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Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws
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WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.
上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t
he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
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accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
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e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信
“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
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Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
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“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
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orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
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At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with
上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.
Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an
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imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
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he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
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g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
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on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
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arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
follow as guidance the strategic consensus reached by the
leaders of the two parties and the two countries, firmly support each other on the socialist path, carry
上海419品茶微信forward the traditional friendship, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and effectively manage differences, so as to pu
sh forward their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.
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China said on Friday that, in order to safeguard its national interests, it will impose san
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The US arms sale infringes on China’s sovereignty and national security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in an online statement.
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international relations, as well as the one-China principle and three China-US joint communiques.
上海419hina’s foreign trade remained stable growth in the first half of this year by expand
ing 3.9 percent year-on-year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said Friday.
Total foreign trade volume reached 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.14 trillion) in H1. Export expanded 6.1 percent while import rose 1.4 percent, GAC data showed.上海419
China saw its trade surplus widen by 41.6 percent year-on-year to 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
上海419品茶微信China imported more major commodities in the first half of this year.
The country’s imports of crude oil climbed 8.8 percent year-on-year to 245 million tons during the period.
A total of 46.92 million tons of natural gas were imported during the period, up 11.6 perc
ent from one year earlier. Imports of coal increased 5.8 percent year-on-year to 154 million tons.上海419
上海419品茶微信However, iron ore imports during the Jan-June period declined 5.9 percent to 499 mil
lion tons. Soybean imports also went down 14.7 percent year-on-year to 38.27 million tons.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
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In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
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fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age. 上海419品茶微信
To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
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nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the 上海419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives. 上海419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
上海419品茶微信ore the season for picking chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte
r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
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much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin 上海419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj 上海419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd 上海419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat
erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat
ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok
esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman
of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai
d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon
g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo
ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa
ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti
sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.
nternational Children’s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for
their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
International Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year.
In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi told
students to turn their trauma into a source of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united.
When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the ne
ed to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
On June 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Beijing,
Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility