What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Bananas Every Day

ind out what happens to the girl who eats too many bananas… It sounds like the tagline to a cheesy B-

movie. But with the incredible worldwide popularity of bananas – they are grown in 107 cou

ntries and represent the fourth most valuable crop globally – it’s smart to take a deeper look at their nutritional make-up.

And since there can be too much of any good thing, stick with us to the end to find out just how many bananas are too many.

China will continue to propose laws and regulations to further guide and manage research

ethics and academic integrity, Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said on Monday.

Relevant guidelines are necessary for scientists to be aware of their academic conduct,

stick to the norms of scientific research and follow regulations when commercializing scientific achievements, he said.

“In this way academia can have more rational and respectful people. Those who di

sregard laws for the sake of personal fame and fortune should be regulated,” he said.


The nation’s current Ebola outbreak started in August. It is th

  second-deadliest and second-largest in history, topped only by one in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people, according to the WHO.

  Last week, the WHO put the number of Ebola cases in DRC at 913 — with 848 cases confirmed and 65 probable. It said 574 people had died.

  Ebola first appeared in 1976 and is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.

  It is transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of infect

ed people, causing fever, severe headaches and in some cases hemorrhaging.

  UK Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for what could be her big

gest policy climbdown yet, after insisting for years that “no deal for Britain is better tha

n a bad deal” and that her country would leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

  That road map is at stake this Tuesday, when lawmakers vote for a second time on her withdrawal agreeme

nt to take Britain out of the EU. If that agreement is defeated, they will be asked the following day whether or not th

e UK should leave without a deal — an option May said should be kept for negotiating purposes.


NBA game highlights, original programming, and clas

sic NBA games will be offered to nearly 700 million consumers acr

oss Alibaba’s platforms, including leading B2C marketplace Tmall, social commerce des

tination Taobao, video-streaming platform Youku and browser and content platform UC.

The original programming will cover a wide range of popular basketball and cultural topics, including game predi

ctions, fashion, sneakers, and memorabilia. The content will be available throughout the regular season, NBA

All-Star, the NBA Playoffs and The Finals, bringing the latest NBA trends and news through various interactive fo

rmats, such as short videos and livestreaming by celebrities and influencers.

The NBA and Alibaba will also provide business partners with r

obust marketing solutions to promote their products and brands across Alibaba’s platforms.


Future of Sino-US ties lies in cooperationhina and the Uni

More than 40 years ago China and the United States engaged in “ping pong diplomacy”, ea

sing the tensions between the two countries ever since the founding of New China in 1949.

With the People’s Republic of China retaining its rightful seat in the Un

ited Nations Security Council in 1971 and its international status continuously imp

roving, it had become apparent that the US policy to contain New China would be fruitless.

The US, on the other hand, was mired in the Vietnam War, which was sapping its national po

wer. So the US administration realized it should establish friendly relations with China in order to end the w

ar. Against this background, on Jan 1, 1979, the two countries formally established diplomatic relations.

But even before it established diplomatic relations with the US, China launched reform and opening-up in late 1978. As the leade

r of the Western world, the US played the dominant role in the global economy, as well as the technology, invest

ment, finance and other fields, with which China had to integrate to ensure its economic development.


Over the past four decades, Sino-US economic and trade

relations have not only become more interdependent but also changed qualitat

ively. To start with, China today exports an increasing volume of high-quality goods to the US. Considered as the “wo

rld’s factory” and a country with a very high savings rate, China has built huge foreign exchange reserves and greatl

y improved its trade environment. And thanks mainly to China’s manufacturing prowess, Sino-US trade has ri

sen from $2.5 billion in 1979 to $633.52 billion in 2018, an increase of 253.4 times which is unprecedented in history.

Sino-US trade and economic relations have not been beneficial to Beijing alone, as inexpensive

but quality Chinese products have met the rising demand of the American people for affordable and relia

ble goods. Economists generally believe that Chinese products, which are good in qual

ity and low in price, help the US to keep inflation in check, and an average American family to save at least $800 a year.


nd no one outside Mueller’s circle has any idea what his

  report — expected to be delivered to Attorney General William Barr soon — will say about the President’s conduct.

  But Thursday’s events did raise some political and legal questions about the ambition of Mueller’s prosecutors, their tactics whe

n confronted by a skeptical judge and the credibility being placed in Cohen’s deeply damaging testimony against Trump last week.

  In the win-loss calculation that has characterized Trump’s life, the President can extract some advant

age from the surprising courtroom drama. Anything that be spun as a blow to the special counsel will be seized on in Trump’s co

nservative media echo chamber in the campaign to bolster the President’s standing among core GOP voters that is critical to his long-term

viability.Mueller’s team had asked for a 19-25 year jail term for a tax and finance fraud conviction arising from Manafort’s lavi

sh lifestyle as a sharp suited uber-lobbyist who spun his dark arts for pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.

  That would have sent the 69-year-old Manafort to jail likely for the rest of his life. But the less than four year term shoc

ked many legal observers and sparked looks of astonishment among prosecutors in Judge T.S. Ellis’s courtroom.

  The judge’s leniency does not change the fact of Manafort’s convic

tion by a jury of his peers. A judge in Washington, who has been less well exposed toward Ma

nafort, will sentence him next week in a separate case, in which he has been accused of lying to Mueller and breaching a plea deal.


Draft law promotes further opening-upRiding on momentum

of reform and opening-up, China is on way to establishing a new system of opening-up featuring institutional and systemic openness, as reflected in a draft law on foreign investment.

And once the National People’s Congress approves the draft foreign investment law, a new round of institutional dividends will be released.

At present, China’s legal system for foreign investment mainly consists of the Law on Chinese-Fo

reign Joint Ventures, the Law on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises and the Law on Chinese-Fo

reign Cooperative Joint Ventures. But since certain sections and articles of these laws cannot deal with the changing gl

obal realities or settle disputes, China has drafted a comprehensive foreign investment law to replace them.

More opportunities for foreign firms

The draft law is designed, among other things, to protect foreign in

vestors’ legitimate rights and interests. And as Premier Li Keqiang said while delivering the

Government Work Report on Tuesday, “China’s investment environment is all set to get better and bet

ter, which means more and more business opportunities for foreign companies in China are a sure thing.”


Ghosn will be monitored by surveillance cameras and face

  restrictions on his computer use while on bail, according to his lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka. He also can’t seek to destroy evidence in the case.

  Ghosn is credited with steering Nissan away from financia

l collapse 20 years ago and became an iconic business leader in Japan. He claimed in January that his

arrest is the result of a plot by other Nissan executives, who opposed his plan to deepen the Japanese company’s integr

ation with France’s Renault.Italy may be about to formally endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative, becoming the large

st economy yet to back the massive global infrastructure project which is a signature policy of President Xi Jinping.

  According to multiple reports, the Italian government could sign a memoran

dum of understanding within weeks, in hopes of attracting greater Chinese investment in its struggling economy.

  A spokesman for Nissan on Tuesday declined to comment on the court’s decision to grant bail to Ghosn.

  Nissan’s own investigation into its former chairm

an and CEO has “uncovered substantial evidence of blatantly unethical conduct,” the spoke

sman said, adding that “further discoveries related to Ghosn’s misconduct continue to emerge.”

  Kaori Enjoji, Yoko Wakatsuki and Junko Ogura contributed to this report.


he Belt and Road Initiative is a huge trade and infrastructur

  project which seeks to link China to Europe, Africa and Asia through a series of new Beijing-funded ports, railroads and roads along land and sea trade corridors.

  Neighboring economic power India has been reluctant to sign up to the initiative, but some regional partners su

ch as Pakistan and Malaysia have enthusiastically joined in, along with dozens of other countries.

  But critics, especially the US government, have claime

d Belt and Road projects impose massive debt on developing countries for little economic bene

fit. There are even suggestions China is using the project to extend its military and political reach overseas.

  The announcement of Italy’s participation would be welcome news for Beijing at a time w

hen even some Belt and Road member nations, such as Malaysia, have begun to question the benefits of its projects.

  Italy’s decision would also coincide with a debate in Europe over the role Chinese tech

nology company Huawei should play in the rollout of new superfast 5G networks. Governments incl

uding the UK and Germany are weighing whether to block mobile operators from using Huawei technology.


The detained militants — Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti

Rauf and son Hammad Azhar — were named in a dossier that India had sent to Pakistan i

n the wake of the Kashmir bombing and were being held in what Pakistan called “preventive custody” as there

was no “actionable proof” against them, Islamabad’s Ministry of Interior Secretary Azam Khan said to reporters Tuesday.

According to India’s Foreign Ministry, the dossier co

ntains specific details of JeM complicity in the Pulwama terror attack and the presence of JeM terror camps a

nd its leadership in Pakistan.
In the wake of the February attack, India called on its neighbor to “take credible an

d visible action … against terrorists and terror groups operating from areas under their control.”

Last week, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that JeM chief

Azhar is in Pakistan and “very unwell.””He is unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house,” he said.