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the early 1990s, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis.

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ade war launched against it by the US. Yet the new challenge cannot be compared with the past external crises. Ev

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ndermined its economy for nearly 100 years since the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).

狗亚APP入口夜网Now, China has to deal with the fifth major external challenge: the US-instigated trade war. Notwithstanding the s

aber-rattling of some US politicians and the US administration’s desperate attempt to prevent the rise of Chinese hi

gh-tech companies, which reminds one of the Cold War, do those trying to force China to concede ground by applying “

狗亚APP入口夜网maximum pressure” really understand how China has weathered powerful storms in the past decades?

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The domestic political infighting in the US unseen in decades is likely t

o intensify and create a bigger problem for the White House. By contrast, the

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regard, the US hawks, who have turned a blind eye to China’s resilience, should look at China’s history and see how it has

overcome challenges, and stop resorting to “maximum pressure” to fulfill their narrow political goals.狗亚APP入口夜网女神会所

The author is a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and

Economic Cooperation. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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Trump announced on Twitter last month that the sweep would mark the beginning of a push to deport

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he limited resources of ICE, which makes the arrests and carries out deportation orders.

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California Democrat, while lawmakers worked to pass a $4.6 billion border aid pac

kage. Plus, details had leaked, and authorities worried about the safety of ICE officers.狗亚APP入口夜网女神会所

The agency said in a statement that it would not discuss specifics about enforcement operations.

“As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a thr

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vals were coming. He said last weekend they would be starting “fairly soon.”

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d some officials believe flashy shows of force in deporting families would deter oth

ers migrants from coming. But others have criticized any move that draws resources a狗亚APP入口夜网

way from the border at a time when the Border Patrol is detaining four times the num

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inistration of showing a “willingness to be cruel at every turn. It sickens me that

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House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Californ

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ing” since they were delayed. “It is the speaker who caused this problem,” he said.

He said Trump would have postponed the raids again if he saw progress in House.

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ers estimated a rally planned for Saturday in Chicago would draw around 10,000 people.

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SAR government in狗亚APP入口夜网女神会所Kong in accordanc

ance with the law狗亚APP入口夜网女神会所 and uphold the SAR’s prosperity and stability with people from all sectors.

Since the return of Hong Kong, the policy of “one country, two systems” and Hong Kong people governi

ng Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy has been faithfully implemented, and the rights a

nd freedoms of Hong Kong residents have been fully guaranteed according to law, Geng said.

Maintaining Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability serves not only China’s

interests, but also the interests of all countries across the world, he said.

“I would like to emphasize that Hong Kong is China’s SAR and its affairs ar

e purely China’s internal affairs that brook no interference from any country, organi

zation or individual,” Geng said, adding China’s determination to safeguard its sovereignty, security and

development interests, and uphold Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability is rock solid.

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Recent monetary and fiscal stimulus measures are expe

cted to bolster domestic demand, partially offsetting the adverse impact of trade tariffs on overall growth,” the report said.

The US recently signaled its intention to impose additional tariffs on the European Union, primarily targeted at the

aircraft and food industries. It is in addition to the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs that are already in place.

Amid unresolved trade disputes and higher tariffs, the projected growth of world tra

de has been revised downwards to 2.7 percent in 2019, slowing markedly from 3.4 percent in 2018.

The report warns that “the impact of a spiral of additional tariffs and retalia

tions would not only dampen growth of these large economies, but also have severe spi

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information technology, had confirmed at the Boao Foru

um for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.

“5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities in the teleco

mmunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa

id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite th

e commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.

Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G fol

dable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.

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This issue is similar to the environment. External critics

ent. External critics of China don’t appreciate that Chinese themselves realize there

are issues to be addressed. They are doing so. These developments should be encouraged.”

President Xi Jinping, who spoke at the Second Belt and Road Foru

m for International Cooperation in Beijing recen

tly, listed areas in which China will improve the environment for foreign investment.

The president said the nation will work hard to create a business environ

ment that respects the value of intellectual prop

erty, will improve the legal system for IPR protection at all levels, will strengthen law enforcement and pr

otection for the legitimate rights and interests of foreign IP owners and will bar the

forced transfer of technology, improve protection of trade secrets and crack down on infringement.

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As an important power promoting human develop

ment and progress, international communicators should further play up their special role in advancing unders

tanding, deepening friendship and expanding cooperation in the fast-changing world. They should push world pro

gress in the right historical direction while promoting exchanges among civilizations and mutual learning.

First, we should act as promoters of exchanges among human civilizations. The mutual depende

nce, exchanges and learning of different civilizations give shape to the abundant and colorful world tod

ay. As the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity points out, cultural diversity “is the common herit

age of humanity”. The diversity of human civilizations is a basic characteristic of the world, as well as a sour

ce of the progress of humanity. In turbulent international situations, to maintain world peace, devel

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The Belt and Road Initiative, which originated in C

?China but belongs to the world, has become an open and inclusive platform for international cooperation and a well-recog

nized global public good thanks to the concerted efforts of the parties involved, Xi said.

Calling think tanks significant forces for Belt and Road constructi

on, the president said developing think tank exchanges and cooperation helps deepen mu

tual trust, unite consensus and promote the BRI to achieve high-level development.

He expressed the hope that the think tank network would develop in-depth academic exchanges to promote solid coope

ration under the BRI and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Also on Wednesday, a ceremony to mark the release of the English and French editions

of a compilation of remarks by Xi on the Belt and Road was held in Beijing by the State Council Information Office.

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We support the BRI globally because it’s a big project wi

ith so many applications in different parts of industry and the economy, and we want agreements, project by project.”

Raffarin was appointed special envoy on China affairs by French President Emmanuel Mac

ron. He pointed out that it is not pragmatic to have an agreement about every industrial sector, because, as sovereig

n states, both countries need to protect the interests of their own businesses and industries.

“It’s easier to go project by project, and, after some experience, we can add a larger vision,” Raffarin said.

His comments came after Italy signed a BRI memorandum of understanding with China during

Xi’s visit to Rome last week to become the first G7 country to join the global infrastructure plan.

According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, from January to November 2018, China’s direct investment in France reached $330 mil

lion. China’s growing investment in Europe has prompted concerns in the West, which Raffarin thinks are misplaced.

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Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight

An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help

crew disable a malfu

nctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg.

The next day, with a different crew, the same plane crashed into the sea off Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

On doomed Lion Air Flight 610, pilots searched in a handbook f

or a way to stop the plane from nosediving, according to an exclusive Reuters report.

Reuters cites the information from three people with knowledge of the contents of the cockpit voice recorder that has never been made public.

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has refused to comment to CNN on the content of the voice r

ecorder as the investigation is still ongoing. Boeing also refused to comment to CNN on the matter Wednesday.

Indonesian authorities found the cockpit voice recorder in the Java Sea on January 14 and said it could take up to a year to publish a full report into the crash.

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