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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.

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sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow

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But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that

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

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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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President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination

China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests

and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.

Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian

g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.

Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin

g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.

The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica

l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a

nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.

China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.

China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te

rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.

Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join

tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro

mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.

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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

 上海419品茶微信not high that the meeting will lead to a major change in the short-term trajectory of denuclearizing the peninsula.”

One of the most encouraging signs that emerged from the meeting between President Xi Jinpi

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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

ntinued to supply chips to Huawei via their overseas branches in order to avoid violating the US ban. 上海419品茶微信

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

mpanies, not least because China tends to treat all companies, domestic as well as foreign, equally. 上海419品茶微信

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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isitors are surrounded by a projection of art by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh at a National Museum of Chi

na exhibition in Beijing on Saturday. The exhibition presents digitized versions of over 200 of the ar

he artworks of painter Vincent van Gogh are vividly brought to life at an immersive digital exhibition in Beijing, Lin Qi reports.

Sunflowers gently wave in the breeze, windmills start to turn,

and sitting in front of a canvas, an artist selects a color from a pile of paint tubes.

Then, the scene suddenly changes: A vase of blooming flowers app

ears and the water inside starts to overflow before turning into a stream.

These easily recognizable elements from Vincent van Gogh’s paintings have been digi

talized, animated, rearranged and projected onto the ceiling, walls and floor of an ex

hibition space that draws the audience into an immersive look at the life and inner world of the Dutch artist.

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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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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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 “five-eye alliance.” It smartly uses Australia’s lack of “benefits” of the “Bill of Rights” and uses

Australia as a breakthrough to force large global technology companies to yield. It’s no wo

nder that Sharon Bradford Franklin, head of monitoring and cybersecurity polic

y at New America, said the bill was in fact the backdoor of the encrypted backdoor for the United States.

Curbing the spread of ‘surveillance states’

The emergence of surveillance states is rooted in the irratio

nal panic of the people against foreign countries and the use o

f such panic by the government. These sentiments and circumstances have been reflected in the unpr

ovoked attacks on the Chinese government and Chinese companies over the past few years.

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China said Monday it will ease the requirements for permanent residency in many large cities as part of its new urbanization push.

Restrictions on permanent residence permits should be scrapped in cities with populatio

ns between 1 million and 3 million, according to a document outlining key urbanization tasks this year release

d by the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner.

For cities with populations of 3 million to 5 million, the qualifications for such permits should be “fully relaxed,” and the restrictions

for certain key groups of people to get such permits should be removed, the document said.

Previously, the country has already gradually abolished permanent residency restrictions in

small and medium-sized cities and towns with populations below 1 million.

The NDRC document also demanded cities with populations above 5

million to improve their policies and drastically expand the scale of permanent residency.

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China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a

re reported to be discussing the wording of an accord and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff.

They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p

rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of trade talks in Washington.

During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th

e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.

The negotiators also had made substantial progress on such specific issues as technology transfers, protection of i

ntellectual property rights, nontariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture and exchange rates, the delegation said.

On the basis of the latest progress, the two sides are expected to continue their work

into the next stage, in accordance with the instructions of the two countries’ top leaders, according to Xinhua.

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  If Europe’s leaders, diplomats and security professionals had a vote in the 2020 US presidential elections, it doesn’t see

m likely they’d give it to President Trump. At least, that’s how it seemed at the 2019 Munich Security Conference.

  Hundreds of dignitaries crammed into tight corridors, moving between the modest meeting halls of Munich’s Bayerischer Hof Hotel.

  The event has grown in recent years. As prime ministers and presidents rub shoulders wit

h CEO’s and policy wonks, conversations straddle global differences and attempt to shape the world order.

  Biden says US should remain committed to its allies abroad

  It is an odd, almost old-fashioned mix. It’s rare at global summits these days that repo

rters can mingle with the people they cover and even engage them in casual conversation.

  NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg surprised me, praising my sturdy weather-beating boots and trou

sers. He laughed when I told him he was lucky inside. I was outside, the sun was blazing and, frankly, I was baking.

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