China has set up a national work group for immunization planning that will suggest ways
to ensure vaccines are safe, the head of the Chines
e Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. The work group, led by a vice-minister of health, will analyze all incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years to find
the root sources of problems, Gao Fu, head of the
center, said at a news conference. He didn’t name the minister. “Vaccines made in China are some of the best in the world,” said Gao, who is also a member of China’s top poli
ry body. “We should have no doubt about the role of vaccines in disease prevention or the quality of vaccines made in China.” For example, he said, by promoting immunization, some infectious diseases that
usly harmed people’s health in China, such as smallpox, have been eliminated. Hepatitis B once infected more than 10 percent of the population of China, but now only 0.3 p
ercent of children under 5 years old are carriers because of mandatory immunization.
Gao made the comments in light of a series of incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years.
Chinese stocks market surged on Monday with benchmark indices in Shanghai and Shenzhen jumping over 5 percent, mak
ing daily turnover break through 1.04 trillion yuan ($155.5 billion), a new record s
ince 2015. The Barron’s, a fin ancial weekly published by Dow Jones & Company, said the performance of Chinese stocks is much better than the S&
P 500. Global investment management corporati
on BlackRock also suggested lasting gains of the bull market. Barron’s said the CSI 300 index, which tracks the largest stocks traded in the Shanghai and Shenzhen
stock exchanges, rose 6 percent on Monday,
with a year-to-date gain of nearly 24 percent, twice the gai n in the S&P 500, making the CSI 300 index one of the best performing indices globally in 2019.
The ongoing finance sector reforms and further industry open-up could also help boost the
Chinese economy and the stock market, the Barron’s report said. China’s financial system has great potential in helping stabilize the economy, a previous China Daily report said, adding that the co
untry will deepen supply-side structural reform in the financial sector and strengthen the sector’s ability to serve the real economy.
erse expertise should be established, while personalized and differentiated financial products that suit market demand should be developed, he said.
The number of small and medium-sized financ
ial institutions as well as their proportion o f businesses should be increased, while financial services to the small and micro firms as well as agr
iculture, rural areas and rural people should be i
mproved, Xi said.Xi stressed the need to establish a standard, tra nsparent, open, dynamic and resilient capital market that has sound fundamental institutional arrangements, pr
agement on market access and exit and tightened full-process supervision on transactions. He said that financial services conducive to the development of industr
ial, market, regional and green developm
ent systems of a modernized economy shall be provided. An all-around and multi-level financial service system including ve
nture capitals, bank loans and bond and stock markets shall be put in place, he said.
We find it unconscionable that a Party once trusted on the economy, more than any other, is now recklessly marching the country to the cliff edge of no d
eal,” the group said. “No responsible government should knowingly and deliber
ately inflict the dire consequences of such a destructive exit on individuals, communities and businesses and put at risk the prospect of ending austerity.”
The MPs also rejected what they say May has p
resented as a “false binary choice” be tween a “bad deal” and a “no deal,” slamming her strategy of “running down the clock” to Brexit.
May said in a statement on Wednesday that she was “saddened” by the lawmakers’ decision to quit the party, but
ined to deliver on Brexit, affirming that it was “the right thing for the country.” The Independent Group was formed on Monday when seven MPs, including Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and Luciana Berger, resi
gned from Labour. An eighth Labour MP, Joan Ryan, j
oined their ranks on Tuesday evening. The group said v ariously that they had become ashamed of the Labour party and its shift to the hard-left, denouncing opposition le
ader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of a wave of anti-Semitism and “betrayal” on Brexit.
”Good girls” do what they’re told, are quiet, don’t argue or risk embarrassing their families. Reem and Rawan say they had turned being “good girls” into a fine art.
”In our house, we (were) always the good girls th
ey wanted us to be. So, if they want us to clean, we will clean. If they want us to cook, then we will cook,” 18-year-old Rawan says.
t two years it was really bad, because I just forget who I am, I am just pretending (to be) like an Islamic girl,” says her 20-year-old sister, Reem. They went to school, studied hard and avoided confrontation. Of course, the same rules d
idn’t apply t
o their brothers. Beat your sisters, the siblings say their brothers were told, it’ll make you better men. Reem and Rawan are reluctant to talk about the abuse at the hands of their family. They say it
pen all the time, just enough to remind them of the rules. And enough to fill them with terror ab out what might happen if anyone found out about their plan or, worse still, caught them carrying it out.
support a modern, progressive, global Britain that is very much a part of modern Europe. Cur
rently, both main say that they will deliver Brexit — albeit different versions of it. A
new group in Parliament, free to vote and speak as they li ke, can now make the case for a softer Brexit, or even a second vote, and do so in ways that could damage both the gove
rnment and the opposition.
But will t hey? That’s a crucial question. If the movement swells, it could create the mome ntum for a second referendum and push one party or another (probably the Labour Party) to formally back such a vo
te. It could terrify Conservative Brexitee
rs into backing May on her deal. It could completely break the par liamentary arithmetic and cause the UK to stumble into a no deal. It could force a general election in which all 11 los
e their seats. It’s very hard to tell.
But the main takeaway from this week is that these 11 MPs were so frustrated by t heir own p
arties — for more reasons that just Brexit — that they needed to do something. And that it was now or never. T hey were left with no good options because, right now, politics in the UK is spiraling out of control.