logy and innovation, he said, adding that Brazil welc

Mourao expressed gratitude for China’s support for Brazil’s hosting of the meeting of BRICS

leaders. Brazil would like to enhance coordination with China under multilateral frameworks including BR

ICS, the WTO and the G20 to maintain multilateralism and the global trading system.

Beijing on Friday slammed some politicians in Washington for fabricating rumors and stirring u

p ideological opposition by linking Chinese technology company Huawei with the Chinese government.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks after Unit

ed States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thur

sday that Huawei is deeply tied not only to the Chinese government but also to the Communist Party of China, and th

at connectivity, the existence of those connections puts American information that crosses those networks at risk.

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ombat Hero. When he retired from the PLA, Zhang chose to

ork in the poverty-stricken mountainous areas in Laifeng, a remote county in Hubei province. He dedicated his life to the p

eople, holding posts ranging from community-level government official to deputy manager of a local bank.

His political beliefs as a Party member supported him during the war period and in serving th

e people in peacetime, with indifference to fame and wealth, Zhang told Xinhua News Agency. He said he has been

fulfilling the oath that he had sworn when joining the Party, and that he doesn’t deserve special recognition for his a

chievements, since what he did was negligible compared with those who sacrificed their lives in the war. His left leg

was amputated seven years ago because of an illness, but Zhang stood up again on his prosthesis.

He said he doesn’t want to be a burden for others, and wants his children to work wholeheartedly for the Party and the people.

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While eating alone is hardly a novel experience in many

“Chinese culture is family-based. Everyone wants to have a group of people eating toget

her, so eating is more of a collective behavior. People either eat with family members at home or with colle

agues and clients at work,” said Cai Yani, who has directed a series of short videos about solo dining.

Eating together is considered crucial for family bonding. On a typical Chinese dining table, one rarely finds dishes for indi

viduals; instead, there is usually a range of dishes-meat, fish, vegetables and soup-for everyone to share.

Restaurants usually boast round tables with a rotatable surface, known as a “lazy Susan” in the West, to make sharing easier.

The move away from the traditional sharing approach is largely due to a demo

graphic shift in the country, especially a sharp rise in the number of unmarried people. Statistics from the Mi

nistry of Civil Affairs show that more than 200 million people were living on their own in 2017.

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ers help the stranded Australian climber to a safe locati

Tibetan alpine rescuers successfully rescued an Australian climber experienci

ng critical health problems at an altitude of 7,500 meters on the northern slop

e of Mount Qomolangma – known as Everest in the West – according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association.

The stranded climber was discovered Wednesday at 7 pm by a four-person mountai

neering crew from the Tibet Himalaya Expedition Co on their way back from repair work.

On their journey they found the climber in a state of physical exhaustion, out of consciousness, and in critical condition.

The team reported the situation to Qomolangma Base Camp, and the liaison offic

er ordered the team to assist the climber’s descent, also directing six other mountaineers to facilitate the rescue.

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The climber was brought to an altitude of 7,028 meters

Wednesday night, and for safety concerns, the team stayed one night at this location.

On Thursday morning the climber was then brought to a camp at an

altitude of 6,500 meters, the association’s general secretary, Pema Trinley, said.

The association sent ten locals and one riding yak for support, and the climber was transferred to the 5,200-meter base cam

p by 4 am Thursday. He was sent to Gyrong Port by midnight, which he left Friday morning in good condition, Tri

nley said.This year, the region started its annual spring mountain climbing activities in early April, and since then 144

overseas and 12 domestic climbers have been approved to attempt to conquer the mountain.

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His political beliefs as a Party member supported him du

ring the war period and in serving the people in peacetime, with indiffe

rence to fame and wealth, Zhang told Xinhua News Agency. He said he has been fulfil

ling the oath that he had sworn when joining the Party, and that he doesn’t deserve special recognition for his

achievements, since what he did was negligible compared with those who sacrificed their lives in the war. His left leg

was amputated seven years ago because of an illness, but Zhang stood up again on his prosthesis.

He said he doesn’t want to be a burden for others, and wants his children to work wholehe

artedly for the Party and the people.Escalating disputes between China and the United States could signi

ficantly weaken sentiment in business and financial markets, disrupt global supply chains and create an e

conomic drag this year, the International Monetary Fund warned on Friday.

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Man sentenced to death for murder of Shanghai schoolchildren

The man who stabbed and killed two 10-year-old students in Shanghai was senten

ced to death by the Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday.

On the morning of June 28, 2018, Huang Yichuan, a native of Shaoyan

g city, Hunan province, killed two boys near the gate of the Shanghai World Foreign Lan

guage Primary School on Pubei Road in Xuhui district, Shanghai. He also injured another boy and a woman.

The court, which had heard the case on Dec 6, said on Thursday that Hua

ng, who was then 29, committed the crime as he was frustrated by problems at work. He t

raveled to Shanghai on June 6 and bought a kitchen knife at a supermarket on June 12.

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Ding Sansan, head of the train’s research and developm

pment team and deputy chief engineer of CRRC Qingdao Sifang, said the

testing prototype can check and optimize the key technologies and core system comp

onents of the high-speed maglev system and lay a technological basis for the forthcoming engineering prototype.

The engineering prototype is planned to roll off the production line in

2020 and go through comprehensive tests to conclude integrated verification in 2021.

The high-speed maglev transportation system is one of the key projects under the Mi

nistry of Science and Technology’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) to promote an advanced rail transit system.

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For many solo diners, the most trying times are Chinese festiv

Late last year, Pu Kunhong decided to conduct a test. On New Year’s Eve, the 21-year-o

ld visited a well-known hotpot chain on his own to see how people would react.

Inside the packed restaurant, diners sat around tables, dropping meat, fish

balls and vegetables into boiling cauldrons and chatting happily amid the rising steam.

Pu sat opposite a large stuffed teddy bear-placed at his table by the management to ac

t as a companion-and quietly added slices of raw beef to the broth bubbling in his cauldron.

Providing large stuffed toys as companions is just one wa

y the restaurant attempts to put solo diners at ease and reduce the stigma of eating out alone.

“The stuffed bear brought a sense of warmth and security, and I didn’t feel embarrassed eating on my own,” Pu said.

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Data from the US Census Bureau showed that bilater

eral merchandise trade between the two

countries has declined by more

than 15 percent since September 2018, when the second round of tariffs went into effect.

“This has also impacted global value

chains in East Asia and other trading partners,” the report said.

“We’ve seen the trade tariffs that have

been introduced on both sides have already been damaging trade,” said Dawn Holl

and, chief of the Global Economic

Monitoring Branch in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Holland said the adverse effects of trade tensions on economic growth in China “has been partly offset by some stimulus measures”.

According to the report, growth in China is projected to moderate gradually from 6.6 percent in 2018 to 6.3 percent in 2019, and 6.2 percent in 2020.

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