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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

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澳门真人线上亚博担保网419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex

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Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad

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President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch

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vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.

Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert

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He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat

ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.

The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta

re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi

nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui

lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev

elopment ami澳门真人线上亚博担保网419d growing challenges and risks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerlan

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When Brenda Kazule returned to Zambia after completing her master’s degree at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and

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Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book —?Xi Jinping: The Governance of China?— is import

ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

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resident of China in March 2013, the country’s diplomacy has opened new prospects and achieved new progress.

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?with a family member of late Chinese leader Li Peng in Beijing, capital of China, July 29, 2019. Late Chinese leader Li Pe

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信ng was cremated in Beijing on Monday. Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Z

hao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and Jiang Zemin, among others, paid their final respects at the Babaoshan R

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419evolutionary Cemetery. Hu Jintao, who is not in Beijing, sent a wreath to express his condolences

The cremation of former premier Li Peng took place on Monday in Beijing.

At the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and oth?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

er members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

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shan and former president Jiang Zemin, stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of the former p

remier’s body on Monday morning. They also extended their condolences to Li’s family.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

Former president Hu Jintao, who was not in Beijing at the time, sent a wreath and his condolences.

Li, aged 91, passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22.

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Li was also a member of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee and the Standing Committee of

the Political Bureau of the 13th, 14th and 15th central committees of the CPC.A Chinese national flag flies at half-mast to m?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信

ourn for late Chinese leader Li Peng at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Jul

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nd provincial-level governments, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Admi?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

nistrative Region, seaports, airports and Chinese embassies and consulates were also flown at half-staff.

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信Li was extolled in an obituary issued by the central authorities as “an excellent Party member, a time-tested and loyal Communist

soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the State”.

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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.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信

The meeting took place at the Diaoyutai State Guesthou

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419se in Beijing. Earlier in the day, they had talks at the Great Hall of the People.

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.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信

It’s quite rare that the two sides signed so many documents with such substantial content and c

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419overing so many areas, Xi said, adding that it demonstrated the great significance of China-UAE relations.

Xi stressed that Chinese civilization, with a history of more than 5,000 years, has abs?澳门真人线上亚博担保网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

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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?澳门真人线上亚博担保网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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Noting that he completely agreed with Xi’s proposal?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信

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.

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Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen the r澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

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t environment, improving trade facilitation, promoting financial inn

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The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech

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Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busi

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n joint ventures or wholly foreign-funded human resource recruitment agencies wi

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President, Hanoi’s National Assembly chairwoman meet

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Assembly have maintained frequent contacts in recent years and achieved fruitful outcomes.

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tial sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, the US State Department

has not only further strained cross-Straits relations, it is also trying Beijing’s p澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

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worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.

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ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.

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Shanghai and provinces of the Yangtze River Delta region, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, will work together to strengt

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velopment and protection in the Yangtze River Delta held on April 19 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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tellectual property protection and cooperation mechanism and an intellectual property service system for th

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Shanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces also released their white

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The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Ser

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The pilot platform in Shanghai is an important department of the state intellectual property rights (IPR) op

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said Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.

The platform is located in Zhangjiang International Talent Hub in Pudong New Area. It will realize IPR trading services, fin

ancial innovation, overseas layout and rights protection, as well as key industry operations and basic services.

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

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?澳门真人线上亚博担保网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

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?澳门真人线上亚博担保网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

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

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

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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

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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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