He said China’s capital controls will continue to be a f

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.


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Still no talks over trade dispute between China, US: MOC

BEIJING – There have not been any bilateral talks over trade frictions betwe

en China and the United States, China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.

The United States submitted a file to the World Trade Organizat

ion on April 17 claiming that they are willing to negotiate over the trade dispute with China.

The US move follows WTO procedures, which order members to respond to a reques

t for settlement from another member within ten days, said MOC spokesperson Gao Feng.

Gao reiterated that US Section 232 and Section 301 measures to slap tariffs on Chinese products seriously violate WTO rules.

Gao said the two sides have not yet held any bilateral tal

ks over the US Section 301 investigation and the proposed US tariff list on Chinese goods.


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What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Bananas Every Day

ind out what happens to the girl who eats too many bananas… It sounds like the tagline to a cheesy B-

movie. But with the incredible worldwide popularity of bananas – they are grown in 107 cou

ntries and represent the fourth most valuable crop globally – it’s smart to take a deeper look at their nutritional make-up.

And since there can be too much of any good thing, stick with us to the end to find out just how many bananas are too many.

China will continue to propose laws and regulations to further guide and manage research

ethics and academic integrity, Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said on Monday.

Relevant guidelines are necessary for scientists to be aware of their academic conduct,

stick to the norms of scientific research and follow regulations when commercializing scientific achievements, he said.

“In this way academia can have more rational and respectful people. Those who di

sregard laws for the sake of personal fame and fortune should be regulated,” he said.


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Wang said science and technology is a double-edged

sword. For example, the development of artificial intelligence repr

esents progress in the use of digital tools, but there are privacy concerns in the use of biometric ide

ntification. Gene-editing technology offers ways for humans to better understand themselves but raises debate.

Wang stressed the development of science and technology should be focused on fostering advantages while avoiding harms.

Scientific research and science commercialization require a strong sense of s

ocial responsibility and scientists should take into account all aspects, including morality, ethics, social resp

onsibilities, academic conduct and laws when doing research or putting their achievements into practice, he said.

To build an innovative country, scientific literacy of members of the public also needs to be improved so they will form a natu

ral tendency to discern and respect science and do more positive things in society, he said.


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Research ethics and academic conduct have been a hot topi

after controversies that still loom over Chinese academia.

Scientist He Jiankui’s announcement to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies

to HIV sparked international condemnation, and act

or Zhai Tianlin was found to have committed plagiarism in his doctoral pap

ers, which aroused public anger online.Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: 8 Chinese among 157 victimsAn Ethiopian Ai

lines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard

There were no survivors onboard the flight

 Eight Chinese were aboard the flight, seven were from the mainland and one from Hong Kong

The plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the same plane that crashed in Indonesia in October, killing 189


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passengers of more than 30 nationalities and eight crew

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving fam

ilies rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. Eight Chinese citizens are among the dead.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boe

ing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. Its last m

aintenance was on Feb 4 and it had flown just 1,200 hours, according to the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.

He also told reporters that the pilot, who was a senior one and join

ed the airline in 2010, sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return.

The plane crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital, p

lowing into the ground at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am local time.


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tweet sent by Flightradar24, a Swedish internet-based service

that shows real-time commercial aircraft flight information on a map, said the plane recorded unstable vertical speed after takeoff.

The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane.

Eight Chinese nationals aboard

State broadcaster EBC reported that 33 nationalities were among the v

ictims. Gebremariam said those included 32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians. Autho

rities said other victims include 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from Fr

ance and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders have sent condolence messages to the leaders of Ethiopia and Kenya.


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Chinese Party and state leaders extended condolences to

ictims’ families. and were deeply concerned with the situation of Chinese citizens involved, Lu told a regular press conference in Beijing.

“We feel deeply grieved for it. We express deep condolences to all victims and sincere sympathy to their families,” Lu said.

According to Lu, the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia has established a coordination and liaison mechanism with the Eth

iopian side and got into contact with the relatives of the Chinese citizens who died in the accident.

So far, the identities of the eight Chinese citizens have been confirmed.

Four are employees of Chinese companies, two work for t

he United Nations and the other two come from Liaoning and Zhejiang provinces.


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The islanders were shipped to Rongerik, an uninhabited atoll

  about 100 miles away, and left food supplies for a few weeks. But crops on the Bikinians’ new home produced signif

icantly less food than those on Bikini, and the nearby waters had far less edible catch.

  Within two years, the population was on the verge of starvation.

  In 1948, the US responded to their plight. Once more the Bikinians were uprooted — this ti

me to Kwajalein, where they lived in tents next to a cement airstrip used by Americans. Six months lat

er, they were shipped to Kili Island, 400 miles south of Bikini, where they again began to starve.

  One attempt was made to resettle the Bikinians in the late 1960s when some 150 residents we

re returned to their atoll. But in 1978 it was revealed that within one year some residents had seen a 75% inc

rease in radioactive material in their bodies, and all residents were once again moved, this time to Majuro Atoll.

  In the early 1980s, the Bikinians filed a class action lawsuit against the US, which eventually resu

lted in the creation of a $90 million trust fund for their local government for cleanup and resettlement purposes.


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When the US military decides to build a base it commits th

  geopolitical equivalent of man spreading,” says Immerwahr — “taking out quite a lot of space for low density uses.”

  So, on the Chagos Islands, for example, all of the inhabited atolls had to be cleared despite the fact only one would be used by the Americans.

  In 2015, Canadian photographer Diane Selkirk moored her sailboat off Ile Boddam in the Cha

gos archipelago — sailors who seek permission from the British Indian Ocean Territory can stay for

one month. The Indian general election will begin on April 11, the country’s Election Commission ann

ounced Sunday, with voters poised to decide whether to renew their faith in nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  Politicians are already in campaign mode for what is the world’s lar

gest exercise in democracy, with around 900 million people eligible to cast a vote.

  Indians will be voting for the 545-seat lower house of parliament — called the Lok Sabha — and polling will unfold over seve

n phases around the country ending on May 19. Of the total, 543 seats will be up for grabs in the coming election.


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