Month: April 2019
?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.
in an abundance of caution, we will conduct high visibility patrols around synagog
uesa and other houses of worship,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.
The Chabad of Poway website said the congregation i
s a center for Jewish people of all backgrounds. It was established in 1986.
Chabad offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah
classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and an array of family and social activities, according to the website.
Poway, about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, is the sa
fest city in the San Diego County and among the safest in the state of California based on FBI c
rime data and population statistics, according to report of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local daily newspaper.
titutions, companies and colleges in Beijing, including the Beijing sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of Inte
rnational Trade, Beijing Enterprises Group Real-Estate Co and the Beijing Forestry University have participated in nong
overnmental exchange projects in countries such as Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal.
Generally, those Belt and Road projects involve such fields as business cooperation, cultura
l exchanges, protection of women and children, charity, environmental protection and responses to natural disasters.
In 2018, Beijing and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, became sister cities.
Beijing Enterprises Group has been working on a Sino-Camb
odian special economic zone which is planned to be built as a new industrial city.
Qian Xu, president of the group’s Real-Estate Co, which is in charge of the project, said the company has completed the
regulatory planning process for the special economic zone and will start on infrastructure construction soon.
?which means the project will provide a large number of jobs to lo
cal communities,” he said. “It is expected that up to 100,000 to 200,000 locals will be d
rawn to the new economic zone after its completion. They will rise out of poverty by working in this zone.”
The project will be beneficial to both China and Cambodia, Qian said.
“Many Chinese companies go overseas to expand their businesses. However, because of a la
ck of experience and related knowledge, most of them face huge obstacles abroad,” he said. “Our company has done overseas business for mo
re than 40 years and will provide a familiar business environment for other Chinese companies in the new economic zone.”
Some Chinese companies have decided to join the investment in the ne
w Cambodia project, Qian said, adding that in his opinion, a company should follow the nati
onal policy and direction such as Belt and Road Initiative while being profitable at the same time.
?four years of construction, is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by CRBC. It is 187 kilometers long and s
erves as an arterial highway that directly links Maputo to the border with South Africa, to the south.
CRBC mainly undertakes contracting, investment and infrastructure pro
jects, including roads, bridges, ports and railways, and has operations stretching ac
ross more than 60 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
“China Road and Bridge Corporation has a wealth of experience in building bridges of the highest quality, including many brid
ges in China that presented even tougher challenges than the Maputo-Katembe Bridge,” Wang said.
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.