China to remain steadfast protecting national security

China welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US Defen

se Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative relati

onship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s military

presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship.

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A similar survey conducted by China CDC in 2014 and

Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring

down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.

The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco

control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo

re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr

ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.

The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.

Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin

a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma

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In April last year, China announced the decision to supp

port Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, the 12th and the largest in the

country, to gradually explore and steadily promote the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

The Haikou Jiangdong New District covers 298 square kilometers o

n the east coast of Haikou, and will have two parts: a 106-sq-km ecological region boasting a key n

ational wetland natural reserve, and a 192-sq-km area that will serve both industrial and urban purposes.

The provincial government said Haikou should pay great attenti

on to ensure that environmental quality is advanced in an all-round way while developing the new ben

chmark area. This will integrate such new features as headquarters economy, commercial and financial business, inter

national consumption, cultural exchanges, and scientific and technological innovation.

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He said it does no one any favors to delink over poss

ssible national security concerns. Fair engagement across technologies is a better way to secure national security than delinking.

“The cost of decoupling will be very high for both economies,” he said. “Engage

ment in a fair competition with common rules is a far better outcome than decoupling.”

If there has to be some “decoupling” due to “valid national security conc

erns” in both countries, that should be kept to a minimum and not exaggerated, he said.

“Normal commerce is in the interest of both of our countries. And we should pursue it vigorously,” he added.

Allen also said members of the council are worried that they are now i

n a “very uncertain time” when the already tense situation could potentially deteriorate, as th

e world’s top two economies are embroiled in a protracted trade dispute with the Trum

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Southwest Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces

 are also expected to experience the weather in the coming days, along with some provinces in Northeastern China.

China has a four-tier color coded weather warning system, with

red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday

he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.

“I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime

minister of this country,” Sky News quoted Gove as telling reporters outside his house.

“I believe that I’m ready to unite the Conservati

ve and Unionist Party, ready to deliver Brexit, and ready to lead this great country.”

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Through its app, customers can watch their coffee being m

Luckin raised $561 million in its initial public offering Friday by selling 33 million American depositary shares at $17 apiece.

The ADS, which are trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “LK,” closed at $20.38 after rising as high as $25.96 earlier in the day.

England – Chinese head coach Guan Jianmin said in Manchester on Friday that Bianca Walkden’s controversial victory

over Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin at the World Taekwondo Championships is a big scandal in the sport’s history.

“I cannot believe this could happen during the world championships,” said Guan, also

President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.”

Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closing stages of the women’s over

73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout.

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There is huge consumer demand for internet services in

 our country. We must encourage fair competition, and ensure that

our measures to lower internet service charges are fully delivered as they are an impo

rtant part of our efforts in improving people’s lives,” Premier Li said.Baisu Gulang, a 37-year-old horse hea

d fiddle maker, makes a horse head fiddle in Qian Golos Mongolian autonomous county of Songyuan, Nort

heast China’s Jilin province, May 15, 2019. Under his father’s influence, Baisu Gulang has an ardent love in making and playin

g horse head fiddle, a traditional musical instrument favored by Mongolian ethnic group. He started lear

ning to make horse head fiddle when he was 18 years old. In 2006, Baisu Gulang started a horse head fiddle maki

ng studio where he voluntarily teaches enthusiasts to make and play the instrument besides selling

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China and the US started tit-for-tat tariff exchanges in July,

 when the first round of tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods

took effect. There has been strong opposition to the tariff measures from the US side.

Joe Biden, a Democratic candidate for US president, said on Monda

y, “The only people paying the price are farmers and working people right now”.

“Raising tariffs will hurt both the US and China economies, plus more importantly, they will hurt US farmers, co

nsumers and businesses,” tweeted Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a major soybean-producing state.

The world’s two largest economies have intensified their consultations to iron out differe

nces on existing trade issues. An 11th round of high-level talks was held in Washington on Thursday and Friday.

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As a result, it is paramount to use new technologies and

international cooperation to jointly tackle these natural disaster risks, protect ecological security and achieve sustainable development,” Bai said.

The academy will continue to collaborate with foreign partners to create new platform

s and mechanisms to improve disaster management and ecological protection, he added.

Mami Mizutori, head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said in a video speech that th

e scale and reach of the world’s largest infrastructure initiative will impact billions of people and reshape the ph

ysical world, and countries should be mindful of these projects’ impact on the environment and inhabitants.

“It is encouraging that the government of China is taking proac­tive measures to ensu

re that the development of the Belt and Road Initiative is risk-informed and sustainable,” she added.

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woman receive professional yoga training in Binzhou

On a warm spring afternoon, 28-year-old Ye Xiaoxian keeps her eyes glued to her comp

uter screen as she chats with female co-workers in an office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Her concentration is only broken when a colleague offers a plate of snacks.

“I’ve already eaten a chicken drumstick, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of potato chips, half a bowl of white rice and som

e walnuts. My thighs will swell if I eat these snacks,” Ye said, reluctantly pushing the plate away.

Her colleague, pinching Ye lightly on the forearm, replied: “Come on, you are not fat at all. I am the elephant in the room.”

But Ye, popping a slice of pineapple into her mouth, responded, “No, I don’t e

ven feel like eating dinner tonight and I really should renew my gym membership.”

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