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“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
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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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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
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neral secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vietnamese president.
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Noting that next year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
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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.
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untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
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oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
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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.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping talks with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jongun in Pyon
gyang on Friday. Several paces behind them are Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan (left), and Kim’s wife, Ri Solju
President Xi Jinping said on Friday that his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea demonstrated the two countries’ firm will to advance the po
litical settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue and to promote lasting peace and security in the region.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the W
orkers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in Pyongyang. Xi wr
apped up his two-day state visit to the DPRK on Friday.General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Pa
rty of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan talk with Kim Jong-un, chairman of t
he Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Repu
blic of Korea (DPRK), and his wife Ri Sol-ju at the state guest house in Pyongyang, capital of the DP
nternational Children’s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for
their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
International Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year.
In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi told
students to turn their trauma into a source of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united.
When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the ne
ed to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
On June 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Beijing,
Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility