Countries sign deals for cooperation during prince’s visit to Beijing
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Xi made the remark during a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sh
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China and the UAE should work toward increasing bilateral trade volume to $200 billion by 2030, and expand long-term, stea
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ched $45.9 billion, which was up by 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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He urged deeper strategic mutual trust and strategic cooperation, saying that Chin
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Both sides should uphold multilateralism, fairness and justice and promote the building of a community with a shared
future for mankind, he added. He called for enhanced bilateral cooperation on counterterrorism and security.
President Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony for Sheikh Mohammed
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utside the Great Hall of the People in BeijinPresident Xi Jinping held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al
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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Monday sternly denounced t
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Lam met with the media alongside principal government officials on Monday aftern
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Hong Kong Island, and at passengers in a metro station in Yuen Long, New Territories.
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d defacing the Nation Emblem mounted at the office entrance, is a blatant defiance to
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which is governed by the principle of “one country, two systems”, Lam added.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive also condemned the “astonishing a
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The SAR government bears zero tolerance to any kind of violence carried out at any time, anywhere and towards an
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Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Police Lo Wai-chung pledged that the police inve
stigation will begin immediately and pursuethe offenders at all costs to bring them justice
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hinese economy is likely to record a steady full-year GDP growth of 6.2 percent or higher in 2
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China announced 11 measures on Saturday to further open up the financial sector in the latest move to help bolster and stabilize growth.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
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ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation
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e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.
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ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
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The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
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The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
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ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
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At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with
上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.
Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an
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imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
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he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
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g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
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on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
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arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig
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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
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This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge
sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.
But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to nature and resettled in county urban areas. 上海419
In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
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A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age. 上海419品茶微信
To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
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nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
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ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives. 上海419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
上海419品茶微信ore the season for picking chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte
r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
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ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
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sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat
erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Mutual support, pragmatic cooperation, China-EU ties high on bilateral agenda
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Xi made the remarks while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall
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上海419品茶微信The two presidents agreed to promote their countries’ relationship to a strategic partnership. Before their talks, Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Radev.
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Noting that Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Chi
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The two countries should continue to firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concerns, Xi said.
Bulgaria is among the Central and East European countries that from a very early period hav
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China would like to enhance connection of development strategies with Bulgaria, promote infrast
ructure interconnectivity, increase trade and investment and strengthen people-to-people exchanges, Xi added.
He said that China attaches great imp
ortance to relations with Europe and firmly supports the integration process of Europe.
China hopes the new European Union authorities maintain stable and susta
inable policies toward China, Xi said, adding that Bulgaria is a good friend and partner of China in the EU.