If those in Washington wonder why their European allies

re reluctant to answer their calls for excluding Huawei from their 5G networks, Ren had an answer: “For every base station

site, Huawei can save the Europeans 10,000 euros ($11,192). Instead of following the US, they have communicated with us closely”.

Huawei is not ZTE. And is unlikely to become the kind of vulnera

ble hostage the latter has been. The US tactic will not work second time around.ice-Premier Han Z

heng, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

ntral Committee, meets with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations on Tuesday in

Vice-Premier Han Zheng said the central government supports the amendments to Hong Kong’

s extradition law proposed by the government of the special administrative region.

Han made the remark while meeting on Tuesday with more than

100 representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in Beijing.

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he Ya’an-Nyingchi section is believed to be one of the

 world’s most challenging railway projects to build, as it will traverse the southeast

portion of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which has intricate and difficult geological conditions.

Previous reports said that 80 percent of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway will

consist of tunnels and bridges, and the cumulative ascent of the line will exceed 16,000 me

ters, which is equivalent to double the height of Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain also known as Mount Everest.

When the line is completed, the travel time by rail between Chengdu and Lhasa will shorten f

rom 48 hours to about 13 hours.hina’s national railway operator has on Wednesday added a new function to h

elp people buy tickets on the booking site 12306.cn and its related app, the Beijing News reported.

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Ding Sansan, head of the train’s research and developm

pment team and deputy chief engineer of CRRC Qingdao Sifang, said the

testing prototype can check and optimize the key technologies and core system comp

onents of the high-speed maglev system and lay a technological basis for the forthcoming engineering prototype.

The engineering prototype is planned to roll off the production line in

2020 and go through comprehensive tests to conclude integrated verification in 2021.

The high-speed maglev transportation system is one of the key projects under the Mi

nistry of Science and Technology’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) to promote an advanced rail transit system.

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Ren said the current difficulties can spur China to devel

lop the electronics industry in a down-to-earth manner. Pouring in money is not enough to develop the s

emiconductor industry. Instead, talent, including mathematicians and physicists, is needed to grow the chip sector.

“Global talent is also needed. It is very difficult to rely solely on China’s independ

ent innovation to succeed. Why can’t we embrace the world and rely on global innovation?” Ren added.

Don’t fan nationalist sentiment,” Ren also warned. Currently, the attitudes toward Hua

wei are divided into two groups. One represents the genuine patriots who support Huawei, while the o

ther believes that Huawei has kidnapped the patriotic feelings of the entire society.

“We should stop others from shouting empty slogans and inciting nationalist sentiment,” Ren said.

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website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers r to an

Different from the first several batches of tariffs that focused more on industrial and agricultural products, the most rece

nt 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports target mostly consumer products, including sneakers, clothing and furniture.

Trump has, on his Twitter account, asserted that “there is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs”.

The open letter, however, said “there should be no misunderstanding” that US consumers pay for tariffs on products that are imported.

“As an industry that faces a $3 billion duty bill every year, we can assure you that any incr

ease in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on the American footwear consumer,” it said.

It is an “unavoidable” fact that as prices go up at the border due to transportation costs, labor r

ate increases or additional duties, the consumer pays more for the product, the footwear trade and business association said.

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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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In 2015, World Animal Protection developed an initiati

ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in

the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo

re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.

Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra

vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.

Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji

ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.

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iled to get tickets, the system will also return their money.

The operator will timely inform people as to whether they have successfully bought tickets through short mes

sages, WeChat or mobile app information. The function will end the service at 7 pm at least one day before the train’s departure date.

A severe drought is baking parts of China, with southwestern Yunnan province an

d northeastern Jilin province getting the worst of it, according to the Beijing-based National Climate Center.

Crops have been damaged by the drought, including rice and wheat in southern areas and corn in the northeast.

According to the Yunnan government, the drought has made it diffic

ult for about 309,000 people to get drinking water. About 141,000 hectares of crops h

ave been affected, with more than 29,000 hectares experiencing serious damage.

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Zhang Dawei, chief analyst with Centaline Property, sai

id the main reason behind this is the real estate market in some cities is at risk of going out of control, and the land market shows signs of overheating.

China’s house prices continued to stabilize despite slight increa

ses in April, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Sixty-seven out of the 70 major Chi

nese cities saw an increase in the number of newly built homes that were sold in April.

On a month-on-month basis, new home prices in Dalian and Nanning rose 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent, re

spectively. On a year-on-year basis, new house prices in these cities grew 13.2 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively.

Although excluded from the 70 major Chinese cities surveyed by the N

ational Bureau of Statistics, Foshan and Suzhou also saw a surge in home prices in April.

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Air China Ltd, China Southern Airlines Co and China Eastern Airl

Airlines Corp are in preliminary talks to seek compensation from Boe

ing for the disruption from the 737 MAX stoppages. At present, the report has not yet been verified.

According to a China Eastern representative previously quoted by The Paper, the issue has h

ad a limited and controllable effect on the company, and it has had more of an impact on the whole indu

stry.Wang Yuan, a popular youth icon, expressed regret and determination to behave himself on his social media acc

ount after getting a warning from health authorities for smoking indoors on Tuesday.

Photos revealed Wang, 18, was smoking at a Beijing restaurant on Monday night. It is forb

idden to smoke indoors according to municipal regulations on tobacco control.

Wang carries wide influence as a youth icon, and his violation of regulations has triggered heated discussion online.

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