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r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari

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d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to

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However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf

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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hou Normal University, echoes Cao’s views on the need for good voice-over work when he recall

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oice-over cast of more than 10 celebrities, including Jiang Wen, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimao.

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The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beijing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.

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David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some sci上海419论坛品茶微信

entific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.

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ing under the UK-China-BRI Countries Education Partnership Initiative. And they included Peking U

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Cooperation and Exchanges at the Ministry of Education, says that the initiative is the mi

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To Andrew Zerzan, director of education at the British Council, the funding

is an essential step in connecting the brightest minds across the world to improve the qua

lity and impact of educational collaborations between the United Kingdom and China, and strengthen their expe上海419论坛品茶微信

rtise in student mobility, joint degree programs and groundbreaking research.

“In the current economic climate, investment in education is a k

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ar with Iran. It hopes that its sanctions and maximum pressure will finally make Iran give in.

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which Iran already seems to have taken, and engage in talks, talks in which the US should not ask for too much.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday the detention of a Canadian citizen accu上海419论坛品茶微信

sed of involvement in a drug-related case in Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong province.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news conference that a drug-related case in上海419论坛

volving foreign students is under investigation and one of the people involved in the case is a Canadian citizen.

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gsu province, where a police crackdown resulted in the arrest of 19 people, including 16 foreigners.

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ons to relevant embassies in a timely manner and will arrange consular visits.

China will safeguard the legitimate rights of the parties concerned in accordance with law, Geng added.

The new case came as tensions continue in Sino-Canadian上海419论坛品茶微信

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

er, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition.

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ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.

Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c

上海419论坛ontributed a great deal to China’s efforts to build its own space station as it accommodated astronauts’ sta

y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.

China plans to start putting together its first manned space station around 2020. It is expected to be fully operational aro上海419论坛女神会所

und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.

In 2024, it would become the world’s only space station if t上海419论坛

he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.

The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts-a core module attached to two s

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The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo

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Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C

hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio

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ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.

The scientific communities should also enhance mutual exchanges and integration of standards to jointly tackle glob上海419论坛

al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.

In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol

上海419论坛女神会所ogy due to strong government planning and support, bigger investments, greater efforts from tech en

terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.

China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l

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ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye

ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad

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rm will promote the construction of the Shanghai international intellectual property operation alliance, which deepen

s the building of international cooperation networks and membership mechanisms and promotes the conce上海419论坛女神会所

ntration of high-quality intellectual property education, information, arbitration, mediation, education, oper

上海419论坛ation and other resources in Shanghai. It will also propel the foundation of a service network connecting universities, research ins

titutes, enterprises, technology transfer institutions and related financial investment institutions. There have been mor上海419论坛

e than 60 international organizations willing to join the Shanghai international intellectual property alliance.Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai In

上海419论坛女神会所tellectual Property Administration, introduces the pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of SIPOP and

the Zhong Zhi Lu website at the municipal government press conference on ARui Wenbiao, director of the Sh

anghai Intellectual Property Administration, introduces the pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international oper上海419论坛

ation of SIPOP and the Zhong Zhi Lu website at the municipal government press conference on A

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lectual property services and set up a Yangtze River Delta intellectual property co

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Shanghai deputies to the National People’s Congress and members of the Shanghai CPPCC (Committee of the Chin

上海419论坛女神会所ese People’s Political Consultative Conference) attended the symposium. The Shanghai intellectual property a

dministration reported on progress in handling the proposals raised in the two sessions.

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means exploring a new road for international IPR operations in China. “It is convenient to pu上海419论坛女神会所

blish and purchase intellectual property projects through the website,” said Rui. He hoped that the website will intro

duce some excellent foreign intellectual property rights to China, and serve enterprises in Shanghai and China.

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funk rock band, has captivated the audience with their

This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the sho

上海419论坛w. “Witnessing the evolution of Chinese rock music is a fascinating experience. We are proud that we are part of it as The Face.”

Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwriter Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers’ Stadium. At the packed venue, the then 25-year上海419论坛

-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My Name, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.

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“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Instead, we were hungry for roc

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In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing toget

her He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from

the mainland to perform in Hong Kong. It stunned Hong 上海419论坛Kong audiences and created the momentum for a wave of rock music to wash across the country.

“Looking back, those legendary musicians and their works are still inspiring for the young

bands,” Ou says. “They shaped the golden era of China’s rock music. The band members are different people and enjoy different m

usic styles. They come together and contribute t上海419论坛品茶微信o the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”

Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui

founded in 1997 in Beijing as a way to distribute both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie band

s emerged in the country while developing the上海419论坛品茶微信ir own unique styles. The punk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band

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he process of add上海419论坛品茶微信ressing the peninsula issue, Kim said, adding that the DPRK would like to enhance

communication and coordination with China to promote a political resolution of the peninsula issue.

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ving forwar上海419论坛d and create a better future for the two parties and the two countries.

Xi pointed out that he had held four meetings with Kim since last year, during which the two lead

ers wrote new chapters in China-DPRK relations and forged a deep friendship.

Xi expressed gratitude for the grand and warm welcoming ceremony hosted by Kim, saying that he could feel the deep feelings

between the two countries everywhere, from his landing at the airport until his arrival at where he will stay.

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Hailing the progress made上海419论女神会所坛ntries in bui

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mbers to hold on to their goals, jointly seize opportunities and address challenges, and make concerted efforts in opening up ne

w prospects for Asian security and development under the new circumstances.

Building a prosperous Asia is a shared aspiration of Asian countries, a

nd development is the key to all problems, Xi said, adding that CICA members shoul

d work together to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and ink regional integration doc

uments such as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at an early date.

Building an open and inclusive Asia is a common pursuit of Asian countries, said Xi. He urged CICA members to well imple

ment the consensus reached at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in May in Beijing, and devel

op a vision of civilizations based on equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness.

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st confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda has also succumbed to the deadly disease whi

le undergoing treatment in Uganda, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The news has sent shock waves through the region because the virus ha

s jumped from the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where health or

anizations have been battling to contain an epidemic for the past 10 months.

A three-year old boy, a relative to the two deceased, is still alive and

undergoing treatment at Bwera Hospital Ebola treatm

ent unit in western Uganda. The Health Ministry said in a statement that the th

ree were in a group that crossed over to Uganda through the western border post at Bwera.

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Lam said the SAR government would make human rig

ghts safegu上海419论坛女神会所ards of the bill legally binding and would regularly report to the legislature implementation of the bill after it is passed.

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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