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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.

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China attaches great importance to the development of th

 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.

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Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committ

mittee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, laid a floral basket at a monument on Monday marking the departure of the Long March.

At a museum marking the start of the Long March, Xi spoke with nine representati

ves of descendants of Red Army soldiers and relatives of revolutionary martyrs.

The People’s Republic of China was founded at the cost of the blood of numerous revoluti

onary martyrs, Xi said, adding that the CPC and the Red Army, upholding lofty revolutionary id

eals, had brought about incredible achievements after repeatedly surviving desperate situations during the Long March.

Xi called for staying true to the revolutionary martyrs, the P

arty’s original aspiration and mission, its revolutionary ideals and principles, and the

people living near revolutionary sites. Xi’s inspection tour took place a week after the Political Bureau of the CPC

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Huawei CEO addresses US ban, 5G and users’ rights

Ren said in an interview with Chinese media in Shenzhen on Tuesday that “We are very grateful to the

US companies. They have made a lot of contributions to us. Many of our consultants are from American companies such as IBM.

“We can make chips as good as those made by US companies, but it does not mean that we will not buy chips from them,” Ren added.

He said the company will not exclude US chips. “Instead, we should grow together. But if there is a

supply shortage, we have a backup. In the “peace period”, half of our chips are from the US companies and half

from Huawei. We cannot be isolated from the world.”Ren also highlighted that Huawei’s 5G plan will not be affected by

the US ban. “Others will definitely not be able to catch up with Huawei in 5G technologies for two or three years,” he said.

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The move fully demonstrates Beijing’s firm determinati

on to defend its due interests and legitimate rights in international trade and economic cooperation, according to analysts.

The US has totally ignored the fact that China has been eager to resolve trade and economic issues through high-level official ta

lks and pledged to further expand market access for global businesses, said Liang Ming, a senior resea

rcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

China has emphasized that the US should not use the tariff method. That is not just for China’s benefit; it is the rational choice a

ny country would make when facing unreasonable requests in trade, said Dong Yan, director of the inte

rnational trade office at the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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The legacy plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter G

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.

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In recent years, sales in many sectors in lower-tier cit

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.

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“That’s a crime,” the top Democrat in Congress told repo

orters, referring to Barr’s congressional testimony.Justice Depart

ment spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called Pelosi’s allegation “reckless, irresponsible and false.”

The exchange came shortly after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler thre

atened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress if he does not provide a full, unredacted copy of Mu

eller’s findings. That could potentially lead to fines or imprisonment for the top US law enforcement official.

Barr released Mueller’s report on April 18, with some parts blacked out to protect sensitive information.

Pelosi and other leaders in the House, which is controlled by Democra

ts, previously had cautioned against launching the impeachment process, whic

h would begin in the House but would face long odds of success in the Republican-controlled Senate and could alien

ate voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election in which Trump is seeking re-election.

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Innovation makes souvenirs profitableWhite Rabbit so

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.

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As well as The Composer, two other domestic films ha

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).

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