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will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.

The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb

er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.

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focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.

Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the

future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d

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and upholding an open economy to allay growing uncertainties and risks in the global economy, he added.

Guillermo Santa Cruz, director of the Chinese Investment Monitor o

f the Argentina-China Chamber of Commerce, wrote in an article published in the Previe

w Policy Report for the G20 Osaka Summit that “we are at a point where we need to strengthen the message of op

enness, integration and fair competition that will take us to a shared prosperity”.

Building an open global economy with strong multilateral institutions is in everyone’s best interests, especially less-developed and developing countries, he said.

Xi and Trump agreed in a phone conversation last week to meet in Japan. Their upcoming me

eting has raised hopes that the two countries will narrow their differences. The news has turned global s

tock market sentiment upward, though concrete efforts are still needed to reach a deal, experts said.

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tions on Chin上海419论坛女神会所a, but also blocked technology exports to Chinese companies. Therefore we need to be prepared for

the possibility that the US may ban all high-tech product exports to China in the future,” Li said.

“The new move will be a major step to strengthen controls over technological exports. It is necessary for China to set up export control

s and management systems for certain products, especially for those advanced technological produc

ts in which we’ve gained a global edge. China needs to tighten regulations and prevent those exported products fro

m being used to suppress and damage China’s development as well as its national security,” Li added.

Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the academy, said, “Compared with ad

vanced countries, we still lag behind in management of technology concerning national security.”

“I would suggest China takes key measures to safeguard national security in terms of

both imports and exports,” Mei said. “First, we need to ensure that the imported te

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ly to Bahrain when he was detained by Saudi border authorities on the King Fahd causeway that connects the two countries.

At the time, he was considered by lawyers and activists to be the youngest known political prisoner in Saudi Arabia.

Now, at the age of 18, Qureiris is facing the death penalty after being

held for almost four years in pre-trial detention, CNN has learned.n April, Saudi Arabia anno

unced it had executed 37 men who, according to rights group Reprieve, were mostly from the kingdom’s Shia minor

ity. The country has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and has frequently been criticized by rig

hts groups for executing people who were minors at the time of the commission of crimes.

Qureiris was 10 years old when he committed at least one of those alleged crimes in his charge sheet, CNN has learn

ed. He was charged with accompanying his activist brother, Ali Qureris, on a motorcycle ride to a police sta

tion in the eastern Saudi city of Awamiya, where Ali allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the facility.

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To fulfill his dream of studying in university, Liang co

ntinued to take the gaokao test from 1987 to 1991 every year, but every time he faile

d. In 2001, China canceled the age limit on gaokao test-takers, and Liang took the test in 2002.

When his business on construction materials reached a level of s

elf-sufficiency in 2010, he returned and continued to take the test every year since.

Liang scored a 453 in 2016 and a 469 in 2018 — good enough marks to be enrolled by a university — but he gave up the opportunity.

Liang said he felt great pressure from outside as some people questioned his beha

vior, but added he dreamed of being enrolled at a university with a good study environment, not just to get a diploma.

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Two-way trade between China and Russia hit a recor

 of over $100 billion last year. Major strategic cooperation projects have been steadily

carried out in such areas as energy, transportation, agriculture, aviation and space.

Xi said that the notable results of the two countries’ business cooperation are especially valuable given the current co

mplex environment of sluggish global trade and investment and surging protectionism in the world.

China and Russia are making proactive efforts to bring their trade volum

e to a higher level and promote high-quality development in bilateral trade, he added.

Xi will also attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and address its plenary session during the visit.

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We have never bullied or preyed upon others, and we

rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.

Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s

speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.

“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som

e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.

Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience

, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.

Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D

efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo

perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.

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