The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way

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The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su

上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.

On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua

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On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.

The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤

In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss

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Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo

rning, a river broke through levees in Hengdong county, inundating three villages.上海楼凤

The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha

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In Guangxi, local authorities said Wednesday rainfall had intensified since last Satur

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srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.

上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re

ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.

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s to the current Fu上海楼凤品茶微信gitive Offenders and the Mutual Leg

al Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance due to a case involving a Hong Ko

ng resident who fled back to the city after allegedly murdering his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan.

The revisions will allow Hong Kong to surrender fugitives on a case-by-case basis to jurisdictio

ns that do not have long-term rendition agreements with it, including the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

The bill was scheduled to go through a second reading at the full LegCo m

eeting on Wednesday. It was postponed until further notice due to the protest.

n a commentary published on June 6, the London-based financial magazine The Economist said the Un

ited States has exploited its position at the center of globalization to assert its power around the world.

The piece, titled “America is deploying a new economic arsenal to assert its power”, says the United States has used its arsenal of tari

ffs and sanctions to block the free flow of goods, data, ideas, and money across borders. It warns that th

e United States risks losing its legitimacy in the eyes of the world if this continues unchecked.

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led by Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kenneth Kang, summarized that “China can play an impor

tant role and would benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”

The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, despite the rec

ent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy easing is ne

eded, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”

Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threaten economic and financial stability, a

dditional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.

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The United States should take responsibility for the setback in economic and tra

de consultations with China, a government white paper said, warning that “red lines” cannot be crossed.

The US government has backtracked on its commitments three times in the trade negotiations with

China and should bear sole responsibility for the stalled progress, the paper said on Sunday.

The white paper, “China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations”, was

released by the State Council Information Office. It came amid ongoing tension between the world’s two largest economies.

Speaking at a news conference on Sunday, Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouw

en said China is willing to work together with the US to find solutions concerning differences on the eco

nomic and trade fronts, and to reach a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement.

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d turned into a red-hot search item on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter.

The gross output value of the Chinese snack industry has reached 2.22 trill

ion yuan, according to a report released in December by the Circulation Industry Pro

motion Center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce.

Online e-commerce has accelerated the market penetration rate of snack food, cultivating and promoting purchasing habits of

customers, the report said, adding that snacks accounted for nearly 30 percent of the total online food sales.

A total of 15 tons of mahua (fried dough twists) and 10,769 pieces of subing (crispy cookies) sold out

in just four days. An 8-year-old snack company predicted its revenue would top 10 billion yuan this yea

r. All these have shown China’s snack industry is developing at an unprecedented speed.

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 minister has participated in the event.Building a community with a shared future for mankind is the right path forward and the

trend of the times amid growing uncertainty and instability around the world, he said.

“No approaches to regional issues should resort to military blocs, nor should they undermine the interests of others,” Wei said.

He called out the United States for its military support to Taiwan and naval operations in

the South China Sea, saying they have undermined China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

China resolutely follows the path of peaceful development and this commitment is en

shrined in the constitutions of both the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of C

hina, Wei said. “If this is not convincing enough for some people, nothing will be.”

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 China will issue a white paper about its stance on economic and trade talks with the United States Sunday morning.

The white paper, titled China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultat

ions, will be released at 10 am on June 2 by the State Council Information Office, which will also hold a press conference.

China has raised additional tariffs to a maximum 25 percent on part of the $60 billion worth of US pr

oducts, effective June 1, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

The rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, re

spectively. The 5 percent additional tariffs applied to some products remained unchanged.

The move came after the US’ latest tax increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.

 

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Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago-affiliated Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have

mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving, for the first time in the world.

In the study, the researchers watched the patterns of muscle activity in a small aquatic animal called a hydraas. Based on prior su

ccess in mapping full-body neural activity in hydra, they pinpointed seven distinct patterns of hydra’s muscle act

ivity this time, according to a news release posted on the website of the University of Chicago on Thursday.

Hydra are freshwater organisms, only a few millimeters in length, and be

long to the phylum Cnidaria, which also includes jellyfish and coral. Their tubular bodies are c

omprised of two layers of muscle, each composed of a different cell type and separated by two nerve nets

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ral rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

Mutual trust also is growing between China and countries in the region due to joint effo

rts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences and jointly

promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizing the penin

sula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented

the United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to

work with various parties to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula via political solutions.”

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For the first time in the history of Peking Opera, four women recently performed a piece in the China National Peking Opera Company production, Stories of the Red Army.

The Peking Opera performance was one of the 51 productions showcased at the 12th China Art Festival in Shanghai.

Two performances took place at Shanghai’s Majestic Theater on May 27 and 28.

For the show, the CNPOC brought together three stories based on events during the Red Army’s epi

c Long March (1934-36), to create the modern Peking Opera, which premiered in Beijing on Aug 1, 2018.

“They are stories about the resilience and bravery of the Red Army during the Long March,” says Song Chen, head of the CNPOC.

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