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accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
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Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
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The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
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“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
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de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
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But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
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cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
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Liangzhu Museum in East China’s Hangzhou reopened to the public Monday after 10 months of closure.
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New discoveries kept appearing with the help of new research technologies.
Visitors now can see the latest archaeological exhibit – the ruins of the ancien
t Liangzhu city and large water projects dating back about 5,000 years in Zhejiang province.
More than 600 cultural relics are on display at the museum, which covers an area o
f 40,000 square meters, nearly double the number of previously shown cultural relics.
The use of high-tech is the highlight of the reopening. Nineteen digital multi-media projects will vividly display the cult
ure of Liangzhu, including the climate change in the Taihu Lake area, the history of rice planting, and the s
ymbols and characters carved on the pottery and stonewares produced in the region.
In January, the archaeological site was officially submitted to UNE
SCO to compete for recognition as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2019.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat
ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok
esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman
of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai
d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon
g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo
ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa
ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti
sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.
A total of 85,000 international students studied in postgraduate program
s in China in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 12.28 percent, the Ministry of Education said on June 3.
Among 492,200 international students studying in China in 2018, 52.44 percent were studying in
degree programs, up 6.86 percent from 2017, said a press release from the ministry.
The growth of international students in engineering, management, science and agricultural science all reached 20 perce
nt, indicating the increasing attraction of science programs in China, the statement said.
The international students in China came from 196 countries a
nd regions and 52.95 percent of them were from 64 countries along the Belt and Road.
About 63,000 of them were sponsored by Chinese government scholarships, the ministry said.