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the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo, which opened Friday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.
Calling Northeast Asia one of the world’s most dynamic regions for development, Xi said f上海夜网
avorable conditions for strengthening regional cooperation there have been accumulating.
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on among Northeast Asian economies. This year’s expo runs through Tuesday.
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ecting the common aspiration to pursue regional prosperity and development, Xi said.
The Czech Republic also will hold a theme day during the expo to promote commerc上海夜网
ial connections between China and partners involved in the Belt and Road, particularly with Central and East
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“Diversified regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable
development, but also has significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability,” said Zhang Wei, vice-上海夜网
president of Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
The six-nation Northeast Asia region－China, Russia, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s R上海夜网女神会所
epublic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Japan－represents a market with a population of 1.7 billion and more t
han 20 percent of the world’s GDP, according to the expo’s executive committee.上海夜网
Bilateral trade between China and Russia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to $61.13 billion between January and July, while FD
I inflows from Japan and the Republic of Korea to China jumped 69.7 percent and 12.6 pe上海夜网女神会所
rcent year-on-year during the period, respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.
said the incident is purely China’s domestic affairs since the man is not a British citizen but a Hong Kong resident.
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t on the random blockade and malicious obstruction of Chen Xiaoqian by a small num
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nducting an on-site interview at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters’ news conference.
The association condemned the Hong Kong reporters’ interference in Chen’s professional duties. 上海乌托邦
The “contraction” trend is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States’ foreign policy thanks to its “Am
erica first” approach. Once the major provider of global public goods, the US is becoming a penny-pinching country focu
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Yet despite the contraction of its diplomacy, the US has gone on th
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without any reason, goes against established trade practices and the World Trade Organization’s rules.
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ficials holding key decision-making positions in the US. The US leader’s phone call to Taiwan leader Tsai Ingwe
n and his statement to substantially improve “US-Taiwan relations”, together with the US’ other provocativ
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vel Act and Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 are all aimed at checking the Chinese mainland’s rise.
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estrain the mainland, Beijing should be fully prepared to deal with any eventuality.
China could play a key role in “re-globalization” 上海乌托邦
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also reflects the US elites’ ideological bias against China as well as their anxiety over China’s rise
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adjust prices so the general public can be assured drug prices are stabilizing.
上海夜网Some experts attributed the shortages to price hikes for active pharmace
ut i cal ingredients, saying that more must be done to boost their production.
Shi Lichen, founder of Beijing Dingchen Consultancy, which specializes in research on the pharmaceutical sector, sai上海夜网女神会所
d many active ingredient producers had been closed for various reasons in the last
few years, and many remaining players in the sector had raised prices due to their market dominance.
上海夜网”There must be more punitive measures from the authorities on price manipulation,” he said.
“Meanwhile, it is important for the authorities to encourage pha
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eutical ingredients, so that they can better withstand market risks from the supply end.”
The State Council meeting also emphasized the nee
d to expand imports of much-needed medicines to meet public demand.上海夜网
Medical institutions will face tighter drug use supervision so that basic medicines ha
ve priority in both procurement and utilization. The proportion of basic medicines t上海夜网
o total drug stock will be raised at State-run grassroots hospitals, the statement said.
上海夜网女神会所The Cabinet urged efforts to improve early warning systems for medicine shortages, implement a productio
n suspension reporting system, prompt medical institutions to set inventory warni
ng lines and build up reserves of medicines that might encounter severe shortages.上海夜网
It also called for greater government oversight over drug pricing to p
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onably will be identified publicly or disqualified from the government procurement network.
e Mechanism of Nature Reserve Areas with National Parks as a M
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In 2017, China devised a national park system aimed at protecting more of the country’s areas of outstanding natural bea
uty. The country’s first pilot national park in the Sanjiangyuan area of Qinghai is set to open in 2020.
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otect the authenticity and integrity of natural ecosystems, preserve biological diversity, pr
otect ecological buffer zones and leave behind precious natural assets for future generations.上海乌托邦
The system is an important measure taken by China to promote ecological prote
ction, build a beautiful country and pursue harmony between humans and nature, he said.
上海乌托邦女神会所Building China’s ecological civilization should draw on the successful experience of other countr
ies while meeting China’s national conditions, the president said, encouraging the participants of the foru
m to conduct in-depth discussions and brainstorm for a better future for world ecological civilization.上海乌托邦
About 450 representatives from central governmental departments, national park sy
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The United States should immediately revoke its planned sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan
上海乌托邦女神会所or accept the possible consequences, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after US President Donald T
rump was quoted in reports as saying he had given a green light to the $8 billion deal.
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Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Sh
uang said he was aware of the reports, and repeated China’s firm opposition to the planned sale.
上海乌托邦女神会所China has lodged solemn representations several times to the US over the sale, which gravely violat
es the one-China principle and the stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, Geng said.
In addition to the favorable policies, the city launched fast-track medical services for foreign experts through a WeChat account.
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ter, said she was supported by a medical service plan after a recent car accident.
She was grateful for the speedy help and told the foreign experts affairs authorities s
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In April, Tianjin ranked among the Ministry of Science and Te
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Northeastern province to ban release of some animals to safeguard ecosystem
A revised draft of Heilongjiang’s Wild Animals Protection Regulation, presented to the Standing Committee of t
上海楼凤he provincial People’s Congress recently, aims to strengthen protection of wildlife habitats and food chains.
It said those transporting and selling wildlife and related products should follow laws and provide relevant certificates.
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wild and the releasing of animals that may interfere with residents’ normal lives and harm the ecosystem.
The regulation would also ban the release of wild animal species that are not nat
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Organizers and participants in tourism, animal viewing, photography and video activities
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Those violating the rules could face fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,420).
Wildlife expert Zhang Wei, a professor at Northeast Forestry University, in Harbin, the provincial capital, said the current regulat
ion, in force since 1996, was unable to meet the practical demands of wildlife protection. The new version, fol上海楼凤女神会所
lowing the basic principles of the Law on Protection of Wildlife, was significant and necessary.
rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou
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Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci
上海千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o
nly in soybeans and wheat－last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.上海千花网
Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther
e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.
上海千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su
nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.
The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro
vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accor上海千花网
ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.
The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic
上海千花网女神会所e, the statement said without releasing further details of the contents of the parcel.
It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre
e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.上海千花网
In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma
上海千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.
Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com
pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.
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Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤
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New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所
ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.
By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing
has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤
ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.
The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo
上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.
The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.
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On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr
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rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.
Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i
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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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A British explorer is claiming to be the first person to walk the length of the Yangtze River in China after enduring fr
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Ash Dykes, from Old Colwyn in North Wales, finished the 6,437-kilometer jo
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ring with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Green Development Foundation, and Water to Go.
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tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited
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e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.