The fossil in Al Wusta was discovered by a team of researchers from the University of Oxford led by archaeologist Huw Groucutt, whose report was published in the journal Nature this week. He had been searching the area for human fossils for 10 years before unearthing a single bone from the middle finger of a Homo sapien.
The Chinese people have made opening-up a fundamental national policy, pursued development with an open door, and accomplished a great transition from seclusion and semi-seclusion to all-round openness.
Experts attribute this to recent infrastructure expansion, especially in countries that have strong Chinese presence - Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. The report also notes improvement in health, technological readiness and business sophistication.
Compared with the current setup, the number of ministerial-level entities is reduced by eight and that of vice-ministerial-level entities by seven, according to the document.
Ren Faqiang, deputy consul-general in San Francisco, said that the US should abandon the trade war mentality and instead embrace the strategy of mutual benefits. "All in all, we are all members of the global village and should work together," he said.
Luke Tang, general manager of Mountain View-based TechCode Accelerator, echoed Applbaum's sentiments on alleviating restrictions.
Once again, however, the findings were met with skepticism. The stalagmite used for dating was a short distance from the fossils, and some argued that the area could have been disturbed by geological processes.