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The Hot and Spicy Festival, an annual two-day gourmet event hosted by the Beijin

ger, will offer delicious spicy foods from around the world in Beijing from April 20-21.上海会所

The event at Galaxy Soho in downtown will have a series of enterta

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Visitors will find spicy food from China, Mexico, the

US, the Philippines, Peru, Morocco, India, etc., offered by more than 40 vendors.

It’s the time of year when diverse cultures from around the world meet in Beijing.上海会所

From East to West, pop to traditional, opera to dance, drama to exhibitions, and music to go

urmet, the 2019 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will have more than 50 cultural activities on offer.上海会所品茶微信

This year’s festival will gather nearly 600 artists from 25 counties and regions, from Apr

il 25 to May 25. They will grace major theaters and art centers in the capital, such as the National Center for the Pe

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The Guan Hanqing Grand Theater recently opened on the bank of the East Lake in Baoding, Hebei province. With an aerial view

that resembles a conch shell, the theater is now bringing harmonious melodies to the local residents.上海会所

For its opening performance on March 16, the theater staged The Red Lantern (Ho

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The Red Lantern is among one of the eight representative yangbanxi, a series of revolution-themed

上海会所modern Peking Opera and ballet works produced during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76).

Using the performance techniques of traditional Peking Opera, it tells the

story of how the Communist Party members risked their lives to transfer coded me

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According to Jiang Qihu, an actor from the National Peking Opera Company, The Red La

ntern was so well-known in the 1960s that almost everybody could sing a few lines from it.

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The United States seems intent on playing the dangerous “Taiwan card” again by allowing Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in the US on her way to “v

上海会所isit” some Caribbean countries this month. The US has already made a series of moves, especially the passing of the Ta

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As part of its Indo-Pacific strategy, the US has been trying to woo Japan, Australia and India to form a “

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上海会所品茶微信ies, and considering its huge economic exchanges with China, India is reluctant to side with the US in order to avoid of

fending any party and ending up as a victim of the conflict between the world’s two largest economies.

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“Taiwan card” to bolster its Indo-Pacific strategy and strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

By following their foreign masters’ guideline, the island’s politicia上海会所

ns such as Tsai create enough space for the US to play the “Taiwan card”. In fact, thanks to th

e covert support of some Taiwan politicians, the US has intensified its strategic activities-for instance, na上海会所品茶微信

vigating its warships through the Straits five times in the past five months, a frequency too high even by US “s

tandards”-in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides, the US has continued selling arms to the island.

By passing acts and resolutions indicating that the US’ relations with the island’s administration are strong not on

ly in political but also military fields, Washington is trying Beijing’s patience on the Taiwan question.

Worse, the US Congress has attempted to use Taiwan as a means to win brown

ie points in its conflict with the mainland by passing a number of acts related to the isl

and including the Taiwan Assurance Act, Taiwan Travel Act and the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018.

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cotics Control Co上海会所品茶微信mmission coordinated a special operation in 14 provinces and regions, includin

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During the three-month operation, police uncovered 5,669 drug-rel

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Liu said China has signed a four-year action plan agreement, running from 2019 through 2022, with Laos, Myanmar, Th

ailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to conduct joint operations to eradicate the drug trade in border areas.上海会所品茶微信

Under the plan, police from the six countries will focus on collecting evid

ence, launching joint investigations and conducting unified operations to root out cross-border drug-trafficking rings.上海会所

The rural rejuvenation strategy, released last year, aims to reduce

the gap between rural and urban areas and modernize China’s agriculture and rural areas by 2035.

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es, said with rapid urbanization many rural areas in China are facing increased risks of en

vironmental pollution, which should be addressed while carrying out the rural rejuvenation strategy.

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cient governance in rural areas – in ensuring environmental protection while developing industries, he said.

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ed to improve residents’ awareness and participation in environmental protection in rural areas,” he said.

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It will also explore new ways to face the challenges po

osed by new economic scenarios.The summit is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the St

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An Asia-Europe seminar on SME Financing will kick off on Oct 11Focusing on fundin

g SMEs, it aims to bring light to the strains caused by the difficulties of raising capital.上海会所

Organizers will invite 300 government officials, experts and financi

al institution insiders from 53 members of the Asia Europe Meeting to the seminar.

They will bring up their successful cases, to clarify the new service models for financing SMEs.

They will look at broader ways to attract investment and the need to improve the financing environment.

The Guangzhou Initiative, a framework to support the financing development of SMEs in Asia and Europe, will be delivered at the event.

上海会所”This seminar is a solid response to Premier Li Keqiang’s address at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting in Mongolia,” said He Zuoxi

an, deputy director-general of the SME Bureau of Guangdong at a media briefing before the event.上海会所上海品茶

“It will make a positive contribution to strengthening economic ties and the financing cooperation system among Asian and European countries.”

‘Globally important’ fair shaping future course of SMEs at home and abroad

The Information Application Promotion for SMEs and the Information Forum will teach the companies how to embrace big data and the internet.上海会所上海品茶

Business insiders and researchers will expound their views on the advantages of cloud computing, big data, the mobile internet and other information technology, and popularizing their application in the manufacturing sector.

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g committee will also arrange a series of matchmaking events for Chinese and overseas SMEs.

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The Office of the US上海会所品茶微信tative proposed a

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t of Commerce announced on Monday it added five Chinese supercomputer companies to its Entity Li

st, following its tightening of restrictions on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Zhou said the US is carrying out the moves in accordance with th

e country’s legal process determined before the two sides agreed upon resuming talks.

“These measures (that the US side is pushing forward with) will send negative signals to the market to so

me extent. Hopefully, the US side can call them off through consultations with the Chinese government,” Zhou said.

The tariff list proposed by the US Trade Representative includes a wide range of daily necessities, such as pet products, textiles and plastics.

Paul Hunt, senior vice-president of PetSmart, said pet owners will face higher prices due to the tariffs.

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The fates of other lead c上海会所品茶微信nly center-left

t S&D’s lead ca上海会所品茶微信ndidate Frans Timmermans, current first deputy president of the European Commission, and Margrethe Vestager, current Europea

n Commissioner for Competition and a lead candidate of Renew Europe, have become less certain.

Vivian Linssen, founding executive director of the International Multidisciplinar

y Neuroscience Research Center, said even if the leaders will be chosen through the system of Spit

zenkandidaten, they have to address the public suspicion and distrust regarding institutions, politicians and bureaucrats.

“The top priority should be to recover lost trust, because without trust, any policy shall fail,” said Lisse

n, who announced his race as an independent candidate for the presidency of the next European Commission.

Besides a deadlock on EU leadership matters, the summit failed to broker an agreement that would see member states cut carbon emissions dramatically by 205

0. Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic refused to sign the text for the net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

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ndividual users can search information about their

 education and traffic violation record, among others, while enterp

rises can apply for certain licenses and certificates online via the mini-program.

The mini-program is also connected with local government online ser

vice platforms in several provinces including Guangdong and Zhejiang, while more l

cal e-government services will be connected in the future, the statement said.

E-government services via apps and mini-programs are increasingly popular in China am

id national and local efforts to cut administrative red tape to benefit residents and businesses alike.

A total of 30 provincial-level regions have established integrated e-government plat

forms that incorporate the services of provincial, city and county governments, according to a report released in May.

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Growing economic dynamism will also serve as an im

portant stabilizing factor, he said. China’s research and devel

opment spending ranks second in the world, acc

ounting for around 2.18 percent of its GDP, while emerging strategic industries, th

e sharing economy and other new growth engines are also seeing continuous expansion.

The strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the solid material and technological foundation built through dec

ades of rapid development in the era of reform and opening-up will also help shore up economic growth, he said.

He added that China also has enormous resilience, potential and flexi

bility in development, deep experience in ma

croeconomic regulation and ample space for policy adjustments.

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Candice Chen, a graduate studying in Beijing, travel

led with a few of her friends to Japan in January. Despite living in Beijing, she bought return flight ticke

ts that departed from the nearby city Tianjin to Japan, and the return tickets cost less than 1,500 yuan in total.

“It’s a great deal as I can save more money for shopping in Japan. It’s convenient to take a high-speed train fr

om Beijing to Tianjin, which only took half an hour, and then I caught a taxi to go to Tianjin airport,” she said.

Last year, the per capita spending of college students on flights edged up 2.6 percent year-on-year, the study said witho

ut disclosing specific numbers, and indicated their high sensitivity on flight ticket prices. Despite that they try to save m

ore money in buying flight tickets, college students prefer to stay at better hotels.

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to the 2019 Global Cities Report released by internationa

ased by international consultancy firm AT Kearney.

The report features the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook, revealing the world’s top-performing cities and those with the most potential.

The average Index scores of the original Chinese cities have grown three times faster than that of Nort

h American cities, and in the Outlook, the Chinese cities improved 3.4 times faster than European cities.

Beijing ranked ninth in the global cities index while Shanghai took the 19th spot. East China‘s Suzhou made it into the top 100 for the first time.

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 44,900 automobiles in China due to a tyre problem, according to China’s market regulator.

The recall, starting from Oct 25, was filed by Mercedes-Benz (China) Automotive Sales Co. and

Beijing Benz Automotive Co. It involves its imported and parts of domestically-produced cars manu

factured between April 20, 2016 and May 4, 2019, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

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