that instead of imposing ideas on their children, parents should learn more about what their ch

ildren want, according to the survey, which covered 1,953 unmarried young people.

According to Ling Zi, a marriage consultant, it does more harm than good for parents to be overly involved in children’s ma

rriages. “It shows the distrust of the parents, and transfers their anxiety to their children,” said Ling.

It has become common in China for pushy parents to look for spouses for their children who are too busy or slow in finding love, the paper said.

s the race to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister reach

es the final two candidates, China Daily looks at the candidates: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

Johnson has long been one of the loudest voices supporting Brexit, a

nd had the backing of Donald Trump. Hunt is a converted Remain supporter.

After Conservative MPs narrowed 10 candidates down to the final tw

o, it is now up to party members nationwide to choose the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.

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Sun Ningning, fr上海楼凤品茶微信om Central China’s Henan province, faced strong resistance from her parents when she to

ld them of her ambition to climb Mount Qomolangma, as they were worried for her life.

Yet after the 29-year-old reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain

at the first attempt on May 22, her parents are in awe of her achievements.

“They were not aware of what it meant to reach the top of Mount Qomolangm

a and they were worried about my life and discouraged me from going there. But aft

er my ascent, they are really proud of me now,” Sun told Xinhua recently after retu

rning to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. “I am receiving a lot of congratulatory messages from friends and colleagues!”

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led by Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kenneth Kang, summarized that “China can play an impor

tant role and would benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”

The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, despite the rec

ent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy easing is ne

eded, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”

Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threaten economic and financial stability, a

dditional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.

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success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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d turned into a red-hot search item on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter.

The gross output value of the Chinese snack industry has reached 2.22 trill

ion yuan, according to a report released in December by the Circulation Industry Pro

motion Center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce.

Online e-commerce has accelerated the market penetration rate of snack food, cultivating and promoting purchasing habits of

customers, the report said, adding that snacks accounted for nearly 30 percent of the total online food sales.

A total of 15 tons of mahua (fried dough twists) and 10,769 pieces of subing (crispy cookies) sold out

in just four days. An 8-year-old snack company predicted its revenue would top 10 billion yuan this yea

r. All these have shown China’s snack industry is developing at an unprecedented speed.

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The United States should take responsibility for the setback in economic and tra

de consultations with China, a government white paper said, warning that “red lines” cannot be crossed.

The US government has backtracked on its commitments three times in the trade negotiations with

China and should bear sole responsibility for the stalled progress, the paper said on Sunday.

The white paper, “China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations”, was

released by the State Council Information Office. It came amid ongoing tension between the world’s two largest economies.

Speaking at a news conference on Sunday, Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouw

en said China is willing to work together with the US to find solutions concerning differences on the eco

nomic and trade fronts, and to reach a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement.

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Students from a Macao primary school hailed President Xi Jinping’s reply letter

delivered to them before International Chil

dren’s Day, and they pledged to live up to

Xi’s expectations by passing on the traditions of loving Macao and the country.

In the library of the Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle

School in Macao, students clapped after hearing Xi’s letter.

Hou Kong Middle School, established in

1932, was the first to raise a national flag in Macao on Oct 1, 1949.

“I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the stude

nts who wrote the initial letter to Xi. “I will study hard to be able to better serve the country.”

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 China will issue a white paper about its stance on economic and trade talks with the United States Sunday morning.

The white paper, titled China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultat

ions, will be released at 10 am on June 2 by the State Council Information Office, which will also hold a press conference.

China has raised additional tariffs to a maximum 25 percent on part of the $60 billion worth of US pr

oducts, effective June 1, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

The rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, re

spectively. The 5 percent additional tariffs applied to some products remained unchanged.

The move came after the US’ latest tax increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.

 

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Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago-affiliated Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have

mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving, for the first time in the world.

In the study, the researchers watched the patterns of muscle activity in a small aquatic animal called a hydraas. Based on prior su

ccess in mapping full-body neural activity in hydra, they pinpointed seven distinct patterns of hydra’s muscle act

ivity this time, according to a news release posted on the website of the University of Chicago on Thursday.

Hydra are freshwater organisms, only a few millimeters in length, and be

long to the phylum Cnidaria, which also includes jellyfish and coral. Their tubular bodies are c

omprised of two layers of muscle, each composed of a different cell type and separated by two nerve nets

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Pragmatic cooperation, global strategic stability high on Sino-Russian agenda

Beijing and Moscow will sign around 30 cooperation documents d

uring President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia next week, including two joint statements on bilateral t

ies as well as on global strategic stability, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said on Thursday.

Xi will kick off a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President

Vladimir Putin, and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held between June 6 and June 8.

The two presidents will witness the signing of an array of agreements on business d

eals in areas such as trade, investment and energy, Zhang said at a media briefing in Beijing.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between

China and Russia, and Xi’s visit will mark a milestone for both countries, Zhang said.

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