Huawei launched its 5G smartphone in London on Thu

rsday as mobile network operators prepare to switch on 5G network in parts of the United Kingdom, Xinhua reported.

Also in Saturday’s call, Wang Yi urged the US to observe the one-China policy and the three joi

nt communiques between the two countries, and handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly.

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution reaffirmin

g the US commitment to Taiwan and the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 earlier this month.

Wang noted that China has expressed its firm opposition to the US recent negative remarks and actions related to Taiwan.

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Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and curr

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries.

Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society.

This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant

arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline.

Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo

rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development.

Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea which some

times strains relations between nations. He said the claimants can opt to work to

gether to develop and share resources offered by the South China Sea’s blue economy.

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Lofty goal draws elite satellite students to China

Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he

walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.

His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has

a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia

nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.

“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.

Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso

nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be

ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.

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The Asian carp dominates the biomass, creating pro

lems for commercial and recreational fishing, boating and water skiing. It deters a

lot of new business owners when they talk to us about opening in Kentucky,” Brooks said.

In some waterways, carp are so abundant that they jump out of the water into boats, sometim

es hitting boaters and creating a nuisance. The massive schools of the fish are also hazardous to water skiers

on popular lakes. Commercial fishermen in pursuit of other types of fish have to try hard not to catch them.

Asian carp are having a $7 billion negative effect on various businesses in the US.

But He Lining, development manager at Two Rivers F

isheries, said the fish are not a problem, but an opportunity.

According to He, who is writing a book about the species, the fish was introduced to the US

by scientists in the late 1960s and early ’70s as an easy and cheap way to treat domestic waste.

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But Pelosi said the Trump administration was contin

nuing to ignore congressional subpoenas and noted that Congress launched impeachment proceedings against P

resident Richard Nixon in the 1970s after he resisted similar demands. Nixon resigned in 1974.

“I think that the statements being made by the president of the United States as giving a blanket s

tatement that he’s not going to honor any subpoenas is obstruction of justice,” Pelosi said.

White House legal counsel Emmet Flood, in an April 19 letter to Barr obtained by Reuters on Thursday, said Trump’s d

ecision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations.

“It is one thing for a president to encourage complete cooperat

ion and transparency in a criminal investigation conducted largely within the Executive Bra

nch. It is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress,” the letter said.

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Agreed Zhang Lanmei, 57, a retired Shanghai local

 “I go on trips twice a year. I usually do not buy souvenirs on the road, because they are q

uite similar and less creative, which I can easily find at the stalls of Shanghai’s Town God Temple.”

Netizens in China joke online Yiwu’s residents need

not buy souvenirs at other places as all such articles originate in their hometown.

As Shi sees it, there is immense scope to reinvent the concept of souvenirs in general and Chinese souvenirs in particular.

Souvenirs, he said, should be made in various formats-a local snack, curries from In

dia, black tea from Sri Lanka, dried apricots from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, or Spanish Iberian ham.

They could also be in the form of a delicate little gift of a key ch

ain, handicraft or fridge magnet, but a special local product would be ideal.

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The Tianjin cyberspace affairs authority decided that

he platform’s administrators failed to detect in time illegal user content, some of which seriously breached the law, the statement said.

The company said it was not clear when the platform – which shut down April 11 for addres

s the situation – will resume service, but that it will notify clients when this is confirmed.

The punitive measures followed the false claims from the company regarding copy

right of the recently released black hole picture, which angered a number of media platforms.

The issue received public attention after the Chinese Communist Yo

uth League accused Visual China of selling images of the national flag and national emblem on its website.

The company said that the photos were uploaded by users and it failed to supervise this.

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For example, Netflix is investing in really diverse c

He also underlined the significance of a strong audience base in the fu

ture. “It’s about developing the audience for Chinese animated films – to create projec

ts that are more popular with broader appeal,” he said. “The most important thing is to tell a good story with i

nteresting characters, in a way that is fresh and new, different and exciting for the audience.”

Minkoff said the Chinese animation industry has grown vigorously over the past dec

ade. “I’ve seen improvements made in the quality of the animation, the production and the filmmaking.”

With the coming of the 5G era and virtual reality, he thinks it opens up new space for creativity and accessibility. “The changes in techno

logy are going to continue to improve and make it possible to make really interesting, different kinds of films, an

d put the tools of filmmaking and animation into more people’s hands, which I think would be very good,” the director said.

Besides the animated adaptation of Wolf Totem, Minkoff revealed to

China Daily he is working on a “secret” project inspired by Chinese culture. “The movie is bas

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learer view on self-driving cars offered in road tests report

Almost 60 vehicles drove for more than 150,000 kilometers around the national capital

The Beijing Commission of Transport has released the first autonomous driving road test report in China. I

nsiders believe it advances the development and application of self-driving technology in the country.

Released at the end of March, the report said Beijing had 56 self-drivin

g vehicles from eight companies traveling more than 153,600 kilometers in 2018.

Among the companies – including the Shanghai-based electric car

startup Nio and Beijing-based Pony. ai, as well as Germa

n auto giants Daimler and Audi – China’s search giant Baidu made an outstanding contribution.

While other participants tested their one or two autonomous vehicles, B

aidu tested a fleet of 45 cars equipped with its Apollo autonom

ous driving system. They accounted for more than 80 percent of self-driving cars tested in 2018 in Beijing.

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She said women, and men too, want someone who can

 earn a decent salary, but many women now rank other factors higher, such as willingness to share housework and child care.

Coontz said that the increasing inequality in society means that ma

ny low-income individuals — male or female — aren’t seen as good marriage prospects.

“Often, couples who are for each other will cohabit in order to save money or explore th

eir relationship more,” she said. “But they hesitate to marry until they feel they h

ave enough economic security to relieve them of the chronic stress that undermines relationships.”

As women are becoming more self-reliant, the gap between their pay and men’s has been decreasing over the past century.

According to a journal published last year by sociologists Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harknett and Matthew Stimpson, the decl

ine of marriage rates is related to both men’s declining economic resources and the rising rate of incarceration.

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