Several Chinese archaeologists have long suspected that early humans settled in China between 80,000 to 120,000 years ago.
The spokesperson said: "We are disappointed that Parliament has voted for this amendment. The fundamental purpose of this (Brexit) Bill is to prepare our statute book for exit day, it is not about the terms of our exit.
The commonly-held view in the scientific community is that early Homo sapiens first migrated from Africa to what is now Europe and the Middle East around 60,000 years ago, and reached southern China as early as 45,000 years ago.
The Taklamakan Desert covers an area of more than 330,000 square kilometers. The average humidity has increased by 4 percent over the past decade as a result of new forests.
Kenya inaugurated its diesel-powered standard gauge railway from the port city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi. Sun Ruibo / Xinhua
The president advised officials to be fearless, courageous, and have faith and determination to succeed as a nation.
Then on the New Year's Day, Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo paid, what was probably, his fourth visit to the shrine in the past year.
From 2015 to 2017, Hainan invested 13 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) to upgrade its information service networks, which now reach all 2,573 villages on the island.
"It focuses on upgrading the infrastructure connectivity, alignment of strategies, providing material, institutional and spiritual public products to the world so as to promote common development and prosperity of all countries. The initiative has not only drawn worldwide attention, but has also received positive responses and active participation from neighboring countries."