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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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Misinformation swirling around Dutch teenager’s d

At just 17-ye上海419女神会所ars-old, Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven had alr

eady written an award-winning memoir detailing her struggle with post-tra

matic stress disorder, depression and anorexia in the wake of sexual assault and rape.

In her autobiography, Pothoven wrote that she had nothing left to live for.
At 16, she app

roached the Levenseinde, or “end-of-life,” clinic in The Hague to inquire about euthanasia, but, according to an

interview last year with local newspaper the Gelderlander, her request was rejected.
Last

week, after years of battling mental illness, Pothoven announced on Instagram that she had begun refusing all food

and liquids.
“After years of fighting, the fighting has finished. I have now stopped eating and dri

nking for a while, and after many conversations and reviews it has been decided that I will be released because

my suffering is unbearable,” Pothoven wrote in a post, which has since been removed.

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Economic basics will stay positive, interview emphasizes

The Chinese economy has stayed on a trajectory of stable gro

wth, and the country’s economic fundamentals will remain p

ositive in the long run, President Xi Jinping said in a written interview with Russian media.

On the eve of his state visit to Russia, Xi told TASS Russian News Agency and the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper on Tues

day that China has all the necessary conditions, capability and confidence to deal with any risks or challenges.

Despite a slowdown in global growth and trade, the Chinese economy

has had a strong start this year with key economic indicators remaining in a proper range, he said.

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In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US do

dollar dropped more than 3 percent under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.

Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monda

y that higher US tariffs on China’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.

The currency’s depreciation was purely caused by market forces, a

d China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more

attractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.

According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchange

rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.

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Spain’s SEAT set to make China comeback by 2021

Spain’s largest carmaker SEAT is set to make a comeback in China around 2021, a move that will help its parent

company Volkswagen AG secure a larger share in the world’s largest new energy vehicle market.

“The Spanish brand aims to enter the Chinese market in the coming two to three years,” said Volkswagen in a stat

ement on Tuesday, citing an agreement it signed with SEAT and Chinese carmaker JAC Motors.

SEAT pulled out of China in 2014 after two years of poor sales of its gasoline vehicles.

This time, it will enter the Chinese market through JAC Volks

wagen, a 50-50 joint venture established in Hefei, Anhui pr

ovince, in 2017 to develop, produce and sell pure battery vehicles.

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Ren said Europe maintains close communications wit

th Huawei and some features of 5G are very suitable for the rollout of the superfast techn

ology in Europe. For instance, 5G capacity is 20 times that of 4G, and its power consumption 10 times l

ess. “We also use materials that will not corrode for decades, and these characteristics are very suitable for Europe.”

Ren said the US technologies are still worth learning in both their depth and width. Many small US companies have super-precision products.

“But in our business (5G), Huawei is at the forefront, though when

it comes to comparison between countries, we are still far behind the United States,”Ren added.

“We will not go through an extreme shortage of supplies. We have made sound preparati

ons,” Ren said, adding that the company’s employees are working overtime to prepare for such situations.

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Renminbi to remain stable, regulator saysknotes at a ba

Central bank vice-governor voices confidence amid currency volatility

The monetary authority vowed to stabilize the renminbi amid escala

ted trade tensions, while continuing to push forward financial opening-up and pr

otecting overseas investors’ legal rights, said a senior official from the central bank on Sunday.

“We have the foundation, confidence and capacity to maintain a stable foreign exchange ma

rket in China, and keep the renminbi exchange rate at a reasonably stable equilibrium,” said Pan Gongsheng, vi

ce-governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said in a statement on its website.

Before his pledge, the onshore renminbi rate depreciated to 6.9182 per do

llar at Friday’s close, the weakest level since December, and the offshore renminbi rate h

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Often these pictures do not represent how these indivi

duals look in real life without the posing, the filters, the photoshopping and the professional hair and make-up,” Martz said.

Pan, the Renmin University researcher, also believes that pi

ctures shared frequently on social media impose peer pressure on women.

“If people around you look thin on WeChat Moments, you are inevi

tably anxious to fit the general profile of having the ‘right look’,” she said.

Articles have also gone viral in summer on WeChat Moments, with sensational headlines such as “Good-looking girls never

weigh more than 50 kilograms” or “If you don’t lose weight in May, you will cry out loud in June”.

Shen Zijiao, a psychological consultant at Beijing Normal University, said: “Women don’t know what kind of beauty is best for th

em; they just thumb through their phone screens and get the notions of ‘being slender’ consciously or uncons

ciously. They always worry if their bodies are inconsistent with the so-called perfect body shape.”

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Govt should accelerate tax cuts to invigorate economy, pre

Premier Li Keqiang urged government departments to speed up the implement

ation of tax reductions to invigorate the country’s economy, amid rising uncertainties about growth on Friday.

Li was speaking with entrepreneurs from the manufacturing, constructio

n and service sectors at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing.

The businesspeople said they have received benefits from the tax reduction measures in t

he past months, after the measures were introduced by Li in the Government Work Report in March. Th

ey also offered advice on how to further ease the tax burden on businesses.

After hearing their opinions, Li called tax reduction a great decision

made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council. It has boosted

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