Sixteenth Chapter Ma Joong investigates the licensed quarter He is made a partner in a nefarious scheme. Seventeenth Chapter Mrs Yoo pays a second visit to the tribunal A queer discovery is made in an old mansion. Nineteenth Chapter A recluse discourses on the purpose of life Judge Dee learns the old Governors secret. Twentieth Chapter A rebel chieftain confesses under torture A mysterious stranger is at last identified.
Twentyfirst Chapter Judge Dee closes the case of the murdered General Chiao Tai relates the story of a military disaster. Tenth Chapter Judge Dee pays a visit to an eccentric young man He presides an artistic meeting in the tribunal. Eleventh Chapter Tao Gan has an adventure in an old temple Ma Joong meets his match in a drinking bout. Twelfth Chapter Judge Dee discusses the secrets of two pictures A young girl discovers passionate love letters. In winter , Li Yuan occupied Chang'an, relegated Emperor Yang to the position of Taishang Huang or retired emperor, acted as regent to the puppet child-emperor, Yang You.
Li Shimin had commanded troops since the age of 18, had prowess with bow and arrow and lance and was known for his effective cavalry charges. In a violent elimination of royal family due to fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushed and killed two of his brothers, Li Yuanji and Crown prince Li Jiancheng , in the Xuanwu Gate Incident on July 2, Shortly thereafter, his father abdicated in his favor and Li Shimin ascended the throne, he is conventionally known by his temple name Taizong. Although killing two brothers and deposing his father contradicted the Confucian value of filial piety, Taizong showed himself to be a capable leader who listened to the advice of the wisest members of his council.
In , Emperor Taizong held a Buddhist memorial service for the casualties of war, in he ha. Examining magistrate In an inquisitorial system of law, the examining magistrate , is a judge who carries out pre-trial investigations into allegations of crime and in some cases makes a recommendation for prosecution.
The exact role and standing of examining magistrates varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Examining magistrates have an important role in the French judiciary, are a feature of the Spanish, Dutch and Greek criminal justice systems, although the extent of the examining magistrate's role has diminished over time.
Several countries, including Switzerland , Germany and Italy , have abolished the position of examining magistrate outright. The examining phase is written and is not public. The examining judge controls the scope of this phase of the proceeding; the examining judge is expected to investigate the matter and to prepare a complete written record, so that by the time the examining stage is complete, all the relevant evidence is in the record.
If the examining judge concludes that a crime was committed and that the accused is the perpetrator, the case goes to trial. If the judge decides that no crime was committed or was that the crime was not committed by the accused, the matter does not go to trial; the role of the examining magistrate is important in civil-law jurisdictions such as France , which have an inquisitorial system. In contrast, common-law jurisdictions such as England and the United States have an adversarial system and lack a comparable official. Frequent close interaction with police and prosecutors "may well condition examining magistrates to favor the long-term interests of regular participants over those of the accused.
This problem affects common-law jurisdictions, although it has been noted that "in the United States, the focus of concern has been the independence of counsel for the defense , while in France, concern focuses on the independence of the examining magistrate. Scholar George C. Thomas III finds that while the grand jury as it exists in U. Thomas notes that under U. Supreme Court precedent, U. Use of the examining magistrate has declined in Europe over time.
Spain , Croatia , the Netherlands and Greece are among the countries to retain the practice, in all of these nations the examining magistrate's role has been diminished, with a general trend of restricting the examining magistrate's involvement to only "serious crimes or sensitive cases" or having the examining magistrate share responsibility with the public prosecutor. Switzerland, Germany and Italy have all abolished the examining-magistrate system.
In a celebrated although exaggerated passage, Balzac wrote that "No human authority, neither the king nor the minister of justice nor the prime minister can intrude on the power of the examining magistrate, no one can stop him, nobody gives him orders.
He is sovereign, obeying only his conscience and the law. In , French justice minister Robert Badinter proposed limiting the examining magistrate's role in making custody decisions. In , Justice Minister Pierre Arpaillange convened a Human Rights Commission , led by the legal scholar Mireille Delmas-Marty; the commission concluded that France's criminal procedure code violated human rights standards, noting that the examining magistrate combined investigative and judicial powers in a single.
The prefecture-level city , located on the banks of the Yellow River , is a key regional transportation hub, connecting areas further west by rail to the eastern half of the country, it has been a major link on the Northern Silk Road and it stands to become a major hub on the New Eurasian Land Bridge. The city is a center for heavy industry and petrochemical industry. Lanzhou is home to 3,, inhabitants at the census and 2,, in the built-up area of 1, square kilometres. By its population within the central urban area of square kilometres rose to 2,, people.
In 81 BC, under the Han dynasty, it was taken from the Huns ' Huandi Chanyu and made the seat of Jincheng commandery , of the Jincheng county renamed Yunwu; the city used to be called the Golden City , since at least the first millennium BC it was a major link on the ancient Northern Silk Road, an important historic Yellow River crossing site. To protect the city, the Great Wall of China was extended as far as Yumen.
Parts of the Great Wall still exist within the built-up area. After the fall of the Han dynasty , Lanzhou became the capital of a succession of tribal states. In the 4th century it was the capital of the independent state of Liang; the Northern Wei dynasty reestablished renaming the county Jincheng. Mixed with different cultural heritages, the area at present-day Gansu province, from the 5th to the 11th century, became a center for Buddhist study.
Under the Sui Dynasty the city became the seat of Lanzhou prefecture for the first time, retaining this name under the Tang dynasty. In the area was overrun in was conquered by the Tang, it fell into the hands of the Western Xia dynasty and was subsequently absorbed by the Song dynasty in The name Lanzhou was reestablished, the county renamed Lanzhuan. After it fell into the hands of the Jin dynasty, after it came into the possession of the Mongol Empire. Under the Ming dynasty the prefecture was demoted to a county and placed under the administration of Lintao superior prefecture, but in Lanzhou was reestablished as a political unit.
The city acquired its current name during the Qing dynasty. When Gansu was made a separate province in , Lanzhou became its capital. In the seat of Lintao was transferred to Lanzhou, made a superior prefecture called Lanzhou.
Lanzhou was badly damaged during the Dungan revolt in — In the s and s it became a center of Soviet influence in northwestern China. The city is the seat of a vacant Roman Catholic diocese and was the center of a vicariate apostolic. Area: 13, km2 Elevation: 1, metres above sea level China's northwest geographical center More than 20 square kilometres of urbanisation along the southern banks of the Yellow River.
Zonary basin Mountains are located on the south and north sides of the city: Qilian Ranges, Mt. Pingliang and Mt. Kongtong River: The Yellow River flows through from west to east. Lanzhou is situated on the upper reaches of the Yellow River where it emerges from the mountains and has been a center since early times, being at the southern end of the route leading via the Hexi Corridor across Central Asia , it commands the approaches to the ancient capital area of Chang'an in Shaanxi province from both the west and the northwest, as well as the area of Qinghai Lake via the upper waters of the Yellow River and its tributaries.
Lanzhou is situated in the temperate zone and enjoys a semi-arid climate with mild summers and cold and dry winters. The mean annual temperature is 9. The winters are so dry that snowfall is sometimes restricted to spring. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 50 percent in December to 59 percent in February, sunshine is generous but not abundant, as the city receives 2, hours of bright sunshine annually; the city is located in a narrow and curved river valley with surrounding mountains causing it to be hemmed in blocking a free flow of air.
Not long ago, Lanzhou had the worst air quality of any of 84 Chinese cities surveyed. Air quality was so poor that at times one could not see Lanshan , the mountain rising. Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan , has served as the Japanese capital since As of , the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world; the urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan , of the Japanese government and of the National Diet.
Tokyo Metropolis formed in from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is referred to as a city but is known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo; the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo were Tokyo City. On July 1, , it merged with Tokyo Prefecture and became Tokyo Metropolis with an additional 26 municipalities in the western part of the prefecture, the Izu islands and Ogasawara islands south of Tokyo.
The population of the special wards is over 9 million people, with the total population of Tokyo Metropolis exceeding The prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area called the Greater Tokyo Area with over 38 million people and the world's largest urban agglomeration economy; as of , Tokyo hosted 51 of the Fortune Global companies, the highest number of any city in the world at that time.
As of Tokyo ranked as the 2nd-most expensive city for expatriates, according to the Mercer consulting firm, and the world's 11th-most expensive city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's cost-of-living survey.
The Michelin Guide has awarded Tokyo by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. Tokyo was ranked first out of all sixty cities in the Safe Cities Index; the QS Best Student Cities ranked Tokyo as the 3rd-best city in the world to be a university student in and 2nd in Tokyo was known as Edo, which means " estuary ", its name was changed to Tokyo when it became the imperial capital with the arrival of Emperor Meiji in , in line with the East Asian tradition of including the word capital in the name of the capital city. Tokyo was a small fishing village named Edo, in what was part of the old Musashi Province.
Edo was first fortified in the late twelfth century. During the subsequent Edo period , Edo grew into one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million by the 18th century, but Edo was Tokugawa's home and was not capital of Japan.
The Emperor himself lived in Kyoto from to as capital of Japan. During the Edo era, the city enjoyed a prolonged period of peace known as the Pax Tokugawa, in the presence of such peace, Edo adopted a stringent policy of seclusion, which helped to perpetuate the lack of any serious military threat to the city. The absence of war-inflicted devastation allowed Edo to devote the majority of its resources to rebuilding in the wake of the consistent fires and other devastating natural disasters that plagued the city. However, this prolonged period of seclusion came to an end with the arrival of American Commodore Matthew C.
Perry in Commodore Perry forced the opening of the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate , leading to an increase in the demand for new foreign goods and subsequently a severe rise in inflation.
Every citizen has the right to beat this gong, at any time, to make it known that he wishes to bring a case before the magistrate. Growing up, her relationship with her overprotective mother Patricia Arquette begins to sour as she increasingly insists on her independence. Before noon they arrived at the market of Six Mile Village. Like Agatha Christie, without the flowery prose. And where, now we come to it, did your boss go last night? When these two men, answered Koong, came to my hostel last night, I asked them for their names. Thus, the descriptions of the settings offer little visual information about the narrative being played out, providing the reader with few, if any visual clues.
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