief of Liaoyuan, for example, was re

moved from his post, and four officials were given severe warnings within the Party.

Previously, about 3,100 officials have been held accountable for environ

mental violations in the first three rounds of inspections, which were launched in late 2015.

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Legend has it that Clear and Bright is one of three peri

iods during the year in which ghosts come closest to the world of living men. Buddhists believe that wil

low branches will drive away unwelcome ghosts and evil spirits. Therefore, willow branches are also known as “ghost terror wood”.

Folk proverbs also dictate customs. One proverb states that if a young lady does not wear a willow branch during the Clear and Bri

ght period, she will soon turn old. Another says: “If one does not wear a willow, he will become a yellow dog after he dies and is reincarn

ated.”Flying kites is an activity favored by many Chinese during Tomb-Sweeping Day. Kites are not only flown during the day time but also in the evenin

g. Little lanterns are tied to the kite or to the kitestring. And when the kites are flying in the sky, the lanterns look lik

e twinkling stars at night. What makes flying kites during this day special is that people cut the string while the kite is in the

sky to let it fly free. It is said this brings good luck and that diseases can be chased away by doing this.

The Cold Food Festival or Hanshi Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated

for one day before Tomb-Sweeping Day. On that day, making fire is taboo and only cold food is available.

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bodies have been transported to Xichang. The relativ

es of one victim wanted him to be buried where he died.

The 30 victims have been recognized as martyrs. The recognition is approve

d by the Ministry of Emergency Management and the Sichuan provincial government.

hang Jun, head of the Xichang branch of the Liangshan forest fire briga

de, and his team members went back to Xichang from Muli on Wednesday. Recalling the er

uptive fire, Zhang said it had been the first blaze of its kind he’d encountered in a dozen years of firefighting, China News Serv

ice reported. “I was at the south part of the fire, when I heard a blare and saw a mushroom cloud about 50 to 60 meters hig

h rising from the valley. Two to three minutes later, dense smoke began to fall and the communication equipment didn’t work.”

Zhang divided his team during the firefighting. One of them, consisting of 10 firefighters, only had four escape with their lives.

Zhao Maoyi still sees his dead teammate four days after the eruptive fire. When his team decided to evacu

ate after hearing blasts, the fire spread to their location from the foot of a mountain in seconds. They were blocked by a huge l

og. “I pushed one onto the log and used my last strength to climb over the log. When I looked back, I saw the desperate look

on an 18-year-old teammate,” Zhao cried. “I dream about him every night, I hear him saying ‘give me a hand'”.

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Xuan Changneng, deputy head of the State Administration of

 Foreign Exchange, said, “China has ample room to maneuver and take measures toward deleveraging.”

That conclusion is based on the debt structure and interest rate level, he said.

“When we’re talking about deleveraging and maintaining stable growth, I think the focus for seve

ral years has been on quality growth, not just any growth,” he said.Chinese President Xi Jinping met wit

h New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Monday in Beijing. They agreed to continuously enrich the China-New

Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership based on the principles of mutual trust and mutual benefit.his year’s Government Work Report said th

at “major progress was made in boosting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region”. In the years since t

he central government put forward the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development plan, local authorities have taken a series of me

asures, including working on key issues such as top design, to help shift Beijing’s noncapital functions to nei

ghboring locations, integrating the region’s transport network and better strengthening environmental protection.

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The bank, a subsidiary of the South African Absa Group, sai

id the money was not part of its deposit, and the contents of the safe deposit box were only known to the owner, adding that it was working with the police in the investigation.

“The customer had concealed fake currency in his personal safe deposit box against the bank’s rules and regulations whic

h include restrictions of items which can be held in the safe deposit box,” Barclays Kenya said in a statement.

Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

The currency seizure comes as lawmakers in the country push for the implem

entation of a policy that removes strict banking laws mandating financial institutions to record transactions above $10,000.

Kenya’s apex bank chief Patrick Njoroge opposed the amendment sayi

ng it could derail the fight against corruption and money laundering in the country.

A case challenging the implementation of the amendments is due to be heard in Kenya’s High Court

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