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By building up its military defense, Tsai is playing a game of brinkmanship.
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Sean Kelly, resident director of the musical, in Beijing, who spent two decades
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A new musical marking the 70th anniversary of New China’s founding will premiere at the China National Theater for Children on July 6.
上海乌托邦Stars in the Flame tells the story of children who lost their parents during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).
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n’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, will also open the festival on July 6. The Chinese-Dan
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The festival is staged annually during the summer vacation under the theme, “art changes lives”.
From July 6 to Aug 11, 57 theatrical productions from 14 countries, including the United
States, Japan and Russia, will stage 191 performances at the China National Theater for Children.
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The girl, who hails from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her
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The World Trade Organization has said global trade growth increased by only 3 percent in 2018, and is
set to decline to 2.6 percent in 2019. Besides, the G20 leaders in Osaka said growth remains low an
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President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination
China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests
and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.
Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian
g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.
Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin
g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.
The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica
l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a
nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.
China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.
China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te
rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.
Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join
tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro
mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.
dependence of China’s growth on exports was only 18.24 percent, and the impact of exports on China’s economic growth is graduall
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• What is China’s position and attitude toward Sino-US economic and trade friction?
Since some people in the US provoked the Sino-US economic and trade friction, the two sides have increasingly taken divergent approaches to this issue. That is, s上海后花园
hould it be taken as a zero-sum game or based on mutual benefit, being addressed through confrontation or cooperation? Should the countries stay enc
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mate question of whether the world is governed by the old way of hegemonism, or a new approach by building a community with a shared future for m
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a has responded to the concerns raised by the US with great sincerity. China overcame various difficulties, proposed practical solutions, and conducted 11 rounds of high-level ec
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empting to sacrifice China’s rights to development and even damaging China’s sovereignty and dignity.
No matter how the situation develops, China runs its own affairs well. The fundamental way to deal with ec
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US markets rallied and closed in positive territory Monday on news that Chinese President Xi Ji
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“The devil is always in the details,” Usha Haley, professor of manageme
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Trump eased export sanctions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, boosting semiconductor stocks, including Micron Tech
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Goldman Sachs called Trump’s decision to ease export sanctions on Huawei a “potential unexpected market friendly outcome”。
Asked at the G20 meeting in Japan if he had removed Huawei from the Entity List that controls the export of technology th
at could compromise US national security, Trump said, “No, not at all” and “We are talking about that” before telling re
porters, “I don’t want to talk about it now, we are looking at it very carefully. Huawei is very much in play.”