inopec establish joint venture with Russian companie

hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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Seeing how the illness was stressing his family, Yang decid

decided to learn a上海千花坊女神会所bout the stock market and finance, hopin

g to make money at home by trading on the market and improve his financial situa

tion. “No school would want to accept a broke, blind and disabled student,” he said.

In 2013, Yang heard a television commercial for the newly launched XuetangX, which only offered five classes at the

time. “But it was free, and from one of the best schools in the country. That gave me hope,” he said.

However, while signing up for classes was easy, the study process was anything but.

“I had to increase the font size of each character to that of an egg, an

d it would still take me around 10 seconds to make sense of its meaning,” Yang said.

Despite those difficulties, he completed about 15 courses and passed

every exam. He then put theory into practice by investing about 5,000 yuan in the stock mar

ket. After quadrupling his investment, he quit just before the market crashed in 2015.

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Another crucial step is to encourage more talent to sta

 in 上海千花坊女神会所the region, and local authorities must create an enabling environment for starting and doing business in the Northeast, he said.

The three provinces in the Northeast-Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang-saw GDP growt

h of 5.7, 4.5 and 4.7 percent last year, which is below the national average of 6.6 percent.

Meanwhile, the three provinces have also seen a continuous outflow of working-age citizens. In Liaoning, the number of peo

ple aged between 16 and 59 was down by 492,000 last year, according to the Liaoning Bureau of Statistics.he United Sta

tes’ trade deficit with China is not a matter of simple, objective truth. It has been brought on by actions of the US i

tself — a combination of export controls, market restrictions, competition, trade policies, currency dominance and other f

actors — officials and experts said in response to a report from the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.

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上海会所品茶微信Premier Li Keqiang called for greater strides in reform and opening-up to stimulate market vitality and to tra

nsform and upgrade economic structure in revitalizing the rust belt in Northeast China.

Li’s remarks came as he presided over a State Council meeti

ng on Thursday on revitalizing the country’s traditional industrial bases.

He underscored the importance of transforming government functions a

nd bettering the business environment, and urged government departments to offer m

ore support to provinces in the Northeast in streamlining administration.

The tax cuts and fee reduction policies must be implemented in full, and the country w

ill make the region a priority in special transfer payments to localities, he said.

The reform of State-owned enterprises must be moved forwa

rd, and more work must be done to expand the private sector, he said.

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The country’s GDP grew by 6.4 percent in the first quar

uarter, which represented the 14th consecutive quarter in the 6.4 percent to 6.8 percent range.

The country added 4.59 million urban jobs in the first four months, with total imports and expo

rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.

Xi said there will be ample factors to reinfo

rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.

The president called the country’s large pool of resources a primary factor. C

hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w

orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.

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“It’s quite unusual for FedEx to reroute all four par

cels by mistake. If they did, they will be held responsible for contract infringement,” sai

d Yin Shaocheng, an associate professor of law at Capital University of Economics and Business.

Huawei was among the Chinese tech companies recently entered on

to the US’ Entity List which bans US companies from selling components and software to them.

Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said there is no need to over-interpret the cas

e, since “foreign companies will be investigated when possible violations occur in accordance with Ch

inese laws”. Wang said China always protects the legitimate interests of foreign investors.

The strength of China’s economy is propelling its cities toward

s greater prominence on the global stage, a report has shown.

China is gaining ground on both Europe and North America as its impro

vement in performance and potential outpace those of Western cities, accordin

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“I think there are advantages and opportunities on b

oth sides if we can get people to sit down and really look at how do we put these pieces together,” Holden said.

He listed infrastructure, energy, education and business-to-business relationships as potential areas of coope

ration between China and the US, and he suggested such cooperation could start from subnational bilateral exchanges.

“It’s so important to be working at the state and local level. Because in that fashion, by buildin

g these relationships now, hopefully we get a more stable relationship nationally going forward,” said H

olden.hina’s relevant government department decided to open an investigation into US shipping company Fed

Ex, for suspected infringement of Chinese customers’ legitimate rights and relevant laws and regulations.

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Good trade ties vital at state level in US trade relatio

US states continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the i

nternational level, and they hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.

“I’m very optimistic on the China-US trade relationship,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an inter

view with China Daily as he was attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.

China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the state’s expor

ts going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.

“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the i

nformation communication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”

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The world’s second-largest economy maintained its fore

eign exchange reserves at $3.095 trillion at the end of April. The reserve amount was stable, altho

ugh it slightly retreated from $3.098 trillion at the end of March, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

Li Yang, director of the National Institution for Finance and Development of the Chinese Academy

of Social Sciences, said that China is unlikely to sacrifice foreign exchange reserves to de

fend its currency, even if depreciation pressure rises amid any escalation in trade tension.

In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US dollar dropped more than 3 percen

t under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.

Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monday that higher US tariffs on Chin

a’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.

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Britain took part in the European Parliament elections b

because it had delayed the date of its exit from the EU, but its MEPs will leave the parliament when Brexit happens.

In total, Britain will elect 73 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) to the 751-seat parliament

. They will not contribute directly to British policymaking on domestic issues like Brexit, but will have a say in EU-wide policy.

Farage casts Britain’s political system as broken and says parliament a

nd the government are trying to thwart Brexit. He wants the United Kingdom to leave th

e EU as soon as possible and says the damage of a no-deal departure has been blown out of proportion.

Farage, who as UKIP leader persuaded May’s predecessor, David Came

ron, to call the Brexit referendum and then helped lead the campaign to leave the EU, h

as said that failure to implement Brexit would show Britain not to be a democracy.

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