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hina carried out the country’s first seaborne space launch on Wednesday, from a platf

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A Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 pm fr

上海乌托邦om a mobile launch platform — a modified submersible craft — in the Yellow Sea off the e

astern province of Shandong and then sent seven satellites into orbit about 600 kilometers above the Earth.

The mission — the first seaborne space launch in the world in five years — showcased China’s mastery of上海乌托邦

the technologies and capabilities required for

上海乌托邦女神会所such operations and indicates the country has found an alternative to its ground-based launch centers.

China is striving to expand its launch service portfolio and promote its carrier roc

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A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

上海乌托邦The draft was jointly released by the Ministry of Transport and Na女神会所

tional Development and Reform Commission and is now open for public comments.

Height rather than age is the current determinant for deciding who can avail of cut-price or free tickets.上海乌托邦

Children whose height is below 120 centimeters can get fre

e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

上海乌托邦女神会所Children taller than 150 centimeters are required to buy adult tickets under current policy.

As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

andards are believed to be unfair and there have been calls for overhauling the policy.上海乌托邦女神会所

The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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The US’ policy to contain 上海乌托邦evident in the way

 it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor

ted the separatist “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” in China through political and financial hel 上海乌托邦品茶微信

p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an

 上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se

paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信

me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea

ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail

 上海乌托邦ed, not least because the United States administration mistook China’s conciliatory attitude for weakness.

Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.

US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier

 上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es

calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll

owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信

verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p

roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦

While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc

 上海乌托邦品茶微信es for China’s economy, their effects are likely to deepen over time. But China may succeed in per

suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦

on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr

easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt

s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and

thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim

the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex

pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the

recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl

ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.

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The Tibetan Tubo regim上海乌托邦ate contemporary

Jointly organized by the Dunhuang Academy, the research and management institution of the Mogao Gro

ttoes and the Chicago-based Pritzker Art Collaborative, the exhibition opened last week and will run until Oct 22.上海乌托邦

According to David Pritzker, co-curator of the exhibition, the event

上海乌托邦品茶微信aims to display only the highest quality objects, both in terms of aesthetics and historical impo

rtance, to reflect the cultural interactions between the Tubo regime and its neighboring regions.

“To start with beauty is the best way to draw the general public into history,” the curator says.上海乌托邦

During its peak, the Tubo regime also controlled the oases in the Taklamakan Desert, l

上海乌托邦ocated in today’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as certain areas of Central Asia.

Dunhuang was also ruled by the regime from 781 to 848, when 56 caves were carved out at the Mogao Grottoes-with Ca

ve 158 being the most representative of them. A large number of documents written in the Tibetan language were left be上海乌托邦品茶微信

hind during this period, according to Zhao Shengliang, director of Dunhuang Academy.

“The exhibition is not only about the origins and development of the Tubo regime,” Zhao says. “It also provides a plat上海乌托邦

form to show the mutual influences between the different cultures along the Silk Road.”

Consequently, the exhibition presents a much bigger picture thr

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earthenware figurines from the Tang Dynasty, to a silver dish featuring a royal banquet scene from the Sogdian peo

ple, an ancient ethnic group living in Central Asia who acted as middlemen along Eurasian trade networks.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid

er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine-all made of gold-all de

monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.

Gilded silver ornam上海乌托邦品茶微信ental artifacts provide one of the highlights of the exhibition. Six p

ieces depicting celestial deities playing Chinese lutes remind visitors of the popularity of music at that ti

上海乌托邦me, while an arched plaque also tells people of the Tubo people’s admiration for the phoenix.

The daily life of the Tubo people is portrayed through a hunting s

cene on painted lacquer arrow quiver, a child’s silk garment and horse-riding gear.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ

ence of Tubo on the Silk Road, since its timespan is relatively short,” Pritzker says. “However, its role is important.”

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During Li’s visit to Jap上海乌托邦o sides signed docum

ents in areas 上海乌托邦such as cultural exchanges, medical care and public health, service trade, third-party mark

上海乌托邦女神会所et cooperation and building sea and air communication mechanisms, some of which have already yielded results.

And when Abe visited China, 12 cooperation documents-two agreements and 10

memorandums of understanding-and 52 documents on the Belt and Road Initiative were signed between the two governments, and companies and or上海乌托邦

ganizations from either side. These documents and cooperation projects on infrastructure facilities, logistics, inf

ormation technology and finance have laid the basis for upgrading China-Japan relations in the new era.上海乌托邦

However, to develop Sino-Japanese relations in a way that meet the requ

irements of the new era, some principles and guidelines have to be followed.

上海乌托邦Politically, the two sides should abide by the principles enshrined in the four political doc

uments inked by the two governments, and ensure the two sides are cooperation partners, not a threat to ea

ch other. Exchanges and coordination at all levels, particularly those between the leaders, should be strengthened to de上海乌托邦女神会所

epen mutual trust and help Sino-Japanese ties to evolve on a friendly and cooperative track.

On the economic front, the two sides should deepen cooperat

ion in investment, third-party markets, technology and innovation so as to boost mu上海乌托邦女神会所

tual economic growth and promote regional economic integration, including accelerating the regional economic coop

eration negotiation process, encouraging enterprises to increase investments in each other’s country and bu上海乌托邦女神会所

ild a fair, nondiscriminatory and predictable business environment for companies from both sides.

The cultural bonds between the two countries need to be further strengthened. And the two sides should expedite t

heir efforts to promote youth exchanges and people-to-people engagement in order to deepen mutual un

derstanding. It is good to see that the two governments have decided to take the 2019 China-Japan Youth Exchange Pro

motion Year as an opportunity to initiate senior-level cultural exchanges to bring the two peoples closer.

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He said that colla上海乌托邦品茶微信mon developmen

t by China and上海乌托邦品茶微信 Africa will underscore important contributions to strengthening the power of developing coun

tries, building of a new type of international relations and creating a community with a shared future for mankind.

The two-day meeting was attended by about 500 delegates, including more than 80 ministerial officials from 53 African countries and the African Union.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the opening ceremony that Beijing’s coop

eration with the continent is different from that of traditional powers. For some time, some outsi

de forces have tried to slander and undermine China-Africa cooperation by fabricating accusations of neocolonialism an

d so-called debt traps, which are totally groundless and not accepted by the African people, he said.

Such attempts constitute a total lack of respect for Africa, a lack of understan

ding about China and an absence of knowledge about the friendship between the two, he said.

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n an unusual move上海乌托邦女神会所s sends a stron

ng signal to busin上海乌托邦女神会所esses, 24 of the EU leaders chose instead to reflect supp

ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:

“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”

Time is running out

Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the

push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp

ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.

Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A

ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre

en parties to their strongest showing yet in May’s European Parliament elections.

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allowed 94 stu上海乌托邦品茶微信dents into the tent and accommodated the rest at a home for the elderly in the town.

Music, fine arts and composition classes were given in the tent classroom.

In the music class, Zeng Yingtian taught the students how to sing As Resilient as Bamboo.

Written by a high school teacher in Changning, the song said quake-affected people would

not cry, even if they shed tears, as they were uncrushed bamboo and green hope would arise from the debris.

In the fine arts and composition classes, students were told to draw pictures of people involved in earthquake relief and write w

ords of gratitude. Some of the students sent their drawings to policemen and people in charge of quarantine.

Since the earthquake, the Changning quake zone has received donations of more than 100 million yuan from companies and individuals.

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The hugely ambitious Shang上海乌托邦品茶微信ock Conne

ect has been one 上海乌托邦品茶微信of the most highly anticipated bilateral initiatives in recent yea

rs. It could prove to be a gamechanger in deepening UK-China financial cooperation and ex

anding access to China’s capital markets, ” said Catherine Mcguinness, City of London Corporation Policy Chair.

Innovation is key to London maintaining its position as a leading int

ernational financial hub and linking one of the world’s largest capital markets with one of t

he world’s most international financial centers is good news for the UK, China and the wider global economy, she said.

“It means global investors can now benefit from China’s growth through London, while UK-li

sted companies are able to access Chinese investors directly,” she added.

The Shanghai-London Stock Connect has been developed jointly by th

e Shanghai Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange Group, with the support of bot

h the Chinese and UK governments and in collaboration with regulatory authorities.

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The family of six, inclu上海乌托邦品茶微信 en, then soug

t medical assistanc上海乌托邦品茶微信 e. A blood sample was drawn and sent for testing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. I

t tested positive for Ebola. So far, 27 people, who had been in contact with the first victim, have been listed as infe

cted. The DR Congo team has delivered 400 doses of the Ebola vaccine to Uganda, said the WHO.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic viral disease with an incubation period of 2-21 days, beginning from contact with body fluids of an infect

ed person. Once in the blood, the virus attacks immune cells, then infects vital organs.

In Kenya, all airport arrivals are screened while truck drivers and others crossing the Kenya-Uganda border in Mal

aba must undergo Ebola screening. The Kenya Health Ministry has issued an alert an

d said an Ebola contingency plan is in place to guide the implementation of prevention and response activities.

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On a month-on-month basis, new home prices in Dalia

 and Nanning 上海乌托邦女神会所rose 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. On a year-on-

year basis, new house prices in these cities grew 13.2 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively.

Although excluded from the 70 major Chinese cities surveyed by the

National Bureau of Statistics, Foshan and Suzhou also saw a surge in home prices in April.

There are signs that the central government will not change its resolution to control house p

rices, Zhang said, adding that in the future the real estate market will continue to crack down on speculation.

On May 11, Suzhou tightened housing policies further, China Daily earlier reported. The dow

n payment ratio for a family’s first home purchase has been raised from 20 percent to 30 percent.

Newly built property in certain parts of the city cannot be traded for a three

-year period after purchase, and for five years in the case of pre-owned property.

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