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The form has multiple sections, including a section on “aggravating factor

s” that asks jurors, among other things, if Christensen killed Zhang “in an espe上海会所品茶微信

cially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner” and whether he’s shown no remorse, and a section on “mitigation fa

上海会所ctors” asking if aspects of Christensen’s “background, record or character … mitigate against imposition of a death sentence”.

The jurors had to independently assess if aggravating factors presente

d by US prosecutors regarding how Christensen killed Zhang and the impact her death ha上海会所品茶微信

s had on others “sufficiently outweigh the mitigating factors”, according to the penalty-phase form.

上海会所On Wednesday, the jury asked the judge whether the prosecution’s aggravating factor of

future dangerousness referred to while Christensen was in prison or if he were free or had never been caught. Th

e judge circled “in prison” after a brief discussion with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 上海会所

Jurors also asked if the jury was supposed to quantify the number of jurors who fo

上海会所品茶微信und each mitigating factor proved by a preponderance of the evidence. Both sides agreed the answer is yes.

On Thursday, the jury asked how the number of jurors who found a mitigating factor to exist could be used after the trial.

“We are inclined not to share our results,” a juror wrote.上海会所品茶微信

“We need help,” the jury then said in a message to the court on Thursday, asking the judge about what would happen if they c

上海会所ouldn’t reach a unanimous decision — just about one hour before the judge announced the verdict.

“I think today must be the most disappointing day for Zhang’s family ot

her than the day they acknowledged Yingying was kidnapped and killed,” Wang上海会所品茶微信

Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.

“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur

ies have sentenced defendants to death in only 36 percent of the cases that went to trial.上海会所品茶微信

Since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1988, 78 people have been sentenced to death — but only three ha

ve actually been put to death, according to Death Penalty Information Center data to 2018.上海会所

Zhang was last seen alive on June 9, 2017, getting into Christensen’s black Saturn Astra on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.

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The Sino-Singapore Int上海龙凤Joint Research Instit

tute was established by SSGKC to strengthen Chinese and Singaporean cooperation in academic fields.

The South China University of Technology in Guangzhou and Singa上海龙凤女神会所

pore’s Nanyang Technological University, founding members of the institution, will draw on their resources and e

上海龙凤女神会所xperience in leading roles internationally to further develop its innovation and high-tech industries.

With the technological advantages of the two founding universities, the in

stitute has launched the first phase of projects in pollution control, new energy, bio上海龙凤

medical materials, artificial intelligence, green and smart architecture, food nutrition and safety .

上海龙凤女神会所Yu Long, director of the institute, said that the institute aims to transform high-tech

research results into industrial products and bring about economic benefits.

To date, the institute has launched 24 industrial projects and 16 of them are collaborative projects between China and Singapore.上海龙凤

“The institute is an open platform that explores an advanced model for int

上海龙凤女神会所ernational cooperation, which is a win-win for industrial transformation,” Yu said.

“In addition to the South China University of Technology and Nanyang Techn

ological University, we will invite suitable international universities to join us in the future.”上海龙凤

Designated as a national experimental zone for conducting comprehensive reforms on intellectual property right use an

上海龙凤d protection by the State Council, SSGKC will welcome an important partner, the Patent Examination Coo

peration Center of the State Intellectual Property Office in Guangdong, in February.上海龙凤女神会所

The office is currently operating in the Guangzhou Development District.

上海龙凤The center performs patent invention application assessment, carries out international patent search and inter

ational preliminary examinations of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.上海龙凤女神会所

This provides technical and legal consultation services to companies regarding patent applications and protection.

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The Sino-Singapore Int上海龙凤Joint Research Instit

tute was established by SSGKC to strengthen Chinese and Singaporean cooperation in academic fields.

The South China University of Technology in Guangzhou and Singa上海龙凤女神会所

pore’s Nanyang Technological University, founding members of the institution, will draw on their resources and e

上海龙凤女神会所xperience in leading roles internationally to further develop its innovation and high-tech industries.

With the technological advantages of the two founding universities, the in

stitute has launched the first phase of projects in pollution control, new energy, bio上海龙凤

medical materials, artificial intelligence, green and smart architecture, food nutrition and safety .

上海龙凤女神会所Yu Long, director of the institute, said that the institute aims to transform high-tech

research results into industrial products and bring about economic benefits.

To date, the institute has launched 24 industrial projects and 16 of them are collaborative projects between China and Singapore.上海龙凤

“The institute is an open platform that explores an advanced model for int

上海龙凤女神会所ernational cooperation, which is a win-win for industrial transformation,” Yu said.

“In addition to the South China University of Technology and Nanyang Techn

ological University, we will invite suitable international universities to join us in the future.”上海龙凤

Designated as a national experimental zone for conducting comprehensive reforms on intellectual property right use an

上海龙凤d protection by the State Council, SSGKC will welcome an important partner, the Patent Examination Coo

peration Center of the State Intellectual Property Office in Guangdong, in February.上海龙凤女神会所

The office is currently operating in the Guangzhou Development District.

上海龙凤The center performs patent invention application assessment, carries out international patent search and inter

ational preliminary examinations of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.上海龙凤女神会所

This provides technical and legal consultation services to companies regarding patent applications and protection.

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This year’s distinguished上海龙凤e speakers who deliver

ed the opening addresses include Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Education Minister and co-chairp

上海龙凤女神会所erson of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council; Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong provi

nce and Zhou Yawei, director-general of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City administrative com

mittee. Zhong Manying, commercial minister counselor of Embassy of China in Singapore attended the forum.上海龙凤

Ong Ye Kung hoped for SSKF to continue to serve as a high-end strate

上海龙凤女神会所gic dialogue platform for Singapore-Guangdong cooperation, positioning SSGKC to be one

of the leading projects among Sino-Singapore bilateral collaborations with its uniqueness in software cooperation.

Zhou Yawei also recognized SSGKC’s achievement of transforming itself into a large-scale and high-profile city of techn

ology and innovation. SSKF has also earned its credit of bridging ideas and minds in the past years. SSGKC is belie上海龙凤

ved to have reached greater heights with its new identity as a nation-level bilateral collaborative project.

Themed “Forging New Frontiers – All-round Opening Up and Innovation-driven Develo上海龙凤女神会所

pment”, this year’s forum aims to tap on the collective intelligence of think tank experts and business lead

上海龙凤ers from China and Singapore, to explore hot trending topics and embark on panel discussions regarding the future collaborations and developments betw

een China and Singapore. An estimate of 250 guests from Singapore and China have attended the Forum.上海龙凤女神会所

Two thematic panel sessions took place right after the opening ceremony and the sessions

上海龙凤were themed respectively as “The Collaboration and Development Strategies between China and Singapore in th

e New Era of All-Round Opening up” and “High Quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. Invited guests from Chin上海龙凤女神会所

a and Singapore adopted a three-prong approach (political, business and academic) when tackling these themes and

their discussions primarily revolved around the development in Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Mac上海龙凤女神会所

ao, as well as Guangdong’s competitive advantage in the Belt and Road Initiative. They also took to explore h

ow China and Singapore can promote collaborations in the new era, and bring about hig上海龙凤

h quality development, reform and innovation to highlight the unique role that SSGKC plays throughout this process.

上海龙凤女神会所This year’s forum is hosted by SSGKC, organized by SSGKC’s Center of Excellence for Softw

are Transfer (CEST), and co-organised by Business China and SSGKC Investment and Development Co Ltd.

The forum also serves as a follow-up to the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council 9th meeting th上海龙凤

at took place on the morning of Aug 24, 2018 in Singapore, which was co-chaired by Mini

ster Ong Ye Kung and Governor Ma Xingrui. They have also witnessed the signing of several collaborative memo上海龙凤女神会所

randums of understanding and strategic partnership agreements between Gu

angdong and Singapore in areas related to artificial intelligence, smart travel and talents training.

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ese law enforcement of上海千花坊atian colleagues on

hinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise

when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.上海千花坊品茶微信

For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo

上海千花坊ining their fellow professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the

capital Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.

Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2006 when officers from Hungary became the first forei上海千花坊品茶微信

gn law enforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis

上海千花坊品茶微信t their Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.

In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the s

treets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line

s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊

In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.

上海千花坊品茶微信Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.

In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis

itors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.上海千花坊

“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume

上海千花坊nts and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.

International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be

st international police practice, and China’s ambassador in Zagreb, Xu Erwen, said the inclusion of Chinese po上海千花坊品茶微信

lice in the project confirms the two countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation.上海千花坊

A generation on from the brutal war that broke out in the aftermath of the collapse of the for

mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.

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uropean Commission上海千花坊elect Ursula von der Ley

With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ

an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所

Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a

上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”

European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will succeed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊

e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth

er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.

上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent

er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol

itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊

The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.

Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af

上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye

n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla

nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊

During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath

ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim

上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.

Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori

ty of the EU citizens do not see defense as a priority; they see health, environmental issues上海千花坊女神会所

and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.

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Measures to bolster b上海乌托邦climate decided by meet

hina will shorten the time required for reviewing applications of high-value patents and for trademark registrations as pa

上海乌托邦品茶微信rt of its effort to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and improve the business climate, the State

Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, decided on Wednesday.上海乌托邦

“Further enhancing the protection of intellect

ual property rights is crucial to improving our property rights protection system. It is re

上海乌托邦quired by scientific and technological innovation and essential for China’s greater opening-up,” Li said.

Those attending the meeting on Wednesday decided to intensify law enforcement action in intellectual property上海乌托邦品茶微信

rights protection and stressed that all types of market actors must be treated as equals.

Efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking and verifying infrin上海乌托邦

gements and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks and copyrights will be accelerated.

上海乌托邦品茶微信It was decided that special campaigns against violations of IPR-related law will be carried o

ut and severe punishment involving hefty fines will be meted out to combat all IPR infringement.

International cooperation in IPR protection will be enhanced to make it easier for上海乌托邦

companies to obtain intellectual property rights and their protection overseas.

The government will advance revision of the Patent Law and the Copyright Law, the new上海乌托邦品茶微信

round of comprehensive revision of the Trademark Law and revision of the implement

上海乌托邦ing regulations of the Patent Law. The cost for breaking the law will be significantly raised.

IPR-related services will be improved, the meeting decided. Smart s

ystems of patent examination and trademark registration will be developed at a faster pace.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The goal is to shorten, by year’s end, the time needed for reviewing appl

ications of high-value patents to within 17.5 months, and the average review period for trad上海乌托邦

emark registration to within five months. The quality of IPR registrations will also be improved.

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China has an abundanc上海千花坊specially on the Qin

nghai-Tibet Plateau. The public knows little about most of the species. I am a Chinese wildli

fe photographer. I think I have a responsibility to shoot the species in Hoh Xil,” says Gu.上海千花坊女神会所

She arrived in Hoh Xil to shoot Tibetan antelopes for the first time in Ju

上海千花坊ne 2016. “I once went to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau three times in two months to shoot the an

telopes. I once stayed in the depopulated zone in Hoh Xil for 40-plus days. I put up a tent where the antelopes li

ved, and I installed the photographic equipment in the tent. Every day, I entered the tent at 5:30 am, and I left the te上海千花坊女神会所

nt at 9 pm. I could only eat some canned congee, as fragrant food would attract nearby bears,” says Gu.

She is planning to make a documentary that reflects the natural ecology of Hoh Xil and Sanjiangyuan. “Th

上海千花坊ere are few images about the animals and plants in the depopulated zone. I need to spend mu

ch time shooting the species. I hope more people will gain a more comprehensive understanding of Hoh Xil a

nd Sanjiangyuan through my photos and videos,” says Gu. She provides her photos and videos to experts, to he上海千花坊女神会所

lp them conduct their research. Experts at the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, under the Chinese Ac

ademy of Sciences, spoke highly of Gu’s images of the migration of the

Tibetan antelopes. Experts cannot say for certain why the antelopes migrate every ye上海千花坊

ar, but they can study the reasons why the antelopes migrate through Gu’s photos and videos.

上海千花坊女神会所Gu serves as deputy secretary-general of the Hoh Xil Wildlife Conservation Association. She

has given lectures, in China and abroad, on photography and ecological protection. She also gives lect

ures attended by biology teachers from primary and middle schools, and she shares her experiences in Hoh Xil wi上海千花坊

th those teachers. The teachers share Gu’s concept of ecological protection with their students, and they help the students cul

tivate an interest in nature and the awareness of protecting the biological diversity on earth.上海千花坊女神会所

“Wildlife photography does not merely mean shooting beautiful photos, but also promoti

ng the species on earth to more people, so the public will pay attention to the species, and help protect the envi上海千花坊女神会所

ronment and the biological diversity on earth. We should respect all life on earth,” says Gu.

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Lin suggested that sex上海千花坊s and coping with the

during puberty should be discussed with minors by parents and teachers. Minors should also learn when the opposite gend

er may develop such impulses and how they could influence or even harm them, she said.上海千花坊品茶微信

“They can also be taught ways to prevent such impulses when they feel they are on the verge of

上海千花坊losing control of their behavior. For example, they can play sports, rather than harm others,” Lin said.

Sun appealed to the public to create a more inclusive and kinder environment for both minors and adult victims of sexual as

saults, as pressure arising from gossip can sometimes “deal a heavier blow” than an incident of sexual assault itself.上海千花坊品茶微信

“One fact that best illustrates this is that everybody can be straightforward

about telling others that their wallet has been stolen. However, few people, including m

en and boys, dare to speak publicly if they have experienced a sexual assault,” she said.上海千花坊

n his famous book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, the lat

e economics professor at the University of Maryland, argued that if societies don’t conti

上海千花坊品茶微信nuously evolve their economic structures, then they will become stagnant and innovation will stop.

Industry groups will try to use protectionist policy to protect

their position, thus hurting economic growth and leading to national decline, he said.

Opening up to foreign competition is an essential step toward preventing this ossification. Many historical ex上海千花坊品茶微信

amples show that a nation that tries to protect its indus

try from competition just ends up with inefficient industries and a left-behind economy.

上海千花坊For 40 years, China’s reform and opening-up process has improved econ

omic efficiency and upgrading by iteratively reforming economic and legal structures.

China has been able to maintain high economic growth for a very long period through this process of continuous institu上海千花坊品茶微信

tional innovation. This gradual process of continuous reform while institutions are built has proven much more

successful than the “shock therapy” implemented by Russia, Poland and others in the 1990s.

In the last few months, many additional reforms aimed at further opening up the Chinese econo

my to foreign firms and supporting the private sector have been announced. These reforms are coin]

cidentally consistent with some of the requests by the United States in the trade negotiations.

But, they are being made for the long-term benefit of the Chinese econom

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visits Chifeng as part 上海419ion of North China

President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour to North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday.

At a local community in Songshan district of Chifeng city, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Commi 上海419品茶微信

ttee, learned about the grassroots party-building work as

 上海419well as the development of national integration and unity.

Later, he visited the Chifeng Museum, where he was briefed on the evolution of loca

l history and culture of the city and talked with the inheritors of the epic of King Gesar. 上海419

The Gesar epic tradition was listed as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009.

 上海419品茶微信hina’s Tiangong II space lab will spend its last days in orbit this week before making a controlled fall on

Friday back into Earth’s atmosphere, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

All of the space lab’s assigned tasks have been finished. It is scheduled

to fall out of orbit and reenter the atmosphere under ground control on Friday, the agency said. 上海419

Most of the spacecraft will burn up during the reentry process, with a small amount of de

 上海419品茶微信bris expected to fall in a designated secure area in the South Pacific Ocean, it added.

Preparations for reentry are underway, the agency said, saying China will publish related infor

mation or inform relevant parties in a timely manner to fulfill its international obligations. 上海419

Tiangong II was put into orbit in September 2016 atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite La

unch Center in the Gobi Desert. The space lab is 10.4 meters high, 3.35 m in diameter and weighs 8.6 metric tons.

 上海419品茶微信Two astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, entered the lab that October after the

ir Shenzhou XI spacecraft docked with the lab and remained there for 30 days.

From April to September 2017, Tiangong II and Tianzhou I cargo spacecraft performed several docking and in-orbit refuel

ing operations, which demonstrated resupply and refueling technologies for a space station. 上海419

The space lab also carried out a series of scientific and technological experiments.

 上海419品茶微信Its predecessor, Tiangong I, was launched in September 2011 and was mainly used to test technologies involved in space re

ndezvous and docking. Tiangong I fell back to the Earth in April 2018 in an uncontrolled manner.

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