If those in Washington wonder why their European allies

re reluctant to answer their calls for excluding Huawei from their 5G networks, Ren had an answer: “For every base station

site, Huawei can save the Europeans 10,000 euros ($11,192). Instead of following the US, they have communicated with us closely”.

Huawei is not ZTE. And is unlikely to become the kind of vulnera

ble hostage the latter has been. The US tactic will not work second time around.ice-Premier Han Z

heng, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

ntral Committee, meets with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations on Tuesday in

Vice-Premier Han Zheng said the central government supports the amendments to Hong Kong’

s extradition law proposed by the government of the special administrative region.

Han made the remark while meeting on Tuesday with more than

100 representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in Beijing.

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Hong Kong has agreements on extradition arrangem

angements with 20 jurisdictions. The Chinese mainland, Macao and Taiwan are not among them.

The revision was triggered by a murder case in which a Hong Kong ma

n, Chan Tong-kai, allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan and then fled back to the c

ty. The Taiwan authorities are unable to prosecute him as the two sides have no fugitive transfer arrangements.

During the meeting, Han also hailed the contribution of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in pro

moting exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland, as well as its efforts in maintaining Hong Kong’s

prosperity and stability. He hoped that the organization can continue to firmly safeguard national sovereignty.

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China home to over 200 unicornsReportcial Services Grou

China in 2018 had 202 unicorns valued at a combined total of $744.6 billion, according to a Greatwall Strategy Consultants report.

A unicorn is a privately held startup valued at more than $1 billion.

Seven of the companies are considered super unicorns – companies valued at more than $10 billion, the report said.

They are Ant Financial ($150 billion), Bytedance ($75 billion), Didi Chuxing ($60 bi

llion), Kuaishou ($20 billion), JD Digits ($20 billion), Cainiao ($20 billion) and Bitmain ($14.5 billion).

China’s unicorns come from 22 industries, with e-commerce, smart logis

tics, new entertainment, artificial intelligence, and new energy and smart vehicles the top five sectors.

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iled to get tickets, the system will also return their money.

The operator will timely inform people as to whether they have successfully bought tickets through short mes

sages, WeChat or mobile app information. The function will end the service at 7 pm at least one day before the train’s departure date.

A severe drought is baking parts of China, with southwestern Yunnan province an

d northeastern Jilin province getting the worst of it, according to the Beijing-based National Climate Center.

Crops have been damaged by the drought, including rice and wheat in southern areas and corn in the northeast.

According to the Yunnan government, the drought has made it diffic

ult for about 309,000 people to get drinking water. About 141,000 hectares of crops h

ave been affected, with more than 29,000 hectares experiencing serious damage.

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weather, and the provincial government recently announ

nced that when conditions are right, artificial means will be used to make rain.

Chen Lijuan, the chief weather forecaster of the National Climate Center, sai

d rain is on the way to the northeast and will arrive next week. That should alleviate the

drought, but dry conditions will continue to make things worse in Yunnan, she said.

Zhou Wenyi, a 26-year-old from Kunming, Yunnan province, said that the weather is very strange this year.

“The climate of Yunnan is kind of like the southeastern Asian countr

ies, where April and May are the two hottest periods before the rainy season arrives. The hig

hest temperature in Yunnan’s summer period usually is around 21 to 22 C,” she said.

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Special trains connecting Xinjiang with major tourist are

areas such as the cities of Beijing, Dalian and Qingdao will be launched during the coming summer vacation, which usually spans June to August.

In the second half of the year, more trains for tourists will go into operation, linking the region to the Guangdong-Hong K

ong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guiyang city in Guizhou province, and Guilin city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Huang said more services will be provided on a regular basis on the trains, including karaoke, dining, bathing and internet.

Herder Ahmat Abla is considering returning to a livelihood abandoned by his people almost 100 years ago – fishing.

Ahmat currently grazes his sheep on a small pasture near the lower reaches of the T

arim River, China’s longest inland river. Once upon a time, there were dozens of dried-up

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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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A hearing on the proposed tariffs on Chinese imports will

 take place on June 17, according to the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for Internation

al Economics in Washington, said the FDRA letter will add to the pressure on Trump to reach a deal with China.

“It will not be totally ignored,” Hufbauer said.

Over the past few weeks, business groups have voiced their concern that the escalating tariffs on Chinese imports risked knocking consumers off their feet.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, for example, said in a st

atement: “The administration’s decision to announce a tax on every product coming from China pu

ts America’s entire economy at risk. Americans’ entire shopping cart will get more expensive,” it said.

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hina’s ‘big three’ State-run airlines ask Boeing for compen

Air China, the country’s leading carrier, has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for th

e grounding of its 15 737 MAX aircraft and delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said Wednesday.

China Southern Airlines, another of China’s “big three” State-run

carriers, has also officially asked the US aircraft-maker for compensation involving its 24 gro

unded MAX aircraft and postponed deliveries of such planes, CCTV reported the same day.

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines had already sought compensa

tion from Boeing for incurring considerable losses after the grounding of the 737 MAX aircr

aft following two major crashes, according to a previous China Daily report citing People’s Daily.

The carrier filed a claim against Boeing for the losses caused by 14 suspensions of 737 MAX ai

rcraft since March 11 and delayed delivery of the models it had booked earlier, the report said.

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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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