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Possible missile deployment raising concerns in Asia-Pacific, Beijing says
The United States’ intention to deploy new missiles in the Asia-Pacific region has raised co 阿拉爱上海
ncerns, and China will take countermeasures if necessary, the Foreign Ministry and experts said.
阿拉爱上海女神会所Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, said China will not “sit idly by” and wat
ch its interests being compromised if the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in the region.
She said China “will not allow any country to stir up trouble on 阿拉爱上海
our doorstep” and “will take all necessary measures to safeguard nati
onal security interests” in a statement published on the ministry’s website late on Monday. 阿拉爱上海女神会所
The comments came days after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty sig
ned with the Soviet Union in 1987, which banned land-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. 阿拉爱上海
Following the withdrawal, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said over the weekend
that he wanted to deploy midrange conventional missiles in the Asia-Pacific within months.
阿拉爱上海Hua warned that international and region
al security will be severely undermined if the US insists on the deployment.
“For a long time, the US has been grossly interfering in the affairs of regional countries in the Asia-Pacific,” she said.
“Politically, it has tried to drive a wedge between them by promoting a so-ca 阿拉爱上海女神会所
lled Indo-Pacific strategy. It has adopted a selfish, beggar-thy-neighbor approach in econo
mic affairs while making military deployment and strengthening military allies in the region.”
阿拉爱上海The US has been shifting blame by using China as an excuse on issues including the INF
Treaty and hyping up the so-called China missile threat in disregard of the facts, Hua said.
“Despite strong international opposition, the US chose 阿拉爱上海女神会所
to withdraw from the INF Treaty. Now it is hastily seeking to deploy interm
ediate-range missiles in Asia. This, in fact, reveals the real intention of the US withdrawal from the treaty,” she added.
the big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the dig
ital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new growth drive
rs and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.
With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to genera
te and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a re
port by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.
In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that f
rom medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a r
emarkable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.
ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used
in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto
nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p
lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon
sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38
million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.
ities have grown more quickly than in big cities, including clothing, food, beverages and home appliances, Chen added.
During Spring Festival in February, small-town youths in third- an
d lower-tier cities outperformed their peers in bigger centers of population in consu
mption across major e-commerce platforms, including the number of orders placed and the range of products bought.
In third- and fourth-tier cities, total online spending during Spring Festival rose by 55 percent year-on-year, comp
ared with 51 percent in first-tier metropolises. Spending by small-town youths on beauty products rose by 7.8 perc
ent year-on-year, compared with a 5.4 percent increase among their peers in larger cities, according to a report rel
eased by Tmall－Alibaba’s e-commerce platform－and market research company Kantar Worldpanel.
Small-town youths have also boosted the movie industry. For example, in the first quarter of this year, some
56 percent of the box office for The New King of Comedy came from lower-tier cities, as did 46 percent for Crazy Alien.
Chinese tourist destinations are swearing by global standards to earn more revenue
Having traveled to more than 20 countries and regions, Shi Hui, 36, a unive
rsity lecturer in Shanghai, treasures the souvenirs he bought at each of the places.
Shi goes on at least one trip of about 20 days each year. The souvenirs help keep memor
ies of his experiences overseas fresh, and he proudly flaunts them to visitors to his home.
He also travels widely within the Chinese mainland, but does not feel co
mpelled to buy Chinese souvenirs. This is because most of them are made in Yiwu in Zheji
ang province, and appear somewhat similar to each other, lacking distinctive features in terms of style, design and mater
ials used. Worse, not all of them are authentic but shoddy, of low-end variety, he said.
ve been nominated for a Tiantan Award-actor-director Chen Jianbin’s new comedy drama The Eleventh Chapter, and the sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth.
After drawing in box-office receipts totaling a whopping 4.6 billio
n yuan ($685 million)-or 24 percent of Chinese box-office takings during the first qua
rter-The Wandering Earth is now regarded as a game-changer for its role in reviving the fortunes of the Chinese sci-fi genre.
As the longest film among all the nominated movies, Turkish master
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 188-minute The Wild Pear Tree will be screened for the first time in Chi
na. A Fortunate Man, the latest directorial epic by Danish auteur Bille August, is also a highly anticipated entry.
The other nominated films are Another World (Japan), Ben is Back (United States), Happ
ier Times, Grump (Finland), Here (Iran), Sunset (Hungary, France), Tehran: City of Love (Britain, Iran
and the Netherlands), The Keeper (Germany, Britain), The Unorthodox (Israel), Fear (India), and The Waiter (Greece).