But I must borrow that money from my relatives and frien

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

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

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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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ding of the People’s Republic of China, which Chan said would attract more people to spread the festivities throughout the city.

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Also attending the ceremony, He Jing, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Centra

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ations, as well as weapons and military equipment including armored scout cars and helicopters.

Unlike the two other barracks, Ngong Shuen Chau-the PLA’s naval base in Hong Kong-open

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Women comprised 27.2 percent of Party members and people from minority groups 7.3 percent, data from the report showed.

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ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will then officiate at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return.

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President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Japan for the G20 Summit will reinforce international consensus on upholding multila

teralism and an open economy amid rising protectionism that looms large over the global economy, observers said.

They said Xi’s upcoming meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the

sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bilateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

Xi will be in Japan from Thursday to Saturday to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka at the in

vitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Sunday.

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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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In the 5G era, higher reliability and lower latency can

be realized, m上海419论坛女神会所 aking the internet of things more effective and ena

bling tasks that are impossible in the 4G era, such as overseeing self-driving vehicles.

Telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co said in a statemen

t on Thursday that it is ready to help China accelerate commercial use of 5G.

Huawei’s global pioneering capabilities offering 5G solutions can support Chinese telecom carriers to build a sound net

work. China will lead the world in commercializing the superfast wireless technology, the company said.

Huawei has invested about $2 billion in total into the research and development of 5G since 2009.

ZTE Corp, another Chinese telecom gear vendor, also said in a statement that its produ

cts are ready for commercial use and it will actively participate in the commercial

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New Beijing airport’s lobby nearly complete

Martin Haase of Victoria, Canada, practiced tai chi with his mother from a young age. He

said that when he was a child, he was very active and always wanted to go to see the world. It was just at t

hat time that Chinese martial arts films entered Canada, and Bruce Lee and Jet Li’s kung fu movies fascinated him.

Haase learned tai chi with his mother since the age of 17 and has kept this habit for about 18

years. Later he came to Hunan province in Central China and joined the Hunan Provincial Wushu Association.

“Many foreign friends who come to China with an interest in tai chi will come

to the association to study with me,” Haase said. “I will introduce them to Hunan cult

ure and Chinese culture. Sometimes I show them around the city of Changsha as a translator and guide.”

In the Wushu Association, Haase met many teachers and friends of tai

chi. He believes that practicing kung fu can help you stay fit and gain confidence.

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All-women quartet gives Peking Opera a unique touch

For the first time in the history of Peking Opera, four women recently performed a

piece in the China National Peking Opera Company production, Stories of the Red Army.

The Peking Opera performance was one of the 51 productions showcased at the 12th China Art Festival in Shanghai.

Two performances took place at Shanghai’s Majestic Theater on May 27 and 28.

For the show, the CNPOC brought together three stories based on events during the Red Army’s epi

c Long March (1934-36), to create the modern Peking Opera, which premiered in Beijing on Aug 1, 2018.

“They are stories about the resilience and bravery of the Red Army during the Long March,” says Song Chen, head of the CNPOC.

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Trade between the two countries “made a major breakthr

rough” and exceeded $100 billion in 2018, and the two permanent members of the United Na

tions Security Council have been coordinating closely on major international issues, Ruan said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties, which are said to have reached their best level in history.

Also, the attendance of the two countries’ leaders at each other’s intern

ational forums shows both sides’ support for an open global economy, Ruan added.

Addressing the plenary session of the Fourth Eastern Economic Foru

m in Vladivostok, Russia, in September, Xi called for regional members to actively alig

n their development strategies and work together for an open regional economy.

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An accident Saturday night where a

theater stage collapsed has killed one child and injure

d 14 people, said the local emergency management office in Zhangzhou, Fujian province on Sunday.

The Jinshuixian theater in Zhangzhou Development Zone hosted a children’s dance audition the night of May 25.

During the audition, part of the theater’s center stage collapsed, killin

g a 13-year-old participant. Injured participants are receiving treatment in hospitals.

Companies and organizers involved in the accident are in police custody.

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Before his retirement, Wang irrigated farmland for de

nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.

“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if the whole desert was approachi

ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.

As the menacing sandstorms made the area increasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks.

To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched

a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A set of measures were adopted such as sav

ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways and building dams. In addition to t

hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.

Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into

the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.

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