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udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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tions with Tajikistan, enhance levels of cooperation in various fields and jointly buil

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He pledged China’s willingness to help Tajikistan upgrade its agricultural modernization, actively participate in Taji

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cts in such fields as energy, petrochemicals, hydropower and infrastructure constru

ction within the framework of the Belt and Road so as to help Tajikistan realize its industrialization goals.

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’esident’s positive contributions to bilateral ties. Xi said he attached great significance to the honor.

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Kjorven said that after several decades of uninterrupted high-speed development, unmatched in human history, that lifted 800 milli

on people out of poverty, China is today an example for the world when it comes to effective economic pol

icymaking, mobilization of capital at home and abroad for productive purposes, and investment in its people.

“China can show the way to a safer, healthier and more sustainable food future, by taking bold action at home and inspi

ring and engaging the rest of the world,” he said. “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for ‘building a community wit

h a shared future for mankind’ can and should involve getting it right on food, guided both by what science is now te

lling us loud and clear and the wisdom inherent in Chinese food culture and traditions.”

For an efficient G20 summit, O’Neill, from Chatham House, recommended that each G20 country gi

ves itself some kind of score card for the progress made toward initiatives that featured in past G20 statements.

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Under the baton of conductor Zhang Guoyong, the co

oncert included Chinese folk orchestral works, for example Celebration Overture, and well-known Russia

n folk songs, such as The Long Road and Kalinka, performed by musicians from both countries.

According to Xi Qiang, Party secretary of the orchestra, the concert m

ainly focused on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations bet

ween China and Russia, as well as the deep friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.

“The ambience of the concert was consistently festive. It also f

eatured a diversified format, alternating between duet an

d ensemble, tenor solo and chorus,” said Zhao Dongsheng vice-president of the orchestra.

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To eliminate bad outcomes from trade tensions, further op

pening-up in China’s services sector, together with high-tech development supported by artificial intelligence, will help lift Chinese

economic growth from 6.3 percent to around 7 percent by 2035, said Zhu Min, a former deputy managing director at the IMF.

“Market-oriented reform and opening-up will improve productivity in the service sector, whi

ch is an important thing that China is focusing on to stabilize economic growth,” Zhu said.

Chen Yulu, a vice-governor of the PBOC, also supported a “full-scale” opening of the financial sector. In the future, foreign invest

ors are welcome to conduct all forms of financial business in China, excepting those being named on a nega

tive list, and authorities are researching a new regulatory system, Chen said at the forum on Saturday.

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tariffs by the US on solar imports, as well as the country’s anti

dumping and anti-subsidy measures, have largely reduced China’s export to the country.

Photovoltaic modules export to India also slumped 24.4 percent to 1.81 GW in the first quarter, as the Indian government ordere

d that all photovoltaic modules for government and central public utilities projects should be 100 percent India-made.

China’s top five photovoltaic modules exporters in value in the first quarter were Jinko Solar, J

A Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, and Longi, taking up 12.8, 8.6, 8.3, 7.4, and 6.7 percent, resp

ectively, of total export value. Export volume of the top 12 exporters took up 65 percent of total export, added the report.

The report projected that China’s photovoltaic modules capacity will furth

er expand 8.5 percent to 83 GW this year, with nearly 50 GW exported to the overseas market.

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About 300 people attended the ceremony and it was

Akihito, together with Michiko, his wife of 60 years and the first commoner to marry an im

perial heir, carved out an active role as a symbol of reconciliation, peace and democracy.

Those at the abdication ceremony included Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Crown Prince Nar

uhito and Crown Princess Masako, as well as the heads of both houses of parliament and Supreme Court justices.

Imperial chamberlains carried state and privy seals into the hall along

with two of Japan’s “Three Sacred Treasures” – a sword and a jewel – which together with a mi

rror are symbols of the throne. They are said to originate in ancient mythology.

“While keeping in our hearts the path that the emperor has walked, we will make utmost efforts to create a bright fu

ture for a proud Japan that is full of peace and hope,” Abe said ahead of the emperor’s remarks.

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Meanwhile, more than 8,000 officials were punishe

 after inspectors’ revisits to ensure rectification of violations they had found earlier.

Liu Changgen, director of the central environmental inspection office, said the fourth round of in

spections is the first to have more punished officials from land resources departments than from the ecolo

gical and environmental departments, which topped the list in the earlier rounds.

“Many may think the ecological and environment departments should top the list, as they shoulder

more of the responsibilities in environmental protection. But officials at various levels of the ec

ological and environmental departments have had their awareness in environmental protection strengthened in the

past few years, which has helped them better assume their responsibilities,” Liu said.

He said he expects to see increasingly strengthened awareness of protection in other departments, too.

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According to Chu, most of those moving to Dali are mid

dle-income earners with higher-education backgrounds. “They are not billionaires, bu

t they can afford to buy a house and live a decent life, even without a job, for three or five years,” Chu said.

“Most important, they came to Dali with the idea of living a slow, simple, idyllic lifestyle that is differen

t to that in the big cities. Some say their dreams have already come true, but others feel they made the wrong decision.”

With an increasing number of newcomers arriving, Dali’s tourism and real estate markets have prospered since 2015. According to the local government, 24 p

ercent of property in the city was bought by new arrivals in 2015. Two years later, the number had risen to 60 percent.

Housing prices have surged from 6,392 yuan ($952 at the current rate) per square meter in December 2015 to 11,788 yuan per sq m in the same month last year.

A source at Yunnan Shili Real Estate Development Group, who requested anonymity, sai

d more than 80 percent of the commercial property on its books in Dali had been bought by nonlocals.

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Rapid tests on water samples collected on Friday found the

water of three rivers inside the park was polluted by volatile organic compounds – chloroform, methylene chloride, dichloroeth

ane and toluene. But no volatile organic compounds were detected in the waters of the three rivers outside the park.

The polluted water bodies of the three rivers had been cordoned off and so far no po

llution was detected in waters outside of the park, according to rescue headquarters.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment also require

d special attention for possible rainfall and its impact on handling the aftermath of the blast.

Wei Zheng, a worker with the environmental monitoring station of Funing county, who was sent to Xiangshui county

for assistance, said that he got water samples from inside the park and the nearby Guanhe River every three hours for analysis.

“We analyze the chemical remains in the water, including aniline, nitrobenzene and VOC. Environmen

tal protection workers have established eight water monitoring stations inside and near the chemical park,” Wei said.

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