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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
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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
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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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‘s National Assembly chairwoman, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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neral secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vietnamese president.
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The cooperation of legislative authorities is an important part of bila
teral relations, Xi said, and China’s National People’s Congress and Vietnam’s National
Assembly have maintained frequent contacts in recent years and achieved fruitful outcomes.
tial sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, the US State Department
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atience. And by passing a series of acts and resolutions related to Taiwan this year, the US Congress has dealt a serious bl
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sentially means the US would sell arms to the island regularly and back its participation in international organizations.
上海419品茶微信That the US has continued to meddle in Taiwan affairs shows it is desperate to use the “Taiwan card” to contain the Chinese mainland.
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he biggest rival in Washington’s eyes thanks, in part, to the trade disputes between them.
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worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.
To send a clear message against secessionism to the Tsai administr
ation and give a strong warning to separatist forces on the island, the mainland has he
ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.
g and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.The gove
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jects including eight railways, five expressways and seven urban expressways are under construction and a ne
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uangzhou are planned.he construction of a smart industry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Kn
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onth.Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be completed in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart In
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city industries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.
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sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bilateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
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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.
in 2002 when it should have been closed. But the city’s detritus has kept on arriving each day in hundreds of trucks.
“About 2,000 tons of garbage is dumped at Ghazipur each day,” a Delhi municipal official said on condition of anonymity.
In 2018, a section of the hill collapsed in heavy rains killing two people. Dumping was banne
d after the deaths, but the measure lasted only a few days because authorities could not find an alternative.
Fires, sparked by methane gas coming from the dump, regularly break out and take days to extinguish.
Shambhavi Shukla, senior researcher at the Center for Science and Environment in New D
elhi, said methane belching from the garbage can become even more deadly when mixed with atmosphere.
Leachate, a black toxic liquid, oozes from the dump into a local canal.
in 2018, up 10.9 percent year-on-year with mobile games accounting for 47 percent of the total at $63.2 billion, up 12.8 per
cent year-on-year, gamesindustry.biz reported citing statistics from market analysts Newzoo.
China’s actual sales revenue of gaming industry rose 5.3 percent year-on-year to 214.44 billion yuan ($31.11 billion) last year, accounti
ng for 23.6 percent of the global gaming market, Financial Times reported, adding that social respo
nsibility should be an important part of gaming industry development.With the approach of full com
mercial use of 5G, local governments in China have intensively introduced their plans on 5G development recently, as r
egions like the Pearl River Delta region, Yangtze River Delta region and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region are gearing up t
o cultivate industrial clusters valued at trillions of yuan, according to a report by Economic Information Daily.