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t down Thursday for talks with Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Xi is paying a two-day state visit to the neighboring country at the invit

ation of Kim, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

Xi highlighted China’s firm position on Wednesday to build close ties with the DPRK, and reaffirm

ed Beijing’s support for Pyongyang in striving for the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Xi made the comments in a signed article published by the DPRK’s mainstream media

including the Rodong Sinmun, an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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ncil Compl上海419品茶微信ex in Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, radical protesters refused to

leave the site after midnight despite police officers’ repeated calls to leave. The protesters later att

acked police officers and blocked the roads. At least three police officers and one journalist were hurt.

The unauthorized assembly ended around 6 am, after the law enforcement action.

Meeting the media hours later, Lam noted the government would not withdraw its proposal on amending the ex

tradition law, as it is an effective way to prevent Hong Kong from being a haven for fugitives.

But she also promised more work would be done to enhance the bill, which would go th

rough a second reading at the SAR’s Legislative Council on Wednesday as scheduled.

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It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also

hroughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed as part of China’s

national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state

official and poet who lived during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) before the reu

nification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after opposing his king’s decision to ally wit

h the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, he

committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, th

rew rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so they would not eat the body of their po

et hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.

Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar is cel

brated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.

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inping before their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, Ru

In a written statement released after his arrival in Moscow for the three-

day visit to Russia, Xi said China and Russia have created a role model of peaceful coex

istence and win-win cooperation between neighboring countries as well as between major world powers.

In a joint interview with the TASS Russian News Agency a

nd the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper ahead of the visit, Xi said the two countries have alw

ays firmly supported each other on issues regarding their respective core interests and major concerns.

The president called on the two countries to enhance support for each other, seek greater synergy between their dev

elopment strategies, expand areas of cooperation, and play a more constructive role in international aff

airs.resident Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin head for the venue of their talks in Mosc

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Ghazipur was opened in 1984 and reached its capacity

 in 2002 when it should have been closed. But the city’s detritus has kept on arriving each day in hundreds of trucks.

“About 2,000 tons of garbage is dumped at Ghazipur each day,” a Delhi municipal official said on condition of anonymity.

In 2018, a section of the hill collapsed in heavy rains killing two people. Dumping was banne

d after the deaths, but the measure lasted only a few days because authorities could not find an alternative.

Fires, sparked by methane gas coming from the dump, regularly break out and take days to extinguish.

Shambhavi Shukla, senior researcher at the Center for Science and Environment in New D

elhi, said methane belching from the garbage can become even more deadly when mixed with atmosphere.

Leachate, a black toxic liquid, oozes from the dump into a local canal.

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The “good-looking economy” is highlighted throug

h the changes in snack food over the past few years. That is to say, consumers pay more atte

ntion to exterior design, with snacks packed in gift boxes showing a high-end trend.

Meanwhile, there is growing trend toward buying healthy snacks. Data showed th

at natural food, whole grain, sugar-free and additive-free have become “hot tags” for snack food.

The major consumer group for snack food is young people aged 20-30 seeking tasty and health

y food. Sales results from e-commerce platforms also support this conclusion. Last year, sales of lightly bake

d and additive-free nuts jumped nearly 190 percent. Dried fruits and vegetables also saw a surge in sales.

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All-women quartet gives Peking Opera a unique touch

For the first time in the history of Peking Opera, four women recently performed a

piece in the China National Peking Opera Company production, Stories of the Red Army.

The Peking Opera performance was one of the 51 productions showcased at the 12th China Art Festival in Shanghai.

Two performances took place at Shanghai’s Majestic Theater on May 27 and 28.

For the show, the CNPOC brought together three stories based on events during the Red Army’s epi

c Long March (1934-36), to create the modern Peking Opera, which premiered in Beijing on Aug 1, 2018.

“They are stories about the resilience and bravery of the Red Army during the Long March,” says Song Chen, head of the CNPOC.

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Technology teams from Shanghai universities start business

t businesses in Suzhou, Zhejiang province. Things like this happen a lot now,” Wang said.

“And plans to build data infrastructure, such as cloud computing and data centers, have been made in the integrated development of the region.”

The report also surveyed AI education in China, which has started at all levels. More than 30 univers

ities have opened schools on AI, and 75 established AI majors or interdisciplinary majors with AI.

China’s first high school textbook on AI was published by East China Normal University last

year, and 40 high schools nationwide have participated in a pilot program on teaching AI to their students.

The release of the report was part of the Pujiang Innovation Forum, a ma

jor annual event in Shanghai for exchanges on science and technology innovation betw

een China and the rest of the world. Nearly 150 guest speakers from 23 countries and regions wil

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Wang Peng, deputy head of think tank China Center for

 Information Industry Development, said Huawei’s chip making arm HiSilicon can help Huawei ensure the s

ustainability of its business to some extent, and its chip stocks “are expected to provide a buffer of six months to a year”.

Huawei said it procured around $70 billion worth of components and services from i

ts 13,000 suppliers worldwide last year, with roughly $11 billion coming from US suppliers.

The US has been voicing the “national security threat” of using Huawei products.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France will allow Huawe

i to build its 5G network infrastructure while preserving national security, according to Xinhua News Agency.

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The phone call took place days after the US Commerce Dep

artment announced on Wednesday it will add telecommunications eq

uipment maker Huawei and its affiliates to the Entity List on Wednesday. Being on the list

bars the company from buying US technology without government approval due to security concerns.

On the same day, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars US companies fr

om using telecom equipment from manufacturers considered a national security risk, without mentioning Huawei by name.

Such moves, as well as the increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods earlier this m

onth, complicated the prospect of continuing the bilateral trade talks that have been ongoing for more than a year.

China has always believed in and hoped to solve trade differences thr

ough talks, but such talks should be equal, Wang said. In any talks, China must protect its legitim

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