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acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m

ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo

ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.

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relations, sparked last year by the detention of Huawei’s chief financial offic

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May our old folk tunes and our new songs that blend the harmonies of East and West be another bond between free peopl

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andy landings and a glass negative plate which depicts a Chinese gold miner in San Francisco.

The donation was made by Zhao Sihong a Chinese collector living in San Francisco who, together with her team, has been co

llecting objects marking the history of overseas Chinese communities for the past 13 years.

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Women comprised 27.2 percent of Party members and people from minority groups 7.3 percent, data from the report showed.

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ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will then officiate at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return.

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the African Union’s Agenda 2063, as well as the development strategies of African countries. In that wa

y, they can jointly build a China-Africa community with a shared future and together implement the eight major initi

atives of China-Africa cooperation that chart a new blueprint for China-Africa relations on a higher level.

“I am glad to see that China and Africa have worked together to positively push fo

rward the implementation of the FOCAC Beijing Summit’s achievements, which hav

e already resulted in many early achievements and brought benefits to the Chinese and African peoples,” Xi said.

The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a centur

y, and the overall rise of developing countries has strong momentum, Xi said.

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“I have no doubts that it will be in focus of the president’s all contacts that are now being pla

nned and arranged,” he said in an interview with the Moscow Kremlin Putin program on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.

However, he refused to say whether Putin would meet with Trump in Osaka. “Let us wait and see,” he said, Russia’s Tass News Agency reported.

The members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday urged parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint in the Gulf region.

“The Council members urge concerned parties and all countries in the region to exercise m

aximum restraint and take measures and actions to reduce escalation and end tension,” said Kuwaiti UN a

mbassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, who was authorized by the council members to read a statement to reporters.

“The Council members condemn the attacks on the oil tankers, which represen

ts a serious threat to maritime navigation and energy supply, contravening international rules

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Other heavyweights also expressed their strong disapproval of some protesters’ conduct.

Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung condemned the violence. He said the g

overnment would continue to attentively and humbly listen to public opinion on the amendments.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo Wai-chung strongly condemned the conduct of demonstrators and underlined the police

will follow up on cases and identify the law-breakers who disguised themselves by wearing masks.

In a statement responding to the incident issued on Monday morni

ng, the non-official members of the Executive Council, an organ for assisting the chief execu

tive in policymaking, expressed regret over the violent acts of a small minority of protesters.

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the possibility that the US may ban all high-tech product exports to China in the future,” Li said.

“The new move will be a major step to strengthen controls over technological exports. It is necessary for China to set up export control

s and management systems for certain products, especially for those advanced technological produc

ts in which we’ve gained a global edge. China needs to tighten regulations and prevent those exported products fro

m being used to suppress and damage China’s development as well as its national security,” Li added.

Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the academy, said, “Compared with ad

vanced countries, we still lag behind in management of technology concerning national security.”

“I would suggest China takes key measures to safeguard national security in terms of

both imports and exports,” Mei said. “First, we need to ensure that the imported te

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To fulfill his dream of studying in university, Liang co

ntinued to take the gaokao test from 1987 to 1991 every year, but every time he faile

d. In 2001, China canceled the age limit on gaokao test-takers, and Liang took the test in 2002.

When his business on construction materials reached a level of s

elf-sufficiency in 2010, he returned and continued to take the test every year since.

Liang scored a 453 in 2016 and a 469 in 2018 — good enough marks to be enrolled by a university — but he gave up the opportunity.

Liang said he felt great pressure from outside as some people questioned his beha

vior, but added he dreamed of being enrolled at a university with a good study environment, not just to get a diploma.

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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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