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Taiwan rejects Beijing’s accusation about role in Hong Kong protests 

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“I hope (Beijing) will listen to me. Don’t blame the worsening situation in Hong Kong on non-existent external forces.

“Don’t refuse to dialogue with people. And, never make a wrong judgement, which might result in a historic regret,” Tsai told reporters.

Tsai’s comments came one day after Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, accused Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of playing a disgraceful role in the recent protests in Hong Kong and warned Taiwan to stop interfering in the country’s affairs.

Responding to Beijing’s accusation, DPP Chairman Cho Jung-tai said on Wednesday that “DPP cannot and will never do such a thing [as interfere in Hong Kong affairs.”

On Monday, Tsai said that the confrontations in Hong Kong had raised concerns among supporters of democracy and freedom around the world.

Meanwhile, her ruling party issued a statement saying that a bloody crackdown without tanks had been happening in Hong Kong.

Cho also said that having the “one country, two systems” framework applied to Hong Kong is a historic tragedy and urged Beijing not to launch another military crackdown.

On Tuesday, the Taiwanese government reiterated that it would offer humanitarian assistance to people from Hong Kong seeking asylum.

Tsai in January denounced Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan to apply to Taiwan the same “one country, two systems” principle that it applies to Hong Kong, calling it a threat to the “free and democratic lifestyle” of the self-governing island.

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(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)

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Lack of funds forces closure of UN humanitarian programmes in Yemen

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Pompeo, UNGA president salute victims of terrorism, urge more support

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West Nile virus cases double in Cyprus, one death recorded

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The Ministry said one elderly man with a poor health history died from the virus, which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

The Health Ministry data showed that the cases were spread almost all over the government controlled areas of Cyprus.

Several other cases, also including one fatal, have been reported from the area of Cyprus controlled by Turkish troops, where the virus appeared almost two months ago.

Public Health Services said that enhanced measures, including close monitoring of suspected cases and the separate epidemiological investigation of each case have been applied.

Mosquito control measures, such as spraying ponds and stale water areas where the mosquitoes breed, were also applied.

People were again advised to take precautionary measures which include wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers, especially around dusk, or even use insect repellants when outdoors.

Public Health Services said that in most cases bites by infected mosquitoes go unnoticed, but people with a poor health, such as the elderly, are likely to develop virus-related complications.

The West Nile virus is believed to have been brought to Cyprus by migratory birds which arrived in the spring or early summer.

The birds act as hosts to the virus.(Xinhua/NAN)

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China develops 10MW permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbine

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China develops 10MW permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbine

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According to the developer, Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.,  in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the new generator is the largest in the country in terms of rotor diameter and unit capacity.

Based on the working conditions in Chinese waters, permanent magnet direct drive and full power conversion technologies were used to achieve active typhoon-resistant performance.

The company said that the successful delivery of the generator indicates that the Research and Development manufacturing capabilities of high-power offshore wind turbines was a plus point.

It added that the generator will be installed at a wind farm in Xinghua Bay, East China’s Fujian Province. (Xinhua/NAN)

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