urges joint effort上海419品茶微信rospects for Asia

Chinese Preside上海419品茶微信nt Xi Jinping on Saturday urged Asian countries and their partners to join hands in

opening up new prospects for Asian security and development under new circumstances.

Addressing the fifth summit of the Conference on Interactio

n and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Tajikistan, Xi called on CICA m

embers to uphold the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and explore a regio

nal security structure with Asian features to realize collective security for Asia.

Calling Asia one of the most dynamic and most promising regions in the world, Xi said Asian countries also face common chall

enges including insufficient political mutual trust, imbalanced economic development, and outstanding security and go

vernance issues, and thus there is a long way to go to realize long-lasting peace and shared prosperity.

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India to impose retalia上海419品茶微信roductsmedia

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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It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also

hroughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed as part of China’s

national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state

official and poet who lived during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) before the reu

nification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after opposing his king’s decision to ally wit

h the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, he

committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, th

rew rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so they would not eat the body of their po

et hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.

Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar is cel

brated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.

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The “good-looking economy” is highlighted throug

h the changes in snack food over the past few years. That is to say, consumers pay more atte

ntion to exterior design, with snacks packed in gift boxes showing a high-end trend.

Meanwhile, there is growing trend toward buying healthy snacks. Data showed th

at natural food, whole grain, sugar-free and additive-free have become “hot tags” for snack food.

The major consumer group for snack food is young people aged 20-30 seeking tasty and health

y food. Sales results from e-commerce platforms also support this conclusion. Last year, sales of lightly bake

d and additive-free nuts jumped nearly 190 percent. Dried fruits and vegetables also saw a surge in sales.

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All-women quartet gives Peking Opera a unique touch

For the first time in the history of Peking Opera, four women recently performed a

piece in the China National Peking Opera Company production, Stories of the Red Army.

The Peking Opera performance was one of the 51 productions showcased at the 12th China Art Festival in Shanghai.

Two performances took place at Shanghai’s Majestic Theater on May 27 and 28.

For the show, the CNPOC brought together three stories based on events during the Red Army’s epi

c Long March (1934-36), to create the modern Peking Opera, which premiered in Beijing on Aug 1, 2018.

“They are stories about the resilience and bravery of the Red Army during the Long March,” says Song Chen, head of the CNPOC.

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Technology teams from Shanghai universities start business

t businesses in Suzhou, Zhejiang province. Things like this happen a lot now,” Wang said.

“And plans to build data infrastructure, such as cloud computing and data centers, have been made in the integrated development of the region.”

The report also surveyed AI education in China, which has started at all levels. More than 30 univers

ities have opened schools on AI, and 75 established AI majors or interdisciplinary majors with AI.

China’s first high school textbook on AI was published by East China Normal University last

year, and 40 high schools nationwide have participated in a pilot program on teaching AI to their students.

The release of the report was part of the Pujiang Innovation Forum, a ma

jor annual event in Shanghai for exchanges on science and technology innovation betw

een China and the rest of the world. Nearly 150 guest speakers from 23 countries and regions wil

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China’s rural areas have become bright spots in the countr

ry’s e-commerce growth. Rural online retail sales reached 357 billion yuan (51.6 billion US dollars) in

the first three months of this year, up 19.5 percent year on year and faster than the national average growth.

As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home

and abroad, local authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October.

The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other parts of the country to boost

Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Tingfaen, deputy general manager of Xi

njiang Railway Tourism Development Group.The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern par

ts of Xinjiang, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts of the country.

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However, the temperature now is about 30 C, much hig

higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to

begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”

Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim

eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.

In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.

Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra

infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.

Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that

drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well

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President Xi inspects high-tech companyL MAG Rare-Earth

President Xi Jinping inspected a company that manufactures high-tech magnetic m

aterials as he kicked off an inspection trip to East China’s Jiangxi province on Monday.

Xi learned about the business operations of the JL MAG Rare-Earth Co Ltd, based in Ganzhou, which speciali

zes in rare earth permanent magnetic materials, as well as the development of the rare earth sector in the city.

Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, said on Tuesday that the US governm

ent’s 90-day extension “doesn’t mean much”, adding that the company was ready to deal with the ban.

Ren’s comments came after the US Commerce Department said on Monday that it gave Hu

awei a 90-day license to purchase US technologies to maintain existing networks and provide software upd

ates to existing Huawei handsets. That marks a delay of the ban on US technology exports to Huawei.

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Pilot project to eradicate urban waste gets underway in

China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area

s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.

The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr

ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.

The central government has made arrangements to offer support to

the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi

nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.

He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and

evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.

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