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China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P

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President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.

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Comedian Phil Wang delivered a standup routine at the Cabaret Tent that was both disarmingly charming and brilliantly cutti

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0s, one out of every five persons in the world was a Chinese as was one out of every four newborns. But the ratio of Chin

a’s population to the world total had dropped to 18.9 percent by 2015 while that of newborns to 8.2 percent.

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ical constitution and educational qualification, has greatly improved. According to the World Health O

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ral leading companies with global competitiveness,” said China Mobile Chairman Yang Jie.

China Mobile claimed its 5G services will be available in more than 40 cities by the end of September.

China Telecom also said in a statement that the 5G licensing will be a key step to build the country into a cyber power. It is also c

onducive to gaining a competitive edge in the telecom sector, which will help drive technological innovation, e

mbrace industrial upgrading as well as boost high-quality economic growth, the company said.

China Unicom noted it will continue welcoming foreign companies to participate in domestic 5G construction.

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Wei Jianguo, vice-president of the China Center for Inte

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nology or geopolitics, the country must be prepared for all kinds of confrontations.

“The US has repeatedly violated the multilateral mechanism based on World Trade Organizat

ion rules. Due to the influence of hard-line hawks, it is likely to continue the trade war,” he said.

China has less motivation to further stimulate economic growth, but the government needs t

o search for more methods to control debt and reduce default risks, according to officials and economists.

China’s macroeconomic leverage ratio, or the total debt-to-GDP proportion, rose slightly in the first quarter, but the over

all leverage level still remained stable, Huang Xiaolong, deputy head of the Financial Stability Bureau of the Peo

ple’s Bank of China, the central bank, said at a media conference on Wednesday.

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On Friday, State Councilor and Defense Minister Gen

eral Wei Fenghe met with Shanahan and both sides agreed to deepen exchanges and cooperation, pr

operly manage risks and allow military-to-military relations to become a stabilizing factor for bilateral ties.

China launched an investigation into FedEx because the United States express delivery service provider allegedly failed to

deliver parcels to designated addresses, a violation of Chinese postal regulations, a senior official said, adding that

all foreign delivery companies should obey local regulations when operating in China.

The State Post Bureau did not disclose how many parcels were allegedly rerouted, and said it recently received comp

laints from an unspecified number of FedEx clients saying the company rerouted their parcels to destinations other

than the designated addresses without informing them or asking for permission.

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es great importance on Asia-Pacific security issues and

d that the nation wants to use the event to voice its thoughts and ideas on these issues.

“Wei’s position and rank will bring us a better opportunity to le

t our voice be heard by more people and have a bigger influence,” Zhao said.

“In addition, his participation represents China’s willingness to take part in more multilateral defense dialogues,” Zhao added.

In another development, Wu said at Thursday’s news conference that military relations between C

hina and the US are “generally stable” and the two militaries maintain normal communications and exchanges.

The spokesman noted that the two will have some communication and cooperation programs in the coming months.

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ue to encouraging weather forecasts, many teams decid

ed to scale the summit from the Nepali side on May 22 and 23. As a result, crowded conditions form

ed about 100 to 150 meters from the peak, Ma said in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. “I was force

d to wait in a line for about 20 minutes on my way down. Such circumstances can be fatal to climbers if the

y panic and consume more oxygen than planned. Also, they can easily get frostbite if they don’t keep moving.”

This year, about 90 percent of the climbers at Qomolangma are

first-timers. Lack of professional training and experience as well as undetected health issue

s should be mainly blamed for the casualties on the mountain rather than the traffic jam, Ma added. “Some expe

dition companies failed to prepare the climbers for crowded conditions which is really irresponsible.”

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