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CHICAGO Cheap Air Max 90 Wholesale , Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S government on Tuesday releaseda new guidance for self-driving safety assessments, saying theguideline is voluntary and not regulations.


The new policy is a stark reversal from the Obamaadministration's rules for self-driving cars. Released last year,the rules asked automakers to follow a 15-point safety assessmentbefore putting test vehicles on the road.


The old guidelines also made clear that the federal government,not states, would determine whether the vehicles were safe.


The updated guidance, called "A Vision for Safety 2.0," isannounced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao during anappearance Tuesday at a test facility for self-driving cars in AnnArbor Cheap Air Max Wholesale , state of Michigan.


"The new guidance supports further development of this importantnew technology, which has the potential to change the way we traveland how we deliver goods and services," Chao said. "The safedeployment of automated vehicle technologies means we can lookforward to a future with fewer traffic fatalities and increasedmobility for all Americans."


Under the new guideline, the federal government does not have amechanism to force automakers to submit safety assessments beforethey put self-driving cars on the road, which is welcomed byautomakers.


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The U.S. House voted last week to give the federal governmentthe authority to exempt automakers from safety standards that don'tapply to the technology. The bill permits the deployment of up to25,000 vehicles in its first year and 100,000 annually after that.Enditem


GUANGZHOU, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Two more H7N9 cases have been reported in south China's Guangdong Province, raising the province's total infections to 67 this year, local health authorities said Sunday.


A 62-year-old man in Foshan City and a 57-year-old man in Jiangmen City were diagnosed with the disease on Friday, the provincial health and family planning commission said.


Both men are in a critical condition.


H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in March 2013. H7N9 human infections generally peak in winter and spring.


To prevent an epidemic Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Mens , the provincial government banned live poultry trading at all markets from Feb. 19 to 28, the first 10 days of the Chinese Lunar Year.


Several other Chinese localities including Shanghai, Fujian, Guizhou and Zhejiang have also reported human cases of H7N9 this winter.


by Xinhua writers Yuan Quan, Cao Yiming


NANNING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Telling a man, "I love you Cheap Nike Air Max Mens ," is one way to show your affection, but for centuries women in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have preferred a more subtle gesture: the gifting of hand-embroidered balls of silk.


Guangxi locals, mainly from ethnic minorities, love crafts and folk songs, and their colorful silk love balls have long-been been a symbol of Guangxi culture, appearing in all manner of Chinese cultural events.


Jiuzhoujie is a small border town in Guangxi and the "home of the silk balls." Almost every home is involved in crafting these balls of love, and the town makes more than 300 Cheap Air Max 2018 Mens ,000 of the romantic trinkets every year.


The local women can easily be seen sitting outside their homes dessed in ethnic costume, diligently embroidering and selling the balls to tourists.


Li Li, 40, is one of the many silk ball makers in the region. She learned the craft from her mother-in-law, and taught her three daughters. Li even has a shop, which displays the various silk balls in all their bright colors.


She says a silk ball usually takes 15 days to make, and "it can only be made by hand Cheap Air Max 90 Mens , not machine." You can see band aids on her fingers, needed after small cuts from the tough work.


The silk balls go back more than 2,000 years, but their beginings were not born of love. Far from it. They used to be made of bronze and were used as a lethal weapon in times of war. Only later did people begin to cover them in bright silk, even filling them with rice and grain.


They usually have 12 "petals," or cone shaped silk bags, which in ancient times were filled with red beans or grain before being embroidered with birds or flowers as a sign of good luck.


"[They symbolized that] people expected a double rice harvest and romance Cheap Air Max Mens ," says Li Fuqiang, a silk ball expert.


The grain has now been replaced by sawdust, making them lighter and easier to carry. Some even fill them with fragrant medicinal herbs, doubling their value.


The silk ball are not only a sign of cultural heritage, but are also a key to growing wealth. The cheapest go for 15 yuan, but more luxurious ones sell for over 200.


Li's orders mostly come from online shops across the country. On top of growing rice, she can earn an extra 3 Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Shoes ,000 yuan a year by making the bright silky balls.


For others, the balls are a matter of deep emotional attachment.


Huang Xiaoqin, 73, is the best craftswoman in the town. She learned embroidery as a teenager, and remembers the old dating custom, Throwing the Silk Ball.


Men and women would be divided into groups and sing impromptu songs. If the women saw someone liked, they would toss the balls for the men to catch. Men lucky (or unlucky) enough to catch a ball would throw them back tied with a small gift. If the woman accepted the gift Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Shoes , it meant she had agreed to date.


However when Huang got married in 1960s, people were not finding their lovers this way. The cultural revolution meant many belived "Old Culture" was something to be frowned upon. Huang, like most people, did not dare to embroider at this time.


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