As Trump Bets on China’s Help on North Korea, Aides Ask: Is It Worth It?

As Trump Bets on China’s Help on North Korea, Aides Ask: Is It Worth It?

As Trump Bets on China’s Help on North Korea, Aides Ask: Is It Worth It?

WASHINGTON – There is no foreign leader that President Trump has more bets than Xi Jinping in China.

The game M. Trump was based on his calculation that Xi, the Chinese president, could exert strong pressure on North Korea to put an end to its nuclear weapons and missile programs. To assure Xi’s cooperation, the President launched his firm stance on China’s trade practices and said very little about his South China Sea adventure.

However, a growing number of Trump help worries that the bet is not paying.

China has not significantly strengthened pressure on North Korea since Mr. Trump met Xi in Palm Beach, Florida in April. His inability to make more frustrated White House officials intend to raise the issue with his Chinese counterparts during a high-level meeting here on June 21.

The reluctance of China to exert influence in this sense Trump left the administration with few good options to deal with the North Korean crisis. And that can bring management to try to negotiate with North Korean leaders, a move that did not work for the predecessors of M. Trump, but seemed to embrace regularly.

The White House has taken careful step in the coupling direction this week sent a senior diplomat to North Korea to secure the release of Otto F. Warmbier, a seriously ill American prisoner. The meeting, said some former US officials, could be the predicate of such talks.

But the inhuman treatment of North Korea Mr. Warmbier, 22, complicating the prospects of diplomacy. In an emotional press conference Thursday, M. Warmbier’s father said that his son had been “brutally and terrified” for 18 months in captivity; Doctors said the son had suffered severe neurological damage.

However, current and former officials said the government could not change its strategy because of the poor treatment of an American, no matter how horrible. The most likely outcome, they said, is that all future contacts with North Korea will be carried out in the most absolute secrecy.

“Trump management has made it clear that this is a holistic approach,” said Daniel R. Russel, who was the assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs under President Barack Obama. “They will explore what kind of formal or informal contacts with North Korea can advance the cause.”

M. Trump’s aides are also motivated by recent elections in South Korea, which has led to the power of a progressive leader more interested in the commitment than the confrontation with the North. The president, Moon Jae-in, approved the deployment of a United States missile system.

The Chinese are among the most interested in a meeting between Mr. Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, officials said, partly because he would focus on a solution in Washington, not Beijing . For now, however, the White House focuses more on China to pressure its neighbor.

M. Trump took office promising to deal with China on a number of issues. But the imminent danger posed by North Korea’s nuclear missile program has changed that calculation.

In April, he said Xi would be his buddy around M. Kim. Two weeks later, the Treasury Department has refused to designate China as a currency manipulator, which Mr. Trump had promised to do during his presidential campaign.

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Kochi Metro all set for commercial operations


Kochi Metro all set for commercial operations

Kochi June 16 () The prestigious Metro Kochi Kerala is ready for commercial operations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened tomorrow.

He claims that it is the country’s first integrated multi-model transportation system, should improve regional connectivity and relieve traffic congestion in Kochi, Kerala shopping center.

The first phase includes a section of between 13 km and Aluva Palarivattom.
Security has been strengthened in the city of Kochi and its surroundings for the visit of the prime minister.

The inauguration of the Metro Kochi will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at 11 am.

The prime minister, who must arrive here at 10.15, can enjoy a ride on the underground train to Kochi Palarivattom Pathadippalam.

He will return to Palarivattom on the same train with dignitaries before the stadium for the opening ceremony, authorities said.

Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu, Governor of Kerala P Sathasivam, Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the opposition leader at the Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, MP of Ernakulam KV Thomas and the ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan Share The stage with Modi, among others, during the inauguration.

Kochi Metro officials said that the introduction of a world-class metro system in Kochi improve the quality of life of Kochi Grand Metro improve regional connectivity and overcrowding reduction, traffic congestion, transit time, air pollution and noise.

The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), which started five years ago in order to build and operate a metro line, attempting to be a provider of urban transport solutions in Kerala, said those responsible.

They said that being the country’s first metro system with integrated multi-model transportation system, Kochi Metro not only give the city a much-needed cosmetic surgery, but also put an end to extreme connectivity.

A unique aspect of subway stations will be the deployment of members of Kudumbasree – the project of the self-help group for poverty reduction focused on empowering women, the Kerala Government, for station operations management.

Kudumbasree offer a wide range of customer relationship management services to multitude of cleaning and restoration, which, once in operation, will be the largest group of women to be used by anyone what underground.

In addition, each subway station has been designed around a theme of Kerala culture and geography.

KMRL also included the LGBT community in its operations with Kudumbashree, becoming the first organization to designate transgenderers according to the transgender policy of the state government.

Chinese court sentences fugitive tycoon’s staff to prison

Chinese court sentences fugitive tycoon's staff to prison

Chinese court sentences fugitive tycoon’s staff to prison

A court in north China Friday condemned three employees working for billionaire fugitive property Guo Wengui, who has been caught in a political rivalry with the Communist Party in power.

The Dalian Xigang People’s Court announced prison terms of less than three years for employees who prosecutors said they had been ordered by Guo forgery of financial documents to obtain loans from a state bank. Two employees were sentenced to suspended terms, which means they can not exceed the last hours behind bars, while Beijing development company, Beijing Pangu Investment Co., also received a fine of 36 million.

The case has not called Guo as a defendant, but Chinese authorities have stepped up pressure against the runaway tyrant who vowed to expose sensitive information about key party officials unless government communications employees and family members in China .

Dalian The case was the first criminal case against Guo companies since China filed a motion in April with Interpol with a “red notice” for its worldwide detention. Chinese officials have indirectly accused Guo of a long list of alleged crimes, including conspiracy for superior intelligence to criticize a Beijing city official who had blocked a Pangu development project.

Guo, named Miles Kwok, fled China and now lives in a $ 68 million apartment overlooking Central Park in New York. He is a member of the Sea-to-Lake President station of Donald Trump Florida.

He cultivated a vast social media monitoring and made sensational, if not largely proven, accusations against his enemies and senior officials who direct journalists against the corruption of the watch party that investigated China abroad, which he said, Are part of a Chinese espionage network.

At the heart of Guo allegations, there have been allegations of misconduct and links between the family of permanent member of the Politburo Standing Committee Wang Qishan and the HNA Group, the conglomerate behind Hainan Airlines has closed a series of catchy acquisitions throughout the world. HNA announced Thursday it has filed a defamation suit against Guo.

In recent weeks, Guo has publicly suggested that he was in communication with senior party officials and found that his family members are allowed to leave China to visit briefly in New York, and noted that negotiations could be underway to put End to stagnation. Meanwhile, David Bies has been hired to represent him.

It is unclear whether Guo will continue its daily flow of revelations on YouTube and Twitter after the resolution of the Dalian case. He did not immediately respond to a request for commentary on the phrases, or under what conditions he would consider his fight with the party as a whole. Guo told the AP recently that his main goal was to get the release of his family and employees and identify their strengths in China – not to campaign to undermine the Communist Party.

In a report on the issue of Dalian, the official Xinhua news agency said investigators suspect other companies related to corruption, embezzlement, illegal detention and forced transactions, suggesting that the government collected additional evidence and could still File cases against other companies Guo.

Dalian verdict came shortly before Guo did an interview with a Chinese-language online media company based in New York, which had promised earlier, contains new explosive revelations.

In China, a Store of the Future—No Checkout, No Staff

In China, a Store of the Future—No Checkout, No Staff

In China, a Store of the Future—No Checkout, No Staff

At 20 hours. One night earlier this week, in a dark campus without an option to take a snack after night study, Wei Li, a computer science specialization at Hefei University, saw a breakthrough of the future of the sale retail.

Parked with a large open plaza on campus was a vehicle like a bus. With its floor to ceiling glass front, you can see stacked shelves with red boxes.

At the entrance, Wei Li has come a QR code using his iPhone. A glass door opened, and he entered a store with no money or personal cash.

A holographic human face with a calm expression and splashes of good cut greeted. There was no sound, only a movement of the face from side to side.

Li said he was impressed with the range of products sold there are: fruit, chips, coffee, magazines and even shoes, each with a barcode package. He liked the ease with which he could buy: all he had to do was to scan the bar code using a smartphone application with stored credit card information.

As he approached the exit, another glass door automatically opens to drop it.

It was Moby’s shop, launched by Wheelys, centralized commissioning based in Stockholm. Initially focused on making coffee that can be moved from one place to another on the bike, the company is testing an open 24/24 shop model in its entirety by technology.
The Moby store is an unmanned store that can be moved from one place to another.

Purchases are made using an application to scan a bar code and pay through the phone.
Its testing site is located on the campus of Hefei University, about 450 kilometers west of Shanghai, where Wheelys works with the master in the backbone technology of the stores.

Li, who is not working on this research, saw the vehicle crossing the campus with a friend and decided to try. There have been questions about how the store can handle many people while shopping together and how it will prevent theft. “There’s a huge influx of people right after school,” Li said.

Unlike taxis and hospitality, who are experiencing a change in China, as they are all over the world by transport companies and shared houses like Uber and Airbnb, brick and mortar retail n has yet to experience a Important technological change.

Amazon, however, is testing a similar free shopping concept in its Amazon GB store for Seattle employees (see “Amazon grocery has no single payment”).
Wheelys cofundateurs decided to try China instead of Sweden, partly because of the large Chinese population, but more because of the country’s almost ubiquitous adoption by paying for their phone.

About 60 percent of the 175 million transactions a day processed by the Chinese company Alipay online payments in 2016 were made by mobile phone, better than the effective Alliance.

Combined with rising rents and wages in many places, it becomes more expensive to maintain than small businesses. Bo Wu, who oversees Wheelys operations in Shanghai, said he has received many inquiries from top supermarket owners looking to gain a competitive advantage by becoming unmanned.

With the relocation of its research department and development and design department from Sweden to China. It also locates Himalafy, a telephony company that focuses on the development of automated warehouse system in China.

One of cofonders, by Cromwell, indicates that the next step for Wheelys is to improve the technology that drives its mobile bus. Security is a great aspect.

For this Wheelys worked with Hefei University to develop a system that includes customer biometrics, including the method works because it scans the QR code and uses sensors on the shelves to detect the extraction of the elements.

Buyers must register in advance for an account. Once an article has been deleted, it relates to customer identification in the smartphone application to prevent theft.

As America’s Trapped In Ideological Civil War, China Advances Economy

As America's Trapped In Ideological Civil War, China Advances Economy

As America’s Trapped In Ideological Civil War, China Advances Economy

While the United States engage in an ideological civil war over the role of government in the economy, China has continued to advance its economy under a stable, yet authoritarian, regime.

Many analysts have pointed out that China has the opportunity to become a world leader on several fronts: economy, international relations, environment, while America’s legislative power stops and legislation adopted in the United States and China ended when The president assumed the position Trump could not throw it in a more pronounced relief.

America, polarized and paralyzed

Economically, the United States divides itself into supporters of Trump, who advocate privatization of markets and public goods, including national monuments, Medicare air traffic control and infrastructure.

Trump supporters also support policies that focus on reducing trade and redistributing jobs. On the other hand, Trump opponents, who support accessible medical care, free trade, environmental protection, the creation of jobs in the “green” sector. Donald Trump has acted as a flash of this polarization controversy, which resulted in national legislative congestion and discontent.

How many types of trade, after all, was adopted during the Trump government? Nothing is really meaningful.

Trump has issued executive orders that have an impact on the economy, including a countervailing duty order, which were implemented in Chinese steel imports last year, one can afford offshore drilling and an order for the government to United States to buy and hire more American workers and products. None of these are considered important, which would require the approval of the Legislature.

China, loading speed

But Trump since the opening date of January 20 this year, the various departments of the Chinese government have passed hundreds of minor measures and several major economic measures, including measures to be a major financing to promote services exports Of high value added, that regulate the management of dangerous assets, changing the evaluation of the exchange rate, the strengthening of policies of excess capacity and the reform of public companies, among others.

These are the major and economic changes that reflect China’s determination to restructure its economy while controlling risk. In addition, the policy of A strap of a China road, which aims to build infrastructure in Europe, Asia and Africa will have a significant economic impact in China and the world, the United States plays a supporting role rather than leader. …………………………………….. ….




As we all know, Australia has a long list of animals, insects and even plants that could kill us. From blue rock to octopus to the great white shark, Australia is a land of poison, sting and sting, home to some of the world’s most deadly and dangerous wildlife.

Travel a few million years and Australia was even more dangerous. The mega-fauna and flora, the enormous birds and the terrifying reptiles have littered the Australian landscape.

Not surprisingly, Palaeontologists at Flinders University revealed that Australia was home to at least five species of giant birds. One of these birds was a turkey the size of an adult gray kangaroo floating in the treetops.

“It was quite surprising because, previously, we suspected that there were maybe one or two extinct species whose identity was uncertain, we found out that there were five different species in Australia before the ‘ Arrival of human beings on the continent, “said lead author of Research and Ph.D. at Flinders University Elen Shute said.

The extinction of Megapode lived in Australia more than 10,000 years ago. Unlike their gigantic flying cousins, the turkey had the ability to fly because of their fine bone structure (they weighed only 8 kilograms).

According to the researchers, despite their “nuggety” bodies, these turkeys will roll in the treetops. This could be because they lacked feet capable of digging mounds like their modern loved ones. They were most likely omnivores feasting on plants, small reptiles and insects.

The study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Open Science explains the diversity of giant birds:

“These discoveries are quite remarkable because they tell us that more than half of the Australian megapods disappeared during the Pleistocene,” says lead author Elen Shute.

The discovery of new species of birds came after the fossils found in Curramulka Quarry in southern Australia in 1990 were further analyzed. The results of the team revealed the three new species ……….

Study confirms lightning more powerful over ocean than land

Study confirms lightning more powerful over ocean than land

Study confirms lightning more powerful over ocean than land

People who live and work along the coasts and coasts of the world may be more susceptible to supercharged lightning, according to new research from the Florida Institute of Technology shows that lightning can be much more potent ocean than on land.

Amitabh Nag, an assistant professor of physical and space sciences in Florida, and Kenneth L. Cummins, a professor of technology research at Florida and the University of Arizona, recently published “The Negative Characteristics of Early Drivers In the breeze on land and the ocean “in the geophysical research charts of the American Geophysical Union.

Scientists analyzed parts of their coast data using Florida and provided by US lightning detection. National Network.

Some earlier indirect observations have led scientists and others believe that seawater strikes tend to be more potent, but the Nag and Cummins study represents the first time an independent measure validated these beliefs.

Lightning scientists break every cloud to ground strikes in threads to better understand how it formed. Many physics are packed in a second fractions of the time when particles charged in cloud shadows are formed in the descendants of electricity channels “Attach” to the charge-responsible electric channels, which rise from the ground Or water to form the familiar zigzag pin.

During its study, which measures current peak of several Earth-to-Earth beam of clouds and oceans from 2013 to 2015, Nag and Cummins have calculated the duration of the “negative leader” – the electric channel reaching below a Storm cloud

When this head hits the ground, a surge, typically with a peak value of approximately 30 kilos amperes, flows upward into the cloud. The duration of the negative leaders of the ocean was considerably shorter than that of the land, indicating that they must bear more costs. This leads to an increase in the highest current of the earth.

Nag and Cummins have found that with water strikes in West Florida, the average length of time was 17 percent lower compared to the ocean than on land, and in East Florida, the median was 21 and 39 percent shorter in two oceanic regions on land.

Using a relationship between leader length and peak lightning current derived in this study, the authors estimate that lightning with peak currents of more than 50 kilos of amps is twice as likely to occur in ocean storms.

These results suggest that people living in or near them are more likely to suffer damage if enlightening storms develop over the oceans and move ashore.

This new understanding of lightning’s nature could inform how offshore infrastructure and ships should be built to minimize the risk of super-powerful thunderstorms formed over the sea.