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Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen the r上海419

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To create a sound investment environment and attract more foreign investment, the Qianhai and Shekou Area is a

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The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech

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plication of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can sub

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Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busi

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tial sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, the US State Department

has not only further strained cross-Straits relations, it is also trying Beijing’s p上海419

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worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.

To send a clear message against secessionism to the Tsai administr

ation and give a strong warning to separatist forces on the island, the mainland has he

ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.

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oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.

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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.

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Putin added that Russia’s losses from economic sanctions were m

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n lost 240 billion dollars, the United States, 17 billion dollars, and Japan 27 billion dollars,” Putin said.

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bs in the countries that imposed sanctions as a result of losing the Russian market.

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ss and mail, and consider the different characteristics of the flow of infringing goods under diff

erent forms of trade, such as general, market procurement, and cross-border trade and e-commerce, the report said.

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s such as North America, Europe and Japan. It will focus on goods related to public health and safety, such as

consumer electronics, auto accessories, personal care products, clothing, bags and footwear.

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frica and the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. And it will bol

ster key monitoring on the illegal transshipment of infringing goods through Hong Kong and Macao.

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uties worth over 200 million US dollars on 29 products from the United States to co

unter the penal duties imposed on Indian aluminum and steel, local media reported Saturday.

The decision, to be officially notified on Sunday, came a few days ahead

of the scheduled visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to India to discuss def

ense and trade issues, the Hindu Business Line quoting an unnamed government official as saying.

In June last year, India announced retaliatory tariffs worth 230 million US dollars on 29 US goods. However, India h

as since been postponing implementation of the duties in a bid to address trade concerns.

The trade concerns including the proposed withdrawal of the Generalized System of Preferences by the United States o

n India taking effect on June 5, may have prompted New Delhi to finally put the duties in place, the report said.

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Chinese Preside上海419品茶微信nt Xi Jinping on Saturday urged Asian countries and their partners to join hands in

opening up new prospects for Asian security and development under new circumstances.

Addressing the fifth summit of the Conference on Interactio

n and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Tajikistan, Xi called on CICA m

embers to uphold the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and explore a regio

nal security structure with Asian features to realize collective security for Asia.

Calling Asia one of the most dynamic and most promising regions in the world, Xi said Asian countries also face common chall

enges including insufficient political mutual trust, imbalanced economic development, and outstanding security and go

vernance issues, and thus there is a long way to go to realize long-lasting peace and shared prosperity.

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During clashes that happened near the Legislative Coun

ncil Compl上海419品茶微信ex in Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, radical protesters refused to

leave the site after midnight despite police officers’ repeated calls to leave. The protesters later att

acked police officers and blocked the roads. At least three police officers and one journalist were hurt.

The unauthorized assembly ended around 6 am, after the law enforcement action.

Meeting the media hours later, Lam noted the government would not withdraw its proposal on amending the ex

tradition law, as it is an effective way to prevent Hong Kong from being a haven for fugitives.

But she also promised more work would be done to enhance the bill, which would go th

rough a second reading at the SAR’s Legislative Council on Wednesday as scheduled.

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The 14 new rooms, spanning over 1,100 square meters, wi

host 105 works by Venice and Florence artists, including Titian and Tintoretto. The pieces were st

ored in the museum’s warehouses, and about a third had not been exhibited to the public for several years.

“All these great masters are back on view here in the Uffizi in new spaciou

s halls where we can have many visitors to admire them,” says Uffizi’s director, Eike Schmidt.

“It is as if a second, new museum had opened inside the gallery,” he adds.

Titian’s Venus of Urbino hangs in a room with two other paintings and is

among the most celebrated canvas on display in the new section of the Florence art gallery.

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In the Antarctic, there are no artificial facilities to pre

event wild animals from being touched by tourists. In such conditions, education on wildlife protection before the tour will be needed,” he said.

“Also, we can further explain contributions travelers can make through a

nimal-friendly tourism during the trip, which will make the tour much more meaningful and unforgettable.”

Apart from travel agencies, online tourism information platforms are also contributing efforts to promote wildlife-frien

dly tours. Qyer.com-a Chinese website that enables travel enthusiasts to write notes and exchange experiences, has

recently added a new item of “not chasing tigers in the national parks” into their travel guidebook for India.

“Wildlife protection needs efforts from each one of us and we will keep updating such informa

tion, encouraging more travelers to join our efforts,” said Lin Yi, manager of Qyer’s offline business department.

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died and 24 were injured in a fire in Guilin, the Guangxi Zh

According to a news release from the local fire department, the battery of an electric bicycle parked beside a building for s

tudents ignited, starting the fire. The incident is still being investigated and some people have been detained.

This is not the first fatal fire caused by an electric bicycle. In December 2017, five people were killed and nine injured when an electric bike started a fire in Beijing, and

in July last year, one person was killed and another injured in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. In fact, type “electric bicy

cle” and “fire” into any online searching engine and you will get hundreds of pages recording them.

How could that happen?

The all-too fast expansion of the industry is to bla

me. There are already 300 million electric bicycles in China, roughly one for every four persons.

However, when it comes to charging the bikes, a big proble

m has emerged. As a growing number of people live in residential buildings without separa

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