March 2019 archive

Cooperation is the best choice for China and the US,” Ga

 said. “This is not only beneficial to the two countries and their peoples, but also conducive to the entire world.” The words came as the US Department of Commerce reported that the US trade deficit with China narrowed by 6.4 perce nt to $34.5 billion in January. US goods exports to China dropped 22.3 percent …

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Senior Colonel Zhou Bo, director of the Center for Secur

Cooperation at the ministry’s Office for International Military Cooperation, said that comp ared with other branches of the military, the PLA Navy plays a relatively larger role in protecting China’s overseas inter ests and maintaining security in key sea lanes such as the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia. “The PLA Navy is at …

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Finance Minister Liu Kun said at a forum on Sunday tha

t the government plans to accelerate local government bond issuance this year. “We are tryi ng to complete the issuance of the new bond quota of 3.08 trillion yuan by the end of September.” “We will urge local governments to inject funds into projects quickl y in order to stabilize investment and expand domestic demand,” …

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She would also become the fourth Conservative prime min

ister in a row to have fallen foul of divisions over Europe within her centuries-old party, following David Cameron, John Major and Margaret Thatcher. Most voters think the Brexit negotiation has been handled badly and there may now be a slight majority for staying in the EU, rec ent polls suggest. Many Conservative MPs say …

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Li, who inspired the boom after winning Asia’s first major

 title at the 2011 French Open, warned that increased funding and exposure for the sport does not guarantee Grand Slam champions will follow. “After the US Open (in August), players don’t need to travel overseas with tournam ents held at home one after another,” said Li, who is an ambassador for her hometown Wuhan Open …

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The European leaders said they are glad to see a greater

 development in China, and the EU welcomes China’s willingness to share its development opportunities. Chinese enterprises are welcome to invest in European countries, said the European leaders, adding that they will not adopt restrictive measures against specific com panies, and are willing to provide a fair, open and transparent business environment for all foreign enterprises. …

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According to the 2018 International Energy Agency re

port, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 1.7 percent to 33 gigatonnes last year, the highest level since 2013. Coal use in power generation alone surpassed 10 Gt, accounting for one-third of the total increase. The fact that most of the increase in coal use comes from coal power plants in developing Asia points …

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Meanwhile, 15.6 percent suffered cyber bullying and

percent encountered illegal or bad information, the report said. And 69.1 percent know how to protect their rights and interests through the internet and report infringements. According to the report, 91.9 percent learn relative legal knowledge through offline means, and 72.3 percent learn legal knowledge through the internet. The report suggests that the regulations on …

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In agreeing to the postponement, European leaders

 hoped Britain’s deadlocked politicians would find a solution to the crisis. But the EU isn’t counting on it. The European Comm ission said Monday it had completed planning for a no-deal Brexit, calling that outcome “increasingly likely.” The EU said its members would be able to cope with a no-deal departure, although more remained to …

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Opponents of Brexit feel the political tide may be turnin

 in their favor. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through London on Saturday calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the EU or remain. But with the deadline for a Brexit decision less than three weeks away, British poli ticians remain divided, and increasingly despairing about the country’s political gridlock. “Brexit is like …

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