SYDNEY , Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A Canadian national who allegedly fought against Islamic State (IS) alongside Kurdish forces has reportedly been detained while trying to enter Australia on Wednesday, and will be deported, local media reported.
Robert Somerville , a Canadian veteran who previously fought in Afghanistan, was detained at Brisbane Airport on Tuesday after he told immigration officials that he had fought alongside the Syrian-Kurdish militant group YPG for several months last year, Australia's national broadcaster reported on Wednesday.
Australian authorities believe that Somerville is a friend of Australian anti-IS fighter Ashley Dyball who was arrested and extradited from Germany last year , but was subsequently released after being questioned by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
"They were very curious about what he did in Syria and how he was, his character, and I answered truthfully that he was a good guy and he was doing good work ," Somerville told the ABC after he too was questioned by the AFP.
It's believed Summerville's visa had been cancelled because he failed to disclose the Kurdish nickname he was given by fellow YPG fighters despite there being "no legal document with a different name for me."
Australian immigration officials did not immediately respond to Xinhua's request for comment.
Sommerville's Australian lawyer Jessie Smith believes that his pending deportation may be contestable as the exact basis of the visa cancellation "at this stage is unclear."
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Friday injected fresh funds via its medium-term lending facility (MLF) to keep liquidity stable.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) pumped 498 billion yuan (about 75.6 billion U.S. dollars) into the financial system via MLF. The interest rate for one-year MLF loans was unchanged at 3.2 percent, the central bank said in a statement on its website.
It skipped reverse repo sales on Friday , after pumping 20 billion yuan into the banking system through reverse repos the previous day.
The MLF tool was first introduced in 2014 to help commercial and policy banks maintain liquidity by allowing them to borrow from the central bank by using securities as collateral.
Maturing MLF will drain a total of 439.5 billion yuan from the market in October.
The PBOC's open market operations are closely watched by the market, as they have become major tools for the central bank in pursuing its monetary policy.
Such a policy stance is crucial for China as it has to juggle the task of financial deleveraging, aimed at defusing risk and curbing asset bubbles , while shoring up the economy.
The PBOC skipped open market operations for three trading days before and after the week-long National Day holiday, saying that there was sufficient liquidity in the banking system.
" China's Fu Yuanhui attends the awarding ceremony of women's 100m backstroke swimming final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , on Aug. 8, 2016. Fu Yuanhui won the bronze medal with 58.76 seconds. (XinhuaWang Peng)
SHANGHAI， Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's newest internet celebrity Fu Yuanhui took bronze in the women's 100m backstroke swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Tuesday morning， finishing in 58.76 seconds.
On learning about the small 0.01 second difference between her and second place， she retained the good humour that has captivated much of the nation.
"Perhaps it is because my arm are too short，" she joked.
Fu was born on January 7， 1996， the generation now dubbed the "post 95s，" and became hugely popular as a quirky and highly expressive TV interview that she gave after her semi-final went viral.
In online discussions of Fu and the lively interview， many suggested that understanding her was the key to better understanding Fu's generation in China today.
In just one day， Fu's Weibo account rocketed to over 2.7 million followers. In her profile， she describes herself as "loving cats， dogs，stuffed toys and food; a capricorn mixed with scorpion blood; and someone who regards herself as a quite beautiful boy."
Teammates of Fu said they always believed she would become popular as she has so many facial expression， dares to joke about herself and is always full of witty remarks.
From the National Games， to the Asian Games， to the Olympic Games， it has been quite a journey for the 20 year old from Hangzhou， who is widely admired for her relaxed attitude and good nature.
"I did not reserve my strength. I tried my best ... I am very satisfied with the result and I have never thought about the final，" Fu said in her interview after the semi-final.
Besides Chinese Internet users， Fu has also attracted many foreign fans. A Twitter-user commented， "you do not need to know Chinese to understand her good mood."
In less than 24 hours， Fu has been discussed thousands of times on Weibo， WeChat and other digital platforms， with her interview snapshots being used as emoticons and in cartoons.
At the same time， another young athlete， Zhang Mengxue， who won China its gold medal， in the women's 10m air pistol event， was also much discussed.
Zhang's extrenemly calm expression during the competition has been commented on by tens of thousands people online.
In fact， some argue that these young Chinese athletes reflect an entirely new generation who grew up with a fast developing internet， endless information technology， and had more opportunity to develop their own characters compared to previous Chinese generations.
ACCELERATED GENERATIONAL SHIFT
"China's post-90s and post-95s generations differ from the post-70s and post-80s generations. They are the direct beneficiaries of China's reform and opening-up policy and had more resources to develop than t.