The forum, which opened on May 26, is devoted to implem

menting the SCO Qingdao Summit consensus and improving the health level of the people across the region.

Themed “Health, Cooperation, Innovation and Sharing,” the forum focused

on the topics of national health, disaster relief, medical services, and medical education and research.

The forum appreciates China’s remarkable achievements in health and medical

services over the past 40 years of reform and opening-up and China’s medical assistance to other countries.

In addition, the forum will also establish the “China-SCO Medical Innovat

ion and Cooperation Committee” in Shanghai, which will be responsible for calling me

etings and coordinating relevant national institutions to take turns holding the forum.

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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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Trade row must prompt China to explore other markets

Since the Sino-US trade dispute is likely to continue, China should prepare for a long haul. For instance, it should take the opportunity to further diversify its m

arket. What’s reassuring is that in the first quarter, China’s trade with Belt and Road countries grew 7.8 percent, 4.1 pe

rcentage points more than the overall trade growth, and its ratio in total trade increased by 1.1 percentage points.

The US has not only caused damage to the Chinese and wor

ld economies, but also inflicted pain upon itself by imposing higher tariffs of Chinese goods.

More importantly, by deviating from the consensus reached by the

international community and reneging on the promises it made to the world, the US has pushed the t

wo countries from a state of balanced cooperation into a state of prisoner’s dilemma.

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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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The US’ monetary hegemony is itself a big impedim

ment to the reindustrialization process, which could be viewed as a sort of financial Dutch disease-the apparent causal relationsh

ip between the increase in the economic development of a specific sector and a decline in other sectors. The more

heated the US stock market gets, the more serious the Dutch disease will become. And, ironically, the US leader is k

een on strengthening the stock market to showcase his political and economic track record.

Besides, the US administration cannot launch large-scale infrastructure construction projects, significantly red

uce the trade deficit with China and deny Chinese investors access to its market all at the same time.

The US’ trade deficit stems from its extremely low national saving

s rate and has to be compensated by other countries’ national savings, which in turn

adds to the trade deficit. On the other hand, China’s efficiency in the manufacturing industry mak

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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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Hundreds of Chinese scientists voiced opposition and

questioned the safety and effectiveness of the procedure following the announcement by He Jiankui, 35, who was a

n associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

The university terminated He’s employment contract following the incident. A team of investigators said he deli

berately evaded oversight to conduct the research in pursuit of fame and profit and may face criminal charges.

“In our view, China is at a crossroads,” the four scholars said in the Nature commentary. “The government must make

substantial changes to protect others from the potential effects of reckless human experimentation.”

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hina to improve online government servicesintegrated

China will speed up building an integrated platform for e-government servi

ces to offer easier access to the online services, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The building of the integrated platform aims to standardize go

vernment services nationwide, according to an official with the ministry.

The country will facilitate information sharing among regions and departments at various levels, the official said.

A system will be set up to enable enterprises and individuals to evaluate the government services they received, accord

ing to the official, who added that efforts will be made to ensure the smooth operation of the integrated platform.

In April, China’s State Council made public a decree on online government services to prompt the integrated platform building.

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In recent years, sales in many sectors in lower-tier cit

ities have grown more quickly than in big cities, including clothing, food, beverages and home appliances, Chen added.

During Spring Festival in February, small-town youths in third- an

d lower-tier cities outperformed their peers in bigger centers of population in consu

mption across major e-commerce platforms, including the number of orders placed and the range of products bought.

In third- and fourth-tier cities, total online spending during Spring Festival rose by 55 percent year-on-year, comp

ared with 51 percent in first-tier metropolises. Spending by small-town youths on beauty products rose by 7.8 perc

ent year-on-year, compared with a 5.4 percent increase among their peers in larger cities, according to a report rel

eased by Tmall-Alibaba’s e-commerce platform-and market research company Kantar Worldpanel.

Small-town youths have also boosted the movie industry. For example, in the first quarter of this year, some

56 percent of the box office for The New King of Comedy came from lower-tier cities, as did 46 percent for Crazy Alien.

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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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