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er for the Performing Arts, was the first of a dozen that the Democratic National Committee had planned for the party’s primary.

The second debate is scheduled for July 30-31 in Detroit, Michigan.

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antly pass the Senate bill,” Pelosi wrote in a statement before the Thursday voting.

“The children come first,” Pelosi said. “At the end of the day, we

have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available.”

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ratic lawmakers who are seen as most vulnerable at the 2020 U.S. general elections, local analysts said.

House Representative Josh Gottheimer, a Democratic leader of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, told Pelosi Thur

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nde River near Brownsville, Texas, also created new urgency for Congress to act before the July 4 recess.

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hina’s real estat上海楼凤品茶微信e market is expected to usher in a new period of adj

ustment during the second half of this year, Economic Information Daily reported.

Adhering to the policy that “houses are for living, not for speculation”, local governments have kept differentiated poli

cies based on local conditions, and made obvious achievement in tightening control of the real estate market.

The market saw pickup in March and April. However, it didn’t gather en

ough momentum and showed some signs of cooling down in May, Wang Yeqiang, a rese

archer with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said in a signed article published by the newspaper.

Last month’s data also indicated the rebound is not stable, W

ang said, adding that the market is likely to enter a new period of adjustment.

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Only days after an earthquake struck, 12-year-old Hu Yibing got up 6 am excited about going back to

school in a makeshift classroom in Shuanghe town of Changning, Sichuan province.

“My school was damaged in the earthquake and we were told on Thursd

ay to attend a tent classroom that opened today,” said the boy, a sixth grader from Shuanghe Central Primary School.

With its epicenter in Shuanghe, the earthquake struck at 10:55 pm on Monday, killing 13 people and injuring 226. Estimated direct economic losses have

reached 8.89 billion yuan ($1.29 billion), according to the latest number from the Yibin city government.

Like Hu, many students have had classes suspended after the quake. By Thur

sday, over 11,000 students had resumed the classes, while more than 33,000 students in

the counties of Gongxian and Changning, the areas hit most severely by the quake, were still waiting.

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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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ning movies related to the countryside and contributed by guest authors, the region’s local literary legacy can both be re-examined and extended.

Many modern and contemporary works of Chinese literature touch on common rural issues – childhood upbringing, family inheritance and people’s exp

erience of being stuck on the bottom rung of society – that have been rooted in Chinese farming culture for thousands of years.

China’s urbanization has been rapidly progressing to the extent that rural life has become

something unfamiliar to the majority of the population, which is very different from what it was like just three de

cades ago, according to Ge Fei, author and a Chinese literature professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

He was rst day of the festival, interpreting what it means to us when rural societies fade away.

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Despite a busy schedule, Xi still tries to find time to interact with children.

He has extended greetings to children nationwide every International Children‘s Day since he became

president in 2013, showing his care for their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.

International Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year.

In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi t

old students to turn their trauma into a source of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united.

When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the

need to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.

On June 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Bei

jing, Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility from an early age.

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na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.

“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi

on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.

“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to

Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.

“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainlan

d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.

As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini

ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.

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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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First, China has undisputable sovereignty over islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea, backed by a wealth of historical and legal basis,” Shao said.

For a long period of time, various nations’ normal passage and flight in the region have never been obstructed. “There i

s no issue over the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea,” he said.

However, the US has frequently sent vessels and aircraft to trespass into Chinese mar

itime territory and airspace, and has conducted intense intelligence gathering and special drills in the region.

“These actions damage the peace and security of the region,” Shao said. “As a result, the PLA

has installed necessary defense equipment on the islands in accordance with security needs. This is within

the natural rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

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the percentage of adult smokers to 20 percent by 2030, we have a lot of work to do,” he said.

The biggest obstacle to tobacco control in China is the powerful toba

cco industry, which is one of the biggest tax contributors to the government, he said.

Despite an increasing number of cities having local regulations on tobacco control,

national legislation is still lacking, due to causes including influence from the industry, he said.

“Only a few big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen h

ave strict tobacco control regulations and law enforcement, but in most areas in China suc

h regulations are absent,” he said. “The prevalence of tobacco has caused serious health conseque

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