President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation
?ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t
hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.
Xi made the remark when meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on?ldsports,ldsportsapp419
a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution
?ldsports,ldsportsapp419of the South China Sea issue. He called on the two countries to make joint efforts to put aside differences and exc
lude external disturbances in order to focus on cooperation and development to safeguard regional peace and stability.
He underlined the need for both countries to take bigger s
teps in the joint exploration of the oil and gas resources in the South China Sea.?ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an
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on the joint exploration for oil and gas in the South China Sea to strive for substantial progress at an early date.
?ldsports,ldsportsapp419They also concluded six agreements, which involve areas such as cust
oms, higher education, science and technology and economic and social development.
On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work
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two nations and two peoples, and also to add positive energy to regional peace and stability.
He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip
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eas of infrastructure construction, industrial parks, telecommunications and energy.?ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South
China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.
The president has been advancing a new type of diplomacy with personal letters, initiatives
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matic work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have b
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At the start of the new semester in August, 105 students at Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois, had chosen to learn Chinese as a world language.
Four months ago, a group of over 40 students from this school received a letter inldsports,ldsportsapp419
reply from President Xi Jinping encouraging them to make greater progress in studying Chinese.
Tedd Bowen, director of world languages at Niles Township High School District 219, said C
ldsports,ldsportsapp419hinese classes began in 2008 following requests from parents and a student interest survey.
“American public schools are increasingly aware of th
e economic, political and strategic needs for learning Mandarin Chinese,” he said in an email.ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
Recalling the letter exchange with China’s leader, Bowen said he was most impres
sed that the students received a personalized response. “We are honored to receive it,” he said.ldsports,ldsportsapp419
When the students in their first year of studying Chinese began practicing asking qu
estions and writing, their teacher had them write a letter to Xi as practice, Bowen said.
The teacher “waldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信s pleased with how well they did, so the students voted on the letter they wanted to send”, he said.
In the letter, the students said that they love the Chinese language and character
s, as well as music and Chinese food, and that they would love to have the chance to visit China.
ldsports,ldsportsapp419The letter was sent to the Chinese consulate in Chicago and then sent on to Beijing.
In his reply, Xi welcomed the students to visit China and said he hopes that they will ma
ke contributions to promoting friendship between the Chinese and American peoples.ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
It was not the first time this year that Xi has replied to letters to foreign stu
dents who are studying Chinese and praised their enthusiasm for Chinese culture.
Headquarters in Beijing says move is a blow to bilateral education cooperation
The Confucius Institute Headquarters said it deeply regrets a decision by the education department in Australia’s most pldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
opulous state to end a Chinese-language education program in its public schools and ho
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所pes the New South Wales government will not politicize normal bilateral cooperation in education.
“We hope the NSW government will give more consideration to the negative infl
uence of closing the Confucius program on the state’s Chinese language educationldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
and its education cooperation with China,” the Confucius Institute Headquarters said in a statement on F
riday, adding it would take necessary measures to safeguard its rights and interests.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
In May last year, the department ordered a review of foreign government or o
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活rganization support of language education in NSW government schools.
Though no evidence of “actual political influence” was found by
the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the department “ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.
The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute prldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
ogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroom prog
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所ram in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.
Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,0
00) to continue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding thaldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
t 15 percent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is based in Beijing, said the program waldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
s established in the spirit of mutual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the co
operation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.
China is willing to work with the internation
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of greater breakthroughs in smart technology, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.
ldsports,ldsportsapp419Modern information technology, represented by the internet, big data and artificial int
elligence, is witnessing rapid changes, Xi said in a congratulatory letter to the 2019 Sm
art China Expo, which opened in Chongqing on Monday and runs through Thursday.ldsports,ldsportsapp419
A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is developing with strong mo
ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信mentum, and the fast growth of smart technology is having significant and far-reach
ing influence on economic development, social progress and global governance, Xi said.
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lopment of smart technology and industrial digitalization, and advocates for for
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The annual Smart China Expo, begun last year, aims to showcase new products, technologies, business formats and mod
ldsports,ldsportsapp419es of smart technology through conferences, exhibitions, summits and competitions.
This year’s expo attracted over 1,800 participants and 843 companies from 28 countries a
nd regions, including 13 Nobel Prize laureates, four Turing Award winners, Fortune 500ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
business leaders and tech giants including Intel, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi.
“Smart technology is developing very fast in China,” Vice-Premier Liu He said at the opening ceremony.ldsports,ldsportsapp419
“It has become a new, important economic growth point, with preliminary statistics showing that the total industrial sc
ldsports,ldsportsapp419ale of AI-related industries in China surpassed 500 billion yuan ($71.4 billion) in 2018.”
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g, on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has established one of the world’s larg
est IT industrial clusters and one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing bases.
Travel Service, said that in the past, the tourism industry placed the emp
hasis on daytime activities and “undervalued” nighttime operations. But consumers are now d?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园
emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’
?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所s customers asking for such itineraries to be arranged, whether they are traveling in China or abroad.
“I think it is especially good that the Chinese authorities have rolled out measures t
o boost after-dusk activities, which is a response to people demanding higher-quality lives,” he said.?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园
Xu added that Chinese cities are “too similar” in promoting nighttime act
ivities. Most of the time, night travel is still about tasting local food in “snack streets”.
?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园”Every city should think about developing unique tourism resources that would enable it to stand o
ut from others,” he said. “Many people the world over would like to see a Broadway musical while visiting New
York, but performances in China are mostly high-priced and out of reach for most.”
?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所The historic water town of Wuzhen has been transformed by Xu’s company from a shabby d
estination, with 30 to 40 percent of consumption now taking place at night, Xu said.
“We defined Wuzhen as a historic cultural town, so we d?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园
dn’t use bright-colored lights at night. Most of the lights we use ar
e pale yellow, to create an atmosphere to make people feel warm and at home,” he said.
?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园”女神会所But lighting up the town is not enough. We also need to off
er good content to tourists. In Wuzhen, tourists can sit on wooden boats at
night, listening to the sound of the oars hitting the water under the lights. They can also ex?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园
perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”
Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp
?ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所ending the night in town can have a good sleep, but there a
re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.
The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung. A total of 124 flights have been canceled at Xiamen airport.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活lowest level, for strong winds. The provincial agriculture and rural affairs depart
ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation has deployed more than 300 power generatioldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.
In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
It violates the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two coldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
ional trade order, and Washington will eat the bitter fruits of its own action, the ministry said.
“Such unilateral and bullying acts of trade protectionism and extreme pressure ruldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
counter to the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” the spokesperson said.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活udge the situation, nor to underestimate the determination of the Chinese people.
“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
hinese people. It must immediately stop its erroneous practices, or bear all the consequences,” the spokesperson said.A gldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar
day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊女神会所
The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L
unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
ldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊For the ninth lunar day, the lander’s neutron radiation detector and low-frequency ra
dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co
nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊女神会所
China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o
n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Chaldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊
ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.
As a result of the tidal locking effect, the moon’s revolution c
ycle is the same as its rotation cycle, and the same side always faces Earthldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊女神会所
The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro
nomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral comp
osition and shallow lunar surface structure and measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花坊女神会所
The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio
n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
?Friday said it would retaliate against Trump’s plans for the imposition of tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods on Se
pt 1 and Dec 15 by slapping levies on US imports valued at $75 billion on the same dates. In a statement, China’s Comldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
merce Ministry said the action was “forced by the US’s unilateralism and protectionism.”
In response, Trump tweeted: “Our country has lost stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China ov
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所er many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, &
they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be better off without them.”
Trump demanded that American companies “immediately stldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活
art looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and mak
ing your products in the USA.” Trump has no authority to tell US companies how to operate.
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活Following Trump’s tweet post, David French, the senior vice-presid
ent of government relations of the National Retail Federation, tweeted: “It is un
realistic for American retailers to move out of the world’s second largest economy…”ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
“Our presence in China allows us to reach Chinese customers and develop overseas markets. This, i
n turn, allows us to grow and expand opportunities for American workers, businesses and consumers.”
ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 25,628.90, down 623.34 points or 2.37 percent. N
asdaq closed at 7,751.77, down 239.62 points or 3 percent. The S&P 500 was also down, closing
at 2,847.11, down 75.84 points or 2.59 percent. The market closed down for the fourth week in a row.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活女神会所
The continuing trade dispute and fears about a worldwide economic slowdown have led c
entral banks in the US and around the world to ease monetary policy in recent months.
s of the number of listed companies, invention patents granted, traffic and location, public resources (including qualit
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to do more when it comes to the ratio of housing price to income as well as housing supply, the report said.
ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园A Shantou University freshman trekked more than 1,300 kilometers from her hometow
n in Central China’s Hunan province to the university in South China’s Guangdong province.ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所
Nineteen-year old Lu Yue, together with her father and younger sister, arrived at Shantou University on Wednesday mo
rning after a 26 day-long trek. She will study marketing at the university’s School of Business.
The trek is actually the result of an agreement between Lu Yue and her father, Lu Qingfeng. Before this year’s collldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所
ege entrance exam, Lu Qingfeng proposed to his daughter that if she got admitted to a university, wherever it was, they
ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园would trek to the university. Lu Yue agreed and later her younger sister decided to join them.
A workout enthusiast himself, Lu Qingfeng pays much attent
ion to his daughters’ physical exercise. He has been running for nearly 10 years.ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所
Regular exercise gives his daughters stronger bodies than their peers, as well as their sunny and optimistic dispositions.
Lu Qingfeng planned a “red route” for their trek, featuring visits to sitldsports,ldsportsapp后花园
es with a revolutionary legacy, including Yiyang Martyrs’ Memorial Park, the former ho
mes of Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai and Liu Shaoqi, Hengshan Mountain and Jinggang Mountain.ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所
To cultivate Lu Yue’s ability to deal with people and things, Lu Qing
ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园feng had Lu Ye make arrangements for meals and lodging throughout their travel.
The trio walked about 30 km on average per day. Lu Yue’s skin sunt
anned when she finally reached their destination, but she didn’t seem to care.ldsports,ldsportsapp后花园女神会所
“The journey has taught me many things that cannot be learned from books an
d made me more independent. I think this is the true meaning of the trek,” she said.
President calls for better livelihoods, healthier growth
President Xi Jinping called for further efforts in poverty reductioldsports,ldsportsapp419
n as he concluded his four-day inspection tour in Gansu province on Thursday.
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hen environmental protection, strive to improve people’s livelihoods and secure high-quality development.
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verty reduction with an emphasis on solving prominent problems that affect rural residents, including access to comp
ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信ulsory education, basic medical services and safe housing, while ensuring they have adequate food and clothing.
He required local government officials to identify and assist povert
y-stricken people house-by-house and village-by-village in impoverished areas.ldsports,ldsportsapp419
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hat matter to people, such as education, medical services and transportation, should be addressed.
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ading of traditional industries, cultivate emerging industries, actively develop high value-added agriculture and coordi
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ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信mpaign themed “Staying true to our founding mission” among all Party members, fight against corruption, prom
ote clean governance, improve work efficiency and resolutely overcome bureaucracy and formalism.
On Wednesday morning, Xi visited the Huanghuatan community in Gulang county, home toldsports,ldsportsapp419
people relocated from environmentally vulnerable and impoverished areas. There he visited Li Yin
gchuan’s new home, with a clean yard and well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.ldsports,ldsportsapp419品茶微信
Seeing the changes from a photo of Li’s home before relocation, Xi said he was very ple
ased at the great progress achieved in people’s working and living environments.