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Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa

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the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s

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lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.

“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦

uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.

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rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.

Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦

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he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who

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The Tibetan Tubo regim上海乌托邦ate contemporary

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ttoes and the Chicago-based Pritzker Art Collaborative, the exhibition opened last week and will run until Oct 22.上海乌托邦

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During its peak, the Tubo regime also controlled the oases in the Taklamakan Desert, l

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Consequently, the exhibition presents a much bigger picture thr

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The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid

er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine-all made of gold-all de

monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.

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“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ

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Shen Jiliang, an official with the Ministry of Education in charge of textb

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The 4,000-year-old Shimao Site, city ruins found in Shenmu, Sha

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“History education concerns our nurturing of national pride and cultural confidence,” he said.

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ers to learn more about their country’s past. Today, we present to you the Liangzhu Jade Cong King.

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The United Stat上海乌托邦女神会所es on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kh

amenei and other senior officials, a move further worsening the already strained Washington-Tehran ties.

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday at the White House, which he said is “imposin

g hard-hitting sanctions on the supreme leader of Iran and the office of the supreme leader of Iran and many others.”

Trump accused Khamenei of being ultimately “responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime.”

The newly added sanctions will deny Iranian leadership’s access to financial resources, blocking the

m from using the US financial system or accessing any assets in the United States, according to the White House.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed in a following press conference on

Monday that the new order will freeze billions of additional dollars in Iranian assets.

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n between two E上海乌托邦女神会所urofighters, with fatal consequences,” she said.

The third pilot saw two parachutes descending to the ground, indicating pilot ejection mecha

nisms were triggered after the crash in Germany’s Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state, the defense minister reported.

“One pilot was recovered alive, but the second pilot was dead

when he was found,” said von der Leyen. “We share in the grief of the relatives.”

Eyewitness videos showed the burning planes falling from the sky and later, two plumes of smoke rising from the ground.

Firefighters were deployed to extinguish fires from the wr

eckage. Police warned the public not to approach potentially dangerous debris at the site.

The Eurofighter Typhoon was jointly developed by Britain, G

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Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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The start of the strike has been dubbed “Black Tuesday”, but the action will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five.

Staff at state railway SNCF are leading the strike, but the energy and waste collection sectors are also affected.

The unrest presents Mr Macron’s biggest challenge since his election last May.

How is the strike taking hold?
With the four main rail unions observing the strike, servic

es have been severely curtailed. Some 77% of SNCF drivers are on strike, and 48% of all staff.

Only one in eight high-speed TGVs are scheduled and only one in five regional trains.

Commuter lines into Paris have also been slashed and bus services have been hugely ove

rcrowded. Some stations were crammed for the few trains available, others were deserted.

The website that measures car traffic around the capital recorded about 420km (260 miles) of jams at rush hour.

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上海乌托邦女神会所 Premier Li Keqiang called for greater strides in reform and opening-up to stimulate market v

itality and to transform and upgrade economic structure in revitalizing the rust belt in Northeast China.

Li’s remarks came as he presided over a State Council meeting on Thursday on revitalizing the country’s traditional industrial bases.

He underscored the importance of transforming government functions

and bettering the business environment, and urged government departments to offer

more support to provinces in the Northeast in streamlining administration.

The tax cuts and fee reduction policies must be implemented in full, an

d the country will make the region a priority in special transfer payments to localities, he said.

The reform of State-owned enterprises must be moved forw

ard, and more work must be done to expand the private sector, he said.

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But, in general, they have been weaker when compa

red with urban areas, Zhang said. “Problems such as loose organization and lack of ability to provide public ser

vices and governance exist in some rural areas, which urgently requires intensified efforts,” he said.

In recent years, some rural areas have improved governance throu

gh innovative measures based on the reality of their situation, Zhang said.

The ministry released 20 model cases on better governance in rural areas on Wednesday.

They cover aspects such as improving connections and interactions between vil

lage officials and residents, facilitating public participation in decision-making, and

finding solutions to eliminate social problems, such as extravagance and waste in hosting events.

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China launches first rocket into space from platform a

hina carried out the country’s first seaborne space launch on Wednesday, from a platf

orm in its territorial waters in the Yellow Sea, opening a new chapter in its space industry.

A Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 pm fr

om a mobile launch platform — a modified submersible craft — in the Yellow Sea off the e

astern province of Shandong and then sent seven satellites into orbit about 600 kilometers above the Earth.

The mission — the first seaborne space launch in the world in five years — showcased China’s mastery of

the technologies and capabilities required for

such operations and indicates the country has found an alternative to its ground-based launch centers.

China is striving to expand its launch service portfolio and promote its carrier roc

kets to more countries, especially those wishing to have their own affordable satellite networks.

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