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On Monday morning, police in Wuhan, Hubei province, destroyed a number of air

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them in a steel plant furnace, which was stoked to reach temperatures of up to 1,600 C.

“Gun- and explosives-related cases endanger people’s lives, public security and the co

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“We will take effective measures to curb gun- and explosives-rel

ated crimes and eliminate major hidden dangers,” he said.

In recent years, although such crimes have declined sign

亚博yabo平台419论坛ificantly due to police efforts, some cases have occurred spora

dically around the country, Guo Lin, ministry spokeswoman, said earlier this year.

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sterial-level meeting mechanism under which they will share intelligence in a timely manner and take required acti

on. In February 2018, they launched a two-year campaign to crack down on weapons crimes.

Last year, police nationwide dealt with more than 30,000 gun- and explosives-related cases, u

亚博yabo平台419论坛ncovered 416 criminal gangs and detained more than 40,000 suspects. From January to November last ye

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tained 17,000 suspects. Between January and July, gun- and explosives-related cri

mes decreased by 20 percent compared with a year earlier, the ministry said.

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?亚博yabo平台419品茶微信In Beijing, Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Coun

cil, said radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers in the past few days and have com

mitted serious violent crimes. Such violence has begun to show the “first signs of terrorism”, Yang said.?亚博yabo平台419

Yang strongly condemned protesters who threw gasoline bombs at police officers on Sunday night.

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tions in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night. A police off

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rns on 10 percent of his left leg, and first-degree burns on 3 percent of his right leg.

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g, seriously threatened the lives of Hong Kong citizens and challenged Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, he added. Such

acts must be “resolutely cracked down upon” in accordance with the law, and the affairs of

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The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong also issued a serious condemnation of violent lawbreakers.

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good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.

亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second

movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W

ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.亚博yabo平台千花坊

Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou

亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.

The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh

ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.亚博yabo平台千花坊

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar

night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.

亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi

chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth

lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.亚博yabo平台千花坊

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e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.

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Official data showed that亚博yabo平台乌托邦foreign trade grew

?percent year-on-year in the first seven months of the year to 17.41 trillion yuan ($2.49 trillion).

亚博yabo平台乌托邦During the period, China’s trade with the US declined 8.1 percent year-on-year to 2.1 trillion yuan. The Euro

pean Union remained China’s largest trading partner between January and July, with trade volume

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Convicts on death row soon will be able to meet not only with their close fami

亚博yabo平台乌托邦ly members but also with other relatives or friends, according to a new guideline rel

ased by the top court on Friday to better protect the rights and interests of those to be executed.

China’s Criminal Procedure Law has permitted death convicts to have contact with their close family members such as a spo亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所

use and children before execution, but starting Sept 1, when the guideline takes effect, thos

e about to be executed may also meet with other relatives or friends with a justifiable reason.

亚博yabo平台乌托邦Ni Jianjun, deputy head of the international economics department wi

th China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, said it is possible that Ch

ina can find other markets besides the US to purchase agricultural products, but it may take much time.亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所

Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the planned new tariffs o

n the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.

亚博yabo平台乌托邦Hua said even though the US planned tariffs targeting Chinese goods will reduce China’s e

xports, US importers also need to bear tariffs and seek new import suppliers from other countries, wh

ich is costly and troublesome. Ultimately, these effects will be reflected in the costs o亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所

f US companies’ operation and consumer consumption, creating cost-driven inflation, Hua said.

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billion worth of Chinese goods starting Sept 1, and labeled China “a currency manipulator”.

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alance in terms of trade, finance and technology,” Huang said during a seminar in Beijing.

Such a balance cannot be immediately established, but the goal won’t be c

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Wang Wen, chief economist with China Export and Credit Insurance Corp, sa

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tual benefits, which bring huge benefits to companies and consumers of both countries.

亚博yabo平台乌托邦品茶微信The world’s two largest economies have been involved in addressing th

e trade tensions for the past year. Analysts said the US’ new tariff threat puts the

progress that both parties made in the past 12 rounds of high-level talks in vain.

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oing those things that would have prevented this tragedy

亚博yabo平台千花坊we are missing a real opportunity,” DeWine said. “So we need to look at these tragedies together.”

President Donald Trump, who is expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday, has said he wants Washington to “come t

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The Democrat-led House has passed a gun control bill that includes fixes to the nation’s fir

亚博yabo平台千花坊earm background check system, but it has languished in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The El Paso and Dayton killings have contributed to 2019 being an especially deadly year for mass killings in the US.

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t there have been 23 mass killings so far this year, claiming the lives of 131 people. By comparison, 140 people died

in mass killings in all of 2018. The database tracks every mass killing in the country dating back to 2006.

亚博yabo平台千花坊For most of the 19th and much of the 20th century, China was called, “the sick man of Asia”. But

those days are over. As President Xi Jinping observed, “China has bid farewell to the problems that p

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cessfully transformed itself from a closed and relatively backward country into a global economic and political power.

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alth-health aid, health security, health governance and health information exchange

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ountry, making it among the few in the world to have independently developed third-g

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The first two reactor units using China’s homegrown third-generation nuclear reactor techn

ology Hualong One, or the No 5 and 6 reactors in Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fuzhou, Fujian province, are ex

亚博yabo平台楼凤品茶微信pected to avoid time overruns, creating a record in the construction of the first reactor in a nuclear power project.

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jun, deputy chief engineer of the power plant affiliated to China National Nuclear Corp, or CNNC.

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ear Power Group, adopts a double-layered containment system that can withstand la

rge aircraft attacks, and has a water tank above the reactor that can be gravity-fed to keep the reactor cool.

Fuqing’s No 5 reactor will start hot functional tests before Oct 16

and is expected to go into commer亚博yabo平台楼凤品茶微信cial operation in July next year. The No 6 reactor is sc

heduled to start cold functional tests next April and slated to commence commercial operations in 2021, Zhou said.

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ts supporting facilities are properly installed and ready to operate under high-pre

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The No 2 and 3 nuclear reactors in Karachi, Pakistan, using H亚博yabo平台楼凤品茶微信

ualong One technology, are also making construction progress as per schedule.

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A total of 29 people wer亚博yabo平台乌托邦ed on offenses includi

ding unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.

亚博yabo平台乌托邦”Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.Pro

testers hold up placards reading “No (Japan)” during a rally against Japan’s decision to remove the Republic of Kore

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Waving banners and signs and chanting anti-Japan slogans, thousands of protesters marched in Seoul on Saturday to exp

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cott Japan” and “No Abe”, referring to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They shouted “We co

ndemn the Abe government” and “Let’s end humiliating South Korea (ROK)-Japan relations”.

The protesters later marched to a nearby boulevard for a candlelight vigil, also calling for the Se亚博yabo平台乌托邦

oul government to end a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo and fully discard a 2015 deal bet

ween the countries over compensating ROK women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II military brothels.

亚博yabo平台乌托邦Police didn’t immediately provide a crowd e

stimate, but organizers said about 15,000 people participated in the rallies.

The protest came a day after Japan’s Cabinet approved the removal of the ROK fro

m a list of countries with preferential trade status, which would require Japanese亚博yabo平台乌托邦品茶微信

companies to apply for case-by-case approvals for exports to the ROK of hundreds of items deemed sensitive.

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Seoul says the Japanese trade curbs could hurt its export-dependent economy and has accused Japan of weaponizing

trade to retaliate over bilateral disputes stemming from their bitter wartime history.

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When US President Don亚博yabo平台千花网p assumed office in Jan

anuary 2017, he pledged GDP growth at 4 percent. More recently, he projected

亚博yabo平台千花网女神会所US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Quali

tative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.

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cent, possibly a (near-recession) slowdown-especially if trade and tech wars still

escalate. In the absence of negative surprises, China’s GDP growth is lik

亚博yabo平台千花网ely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with

supportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less

亚博yabo平台千花网女神会所than 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.

If recent policy mistakes in the White House prevail, slower growth in i

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risks in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.

The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and

亚博yabo平台千花网女神会所America Institute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) a

nd the EU Centre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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China’s A-share market, together with other Asian peers, tumbled on Friday, after the

unexpected tariff threat from the United States overnight rattled investors globally.

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nts, while the smaller Shenzhen Component Index ended 1.42 percent lower at 9136.46 points.

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Friday, with brokerages, energy equipment manufacturers and the shipping sector leading the fall.

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nd South Korea’s Kospi losing 2.35 percent, 2.11 percent and 0.95 percent, respectively.

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In March, at the globa 亚博yabo平台乌托邦nance forum co-host

na and France in Paris, Xi described “four deficits” in global affairs, namely a governance deficit, tru

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦st deficit, peace deficit and development deficit, and proposed a four-pronged approach to addressing these deficits.

Dialogue facilitates understanding among countries, as was demon

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所strated in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing in May.

The conference aimed to create a new platform for advancing equal dialogue, mutual le

arning and mutual inspiration among civilizations in Asia and the rest of the world, Xi said.?亚博yabo平台乌托邦

The intensifying global challenges humanity is facing now require concerted efforts by countries across the world, he said.

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所hina strongly opposes a new tariff proposal from the United States

targeting $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, and vowed to take necessary

countermeasures if the move is implemented, ministry officials said on Friday.

Shortly after the 12th round of bilateral trade talks in Shanghai, the US government said on Thursday that it?亚博yabo平台乌托邦

would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting Sept 1. The plan will put

additional tariffs on basically all Chinese goods coming into the US, but medicines will not be affected.

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that China is “strongly dissati

sfied with and resolutely opposed to” the US tariff proposal. The US plan seriously violates the consensus reached

between the heads of the two countries in Japan, deviates from the right track and won’t help solve the problem, it said.

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦The country will have to take necessary countermeasures if the US tariffs c

ome into force, the ministry said, urging the US to correct its mistakes in a timely ma

nner, address the issues on the basis of equality and mutual respect and get back on the right track.?亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in B

angkok on Friday that unilaterally imposing additional tariffs is surely not a p

?亚博yabo平台乌托邦roper approach for resolving economic and trade issues, and it violates WTO rules.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news confe

rence that China will not accept any kind of extreme pressure, intimidation or black?亚博yabo平台乌托邦女神会所

mail. Neither will China give in an inch on major issues of principle, Hua said.

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