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In addition to th上海龙凤1314品茶微信e exhibition, inheritors of intangible cultural heritages for

m Guizhou demonstrated the production process of the traditional handicrafts. Visitors can enjo

y Guizhou’s liquor and tea while admiring the intangible cultural heritage performances.

hinese restaurant Summer Palace at China World Hotel began serving the Peking roast du

ck last week under the guidance of Chef Yuan Chaoying, a culinary expert specializing in Beijing cuisi

ne. The chef is bringing the golden-brown, mouthwatering dish for customers throughout the summer.

“From the Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven, Beijing has plenty of incredibl

e sights. But one of the city’s greatest attractions, Peking duck, is actually made in the kitchen,” said Ste

phan Kapek, general manager of the hotel. “Summer Palace now has its own version of this iconic dish.”

The activity is part of the 2019 China Tourism Culture Week, which is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is t

aking place in 34 China Culture Centers and 19 China National Tourist Offices around the world from May to June.

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The 5.1 percentage point growth of leverage ratio is

 out of our expectations, and it was maintained because of

countercyclical policies,” said Zhang Xiaojing, a senior economist with the CASS.

But the deleveraging process should continue, and more measur

es will be introduced to ease the debt burden, es

pecially for the private sector, said Lian Weiliang, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission.

One of the key measures is to further promote the debt-to-equity s

wap program, to inject more social funds into indebted companies through holding the com

panies’ shares, the NDRC official said. “We will choose more qualified private companies to join this program.”

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When asked if China will stop exporting rare earth mat

aterials to the US, Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, said China

has been the world’s largest supplier of rare earth materials and has always been keen to m

eet the demand of its trade partners on this material to promote the rare earth industry.

The ministry made the remarks after the Trump administration starting May 10 raised tariffs on Chinese goods and rest

ricted Huawei’s business operations, which has harmed the interests of companies and financial markets on both sides.

“While satisfying domestic demand, China is always willing to fulfill other coun

tries’ rightful needs for rare earth materials,” he said. “But if any country plans to use the rare earth materials that Ch

ina exports to make products that will suppress China’s development, it is not acceptable.”

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Balancing growth with structural reformting perform

After a disappointing performance in 2018, China’s economy appears to be stabiliz

ing. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP growth, at 6.4 percent year-on-year, matched that of the previous quarter. But grow

th in industrial production exceeded expectations, expanding by 6.5 percent year-on-year (and by 8.5 percent in Mar

ch). Even exports growth was positive, albeit weak, despite the ongoing trade frictions with the United States.

Moreover, fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew by 6.3 percent-0.2 percentage points higher than in the previous quar

ter. Investment in real estate grew the fastest (11.8 percent), followed by manufacturing (4.6 percent) and in

frastructure (4.4 percent). The growth of investment both in real estate and infrastru

cture was stronger not only sequentially, but also year-on-year. As usual, consumption growth was stable.

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China is willing to work with New Zealand to enable

their bilateral relations to continue to play a pioneering role in China’s relations with the West, he added.

Xi also called on both sides to step up mutual understanding, trust

and respect each other’s core interests and major concerns with an open, inclusive spirit.

Xi added that China welcomes New Zealand to take part in building the Belt and Road.

He also urged greater bilateral cooperation in international affairs, jointly pro

moting the development of an open world economy and safeguarding multilateralism and the multilateral trading regime.

China has prioritized coping with the challenges of the climate change and is willing to wo

rk with New Zealand to jointly promote the sustainable development of Pacific island countries, he said.

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ao poses with a dog at her brick-and-mortar store in Chen

Zeng Niaoniao, a qipao designer in the post-95s generation, started her business when she was a sophomore in 2015, and now runs stores both online and off.

Last year, the turnover from her online store reached 12 million yuan ($1.78 million)

The 24-year-old designer has a track record on improving qipao, displaying her work at the 2018 Shan

g Fashion Week and attracting Chinese pop idol Yang Chaoyue to wear her design for an advertising photoshoot.

Zeng said her wish was to see people wearing her designs to stroll around town, and sh

e wanted to bring more improveqipao with new designs to young Chinese girls.

May’s offer to quit fails to break Britain’s Brexit stalemate

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce de

al on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament’s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever.

May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passe

d by parliament at the third attempt, in a last-ditch bid to win over many of her party’s eurosceptic rebels.

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China, Italy agree to expand legislative exchanges

ROME, March 22 — Visiting President Xi Jinping met with Italian Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti

Casellati here Friday on expanding exchanges and cooperation between the two countries’ legislative institutions.

China and Italy have enjoyed a traditional friendship, with the ancient Silk Road closely linking the two peoples, Xi said.

Since they established diplomatic relations nearly 50 years ago, the China-Italy ties have seen healthy and stable devel

opment, and the two countries have become important partners who trust each other and work together, Xi said.

The visit is meant to consolidate the stability and strategic nature of the China-Ita

ly relations in the long term, and comprehensively elevate the level of their mutually beneficial cooperation, Xi said.

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Hu said the two new models are likely to conduct their

first mission in about five years if all goes well. Like other Kuaizhou types, they will be mainly tas

ked with meeting demands in commercial launch service from the burgeoning satellite industry in China.

Meanwhile, designers also hope the Kuaizhou 21 will have the opportu

nity to serve government space programs such as the space station program, he added.

Zhang Di, a vice-president at the academy, previously told China Daily that the Kuaizhou 21 will b

e powerful enough to transport supplies to the country’s future space station or to ferry robotic probes to planets far from Earth.

CASIC began to develop the Kuaizhou series in 2009 as a low-cost, quick-response

product for the commercial space market. The company has launched four: two Kuaizhou 1s and two Kuaizhou 1As.

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The city will also build 10 demonstration business street

breed 100 chain enterprises, and create 1,000 service outlets for residents this year, according to the project list.

Moreover, construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport, subway lines 3, 12 a

nd 16 and interurban railways connecting Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area are also underway.

The ongoing national laboratory of cyberspace, Beijing Institute of Quantum Information Science, Science City in No

rtheast Beijing’s Huairou district will pull the city into the fast lane in science and technology.

“Investment contributes around 30 percent to the city’s eco

nomic development,” the director said, adding social capital, or capital raised by society rat

her than the government, has taken up over 90 percent of last year’s 334.6 billion construction investment.

“Social capital is welcomed at key projects investment t

his year as well, aimed at taking up at least 50 percent of projects and 70 percent of investment,” Tan said.

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cientists develop structural brain atlases for Chinese

Scientists have developed structural brain atlases for the Chinese pediatric population, o

ffering a basic tool for future studies on Chinese children’s brain development.

In magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies of child’s brain development, structural brain atlases usually serve as imp

ortant references. However, the popular existing pediatric brain atlases are mostly based on MR images obtained from C

aucasian populations and thus are not an accurate characterization of Chinese children’s brains due to differences in genetic and environmental factors.

Scientists from the Beijing Normal University have created a set of age-specific Ch

inese pediatric atlases based on high-quality MR images from 328 cognitively normal Chinese children aged between 6 and 12.

The brain atlases include sex-specific templates and multiple age-specific templates. They show dramatic anatomica

l differences in the bilateral frontal and parietal regions compared with the brain atlases based on Caucasian populations.

The brain atlases have been released online and researchers can download it for free. They may help reveal the Chinese c

hildren’s brain structure and functional development, providing a reference for neuroimaging studies on Chine

se children with abnormal brain development such as autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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