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rge in the call for constitutional amendment despite Abe’s desperate efforts.
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d about “social security matters” such as pensions than constitutional amendment. In fact, 37 perce
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l security for citizens, with only 7 percent saying constitutional amendment is the most important issue for them.
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ould also take into consideration the opinions of Japan’s neighbors such as China, the Republic of Kor
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The author is head of the Institute of International Politics at and deputy director of North亚博体育app在哪下载官方授权夜网
east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
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ncil, former EP president Josep Borrell’s name was proposed as the new EU foreign policy chief.
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A total of 13 creative parks as well as incubators and maker spaces ha
ve been put in place, and have succeeded in incubating 441 enterprises by providing co
mprehensive services, with more than 400 high-level talents and 300 key researchers involved.
Another 25 service stations were built at enterprises and different administrative divisions throughout the district. These platf
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Kong,” Chan said. “I hope lawmakers from different political camps, as well as the entire co
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Lam Ching-choi, a member of the Executive Council－the top policy advisory body to the chief executive－who is not a g
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This call came after President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Tr
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Although there are good prospects for the future, Dong noted, “There will be twists and turns
along the way, so more mutual trust and understanding is needed between the two sides.”
China and the US have been embroiled in a nearly yearlong trade disput
e, and have exchanged tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s imports. Before the top lea
ders’ meeting at the G20 Summit, negotiators from both sides had held 11 rounds of high-level talks.
Wang Xiaosong, a professor of international trade at Renmin University of China’s School of
Economics, said both negotiating teams need to make continued efforts in the upcoming negotiations.
“Trade talks should be conducted in the spirit of equality and mutual benefit. Negoti
ators need to enhance their mutual trust and get a greater understanding of each other,” he said.
Communist Party of China and local governments, the punished o
fficials also come from State-owned enterprises and public institutes, it said.
Jilin outnumbers the other seven provincial regions, with 177 punished officials. In one of
the cases there, 22 officials were punished because of the continuous deterioration of the Liaoyuan Riv
er and the slow progress in remediation of the water body in the city of Liaoyuan.
In the first half of 2017, the water quality of the river was found below Grade V, the lowest level in the co
untry’s five-tier water quality system, in eight of the nine monitoring stations along the stream. The ci
ty was also found to have only completed 28 of 67 projects that were listed in its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).
Wang Liping, Party chief of Liaoyuan, for example, was re
moved from his post, and four officials were given severe warnings within the Party.
Previously, about 3,100 officials have been held accountable for environ
mental violations in the first three rounds of inspections, which were launched in late 2015.
es of one victim wanted him to be buried where he died.
The 30 victims have been recognized as martyrs.?The recognition is approve
d by the Ministry of Emergency Management and the Sichuan provincial government.
hang Jun, head of the Xichang branch of the Liangshan forest fire briga
de, and his team members went back to Xichang from Muli on Wednesday. Recalling the er
uptive fire, Zhang said it had been the first blaze of its kind he’d encountered in a dozen years of firefighting, China News Serv
ice reported. “I was at the south part of the fire, when I heard a blare and saw a mushroom cloud about 50 to 60 meters hig
h rising from the valley. Two to three minutes later, dense smoke began to fall and the communication equipment didn’t work.”
Zhang divided his team during the firefighting. One of them, consisting of 10 firefighters, only had four escape with their lives.
Zhao Maoyi still sees his dead teammate four days after the eruptive fire. When his team decided to evacu
ate after hearing blasts, the fire spread to their location from the foot of a mountain in seconds. They were blocked by a huge l
og. “I pushed one onto the log and used my last strength to climb over the log. When I looked back, I saw the desperate look
on an 18-year-old teammate,” Zhao cried. “I dream about him every night, I hear him saying ‘give me a hand'”.