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China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billio
n worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.In a brief statem上海419品茶微信
ent, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.It violates the con
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s of its own action, the ministry said.”Such unilateral and bullying acts of trade protectionism and extreme pres上海419品茶微信
sure run counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run counter to the principles of
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cing extra tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese imports, declared that China “should not” have put tariffs on a furth
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imports, clearly what he described as a “politically motivated” move has put his nose out of joint.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch
ina Central Committee, works at an afforestation program in Gulang county, Gansu上海419品茶微信
province. He learned about the latest developments in desertification control during the inspection tou
上海419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati
on’s drive for high-quality development during his inspection tour of Gansu province on Wednesday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited a new community on Wed上海419
nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc
erns, and he talked with the villagers about their livelihoods and the progress in poverty relief.
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vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.
Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert
in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.
When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419
ains, he was briefed by local government officials about the progress of ecological restoration in the area.
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He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat
ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.
The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta
re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi
nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M
acron during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 2上海419品茶微信
Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will
debate a no-confidence motion in government; the president of Romania will meet his US counterpart.上海419
These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting August 19.
上海419品茶微信Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on Aug 1
9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.
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lk about Ukraine and discuss prospects for work within the Normandy Four.
The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a
上海419品茶微信nd German senior representatives and aims to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus
s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信
e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.
Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.
French President Emmanuel Macron will play host to the heads of state and governme上海419
nt of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha
上海419品茶微信t will be addressed at the summit, including the fight against security threats and terro
rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.
Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
ving been detained and assaulted by protestors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour la上海419女神会所
te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
Fu met media after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu上海419
said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming away with just some bruising to his face.
Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
上海419Fu was sent to Hong Kong by the Global Times to cover the protests. The mass sit-in
at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he上海419
was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.
Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.
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also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
上海419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.
The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.上海419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.上海419
“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou
rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.上海419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
arrested as unlawful protests continue, violent acts spread over weekend in SAR
Violence has escalated to a point that smacks of terrorism in the Hong Kong Special 上海419
Administrative Region, China’s top authority on the city’s affairs warned on Monday.
上海419品茶微信In Beijing, Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Coun
cil, said radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers in the past few days and have com
mitted serious violent crimes. Such violence has begun to show the “first signs of terrorism”, Yang said. 上海419
Yang strongly condemned protesters who threw gasoline bombs at police officers on Sunday night.
上海419品茶微信A very small number of rioters hurled the bombs at police officers at police sta
tions in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night. A police off
icer was hit by one such bomb thrown by a protester in Tsim Sha Tsui, causing burns to his legs.
An initial diagnosis showed that the officer suffered second-degree bu 上海419品茶微信
rns on 10 percent of his left leg, and first-degree burns on 3 percent of his right leg.
“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” Yang said.
Such violent acts have brutally violated the rule of law and social order in Hong Kon 上海419
g, seriously threatened the lives of Hong Kong citizens and challenged Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, he added. Such
acts must be “resolutely cracked down upon” in accordance with the law, and the affairs of
上海419品茶微信fice firmly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong also issued a serious condemnation of violent lawbreakers.
The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s
trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bombs at police officers Sunday night.上海419品茶微信
Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa
st few days have committed serious violent crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”.
上海419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police
stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing burn injuries to a police officer.
“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” he said.上海419
In the past few days, Hong Kong’s radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers with ex
tremely dangerous tools, which brutally violate the rule of law and social order in Hong Kong, seriously threaten the liv上海419
es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.
He said such violent crimes should be “resolutely cracked down on” in accordance with the law, and the HKMAO fir上海419品茶微信
mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.
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the past two months and their contributions to restraining the riots are obvious to all and
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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca
re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.
President Xi Jinping has encouraged residents of a mountainous township in Fujian provi
上海419nce to continue their unrelenting efforts to consolidate poverty reduction outcomes and achieve rural vitalization.
Xi, who also is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co 上海419
mmission, made the remark in a letter replying to residents of the township of Xiadang, in the province’s Shouning county.
上海419In a letter to Xi, the villagers wrote they had shaken off poverty and e
xpressed their gratitude to the CPC Central Committee and the general secretary.
Xi’s letter, published on Tuesday, recalled the three arduous
journeys he made to the township, saying he still has vivid memories of the area. 上海419品茶微信
Xi worked in Fujian between 1985 and 2002. He made his first trip to the township to lea
rn about poverty alleviation and provide instructions on the work on July 19, 1989, when he was Par
ty secretary of Ningde. The township was once among the most remote and poorest areas in Ningde. 上海419
It took him a three-hour car ride and a two-hour walk in scorching sum
mer heat to reach the township, which had no paved roads at the time, according to
Xinhua News Agency. He made another two trips to township, later that year and in 1996. 上海419品茶微信
Xi expressed his delight after learning that the township had shaken off poverty, and he offered hearty congratulations to villagers.
After 30 years of unremitting efforts, Xiadang has shifted from being almost inaccessible to being easily reached and has 上海419
been transformed inside and out, with residents having an increasing sense of gains and happiness, Xi said.
It has been a vivid example of the truth of such sayings as, “A slow sp
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Xi said he hopes the villagers will forge ahead with a persistent spirit, enhance their confi
dence and make sustained and arduous efforts to consolidate the outcomes of poverty reduction.
He also encouraged them to explore a path of rural vitalization with the characteristics of eastern Fujian during the process. 上海419品茶微信
The letter to Xi was written by six Party members on behalf of all villagers in the township.
Xinhua contributed to this story.
President Xi Jinping meets with foreign leaders invited to multinational naval events ma
上海419品茶微信rking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Ap
Forces asked to prioritize work related to troops’ combat readiness, welfare
President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military to continue reforming its policy system, saying this is crucial to building a world-class force.上海419
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and
上海419品茶微信chairman of the Central Military Commission, said at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Co
mmittee on Tuesday in Beijing that reforms of the military policy system are intended to resolve institutional hin
drances to allow the armed forces to better fit into their new roles and fulfill their new missions.上海419
He said the military must make all-out efforts to push forward reforms of its policy syste
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Xi called for the military to integrate policy system reforms with other parts of the ong上海419品茶微信
oing military overhaul that have been ongoing for nearly four years. He also asked fo
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The military should use new ideas and try new methods in reforms
and should also enhance research and appraisal work to facilitate reforms, he said.上海419品茶微信
Xi said the Party and central government must spare no efforts in supporting reforms a
nd that the military must update the central departments about the reforms’ development.
上海419The president also extended greetings at the meeting, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Com
mission, to all members of the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force as well as militiam
en and reservists as the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the country’s armed forces falls on Thursday.上海419品茶微信
In another development, Xi promoted 10 senior officers of the armed forces to the rank of general or a
上海419品茶微信dmiral at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Central Military Commission’s headquarters in Beijing.
In addition, the president recently gave citations and honorary titles to several military units and service members.
lor degree programs and full-time junior college diploma p
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China has issued an action plan on the prevention and treatm
ent of pneumoconiosis, vowing to fulfill the plan’s targets by the end of 2020.上海419品茶微信
Pneumoconiosis, a class of lung diseases where inhalation of dust causes interstitial fibrosis, accounts for nearly 90 perce
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ion (NHC), adding that the action plan aims to reduce the number of new pneumoconiosis patients.上海419
The action plan pledges that by the end of 2020, authorities
must grasp the dust hazards situation of related employers and the employe
上海419品茶微信rs’ reporting of the health of occupational pneumoconiosis patients to supervisors.
Marked progress will be made in the rectification and control of dust hazards in industries including c
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The work-related injury insurance must cover more than 80 percent of employees working in these industries, it says.
上海419品茶微信The action plan also specifies major tasks, including enhancing treatment and relief for pneumoconios
is patients and beefing up supervision and inspection on employers with high risk of dust hazards.
The action plan was jointly formulated by 10 departments including the NHC, the National Healthc上海419品茶微信
are Security Administration and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for better a
上海419ssumption of responsibilities and zero complacency in deepening reform to break through block
ades of vested interests and institutional ailments hindering development.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cen
tral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, spoke while pre上海419品茶微信
siding over the ninth meeting of the Central Committee for Deepening Overall Reform.
Xi, head of the committee, said deepening reform is a major indicator that the P
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culties, strengthen weak areas and ensure policy implementation, according to a statement released after the meeting.
The meeting reviewed and passed a numb
上海419品茶微信er of guidelines and plans, including a plan to establish a national commit
tee on ethics in science and technology and a guideline to step up protection of intellectual property rights.
Establishment of the national committee on ethics of science and technology will promote
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ology, the statement said. The meeting highlighted the importance of more standardized governance, more detaile
d laws, regulations and review rules, and more standardized scientific research activities.上海419品茶微信
In stepping up intellectual property rights protection, the country will refine prote
ction in IPR review, authorization, law enforcement and arbitration procedures.上海419
The meeting also passed a guideline on accelerating the development o
f a comprehensive governance system for the internet. It called for gradual develo
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h positive energy, content management, social coordination, the rule of law and technological management.