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Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with

上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.

Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an

imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood an上海419

imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.

上海419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the conceited rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t

he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.

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g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.

At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike

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ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.

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on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.

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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.

But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro

versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.

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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.

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sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow

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But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that

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culties, optimists see the silver lining of the Chinese economy’s remarkable resilience given the headwinds it faces.上海419

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t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef

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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.

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d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund

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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot

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fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.

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hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has

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

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untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.

Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit上海419

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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Guo Rui, a professo 上海419r of international relations at Jilin

University, said, “Although the DMZ meeting has created significant momentum that will help restart a change on the Korean Peninsula, as sanctions will remain in place, chances are

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ng and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday was the s 上海419

oftening of Trump’s stance on the sanctions the US administration had imposed on Chinese telecommunications equi

pment provider Huawei. Trump said US companies can continue selling telecom components to Huawei. 上海419

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ndermine global technological development, especially the commercialization of 5G technology, in which Huawei is a leading global player.

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g those made by multinational companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, from the US market.
The fact is, as a global leader in 5G, Hu

 上海419品茶微信awei is too big to fail. After the US administration banned American companies from selling chips to Huawei an

d other Chinese companies, Silicon Valley has suffered as much, if not more than, Huawei. Besides, some companies co

ntinued to supply chips to Huawei via their overseas branches in order to avoid violating the US ban. 上海419品茶微信

Hopefully, the Xi-Trump meeting and the likely resumption of trade talks between China and the U

S will prompt Washington to adopt a consistent and the right approach toward Chinese high-tech co

mpanies, not least because China tends to treat all companies, domestic as well as foreign, equally. 上海419品茶微信

For example, with research and development centers and manufacturing bases in China, Er

icsson and Nokia have won big contracts in the just launched bid for 5G network devices. These companies hav

e been supplying to markets and serving telecom operators and enterprises across the globe, by capi

talizing on China’s skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and complete industrial chain.

Yet, if the US does not lift the ban, such companies would have to endure higher production co

sts. They could even be forced to transfer their businesses out of China, although both Ericsson and Nokia cl

aim they can operate production bases in other countries despite the higher costs, due to the flexible supply chain.

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would hold mee上海419品茶微信tings with Putin on the sidelines of the summit, although the Kremli

n said several times that no proposals about the upcoming meeting had been received from the US.

“President Trump looks forward to meeting with President Putin at the upcoming G20 summ

it in Osaka, Japan,” Bolton said at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I’m here for a previously scheduled trilateral meeting of national se

curity advisers of Israel, Russia and the US hosted by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Curr

ent circumstances in the region make our conversations even more timely,” Bolton said.

“I hope we can lay the groundwork for this meeting over the next several days here in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyah

u’s strong relationships with both President Trump and President Putin augur well the chances of success and

greater alignment of the policies of these three great countries in a number of critical security issues,” he added.

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President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping talks with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jong­un in Pyon

gyang on Friday. Several paces behind them are Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan (left), and Kim’s wife, Ri Sol­ju

President Xi Jinping said on Friday that his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea demonstrated the two countries’ firm will to advance the po

litical settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue and to promote lasting peace and security in the region.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the W

orkers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in Pyongyang. Xi wr

apped up his two-day state visit to the DPRK on Friday.General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Pa

rty of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan talk with Kim Jong-un, chairman of t

he Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Repu

blic of Korea (DPRK), and his wife Ri Sol-ju at the state guest house in Pyongyang, capital of the DP

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crash involving 上海419女神会所a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21,

were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road.

The identities of the dead have not yet been released by officials.

Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minist

er Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.
The lorry and bus collided on Friday at a

round 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people incl

uding the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed.

Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition.

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ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok

esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.

Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman

of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai

d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon

g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo

ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa

ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti

sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.

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President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s stance on promoting the process of economic global

ization and maintaining the multilateral trading system at a forum held in Russia on Friday.

China would like to share its most advanced scientific achievements with the world, inclu

ding 5G technologies, and jointly cultivate new core competitiveness and share its economic growth model, Xi said.

The president made the remarks in a speech at the plenary session of the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Xi said that China will continue to deepen its reform and ope

ning-up, ease market access and build a market environment with fair competition.

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Global games market value increased to $134.9 billion

in 2018, up 10.9 percent year-on-year with mobile games accounting for 47 percent of the total at $63.2 billion, up 12.8 per

cent year-on-year, gamesindustry.biz reported citing statistics from market analysts Newzoo.

China’s actual sales revenue of gaming industry rose 5.3 percent year-on-year to 214.44 billion yuan ($31.11 billion) last year, accounti

ng for 23.6 percent of the global gaming market, Financial Times reported, adding that social respo

nsibility should be an important part of gaming industry development.With the approach of full com

mercial use of 5G, local governments in China have intensively introduced their plans on 5G development recently, as r

egions like the Pearl River Delta region, Yangtze River Delta region and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region are gearing up t

o cultivate industrial clusters valued at trillions of yuan, according to a report by Economic Information Daily.

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