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one with the UK in 2017 and another with India the following year. By exploiting the power of these regional countries, Japan aims to secure military provisions for
its SDF in the Indo-Pacific region from the US, Canada, Australia and India and in the North Atlantic region from the US, the UK, France and Canada.
This has laid the foundation for Japan to broaden its SDF activities and ensure military provision with its partners. It is a sm
all-scale bilateral military alliance system centered on Japan. This shows Japan’s long-term strategic plan.
Since the 21st century, Japan has clearly labeled China as its biggest real and potential rival. Esp
ecially since Shinzo Abe took office, he spared no efforts at containing China. During Abe’s first te
rm, the Japanese government raised the idea of the “arc of freedom and prosperity.” When he became prime mini
ster for a second time, the policies advocated by his cabinet, including the values-based alliance, the alliance of m
aritime democracies, the democratic security diamond and the freedom corridor, have all kept China in focus.
Because of the ACSAs with Australia and India, Japan can militarily c
onstrain China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. In the At
lantic, it can also exert forceful intervention in China’s policy in Europe, North Africa and West Africa.
In some areas where China’s military strength has not reached, Japan has crafted its military plan in advance by ut
ilizing its bilateral alliance system, trap-falling China’s military strategy into a passive position.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro was released from the Albert Einstein
Hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday after convalescing from surgery and returned to the capital, Brasilia.
Bolsonaro spent 17 days in recovery, mainly in intensive or semi-intensive care units, but worked from his bedside for m
ost of that time, with his vice president, Hamilton Mourao, filling in for him for two of those days.
On the presidential campaign trail last year, Bolsonaro was stabbed in the abdomen by
a lone attacker. He required a colostomy and underwent surgery in late January to reverse the procedure.
The surgical procedure reportedly went well, but his recovery had some complications. Last week, he had fever and was diagn
osed with pneumonia, but his health improved and doctors said he was able to leave the hospital and return to Brasilia.
Bolsonaro commented on social networks about leaving the hospital, noting that the ma
n named Adelio Bispo who had attacked him had been a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL).
At the time of the attack, the PSOL admitted Bispo had been a member, but said he quit the political organization years ago and was never very active.
So far, investigations have not uncovered a connection between the attacker and any Brazilian political party.
Deng Xia, a fan of Huagu (“flowery drum”) Opera, a local art form of Yueyang in
Central China’s Hunan province, barely misses such shows at the One Yuan Theater.
“It has enriched the cultural life of residents like me,” Deng, 35, says.
“In the past, we could appreciate the Huagu Opera, mostly during important festivals such as Lunar New Year, but now we can watch it often.”
The One Yuan Theater, located in Rongjiawan town of Yueyang, has staged 30 to 50 Huag
u Opera shows annually since 2012, with the audience numbers for each show sometimes touching 1,000.
“Some people bring along stools or are even willing to stand through a show of two or three hours,” says Deng of the theater that has a seating capacity of 800.
To enjoy a show, each viewer has to pay only 1 yuan ($0.15) as admission fee to the theater, as the prog
rams are covered by government funding. The initiative to provide regular and nearly-free shows to lo
cal residents has been successful in bringing the once-dead cultural heritage back to life.
In celebration of Chinese New Year, from 28th January to 24th February Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair will reinvent the
classic fortune cookie, commissioning renowned author Will Self to pen the fortunes.
The fortunes will be written on a ribbon and placed around the Hakkasan m
acarons, to create the fortune macaron. Instead of housing a traditional fortune, each macaro
n will feature one of Will Self’s 88 witty, satirical and sometimes dark musings on the topics most relevant to m
odern day life in London. The fortune macarons will be available as part of the Chinese New Year set menu and also a la carte.
Will Self is an English novelist and journalist, was a food critic for The Observer, and h
as written for titles including The Guardian, Harper’s and The London Review. Self writes to as
tonish people with his fantastical style, and wrote ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker’, a collection of no
n-traditional restaurant reviews for the New Statesmen. His 2002 novel ‘Dorian, an Imitation’ was long listed for th
e Booker Prize and his novel ‘Umbrella’ shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is known for his unique style and tone of voi
ce, which will be a defining feature of the Hakkasan fortune macarons. Speaking about the partnership he said。
countries can properly handle trade conflicts and foster cooperation despite some hea
The beautiful scenery of Honghu Eco-agricultural Tourism Garden after rain, Central China’s Hubei province, Aug 13,
dwinds, adding that cooperation is the best and only choice for the two sides.
Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the Beijing-based China Society for WTO Studies, stressed that the US should not co
nsider China as an economic threat. A country shouldn’t be measured by the size of its economy, but by its de
velopment level, pointing out that in terms of per capita GDP, China still ranks as a developing country, Xue said.
The global community should give China more room for gradual reform including offering more
access to foreign companies and supporting investment in industrial upgrading, infrastructure, en
vironmental protection and urbanization, which will further stimulate economic growth, he said.
run with fences and nets used to trap fish. Pollutants discharged by residents liv
ing in the area went directly into the lake, and water quality went from bad to worse.
“We could drink directly from the lake at the beginning, but a few years lat
er, the water began to stink, and we had to buy bottled water onshore” Chen recalled.
Overfishing and other human activities put the lake in crisis.
Realizing the need to clean up the lake, the local government took a series of protec
tive measures including relocating all the fishermen and getting rid of all the fences and nets.
Under the government policy on relocation of fishermen, Chen got 170,000 yuan (around 25,368 U.S. dollars) of
subsidy after moving onshore. Using the subsidy, the 110,000 yuan he got from selling his boat to the g
overnment and his own savings, he bought a nice apartment not far from his workplace.