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The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit

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lease of an updated list on NEVs to enjoy exemptions of vehicle and vessel tax, will further help boost the healthy de

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The vehicle and vessel tax, paid annually by car or ship owners, varies between hundre 上海会所

ds of yuan to thousands of yuan, depending on engine sizes and the capacity of vehicles or ships.

 上海会所品茶微信According to the latest list of NEVs and small engine vehicles to enjoy vehicle and vessel tax cu

ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve

ssel tax will be slashed completely for 444 types of NEVs and halved for 72 types of energy-saving vehicles. 上海会所

Moreover, the list has extended tax cuts to more NEVs compared with the previous list, and

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“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo

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“It is obvious Chinese NEVs have been making remarkable progress in high-quality development, and this will continue.”

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smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.

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Already, opposition t上海会所gton-triggered tra

 war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu

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The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment

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rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

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Essential to improve investment environment

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roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count

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mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

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panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d

上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo

rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.

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Under the program, psychological assessment is carried out based on the personal will of the elderly, said Wang, adding that

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The program is initiated in response to increasingly prominent mental problems among the elderly over the recent years, according to the NHC.

In wake of urbanization and the acceleration of aging proc

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lnerable to mental issues, especially when they catch chronic diseases or lose their spouses or friends.

With training sessions, the program is expected to improve the ability of medical workers a

上海会所t the primary level to better identify common psychological issues and offer corresponding help, Wang said.

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Other technological breakthroughs with the greatest potential to make a positive impact on our world include social ro

bots, cheaper and safer nuclear reactors and a novel way of reining in rogue proteins.

上海会所品茶微信The technologies on the list were selected based on their potential to have a mainstrea

m impact on societies and economies within five years and be both disruptive and attractive to investors and researchers.

“From income inequality to climate change, technology will play a c

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merging technologies demonstrate the rapid pace of human innovation and offer a glimpse int

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She said whoever as上海会所品茶微信rship should be stro

strong and popu上海会所品茶微信lar enough and able to connect with European citizens

who showed the highest turnout in 20 years in the elections for the European Parliament in late May.

“They should be able to work in an efficient manner with world leaders and be strong enough to galvani

ze worldwide support. We live in a very challenging world, and Europe needs strong and effective leadership,” Islam said.

There have been major disagreements between leaders of the two major member states. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the process of lead candi

date, known as Spitzenkandidaten in German. She supported Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the center-ri

ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.

But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.

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And the process to re上海会所女神会所 nuclear issue can

 achieve progress o上海会所女神会所nly if the neighboring countries including China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Russia can

mediate between Pyongyang and Washington and bring them back to the negotiation table. Joint third-party eff

orts have become even more necessary now that the US-DPRK talks are deadlocked.

If the neighboring countries are willing to provide large-scale economic help to the DPRK, the latter could take active part in global affairs while expediting its denu

clearization process. And if the DPRK integrates with the international community, it will learn from China’s ope

ning-up experience how to accelerate its economic development for the benefit of its people.

Jin Qiangyi, head of International Politics Institute at Yanbian University

Strong China-DPRK ties key to peninsula stability

Xi was invited by top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un to visit the country and chose to do so in

the year marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Beijing-Pyongya

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Earlier, the Kenyan gove上海会所品茶微信d revealed that th

medical personnel 上海会所品茶微信who were sent to Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2015 will man points of entry to detect Ebola

cases. The team that returned in June last year was part of the African Union mission in Ebola in West Africa.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans had long been put in place in Uganda for possible imported Ebola cases, according to WHO. The gov

ernment has vaccinated about 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities, including the one where the dead boy was treated.

“This is a sobering development that everyone has been working to avoi

d and highlights the complexity of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the

Congo,” Robert Redfield, director of the country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Redfield had issued a warning, a week ago, that the outbreak in the DR Congo could spread outside the country. He ad

ded that there was a risk of the current supply of vaccines running out before more is produced.

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inopec establish joint venture with Russian companie

hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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Li Shuping, head of Feixiang district, in Handan city, Hebei

 province, said his district has been trying to address the issue of extravagance.

Li said they were trying to reverse the trend of residents comparing the hosting of w

edding ceremonies and funerals, which has resulted in jealousy and complaints.

The district has ordered all officials to take the lead in rejecting the trend, and residents in 265 village

s have signed letters of commitment against extravagance in hosting such events, he said.

The district has also released a standard on hosting such events to prevent comparison among villagers. It includes re

quiring the wedding ceremony be finished within a day and no fireworks, he said.

Through these efforts, expenditure on events has been significantly reduced, which has been welcomed by villagers, Li said.

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arks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russi

Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs

China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

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Low travel costs may stimulate college students to trave

el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati

on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.

Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,

according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time

s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.

“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani

es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho

se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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