Xi's special representative to visit ROK
Alex Wong, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, visited Taiwan from March 20 to 22. Another U.S. official, Ed Royce, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman and a Republican, visited the island after Wong. The visits increased friction in cross-Straits relations.
Children in Japan will be considered adults when they are 18 as opposed to 20, under a new proposal that is supported by the government.
The phenomenon takes place every five years or so, and has occurred in other parts of the world, experts said, adding that this year's sandy snow seems to be sandier.
If the change is approved, 18-year-olds will be able to get married, sign contracts and take out loans without the consent of their parents.
Gong Fuzhao, founder of Sun Express Consulting, said the new rules enable regulators to focus on prevention of personal data leakage, rather than on punishment after leaks have been detected.
The Beijing Meteorological Service issued a warning on Wednesday morning on sandy and dusty weather in the city.
Meanwhile, PM2.5 density－smaller particles that harm health－reached as high as 335 micrograms per cubic meter, in Beijing on Wednesday morning, resulting in severe pollution.
Tianjin Airlines announced Tuesday it will launch a flight linking the Chinese cities of Tianjin and Xi'an with London on May 7.
Two of the largest State-owned commercial banks in China recorded a significant improvement in their asset quality last year, as a combined result of several factors including the adjustment of their credit structures and acceleration of the disposal of nonperforming loans.
Travelers can hop on and hop off at the railway's stops to visit the picturesque Fuchun River, Tianmu Mountain, Thousand Islands Lake and the bamboo forest in Chun'an county.