There is a touch of irony here in that it was the Chinese government — not its Australian counterpart — which had suggested that the distinguished sinologist and leading authority on Chinese opera be present during Xi's address.
He also sought benefits for four enterprises under his control by bribing and asking his employees to bribe government workers between 1996 and 2016. The bribes amounted to more than 7.9 million yuan, according to the prosecutor.
In years gone by, the media was awashed with cases of dog bites, dogs terrorizing people in public, dog poo all over, dogs barking incessantly in residential neighborhoods depriving residents of sleep, etc.
It was also a time when the United States and Australia were preparing to send their troops to join the Vietnam War. "There were demonstrations in Beijing and we joined in. I was against the war anyway."
"SACH will enhance cooperation with the police, step up law enforcement and punish those who fail to close security loopholes," Chen said.
To compile the scale, called "China's Standards of English Language Ability", experts spent three years collecting data from 160,000 students and teachers and conducted research and studies at more than 1,500 schools in 28 provinces.