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At the start of the new semester in August, 105 students at Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois, had chosen to learn Chinese as a world language.

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reply from President Xi Jinping encouraging them to make greater progress in studying Chinese.

Tedd Bowen, director of world languages at Niles Township High School District 219, said C

压博娱乐登入开户419hinese classes began in 2008 following requests from parents and a student interest survey.

“American public schools are increasingly aware of th

e economic, political and strategic needs for learning Mandarin Chinese,” he said in an email.压博娱乐登入开户419品茶微信

Recalling the letter exchange with China’s leader, Bowen said he was most impres

sed that the students received a personalized response. “We are honored to receive it,” he said.压博娱乐登入开户419

When the students in their first year of studying Chinese began practicing asking qu

estions and writing, their teacher had them write a letter to Xi as practice, Bowen said.

The teacher “wa压博娱乐登入开户419品茶微信s pleased with how well they did, so the students voted on the letter they wanted to send”, he said.

In the letter, the students said that they love the Chinese language and character

s, as well as music and Chinese food, and that they would love to have the chance to visit China.

压博娱乐登入开户419The letter was sent to the Chinese consulate in Chicago and then sent on to Beijing.

In his reply, Xi welcomed the students to visit China and said he hopes that they will ma

ke contributions to promoting friendship between the Chinese and American peoples.压博娱乐登入开户419品茶微信

It was not the first time this year that Xi has replied to letters to foreign stu

dents who are studying Chinese and praised their enthusiasm for Chinese culture.

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They hurled gasoline bombs and bricks dug up from the pavement at p压博娱乐登入开户千花坊

olice officers, also pointing laser beams at them. Police condemned the violence.

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At about 7 pm, a China Daily photographer’s camera lens was broken by a thrown

brick. The crowd gradually dispersed after 7 pm. Police arrested some protesters.压博娱乐登入开户千花坊

As normalcy returned, with public transport service resuming in the eastern Kowloon district

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Railway service at various stations resumed along the Kwun Tong

Line, including Kwun Tong, Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay stations, and most local压博娱乐登入开户千花坊

stores reopened. Black, abusive graffiti scrawled on roads and walls of buildings wer

压博娱乐登入开户千花坊女神会所e a grim reminder of Saturday’s violence, which had shattered the previous weekend’s relative calm.

In Kowloon Bay on Sunday, the scene of fierce clashes between demo

nstrators and police, a sea of refuse left by protesters-including broken umbrellas a压博娱乐登入开户千花坊

nd dismantled barricades-had been cleared up by workers and stood piled on roadsides.

压博娱乐登入开户千花坊女神会所Some of the “smart” lampposts on Sheung Yuet Road vandalized on Saturday were now protected by traffic cones.

Black-clad, masked protesters had sawed off the new lampposts on Sat

urday. City officials said each “smart” lamppost cost about 压博娱乐登入开户千花坊HK$140,000($17,850).

Residents were enraged. A security guard at a building on Tai Yip

压博娱乐登入开户千花坊女神会所Street-the scene of violent rioting on Saturday-said the building

and some nearby shops and garages were closed on Saturday, and some remained closed on Sunday.

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Many say HK should压博娱乐登入开户419论坛of law, start dialogue

Legal experts and senior officials called on Hong Kong society over the weekend to form a united front t

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Hong Kong people need to reach a consensus about safeguarding the city and its rule of law, said Xu Ze, head of the Chi

压博娱乐登入开户419论坛nese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, the nation’s leading think tank on Hong Kong affairs.

The association organized a seminar on Saturday in Shenzhen, Gu

angdong province, to revisit the 1992 speech by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, the a压博娱乐登入开户419论坛品茶微信

rchitect of the “one country, two systems” principle, pointing the way forward. It

was attended by 40 experts and officials from Hong Kong, Macao and the Chinese mainland.

压博娱乐登入开户419论坛Calling the recent waves of violence an attack on the principle of “one country, two systems”, Xu said Hong Kong will risk bei

ng destroyed if violence continues to undermine the fundamental interests of the city and the nation.

In light of the challenge to the system, Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director of the Hong压博娱乐登入开户419论坛品茶微信

Kong SAR Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, said it is th

e central government’s right and duty to take action to ensure Hong Kong’s stability.

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She said if sufficient turmoil emerged in Hong Kong, th

e central government can and must step in to put things back on the right track.

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hina’s Chang’e-4 probe 压博娱乐登入开户千花坊rk for ninth lunar day

The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar

day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.压博娱乐登入开户千花坊女神会所

The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L

unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

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dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co

nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.压博娱乐登入开户千花坊女神会所

China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o

n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Cha压博娱乐登入开户千花坊

ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.

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The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro

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The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio

n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.

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Trump’s retaliation aga压博娱乐登入开户夜生活me after Beijing on

?Friday said it would retaliate against Trump’s plans for the imposition of tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods on Se

pt 1 and Dec 15 by slapping levies on US imports valued at $75 billion on the same dates. In a statement, China’s Com压博娱乐登入开户夜生活

merce Ministry said the action was “forced by the US’s unilateralism and protectionism.”

In response, Trump tweeted: “Our country has lost stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China ov

压博娱乐登入开户夜生活女神会所er many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, &

they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be better off without them.”

Trump demanded that American companies “immediately st压博娱乐登入开户夜生活

art looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and mak

ing your products in the USA.” Trump has no authority to tell US companies how to operate.

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ent of government relations of the National Retail Federation, tweeted: “It is un

realistic for American retailers to move out of the world’s second largest economy…”压博娱乐登入开户夜生活女神会所

“Our presence in China allows us to reach Chinese customers and develop overseas markets. This, i

n turn, allows us to grow and expand opportunities for American workers, businesses and consumers.”

压博娱乐登入开户夜生活The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 25,628.90, down 623.34 points or 2.37 percent. N

asdaq closed at 7,751.77, down 239.62 points or 3 percent. The S&P 500 was also down, closing

at 2,847.11, down 75.84 points or 2.59 percent. The market closed down for the fourth week in a row.压博娱乐登入开户夜生活女神会所

The continuing trade dispute and fears about a worldwide economic slowdown have led c

entral banks in the US and around the world to ease monetary policy in recent months.

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ite the weak performance of the main board. The gain momentum

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nt on average, according to financial information provide Wind Info.

压博娱乐登入开户夜网On Thursday, prices of STAR stocks fell by 1.9 percent on average.

“The overall performance of the STAR Market saw the full pricing-in of opinions from bulls and

bears, an uptrend with fluctuations, and a return to rationality,” the SSE said in the announcement.压博娱乐登入开户夜网女神会所

Relaxed price fluctuation limits have enabled the STAR Mark

压博娱乐登入开户夜网et stocks to be more timely priced, leading to higher pr

icing efficiency than the main board, according to analysts from Shenwan Hongyuan Securities.

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ercent daily price fluctuation limit is effective, versus a 10 percent limit on the main board.

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valuation levels to better reflect company fundamentals. Firms with strong fundamentals may su

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The market-oriented initial public offering mechanism of the STAR Market,

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ings’ price-to-earnings ratios of offer price varying from 18 to 269, according to SSE data.

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riced at a maximum of 23 times earnings under the approval-based IPO system.

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“The story is not about whether the rise of Shenzhen will make Hong Kong’s advantages o

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e highly complementary, joining hands to make a bigger cake of shared interest,” he added.

Terence Chong Tai-leung, the executive director of Chinese University o

f Hong Kong’s Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, envisions

Hong Kong and Shenzhen striving to build a financial center targeting the Greater Bay Area.?压博娱乐登入开户千花网女神会所

“While Hong Kong could focus on the equity market, Shenzhen could eye the gold an

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don, thus boosting the financial service industry’s talent flow in the region,” Chong said.

In the innovation and technology sector, Shenzhen also offers many opportu

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nese University of Hong Kong’s International Business and Chinese Enterprise Program.

Lee also expected there will be enhanced flow of talent across the border in such areas?压博娱乐登入开户千花网

as the legal profession, risk management, event management and marketing.

China’s first cloned police dog, an 8-month old Kunming wolfdog named Kun

xun, passed the police dog assessment on Thursday and is now ready for work, Xinhua reported.

?压博娱乐登入开户千花网女神会所In early March, Kunxun arrived at the Kunming Police Dog Base in Southwest China

‘s Yunnan province, where it participated in a professional police dog training program.

Born on Dec 19, 2018, Kunxun was cloned from Huahuangma, a seven-year-old female Kun

ming wolfdog on duty at the Pu’er police station in Yunnan province. Known for its first-class field work?压博娱乐登入开户千花网女神会所

abilities, Huahuangma is considered an outstanding canine detective. According to a genetic test by a thir

d-party testing institution, Kunxun’s DNA is 99.9 percent identical to Huahuangma’s.

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ing gap between increased spending and the slower expansion of income, some local governments, especially at the co

unty level, are facing fiscal pressure. But the central government will transfer more funds to local go?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314女神会所

vernments to ensure stable fiscal spending and further implement tax and fee cuts, the ministry said.

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onds for the year, accounting for 82.8 percent of the annual quota of 3.08 trillion yuan.

A quota of 2.15 trillion yuan for local governments’ special bonds-mainly meant to s?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314

upport infrastructure projects-had been 65 percent used up by the end of July, the Ministry of Finance said.

Market speculation is that there will be additional bond quota space to bolster fiscal spending in coming months. But a seni?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314女神会所

or official at the Financial Department of the Ministry of Finance said in an interview this week: “It is unlik

?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314ely that the government will raise the quota for local government bonds, or for the special bonds.”

Local government special bonds are seen as an important measur

e to support infrastructure investment, and they also are not included in local?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314

budgeted debt. The annual quota was set by the Government Work Report in March.

About 1.55 trillion yuan in local government special bonds had been iss?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314女神会所

ued in the first half, the Ministry of Finance said. The remaining 600 billion yuan

issuance must be finished by September-a State Council requirement to speed financing for key projects.

China should have an expansionary and much stronger fiscal policy in order to inc?压博娱乐登入开户龙凤1314

rease public spending and prevent a further slowing of economic growth, said Yu Yo

ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu spoke at a recent forum.

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cent of GDP this year, should be compensated by issuing more central government

bonds, said Yu, who also suggested the central bank lower interest rates for the bond issuance.

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he behind-the-seque 压博娱乐登入开户楼凤tories of Dust to Dust

Before the symposium, Xi visited the grottoes and inspected the w

ork of cultural relics protection and research. During his visit, Xi spoke with tourists.?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

Digging of the Mogao Grottoes began in 366. They symbolize the great achievement

?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤女神会所s of China’s Buddhist art from the fourth century to the 14th century. They also showcase the cultural int

egration and mutual learning among the diverse civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.

Fan Jinshi, an archaeologist who began working in Dunhuang in 1963 at the age of 25 and is now hon?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

orary president of the Dun-huang Academy, said she attended the symposium and was excited at Xi’

s placing so much importance on the protection of cultural relics, China Central Television reported.?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

Xi mentioned many times in his remarks the need to increase support for the protection o

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In a written instruction to a national meeting on cultural relics protection in April 2016, Xi called cultural relics “a val

uable legacy from our ancestors”, and stressed that conservation will benefit future generations.?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

On Tuesday, Xi laid a floral basket at a monument in memory of the revolutionary martyrs of the West Route Ar

my of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in Gaotai county, and paid t?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

ribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the battles against the Kuo-mintang from 1936 to 1937.

?压博娱乐登入开户楼凤女神会所He also visited Jiayu Pass, the first frontier fortress at the wes

t end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He listened to an introd

uction of the Great Wall and the passes in Hexi Corridor, part of the ancient Silk Road.

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President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits J

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压博娱乐登入开户楼凤President Xi Jinping underlined the need to preserve the finer features of the nation’s c

ulture, and called for extensive interactions between Chinese and foreign cultures as the coun

try promotes inclusive international cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative.压博娱乐登入开户楼凤品茶微信

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the comment at a sympos

ium attended by experts and scholars at the Dunhuang Academy in Dunhuang, home of the UNESCO World H

eritage Site Mogao Grottoes, during his inspection tour in Gansu province on Monday.压博娱乐登入开户楼凤

Xi learned from a local official of the production and performance of

压博娱乐登入开户楼凤major cultural shows like?Silk Road, Flower Rain, a classical Chinese dance drama.

The president stressed the need to step up support in carrying forwar

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Saying that Dunhuang displays the Chinese nation’s confidence in its cu

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h other countries and actively draw on the outstanding achievements of civilizations around the world, Xi said.

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the rest of the world in an effort to promote international cooperation on the BRI.

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Road, boasts more than 2,000 sculptures and 45,000 square meters of murals in 735 cliff caves.

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