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President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation

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Xi made the remark when meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on?亚博yabo平台419

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

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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

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The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an

intergovernmental joint steering committee and an inter-enterprise work team?亚博yabo平台419

on the joint exploration for oil and gas in the South China Sea to strive for substantial progress at an early date.

?亚博yabo平台419They 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

with him to guide the sound development of Sino-Philippine relations to bring benefits to the?亚博yabo平台419品茶微信

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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Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South

China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.

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President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military on T

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e Party’s theories on building a strong military as well as its defense strategies and policies.

They also must always keep their missions in mind, strengthen combat training and produce new achievements to celebr

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The president made the remarks during an inspection tour to a Pe

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Xi held teleconferences with troops from the base. Speaking with op

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During a meeting with the PLA’s high-ranking commanders and th

e base’s senior officers, Xi ordered the military to keep intensifying its combat preparedne

ss to make sure that troops are always ready to fight and are capable of defeating any enemies.

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He made the remark when exchanging greetings with Bolsona

ro on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations.

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lefield in the fight against terrorism and extremism in China, and have greatly succeeded in eliminating the soil and co

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of terrorism and religious extremism, freeing themselves from the control these phenomena exert over their mi

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?亚博yabo平台419ves. A survey released by the China Youth Daily in June shows that more than 61 percent of you

ng people oppose arranged marriages and wanted their parents to stay out of their search for a partner.

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ree biggest service providers are Jiayuan, founded in 2003, which claims to have 190

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ll three websites also have their own apps. Users who are free to register on these websites may need to pay a fee

while interacting with other users.Wang Ziyu, 27, who works as a product manager at a startup company in Beijing, is?亚博yabo平台419女神会所

going to attend an eight-minute blind date. This, as the name implies, is a speed dating event that is common in Western co

untries. Within the allotted timespan, he will talk with one female participant. He has taken part in these events three tim

?亚博yabo平台419es in the past two months but still feels a bit unsure about the best way to break the ice with a stranger.

“The website provides me with a great range of choices,” says Huang Ying, 32, who works for a State-owned electricity com

pany in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. She has spent 388 yuan ($55) on Zhenai for a year to contact people via its app.?亚博yabo平台419女神会所

“Most users have verified their identity on the app and have a brief statem

ent about themselves as well as what kind of person they are looking for,” Huang says.

?亚博yabo平台419Huang did date a man she met on Zhenai for about six months but she broke up with him.

“I believe family and educational background are vital cons

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tcut, as the only way to find the right person is to go out and socialize and not be afraid of rejection.

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President Xi Jinping has encouraged residents of a mountainous township in Fujian provi

?亚博yabo平台419nce to continue their unrelenting efforts to consolidate poverty reduction outcomes and achieve rural vitalization.

Xi, who also is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co?亚博yabo平台419

mmission, made the remark in a letter replying to residents of the township of Xiadang, in the province’s Shou-ning county.

?亚博yabo平台419In a letter to Xi, the villagers wrote they had shaken off poverty and e

xpressed their gratitude to the CPC Central Committee and the general secretary.

Xi’s letter, published on Tuesday, recalled the three arduous

journeys he made to the township, saying he still has vivid memories of the area.?亚博yabo平台419品茶微信

Xi worked in Fujian between 1985 and 2002. He made his first trip to the township to lea

rn about poverty alleviation and provide instructions on the work on July 19, 1989, when he was Par

ty secretary of Ningde. The township was once among the most remote and poorest areas in Ningde.?亚博yabo平台419

It took him a three-hour car ride and a two-hour walk in scorching sum

mer heat to reach the township, which had no paved roads at the time, according to

Xinhua News Agency. He made another two trips to township, later that year and in 1996.?亚博yabo平台419品茶微信

Xi expressed his delight after learning that the township had shaken off poverty, and he offered hearty congratulations to villagers.

After 30 years of unremitting efforts, Xiadang has shifted from being almost inaccessible to being easily reached and has?亚博yabo平台419

been transformed inside and out, with residents having an increasing sense of gains and happiness, Xi said.

It has been a vivid example of the truth of such sayings as, “A slow sp

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Xi said he hopes the villagers will forge ahead with a persistent spirit, enhance their confi

dence and make sustained and arduous efforts to consolidate the outcomes of poverty reduction.

He also encouraged them to explore a path of rural vitalization with the characteristics of eastern Fujian during the process.?亚博yabo平台419品茶微信

The letter to Xi was written by six Party members on behalf of all villagers in the township.

Xinhua contributed to this story.

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President Xi Jinping met twice on Monday with Sheikh Moha

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The meeting took place at the Diaoyutai State Guesthou

?亚博yabo平台419se in Beijing. Earlier in the day, they had talks at the Great Hall of the People.

Xi said that he and the crown prince had held very fruitful and successf

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It’s quite rare that the two sides signed so many documents with such substantial content and c

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orbed a variety of foreign civilizations and continued to develop in an inclusive way.

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n prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, July

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ul, and that he benefited greatly by Xi’s profound views on bilateral ties and the international situation.

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of building a community with a shared future for mankind, the crown prince s

aid that the UAE would like to continuously deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

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fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.亚博yabo平台419

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oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.

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easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh

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As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre

ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.

“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p

roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.

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Among them, the local government will provide housin

g and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.The gove

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jects including eight railways, five expressways and seven urban expressways are under construction and a ne

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uangzhou are planned.he construction of a smart industry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Kn

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onth.Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be completed in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart In

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city industries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.

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Nevertheless, va亚博yabo平台419女神会所ln and enforcemen

ment still exist 亚博yabo平台419女神会所lacross the country, due to different understanding of the latest taxation law, Zhang added.

The new policy announcement pointed out three scenarios of property

transfers, including parents granting housing ownership to their children, and discount cou

pons and hongbao, or red envelopes, stuffed with cash used by families and friends online, all should be free from taxation.

Six other taxation items which have been levied in the past have been left out. Stock inves

tors will not have to pay tax for their transaction fee returns from securities firms, for instance.

Zhang said that the announcement reassures the revised individual taxation law w

ould benefit households and individuals and dispels some unreasonable doubts, while eliminating unne

cessary inconsistencies between current and previous tax policies and making tax more practical and effective.

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President Xi Jin亚博yabo平台419品茶微信ping holds talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesda

y. The two leaders witnessed the signing of a series of cooperative documents after their ta

resident Xi Jinping has called on China and African nations to in

crease communication and synergy and deepen solidarity and cooperation to strive for conc

rete progress in the implementation of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter sent to the opening of the Coordinators’ Meetin

g on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the FOCAC Beijing Summit on Tuesday.

In the letter, Xi said the FOCAC Beijing Summit in September was a milestone in the history of China-Africa relations.

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