The meeting required Shanxi province, a coal-abundan

t area in North China, to conduct pilot reforms in its energy industry and take the lead in the whole country in areas suc

h as promoting clean and low-carbon energy use and enhancing innovation in energy technologies, it said.

Efforts should be stepped up to build a higher-level, higher-quality food s

ecurity system that is more efficient and more sustainable to guarantee the nation’s grain

reserves, the statement saidThe head of the US-China Business Council, whose members include major US chip

makers that are suppliers to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, said that the ban on the Chinese telecom giant would come at a co

st to US businesses, and that fair engagement across technologies would be better than decoupling.

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He cautioned that the government should have a clear

outlook on the long-term and complex characteristics of all unfavor

able factors both at home and abroad, and should prepare for all possible difficulties.

The most important thing for China is to focus on its own issues, X

i said, adding that joint efforts are needed to push forward reform and development.

Xi required governments in the central region to promote the high-quality development o

f the manufacturing sector and speed up the application of digital, internet and intelligent technologies in all areas.

More efforts are needed to promote independent innovation capabilities in key are

as, speed up developing core technologies with independent intellectual property rights, enc

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Ren said the current difficulties can spur China to devel

lop the electronics industry in a down-to-earth manner. Pouring in money is not enough to develop the s

emiconductor industry. Instead, talent, including mathematicians and physicists, is needed to grow the chip sector.

“Global talent is also needed. It is very difficult to rely solely on China’s independ

ent innovation to succeed. Why can’t we embrace the world and rely on global innovation?” Ren added.

Don’t fan nationalist sentiment,” Ren also warned. Currently, the attitudes toward Hua

wei are divided into two groups. One represents the genuine patriots who support Huawei, while the o

ther believes that Huawei has kidnapped the patriotic feelings of the entire society.

“We should stop others from shouting empty slogans and inciting nationalist sentiment,” Ren said.

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Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and curr

ent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s championing of Asian values as the ideal way to govern their countries.

Lee and Mahathir maintained that in Asia, social order and strong governance are keys to a stable and wealthy society.

This type of governance succeeded in fostering rapid growth in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Sant

arita said strong Asian leaders are effective because they serve their constituents and value mutual respect and discipline.

Analysts said the Asian emphasis on community and harmony can help resolve some of the wo

rld’s most pressing international issues such as territorial disputes, climate change and sustainable economic development.

Santarita cited the current dispute over the South China Sea which some

times strains relations between nations. He said the claimants can opt to work to

gether to develop and share resources offered by the South China Sea’s blue economy.

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Noting that the uncertainties in the global economic env

vironment are also rising and there remain downward pressures on the domestic

economy, Li called for both attention and confidence from the entrepreneurs.

Related departments should follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Though

t on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, invigorate the market thr

ough deepening reform and opening-up and ensure the stable growth of the economy, Li said.

He said that tax reduction is the key to improving the business enviro

nment and invigorating the market, which will not only stabilize growth and employment bu

t also encourage companies to invest more in innovation for long-term development.

Tax reduction is a comprehensive policy that requires governmen

t departments to enhance coordination as they implement various policies, Li said.

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In 2008, he accidentally came across a group of people fly

 flying a remote-controlled model aircraft, which intrigued him

and brought back his fantasy. He immediately bought a model aircraft for himself. Ho

wever, due to his lack of basic knowledge in operating it, he broke the aircraft that same day.

“I tried very hard to fix it but failed,” he said, adding that he was then d

etermined to make himself an expert. He began to study online and made friends with many dieh

ard fans. After half a year, he was able to make modifications on model aircrafts.

With drones becoming mainstream in China, Zhao decided to s

et up his own company in 2010 to sell drones. After his compa

ny was set up, five drone models had been invented by his team, including a modified drone powered with fuel.

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Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie

s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.

A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi

on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.

For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.

“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am

brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.

As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr

ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.

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Lofty goal draws elite satellite students to China

Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he

walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.

His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has

a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia

nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.

“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.

Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso

nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be

ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.

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The Asian carp dominates the biomass, creating pro

lems for commercial and recreational fishing, boating and water skiing. It deters a

lot of new business owners when they talk to us about opening in Kentucky,” Brooks said.

In some waterways, carp are so abundant that they jump out of the water into boats, sometim

es hitting boaters and creating a nuisance. The massive schools of the fish are also hazardous to water skiers

on popular lakes. Commercial fishermen in pursuit of other types of fish have to try hard not to catch them.

Asian carp are having a $7 billion negative effect on various businesses in the US.

But He Lining, development manager at Two Rivers F

isheries, said the fish are not a problem, but an opportunity.

According to He, who is writing a book about the species, the fish was introduced to the US

by scientists in the late 1960s and early ’70s as an easy and cheap way to treat domestic waste.

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Agreed Zhang Lanmei, 57, a retired Shanghai local

 “I go on trips twice a year. I usually do not buy souvenirs on the road, because they are q

uite similar and less creative, which I can easily find at the stalls of Shanghai’s Town God Temple.”

Netizens in China joke online Yiwu’s residents need

not buy souvenirs at other places as all such articles originate in their hometown.

As Shi sees it, there is immense scope to reinvent the concept of souvenirs in general and Chinese souvenirs in particular.

Souvenirs, he said, should be made in various formats-a local snack, curries from In

dia, black tea from Sri Lanka, dried apricots from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, or Spanish Iberian ham.

They could also be in the form of a delicate little gift of a key ch

ain, handicraft or fridge magnet, but a special local product would be ideal.

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