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Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta
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services will aim precisely at those most in need,” she said.Shan Jixiang, former director and curator of the Palace Muse
um, has been hired as Palace Museum Research Institute chief, one month after his retirement.
Wang Xudong, current director of the Palace Museum, on Wednesday handed the offer letter, dated May 6, to Shan.
Xi Huan, vice-president of Beijing Hospital, said major medical institutions need to mak
e more efforts to improve services for the elderly, including the promotion of disease prevention educ
ation and increased follow-up visits for elderly patients who have been discharged from the hospital.
“Big hospitals should provide more help for elderly patients, and more follow-up nursing services after they leave the ho
spital, so they can get timely help if problems occur at home or at community health centers,” he said.
Concern over the recent escalation of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis have been temporarily relieved after Palestin
ian leaders in Gaza agreed a cease-fire with Israel early on Monday. Right now, nothing is more important than u
pholding the cease-fire as the atmosphere between the two rivals has not been so combustible since 2014.
Since Friday, militant groups in Gaza have fired more than 600 rockets a
nd other projectiles at southern Israeli cities and villages, killing four Israeli civilians, wit
h Israel retaliating with air and artillery strikes, killing 27 people, including 14 civilians, in Gaza.
The latest border clashes, the most deadly since 2014, have occurred against the backdrop of the changing Middle East po
licy of the United States, which has seen the US drop any pretense of impartiality and make clear its support of Israel.