on stadium-style bleachers along the road, who shout and clap, egged on by animated cheerleaders, to a soundtrack of patriotic music.

  Military personnel in full regalia perform elaborate fast-paced marches and high kicks in a show of one-upmanship.

  Then the soldiers lower and fold the flags of their respective countries and shake hands, before flinging the border gates shut with a final flourish.

  It’s a powerful show of pride, which draws attendees from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists.

  But anyone hoping to watch the ceremony on Friday will have been left disappoint

ed. Beating Retreat was canceled on the Indian side as officials awaited the return of their pilot.

  Shashank Joshi, defense editor at The Economist and former sen

ior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a defense and sec

urity think tank, said Wagah was probably chosen as the site of the handover for logistical reasons.

  ”It’s a high-security location,” Joshi told CNN via telephone. It did, however, suffer

a deadly suicide attack on the Pakistani side in 2014 following the Beating Retreat ceremony.

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breed 100 chain enterprises, and create 1,000 service outlets for residents this year, according to the project list.

Moreover, construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport, subway lines 3, 12 a

nd 16 and interurban railways connecting Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area are also underway.

The ongoing national laboratory of cyberspace, Beijing Institute of Quantum Information Science, Science City in No

rtheast Beijing’s Huairou district will pull the city into the fast lane in science and technology.

“Investment contributes around 30 percent to the city’s eco

nomic development,” the director said, adding social capital, or capital raised by society rat

her than the government, has taken up over 90 percent of last year’s 334.6 billion construction investment.

“Social capital is welcomed at key projects investment t

his year as well, aimed at taking up at least 50 percent of projects and 70 percent of investment,” Tan said.

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BEIJING — China’s agriculture ministry said Wednesday that a new case of African swine fever had been confirmed in Shaanxi province.

The outbreak occurred on a farm with a total of 11,334 pigs in the city of Yulin, the Ministry of A

griculture and Rural Affairs said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Center report.

Up until now, 62 pigs on the farm have died from the viral disease, while 150 have been infected, the ministry said.

A team was dispatched to the area immediately, and local authori

ties have initiated an emergency response to block, cull and disinfect affected pigs.

Transport of all pigs and related products out of or into the blockaded region is forbidden, the ministry said.

African swine fever is believed to only infect pigs, and no humans or other species have thus far been infected.

China reported its first case of the disease in August 2018 in the northeastern province of Liaoning.

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Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump met in Hanoi on Wednesday, their broad smiles and warm handsh

ake conveyed the same conviviality they displayed after their head-to-head talks in Singapore eight months ago.

However, the expectations ahead of this meeting have been much higher than they were last June, when the first mee

ting between the two sitting leaders of the two countries was a historic achievement in itself.

This time both leaders will be hoping to return home with more than just the souvenir photos.

A formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, which the DPRK has long sought, would go a long way

to addressing Pyongyang’s security concerns, which it has used to justify its nuclear weapons program.

With a security guarantee and incentives, such as sanctions relief and economic assistan

ce, the once isolated country would have no reason not to drop its nuclear weapons program.

Trump, who seems to have adopted a more flexible approach in dealing with Pyongyang, said prio

r to the Hanoi summit that he would be happy as long as the DPRK commits to “no (nuclear weapons) testing”.

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CAIRO – At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when a fire erupted inside th

e main train station in the city center of Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday, state-run Nile TV reported.

The blaze broke out as a train crashed into the pavement, the report said.

TV photographs showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the main building in the station.

Dozens of ambulances and firefighters had rushed to the scene.

Eyewitnesses at a hospital said the corpses were completely burned.

Doctors told Xinhua that most of the wounded are of second or third degree of burn and in critical conditions.

The train movement to and from Cairo has been suspended.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is following th

e repercussions of the incident with the transport minister, according to Nile TV.

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will become a “5G smart square”. According to the report, 5G networks not only have better signals and faster download speeds, but also have a far-reaching impact on large tourist attr

actions such as Tian’anmen Square and the Palace Museum. In addition to meeting the needs of high-speed internet ac

cess and mobile payment, 5G network can also support 4K HD video calling, ultra-high-definition (UHD) multi-c

hannel video transmission and other services, so as to bring better experiences for the general public and tourists.

The Beijing branch of China Unicom has jointly carried out 4K HD image transmi

sion of some famous scenic spots in Beijing with the China Media Group. As a famous scenic spot in Beij

ing, the transmission work of Tian’anmen Square has been carried out through the 5G network.

During the two sessions, the company will also meet the media’s dema

nd for 5G and HD coverage of the two sessions through the 5G network in the Square an

d “the ministerial corridor”— the interview area – in the Great Hall of the People.

In the future, the Beijing branch of China Unicom will cooperate with relevant government departments to deploy smart a

pplications such as HD video monitoring and inspection robots through the 5G network.

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the anesthetic painkiller ketamine blocks the neuronal activity that dr

ives depression-like behavior. The finding may provide new perspectives on the tre

atment of depression and anxiety, which currently affects some 300 million people worldwide.

4.DNA NANOROBOT FOR CANCER THERAPY

Chinese scientists have constructed an autonomous DNA robot programmed to transport p

ayloads and present them specifically in tumors. The nanorobot proved safe and effective for mice and pi

gs. It represents a promising strategy for precise drug delivery in cancer therapy.

5.PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT

Chinese scientists have calculated the most precise value of the gravitational con

stant, one of the most fundamental constants of nature. To achieve their results, the team used both the angular-acc

eleration-feedback method and time-of-swing method to come close to producing an accurate value.

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based company decided to invest in Green Book in July, as the decision-maker

were attracted by its heartwarming theme, positive values and quality narrative.

Following the decision, the Paper said, Alibaba Pictures recommended the film to Hu

axia Film Distribution, and both sides agreed to introduce Green Book to Chinese audience.

Only four days after the film was announced, Chinese audience could watch it in the nearby theaters. Yu said af

ter watching Green Book on Monday that the cooperation between Alibaba Pictures and Huaxia Film Distribution m

akes the fastest release in China for an imported movie, which is also attributed to the country’s reform and opening-up.

As of the publication time, Alibaba Pictures shares increased 1.39 percent to HK$1.46 on Tuesday in Hong Kong.

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of the sector with a focus on improving financial services and forestalling financial risks.

Opening-up of China’s financial factor has sped up, as the country re

moved foreign ownership caps of banks and financial asset management firms last year.

Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist of BlackRock, an American global investment man

agement corporation, is also positive on China’s stocks market, according to the Barron’s report.

Turnill said stronger inflows into Chinese A-shares, and China’s efforts to boost credit growth and sti

mulate its economy are also helpful to a bullish stock market.

However, selectivity of stocks is needed, Turnill said, adding that BlackRock favors b

rokers and companies related to the domestic consumer that can benefit from the efforts to stimulate growth locally.

Major securities traders in China, such as the Merchants Securities, CITIC Securities, and Fo

under Securities are all optimistic about China’s stocks market this year, according to a report from finance.sina.com.

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China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a

re reported to be discussing the wording of an accord and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff.

They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p

rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of trade talks in Washington.

During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th

e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.

The negotiators also had made substantial progress on such specific issues as technology transfers, protection of i

ntellectual property rights, nontariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture and exchange rates, the delegation said.

On the basis of the latest progress, the two sides are expected to continue their work

into the next stage, in accordance with the instructions of the two countries’ top leaders, according to Xinhua.

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