But I must borrow that money from my relatives and frien

nds because all my saved money has been spent on building a new home for the yo

上海千花坊ung couple and buying new necessities for them, such as household appliances,” Shan said.

Luckily, Shan had reason to celebrate because he was saved by a new rule.

Right before the wedding, a specific standard was established banning high-priced betrothal gifts, or caili in上海千花坊

Chinese. Other extravagant customs, including holding grand wedding ceremonies or funeral rites as well as inviting an e

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The government of Feixiang district – which covers 265 villages, including Shan’s, with a population of 410,000 – found the competitio

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They would ask parents of their soon-to-be sons-in-law for similar treatment, Cai said.

According to the standard, no more than six cars can be used for picking up the bride and her rela

tives. Previously, up to 40 cars would be used as part of a grand and impressive wedding ceremony.上海千花坊

Furthermore, guests are served a simple meal – a vegetable and meat stew, or daguocai in Chinese – rather than a meal wit

上海千花坊女神会所h dozens of courses. Finally, group wedding ceremonies are encouraged and betrothal gifts are discouraged.

Families who obey the standard may enjoy benefits such as free physical examinations for parents and

newborns at local hospitals. Pregnant women may also receive discounts for examinations during pregnancy, Cai said.

Families who do not obey the rules are required to make a self-critical s

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o refuse to make the speech and admit their wrongdoings are exposed on local television and other media platforms.

Villagers fall in line

According to the Feixiang district government, more than 1,000 families of young wom

en have refrained from demanding betrothal gifts from their bridegrooms’ families since 2017. About 1

00,000 households in the district have signed commitment letters promising to obey the standard.

Government statistics show that the cost of a wedding has been cut to less than 30,000 yuan, down b

y about 80 percent, and the current cost for a funeral is less than 5,000 yuan, just a sixth of the previous cost.

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He said that colla上海乌托邦品茶微信mon developmen

t by China and上海乌托邦品茶微信 Africa will underscore important contributions to strengthening the power of developing coun

tries, building of a new type of international relations and creating a community with a shared future for mankind.

The two-day meeting was attended by about 500 delegates, including more than 80 ministerial officials from 53 African countries and the African Union.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the opening ceremony that Beijing’s coop

eration with the continent is different from that of traditional powers. For some time, some outsi

de forces have tried to slander and undermine China-Africa cooperation by fabricating accusations of neocolonialism an

d so-called debt traps, which are totally groundless and not accepted by the African people, he said.

Such attempts constitute a total lack of respect for Africa, a lack of understan

ding about China and an absence of knowledge about the friendship between the two, he said.

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Iranian Minister of Inform上海千花坊女神会所munications Techn

hnology Moham上海千花坊女神会所mad Javad Azari Jahromi also decried US cyber attacks on

Iran over the past years, saying that “We have been facing cyber-terrorism for a long time.”

Earlier this month, the United States claimed Iran is responsible for an attack on two oil

tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The accusation was dismissed by the Islamic Republic.

Over the accusation, Zarif has said the United States immediately jumped to make allegat

ions against Iran was a plan to use sabotage diplomacy to cover up its economic terrorism against Iran.

Following the attack on the oil tankers, the Pentagon authorized the d

eployment of about 1,000 additional troops to the region for so-called “defensive purpose.”

This was preceded by the deployment of the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier group, bo

mbers, the amphibious transport dock and Patriot air defense system to the region in early May.

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Speaking of China’s rol上海乌托邦品茶微信o steadfastly purs

e a peaceful deve上海乌托邦品茶微信lopment path and share development opportunities with all part

ies, especially through Belt and Road cooperation and more conveniences in market access.

He also called for equal dialogue based on mutual respect and adhere

nce to multilateral trade rules in addressing economic and trade problems, stressing tha

t relevant sides should never readily resort to protectionism and unilateralism.

Xi arrived here Friday for the CICA summit and a state visit to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is the second leg of Xi’s two-country Central Asia trip, which also

took him to Kyrgyzstan for a state visit and the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summ

it.The Fifth CICA Summit takes place at the Kohi Navruz (Navruz Palace) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Jun

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Besides their cooperation in infrastructure investment und

der the framew阿拉爱上海女神会所ork of the Belt and Road Initiative, he said, China will facilitate imports of agricultu

ral products such as soybeans and grains from the Central Asian countries to its huge market.

“Priority will be given to the agricultural and husbandry fields in futu

re cooperation between China and the Central Asian nations,” he added.

Xi will also have a series of bilateral meetings with some of the lea

ders of other countries attending the SCO summit, and he will exchange views with th

em on bilateral ties as well as the major international issues of common concern, Zhang said.

One prominent problem in international relations is trade protectionism and unilateralism, Zhang said, so it’s not strange

that trade issues will be an important subject for bilateral meetings between Xi and the foreign leaders.

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And given that the other major economies are using fre

e trade zones上海千花网品茶微信j as a strategic means to play geopolitical and geo-economic games, China should accelerate the b

uilding of free trade zones with other countries under the bilateral or multilateral investment ag

reement framework for a diametrically opposite purpose: boosting global economic cooperation.

The focus of international trade policy has shifted from tariffs and licensing to convenient inves

tment and trade facilitation policies, and creating of a business-friendly climate. So while ope

ning up the domestic market and helping improve the utilization of foreign capital, China should also work out de

tailed rules on the foreign investment law, take steps to remove the obstacles to outbound Chinese investments, promote th

e free flow of global and domestic production factors, and expand its economic development space.

Important to reform global governance system

To stabilize the economy and prevent risks, China should seek more govern

ment-funded infrastructure investment projects in fields such as 5G networks, intellig

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Two-way trade between China and Russia hit a recor

 of over $100 billion last year. Major strategic cooperation projects have been steadily

carried out in such areas as energy, transportation, agriculture, aviation and space.

Xi said that the notable results of the two countries’ business cooperation are especially valuable given the current co

mplex environment of sluggish global trade and investment and surging protectionism in the world.

China and Russia are making proactive efforts to bring their trade volum

e to a higher level and promote high-quality development in bilateral trade, he added.

Xi will also attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and address its plenary session during the visit.

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The 14 new rooms, spanning over 1,100 square meters, wi

host 105 works by Venice and Florence artists, including Titian and Tintoretto. The pieces were st

ored in the museum’s warehouses, and about a third had not been exhibited to the public for several years.

“All these great masters are back on view here in the Uffizi in new spaciou

s halls where we can have many visitors to admire them,” says Uffizi’s director, Eike Schmidt.

“It is as if a second, new museum had opened inside the gallery,” he adds.

Titian’s Venus of Urbino hangs in a room with two other paintings and is

among the most celebrated canvas on display in the new section of the Florence art gallery.

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The testbed is co-built by organizations, enterprise

 and research institutes from home and abroad, including the Bench Coun

cil, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Software Testing Center under the Mini

stry of Industry and Information Technology, Alibaba and Cambricon.

It can simulate the verification environment for future smart devices, said Feng Shengzhong, head of the center.

As a part of the Bench Council’s 2019 International Symposium on Intelligent Computers, an interna

tional AI competition started Friday in Shenzhen, which has made the new testbed the venue.

Feng said the center had taken charge of the operation and maintenance manage

ment together with the Beijing Academy of Frontier Sciences and Technology.

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With joint efforts of all parties, China has built a founda

ation for commercialization of 5G,” the ministry said, adding it will issue commercial 5G licens

es in the near future, a clear sign China will soon officially enter the first year of 5G.

“As always, we welcome domestic and foreign enterprises to actively participate in China’s 5G network construction and effort

to promote application of the technology, and jointly share 5G development opportunities,” the ministry added.

China’s big three telecom carriers are forecast to spend 900 billi

on to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network construction from 2020

to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. In co

mparison, Chinese telecom operators spent 720 billion yuan on 4G network construction from 2014 to 2018.

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