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Qianlong loved the three encyclopedias and kept them in his residence for frequent reference and the education of his children.

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eror, like tigers, donkeys, and dogs, to those that Qianlong would have never seen in his li

fetime, like giraffes on the African savanna or whales breaking the ocean surface.

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tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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f users and winning the Sina Games award for “Best Independent Game of CGWR 2015”.

A total of 13 creative parks as well as incubators and maker spaces ha

ve been put in place, and have succeeded in incubating 441 enterprises by providing co

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other topics, the t上海夜网女神会所wo presidents intend to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

Besides, Trump said he “may” bring up alleged election interference with Putin during the summit later this week.

“I may,” Trump said during an interview with NBC’s Meet The Press TV program aired on Sunday.

“I may if you’d like me to do it, I’ll do that,” he said.

The US president stunned many in Washington earlier this month when he asserted he’d be willing

to accept dirt on potential 2020 presidential opponents from foreign countries, political news website Politico reported.

The US administration, and Trump himself, have since tried a number of times to walk the comments back, said Politico.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursda

that enterprises in any country will not disregard their own interests and blindly follow other countries’ “political command”.

“Most countries have always been highly alert to US government acts of

resorting to state power to crack down on companies in other countries, disrupt m

arkets and obstruct mutually beneficial cooperation between other countries,” Lu said.

But the positive development is also accompanied by some concerns. A string of Japanese

carriers, including NTT Docomo, said they were also considering delaying the launch of Huawei’s new sma

rtphones. Their hesitance is due to uncertainty about Google’s previous announcement that it would restrict H

uawei’s access to updates of the Android operating system in compliance with a US ban.

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llover effects on the developing economies, particularly tho

with high export exposure to the impacted economies

. A more protracted period of weak international trade activity could also harm investment pr

ospects and adversely affect productivity growth in the medium term.”

The report indicated that the entire global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved tra

de tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence.

The forecast for weaker global growth casts a shadow over efforts to im

plement the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has set universal go

als for eliminating poverty, promoting prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment.

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Xuan Changneng, deputy head of the State Administration of

 Foreign Exchange, said, “China has ample room to maneuver and take measures toward deleveraging.”

That conclusion is based on the debt structure and interest rate level, he said.

“When we’re talking about deleveraging and maintaining stable growth, I think the focus for seve

ral years has been on quality growth, not just any growth,” he said.Chinese President Xi Jinping met wit

h New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Monday in Beijing. They agreed to continuously enrich the China-New

Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership based on the principles of mutual trust and mutual benefit.his year’s Government Work Report said th

at “major progress was made in boosting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region”. In the years since t

he central government put forward the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development plan, local authorities have taken a series of me

asures, including working on key issues such as top design, to help shift Beijing’s noncapital functions to nei

ghboring locations, integrating the region’s transport network and better strengthening environmental protection.

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The government had also warned pro-Brexit politicians th

 that rejecting May’s deal could see Brexit delayed indefinitely.

The promises moved some previously resistant Brexit-backers to support the deal. Former Forei

gn Secretary Boris Johnson — a likely contender to replace May as Conservative Party leader — twe

eted that rejecting it risked “being forced to accept an even worse version of Brexit or losing Brexit altogether.”

But the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, with 10 seats in the House

of Commons, has refused to back the agreement because it treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK.

Parliament voted on the legally binding, 585-page withdrawal agreement that May agreed upon with the EU late las

t year. It set out the terms of Britain’s departure — including its financial divorce settlement with the EU and the rights of EU and U.K. cit

izens after Brexit — but not a shorter declaration on future ties, which is also part of the agreed-upon divorce deal.

Removing the political declaration from the Brexit vote altered the deal enough to over

come a parliamentary ban against asking lawmakers the same question over and over again.

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Top court’s new IP tribunal upholds French firm’s patent

The top court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a French global automotive supplier in a patent dispute

with two Chinese car accessory companies amid the country’s intensified efforts to protect intellectual property rights.

It was also the first public hearing by the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court since the special court was set up on Jan 1.

Valeo Systemes d’Essuyage, one of the world’s leading auto component providers, sued X

iamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co and Xiamen Fuke Wiper Co, two companies based in Fujian pro

vince, claiming infringement of Valeo’s patent on a connector for windshield wipers.

An IP court in Shanghai reached a verdict on Jan 22 finding that the two Chinese companies must cease their infring

ement. The two companies appealed to the top court, insisting that their products did not infringe on Valeo’s patent rights.

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He said China’s capital controls will continue to be a f

factor in Chinese outbound investments in 2018. “If you are a company where real estate and property development is your ma

in line of business I think you will have a better chance of getting your foreign investment approved,” he said.

Despite the decline in Chinese investment, the US commercial real estate markets weathered the loss of capi

tal well. Because New York and San Francisco receive two-thirds of every Chinese investment dollar according to the

report, the effect of the falloff was limited, according to Barry Hersh, a real estate professor at New York University.

Overall, China fell to third in total foreign investment in American real estate behind Cana

da and Singapore, according to the report. Bitner said other sources of capital stepped in to fill the void. “Capital fro

m Canada, Singapore, Japan and South Korea is coming into the US market,” he said.

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