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nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.

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In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta

ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha

ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园

It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan

to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信

Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.

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unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.

After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce

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peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.

A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans

上海后花园ferring State assets to social security funds this year. More beneficial policies are ex

pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.

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omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.

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oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.

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Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p

roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.

Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga

s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c

oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园

The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic

上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim

ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.

The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所

jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy

mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.

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, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge

neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.

上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor

e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.

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book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con

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hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.

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iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis

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ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.

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eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t

he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta

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The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.

上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.

Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M

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In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the

probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园

For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t

hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th

em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.

No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex

isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.

China has now thrown its hat into the ring.

While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh

abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p

rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.

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The Guangzhou Deve上海后花园t Talent Work Gr

oup and the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.

Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an internationally renowned think tank brand together, by poolin上海后花园女神会所

上海后花园g the ideas of experts, planning research and holding a series of activities such as forums, meetings and seminars to promote exchanges.

The projects are expected to contribute to the knowledge city’s sustainable growth and join its already considerable facilities.

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has established a patent examination cooperation center within the k上海后花园女神会所

nowledge city. The facility contributed one-fifth of the total number of annual patent examinations processed in China.

In addition, SSGKC is also the first in China to set up a national-level Belt and Road Intellectual Property Services Center.上海后花园

Together with an IP-dedicated court and provincial centers for IP p

rotection and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.

上海后花园女神会所The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is expected to

attract a further influx of dynamic investment and professionals – thanks to closer coo

peration just announced between the Lion city and the southern Chinese coastal province of Guangdong.

Officials said SSGKC’s importance continues to grow, and the iconic project for Sino上海后花园女神会所

-Singaporean collaboration since 2010 will soon be elevated to the status of a State-level bilateral project.

Situated at the heart of Pearl River Delta Region and in a massive greenfield site in the southe

上海后花园女神会所rn city of Guangzhou, SSGKC is widely seen as a model and catalyst for the economic transformation and the ind

ustrial upgrade of the province as a global producer of cheaper goods to high-end and cutting-edge production.

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His music is based on the connection between his root

ots as an ethnic Puyuma and American blues.For American director and writer Kurt Paul MacCarley, the Chi

nese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers not only took him through a beautiful and sad love stor

y but has also inspired him to collaborate with Chinese musicians for his new movie Shanghai Cinderella.

“I cried in my heart. It was very emotional,” MacCarley said after watching the show on Friday.

“We are casting (for) the new movie. The music solo inspired me tonight to make this music collaboration.”

The concerto, performed by renowned Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing, illustrates the folktale of

the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the “Chinese Romeo and Juliet”.

He left the music scene in the 1980s to help found non-profit organizations to protect the rig

hts of Taiwan aborigines. When he returned to the music scene with a single, entitled In a Flash, in 2005, the

singer-songwriter won both the Best Lyricist and Best Song of the Year Golden Melody Awards a year later.

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One business sector increasingly interested in CBD ist

the pet-product industry.The English county of Surrey hopes to move to the front of the race to dev

elop closer ties with China’s Liaoning province following a visit by its governor, Tang Yijun, and the

mayor of Shenyang, Jiang Youwei.Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council representing m

ore than 230 brands in the industry, said CBD is “the hottest thing” that he has seen in his 20 years in the field.

Pet owners want to use CBD products to provide relief to their pets for thin

gs like anxiety, pain and seizures. Brightfield Group forecasts that the CBD pet market will

grow at an annual rate of 151 percent between 2018-22 to a market size of more than $1 billion.

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ork with various parties to promote the denuclearizat

On Friday, State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe m

et with Shanahan and both sides agreed to deepen exchanges and cooperation, properl

y manage risks and allow military-to-military relations to become a stabilizing factor for bilateral ties.

President Xi Jinping called on Malaysia on Friday to align its de

velopment strategy with the Belt and Road Initiative to boost bilateral ties.

Xi made the remark during an exchange of congratulations with Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdull

ah Sultan Ahmad Shah on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

In his message, Xi said China and Malaysia are close neighbors and important cooperative partners.

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The escalation in trade tensions between China and the

he United States, may lead to weaker business confidence and slower

global trade growth, which is expected to weigh on investment and exports in 2020. But in the n

ear term, as China shows positive surprise in GDP growth in the first quarter, and the macroeconomic policies hav

e taken effects on stabilizing the growth, the GDP growth rate is likely to stay at 6.2 percent, the report said.

“In response to the growth moderation and less favorable external conditions, the government in

troduced a fiscal stimulus emphasizing tax incentives,” said Martin Raiser, World Bank Country director for China.

“While the central government has fiscal space to further increase spending, if necessary, the additional stimulus should be ap

propriately funded either directly at the central level or through additional fiscal transfers to the provinces. Highe

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On Tuesday, a picture showing a questionnaire that a lo

ocal kindergarten had used to ask children whether they we

re involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educational bureau said that the rese

arch was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.

Over 90 percent of Hong Kong college students responding to a survey said they were optimistic about the country’s fut

ure, and more than 80 percent said they would like to work on the mainland according to a report released Wednesday.

The HKUYA Student Exchange Network published the report based on a survey they carrie

d out between February and March on Hong Kong college students’ employment intentions for the mainland.

Nearly 75 percent of respondents said the major reas

on for them to work on the mainland is a plethora of job opportunities.

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China’s Qomolangma climbing season runs from April 10 t

At least four deaths have been blamed on crowding during the climbs, Agence France-Presse reported.

People should be well prepared to handle Qomolangma’s traffic jams which are common phenomena along climbing paths, said alpinists who had reached the summit.

“Although the news about the jam on Qomolangma this year has gone viral, people should understand that it happens every year during the brief cl

imbing window. Knowing what to do when climbers jam the narrow paths should be incl

uded in their training well in advance,” said Ma Liyamu, who reached the top of Qomolangma, the world’s ta

llest mountain at 8,848 meters, on May 22 and was also held up by the crowds on her descent.

She is the leader of a mountaineering team of three Chinese women w

ho scaled Qomolangma. They launched their expedition from Nepal, which issued 381 cli

mbing permits for the season that concludes this week. Nepal’s permits this season cost $11,000 each.

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