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. CHINA DAILTheir act constitutes a violation of the National Fla
g and National Emblem Ordinance in Hong Ko
ng, and a blatant affront to the n 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信ational dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”, the spokesperson said.It also hurt the feelings of the Chine
se people, including the people of Hong Kong,
the spokesperson added.Central authorities call it second s uch insult, urge restoration of order in HKA spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Maca
o Affairs Office of the State C亚愽娱乐官网网址419 ouncil made the remarks in response to an illegal assembly on Saturday in which some radical protesters removed the n
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r.The spokesperson of the Li aison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said it was the se
cond time the nation’s dignity was trampled by radical protesters who besieged the liaison office building and d亚愽娱乐官网网址419
efaced the national emblem on July 21.The central government lambasted radical protesters in Hong Kong on Su
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esidents participate in a rally at Victoria Park in the Special Administrative Region on Saturday to show their
support for the city’s police and wishes for a return to peace and orderSuch lawlessness must not be allowed and
亚愽娱乐官网网址419offenders must be brought to justice in accordance with the law, the spokesperson said, reiterating the central
government’s support for the SAR government and police to strictly enforce the law to punish lawbreakers and
restore order.Strong criticism poured in from various sectors of Hong Kong after a weeke亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
nd of violence rocked the city, paralyzing traffic and disrupting business in many areas.
Shanghai will host the 12th round of China-US trade talks; The 52nd ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeti
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419ng will be held in Thailand; Colombian presiden
t will pay a state visit to China; Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo will resign amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats.
These are the international events under the spotli
ght for the week starting July 29.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信 China and the US will hold the 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai from July 30 to 31, said
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a
news conference on Thursday. ?亚愽娱乐官网网址419The meetings scheduled for next week will be the first face-to-face discussions betw
een the two sides since their top leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan last month.
d ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its related m?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信 eetings will take place from July 29 to Aug 3 in Bangkok. The meetings will further ad
vance topics discussed by ASEAN leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit, which has just concluded.
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419The main topics at the AMM in Bangkok will continue to be driving and responding to new challenges, which are relat
ed to the launch of a satellite warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand, and the opening of the ASEAN Center of Military Medici
ne in Thailand, all capable of supporting countries outside the region coping with natural disasters.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, the ASEA
N-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea foreign ministers’ meeting, foreign ministers’ meeting of East Asia Summit and
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信the ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers’ meeting, all to be held in Bangkok from July 30 to August 3.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Represent
ative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at imp?亚愽娱乐官网网址419
roving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信Analysts said that holding the talks in Shanghai, the country’s financia
l hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is deter
mined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
Domestic celebrities can enhance the viewing experience when they make ch
aracters in overseas animations sound local, but
things can sometimes go wrong.亚愽娱乐官网网址419 At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared
from the door, three windows opened, with 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.
Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature
resembling the an imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood an亚愽娱乐官网网址419
imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the concei
ted rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
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g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
亚愽娱乐官网网址419a chord with local audiences through sharing personal stories about raising pets.
Meanwhile, latest data from the box-office tracker Maoyan showed that the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entert亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
ainment production has topped the presale box-office charts for animation features as of Friday.
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ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.
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on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
亚愽娱乐官网网址419Jiang Yong, a Beijing-based analyst, says that using Chinese celebrities for the Mand
arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
follow as guidance the strategic consensus reached by the
leaders of the two parties and the two coun
tries, firmly support each other on the socialist path, carry 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信forward the traditional friendship, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and effectively manage differences, so as to pu
rd their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation. Ngan paid a visit to China from Monday to Friday at the invitation of top Chinese legislator Li Zhanshu.亚愽娱乐官网网址419
d on Friday that, in order to safeguard its national interests, it will impose san 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信ctions on United States companies taking part in a $2.2 billion sale of military equipment to Taiwan.
The US arms sale infringes on China’s sovereig
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international relations, as well as the one-China principle and three China-US joint communiques.
亚愽娱乐官网网址419hina’s foreign trade remained stable growth in the first half of this year by expand
ing 3.9 percent year-on-year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said Friday.
Total foreign trade volume reached 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.14 trillion) in H1. Export expanded 6.1 percent while import rose 1.4 percent, GAC data showed.亚愽娱乐官网网址419
China saw its trade surplus widen by 41.6 percent year-on-year to 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信China imported more major commodities in the first half of this year.
The country’s imports of crude oil climbed 8.8 percent year-on-year to 245 million tons during the period.
A total of 46.92 million tons of natural gas were imported during the period, up 11.6 perc
ent from one year earlier. Imports of coal increased 5.8 percent year-on-year to 154 million tons.亚愽娱乐官网网址419
亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信However, iron ore imports during the Jan-June period declined 5.9 percent to 499 mil
lion tons. Soybean imports also went down 14.7 percent year-on-year to 38.27 million tons.
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
亚愽娱乐官网网址419been seriously affected by African swine fever
outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday. “We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
hog production and try to guarantee market supplies,” Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Af亚愽娱乐官网网址419 fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.亚愽娱乐官网网址419
s elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on Wednesday regarding intensifying prevention and control of African swine fever. Outbreaks of the fever have been effectively contained in China in recent month
s following strict controls and prevent 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信ion efforts taken since early August after the first domestic outbreak of the disease was reported. But the co
untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit亚愽娱乐官网网址419
oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
The ministry will work with related authorities to urge local governments to implement policies and m亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
亚愽娱乐官网网址419ose animals were slaughtered due to swine fever prevention and control measures, he said.
The authorities will encourage hog farmers to replenish stock and organize technicians to hel
p them solve problems in hog raising. Meanwhile, the ministry will guide local authorities to help hog fa亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
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The ministry will also support cross-regional transport of pork to replace transport of live pigs－which is still co
mmon practice in many places－to reduce the chance of the spread of disease, Yang said.亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.
g and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.The gove
亚愽娱乐官网网址419rnment will also launch a batch of public faciliti
es including an international conference cent er, sports center, neighborhood center, library and museum that meet international standards.Infrastructure pro亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
jects including eight railways, five expressw
ays and seven urban expressways are under construction and a ne 亚愽娱乐官网网址419w metro line is scheduled for operation in late September.An intercity light rail is also slated to be put into se
rvice next year. By then, travel time from the CSGKC to other cities in the Bay Area is expecte
d to be reduced to within an hour.In addition, a high-speed rail station and convenient traffic routes to the airport, railway stations and the port of G亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
uangzhou are planned.he construction of a smart i
ndustry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Kn owledge City (SSGKC) on Thursday. The knowledge city was elevated to a national-level project last m亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
onth.Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be completed in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart In
dustry Park will focus on the development of technology related to the internet of things, big data and cloud ec
亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信ology.It is designed to empower companies developing applications in the smart home, transport, office, healthcare and
city industries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.
Mutual support, pragmatic cooperation, China-EU ties high on bilateral agenda
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信China and Bulgaria should make joint efforts to
maintain the international system base ?亚愽娱乐官网网址419d on multilateralism and international law, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
e the remarks while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Radev is paying a state visit to China from Monday to Friday.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419
?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信The two presidents agreed to promote their co
untries’ relationship to a strategic partnership. Before their talks, Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Radev. The two countries should take the opportunity of upgrading their bilateral relations, join h
ands to deal with changes of international relations and inject new impetus
into China-Bulgaria cooperation, Xi said.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419 Noting that Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Chi
na, Xi said that the traditional friendship between the two countries has developed over the past 70 years.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
Xi called on the two countries to enhance mutual respect and trust, and strengthen commu
nication in such areas as government, legislative authorities and political parties.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419
The two countries should continue to firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concerns, Xi said.
Bulgaria is among the Central and East European countries that from a very early period hav
e signed intergovernmental cooperation documents with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi said.?亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信
China would like to enhance connection of development strategies with Bulgaria, promote infrast
ructure interconnectivity, increase trade and investment and strengthen people-to-people exchanges, Xi added.
He said that China attaches great imp
ortance to relations with Europe and firmly supports the integration process of Europe.
China hopes the new European Union authorities maintain stable and susta
inable policies toward China, Xi said, adding that Bulgaria is a good friend and partner of China in the EU.
t in changing 亚愽娱乐官网网址419品茶微信attitude toward Russia, and therefore Mos
cow will not compromise on its fundam
ental national interests in the face of sanctions. “There is no talk about a truce,” he said. “If we totally surrender and sp
it on ou
r fundamental national interests, will there be any fundamental changes? M aybe, there will be some external signals. But nothing will change dramatically.”
ded that Russia’s losses from economic sanctions were m ore than five times lower than those of the main countries that imposed them.
“According to expert data, as a result of these r
estrictions, Russia lost about 50 billion US dollars since 2014, while the European Unio n lost 240 billion dollars, the United States, 17 billion dollars, and Japan 27 billion dollars,” Putin said.
He said the losses were reflected in a reduction in the number of jo
bs in the countries that imposed sanctions as a result of losing the Russian market.