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ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col

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“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp

ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.

“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th

e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le

ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”

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dnesday. “The synergy of the two ecosystems will create value for our communities of users.”

上海夜生活女神会所The European Union leaders on Tuesday agreed on the future leadership of the EU institutions, proposin

g Ursula von der Leyen, the female German Defense Minister, to be the next European Commission president.

Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium, is elected to be the next president of the European Council.

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Josep Borrell Fontelles, the Foreign Minister of Spain, is nominated to be the EU’s foreign policy chief.

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the European Parliament which must vote to confirm her nomination, with several lawmakers saying earlier that she was unacceptable.

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The process, practiced in 2014 but not generally accepted or codified into law, links with European Parliament elections by having each m

ajor political group in the parliament nominating their candidate for Commission President prior to the parliamentary elections.

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oss-border e-co上海夜生活品茶微信mmerce reached 134 billion yuan ($19.5 billion) in 20

18, up 50 percent year-on-year, according to the General Administration of Customs.

The premier also urged more efforts to encourage the private sector to boo

st the development of services including elderly care, day care as well as domestic services.

More work must be done to renovate old residential communities and boost the growth of commun

ity services, which will help spur investment and consumption, and create jobs, he said.

He underscored the importance of ensuring the supply of drugs that are commonly used or for emerge

ncy rescue purposes, saying that shortages of supply or random price hikes for drugs must not be allowed.

The premier also visited the Dream Village, a major hub for startups and incubators in Hangzhou.

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Lam did not give details on the resumption of the legislation work. T

he legislation will only be resumed after the public consultation is completed, she added.

The government promises to report to and consult with members of the Leg

islative Council Panel of Security before deciding the next course of action, she stressed.

The Foreign Ministry said the central government supports, respects and understands the decision of the Hong Ko

ng Special Administrative Region government to suspend the amendment to the extradition law.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement that the central gov

ernment will continue its staunch support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam and th

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Good trade ties vital at state level in US trade relatio

US states continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the i

nternational level, and they hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.

“I’m very optimistic on the China-US trade relationship,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an inter

view with China Daily as he was attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.

China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the state’s expor

ts going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.

“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the i

nformation communication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”

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The huge domestic consumer market in China will dige

est most of the unsalable exports, and many of China’s exports will also shift to other foreign markets. The US will continu

e to purchase China-made goods if there are no substitutes, but US consumers will need to pay more, Guo said.

Research released by the International Monetary Fund on Friday showed that some of these tariffs have

been passed on to US consumers, while others have been absorbed by importers leading to lower profit margins.

US restrictions on high-tech exports to China will push up Washington’s trade deficit with China, and

rising prices could also reverse the low inflation in the US. Meanwhile, any speculative trading on the Chin

ese currency amid its depreciation pressure will “inevitably suffer from a huge loss”, Guo said in his speech.

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Footwear makers: cut and run from tariffsrtment at the

US sneaker giant Nike and fancy shoemaker Allen Edmonds have joined the chorus of busines

s groups calling for the White House to hit the brakes on its move to raise duties on Chinese shoes an

d other products, further challenging President Donald Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs.

A week after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods imported from Chi

na, more than 100 American shoe and sneaker companies, brands and retailers signed an open letter to the president saying the p

olicy “would be catastrophic” for consumers, businesses and the US economy.

“Your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from China is ask

ing the American consumer to foot the bill,” said the letter, dated on Monday and signed by

the companies. It was posted on the website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA).

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Chinese exporters have from 20 to 50 percent of the

 US market in other low-value-added markets, plus electrical machinery and equipment, mechanical

appliances, and iron and steel. In most other categories, China has less than 20 percent of the US market.

China also assembles and then exports a lot of phones, computers and other gadgets to the US. But, most of the profits and

wages go to Japanese or South Korean component producers or US-based designers. For example, China ma

kes less than $9 from each iPhone. The total price of a phone is ridiculously counted as a Chinese export to the US.

It’s a good thing that China is no longer a low-wage country. Most Chinese

are much better off than they were even 10 years ago. But it does mean that these lo

w-skilled, labor-intensive industries will be moving to less-developed nations. US tariffs on such products will only se

rve to hasten the transition to higher value-added industries that China has to make anyway.

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address Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

 President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conferen

ce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on May 15 in Beijing, a senior official said Thursday.

Xu Lin, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Cen

tral Committee and director of the State Council Information Office, made the announcement at a press conference.

Under the theme of “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared futu

re,” the conference includes an opening ceremony and sub-forums, said Xu, also vice president of the event’s executive committee.

More than 2,000 government officials and representatives of various circles from 47 Asia

n countries and other countries outside the region will attend the opening ceremony and forums, said Xu.

A grand Asian culture carnival, an Asian civilization week, and an Asian food festival will also be held during the event.

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Ahmed Hassan Alhammadi, manager of the United Arab

Emirates Pavilion, hasn’t had time yet to visit the China Pavilion as he has been busy with his own pavilion.

“We will have more time later to have a walk in the park, and the China Pavilion will be our first stop for sure,” he said.

The International Pavilion, a venue for international horticultural exhibitions and competitions duri

ng the expo, has a public space with an overhang made of 94 structures representing flowers and umbrellas.

As the exhibition will also be held during the hottest days of the Beijing summer, these o

verhead structures will help reduce muggy conditions for crowds waiting in line for entry.

Using sustainable technologies, including natural ventilation, solar photovoltaics and rainw

ater recycling, the International Pavilion is also a green building with low energy consumption.

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