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Many Chinese Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area are adopting a wait-and-Custom Rams Jersey see attitude as the legal sale of recreational marijuana has begun in California.

Californians voted in 2016 to legalize sales in 2018, and sales started on Jan 1. Anyone aged 21 or older can purchase marijuana at licensed shops as Customized LA Rams Jersey well as grow, possess and use limited quantities Men’s Nike Custom Made St. Louis Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale of pot.

About 90 retailers, concentrated in the Bay Area, Santa Cruz and a few other
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At one of the marijuana dispensaries in San Jose, customers waited in line outside the store to make purchases on the first day of sale. But almost no Asians were seen.

“I know it’s not drugs in a strict sense, but I think it opens the door to Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey dangerous drugs for our kids,” said Yan Qiu, a mother of two living in Sunnyvale, California. “In the Chinese families, I think children hardly have access to marijuana, but since it’s
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“Drugs are always related with crimes. I hope my kids can grow in a safe and healthy environment. I’ll keep a close eye on the development in the next few Personalized NFL Jersey years, and we will consider moving out of the country if the situation worsens,” said Yan.

According to a 2016 Berkeley IGS Poll, a periodic survey of California public opinion on important matters, 64 percent of California voters supported marijuana legalization, but only 57.7 percent of Asian Americans voted for it -the lowest number of all racial groups polled.

Cannabis-friendly San Francisco also met with strong criticism from Chinese community membes who oppose marijuana use for concerns about traffic issues, marijuana odors and storefronts’ proximity to schools.

Marijuana isn’t available until Saturday in the city because local regulations were not approved in time to start issuing the city licenses needed to get state permits.

At least one day every month last year, City Hall saw more than 100 Chinese-American activists eager to voice their oppositions at public hearings.

“Drug problems have been taking a toll on many people’s lives: employment problems, family problems, street problems and public health problems,” said Ellen Lee, a family social worker at the nonprofit San Francisco Community Empowerment Center, which has helped lead the protests.

“I absolutely can’t accept the legalization of a drug. And I feel sad (about the legal sales of recreational marijuana),” she said.

The city requires medical marijuana dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet away from schools and recreation centers that serve primarily minors.

Some Chinese-American groups called for cannabis stores to be kept at least 1,500 feet away from schools and child-care centers. Some of them even called for prohibition on retail stores in San Francisco’s Chinatown, but their efforts failed.

Because of her efforts to oppose marijuana businesses in the Sunset District, where many Chinese live, Ellen Lee has garnered a lot of support from the Chinese community. She has announced she will run for mayor.

Flu epidemic no cause for SARS panic,Custom Rams Jersey expert says

Families advised to wash hands, avoid crowds to keep virus at bay

Flu outbreaks are up across China compared with previous years, but the Custom Rams Jersey epidemic remains at normal levels and is much less severe than the SARS outbreak, an official from Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said.

“It is irrelevant to compare flu outbreaks with SARS, as the two diseases are different in many respects,” said He Xiong, deputy director of the Beijing Customized LA Rams Jersey CDC, who participated in the central government’s efforts to fight SARS in 2003.

“Although SARS is not strongly infectious, it caused panic because it was an entirely new disease unknown to humans then, and there were no effective means of treatment for the disease.”

People have known about the flu for many years, and its consequences are not Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey as deadly as SARS, he said. “Rather, it targets those with chronic diseases mostly and can worsen their conditions.”

The recent flu epidemic has caused panic, with some linking it to SARS in
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Globally, 5 to 10 percent of adults and 20 to 30 percent of children get the Personalized NFL Jersey flu every year. Most are minor cases, although more than 3 million cases will result in severe conditions, including death, according to data shared by the China CDC and the World Health Organization.

China has entered the peak of flu season, and the number of outbreaks-10
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However, surveillance has not found virus mutations that can affect the spread and severity of the disease, and the flu epidemic remains at predicted
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In Beijing, 5,298 flu cases were reported between Dec 18 and 24, a rise of more than 80 percent on the previous week, according to the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission.

On Tuesday, the Beijing CDC called on parents to take precautionary measures to prevent themselves and their children getting the flu, including hand-washing, avoiding crowded places, and eating a balanced diet.

In addition to a good lifestyle, receiving vaccines is an effective method of preventing most flu, He Xiong said.

The flu vaccines used in China are recommended by WHO and can prevent three strains-H1N1, H3N2 and B/Victoria-but they have limited effect against B/Yamagata, the dominant strain in outbreaks in China this winter, according to the national health authority.

Tourism to become pillar industry in China’s Custom Rams Jersey coal-rich province

The northern Chinese coal-rich province of Shanxi has issued regulations to Custom Rams Jersey establish tourism as its main economic development impetus in a bid to further detach itself from its traditional coal mining industry.

According to the provincial tourism regulations, effective Monday, the Customized LA Rams Jersey  provincial government will develop tourism into a strategic pillar industry by increasing investment and support, and promoting integration with other industries.

Shanxi has a history that dates back several thousand years, leaving behind a Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey large number of cultural relics. Geographically, it features the Great Wall to the north, the legendary Taihang mountains to the east and the Yellow River to its west.

The province received about 514.8 million domestic tourists from January to
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Shanxi is a vital energy base in China. Coal mining has been contributing to its development over the past decades, resulting in a deteriorating environment and social problems.

China’s State Council in September released a guideline to support the
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By the end of 2015, Shanxi had 270.9 billion tons of known coal reserves, accounting for 17.3 percent of the country’s total, the third largest following Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Policy dividends put private investment Custom Rams Jersey back on track

Pang Baogen, an entrepreneur from East China, has emptied billions of cash on Custom Rams Jersey account into investment projects.

Over the past year, Pang, president of Baoye Group, a construction company based in Zhejiang province, has been busy. Soon after a 1.5-billion-yuan ($230 million) prefabricated smart construction project landed in the province’s Anji county, he flew to central China’s Hubei province to inspect the construction site of a manufacturing base he had invested in.

Just a year ago, Pang, who has invested in the construction industry for over Customized LA Rams Jersey  20 years, was troubled by where to spend his money.

For some private entrepreneurs in China, 2016 was a nightmare. A sluggish economy forced them to hold their money.

According to official statistics, China’s private-sector fixed-asset investment (FAI) increased by a mere 2.8 percent in the first half of 2016, Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey compared with 10.1 percent in 2015.

In the second half of 2016, favorable policies were introduced by China’s central government to streamline investment project approvals for private investors, encourage them to participate in major projects and introduce mixed-ownership reform in state-owned enterprises.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic
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In a guideline jointly released by 16 government departments, authorities Personalized NFL Jersey were advised to further cut corporate burdens, improve public services and increase fiscal support for the private sector.

Wingtech Communications, an ODM (original designed manufacturer) for brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo, has been a beneficiary.

“We were supposed to pay 7.99 million yuan in water infrastructure funds based on our sales revenue, but the item was canceled, which enabled us to
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invest more in new product and technology development,” said Vice President Xiao Xuebing.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, FAI by the private sector
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Experts also pointed out that China’s FAI continued to see structural improvement as high investment growth was recorded in fields such as high-tech and emerging industries, while investment in sectors with excess capacity went down.

The Center for China in the World Economy of Tsinghua University said that China’s FAI by the private sector will see a considerable rise from a predicted 6 percent in 2017 to 8 percent or even higher in 2018.

The private sector accounts for more than 60 percent of China’s GDP growth and provides over 80 percent of jobs.

Military discounts US,Custom Rams Jersey ROK news reports

The Chinese government and military have strictly followed United Nations resolutions on sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a Custom Rams Jersey Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang was responding to media reports from the United States and the Republic of Korea claiming that the PLA Navy failed to keep Chinese and DPRK vessels from trading and transferring oil products about 30 times since October, as detected by US reconnaissance satellites.

“China and the Chinese military have strictly enforced relevant resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council on the DPRK,” he said, adding that the situation mentioned in the media is “nonexistent”.

He said China’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is clear and has not changed. Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey “We’re determined to uphold the denuclearization of the peninsula, maintain peace and insist on dialogue as the solution to the issue.”

When answering another question about the Korean Peninsula, Ren said that “war and conflict cannot be the solution to the peninsula’s issue “and that “it is in both China’s and the US’ interest to avoid conflict in the region”.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also lashed out at the media reports on Wednesday, challenging journalists to come up with more concrete details in a series of questions.

“I would like to know whether the relevant media could specify which ship or ships were involved in the situation? Are they on the sanctions list of the Customized LA Rams Jersey UN Security Council? If not, what made them conclude that these ships violated the Security Council resolutions?” Hua said.

On Dec 22, the UN passed a resolution slashing the DPRK’s import of gasoline, Personalized NFL Jersey diesel, and other refined products by a total of 89
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The latest resolution is an extension of the one passed in September, which set the 2 million barrel cap and asked member states to prohibit their people
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Family ties from history remain Custom Rams Jersey intact

Family ties from history remain intact Guling, a centuries-old resort town in the mountains about 13 km from downtown Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, is renowned as a place where foreigners settled after the First Opium War when the city was forced to open as a trading port to the West.

In February 2012, during his trip to the United States, then Vice-President Custom Rams Jersey Xi Jinping recounted an old story: An American man called Milton Gardner grew up in Guling. He had fond memories of his childhood there and wished he could return. Sadly, Gardner died before he could fulfill his dream.

Xi heard the story in 1992 when he worked in Fuzhou as the secretary of the Personalized Los Angeles Rams Jersey city Party committee, and that year he invited Gardner’s widow Elizabeth to visit Fuzhou and Guling.

Recently, 19 people from seven US families paid a visit to Guling to track their ancestors and their stories. Here are four stories:

We came three years ago to Fuzhou for the first time. This is our second Customized LA Rams Jersey visit. We grew up with many stories and Chinese artifacts, books and treasures that they brought back. My grandmother had a diary. My grandfather had an autobiography. So we knew quite a bit about
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Their courage and commitment to be here, to be with the Chinese people, and to be a friend of the Chinese, impressed me the most. My grandfather helped to establish the Tianru Middle School (in Minqing). He was the principal of the middle school. We are very proud of him. My grandmother left Iowa for
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My grandparents made friends with the Chinese. They were always hosting Personalized NFL Jersey people at their house for dinner. It seems that
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