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It was in the European Parliament elections five years

ago that small numbers of nationalists and far-right politicians won seats, signaling the challenges since faced by ruling parties acr

oss the EU, said Cui Hongjian, director of the department for European studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Mainstream European political groups have tried hard to curb their

rise and haven’t coped well with problems raised by the populist and far-right parties, Cui said.

Clemens von Goetze, Germany’s ambassador to China, said at a news conference

in Beijing on Saturday that he hopes mainstream political groups that support the integration of EU will win the elections.

He said, mainstream groups in Germany are working hard to tell voters the importance of the EU and encouraging those realize the value of EU integration to

cast their ballots this week. The turnout of voters was quite low in the 2014 European Parliament elections.

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DJI allays security fears after US issues warningployee holds t

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI said safety is at the core of everything the company does, and the security of its techn

ology has been independently verified by the United States government and leading US businesses.

The company’s statement came in response to an alert warning issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“We provide all our customers full and complete control over how thei

r data is collected, stored and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure cust

omers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the inte

rnet, and our customers can enable all the security steps DHS recommends,” the Shenzhen-based company said.

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website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers r to an

Different from the first several batches of tariffs that focused more on industrial and agricultural products, the most rece

nt 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports target mostly consumer products, including sneakers, clothing and furniture.

Trump has, on his Twitter account, asserted that “there is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs”.

The open letter, however, said “there should be no misunderstanding” that US consumers pay for tariffs on products that are imported.

“As an industry that faces a $3 billion duty bill every year, we can assure you that any incr

ease in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on the American footwear consumer,” it said.

It is an “unavoidable” fact that as prices go up at the border due to transportation costs, labor r

ate increases or additional duties, the consumer pays more for the product, the footwear trade and business association said.

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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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From chips to its self-developed operating system, Huawe

wei has long been preparing for independent research and development in core technologies. It has the ab

ility to adjust to changes in the global market,” said Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance.

Huawei has also made preparations with core chipsets. Existing st

ocks are thought to provide the company with a buffer of six months to a year, he said.

The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a

great extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of eco

nomics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.

The US administration’s often competing and clashing objecti

ves-though many of them are understandable-cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the

US hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.

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To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US need

eds to introduce and use more foreign capital, which will further enlarge

the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high growth r

ate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.

What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regu

lation of the economy, the US administration has been trying to impose regulations on int

ernational trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.

Results for US may be unsatisfactory

The US administration’s more often than not conflicting goals have

resulted in the trade conflicts with China and other countries. For instance, China’s exports to t

he US grew 11.3 percent and its trade surplus with the US increased to $323 billion in 2018, up 17.3 percent year-on-year.

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This facial recognition app tells one panda from another

Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.

The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas

along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.

The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.

Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa

tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.

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By 5 pm, out of 1,561 flights scheduled for that day flew

More than one million people have visited the Beijing International Horticultura

l Exhibition since it opened on April 29, the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition Coordination Bureau said.

At 11 am May 17, Yan Shuchen from Zhangjiakou of Hebei province became the one-millionth

visitor to the expo. When his family of three entered the Gate No 1, two officials of the bureau w

alked toward them and after congratulating them, presented them a gift, a pair of mascots for the expo.

Yan said he drove his wife and daughter fromtech companies began to freeze the supply o

f components and software to Huawei Technologies after the US trade blacklist, acco Zhangjiakou to the expo.

Visitors could get a 10 percent off the price if they book their tickets two days ahead online.

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Huawei launched its 5G smartphone in London on Thu

rsday as mobile network operators prepare to switch on 5G network in parts of the United Kingdom, Xinhua reported.

Also in Saturday’s call, Wang Yi urged the US to observe the one-China policy and the three joi

nt communiques between the two countries, and handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly.

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution reaffirmin

g the US commitment to Taiwan and the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 earlier this month.

Wang noted that China has expressed its firm opposition to the US recent negative remarks and actions related to Taiwan.

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Both the digital industry and digitalization of other indu

 industries develop fast, and new sectors have been emerging, such as unmanned warehousing, facial recognition payments and new online-to-offline groceries.”

Meng also said that a new version of the nationally unified negative list for market access will be rolled out w

ithin the year. Illegal or implicit entry barriers and locally issued negative lists will be canceled, she said.

The Chinese authorities will also establish and refine mechanisms for adjusting the annually released

list when necessary, she said, adding that the list will better cope with the reforms to delegate power, streamline ad

ministration and optimize government services, and will better meet the needs of market entities for broader access.

Wang Yuanhong, deputy head of the Department of Economic Forecas

ting at the State Information Center, said the fast growth of high-tech industries and the

service sector reflects the ongoing upgrading of traditional industries and the optimization of C

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