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President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military on T
hursday to continue improving its combat
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亚博足球app官网419女神会所itary Commission, said the armed forces must full
y understand, uphold and implement th e Party’s theories on building a strong military as well as its defense strategies and policies.
They also must always keep their missions in mind, strengthen combat training
and produce new achievements to celebr ate the coming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October, he said.亚博足球app官网419
esident made the remarks during an inspection tour to a Pe ople’s Liberation Army Air Force base as part of his four-day visit to Gansu province that st
亚博足球app官网419女神会所arted on Monday. He was accompanied by General Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of the Cent
ral Military Commission and former commander-in-chief of the Air Force, at the base.
He checked on how Air Force members work at the base’s
command center and was briefed about the base’s operations and training.亚博足球app官网419
Xi held teleconferences with troops from the base. Speaking with op
erators at a surveillance radar station, he ordered them to continue honing t
heir capabilities and make new contributions to the country’s air defense.亚博足球app官网419女神会所
In talking with pilots and ground staff from a transport aircraft regiment, he recognized their participation in aerial seed
ing of plants and encouraged them to continue supporting economic and social development.亚博足球app官网419
During a meeting with the PLA’s high-ranking commanders and th
e base’s senior officers, Xi ordered the military to keep intensifying its combat preparedne
ss to make sure that troops are always ready to fight and are capable of defeating any enemies.
President calls for better livelihoods, healthier growth
President Xi Jinping called for further efforts
in poverty reductio亚博足球app官网419 n as he concluded his four-day inspection tour in Gansu province on Thursday.
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committ
ee, urged local governments to strengt hen environmental protection, strive to improve people’s livelihoods and secure high-quality development.
After hearing a work report by local government officials on Thursday, he said in
tensified efforts must be made in po亚博足球app官网419 verty reduction with an emphasis on solving prominent problems that affect rural residents, including access to comp
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uired local government officials to identify and assist povert y-stricken people house-by-house and village-by-village in impoverished areas.亚博足球app官网419
Saying people’s livelihoods must be ensured and improved, Xi added that the issues t
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He also urged Party committees at various levels and leading officials to earnestly develop the educational ca
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信mpaign themed “Staying true to our founding mission” among all Party members, fight against corruption, prom
ote clean governance, improve work efficiency and resolutely overcome bureaucracy and formalism.
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people relocated from environmentally vulnerable and impoverished areas. There he visited Li Yin
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Seeing the changes from a photo of Li’s home before relocation, Xi said he was very ple
ased at the great progress achieved in people’s working and living environments.
Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
ving been detained and assaulted by protes
tors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour la亚博足球app官网419女神会所 te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
Fu met m
edia after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu亚博足球app官网419 said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming
away with just some bruising to his face. Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
亚博足球app官网419Fu was sent to Hong Kong by the Global Times to c
over the protests. The mass sit-in at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he亚博足球app官网419
was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.
Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.
Hours before the assault of Fu, a tourist from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, was亚博足球app官网419女神会所
also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
亚博足球app官网419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.
The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.亚博足球app官网419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.亚博足球app官网419
“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou
rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.亚博足球app官网419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
?arrested as unlawful protests continue, violent acts spread over weekend in SAR
Violence has escalated to a point that smack
s of terrorism in the Hong Kong Special?亚博足球app官网419 Administrative Region, China’s top authority on the city’s affairs warned on Monday.
?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信In Beijing, Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Ho
ng Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Coun cil, said radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers in the past few days and have com
mitted serious violent crimes. Such violence has begun to show the “first signs o
f terrorism”, Yang said.?亚博足球app官网419 Yang strongly condemned protesters who threw gasoline bombs at police officers on Sunday night.
?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信A very small number of rioters hurled the bombs at police officers at police sta
tions in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan
Chai on Sunday night. A police off icer was hit by one such bomb thrown by a protester in Tsim Sha Tsui, causing burns to his legs.
An initial diagnosis showed that the officer suffered second-degree bu?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
rns on 10 percent of his left leg, and first-degree burns on 3 percent of his right leg.
“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” Yang said.
Such violent acts have brutally violated the rule of law and social order in Hong Kon?亚博足球app官网419
g, seriously threatened the lives of Hong Kong citizens and challenged Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, he added. Such
acts must be “resolutely cracked down upon” in accordance with the law, and the affairs of
?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信fice firmly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong also issued a serious condemnation of violent lawbreakers.
Shanghai will host the 12th round of China-US trade talks; The 52nd ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeti
?亚博足球app官网419ng will be held in Thailand; Colombian presiden
t will pay a state visit to China; Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo will resign amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats.
These are the international events under the spotli
ght for the week starting July 29.?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信 China and the US will hold the 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai from July 30 to 31, said
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a
news conference on Thursday. ?亚博足球app官网419The meetings scheduled for next week will be the first face-to-face discussions betw
een the two sides since their top leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan last month.
d ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its related m?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信 eetings will take place from July 29 to Aug 3 in Bangkok. The meetings will further ad
vance topics discussed by ASEAN leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit, which has just concluded.
?亚博足球app官网419The main topics at the AMM in Bangkok will continue to be driving and responding to new challenges, which are relat
ed to the launch of a satellite warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand, and the opening of the ASEAN Center of Military Medici
ne in Thailand, all capable of supporting countries outside the region coping with natural disasters.?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, the ASEA
N-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea foreign ministers’ meeting, foreign ministers’ meeting of East Asia Summit and
?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信the ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers’ meeting, all to be held in Bangkok from July 30 to August 3.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Represent
ative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at imp?亚博足球app官网419
roving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
?亚博足球app官网419品茶微信Analysts said that holding the talks in Shanghai, the country’s financia
l hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is deter
mined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
City has ‘good conditions’ for hosting negotiations, ministry spokesman says
?亚博足球app官网419Top negotiators from China and the United
States will meet in Shan ghai on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and his US coun
t Donald Trump agreed in June to resume economic and trade consultations.?亚博足球app官网419女神会所 Analysts said that holding the 12th round of talks in Shanghai, the c
financial hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is determined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
f Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said that holding the negotiations in different plac?亚博足球app官网419女神会所 es is not unusual. “Shanghai has good conditions for conducting consultations,” Gao said.?亚博足球app官网419
The meeting is expected to implement the consensus reached between the top leaders of both
?亚博足球app官网419女神会所countries at the G20 Summit in Japan last month, Gao said at a regular news conference.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Tr
?亚博足球app官网419ade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet wi
th Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at improving the bilateral trade re
lationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.?亚博足球app官网419女神会所
Ni Yueju, a researcher at the Institute of World Econo
mics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Soc
?亚博足球app官网419ial Sciences, said Shanghai remains at the forefront of the country’s opening-up.
“The choice to hold the next round of trade talks in Shanghai demonstrates Chi
na’s determination to further open up the economy,” Ni said, adding that the cou?亚博足球app官网419女神会所
ntry’s first free trade zone was located in the municipality.
“The planned negotiations will mainly cover issues th
?亚博足球app官网419at have not yet been resolved, for example, whether the US will lift tariffs o
n Chinese products and remove Chinese companies from a blacklist,” Ni said.
The US placed several Chinese companies, like t?亚博足球app官网419女神会所
elecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, on an Entity List tha
t prevents them from buying from US companies without Washington’s approval.
?亚博足球app官网419″In the upcoming talks, the two sides may also discuss whe
ther China will resume its purchase of US agricultural products,” Ni said.?亚博足球app官网419女神会所
If both sides can negotiate on the basis of sincerity and equality, they may achi
eve some breakthroughs in addressing the aforementioned issues, Ni added.
?The State Council Information Office on Sunday issued a white paper
亚博足球app官网419on historical matters concerning Xinjian
g Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China. China is a unified multiethnic country, and the various ethnic group亚博足球app官网419
s in Xinjiang have long been part of the Chines
e nation. Throughout its long history, X 亚博足球app官网419injiang’s development has been closely related to that of China, the white paper said.
n more recent times, hostile forces in and outside China, especially se paratists, religious extremists and terrorists, have tried to split China and bre亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
ak it ap
art by distorting history and facts, the document, titled “Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang”, said. 亚博足球app官网419Xinjiang has long been an inseparable part of Chinese territory. Never has it bee
n the so-called “East Turkistan.” The Uygur ethnic group came into being throug亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
h a long process of migration and integration, the white paper said, adding that it is part of the Chinese nation.
In Xinjiang, different cultures and religions coexist, and ethnic cultures have been fostered and developed in the embrac亚博足球app官网419
e of the Chinese civilization. Islam is neither an indigenous nor the sole belief system of the Uygur people. It has ta
ken root in the Chinese culture and developed soundly in China, the document said.亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
The surge in religious extremism around the world has caused a rise in religious extremis
亚博足球app官网419m in Xinjiang and has resulted in an increasing number of incidents of terror and violence, it noted.
“Xinjiang’s fight against terrorism and extremism is a battle for justice and civilization
against evil and barbaric forces. As such it deserves support, respect and understanding,” it said.亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
The document said that some countries, organizations and individual
亚博足球app官网419s that apply double standards to terrorism and human rights have issued unjustified
criticism of Xinjiang’s effort. This kind of criticism betrays the basic conscience and j亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
ustice of humanity, and will be repudiated by all genuine champions of justice and progress, it said.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Ce
ntral Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli亚博足球app官网419 ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s
congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation and supervision in a creative way to better contribute to China’s economic and soci
al development as well as reforms.亚博足球app官网419 Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe亚博足球app官网419
e and chairman of the Central Military Comm
ission, made the remark in a recent instruction. 亚博足球app官网419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du
ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
Faced with the present situations and tasks in the new era, th亚博足球app官网419
ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.
亚博足球app官网419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.
The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.亚博足球app官网419
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the N亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
President, Hanoi’s National Assembly chairwoman meet
China and Vietnam should implement the consens
us of the two countries’ leaders and maintain ma亚博足球app官网419 ritime peace and stability with practical efforts, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信Xi made th
e remark while meeting with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vietnam ‘s National Assembly chairwoman, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
During the meeting, Xi asked her to extend his s
incere wishes to Nguyen Phu Trong, ge亚博足球app官网419 neral secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vietnamese president.
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信Xi said China and Vietnam are “friends plus comrades”, and also a community with a shared future with strategic significance.
t next year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vietnam, Xi said that the two countries should stay true to their original a亚博足球app官网419
spiration, focus on the overall situation, develop friendship and deepen cooperation.
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信The two nations should make full use of the traditional advantage of party-to-party exchanges, dee
pen communications on the experience of governance, learn from each other’s outcomes of theoretical innovation, m
aintain the vitality of the two parties and jointly promote the development of socialism, Xi said.亚博足球app官网419
Xi called on the two countries to connect their development strategies, prom
亚博足球app官网419品茶微信ote the connection of the Belt and Road with Vietnam’s Two Corridors and One Eco
nomic Circle plan, upgrade practical cooperation and pursue win-win cooperation.亚博足球app官网419
The two countries should enhance people-to-people exchanges and develop the bilateral friendship, Xi said.
They should strengthen coordination in international affairs and jointly safeguard the interests of the two countries, Xi added.亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
The cooperation of legislative authorities is an important part of bila
teral relations, Xi said, and China’s National People’s Congress and Vietnam’s National
Assembly have maintained frequent contacts in recent years and achieved fruitful outcomes.
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
亚博足球app官网419been seriously affected by African swine fever
outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday. “We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
hog production and try to guarantee market supplies,” Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Af亚博足球app官网419 fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.亚博足球app官网419
s elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on Wednesday regarding intensifying prevention and control of African swine fever. Outbreaks of the fever have been effectively contained in China in recent month
s following strict controls and prevent 亚博足球app官网419品茶微信ion efforts taken since early August after the first domestic outbreak of the disease was reported. But the co
untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit亚博足球app官网419
oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
The ministry will work with related authorities to urge local governments to implement policies and m亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
亚博足球app官网419ose animals were slaughtered due to swine fever prevention and control measures, he said.
The authorities will encourage hog farmers to replenish stock and organize technicians to hel
p them solve problems in hog raising. Meanwhile, the ministry will guide local authorities to help hog fa亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
rms improve waste treatment facilities, and prevent them亚博足球app官网419
The ministry will also support cross-regional transport of pork to replace transport of live pigs－which is still co
mmon practice in many places－to reduce the chance of the spread of disease, Yang said.亚博足球app官网419品茶微信
As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.