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untervailing measures imposed by t he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
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“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.
Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
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“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
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orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour to North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday.
At a local community in Songshan district of Chifen
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e development of national integration and unity. Later, he visited the Chifeng Museum, where he was briefed on the evolution of loca
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r epic tradition was listed as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. 上海419品茶微信hina’s Tiangong II space lab will spend its last days in orbit this week before making a controlled fall on
ack into Earth’s atmosphere, according to the China Manned Space Agency. All of the space lab’s assigned tasks have been finished. It is scheduled
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Most of the spacecraft will burn up during the reentry process, with a small amount of de
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Preparations for reentry are underway, the agency said, saying China will publish related infor
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Tiangong II was put into orbit in September 2016 atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite La
unch Center in the Gobi Desert. The space lab is 10.4 meters high, 3.35 m in diameter and weighs 8.6 metric tons.
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ir Shenzhou XI spacecraft docked with the lab and remained there for 30 days.
From April to September 2017, Tiangong II and Tianzhou I cargo spacecraft performed several docking and in-orbit refuel
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The space lab also carried out a series of scientific and technological experiments.
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ndezvous and docking. Tiangong I fell back to the Earth in April 2018 in an uncontrolled manner.
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icially issued the Construction Plan of the
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rounding areas. The key issues are divided i
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In the future, Nanning will fully build Nanning Core Area, striving to take the lead in achievi
ng key policies, major projects, and key supporting projects to provide an open financial gateway for ASEAN .
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
上海419been seriously affected by African swine fever
outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday. “We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
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untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
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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.
Mutual support, pragmatic cooperation, China-EU ties high on bilateral agenda
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e the remarks while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Radev is paying a state visit to China from Monday to Friday. 上海419
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untries’ relationship to a strategic partnership. Before their talks, Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Radev. The two countries should take the opportunity of upgrading their bilateral relations, join h
ands to deal with changes of international relations and inject new impetus
into China-Bulgaria cooperation, Xi said. 上海419 Noting that Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Chi
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The two countries should continue to firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concerns, Xi said.
Bulgaria is among the Central and East European countries that from a very early period hav
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China would like to enhance connection of development strategies with Bulgaria, promote infrast
ructure interconnectivity, increase trade and investment and strengthen people-to-people exchanges, Xi added.
He said that China attaches great imp
ortance to relations with Europe and firmly supports the integration process of Europe.
China hopes the new European Union authorities maintain stable and susta
inable policies toward China, Xi said, adding that Bulgaria is a good friend and partner of China in the EU.
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sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bi
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President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests
and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.
Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian
g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.
Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin
g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.
The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica
l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a
nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.
China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.
China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te
rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.
Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join
tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro
mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.
An increasing number of small and medium-sized enterprises are stepping outside of
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rkets with the help of an imp ortant annual fair in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong province.
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eration among SMEs around the world since 2004 – will be held from Oct 10-13 in Poly World Trade Expo Center this year, according to the event’s organizer.
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The United Arab Emirates is the co-host country of the fair for the first time, said He, bringing the total number of foreign co-hosts to 18 since the show was launched.上海419女神会所
The UAE delegation will comprise some 75 SMEs from a broad range of sectors: agriproducts, trade and retail, innovation, technology, hospitality, industries and manufacturing. These will cover a total exhibition area of 800 square meters, said Rahma Alshamsi, UAE consul general in Guangzhou.
A number of countries – including Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar – have shown great interest in co-hosting the fair in the future and will hold talks with the organizers during the event, He said.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, which co-hosted the fair last year, has agreed to take the role for the next five years starting from this year. He said the move would give impetus to the consistent development of SMEs across the globe.
Zhang Linhe, head of the business unit in the Ofice of Japan External Organization in Gua
ngzhou, told the briefing that 29 companies from a variety of industries – including food, beauty products, fashion and
metalware – would join the Japanese delegation. Zhang said 17 of these are new to the event.