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Fujian province, birthplace of ancient Maritime Silk Road, bears an important role as the core of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

The symbols inscribed on the Cong also appear on other Neolithic relics. This raises the quest

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Rural areas offer more consumption potential, according to experts.

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Xi called for joint efforts to fight the three evil forces — terrorism, separatism and extremism — as well as be

efing up security measures and halting the flow of terrorists and extremist forces.

Noting that Afghanistan is a neighbor of SCO countries and an important observer state in the organiz

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As an important outcome of Xi’s visits, Beijing will also sign a joint statement with each country on furthering their com

prehensive strategic partnerships, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said at a news briefing.

Xi will also attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz

capital, during his stay from Wednesday to Friday, as well as the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and

Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe during his visit from Friday to Sunday.

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mmon interests of the international community he said.

Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden

t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d

ay on ceremonial duties, before the political aspect of his visit began on Tuesday with a m

eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.

Just down the road from her Downing Street office where that meeting took place, thousands of protestors assembled f

or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea

der Jeremy Corbyn, who declined an invitation to dine with Trump during his visit. Also nearby in Parliament Square, the

famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.

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an India in terms of economic might-the past two years

s have seen Modi front-loading India’s unique religious, cultural and civilizational links with neighboring countries.

This pragmatic approach has not just made the Sino-Indian summits most frequent but hopefully also more produ

ctive. Modi has not had as many one-on-one meetings with any other global leader. And since this trend is like

ly to continue, it could see them jointly responding to the White House’s blitzkrieg against friends and foes alike.

The fact that Russia still faces serious economic challenges and the US has slipped into confrontations with some coun

tries will provide further traction for Modi and Xi to play larger roles in setting the tone and tenor of multilateral debate

s and initiatives. Their synergy in tackling regional and global issues will continue to have positive effects on bila

teral equations, which remain an essential prerequisite for the two countries’ peaceful rise.

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A great debate set over tariffs, technologyhorwom

Two television anchorwomen — one from China and one from the US — will debate

two sides of the long-running trade dispute between the two countries.

Liu Xin, a mainstay of the China Global

Television Network, and Trish Regan, a former CNBC busi

ness correspondent who now hosts her

own show on the Fox Business Network, will have at it over i

ssues such as tariffs and technology

Wednesday at 8 pm EDT in the US and simultaneously at 8 am Thursday in China.

The discourse will take place via satellite, as Liu will be in CGTN’s studio in Beijing, while Regan will be at Fox’s studio in New York.

The debate idea came about after the two newswomen clashed earlier this month after Regan said Beijing stole “$600 bill

on worth of intellectual property a year”, leading to the Trump administration tariffs.

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heir Sherpa guides had taught them how to maintain healthy blood circulation and remain safe in crowded conditions, she said.

This spring, 144 foreign and 12 Chinese climbers have also attempted to con

quer Qomolangma from Tibet, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association. “D

espite having a smaller number of climbers, traffic jams also happened on the Tibetan side,” Ma said.

“Crowds are usual on some mountains. It’s not a new phenomenon. Climbers often lose their live

s when they don’t follow the instructions of Sherpa guides and make decisions on their own,” Kami Ri

ta, an experienced Sherpa who has reached Qomolangma’s summit 24 times, told Xinhua News Agency.

Sherpas are aware of every twist and turn and which paths to follow up mountains, so he urged the Nepali government to dis

courage mountaineers from climbing mountains without guides in order to prevent casualties.

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