In an acknowledgment that the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been talking at cross-purposes, US Secretary of State M
ike Pompeo said on Monday that he hoped both sides could “be a little more creative” with what they bring to the ta
ble when the two sides restart talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.上海夜网
The US position hasn’t changed, he said, it still wants full and final denuclearization of the DPRK in a way that it could verify.
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rump signaled when he met with DPRK top leader Kim Jung-un in the demilitarized zone — as it drops t
he previous demand the DPRK denuclearize before receiving anything in return.上海夜网
Which suggests it’s not really creativity that’s required, but realistic expectations that can be translated into step-by-step moves.
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the country’s Constitution in April, re-ascertaining leader Kim Jong-un’s status as a “representative of the state”.
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But Pyongyang’s belated revelation of the full text of its amended C
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Although it retains the DPRK’s commitment to being a “nuclear state” — which confirms the assumption that the DPRK has
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ughout the constitutional amendment is literally something that is absent in the present text.
The longstanding “Songun Policy”, the core DPRK national strategy that prioritized
the military in the affairs of state and allocation of resources, has been removed from the amended Const上海夜网品茶微信
itution. This policy simultaneously resulted in the country’s nuclear capabilities and its economic hardships.
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task is to concentrate all the energies of the state on economic construction. And the amended Con
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ness practices”. Terms reminiscent of those in the early stage of China’s reform and opening-up.
e government wil上海夜网女神会所l thoroughly explain the bill to different sectors and listen
to their opinions. It also urged communities not to use violent or radical means to express views.
The proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordina
nce and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance were scheduled to be disc
ussed at a full Legislative Council meeting for a second reading on Wednesday.
The meeting had to be canceled after a protest against the amendment
s brought the city’s main administrative and business areas to a standstill. If passed, the ame
ndments will enable the HKSAR to surrender fugitive offenders on a case-by-case basis to jurisdictions that curr
ently have no long-term agreements with Hong Kong, including the Chinese mainland, Macao and Taiwan.
village, and i上海夜网女神会所nnovation and entrepreneurship have transformed the ancient village. He expressed hope that the
re could be more similar townships across the country to help the creation of jobs and innovation.
To make administrative services more accessible, Li said reforms must be conducted to enable the services to be accessed v
ia one website so that the public can be saved the trouble of making trips to government offices.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government
on Saturday announced suspension of the proposed amendments to the city’s extradition laws.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced the decision three days after a protest-t
urned-riot against the amendment bill brought to a standstill the city’s main administrative and business areas.
The decision, Lam said, was made after the SAR government had
carefully evaluated the situation for the greatest interests of Hong Kong.
um for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.
“5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities in the teleco
mmunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa
id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite th
e commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G fol
dable smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away
from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account balance. A count
ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.
There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme
nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gove
rnment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.
Ironically, the disputes between the US and China center around both nations’ legitimate desires to
protect some current low-skilled jobs, or at least to allow an easier transition to new jobs and industries.
US administration’s economic policy has rightly focused on the need to
retain jobs for working-class people in the US. And, China’s companies that export to the U
and external shocks from the long-term trend and to conclude that China’s potential growth rate really is 6-6.5 percent.
Many Chinese economists cite long-term supply-side structural factors－such as demographic agi
ng, environmental degradation, and a lack of progress on reform－to argue that China has simply en
tered a new stage of development, characterized by significantly lower potential growth rates.
Structural factors don’t explain falling growth rate
While this may be true－everyone in China agrees that 9-10 perce
nt annual growth rates are a thing of the past－there is no clear indication of how much Chin
a’s growth potential has actually declined. Long-term supply-side structural factors do not explain, for exam
ple, why the growth rate fell from 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010 to 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013.
ent. External critics of China don’t appreciate that Chinese themselves realize there
are issues to be addressed. They are doing so. These developments should be encouraged.”
President Xi Jinping, who spoke at the Second Belt and Road Foru
m for International Cooperation in Beijing recen
tly, listed areas in which China will improve the environment for foreign investment.
The president said the nation will work hard to create a business environ
ment that respects the value of intellectual prop
erty, will improve the legal system for IPR protection at all levels, will strengthen law enforcement and pr
otection for the legitimate rights and interests of foreign IP owners and will bar the
forced transfer of technology, improve protection of trade secrets and crack down on infringement.
ment and progress, international communicators should further play up their special role in advancing unders
tanding, deepening friendship and expanding cooperation in the fast-changing world. They should push world pro
gress in the right historical direction while promoting exchanges among civilizations and mutual learning.
First, we should act as promoters of exchanges among human civilizations. The mutual depende
nce, exchanges and learning of different civilizations give shape to the abundant and colorful world tod
ay. As the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity points out, cultural diversity “is the common herit
age of humanity”. The diversity of human civilizations is a basic characteristic of the world, as well as a sour
ce of the progress of humanity. In turbulent international situations, to maintain world peace, devel
Mainland slams response by island’s leader, who called exercise ‘a threat’
A spokesman for the Chinese mainland said a military drill by Chinese bombers and warships around Taiwan on Monday was routin
e and slammed the island’s administration for misleading the Taiwan people and hyping tensions.
On Monday, various warships, bombers and reconnaissance aircr
aft of the People’s Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command conducted “necessary train
ing” around Taiwan as a means to test the joint assault capability between different branches of the military, Senior Colone
l Zhang Chunhui, the theater command’s spokesman, said in a statement on Monday.
The exercise took place in waters east of Taiwan and was part of a scheduled PLA exercise, he said.
“It is completely within the normal legal rights of a sovereign cou
ntry, and it’s beneficial for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Straits,” Zhang said.
ning a midair stall, the MCAS system automatically points the plane’s nose down