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The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
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.
Themed “Belt and Road, Shared Future,” the sixth session of Vision China, a series of talks h
osted by China Daily, will be held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on April 27.
The event coincides with the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be
held in Beijing on April 25 – 27. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Fu
ture,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the BRI framework.
At Vision China, four Belt and Road experts, including Zhao Baige, chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of t
he Belt and Road Initiative International Think Tank at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Ivona Lad
jevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Se
rbia, will share their perspectives on the BRI six years after it was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013.