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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

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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.

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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.

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Guo Rui, a professo 上海419r of international relations at Jilin

University, said, “Although the DMZ meeting has created significant momentum that will help restart a change on the Korean Peninsula, as sanctions will remain in place, chances are

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oftening of Trump’s stance on the sanctions the US administration had imposed on Chinese telecommunications equi

pment provider Huawei. Trump said US companies can continue selling telecom components to Huawei. 上海419

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ndermine global technological development, especially the commercialization of 5G technology, in which Huawei is a leading global player.

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g those made by multinational companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, from the US market.
The fact is, as a global leader in 5G, Hu

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d other Chinese companies, Silicon Valley has suffered as much, if not more than, Huawei. Besides, some companies co

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Hopefully, the Xi-Trump meeting and the likely resumption of trade talks between China and the U

S will prompt Washington to adopt a consistent and the right approach toward Chinese high-tech co

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For example, with research and development centers and manufacturing bases in China, Er

icsson and Nokia have won big contracts in the just launched bid for 5G network devices. These companies hav

e been supplying to markets and serving telecom operators and enterprises across the globe, by capi

talizing on China’s skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and complete industrial chain.

Yet, if the US does not lift the ban, such companies would have to endure higher production co

sts. They could even be forced to transfer their businesses out of China, although both Ericsson and Nokia cl

aim they can operate production bases in other countries despite the higher costs, due to the flexible supply chain.

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General Secreta上海419品茶微信ry of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping depar

ted Friday for home after concluding a two-day state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

China would like to offer as much help as possible to the Democratic People’s Republic of K

orea to address its legitimate security and development concerns, President Xi said on Thursday.

Xi made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea

and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, during his two-day state visit to the country.

Xi received a grand and warm welcome, with more than 250,000 DPRK people turning out to greet him.

The visit, Xi’s first as general secretary and head of state, and also the first of its kind

in 14 years, comes as the two neighboring countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

China would like to enhance coordination and cooperation with

all relevant parties including the DPRK to play a positive and constructive role in pr

omoting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the peace of the region, Xi said.

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t down Thursday for talks with Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Xi is paying a two-day state visit to the neighboring country at the invit

ation of Kim, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

Xi highlighted China’s firm position on Wednesday to build close ties with the DPRK, and reaffirm

ed Beijing’s support for Pyongyang in striving for the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Xi made the comments in a signed article published by the DPRK’s mainstream media

including the Rodong Sinmun, an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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crash involving 上海419女神会所a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21,

were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road.

The identities of the dead have not yet been released by officials.

Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minist

er Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.
The lorry and bus collided on Friday at a

round 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people incl

uding the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed.

Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition.

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President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat

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esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.

Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman

of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai

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ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa

ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti

sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.

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hina plans to boost rural development via digital technologies

China plans to promote the applications of digital technologies in rural areas to boost local development.

As a step towards rural modernization and transformation, digital rural development play

s a crucial role in rural revitalization and building a digital China, according to the guideline jointly issue

d by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

The country has vowed to achieve initial development of buildin

g digital villages by 2020, with 4G internet accessible to more than 98 percent of the adm

inistrative villages and the digital economy growing rapidly in rural regions, the guideline said.

With the upgrading of internet technology, 2025 will see a n

otable narrowing of the urban-rural digital gap, the establishment of various ent

repreneurial and innovation centers in rural areas, and an intellectual rural logistics system.

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However, not everyone in the poverty-stricken areas want

To encourage them to move, Guizhou authorities have used a better schooling for their children as bait,” said Zhang Qing of Guizhou’s provincial Education Department.

“More than 130,000 children will be enrolled in the 1,600 preschool facilities and primary and secondary schools near their urban s

ettlements. Also, 333 nurseries and junior high schools will be built to enroll some 50,000 relocated children,” Zhang added.

To promote educational development and cultivate more high-quality teachers in the country’s central and w

estern regions, China launched a State-level training program for rural primary and middle school teachers in 2010.

Primary school teachers in Guizhou have joined the training at Beijing Normal University.

In September 2014, President Xi Jinping met with teachers from Guizhou who were r

eceiving training at Beijing Normal University. The group of teachers later wrote a letter to Xi.

In a letter of reply to the Guizhou teachers, Xi asked them to lead education reform in poor areas.

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A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involvi

ng cell technologies should be established to promote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scient

ists would need to pass an ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions.

Universities and research institutes should strengthen education a

nd training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci

entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said.

In addition, more efforts should be undertaken to eliminate prejudice agains

t people with disabilities, which exists in the minds of some scholars, they said. Following the gene-edited baby inci

dent, government departments have vowed to improve supervision, and new regulations are being made or revised.

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died and 24 were injured in a fire in Guilin, the Guangxi Zh

According to a news release from the local fire department, the battery of an electric bicycle parked beside a building for s

tudents ignited, starting the fire. The incident is still being investigated and some people have been detained.

This is not the first fatal fire caused by an electric bicycle. In December 2017, five people were killed and nine injured when an electric bike started a fire in Beijing, and

in July last year, one person was killed and another injured in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. In fact, type “electric bicy

cle” and “fire” into any online searching engine and you will get hundreds of pages recording them.

How could that happen?

The all-too fast expansion of the industry is to bla

me. There are already 300 million electric bicycles in China, roughly one for every four persons.

However, when it comes to charging the bikes, a big proble

m has emerged. As a growing number of people live in residential buildings without separa

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