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

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President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Japan for the G20 Summit will reinforce international consensus on upholding multila

teralism and an open economy amid rising protectionism that looms large over the global economy, observers said.

They said Xi’s upcoming meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the

sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bilateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

Xi will be in Japan from Thursday to Saturday to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka at the in

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General Secreta上海419品茶微信ry of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping depar

ted Friday for home after concluding a two-day state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

China would like to offer as much help as possible to the Democratic People’s Republic of K

orea to address its legitimate security and development concerns, President Xi said on Thursday.

Xi made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea

and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, during his two-day state visit to the country.

Xi received a grand and warm welcome, with more than 250,000 DPRK people turning out to greet him.

The visit, Xi’s first as general secretary and head of state, and also the first of its kind

in 14 years, comes as the two neighboring countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

China would like to enhance coordination and cooperation with

all relevant parties including the DPRK to play a positive and constructive role in pr

omoting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the peace of the region, Xi said.

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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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President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan f

rom June 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Sunday.

From June 12 to 14, Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend th

e 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Or

ganization (SCO) to be held in the capital city of Bishkek, Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

From June 14 to 16, Xi will attend the fifth summit of the Conference

on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, t

he capital city of Tajikistan, and pay a state visit to the country, Lu added.

Xi is paying the visits at the invitation of Kyrgyz President Soo

ronbay Jeenbekov and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, according to Lu.

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China’s GDP reached 21.34 trillion yuan in the first three

months of 2019, up 6.4 percent year-on-year, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

Xinjiang is the last province to release its local GDP figures. During the

first quarter, Xinjiang’s GDP reached 217.77 billion yuan, up 5.3 percent year-on-year.

In terms of GDP growth rate, a total of 17 regions saw their GDP numbers exceed the “nation

al line” of 6.4 percent. Among them five came from the eastern region and six each from central and western areas.

All the top three came from China’s western area. Yunnan province posted the fastest

growth rate of 9.7 percent year-on-year, followed by Guizhou (9.2 percent) and Tibet (9.1 percent).

The bottom three are Jilin province, Tianjin municipality and Heilongjiang pro

vince, Jilin province, with a growth rate of 2.4 percent, was the weakest performer.

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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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The monkeys implanted with human genes developed bett

better short-term memory and faster reaction times compared with the control group, acco

rding findings published March 27 in the China-based journal National Science Review.

The study also found that transgenic monkeys’ brains took longer to develop, in a similar fashion to humans.

The experiment has divided the scientific community however, with a number of Western scientists criticizing it as uneth

ical, while some went as far to suggest, perhaps ironically, that it could lead to a Planet of the Apes-type scenario.

The Kunming Institute of Zoology told China Daily in a statement that the experiment was ethically approved in 2010.

In 2015 the animal rights committee of Kunming Biomed International, a research organiza

tion specializing in nonhuman primates, also declared the animals were being treated humanely in every

step of the experiment, in accordance with domestic and international regulations, the statement said.

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Indeed, Premier Li Keqiang, who led China’s negotiati

tions at the Brussels summit, has pledged to intensify discussions on the rules concerning in

dustrial subsidies, a priority for the WTO reform for the EU. This is being seen as a breakthrough by the EU side.

In fact, almost all countries provide subsidies for domestic companies in certain sectors, and i

n most cases, China has given subsidies to Chinese companies in strict accordance with WTO rules as its ultim

ate goal is to achieve complete marketization. Yet intensifying discussions on industrial subsidies and other

sensitive issues, including intellectual property rights protection, is a step that must be taken to not only addre

ss WTO members’ concerns, but also invigorate the organization and the global trading system.

China, US should jointly promote WTO reform

Chen Fengying, a senior researcher in world economy at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

The Office of the United States Trade Representative seems to have made dr

iving the WTO reform its priority so that Washington can claim the discourse rights in global t

rade mechanisms and lead the process for making new trade rules and establishing a new global trading system.

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As one of the most recognized movie events in Chin

ina, the festival-which will be held through April 20-recently announced 15 nominated fil

ms, including The Composer, which will contend for the festival’s top honor, the Tiantan Award.

Inspired by a speech made by President Xi Jinping during his v

isit to Kazakhstan in 2013, the film looks back at the life of Xian, a music

ian who was once a household name and best known for his epic work, Yellow River Cantata.

When the Great Patriotic War (the Soviet Union’s defensive war again

st the invasion of Nazi Germany) broke out in 1941, Xian-who was assigned by the Commu

nist Party of China to work in Moscow-found himself stranded in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.

With the help of Kazakh musician Bakhytzhan Baikadamov and his family, Xian spent his final years living out the war in K

azakhstan, where he concentrated on writing music. In early 1945, the musician who was suffering fro

m multiple diseases was sent back to Moscow, where he died in a local hospital on Oct 30 the same year.

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