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China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml
y defend its core interests, as it has sufficient countermeasures available, experts said.上海419品茶微信
The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday
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d Washington to reverse course immediately or be prepared to “bear all the consequences”.
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ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o
rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.
上海419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex
treme pressure tactics and intimidation by the US will work with China, which will unswervingly protect itself.
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Noting that cooperation is the only correct choice, Gu said he hoped the US will see the situation clearly, give up its illu
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tual benefit and respect. Any agreement must be acceptable to both sides, Gu said.
Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad
上海419emy, said China has sufficient tools in its toolbox to use to counter the US adm
inistration’s unilateral tariff actions. The “quality” of the tools matters most, he said.
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goods from the current 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct 1, and the re
maining imports of $300 billion from the previously planned 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept 1.
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tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a
n additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, announced earlier this month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M
acron during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 2上海419品茶微信
Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will
debate a no-confidence motion in government; the president of Romania will meet his US counterpart.上海419
These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting August 19.
上海419品茶微信Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on Aug 1
9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.
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lk about Ukraine and discuss prospects for work within the Normandy Four.
The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a
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On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus
s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信
e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.
Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.
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nt of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha
上海419品茶微信t will be addressed at the summit, including the fight against security threats and terro
rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.
All who participated in violent and criminal activities that have recently plagued the Hong Kong Special Ad
上海419ministrative Region will be brought to justice, including behind-the-scenes masterminds and organizers, Yang Gu
ang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said Tuesday.上海419
The spokesman for the country’s top Hong Kong affairs authority said in a news co
nference in Beijing that the nearly two-month demonstrations in Hong Kong have escalated to being ex
上海419tremely violent and shocking, with a total of 461 people being injured, including 139 police officers.
The increased intensity and destructiveness of the protests were eviden
t in the weapons and methods chosen by the small number of radicals, who had used lethal weapons such as sm上海419品茶微信
oke and petrol bombs, bows and arrows at police, as well as committing crimes such as arson.
“These actions have severely undermined the personal and property safety of police officers and residents of Hong Kong,” Ya
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Hong Kong’s GDP in the second quarter saw only a 0.6 percent year-on-year increase, with retail and tourism bearing th
e blunt of the downward economic pressure, according to the HKSAR government.上海419品茶微信
On Monday, Hong Kong protesters staged a strike to paralyze Hong Kong by clogging public transportation, resulting in
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egions have issued travel safety reminders against visiting Hong Kong due to the current situation.
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and threw it into the sea, the second incident of its kind in two days. The flags have since been recovered and raised.
In July, protesters tore up copies of the Basic Law of the HKSAR and smeared Chi
上海419品茶微信na’s national emblem. They also broke into and vandalized Hong Kong’s Legislative C
ouncil building, spraying graffiti on the walls and raising the former colonial flag.
President Xi Jinping met twice on Monday with Sheikh Moha
mmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates. 上海419品茶微信
The meeting took place at the Diaoyutai State Guesthou
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Xi said that he and the crown prince had held very fruitful and successf
ul talks and witnessed the exchange of a series of cooperation documents in the morning. 上海419品茶微信
It’s quite rare that the two sides signed so many documents with such substantial content and c
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Xi stressed that Chinese civilization, with a history of more than 5,000 years, has abs 上海419
orbed a variety of foreign civilizations and continued to develop in an inclusive way.
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edicated to promoting exchanges and cooperation among different countries, he said.
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ations.Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a welcome ceremony for Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crow
n prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, July
上海419The two countries should promote dialogue among civilizations, encourage steady development of the China-UAE compre
hensive strategic partnership and make new contributions to global peace and common development, Xi said.
The crown prince said that his talks with Xi in the morning were substantial and meaningf 上海419品茶微信
ul, and that he benefited greatly by Xi’s profound views on bilateral ties and the international situation.
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said, adding that the cooperation documents will bring more benefits for the people of both nations.
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of building a community with a shared future for mankind, the crown prince s
aid that the UAE would like to continuously deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
上海419been seriously affected by African swine fever outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.
“We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
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fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.上海419
Yu was elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on Wednesday regarding intensifying prevention and control of African swine fever.
Outbreaks of the fever have been effectively contained in China in recent months following strict controls and prevent
上海419品茶微信ion efforts taken since early August after the first domestic outbreak of the disease was reported. But the co
untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit上海419
oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
The ministry will work with related authorities to urge local governments to implement policies and m上海419品茶微信
easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
上海419ose animals were slaughtered due to swine fever prevention and control measures, he said.
The authorities will encourage hog farmers to replenish stock and organize technicians to hel
p them solve problems in hog raising. Meanwhile, the ministry will guide local authorities to help hog fa上海419品茶微信
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The ministry will also support cross-regional transport of pork to replace transport of live pigs－which is still co
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As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.
t in changing 上海419品茶微信attitude toward Russia, and therefore Mos
上海419cow will not compromise on its fundamental national interests in the face of sanctions.
“There is no talk about a truce,” he said. “If we totally surrender and sp
it on our fundamental national interests, will there be any fundamental changes? M
aybe, there will be some external signals. But nothing will change dramatically.”上海419品茶微信
Putin added that Russia’s losses from economic sanctions were m
ore than five times lower than those of the main countries that imposed them.
上海419″According to expert data, as a result of these restrictions, Russia lost about 50 billion US dollars since 2014, while the European Unio
n lost 240 billion dollars, the United States, 17 billion dollars, and Japan 27 billion dollars,” Putin said.
He said the losses were reflected in a reduction in the number of jo上海419品茶微信
bs in the countries that imposed sanctions as a result of losing the Russian market.
istribution of local customs to strengthen comprehensive research and judgment and effectively block illegal activities.
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ss and mail, and consider the different characteristics of the flow of infringing goods under diff
erent forms of trade, such as general, market procurement, and cross-border trade and e-commerce, the report said.
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s such as North America, Europe and Japan. It will focus on goods related to public health and safety, such as
consumer electronics, auto accessories, personal care products, clothing, bags and footwear.
It will intensify supervision over goods exported to South America, A上海419品茶微信
frica and the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. And it will bol
ster key monitoring on the illegal transshipment of infringing goods through Hong Kong and Macao.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat
ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok
esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman
of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai
d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon
g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo
ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa
ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti
sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.
e development of the Internet Plus model. This will help foster new drivers of g
rowth, deliver better services, boost consumption and expand employment,” Li said.
A 52-year-old man from Southwest China’s Sichuan province will sit f
or the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, on Friday for the 23rd time.
Liang Shi, who was born in 1967 in Wengong township, Rensh
ou county, Sichuan province, took the gaokao for the
first time in 1983 and also in the two following years, as his teacher parents insisted.
Liang, the fourth child in his family, said he realized his parents wi
shed their five children would study in university, but n
ne of them did. The family’s situation could not support his further studies and Liang started to work.