rks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China

hina Global Teleation on China-US trade negotia爱上海vision Network (CGTN) anchor Liu Xin has responde

d on Twitter to an invitation from Fox Business Netwo

rk host Trish Regan to join her show for a second time, saying she is likely to reply next week.

“Hi Trish, thank you for your kind offer. We are going to spend the weekend celebrating the Dr

agon Boat Festival. How about I get back to you next week ASAP?” Liu tweeted on Saturday.

Earlier, Regan 上海龙凤公众号said on her tweet, “Hi Xin, are you up for Round 2? If so,

I look forward to it — and to continue hearing all sides on China-US trade.”

It will be the second time that the two television hosts meet on air if Liu accepts the offer.

Last Thursday morning Beijing time, Liu engaged in a live discussion at Regan’s invitation on China-US trade neg

otiations. Liu joined Regan’s show in Fox’s New York studio via satellite from CGTN’s Beijing studio.、

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In 2016, Xi wrote a reply to 12 primary school students

 in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. They were the grandchildren of those who cultivated the uninhabited Dachen Islands in the 1950s.

In March 2017, Xi joined with primary students in Beijing to

plant trees and encouraged them to foster a219ccccom-3/nvironmental protection from childhood.

In 2018, replying to a letter from a primary school in Shaanxi provi

nce, Xi expressed hope that the students would learn more about the history of the revolution, follow th

e example of heroes and role models, love the Party, the country and the people and carry on fine revolutionary traditions.

hina has raised additional tariffs to a maximum 25 percent on part of the $60 billion worth of US prod

ucts, effective June 1, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

The rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 perc

ent, and 10 percent, respectively. The 5 percent additional tariffs applied to some products remained unchanged.

The move came after the US’ latest tax increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.

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Talks with Vanuatu PM China seeks no private interests

and scope of influence in developing relations with Pacific island cou

ntries, and will be good friends and partners trusted by them forever, Xi said on Tue

sday. Xi made the remarks while meeting with visiting Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai in Beijing. The Chi

na-Vanuatu relationship has become a good example of relations between China and Pacific island countries, Xi s

aid, adding political mutual trust between the two countries keeps d

eepening and exchanges and cooperation in various fields continue to expand.

Xi said the country appreciates Vanuatu resolutely adhering to the one-C

hina policy, and supports it independently choosing the development path that suits its

national conditions. Xi called for strengthening the alignment of the development strategy of the Pacific island cou

ntry with the BRI and tapping potential for bilateral pragmatic cooperation.

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We must work together to ensure that big data, and the

technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to develo

pment, peace and security and human rights,” Guterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.

Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made signif

icant progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sec

tors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.

“We will make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the real econo

my, including establishing a national industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp

rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.

According to the ministry, China’s digital economy reached a total volu

me of over 31 trillion yuan ($4.5 trillion), or 34.8 percent of its GDP, in 2018.

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War hero, 95, a model for all, president saysng Fuqin

In a written instruction released on Friday, President Xi Jinping called on society to carry fo

rward the spirit and dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing as China forges ahead in the new era.

Xi is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Zhang, a native of Shaanxi province, behaved courageously in the Liberation War i

n 1948, repeatedly achieving military glory. He retired from active service in 1955.

Over the following decades, he kept his battle achievements a secret, even from his children. His story

was made public at the end of last year, as information about veterans nationwide was being collected by the authorities.

Xi hailed Zhang’s deeds, saying the elderly hero hid them for more than 60 years and stayed true t

o his original aspirations. As a soldier, Zhang defended the country; as a civilian, he works for the people’s well-being, Xi said.

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With the 1,000-day countdown celebration comes a ne

 stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizi

ng Committee. “We will endeavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”

The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the W

ater Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in pre

paring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.

According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 ve

nues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faci

lities built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) in

to a curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.

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In 2008, he accidentally came across a group of people fly

 flying a remote-controlled model aircraft, which intrigued him

and brought back his fantasy. He immediately bought a model aircraft for himself. Ho

wever, due to his lack of basic knowledge in operating it, he broke the aircraft that same day.

“I tried very hard to fix it but failed,” he said, adding that he was then d

etermined to make himself an expert. He began to study online and made friends with many dieh

ard fans. After half a year, he was able to make modifications on model aircrafts.

With drones becoming mainstream in China, Zhao decided to s

et up his own company in 2010 to sell drones. After his compa

ny was set up, five drone models had been invented by his team, including a modified drone powered with fuel.

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During Spring Festival, the proportion of small-town yo

ouths who traveled rose by 101 percent year-on-year, compared with 50 per

cent among peers in bigger cities, according to major online travel agency Ctrip.

Ruan Tianying, deputy general manager of Western-style food chain Houcaller, said t

hat with fastgrowing urbanization in China, lower-tier cities definitely offer great potential.

Houcaller, founded in Xiamen, Fujian province, in 1993, plans to operate about 400 store

s in 100 Chinese cities, with more than two-thirds of them located in lower-tier centers by the end of this year.

Ruan said consumption per capita at Houcaller outlets is about

60 yuan, and about 80 percent of its more than 30 million customers a year are age 36 or younger.

“Opening a restaurant involves different factors, so we cannot reach lower-tier cities as quick

ly as fast-moving consumer goods do,” he said, adding that in these cities, the market still needs to be educa

ted about eating Western-style food, which involves a different dining etiquette from Chinese food.

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Agreed Zhang Lanmei, 57, a retired Shanghai local

 “I go on trips twice a year. I usually do not buy souvenirs on the road, because they are q

uite similar and less creative, which I can easily find at the stalls of Shanghai’s Town God Temple.”

Netizens in China joke online Yiwu’s residents need

not buy souvenirs at other places as all such articles originate in their hometown.

As Shi sees it, there is immense scope to reinvent the concept of souvenirs in general and Chinese souvenirs in particular.

Souvenirs, he said, should be made in various formats-a local snack, curries from In

dia, black tea from Sri Lanka, dried apricots from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, or Spanish Iberian ham.

They could also be in the form of a delicate little gift of a key ch

ain, handicraft or fridge magnet, but a special local product would be ideal.

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Li Shunde, a senior intellectual property researcher at

at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau

ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.

“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in

stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.

On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde

d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co

pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.

The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.

A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J

udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve

rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.

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