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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin

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上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation

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e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.

上海419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du

ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.

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ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.

上海419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.

The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X

said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.上海419品茶微信

The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t

he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.上海419

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ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.

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WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.

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he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.

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accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.

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e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信

“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system

will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some

上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.

Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc

onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信

The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete

action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c

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“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case

have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信

orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419

de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Domestic celebrities can enhance the viewing experience when they make ch

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At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.

Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with

上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.

Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an

imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood an上海419

imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.

上海419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the conceited rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t

he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.

As well as the three celebrities, the film also features renowned director Feng Xiaogan上海419

g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.

At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike

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Meanwhile, latest data from the box-office tracker Maoyan showed that the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entert上海419品茶微信

ainment production has topped the presale box-office charts for animation features as of Friday.

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ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.

For most industry observers, the film typifies the latest efforts by foreign animati上海419品茶微信

on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.

上海419Jiang Yong, a Beijing-based analyst, says that using Chinese celebrities for the Mand

arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.

“And, despite the fact that most adult viewers, especially those in their 20s or 30s, are used to watching native language orig上海419品茶微信

inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.

But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro

versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.

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Leaders bring Bulgaria 上海419品茶微信higher ground a welco

Mutual support, pragmatic cooperation, China-EU ties high on bilateral agenda

 上海419品茶微信China and Bulgaria should make joint efforts to maintain the international system base

 上海419d on multilateralism and international law, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

Xi made the remarks while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall

of the People in Beijing. Radev is paying a state visit to China from Monday to Friday. 上海419

 上海419品茶微信The two presidents agreed to promote their countries’ relationship to a strategic partnership. Before their talks, Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Radev.

The two countries should take the opportunity of upgrading their bilateral relations, join h

ands to deal with changes of international relations and inject new impetus into China-Bulgaria cooperation, Xi said. 上海419

Noting that Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Chi

na, Xi said that the traditional friendship between the two countries has developed over the past 70 years. 上海419品茶微信

Xi called on the two countries to enhance mutual respect and trust, and strengthen commu

nication in such areas as government, legislative authorities and political parties. 上海419

The two countries should continue to firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concerns, Xi said.

Bulgaria is among the Central and East European countries that from a very early period hav

e signed intergovernmental cooperation documents with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi said. 上海419品茶微信

China would like to enhance connection of development strategies with Bulgaria, promote infrast

ructure interconnectivity, increase trade and investment and strengthen people-to-people exchanges, Xi added.

He said that China attaches great imp

ortance to relations with Europe and firmly supports the integration process of Europe.

China hopes the new European Union authorities maintain stable and susta

inable policies toward China, Xi said, adding that Bulgaria is a good friend and partner of China in the EU.

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Guo Rui, a professo 上海419r of international relations at Jilin

University, said, “Although the DMZ meeting has created significant momentum that will help restart a change on the Korean Peninsula, as sanctions will remain in place, chances are

 上海419品茶微信not high that the meeting will lead to a major change in the short-term trajectory of denuclearizing the peninsula.”

One of the most encouraging signs that emerged from the meeting between President Xi Jinpi

ng and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday was the s 上海419

oftening of Trump’s stance on the sanctions the US administration had imposed on Chinese telecommunications equi

pment provider Huawei. Trump said US companies can continue selling telecom components to Huawei. 上海419

If US companies indeed continue selling telecom components to Huawei, it will come as a big relief to the world at a time when th

e international community fears the “technology decoupling” of world’s largest and second-largest economies could u 上海419品茶微信

ndermine global technological development, especially the commercialization of 5G technology, in which Huawei is a leading global player.

Previously the US administration was reportedly mulling banning 5G telecom equipment designed and manufactured in China, includin 上海419

g those made by multinational companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, from the US market.
The fact is, as a global leader in 5G, Hu

 上海419品茶微信awei is too big to fail. After the US administration banned American companies from selling chips to Huawei an

d other Chinese companies, Silicon Valley has suffered as much, if not more than, Huawei. Besides, some companies co

ntinued to supply chips to Huawei via their overseas branches in order to avoid violating the US ban. 上海419品茶微信

Hopefully, the Xi-Trump meeting and the likely resumption of trade talks between China and the U

S will prompt Washington to adopt a consistent and the right approach toward Chinese high-tech co

mpanies, not least because China tends to treat all companies, domestic as well as foreign, equally. 上海419品茶微信

For example, with research and development centers and manufacturing bases in China, Er

icsson and Nokia have won big contracts in the just launched bid for 5G network devices. These companies hav

e been supplying to markets and serving telecom operators and enterprises across the globe, by capi

talizing on China’s skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and complete industrial chain.

Yet, if the US does not lift the ban, such companies would have to endure higher production co

sts. They could even be forced to transfer their businesses out of China, although both Ericsson and Nokia cl

aim they can operate production bases in other countries despite the higher costs, due to the flexible supply chain.

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The Indian governmen上海419品茶微信t has decided to impose retaliatory d

uties worth over 200 million US dollars on 29 products from the United States to co

unter the penal duties imposed on Indian aluminum and steel, local media reported Saturday.

The decision, to be officially notified on Sunday, came a few days ahead

of the scheduled visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to India to discuss def

ense and trade issues, the Hindu Business Line quoting an unnamed government official as saying.

In June last year, India announced retaliatory tariffs worth 230 million US dollars on 29 US goods. However, India h

as since been postponing implementation of the duties in a bid to address trade concerns.

The trade concerns including the proposed withdrawal of the Generalized System of Preferences by the United States o

n India taking effect on June 5, may have prompted New Delhi to finally put the duties in place, the report said.

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crash involving 上海419女神会所a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21,

were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road.

The identities of the dead have not yet been released by officials.

Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minist

er Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.
The lorry and bus collided on Friday at a

round 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people incl

uding the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed.

Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition.

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Misinformation swirling around Dutch teenager’s d

At just 17-ye上海419女神会所ars-old, Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven had alr

eady written an award-winning memoir detailing her struggle with post-tra

matic stress disorder, depression and anorexia in the wake of sexual assault and rape.

In her autobiography, Pothoven wrote that she had nothing left to live for.
At 16, she app

roached the Levenseinde, or “end-of-life,” clinic in The Hague to inquire about euthanasia, but, according to an

interview last year with local newspaper the Gelderlander, her request was rejected.
Last

week, after years of battling mental illness, Pothoven announced on Instagram that she had begun refusing all food

and liquids.
“After years of fighting, the fighting has finished. I have now stopped eating and dri

nking for a while, and after many conversations and reviews it has been decided that I will be released because

my suffering is unbearable,” Pothoven wrote in a post, which has since been removed.

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Jinping takes questions at the 23rd St. Petersburg Interna

上海乌托邦品茶微信Speech in St. Petersburg highlights global teamwork, BRI coordination

President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s stance on promoting the process of economic global

ization and maintaining the multilateral trading system at a forum held in Russia on Friday.

China would like to share its most advanced scientific achievements with the world, inclu

ding 5G technologies, and jointly cultivate new core competitiveness and share its economic growth model, Xi said.

The president made the remarks in a speech at the plenary session of the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Xi said that China will continue to deepen its reform and ope

ning-up, ease market access and build a market environment with fair competition.

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The phone call took place days after the US Commerce Dep

artment announced on Wednesday it will add telecommunications eq

uipment maker Huawei and its affiliates to the Entity List on Wednesday. Being on the list

bars the company from buying US technology without government approval due to security concerns.

On the same day, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars US companies fr

om using telecom equipment from manufacturers considered a national security risk, without mentioning Huawei by name.

Such moves, as well as the increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods earlier this m

onth, complicated the prospect of continuing the bilateral trade talks that have been ongoing for more than a year.

China has always believed in and hoped to solve trade differences thr

ough talks, but such talks should be equal, Wang said. In any talks, China must protect its legitim

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