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上海会所品茶微信operator China State Railway Group, which was then called China Railway Corp, said it would co

mplete the feasibility study for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section by June and finish preparations for construction by th

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On June 17, Peng Qinghua, Party secretary of Sichuan, said at a news confere

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“Bridges and tunnels will cover over 90 percent of the line, which mea

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The next day, when China State Railway Group announced its name change, finalizing its restructuring, it was disc

losed that a new office had been established to lead the Sichuan-Tibet railway project. A new company, Sic上海会所

huan-Tibet Railway, was also added to the existing 18 railway bureaus and companies controlled by the group.

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ssed the route selected for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section in the province and reached a conse

nsus on the proposed route, according to the website of Sichuan’s Department of Natural Resources.

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Since both Beijing and Washington understandably want to hold their cards close to their chest

s until Xi Jinping and Donald Trump actually sit down to talk, it remains difficult to foretell exactly ho

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So both have come with a Plan B.

“My Plan B with China is to take billions and billions a month … and we’ll do less business with them,” Trump said on Wednesday. Which is unrealistic.

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rent impasse. The yet-to-be-confirmed report that China and the United States have reached a te

ntative agreement to avert the threatened tariffs helped Asian stock markets turn higher on Thursday.

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Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson may have over-estimated

the impacts of US sanctions on Huawei in his latest Financial Times piece. Because th

ey do not work like a “death sentence” at all with Huawei raking in 5G contracts at home and abroad.

But he made a critically important point in warning that “we now face the very real prospect that an economic iron curtain may descend”.

The US approach that threatens to “Balkanize” technology and “decouple” it from China, as Paulson suggested, risks dividing t

he global technological and economic landscape, isolating the US itself, and undermining US capabilities for innovation.

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Liquor firm Kweichow Moutai’s shares break through

Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd, China’s iconic high-end spirit maker, saw its share price exceed 1,000上海会所

上海会所yuan ($145) per share during Thursday trading, making a historical breakthrough and becoming the

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They set the target price of Moutai at more than 1,000 yuan per share, attri

buting it to China’s sustained supply-side reforms and consumption upgrade, which have boosted investor sentiment toward such consumer stocks.

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Moutai became the first stock that exceeded 1,000 yuan per share after 27 years. More than tw

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nding performance during Thursday trading. They include Sichuan province-based W

uliangye Yibin Co Ltd and LuzhouLaojiao Group, which led the advance of the spirits and consumer sector.

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ndividual users can search information about their

 education and traffic violation record, among others, while enterp

rises can apply for certain licenses and certificates online via the mini-program.

The mini-program is also connected with local government online ser

vice platforms in several provinces including Guangdong and Zhejiang, while more l

cal e-government services will be connected in the future, the statement said.

E-government services via apps and mini-programs are increasingly popular in China am

id national and local efforts to cut administrative red tape to benefit residents and businesses alike.

A total of 30 provincial-level regions have established integrated e-government plat

forms that incorporate the services of provincial, city and county governments, according to a report released in May.

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A similar survey conducted by China CDC in 2014 and

Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring

down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.

The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco

control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo

re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr

ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.

The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.

Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin

a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma

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The postponement certainly will influence the festive atm

tmosphere in the city during the Duanwu Festival, said the official. But the decision has been t

aken for good reasons. It’s all about the children, an investment in the future, the official said.

More than 10 million students across the country will sit for the gaokao this year.

he much-anticipated debate between a Chinese anchorwoman and an A

merican counterpart on a prime-time TV show Wednesday night turned out to be more like

a Q&A session, with the host and her guest disputing everything from tariffs to China’s developing nation status.

But Trish Regan, host of Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business N

etwork, and Liu Xin, who anchors The Point on China Global Television Network, or CGT

N, seemed to agree that something must be done to break the impasse between China and the US, which are em

broiled in a protracted trade dispute with the Trump administration escalating tariffs and Beijing retaliating.

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he May report summarized that China’s growth appear

ears to be stabilizing on the back of recently enhanced supportive measures.

The report expanded the number of countries it scrutinizes for curr

ency manipulation to 21 from 12. Countries with a current account surplus with the US e

quivalent to 2 percent of GDP were put on the watch list, compared with 3 percent of GDP before.

China didn’t meet the “currency manipulator” criteria listed by the US Treasury, but Washi

ngton will continue assessing the RMB’s performance given China’s large trade surplus with the US, the report said.

The US Treasury removed India from the watch list, while it added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

“Chinese authorities have not used the exchange rate in prior easing

cycles to support growth, and they are unlikely to do so now, as this could pose macr

oeconomic stability risk,” said Andrew Fennell, lead sovereign analyst for China at Fitch Ratings.

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Southwest Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces

 are also expected to experience the weather in the coming days, along with some provinces in Northeastern China.

China has a four-tier color coded weather warning system, with

red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday

he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.

“I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime

minister of this country,” Sky News quoted Gove as telling reporters outside his house.

“I believe that I’m ready to unite the Conservati

ve and Unionist Party, ready to deliver Brexit, and ready to lead this great country.”

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New vaccines could combat swine fevermay have fou

Chinese scientists have developed two possible vaccines for the African swine fever virus, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences announced on Friday.

The research was led by Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, which is affiliated to the academy.

Researchers have determined the minimum amount required to produce adequate immunization, and hav

e proved they are safe when used in large quantity and repetitively, the academy said, adding more research and tests are nee

ded before the vaccines can be submitted to authorities for inspection and approval.

Currently there is no effective vaccine for African swine fever, although

research and development of potential vaccines is underway in some countries.

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hina’s ‘big three’ State-run airlines ask Boeing for compen

Air China, the country’s leading carrier, has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for th

e grounding of its 15 737 MAX aircraft and delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said Wednesday.

China Southern Airlines, another of China’s “big three” State-run

carriers, has also officially asked the US aircraft-maker for compensation involving its 24 gro

unded MAX aircraft and postponed deliveries of such planes, CCTV reported the same day.

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines had already sought compensa

tion from Boeing for incurring considerable losses after the grounding of the 737 MAX aircr

aft following two major crashes, according to a previous China Daily report citing People’s Daily.

The carrier filed a claim against Boeing for the losses caused by 14 suspensions of 737 MAX ai

rcraft since March 11 and delayed delivery of the models it had booked earlier, the report said.

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