in an abundance of caution, we will conduct high visibility patrols around synagog
uesa and other houses of worship,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.
The Chabad of Poway website said the congregation i
s a center for Jewish people of all backgrounds. It was established in 1986.
Chabad offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah
classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and an array of family and social activities, according to the website.
Poway, about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, is the sa
fest city in the San Diego County and among the safest in the state of California based on FBI c
rime data and population statistics, according to report of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local daily newspaper.
Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill
ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid
ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange.
“The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said.
The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c
ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure that more than 20 million African people can drink clean water, Tian said.
At present, the company employs around 200 Chinese in Africa, with an average age of 30. The company has been inve
sting in projects that are beneficial to local communities in Africa, with the help of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office.
?of travel plan changes, as many choose new destinations a short or medi
um distance away instead of suburban trips, said Feng Rao, data research center mana
ger of Mafengwo, a major online travel service provider and tourist information-sharing platform in China.
Travel plans to Sanya, Luoyang and Enshi, three Chinese tourist cities, grew most rapidly — by 15.4
%, 13.6% and 11.6% respectively — due to the extended holiday, according to a report from Mafengwo.
With a new railway operating plan put into use from April 10 offeri
ng more high-speed train routes, high-speed train trips are easier and more convenient.
Take Luoyang in Henan province as an example. People living in Suzhou, Xuzhou an
d Jiaozuo, places where travel time to Luoyang by high-speed train is five hours or less, have turned their eyes to the city.