letter receives high praise from primary school students in

Students from a Macao primary school hailed President Xi Jinping’s reply letter

delivered to them before International Chil

dren’s Day, and they pledged to live up to

Xi’s expectations by passing on the traditions of loving Macao and the country.

In the library of the Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle

School in Macao, students clapped after hearing Xi’s letter.

Hou Kong Middle School, established in

1932, was the first to raise a national flag in Macao on Oct 1, 1949.

“I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the stude

nts who wrote the initial letter to Xi. “I will study hard to be able to better serve the country.”

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The Guangdong government will optimize the autom

obile consumption environment. Automobile plate lotteries and bidding indicators in Guan

gzhou and Shenzhen will be broadened, and no other cities in Guangdong province may introd

uce automobile purchase restriction regulations. The government will strengthen the supervision of automobile sales, the maintenance and acc

essories industry, and establish a public notice system for automobile sales. Meanwhile, the used car consumer mar

ket will be improved and procedures for used car transactions will be simplified.

The Implementation Plan clearly states its aim to stabilize housing co

nsumption. The province will expand the supply of rental housing and the coverage of perma

nent residents in public rental housing, and housing provident fund systems.

The province will promote the upgrading of rural consumption in building rural tourism brands and improving infrastru

cture such as rural networks, communications, h

ydropower, logistics and highways. It will also vigorously encourage new modes of cons

umption, including accelerating the development of new information consumer products such as 5G-base

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Move shows Beijing’s resolve to safeguard its interests

China said late on Monday that it will increase tariffs on the bulk o

$60 billion of US imports to three categories of rates between 10 percent and 25 percent.

For the rest of the US imports, the duty rate remains at 5 percent, acc

ording to a statement released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

The tariffs will hit around 5,000 products such as food, chem

icals and auto parts, and are due to take effect on June 1, the commission said.

In a separate statement on Monday, the commission said i

t will be open to tariff exemption applications for part of qualified US imports.

This is China’s latest response to the additional US tariffs on $200

billion of Chinese goods, which were implemented on Friday morning.

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