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astern province of Shandong and then sent seven satellites into orbit about 600 kilometers above the Earth.

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the technologies and capabilities required for

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China is striving to expand its launch service portfolio and promote its carrier roc

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A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

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tional Development and Reform Commission and is now open for public comments.

Height rather than age is the current determinant for deciding who can avail of cut-price or free tickets.上海乌托邦

Children whose height is below 120 centimeters can get fre

e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

上海乌托邦女神会所Children taller than 150 centimeters are required to buy adult tickets under current policy.

As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

andards are believed to be unfair and there have been calls for overhauling the policy.上海乌托邦女神会所

The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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Based on the published da上海乌托邦ministry, students

 from financially strapped families were subsidized for nearly 100 million times in 2018. Taking higher educa

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Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the finance department of the Ministry of Education, said that the State Council has approved prog

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Government of France, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Wednesday.

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ate wealth reaching $23.6 trillion in 2018, a 130 percent surge over the previous year, ac

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The US remains the world’s wealthiest country, with private wealth valued at $60.7 trillion in 2018.

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s top 10 richest countries’ private wealth accounted for 74 percent of global private wealth.

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“The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow un

fairly targets American companies,” USTR Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

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d hit global tech companies with total annual revenues from the covered digital se

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“The structure of the proposed new tax as well as statements by officials suggest that France i

s unfairly targeting the tax at certain US-based technology companies,” the USTR’s Office claimed.

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general secretary of t上海乌托邦女神会所mmittee of the

mmunist Party 上海乌托邦女神会所of China (CPC) and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan, accompanied by Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party

of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his wife Ri Sol-ju, watch a lar

ge group callisthenics and art performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, DPRK, Jun

he two sides should enhance strategic communications and exchange views on major issues in a ti

mely manner to build a good environment for the development of bilateral ties, Xi said, and the two co

untries should expand practical cooperation to bring more benefits to the people of both sides.

In their talks, Xi also stressed the importance of deepening

mutual learning on the experience of governance, enhancing training of each other’s off

icials and boosting exchanges in such areas as education, health, sports, media, youth and local government.

On behalf of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the government and the peopl

of the DPRK, Kim expressed a warm welcome to Xi, saying that the general secretary’s visit, a

mid his tight schedule, is a great encouragement and shows political support for his party, government and people.

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i said he wants to use t上海乌托邦女神会所 along with K

Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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But, in general, they have been weaker when compa

red with urban areas, Zhang said. “Problems such as loose organization and lack of ability to provide public ser

vices and governance exist in some rural areas, which urgently requires intensified efforts,” he said.

In recent years, some rural areas have improved governance throu

gh innovative measures based on the reality of their situation, Zhang said.

The ministry released 20 model cases on better governance in rural areas on Wednesday.

They cover aspects such as improving connections and interactions between vil

lage officials and residents, facilitating public participation in decision-making, and

finding solutions to eliminate social problems, such as extravagance and waste in hosting events.

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So by holding lectures, conducting dialogues and screen

ning movies related to the countryside and contributed by guest authors, the region’s local literary legacy can both be re-examined and extended.

Many modern and contemporary works of Chinese literature touch on common rural issues – childhood upbringing, family inheritance and people’s exp

erience of being stuck on the bottom rung of society – that have been rooted in Chinese farming culture for thousands of years.

China’s urbanization has been rapidly progressing to the extent that rural life has become

something unfamiliar to the majority of the population, which is very different from what it was like just three de

cades ago, according to Ge Fei, author and a Chinese literature professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

He was rst day of the festival, interpreting what it means to us when rural societies fade away.

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Students to be vital cogs in travel sectordents born betwe

College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th

e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.

Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are

limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud

y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.

During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b

tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e

ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.

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In 2018 alone, 8.5 metric tons of mountaineering-relat

ted trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various d

omestic waste and 2.46 metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.

According to Nyima Tsering, the head of the region’s sport bureau,

the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.

“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, for training mountaineeri

ng talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mountaineering Association. “Teams from

the school have performed 29 high-altitude rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”

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By late April, China had been hit by 129 African swine

 fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr

eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no

t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va

ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc

tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su

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Technology teams from Shanghai universities start

businesses in Suzhou, Zhejiang province. Things like this happen a lot now,” Wang said.

“And plans to build data infrastructure, such as cloud computi

ng and data centers, have been made in the integrated development of the region.”

The report also surveyed AI education in China, which has started at all levels. More tha

n 30 universities have opened schools on AI, and 75 established AI majors or interdisciplinary majors with AI.

China’s first high school textbook on AI was published by East China Normal Universit

y last year, and 40 high schools nationwide have participated in a pilot program on teaching AI to their students.

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