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g China into the discussions on certain international issues regardless of wh

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lly began running on the first section of the line to open, from Chengdu to Ya’an in Sichuan province, in December.

上海会所The third section of the line, between Ya’an and Nyingchi, will be one

of the world’s most challenging railway projects because it winds through the Sichuan Ba

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On June 17, Peng Qinghua, Party secretary of Sichuan, said at a news confere

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losed that a new office had been established to lead the Sichuan-Tibet railway project. A new company, Sic上海会所

huan-Tibet Railway, was also added to the existing 18 railway bureaus and companies controlled by the group.

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Liu said China has signed a four-year action plan agreement, running from 2019 through 2022, with Laos, Myanmar, Th

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the gap between rural and urban areas and modernize China’s agriculture and rural areas by 2035.

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es, said with rapid urbanization many rural areas in China are facing increased risks of en

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The airport is now orga上海会所品茶微信ale simulation exer

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“The airport will also have to conduct several more test flights – for example, flying in low-visibility conditions – before being put into operation,” Guo said.

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By 2021, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 72 million. 上海会所

A pair of gloves and socks were all the betrothal gifts needed for a rural man in China to prepare for a marriage in the 198

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nhe, a 55-year-old rural villager in Handan, in northern China’s Hebei province.

A marriage ritual in the country’s northern areas usually starts with the bri

degroom picking up the bride in the morning from her home and bringing her to his home, bo

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hip for five years. Shan was gratified to see his son happy. But the happiness was accompanied by great pressure.

He needed to come up with a lot of money – 60,000 yuan ($8,722) as betrothal gifts for the bride’s family – to pay for his son’s wedding.

“It is local custom for the bridegroom’s family to give money to the bride’s family, but the

amount has been mounting in the past few years,” Shan said, adding that there is competition among villagers.

Although the amount was at a medium level compared with the cost of other marriages in Shan’s village – where some h

ave topped 150,000 yuan – the expense he bore was equal to about two years of his family’s total income.

Shan earns 2,000 yuan a month as an accountant at the government of Tiantaishan town, which covers his vil

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The pair, Little Grey and Little White, who had spent years in captivity as performers at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shangh

ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.

The two 12-year-old female whales journeyed 9,223 kilometers,

including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik

International Airport and trips by truck and ferry, to end up at their new home in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the

Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.

Andy Bool, head of Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Littl

e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp

iring project and we’ve been working with the whales for months, helping to prepare them for traveling to their new home.”

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With Pyongyang seeking economic development, there is an opportunity for China and the DPRK to strengthen their compre

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ople-to-people exchanges and pharmaceuticals, which are allowed by the UN sanctions.

During their meeting, Xi and Kim might discuss how to deepen cooperation in security, including den

uclearization, and trade and regional development, including exploring the potential of T

umen River economic cooperation, and cooperation in developing China’s northeast region.

To work with other countries in such programs, the DPRK has to expedite the denuclearization process and focus on its eco

nomy, because a peaceful Korean Peninsula will be conducive to the DPRK’s economic development, and vice-versa.

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Because of the tariff discussion going on in Washingt

gton DC, a lot of the farm community is being hurt,” said Bob H

olden, former Missouri governor who co-founded the United States Heartland China Association.

“I think the manufacturing industry feels the same thing is occurring,” he added.

Holden is positive about the future of the relationship. “Honestly, both countries need each other,” he said.

“We need to be able to sell products in China. The Chinese population is wanting the goods that we can p

roduce here. China also gives us a workforce in some of our industries, which makes them com

petitive globally,” said Holden, who opened Missouri’s first trade office in China during his term from 2001 to 2005.

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Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring

down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.

The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco

control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo

re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr

ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.

The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.

Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin

a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma

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hich means even if Beijing does not take countermeasures

ch means even if Beijing does not take countermeasures equal in scale to Washington’s, the US economy will not be left unscathed.

Tariff hike will harm both China and US

The list of products subject to US tariff hike covers daily necessities, light industry and machinery, with the main targets

being agricultural and food products, and general manufacturing goods produced by light industries.

In terms of agricultural and food products, China is the third-largest supplier to the US, with processed fruits and

vegetables; fruit and vegetable juice; fast food and snacks; fresh vegetables and tea leaves being the main items.

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New vaccines could combat swine fevermay have fou

Chinese scientists have developed two possible vaccines for the African swine fever virus, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences announced on Friday.

The research was led by Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, which is affiliated to the academy.

Researchers have determined the minimum amount required to produce adequate immunization, and hav

e proved they are safe when used in large quantity and repetitively, the academy said, adding more research and tests are nee

ded before the vaccines can be submitted to authorities for inspection and approval.

Currently there is no effective vaccine for African swine fever, although

research and development of potential vaccines is underway in some countries.

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