ctive investment and harness the digital economy’s role in driving

le in driving China’s economic and social development.

“We need to upgrade our internet services. This is a key measure t

o boost consumption and meet the needs of our massive cellphone users,” Premier Li said.

Participants at the meeting agreed that upgrading and expanding the cap

acity of internet infrastructure should be an important area in boosting effective inves

tment. By the end of this year, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) ports relative to all broadband ports will be raised to more th

an 90 percent, 1,000M broadband will be extended to more than 300 cities, and base stations for mobile internet will be upg

raded with expanded capacity. The goal is to raise the speed of both fixed-line and mobile internet services to 1,000M.

Broadband networks will cover 97 percent of primary and middle schools nationwide this year, and dedicated inter

net services will be made available over time in hospitals and medical consortiums above the county level.

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Wang Xiaoshuai: Auteur’s film shows solicitude towar

the latest film by leading Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai, sets to examine changing times in modern China.

It is a family saga about parenthood, friendship, struggle and forg

iveness. Covering a large stretch of space and time, t

he story moves from the 1980s to the present, and from the North to the South of China.

Known for realism, Wang is no stranger to prominent international film festivals. This time,

his work scooped two Berlin Film Festival awards – Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor.

On the occasion of So Long, My Son screening in Chinese cinemas, China Daily sp

oke with him about the film’s production, his life and his view on Chinese auteur film.

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I didn’t even know I had to wear all white, nor did I prepare

a different pair of shoes for the surface. I was overwhelmed, in an embarrassing way.”

Li played the final match of her stellar career at Wimbledon 2014 before retiring due to a chronic knee injury two months later.

Now enjoying life as a housewife and businesswoman, the two-time Grand Slam singles champion spares no effort to en

sure that China’s new generation of players are better prepared than she was for life as a pro.

Her passion for the sport remains undiminished and shone through at Tuesday’s event at Beijing’s

1123 Junior Tennis Academy, where the 37-year-old hit shots with some young hopefuls and shared insights about life on the tour.

With more international tournaments visiting the country and strong government support and investment, tenni

s has entered the athletic mainstream in China, yet the nation still hasn’t found anyone to assume Li’s throne.

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And while it was perhaps the most blatant attempt by the

  ministration to wade into a foreign contest, it was not the only time the President or his tea

m has weighed in on the domestic politics of other countries. From undercutting British Prime Minis

ter Theresa May during a visit to the United Kingdom to calling attention to protests against French President Emm

anuel Macron, Trump has repeatedly sought to influence the internal affairs of the US’s closest allies — in full public view.

  ”It’s not without precedent that United States leaders have said things that affect politics in other countries, but it is without prece

dent for them to do it as brazenly as Trump has done,” said Joseph Nye, the former dean of Harvard Uni

versity’s Kennedy School of Government. “His style and the degree to which he intervenes are both unprecedented.”

  American administrations have long sought to quietly sway the domestic politics of other countries, whether throu

gh covert influence campaigns or military support. But rarely has a US president so eagerly voiced his opinions or

taken steps to influence another country’s internal affairs, particularly among close US allies.

  Instead — even when an administration’s preferred outcome was widely known or assumed — the White Hou

se maintained an officially neutral stance. A country’s internal affairs were off-limits, at least as a matter of stated position.

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Tucker Carlson defiant against outrage over audio clips: ‘We w

  ucker Carlson portrayed himself as the victim of a “mob” on Monday night. And he said Fox News has his back.

  ”We will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what,” he said.

  At the exact same time, on MSNBC, the progressive group Media Matters for America

shared even more examples of offensive remarks made by Carlson on a shock jock radio show.

  The “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” audio clips are from 2006 to 2011. Media Matt

ers is circulating them now as part of a pressure campaign against Fox’s advertisers.

  Without naming the anti-Fox group, Carlson said on Monday nig

ht that “they’ve been working hard to kill this show” ever since it premiered in 2016.

  When Carlson handed off to Sean Hannity, the two men complained about the scrutiny.

  ”There is a mob that wants to destroy only Fox,” Hannity said.

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The President pushed harder for his son-in-law to get a clearan

ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b

ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu

rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform

ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com

mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro

cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo

rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti

on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.

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Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler introduced Sunday’s

  telecast, following Queen and Adam Lambert’s opening performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Cham

pions.” The “Saturday Night Live” alums riffed off the messy build-up to this year’s awards.

  An abundance of drama surrounded the build-up to this year’s Osca

rs, even before getting around to the nailbiting best-picture finish.

  The contenders reflected the gamut of an evolving movie industry, with “Roma” representing Netflix’s arrival in mo

vies, after the streaming service’s model-bending impact on the TV business.

  On the flip side, “Black Panther” embodied the blockbusters upon which the studios have come to rely, and the th

ird-highest-grossing US release of all time at $700 million, nearly doubling that total worldwide.

  A number of individual nominees registered breakthroughs for women and people of color, only

a few years after lack of diversity among the acting categories birthed the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.

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Great Diplomatic Turn, Brazil’s New President Willingness to

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bossonalo, said in an exclusive media interview Wednesday that he

was open to the possibility of future US military bases in Brazil and would like to consult with the US side.

Brazil has long pursued an independent foreign policy. Some media interpreted that allowing the United

States to set up military bases would mean a “sharp turn” in the foreign policy of the South American power.

Bossonalo also criticized Venezuela, the old rival of the United States in South America, and expressed

concern about the participation of Russian warplanes in Venezuelan air force exercises.

Great Diplomatic Turn

Brazilian Television Systems aired an interview with Bossonalo on the 3rd. This is his first interview since

he took office on January 1st. He talked about many topics of domestic and foreign affairs.

Reporters asked Bossonalo if the United States would be allowed to set up military bases on Brazilian territory.

He answered, of course, that he was willing to negotiate this possibility. “It depends on what happens in the world and who knows if we need to talk about it in the future.”

According to him, the new administration will strengthen economic relations with the

United States, as well as develop military relations and sign agreements in the military field. “We

don’t want to be a superpower in South America, but I think we should have the highest status.”

The United States regards Latin America, which includes Central and South America, as its backyard,

and exerted overwhelming influence on the region during the Cold War. Agence France-Presse and Reuters reported that for many years, Brazil’s

left-wing or centrist governments have pursued independent diplomacy free from American influence. The Left-wing government led by the

Labour Party has been playing against the United States on the international stage from time to time. Bossonalo sought to reorient Brazil’s

diplomacy and alliance with the United States in some respects. Speaking on the phone with Secretary

of State Mike Pompeo on the 2nd, he said that the two countries are now “friends”.

On the same day, in a speech to police in Rio de Janeiro, the state capital, Wilson Witzer, an ally of Bossonalo,

said Brazil needed “its own Guantanamo prison” and “terrorists to be locked up so that society can get rid of them completely”.

The United States established a military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1903, and a prison in the base in 2002, where hundreds of terror

suspects were detained. The prison is notorious for its abuse scandal. Since the victory of the 1959 revolution,

Cuba has opposed the existence of US military bases and demanded the withdrawal of US troops.

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Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted

Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted swords slamming into shields and ringing against one another.

Jon stopped to watch a moment as Horse pressed Hop-Robin back toward the well. Horse had the makings of a

good fighter, he decided. He was strong and getting stronger, and his instincts were sound. Hop-Robin was another tale. His clubfoot was bad enough, but he was

afraid of getting hit as well. Perhaps we can make a steward of him. The fight ended abruptly, with Hop-Robin on the ground.

“Well fought,” Jon said to Horse, “but you drop your shield too low when pressing an attack. You will want to correct that, or it is like to get you killed.”

“Yes, m’lord. I’ll keep it higher next time.” Horse pulled Hop-Robin to his feet, and the smaller boy made a clumsy bow.

A few of Stannis’s knights were sparring on the far side of the yard. King’s men in one corner and queen’s men in another,

Jon did not fail to note, but only a few. It’s too cold for most of them. As he strode past them, a booming voice called after him. “BOY! YOU THERE! BOY!”

Just beyond the ticket booth Father had had painted on awall in bright red letters the question:

DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOSTDANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO?
An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so manyeager, curious hands

that pulled at the curtain that we had toreplace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror.

But I learned at my expense that Father believed there wasanother animal even more dangerous than us, and one thatwas extremely common, too,

found on every continent, in everyhabitat: the redoubtable species Animalus anthropomorphicus,the animal as seen through human eyes. We’ve all met

one,perhaps even owned one. It is an animal that is “cute”,”friendly”, “loving”, “devoted”, “merry”, “under-standing”.

 

Theseanimals lie in

ambush in every

toy store and

children’s zoo.

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Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination,

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he

had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his

memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until nothing of the man is left and only the beast remains.”

“Wonder what happened to her face,” was57 her mental question, but the answer was doubtless any one of a dozen possibilities and she didn’t waste time in surmises.

Mrs. Pollzoff took up the speaking tube and Roberta attached the end so she could hear what was to be said.

“You have an exceptionally fine plane,” Mrs. Pollzoff remarked.

“I think so,” Roberta answered with a smile.

“Care to sell it?” The girl was so astonished that she gasped.

“No, indeed, I do not,” she answered emphatically.

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until

nothing of the

man is left

and only the

beast remains.”

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