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Writer Zheng Shiping, kn上海乌托邦is pen name Yefu, acc

ccidentally discovered that baijiu from his hometown, a small village in

Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s

上海乌托邦品茶微信pecial interest in baijiu and likes drinking and collecting baijiu products. He misses products from his childhood a

nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦

The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the

上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell

ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦

With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’

上海乌托邦品茶微信s village from mountain spring water and pure red sorghum. On good days, more than 100 bottles a day are sold.

Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either

expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦

and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”

上海乌托邦Ardoin, from Alltech Beverage Division China, said the Chinese ma品茶微信

rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.

“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦

pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.

Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信

ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.

上海乌托邦Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm

ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信

hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.

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Based on the published da上海乌托邦ministry, students

 from financially strapped families were subsidized for nearly 100 million times in 2018. Taking higher educa

tion as an example, subsidies were offered 43.88 million times last year, amounting to 115 billion yuan in total.上海乌托邦

Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the finance department of the Ministry of Education, said that the State Council has approved prog

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The United States has launched a Section 301 investigation into the digital services tax of the上海乌托邦

Government of France, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Wednesday.

China took the second spot in the world’s top 10 richest countries, with priv上海乌托邦品茶微信

ate wealth reaching $23.6 trillion in 2018, a 130 percent surge over the previous year, ac

cording to Global Wealth Migration Review 2019, published by the research company New World Wealth.上海乌托邦

The US remains the world’s wealthiest country, with private wealth valued at $60.7 trillion in 2018.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The report said the global private wealth jumped to $204 trillion in 2018, and the world’

s top 10 richest countries’ private wealth accounted for 74 percent of global private wealth.

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“The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow un

fairly targets American companies,” USTR Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

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iminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce,” Lighthizer said.

According to the USTR’s Office, France’s proposed 3 percent tax woul上海乌托邦品茶微信

d hit global tech companies with total annual revenues from the covered digital se

rvices of at least 750 million euros (844 million US dollars) globally and 25 million euros in France.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The structure of the proposed new tax as well as statements by officials suggest that France i

s unfairly targeting the tax at certain US-based technology companies,” the USTR’s Office claimed.

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The US’ policy to contain 上海乌托邦evident in the way

 it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor

ted the separatist “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” in China through political and financial hel 上海乌托邦品茶微信

p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an

 上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se

paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信

me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea

ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail

 上海乌托邦ed, not least because the United States administration mistook China’s conciliatory attitude for weakness.

Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.

US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier

 上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es

calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll

owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信

verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p

roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦

While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc

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suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦

on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr

easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt

s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and

thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim

the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex

pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the

recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl

ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.

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People in South China w上海乌托邦egin growing ric

 about 10,000 years ago and millet in North China about 8,000 years ago, and thus also benefited the rest of world.

“Through the proj上海乌托邦ect, we fill a void for a pivotal period in Chinese history,” Zhao said. “And it’

上海乌托邦品茶微信s also a big contribution to the world because Chinese civilization is a crucial segment in human history.”

Shen Jiliang, an official with the Ministry of Education in charge of textb

ooks, said the new academic achievements will be soon included in school syllabuses.上海乌托邦

The 4,000-year-old Shimao Site, city ruins found in Shenmu, Sha

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earthed in recent years. The relics show a strong military presence considered to have close connections上海乌托邦品茶微信

with Taosi, and they are now treated as one important origin of Chinese civilization.

上海乌托邦Shen said such new discoveries will be added to high school textbooks.

“History education concerns our nurturing of national pride and cultural confidence,” he said.

The series If Treasures Could Talk was a hit across China, inspiring many young view上海乌托邦品茶微信

ers to learn more about their country’s past. Today, we present to you the Liangzhu Jade Cong King.

上海乌托邦Peering at us from the murky dawn of human existence, the eyes engraved on th

e Liangzhu Jade Cong King hint at our ancient ancestors’ loves, fears and their beliefs.

Five thousand years ago, an advanced culture flourished in the Lake Taihu area of eastern Ch上海乌托邦品茶微信

ina. There were towns, tombs, altars, villages, barracks, irrigation works and jade workshops.

Excavation of the site began in 1936. In the course of the following eighty years, the most important find it has yielded is this Jade Cong.上海乌托邦品茶微信

A Cong is a tubular vessel contained within a rectangular body. This one, weighing 6.5 kilos, an

d with a height of 8.9 centimeters and a diameter of 17.6 centimeters, is known as the “Jade Cong King”.

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general secretary of t上海乌托邦女神会所mmittee of the

mmunist Party 上海乌托邦女神会所of China (CPC) and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan, accompanied by Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party

of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his wife Ri Sol-ju, watch a lar

ge group callisthenics and art performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, DPRK, Jun

he two sides should enhance strategic communications and exchange views on major issues in a ti

mely manner to build a good environment for the development of bilateral ties, Xi said, and the two co

untries should expand practical cooperation to bring more benefits to the people of both sides.

In their talks, Xi also stressed the importance of deepening

mutual learning on the experience of governance, enhancing training of each other’s off

icials and boosting exchanges in such areas as education, health, sports, media, youth and local government.

On behalf of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the government and the peopl

of the DPRK, Kim expressed a warm welcome to Xi, saying that the general secretary’s visit, a

mid his tight schedule, is a great encouragement and shows political support for his party, government and people.

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i said he wants to use t上海乌托邦女神会所 along with K

Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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ommerce ministry to protect Chinese companies’ interests

hina is drafting a list of foreign parties considered “unreliable enti

ties” that harm the interests of Chinese companies, said the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.

Detailed measures of the plan are to be disclosed at a later date.

The list will target companies, people and organizations that fail to abide by market rules, violate th

e spirit of contract, block Chinese companies for non-commercial reasons, and severely violate Chinese co

mpanies’ legitimate rights, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, in a media briefing on Friday.

“Due to the increasing uncertainties in the global economy, including

the rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, the multilateral trading system is facing s

evere challenges and regular international commercial activities have been disrupted,” Gao said.

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By late April, China had been hit by 129 African swine

 fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr

eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no

t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va

ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc

tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su

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When the desired train tickets are not available at the tick

et booking site and the app of the China Railway Corporation, a person can use the “waiting” function, and the system will add the wanted ticket information to a list.

One person could make an order for three tickets in the waiting list, and the function will be

free and much more efficient than other third-party software to grab tickets, according to the operator.

When ticket buyers cancel or change their tickets, the system will allocate the returned tickets to waiting buyers on the list.

To use this function, people have to pass a verification process on their status through facial recognition.

They will have to prepay the maximum price for each ticket, and once the

y have obtained the tickets, the difference from the actual fare will be refunded. If they f

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The star apologized for the potential negative influenc

uence from his misbehavior via his official Weibo account on Tuesday, promising better behavior in the future.

The Beijing Center of Health Supervision warned punishment would follow if they can confirm these violations, adding the ma

tter has been under investigation in a post released on its official Sina Weibo account on Tuesday.

Based on these regulations, individuals who smoke indoors are fined

50 yuan ($7.20), which rises to 200 yuan if the culprits refuse to correct their violations. In

2016, another famous actor, Wen Zhang, was fined 50 yuan for smoking inside a restaurant.

ours that provide a window on wildlife without harming the animals are a welcome development for Chinese ani

mal-lovers, a recent survey found, as most people say ‘no’ to any activities that might have a negative impact on animals.

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