China boast 80% of world’s unicornsSince the term “unic

icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio

n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.

The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj

ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.

The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio

n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig

hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.

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people have applied to take the examination in Anhui.

A centenarian recently enjoyed her 103rd birthday party with her children, grandchildr

en, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren in Handan, North China’s Hebei province.

Li Xiuzhi, born in 1916, lives in the village of Nanhan in Guangping county, and has a family of 168 across five generations.

Her oldest daughter is 80 years old, while her youngest great-great-grandson is only nine months old.

She celebrated her birthday with her family and fellow villagers on

Friday. They first celebrated her birthday together when she was 80 years old.

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Many of her professors took the high-speed railway

 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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Some foreign entities have violated the market princ

nciple and spirit of contract and taken measures to block Chinese companies for non-commerci

al purposes, threatening the safety and benefit of China as well as the global industrial chain.”

“To fight trade protectionism and safeguard China’s national securit

y and legitimate interest of the public, China has decided to make such a list,” Gao said.

The ministry will disclose more details regarding the list in the near future, Gao said.Starting his seco

nd term in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed a second China-India infor

mal summit in Varanasi later this year. Varanasi is not only a culturally important city for Indians and one of the olde

st cities in the world but also the constituency that elected Modi to parliament.

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President’s Russia visit eyes global stabilityernational Coo

President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Russia reflects close cooperation between China and Russia, which is impo

rtant to maintain the stability of the international community amid rising uncertainties, analysts said.

Xi will make a state visit to Russia from June 5 to 7 and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg Inter

national Economic Forum, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Wednesday.

The trip is part of the annual exchange of visits between the two countries’

heads of state, after Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the Second Belt and Road For

um for International Cooperation in Beijing in April and had talks with Xi on the sidelines.

The visit will further display the strength of bilateral ties, which are developing “very good” momentum both politically and

economically, said Ruan Zongze, vice-president of the China Institute of International Studies.

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n the case before Mehta, Trump and his business orga

anization sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Orga

nization. Trump’s lawyers accused Democrats of harassing Trump and said the subpoena “has no legitimate legislative purpose.”

Trump’s lawyers, in suing in both Washington and New York in attempt to beat back congressiona

l subpoenas, said congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them.

In the New York case, Trump, his business and family have sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the fi

nancial companies from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and the House I

ntelligence Committee for banking and financial records. A Wednesday hearing is planned in that case.

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Huawei said in a statement on Thursday that restricting t

 company from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger.

“Instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior, yet more expensive alternatives, leav

ing it lagging behind in 5G deployment and eventually harming the interests of US companies and consumers.”

The company said it is ready and willing to engage with the US government to come up with effective measures to ensure product security.

In response to the ban on Huawei buying parts from US companies, the company said such a deci

sion will “do significant economic harm to the US companies with which Huawei does business, affect tens of t

housands of US jobs and disrupt the current collaboration and mutual trust that exist in the global supply chain”.

Wang Peng, deputy head of the China Center for Information Industry Development, said the new US moves will disrupt the whole global electronics in

ustry and hurt a string of US companies that supply chips and other components to Huawei.

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The collaboration aims to make areas along the initi

ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according

to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa

ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.

Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti

on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich

uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.

More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco

mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in

frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.

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However, once the fish got into the river and lake sys

systems, they flourished. Decades later, the Asian carp population has grown to such an extent that it is

creating an ecological disaster, crowding out other species competing for rich food sources in waterways.

“The Asian carp is an important fish. It’s anThe newly established International Fish

eries Industrial Park, which opened on April 12 in Wickliffe, a town of 700 people in Kent

ucky, is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing local Asian carp populations while creating a zero-wast

e food production chain. incredible species and has been domesticated in Asia for more than 2,400 ye

ars,” He said. “We consume more Asian carp than any

other fish … We eat more silver carp than tuna and salmon combined.

“It is a problem here, but it’s not garbage, it’s a gold mine,” He said,

adding that in China, Asian carp processing is a $10 billion business.

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Among his precious collection are Tibetan incense

and hada from Tibet autonomous region, shawls from Kashmir, hangs of cloisonnéenam

el from Beijing, Yengisar dagger from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and a CD of exotic music.

“My favorite souvenirs are unique and distinctive objects. Stereotyped souvenirs at diffe

rent destinations will fail to attract visitors and even dampen the impression of a special attraction,” said Shi.

Zhou Weihong, deputy general manager of Spring Tour, a part of the Shanghai-based Spring Group, sai

d the cultural and geographical values of local souvenirs are neglected in many cases, adding that the expe

rience of overseas travel-related products can be a benchmark for Chinese souvenirs.

“In Japan, tourism souvenirs have a strong geographic characteris

tic, and they are made at a particular place, and can be bought only there, nowhere else. In

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