The discovery of an 88,000-year-old human finger bone at the Al Wusta archaeological site in the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia, has turned this idea on its head. The age of the fossil suggests an earlier migration from Africa into Eurasia - a theory supported by other archaeological discoveries made in China that were previously met with skepticism.
One of the recent buzzwords being heard often in China, frequently cited by top leaders as well as people at the grassroots level, is "openness".
Latest data from the World Economic Forum's global competitive report 2017-18 indicates that the Chinese mainland is steadily pushing forward its global economic competitiveness, while Hong Kong and Taiwan are making huge gains in a difficult global market.
第四 ，中国的发展 ，是历史的必然 ，日本应该适应中国的发展；在中国发展的过程当中 ，加强与中国的交流合作 ，也能促进日本自身的发展。不要总以一种扭曲的心态、居高临下的姿态看待“疲弱”的中国。日本一些心态扭曲的势力 ，需要跟上东亚和世界变化发展的步伐 ，以正确的心态来对待自己和平发展的邻国。这是中日两国交往的基础 ，是保障两国关系顺利发展的重要条件。
What should California - the Golden State with a long history of business and cultural closeness with China - expect?
First they give a speech about themselves, their town, school and their family. The girls say they are beautiful (which they are) and the boys say they are handsome (which some are). Then they sing a song or recite a poem or story like how the sun is stronger than the wind because it can make people take off their coat. One girl sang ten green bottles. She didn't have a good voice and the Chinese judge next to me says "this song counts down from 10 to 1, doesn't it?" Mercifully the little girl stopped after 7 so we beamed our approval and she probably thought she did great, which is all true really. One nine year old even played the guitar for her song. Unfortunately that meant she turned her head away while she nailed the finger movements so I'm not sure what song she was singing.