Architectural experts who have gained a hands-on unders

standing of the pros and cons of rural reconstruction through their work were also invited to hold a dialogue with the writers, which resonated so strongly with the

villagers that some of them surrounded the speakers afterward hoping to expand their discussions.

He Wei, assistant professor at the school of architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, w

ho has been leading several projects in the countryside, thinks a major problem is the conflicting demands between the elite class

of city dwellers, who tend to seek spiritual comfort in village life, and the villagers themselves who naturally want to i

mprove their quality of life. However, many of the rural traditions have been lost during the process.

“Once they leave the countryside, it’s hard for people to come back and settle, both in person and spiritually,” he says.

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utual trust also is growing between China and countr

ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an

d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin

g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the

United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w

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As the world’s second largest economy after the United

States, China has achieved extraordinary economic transformation over the past four decades. An

d as China’s economy has transformed, so has the size and make-up of its equity market.

FTSE Russell CEO Mark Makepeace said the company will continue to work with global customers and provi

de benchmark indexes and analysis solutions to promote investment in Chinese stocks and fixed-income products.

A British climber too weak to descend from Mount Qomolangma – know

n as Everest in the West – died on Saturday, officials said, the eighth climber to die on the

world’s tallest mountain and the 18th in Nepal’s Himalayas during the current climbing season.

Hiking officials attributed most of the deaths to weakness, exha

ustion and delays on the crowded route to the 8,850-meter (29,035 feet) summit.

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Lippi, who led hi上海品茶微信女神会所s d Cup glory in

was first hired in 上海品茶微信女神会所vember 2016, but his original two-year stint in China delivered littl

e to cheer about. He was unable to take China to the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.

The 71-year-old Lippi had stepped down in January, after the country’s quarterfinal

exit from the Asian Cup, when he reportedly became furious in the dressing room after China’s crushing 3-0 loss to Iran.

Lippi’s first game in his second tenure will be a friendly match with the Philippines in Guangzhou o

n June 7, as Team China prepares for the second round of Asian zone qualifying for Qatar 2022, which kicks off in September.

“I think I’d vote for Lippi to come back,” 38-year-old Team China capt

ain Zheng Zhi said on China Central Television in March. “The old man would for sure brin

g more values to the team. We never lost faith in him, and our players all recognize his importa

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A hearing on the proposed tariffs on Chinese imports will

 take place on June 17, according to the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for Internation

al Economics in Washington, said the FDRA letter will add to the pressure on Trump to reach a deal with China.

“It will not be totally ignored,” Hufbauer said.

Over the past few weeks, business groups have voiced their concern that the escalating tariffs on Chinese imports risked knocking consumers off their feet.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, for example, said in a st

atement: “The administration’s decision to announce a tax on every product coming from China pu

ts America’s entire economy at risk. Americans’ entire shopping cart will get more expensive,” it said.

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to future human development. It’s also important to fully use

education to help people learn more about the values of different civilizations and to pass down the cultures,” he said.

At the session, 44 scholars and professors from Asian countries, along with France, Russia, Germa

ny and Canada, voiced their opinions on exchanges by Asian civilizations in historical and modern times.

Chen Lai, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, said

some ancient Chinese philosophers had proposed values for different civilizations.

“Confucius said that ‘A gentleman seeks harmony, not conformity’, showi

ng respect to different cultures,” he said. “Mencius proposed that we should have goo

d intentions toward others. I think it’s an inclusive attitude toward other people and their civilizations.”

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China’s IPR protection efforts bear fruit for foreign enterprises

China’s constant improvement of intellectual property rights pro

tection is a huge boon for popular foreign IPs like Peppa Pig to ride the country’s consum

ption boom, according to an executive from the trademark’s owner Entertainment One UK Ltd.

“There has been a very positive trend in China,” said Tim Pfeiffer

, the company’s senior vice-president of business affairs. “Our cooperation with the China Trad

emark Office has been very encouraging and we are more than happy to cooperate further.”

Beijing’s efforts have shown that it is serious about enforcing IPR protection to safeguard justice an

d social stability. Chinese courts have resulted in a 42 percent surge in intellectual property r

ights cases in 2018, according to the work reports of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Proc

uratorate that were submitted to the country’s annual national legislative session in March.

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Barca has won 26 league titles in Spain, compared to

 33 for Real Madrid. But Barca have won

eight of the last 11 leagues and 10 of the last 15 (all 10 with Messi in the squad).

Earlier in the day, second-placed Atletico Madrid won 1-0 at home over struggling Valladolid to delay Barca’s celebrations.

The only goal of the match came in the 66th minute when Valladolid’s Joaquin Fernandez put the ball into his own net, but

the visitors were convinced they should have had a penalty after Santiago Arias clearly handed the ball in his own area.

Referee Melero Lopez checked with the VAR but decided the handball was accidental.

Athletic Club Bilbao remains seventh after a 1-1 draw at home with Alaves in the Basque derby.

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President Xi’s speech emphasized on broadening China

 Belt and Road Initiative and creating a global image of this initiative, so that there will

be more connectivity and more trust in this international intercontinental project.

I am from Afghanistan and we have a lot of opportunities for China’s investments. China is trying to in

vest in our railway network, which is a very promising way to create a corridor to the Central Asia. Then

Afghanistan can provide a very safe connection from China, Central Asia to the rest of the world.President Xi’s speec

h was very impressive. He spoke on opening all the economy of the world and working against protectionism. He also said

to make more efforts to give a better quality of Belt and Road Initiative to connect all the other countries. I’m very op

timistic with the progress on the Belt and Road Initiative and I hope more countries will participate in the initiative.

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According to experts, standing only on the right side

of the escalator causes uneven wear on the mechanism because of the u

neven load. Wear and tear on the right side is significantly more than on the left, resulti

ng in a slight tilt of the escalator, which cannot be fixed through regular maintenance.

Experts also warned that walking on escalators in itself is always dangerous.

The height of an escalator step – around 21 centimeters – is highe

r than that of a standard stair, which is around 16 cm. Passengers may miss a step.

Lesley Strawderman, a professor at Mississippi State University, said in an article last m

onth in Quartz, a news organization in the United States, that restricting people to one side of an es

calator limits the amount of space available to commuters and just slows everyone down.

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