More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniv

ersary, and over 30 countries of them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.

Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destroyers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, sh

owing to the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said.

Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in provi

ding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.

The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more

than 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.

Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 offic

ers and soldiers to escort over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.

Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countr

ies and regions and provided free medical services to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.

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Universities in China will welcome the first group o

f undergraduate students majoring in artificial intelligence in September.

According to a list issued by the Ministry of Education, 35 universities received approval to establish th

e four-year undergraduate AI-related majors amid the country’s drive to build a strong AI talent pool.

They include many prestigious universities such as Beijing Jiao

tong University, Beihang University, Nanjing University and Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Lin Youfang, vice-dean of the School of Computer and Information Technology at Beijing Jiaotong University, said the scho

ol plans to enroll about 30 undergraduate students majoring in AI in September.

There might be more students majoring in AI who transfer from other m

ajors through a selection process if the new major proves to be successful, he said.

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energy vehicles (NEV), sales of NEVs reached 111,000 in March, up 100.9 percent year-o

n-year, with NEV wholesales accounting for 254,000 units in the first quarter.

CPCA predicts a 40 percent increase in NEV sales to 1.7 million

units in 2019, based on these first quarter figures.

As China began to cut manufacturing sector VAT from 16 to 13 percent on April 1, som

e imported and high-end vehicle brands lowered prices to boost sales nationwide.

As the industrial chain of domestic-made goods are comparatively longer than that of imports howe

ver, most domestic manufacturers have not lowered prices for goods, including automobiles.

“Consumers should not expect too much on price cuts of automo

biles, but choose vehicles based on demand and affordability,” CPCA said.

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postal services, telecommunications, modern services or consu

mer services will receive 10 percent additional input VAT deduction before the end of 2021.

An increase in the overpaid VAT following this round of tax cuts will be refunded.

“The planned VAT cuts must be delivered as soon as possible,” Li said.

“Their implementation must be closely monitored to ensure that tax burdens are meaningfully reduced

in the major industries and lowered to various extents in some industries. All industries will see their taxes go down, not up.

“In case of an increased tax burden due to inadequate deducti

ons in certain individual industries, the government will work out targeted solutions,” he added.

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were not aware of the details in the Bloomberg report. CNN continues to reach out to more officials at the KNKT.

Investigators said the jet experienced problems on its last four flights — including, crucially, the flight that crashed, according to Tjahjono.

Indonesian authorities confirmed that the plane’s angle of attack (AOA) s

ensor was replaced after a flight from Manado, in North Sulawesi to Denpasar, Bali on Oct

ober 28. The Boeing 737 Max 8 then made another flight to Jakarta that same day, and the pilots reported further problems.

The AOA sensors send information to the plane’s computers about the angle of the plane’s nose rel

ative to the airflow over and under the wings to help determine whether the plane is about to stall.

Software installed on Boeing’s 737 Max 8 planes, called the Maneuveri

ng Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), automatically lowers the nose of the pla

ne when it receives information from the AOA sensors that the aircraft is flying too slowly or steeply, and at risk of stalling.

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  brother, Mukesh, and Nita, for standing by me during these trying times, and de

monstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support,” he said.

  Shares in Reliance Communications spiked 10% in Mumbai on Tuesday.

  A spokesperson for Mukesh Ambani’s company declined to comment on how much of

the 5.5 billion rupees he provided, but local media reported it was around 4.8 billion ($70 million).

  A spokesperson for Reliance Communications didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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stood out following Friday’s terrorist attacks on two mosques, condemning terrorism and expressing their support for the victims by donating money.

Although there was no Chinese casualty in the attacks, the Chinese commu

nity is closely following the situation and cares about all victims, Canton Chamber of Co

mmerce in New Zealand, an organization of local Chinese merchants, said in a statement Saturday.

“No racism, no violence, no terrorism of any form!” said the statement.

The chamber has asked all its members to donate money for the victi

ms and is in contact with the Consulate General of China in Christchurch to voice support and

condolences for the victims on behalf of all Chinese in the city, said the statement.

The University of Canterbury Chinese Students & Scholars Society also expressed shock and regret over the atta

cks on Saturday, saying the atrocities have destroyed many people’s lives and aroused deep anger.

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The growing number of Chinese choosing to remain single may worry many of their parents, but the phenomenon has created ample opportunities for retail and service providers.

Many of them now target singles – who often have sizable disposabl

e incomes as a result of fewer family commitments – with products that suit their lifestyles.

Chen Xi, 29, a fashion industry consultant in Shanghai, said she has bought many products in recent years that

have been customized for singles, including a rice cooker, an oven, a refrigerator and a washing machine.

“These products come in smaller sizes than usual, which are perfect f

or people who live alone like me. I’m glad there seem to be more products on the market tha

t can improve quality of life and make things more convenient for single people,” she said.

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  considering socialism to look to Venezuela to see its failures.

  ”Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justic

e, it’s not about virtue,” he said. “Socialism is about only one thing — it’s called power for

the ruling class, that’s what it is. Look at what’s happening in Venezuela and so many other places.”

  Green New Deal

  Trump came out swinging against the Green New Deal, calling the progressive climate plan an attempt by Democrats to “com

pletely take over American energy and completely destroy America’s economy through their new $100 trillion Gr

een New Deal … which somebody described as a high school term paper written by a poor student.”

  He said that the plan would destroy the natural gas, nuclear power and auto industri

es as “their plan would remove every gas-powered car from American roads.”

  The plan actually calls for “overhauling transportation sys

tems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the tran

sportation sector as much as is technologically feasible” and does not call for taking away cars.

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 trading platforms, mainly serving China’s Nasdaq-style high-growth enterprises and small to medium-sized enterprises, respectively.

Li Chao, vice-chairman of the regulatory commission, said the new board’s registration sys

tem will not lead to a large number of enterprises flooding onto the new board, thus avoiding hu

rting market liquidity. The new board will have appropriate listing standards and procedures, Li said.

“Regulators’ remarks have dispelled investors’ concerns that the ne

w board may take a toll on the liquidity of existing boards,” said Hong Rong, founder of Ho

nda Education, a Shanghai-based investor education platform. “Moreover, the regulators delivered clear signals that the

ChiNext and NEEQ can benefit from the reform experiences of the new board in the long term.”

Regulators’ remarks constitute a boost to investor sentiment on the A-share market, Hong s

aid. “I think investors are gradually forming a consensus that the country attaches great importance on de

veloping a strong capital market that functions well in not only financing but investing.”

China’s blue-chip CSI300 index had risen 22.2 percent to 3,678.39 points from the start of

this year to Wednesday, and Morgan Stanley has raised this year’s target for the index to 4,300 points.

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