The Hong Kong Fed上海乌托邦of Journalists also iss

d a condemnation of the incident. It is unacceptable that such atrocious acts happened in

the airport, considered among the most popular with tourists internationally, the federation said.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong

Kong said what the protestors did to Fu was “lynching” and reckless. It has tainted Hong

上海乌托邦Kong’s reputation in the international community, the city’s largest political party said in a statement.

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what protestors did was lawless and in defiance of Hong K上海乌托邦

ong’s rule of law, morals and ethics. They bring shame to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The guide, who has been working in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, said to his know上海乌托邦

ledge that this is the first time the airport has shut down for something other than a natural disaster.

He said his income was affected because a large number of tours had been canceled in recent months.

上海乌托邦He said he was worried that the incident would harm Hong Kong’s image as a tourist d

estination, but that he believes Hong Kong remains a safe city and that the unrest is only temporary.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Li Lei, a 30-year-old traveler from Chengdu who was taking a transfer flight in Hong

Kong to the Maldives, said he slept at the airport last night as his flight was canceled.

“I was angry and worried,” he said. “But Hong Kong belongs to China. Chinese people shall not be afraid of standing on Chinese soil.”上海乌托邦

Vice-Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasur

y Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday evening at the request of the US, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

China strongly opposed US plans for an additional 10 percent tariff上海乌托邦品茶微信

on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods originally scheduled to start from Sept 1.

The two parties agreed to speak again via phone within two weeks, the ministry said.上海乌托邦

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Centr

al Committee and chief of the Chinese delegation in the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, and N

ing Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, were on the call.

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Official data showed that上海乌托邦foreign trade grew

 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of the year to 17.41 trillion yuan ($2.49 trillion).

上海乌托邦During the period, China’s trade with the US declined 8.1 percent year-on-year to 2.1 trillion yuan. The Euro

pean Union remained China’s largest trading partner between January and July, with trade volume

up 10.8 percent year-on-year to 2.72 trillion yuan, followed by ASEAN, up 11.3 percent to 2.35 trillion yuan.上海乌托邦女神会所

Convicts on death row soon will be able to meet not only with their close fami

上海乌托邦ly members but also with other relatives or friends, according to a new guideline rel

ased by the top court on Friday to better protect the rights and interests of those to be executed.

China’s Criminal Procedure Law has permitted death convicts to have contact with their close family members such as a spo上海乌托邦女神会所

use and children before execution, but starting Sept 1, when the guideline takes effect, thos

e about to be executed may also meet with other relatives or friends with a justifiable reason.

上海乌托邦Ni Jianjun, deputy head of the international economics department wi

th China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, said it is possible that Ch

ina can find other markets besides the US to purchase agricultural products, but it may take much time.上海乌托邦女神会所

Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the planned new tariffs o

n the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.

上海乌托邦Hua said even though the US planned tariffs targeting Chinese goods will reduce China’s e

xports, US importers also need to bear tariffs and seek new import suppliers from other countries, wh

ich is costly and troublesome. Ultimately, these effects will be reflected in the costs o上海乌托邦女神会所

f US companies’ operation and consumer consumption, creating cost-driven inflation, Hua said.

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ontaining desertificati上海乌托邦e Kubuqi desert offers

s China’s experience in environmental treatment as well as achievi

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international cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

China also stands ready to work with all sides to push forward the global environmental gover上海乌托邦

nance and protection, and contribute to making the world a place with a well-preserved ecology, Xi said.

A company prefers, of course, to be above reproach. But, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to get rid of the body, f

上海乌托邦品茶微信or it is being found with it wrapped in the carpet that brings remorse and the loss of trust from its customers.

Which is the position FedEx finds itself in now.

It has claimed that it misdirected three of Chinese telecommuni上海乌托邦品茶微信

cations giant Huawei’s packages to the United States in May due to what it called “operational error”.

上海乌托邦Yet investigation by the Chinese authorities has found these were not due to any

oversight but rather part of a deliberate pattern of behavior in which the US ex

press services company is also suspected of holding up more than 100 Huawei packages entering China, as well as other violations of the law.上海乌托邦

And with the investigation still on-going, it is expected that more wrongdoings are yet to be revealed.

上海乌托邦Responding to China’s investigation on Friday, FedEx blamed the mishandling of the packages on the “unclear” rules of the US Com

merce Department, claiming they bring “great complexity” to its operation. “That is why we sued” the department, it said.

As one of the first foreign express delivery companies coming to China nearly 40 year上海乌托邦品茶微信

s ago, FedEx is well aware of China’s postal law. But it has obviously underestimated the country’s dete

rmination to enforce it to the letter. Otherwise, it would have not given such a feeble excuse when it was discovered to have

上海乌托邦delivered the three Huawei packages to the US, not their intended destination, which for one of the top-no

tch companies in the industry handling 15 million packages a day is a rather telling slip.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Not to mention that the on-going probe has just unveiled that it provided “cus

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And he also points out上海乌托邦nal student mobility

 is not just about economic funding.The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students and lecturers – a mass flow of kn

owledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese students are among the top academic performers and contribute gre上海乌托邦品茶微信

atly to scholarly exchange and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

上海乌托邦Looking ahead to the future of China-UK partnership in higher education, he hopes that both sides c

an bring together a cross-section of education, science and industry experts together to share insi

ghts, provide thoughtful leadership and organize discussions with the purpose of researching and co上海乌托邦

mmunicating the impact and implications of the future on education, and to debate and take action.

“The key to success is about ensuring mutual benefit, shared objectives and working together to resolve global challenges,” he says.

上海乌托邦品茶微信tudents enrolled in the global engagement program launched

by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on June 26 will be engaged in tackling typical issues

faced by countries involved in China and the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the statement of the univer上海乌托邦

sity organizers, over 10 countries and regions will be involved in the program that includes 13 projects.

上海乌托邦The projects cover research and surveys on specific themes before com

ing up with solutions to problems related to the environment, medicine and civil engineering.

Ten of the projects will be carried out during the summer, while the remaining thre上海乌托邦品茶微信

e will be held in winter, from December to January next year. Each project will last between two and four weeks.

上海乌托邦More than 200 students are expected to join the program, according to the university.

“Every project is challenging as most of the students have never set foot in these areas,” says Cao Yongk

ang, director of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation at the university.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The program will definitely motivate them to realize their social responsi

bility in the new era and inspire them to solve the common problems of humankind.”上海乌托邦

Cao will lead one of the teams in investigations of villages in Zhejiang province’s Lishui city.

This project will involve setting up furniture and facilities that are

urgently needed by residents. The team will later visit villages in the Italian Alps to explore ne上海乌托邦品茶微信

w development models for locals, and compare the practices for these two countries.

“The project is designed for those majoring in architecture, city planning, sociology, and other上海乌托邦品茶微信

related subjects, and will equip them with a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization,” says Cao.

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The US’ policy to contain 上海乌托邦evident in the way

 it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor

ted the separatist “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” in China through political and financial hel 上海乌托邦品茶微信

p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an

 上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se

paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信

me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea

ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail

 上海乌托邦ed, not least because the United States administration mistook China’s conciliatory attitude for weakness.

Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.

US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier

 上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es

calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll

owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信

verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p

roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦

While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc

 上海乌托邦品茶微信es for China’s economy, their effects are likely to deepen over time. But China may succeed in per

suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦

on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr

easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt

s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and

thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim

the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex

pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the

recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl

ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.

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Mnuchin also said Trump 上海乌托邦品茶微信 him to designa

te Iranian Foreig上海乌托邦品茶微信n Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif “later this week.” The n

ew order allows Mnuchin to impose sanctions on officials appointed to their position by the Iran’s supreme leader.

Facing mounting US pressure, Zarif, in response to the new sanctions, tweeted th

at the hawkish senior US officials close to Trump “despise diplomacy, and thirst for war.”

“Nobody in a clear mind can accept to have a dialogue with somebody that is threaten

ing you with more sanctions,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi told reporters on Monday.

Ties between the United States and Iran have deteriorated after Washing

ton walked away from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 and rei

mposed energy and financial sanctions, which had been removed under the deal, on Iran.

Iran has suspended parts of its commitments subject to the nuclear deal and have threatened to go further.

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The hugely ambitious Shang上海乌托邦品茶微信ock Conne

ect has been one 上海乌托邦品茶微信of the most highly anticipated bilateral initiatives in recent yea

rs. It could prove to be a gamechanger in deepening UK-China financial cooperation and ex

anding access to China’s capital markets, ” said Catherine Mcguinness, City of London Corporation Policy Chair.

Innovation is key to London maintaining its position as a leading int

ernational financial hub and linking one of the world’s largest capital markets with one of t

he world’s most international financial centers is good news for the UK, China and the wider global economy, she said.

“It means global investors can now benefit from China’s growth through London, while UK-li

sted companies are able to access Chinese investors directly,” she added.

The Shanghai-London Stock Connect has been developed jointly by th

e Shanghai Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange Group, with the support of bot

h the Chinese and UK governments and in collaboration with regulatory authorities.

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Speaking of China’s rol上海乌托邦品茶微信o steadfastly purs

e a peaceful deve上海乌托邦品茶微信lopment path and share development opportunities with all part

ies, especially through Belt and Road cooperation and more conveniences in market access.

He also called for equal dialogue based on mutual respect and adhere

nce to multilateral trade rules in addressing economic and trade problems, stressing tha

t relevant sides should never readily resort to protectionism and unilateralism.

Xi arrived here Friday for the CICA summit and a state visit to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is the second leg of Xi’s two-country Central Asia trip, which also

took him to Kyrgyzstan for a state visit and the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summ

it.The Fifth CICA Summit takes place at the Kohi Navruz (Navruz Palace) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Jun

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ommerce ministry to protect Chinese companies’ interests

hina is drafting a list of foreign parties considered “unreliable enti

ties” that harm the interests of Chinese companies, said the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.

Detailed measures of the plan are to be disclosed at a later date.

The list will target companies, people and organizations that fail to abide by market rules, violate th

e spirit of contract, block Chinese companies for non-commercial reasons, and severely violate Chinese co

mpanies’ legitimate rights, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, in a media briefing on Friday.

“Due to the increasing uncertainties in the global economy, including

the rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, the multilateral trading system is facing s

evere challenges and regular international commercial activities have been disrupted,” Gao said.

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At 65 meters in diameter, the radio telescope Tianma-or

 heavenly horse-located in the suburban Songjiang district, is the largest omnibearing movable telescope in Asia an

d is ranked third in the world in comprehensive performance. It began providing celestial observations in 2012.

While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenome

na in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image, s

cientists in Shanghai said. Tianma is part of the East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EAVN.

Shen Zhiqiang, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ S

hanghai Astronomical Observatory and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) inter

national team that assembled the black hole image-more than 200 astronomers worldwide linked via a g

lobe-spanning array of eight ground-based radio telescopes-said that the equipme

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