>Pedestrians urged to stay safe
Singapore's Land Transport Authority issued the country's first-ever code of conduct for pedestrians.
Pedestrians are urged to stay away, if possible, from paths they have to share with cyclists.
But if they must use these shared paths, they are advised to keep left unless they are overtaking another pedestrian.
Another good practice the authorities want pedestrians to adopt is to refrain from using their mobile phones while walking on shared paths. But Francis Chu, co-founder of cycling group Love Cycling SG, said the pedestrian code of conduct was unnecessary.
"Formalizing keeping to the left while walking can cause some aggressive riders to shift the blame to the victim in the case of an accident," he said.
He further pointed out that some pedestrians, such as the elderly and young children, may not be able to keep left and be alert at all times.
>Trump escorted from briefing
US President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a US Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon.
He returned minutes later, saying there was a "shooting" outside the White House that was "under control."
The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement, saying he believed the individual who was shot was armed.
The shooting took place near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, just blocks from the White House, according to local media.
Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine the suspect's motive.
The suspect was transferred to a local hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.
>Per capita GNI exceeds $10K
China's per capita gross national income crossed $10,000 for the first time in 2019, with its global ranking climbing up 70 places from 2000, National Business Daily reported on Monday.
The country's per capita GNI further rose to $10,410 last year, higher than the average level of upper middle-income countries of $9,074 in the same year, the report said, citing an article by Zhang Jun, director of the International Statistical Information Center of the National Bureau of Statistics.
China's per capita GNI was just $940 in 2000 and was classified as one of the lower-middle income countries by the World Bank back then.
China's global ranking also rose to the 71st in 2019, up from the 141st in 2000, according to the World Bank ranking in per capita GNI.
China is expected to reach high-income status by 2027 and is unlikely to linger in the middle-income trap, according to a report by US investment bank Morgan Stanley, as reported by People's Daily Online.
>7,831 fugitives brought back
China brought back 7,831 fugitives from more than 120 countries and regions from 2014 to June this year, with 19.654 billion yuan in illegal gains recovered, according to a work report from the National Supervisory Commission, the nation's top anti-graft watchdog. Among them, 2,075 were Party members and State workers and 60 were on the Interpol Red Notice list of the 100 fugitives most wanted by China, the report said.
Since the launch of the commission in 2018, 3,848 fugitives and 9.911 billion yuan in illegal gains were recovered.
The number of Party members and State workers who fled abroad each year has dropped significantly, from 101 in 2014 to four last year, data showed.
Since 2014, China has signed 43 treaties on extradition, judicial assistance and asset return with 28 countries. The commission has signed 11 cooperation agreements with 10 national anti-corruption agencies and international organizations, according to the report.
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