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The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill
ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid
ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange.
“The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said.
The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c
ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure that more than 20 million African people can drink clean water, Tian said.
At present, the company employs around 200 Chinese in Africa, with an average age of 30. The company has been inve
sting in projects that are beneficial to local communities in Africa, with the help of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office.
It’s so close, and yet it always seemed so far away. To get to the rur
al district just a few hundred meters away on the other side of the bay, locals used to have to ju
mp on a boat or drive about 160 kilometers－part of that journey on dusty, unsealed road.
Now anyone wanting to get from downtown Maputo
, capital of Mozambique, to Katembe, or vice versa, can do so with ease, and in a matter of min
utes, thanks to the longest twin-tower suspension bridge in Africa, that hangs over Maputo Bay.
“Mozambique had long planned to build a bridge linking the north and south of the bay, bu
t nothing came of them because of a lack of financing and technological difficulties,” said Wang Li
jun, vice-president of China Road and Bridge Corporation, which built the bridge.
project, 95 percent of it provided by China through preferential and b
uyers’ loans. China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, a State-funded policy-oriented i
nsurance company, provided insurance services for the project, which helped the local government sacure $680 milli
on in business loans from Chinese banks, greatly reducing pressure on the project’s financing.
Mozambique’s President, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, had long nursed ambitions of one day seeing a bridge lin
king Maputo city center and Katembe, and when it was finally opened in November he said it wou
ld greatly facilitate transport and connectivity between Mozambique and other parts of Africa.
Wang said the bridge will give great economic stimulus to Katembe, long underdeveloped because of its poor tran
sport access. It also eases demographic pressures on Maputo, a city with a population of 1.7 million.
CEO of Development Reimagined and former head of the Policy and Par
tnerships, the United Nations Development Programme, and Andreas Pier
otic, trade commissioner of Embassy of Chile in China. The four will also take questions after delivering their speeches.
China Daily’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Zhou Shuchun will open the event with a welcome speech on April 27.
Vision China events have been previously held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Joha
nnesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on internet and mul
timedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.
This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and
app, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
tes satellite remote sensing images, water environment problems spotted by satellite, water protection zone bound
ary’s spatial data, water environment problems found by provinces and cities themselves and law enfo
rcement data at the scene, and sends environmental problem lists to law enforcers at the scene to guide their work.
The app was used during the nationwide inspection on water sources i
n 2018 and the law enforcement during water sources inspection at county level this year.
Meng Zhiqi, a law enforcer with the water ecology and environment department of Shang
hai bureau of ecology and environment, has witnessed the app’s ability. “We received
a message from a work team of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, saying there was an illegal shrimp farming house with a chimney deep
inside a water resource conservation forest, but my colleagues and I didn’t know how to get there. Later, we fo
llowed the map provided by the app and demolished the house within 24 hours,” said Meng.