The illegal gatherings of the Occupy Central movement are aimed at challenging both China's supreme power organ and Hong Kong citizens' democratic rights Camiseta Frank Fabra Colombia , and are doomed to fail, according to a commentary to be carried by Friday's People's Daily.

For several days, some people have been staging protests in Hong Kong in the name of seeking the so-called "real universal suffrage."

They attempt to force the central authorities to change the decision made by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Hong Kong's electoral system. Such actions blatantly violate the Basic Law of Hong Kong and the principle of rule of law, according to the opinion piece.

"There is no room to make concessions on issues of important principles," says the commentary on the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China.

The decision made on Aug. 31 granted universal suffrage in the selection of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s chief executive on the basis of nomination by a "broadly representative" committee.

The decision possesses unchallengeable legal status and authority. It is "a certain choice and the only choice" to safeguard the decision, according to the commentary.

The NPC decision is in line with the "one country, two systems" policy and the Basic Law. It has fully heeded opinions from all walks of life in Hong Kong, it says.

The core purpose of instigators of illegal activities is to ensure that their representatives, including those in defiance of the central authorities, can become candidates of HKSAR's chief executives, the commentary says. "Such a demand is neither illegal nor reasonable."

As one of China's local administrative regions, Hong Kong is directly under the jurisdiction of the central government rather than a state or an independent political entity, the commentary says.

Once the public opinions were hijacked by a minor group, it would not be conducive to the implementation of "one country, two systems" policy, Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability as well as realization of universal suffrage, the commentary warns.

LONDON, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Isabell Werth secured her third dressage gold medal at the Longines FEI European Championships as she topped the individual freestyle event in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Saturday.

The 45-year-old had to pull out all the stops on her horse Weihegold OLD to pin German teammate Sonke Rothenberger into silver medal position. Denmark's Cathrine Dufour took bronze.

"We all pushed each other today," Werth said. "When I went in, both Weihe and me knew there was no little mini-mistake allowed, and that made it very exciting."

The 22-year-old Rothenberger produced stunning rides from his 10-year-old gelding Cosmo all week, finished just over a mark behind. Sweden's Therese Nilshagen produced the first over-80% score in the day's competition with the stunning stallion Dante Weltino before Britain's Carl Hester and Nip Tuck fractionally improved on that to change the lead.

Dufour, third-last to go, posted 84.560 with Atterupgaards Cassidy for a surprise bronze.

Werth, who also steered Weihegold to victory at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Omaha, the United States, in April, couldn't hold back the tears on the medal podium.

"I was full of adrenaline when I went in to ride, so it's a mixture of all the emotions you have during the week - I'm really grateful and thankful for what this week has brought me," she said.?

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday that conflict and widespread poverty have stalled progress on education rates over the past decade around the world.

"Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation in reducing the global out-of-school rate over the past decade," UNICEF said in a press release.

With 11.5 percent of school-age children, or 123 million missing school today, compared to 12.8 percent, or 135 million in 2007, the percentage of out-of-school children has barely decreased in the last decade, according to UNICEF.

"Investments aimed at increasing the number of schools and teachers to match population growth are not enough," said UNICEF Chief of Education Jo Bourne.

Children living in the world's poorest countries and in conflict zones are disproportionally affected. Of the 123 million children missing out on school, 40 percent live in the least developed countries and 20 percent live in conflict zones, said UNICEF.

The conflicts in Iraq and Syria have resulted in an additional 3.4 million children missing out on education, bringing the number of out-of-school children across the Middle East and North Africa back to 2007's level of approximately 16 million.

With their high levels of poverty, rapidly increasing populations and recurring emergencies, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia account for 75 percent of the global out-of-school primary- and lower-secondary school age population.

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