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bike protest, Sau上海419论坛品茶微信di authorities arrested Qureiris, then just 13 years old. He was traveling with his fami
ly to Bahrain when he was detained by Saudi border authorities on the King Fahd causeway that connects the two countries.
At the time, he was considered by lawyers and activists to be the youngest known political prisoner in Saudi Arabia.
Now, at the age of 18, Qureiris is facing the death penalty after being
held for almost four years in pre-trial detention, CNN has learned.n April, Saudi Arabia anno
unced it had executed 37 men who, according to rights group Reprieve, were mostly from the kingdom’s Shia minor
ity. The country has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and has frequently been criticized by rig
hts groups for executing people who were minors at the time of the commission of crimes.
Qureiris was 10 years old when he committed at least one of those alleged crimes in his charge sheet, CNN has learn
ed. He was charged with accompanying his activist brother, Ali Qureris, on a motorcycle ride to a police sta
tion in the eastern Saudi city of Awamiya, where Ali allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the facility.
hroughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed as part of China’s
national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state
official and poet who lived during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) before the reu
nification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after opposing his king’s decision to ally wit
h the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, he
committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, th
rew rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so they would not eat the body of their po
et hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.
Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar is cel
brated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.
ent Co Ltd, and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, accordin
g to data from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
David Lipton, the International Monetary Fund’s first deputy managing director, sa
id: ” (China’s) Credit growth and corporate debt have been reduced thanks to concerted efforts to strengthen fin
ancial regulation, reduce regulatory arbitrage, and improve the framework for financial supervision.”
His statement came after the IMF published a report forecasting that China’s economic growth is expected to mo
derate to 6.2 percent this year, down from 6.4 percent in the first quarter, as uncertainty around trade tensions re
mains high and risks are tilted to the downside. Inflation, in the meantime, is projected to rise to 2.3 percent.
A total of 85,000 international students studied in postgraduate program
s in China in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 12.28 percent, the Ministry of Education said on June 3.
Among 492,200 international students studying in China in 2018, 52.44 percent were studying in
degree programs, up 6.86 percent from 2017, said a press release from the ministry.
The growth of international students in engineering, management, science and agricultural science all reached 20 perce
nt, indicating the increasing attraction of science programs in China, the statement said.
The international students in China came from 196 countries a
nd regions and 52.95 percent of them were from 64 countries along the Belt and Road.
About 63,000 of them were sponsored by Chinese government scholarships, the ministry said.