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ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As

a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a

pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a

chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.

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“So in pushing us, you have to pick one side,” he said.

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The US economic recovery, which began in July 2009, is now 10 years old and the longest period of eco

nomic expansion in the nation’s history. Most analysts foresee slower growth ahead, but not a recession.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported Monday that its index of factory activity nationwide dropped to 51.7 in Jun

e from 52.1 in May, its lowest since October 2016. It was the third consecutive month the index declined. A rea

ding above 50 shows expansion in the manufacturing sector, which represents about 12 percent of the US economy.

The ISM said businesses were concerned about the ongoing US-China trade dispute, especiall

y because it disrupted supply chains and increased uncertainty among manufacturers. However, US factor

ies reported an increase in hiring, including replacement of retirees and adding summer help.

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opportunity of the visit to draw a blueprint for a bright future for China-DPRK relations.

China strongly believes that the China-DPRK friendship meets the will and fundamental inter

ests of the people of both countries and corresponds to the trend of the time, Xi said, adding that it is als

o a strategic choice made by the two sides that cannot be changed no matter how the international situation changes.

As China-DPRK ties have entered a new historical period, Xi said th

at China attaches great importance to friendly and cooperative ties with the DPRK.

It is always the firm policy of the Party and government of China to maintain, strengthen and develop China-DPRK relations, he said.

Xi called on the two countries to enhance high-level exchanges to guide the develo

pment of bilateral ties amid complicated changes in global and regional situations.

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Trade row must prompt China to explore other markets

Since the Sino-US trade dispute is likely to continue, China should prepare for a long haul. For instance, it should take the opportunity to further diversify its m

arket. What’s reassuring is that in the first quarter, China’s trade with Belt and Road countries grew 7.8 percent, 4.1 pe

rcentage points more than the overall trade growth, and its ratio in total trade increased by 1.1 percentage points.

The US has not only caused damage to the Chinese and wor

ld economies, but also inflicted pain upon itself by imposing higher tariffs of Chinese goods.

More importantly, by deviating from the consensus reached by the

international community and reneging on the promises it made to the world, the US has pushed the t

wo countries from a state of balanced cooperation into a state of prisoner’s dilemma.

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The report said 12 countries announced their nationa

onal strategies on AI in 2018, including the US, Germany and the United Kingdo

m, and another 11 countries are in the process of drawing up their national AI strategies.

The report pointed out that the weakness of AI research in China lies in the insuffi

cient collaboration between universities and industries, while Israel and the US are ahead in this respect.

“AI research in China is largely limited within universities, result

ing in a low rate of technology transfer from research to commercial products,” Li said.

Wang Yingchun, director of Shanghai Science and Technology Development Res

earch Center, said technology diffusion has been taking places in the Yangtze River Delta.

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numbers exceed the “national line” ofpercent in the first qu

Of China’s 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions that h

ave released their GDP figures for the first quarter, South China’s Guangdong pro

vince takes the top spot with 2.39 trillion yuan ($345.94 billion), The Paper reported.

Besides Guangdong, four other provinces exceeded the one trillion yuan mark: Jiangsu

(2.29 trillion yuan), Shandong (2.02 trillion yuan), Zhejiang (1.31 trillion yuan), and Henan (1.16 trillion yuan).

A total of 13 regions witnessed their GDP top more than 700 billion yuan in the first quar

ter, among which seven came from the eastern region, four from central area and one from western.

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