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Footwear makers: cut and run from tariffsrtment at the

US sneaker giant Nike and fancy shoemaker Allen Edmonds have joined the chorus of busines

s groups calling for the White House to hit the brakes on its move to raise duties on Chinese shoes an

d other products, further challenging President Donald Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs.

A week after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods imported from Chi

na, more than 100 American shoe and sneaker companies, brands and retailers signed an open letter to the president saying the p

olicy “would be catastrophic” for consumers, businesses and the US economy.

“Your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from China is ask

ing the American consumer to foot the bill,” said the letter, dated on Monday and signed by

the companies. It was posted on the website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA).

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Under current party rules, she cannot be challenged again

n for a year, but some on Brady’s committee had pushed for those rules to be change

d in order to try to force her out earlier if she refused to set out a clear departure date.

Boris Johnson, the face of the campaign for Britain to leave the Europea

n Union, said he would stand as a candidate to replace May as Conservative leader.

May’s Brexit deal has been rejected three times by parliament, and weeks of talks with the opposition Labour Party, the idea

of which was deeply unpopular with many Conservatives, have failed to find a consensus on the way forward.

A BBC reporter said on Thursday those talks were due to be

called off soon after the ruling Conservatives gave up on any hope of a resolution.

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While more students are now realizing that studying over

rseas no longer guarantees a well-paid job, the report found that 70 perce

nt of respondents said they do not care about return on investment and are more appr

eciative of other rewards of overseas study experience, including better adaptive ability.

Gao Ang, an undergraduate student at the University of Californi

a, Berkeley, said he does not regret going to the US despite its high cost.

Overseas study provides students with many advantages-their exp

erience tends to equip them with a global mindset and better languag

e and communication skills-important characteristics for future promotion opportunities, he said.

In 2018, 662,100 Chinese people went abroad

to study, up 8.83 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Education.

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Four public holidays in 2018, namely the Spring Fest

ival, Tomb-sweeping Day, May Day and Dragon Boat Festival, all saw a marked increase in the number of domestic tourists.

During the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday that ende

d on April 7, the number of domestic tourists reached 112 million, a 10.9 increase year-on-year.

Apart from sightseeing, more Chinese tourists now opt to exp

erience the cultural essence of their destinations by visiting local museums.

Over the past three years, visitors to Chinese museums have been growing by about 100 mi

llion each year, Liu Yuzhu, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, told reporters earlier this year.

During the week-long Spring Festival Holiday in 2019, more than 40 percent of the 415 milli

on domestic tourists visited museums, a report from the China Tourism Academy showed.

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The Temburong Bridge, the largest infrastructure

unei’s history, will become the country’s longest sea-crossing bridge with a total length of about 30 km. It is scheduled to open to traffic by the end of November 2019.

The CC4 section of the bridge is constructed by China State Construction Engineering C

orp. At around 11.6 km of the 11.8 km-long section will be a land viaduct traversing the mangrove swamp of the

Labu Forest Reserve, the company has established a set of strict safety and green construction evaluation systems to mee

t the high demand for environmental protection and cope with unprecedented difficulty in construction.

The Padma Bridge, 25 meters in width and 10 km in length, will

be built over the Padma River, one of the three major rivers in Bangladesh.

In June 2016, China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co Ltd was awar

ded a $1.55-billion contract by the Bangladeshi government to build the core structure of the bridge.

The bridge is the country’s largest infrastructure project, as wel

l as the largest foreign bridge project undertaken by Chinese companies in terms of total cost.

Once completed, travel time between the capital, Dhaka, and the southern city of Khulna will be shortened to about three hours from 13 hours.

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ation and safety officials Daniel Elwell, Robert

US senators sharply questioned regulatory officials on Wedne

sday about the Federal Aviation Administration’s reliance on Boeing Co’s engineers to cert

ify the safety of the company’s new 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two fatal crashes in the past five months.

A self-certification procedure called Organization Designation Authorization came under scr

utiny at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee’s aviation subcommittee in Washington. Testifying wer

e Daniel Elwell, acting FAA administrator; Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Saf

ety Board; and Calvin Scovel III, Transportation Department inspector general.

For decades, the FAA has delegated some authority for certifying new aircraft to the manufacturers, reducing government costs.

After the crashes of Lion Air in Indonesia in October and Ethiop

ian Airlines this month, which killed a total of 346 passengers and crew members, critics have ci

ted the self-certification process as evidence of an overly cozy relationship between the FAA and the industry.

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Economist offers insights on China’s global growth

When the whole world is searching for a therapy to calm the anxiety arising from economic slowdown, China, the most important global growth engine, provides its

routes to maintain vitality – through supportive macro policies and technology-driven innovation.

That point of view was shared by Zhu Min, an influential Chinese economist and a former deputy managing director of the Intern

ational Monetary Fund. He sat down for an exclusive interview with China Daily, when international media desi

re to learn the reasons for China’s 2019 economic performance at the ongoing annual two sessions in Beijing.

“We did a study that estimated China will continue to have more than 6.3 or 6.4 percent growth this year,” he predicted.

Even if the pace of growth moderates from last year’s 6.6 percent, China is able to m

aintain the strongest economic engine and contribute more than 30 percent of the worl

d’s GDP growth, said Zhu, who is now the chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University.

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We will receive listing applications after the regulations

are available,” Huang said. How soon the first company will go public on the new board depe

nds on different factors, including the preparatory progress of the companies and their investment banks, he added.

Enterprises qualified and willing to go public on the n

ew board are mainly concentrated in such areas as information technology, biomedicine, high

-end manufacturing and new materials, Huang said, adding that the bourse has done lots of research on them.

“They feature relatively high research and development expenditures, and rather good growth prospects.”

Dong Dengxin, director of the Finance and Securities Institute at the Wuhan University of Scien

ce and Technology, expects that both the detailed rules and the list of the first companies involved are likely to come out in March.

“China is pushing the new board forward at full speed, which can foster innovatio

n-oriented growth through inclusive listing rules and offset this year’s economic headwinds,” Dong said.

Yi said the new board aims to better serve innovation-orie

nted enterprises and will serve as a prelude to capital market reforms of a broader scope.

The commission will carefully evaluate the effect of various reform and innovation m

easures on the new board. Based on that, fine-tuning measures for ChiNext and the National Equities Exc

hange and Quotations system can be advanced in a coordinated way, Yi stressed.

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Noting attention from the CPC Central Committee to t

 old towns and shanty areas, Xi said that the Party aims to create a more comf

ortable and better living environment for the people and solve pro

blems they care about most so that they can enjoy modern life even in old hutong areas.

After chatting with residents, Xi went to a property service center to visit staff and community workers.

On the way back, Xi dropped in on a restaurant, chatted with the owner and some customers and wished them good luck.

Xi also called on a nearby express delivery station and visited the deliverym

en who were on duty, stressing that priority should be given to solving employment problems and creating more jobs.

At 3:30 p.m., Xi arrived at the Shougang Park in Shijingshan District, the seat of the Beijing O

rganizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, to learn about the preparation for t

he Games and the planning and construction of the venues and infrastructure.

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Foreign fruit juice for all diseases? “Ranjian Universal” is

Either divorce or bankruptcy, what is the persistence that has engulfed the narrators we have just heard?

What kind of product attracts these people to “buy and buy” all the time? A company called “Ranjian Universal” claims to have a health “juice”

originating in the United States, which can cure all kinds of diseases and has magical effects, but it makes

many consumers’families suffering from “lying down and winning dreams”. What secrets are hidden in this “Ranjian Global” called “Health Empire”?

Is it more effective for reporters to “be promoted” than drugs?

Reporters visited a coffee shop in Wuhan where members of global health products often gather. A self-proclaimed

senior member, Ms. Hu, recommended Nori Juice, the main product of “Ranjian Universal” to reporters.

However, Ms. Hu, a senior member of Jianquan Global Company, said, “It can restore damaged cells in the

human body. Why? Because it contains Xenonin, Xenonin converting enzyme, which is specially designed

to repair damaged cells in the human body. Including cancer, gout, insomnia, kidney deficiency, excessive stress, as well as depression, obesity have a very good effect.

In Ms. Hu’s mouth, this juice can effectively improve a variety of common diseases, even terminal

diseases, even if it is a regular drug, it is difficult to match its magical efficacy.

Flowering outside the wall and fragrant inside? There are many doubts about the way of sales.

This kind of foreign fruit juice, known as American, can cure all kinds of diseases. Can such a magical product

withstand scrutiny? How did it enter the Chinese market? Reporters have visited many times and found that many consumers have doubts about

these “foreign health products”. Reporters on the official website of Ranjian Global China Company found that there are only four

types of healthy food, which simply describes the ingredients and usage of information. Among them, there is no Nori Juice. Subsequently,

according to the address on the official website, the reporter came to the headquarters of Ranjian Global China Company in Guangzhou

for consultation. Walking into this small room, the reporter met the staff of the Chinese company. Staff told reporters that the colleagues in

charge of the products have gone on business and can go to the exhibition hall to learn about themselves. But the reporter watched for half a day, and did not find Nori juice. Is

this product really on sale? However, another senior member of Jian Universal told the reporters the truth.

Originally, such products as Nori Juice can only be ordered through the official website of Renjian Global Hong Kong Company.

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