Now that it has reached middle-income status, China’s eco

nomic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive domestic market that forces com

panies to produce high-value goods so they can pay high wages to highly skilled people.

Because of its long experience in manufacturing, much of tha

t push will be focused on higher value-added production, using the new technologies of r

obotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and 5G. This is the only way to avoid the middle-income trap.

The reform and opening-up policies are exactly the kinds of market-driven reforms

needed to make this happen. The Chinese government is investing heavily in research and development, but it sho

uld be noted that the R&D spending as a percentage of GDP is still lower than that of the US.

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te exchanges among civilizations and dialogues based on harmony in

diversity and inclusiveness. We need to undertake the cultural responsibility of int

ernational communicators, and let exchanges of culture and among civilizations, as well as mutual learning, con

stantly serve as bridges for people’s friendship, the impetus of international cooperation and bond of world peace.

Second, we should become builders of world peace and development. The wheel of humanities’ development is uns

toppable. Peace, reconciliation and harmony are historical trends. Equality, mutual trust and win-win cooperation are hi

storical necessities. Yet, as international conventions are attacked and multilateral mechanisms are cha

llenged, the anti-globalization tendency rises, and unilateralism and trade protectionis

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Xi’s speech on opening-up is well receivedpolicies

President lays out proposals to encourage foreign investment, guarantee fair competition

The measures that President Xi Jinping recently proposed to encourage foreign investment and further opening-up in Ch

ina are welcome developments that address the international community’s concerns, according to experts.

“The promises made are very positive, and all of them are helpful,” William Over

holt, senior research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, said of Xi’s keynote speech at the

opening of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

Xi brought up a series of reform and opening-up measures, including expanding market acce

ss for foreign investment in more areas and working harder to ensure the implementation of opening-up policies.

China’s pledges included shortening its negative list for foreign investments, opening up more sect

ors to foreign businesses, guaranteeing fair competition and planning new free-trade zones and ports.

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At least 2 killed in aircraft collision in Nepal’s Lukla airport

At least two people were killed after an aircraft of Summit Air collided with a helico

pter at Lukla Airport in Nepal on Sunday morning, according to local authorities.

Locals said a Summit Air plane with call sign 9N-AMH collided with a helicopter of Manang Air, which was parked within the airport premise.

“At least two persons have been dead, while few others are injured,” local media rep

orted. It has been reported that the Summir Air plane was en route to Kathmandu from Lukla.

The detail of casualties has yet to be ascertained.

Lukla airport is the nearest airport to the world’s highest peak Mou

nt Qomolangma, while April-May is the peak climbing season in the Himalayan country.

In the springtime, domestic airline companies conduct over 50 flights everyday to Lu

kla, known as Tenzing Hillary airport, featuring vibrant terrains and harsh weather patterns.

Due to the extreme wind pressure, all round-trip flights are usually operated in the morning

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He also repeated the untruth that he predicted the result

  when he flew into his Turnberry golf course in 2016. In fact, Trump arrived on the west coast of Scotland hours after the result of the referendum was announced.

  Whether the President knows he’s lying, or has convinced himself of the truth of his alternative reality, is unclear. But

his continued use of a discredited fact is a core element of his political technique.

  Trump also put Varadkar on the spot — asking him to comment on Brexit, threatening to expose their differences on the issue.

  Then Trump interrupted Varadkar, who watched with a bemus

ed look as the President savaged the EU alongside one of its national leaders.

  ”The European Union treats us very, very unfairly,” Trump s

aid, in a screed that included another characteristic political device — a flagrant threat.

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orth Korea defies UN with arms sales and oil imports, report says

  North Korea has broken UN sanctions with a “massive” increase of oil imports and coal exports, a UN report has found.

  The 400-page document released Monday by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea

said that Pyongyang had also tried to sell weapons in the Middle East and hacked banks across the world.

  The report comes after the collapse of last month’s talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jo

ng Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, in part due to disagreement over when to remove sanctions in exchange for steps toward Pyongyang’s denuclearization.

  The report said that Pyongyang rendered sanctions ineffective by increasing the number of ship-to-ship tran

sfers it conducts at sea. Japanese officials have observed North Korean ships engaging in purported ship-to-ship transfers.

  ”The country continues to defy Security Council resolutions through a massive i

ncrease in illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products and coal,” the UN report said.

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The effort is company-wide and will be unrolled in the ne

  About half of US teens use the social media site, and the number of American users 65 and olde

r has doubled to 41% since 2012, according to Hootsuite, a social media management platform.

  The Explore and hashtag pages of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, also will not show or rec

ommend content that contains anti-vaccination messages, Bickert said, explaining the details with a simple example.

  If verified vaccine hoaxes — identified by World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Preve

ntion — appear on Facebook, the company will take action, she said: “For example, if a group or Page admin posts this

vaccine misinformation, we will exclude the entire group or Page from recommendations, reduce these groups an

d Pages’ distribution in News Feed and Search, and reject ads with this misinformation.”

  A page labeled “Your ad preferences” reveals how the social media site catego

rizes the interests of each user, a recent Pew Research Center survey noted. However, most survey

participants (74%) reported not knowing that a list of their traits and interests existed within the company’s data. And on

ce directed to their “ad preferences” page, half said they are not comfortable with the company creating such a list.

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After discussing the Green New Deal, Trump urged those

  considering socialism to look to Venezuela to see its failures.

  ”Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justic

e, it’s not about virtue,” he said. “Socialism is about only one thing — it’s called power for

the ruling class, that’s what it is. Look at what’s happening in Venezuela and so many other places.”

  Green New Deal

  Trump came out swinging against the Green New Deal, calling the progressive climate plan an attempt by Democrats to “com

pletely take over American energy and completely destroy America’s economy through their new $100 trillion Gr

een New Deal … which somebody described as a high school term paper written by a poor student.”

  He said that the plan would destroy the natural gas, nuclear power and auto industri

es as “their plan would remove every gas-powered car from American roads.”

  The plan actually calls for “overhauling transportation sys

tems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the tran

sportation sector as much as is technologically feasible” and does not call for taking away cars.

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Despite China’s reiteration about it being committed to pea

ceful exploration of space and its openness to cooperation with any country in its development of space technology, the US will not give up its desire to hav

e dominance in this domain, and it is devoting a great deal of effort to presenting China and Russia as threats to serve this purpose.

Its huge investment in the development of a “Space Force” will, as a result, inevitably give rise

to an arms race off the Earth, which will shatter the human dream of the peaceful exploration of space.Be

ijing’s environmental watchdog is considering adopting the National VI (B) emission standards ahead of the cou

ntry’s scheduled time, aiming to reduce vehicle emissions and enhance air pollution control in the capital.

According to a draft plan published by the Beijing Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau on Monday, the new st

andard would come into effect first for diesel-powered trucks in public transportation and environmental sa

nitation industries and heavy-duty vehicles powered by gas in July, and then extend to other vehicles beginning in 2020.

Sales of these vehicles would be banned after the respective deadlines, but owners could

still register vehicles that meet the current standard one month after these deadlines, according to the draft.

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iu comes from Russia’s Far East region. She fell in love with h

 her husband Liu Xiaolong, a Chinese man from Tianmen City, in Hubei Province, when she was a student at St. Petersburg

State University in Russia. They got married in Wuhan in 2014, and settled in the city.

As she is in charge of trade in her company, Liu often travels to Russia on business, negotiating with Russian companies. So far, she has helped intro

duce wine, dairy products, grain and oils from many Eurasian countries to Chinese consumers.

Liu is proud that she can contribute to the econ

omic and trade ties between China and Russia. Working and living in China for man

y years, Liu has gradually adapted to the local life in Wuhan. She said that she found interesting Chinese cu

stoms in the city, such as the local tradition of giving milk as a gift during the Spring Festival.

Her professionality enabled her to discover new business opportunities. Liu s

aid that “before this year’s Spring Festival, milk from Russia was brought to Ch

inese stores by the China-Europe freight trains, diversifying the gift options for Spring Festival.”

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