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After the successful landing of the Chang’e-4 lunar probe on the far side of the moon on Jan 3, Ch

ina is planning to launch Chang’e-5, a more advanced lunar probe, later this year to collect samples from the moon.

The Chang’e-4 mission, the first such mission in history, was an important m

ilestone in the lunar exploration program of not only China but also the wo

rld. About 50 years ago, the United States’ Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon, marking a critical step in spa

ce exploration. But no human has landed on the moon after 1972. Since Apollo 11, according to the US, effectively en

ded its space race with the Soviet Union, the Americans abandoned all ambitions to further explore space.

“Project Apollo” did not prompt other countries to join the space race because no country ot

her than the US and the Soviet Union could afford the huge costs. Even the US found it extremely difficult to s

ustain the project. For example, the cost of launching the Saturn V rocket, the carrier of Apollo 11 in 1969, was nearly $40

0 million, almost equal to the total budget of the US National Science Foundation that year.

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Consumers are more willing to spend money this year

Whether it is filial piety to the elderly or rewarding children or themselves, trading volu

me has kept growing. Spending on entertainment and travel also grew fast,” said Chen Han, a data analyst at China UnionPay.

Consumption has become the biggest driver for the economy, contributing 76.2 percent of the co

untry’s economic growth last year, up 18.6 percentage points over the previous year, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

“Judging from major economic indicators, domestic demand has become a decisive force of China’s economic gro

wth,” said Wang Bin, deputy director-general of the ministry’s department of market operation and consumption promotion.

Several factors will support steady consumer spending growth in China. Residential inco

me has been increasing fast and deeper pockets facilitate more spending. The second China Int

ernational Import Expo in Shanghai will also offer more access to global products, Wang said.

Wang Jun, a researcher at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, exp

ects more favorable policies to further boost domestic shopping this year as nationwide tax cuts continue.

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“I can spend more time with my family and pay much less

for a house than in a big city,” he said. “I attended the first job fair to be held in my hometown on Sunday. I’m considering some job interviews and the salaries offered.”

Ningbo, Zhejiang province, will hold 44 job fairs from Tuesday to late March-42 percent more than last year.

Among them are eight large job fairs starting on Feb 16. More than 900 companies are ex

pected to attend each of the fairs, which will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for a month.

Starting in March, Ningbo will organize more than 2,200 compa

nies and government-affiliated institutions to attend 100 job fairs in 40 cities across Ch

ina, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and Changchun, Jilin province.

Cities such as Taizhou, Zhejiang province; Heze, Shandong province; and Nantong, J

iangsu province, will also hold many fairs for job hunters and employers in February and March.

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Some conservatives in South Korea voiced concerns over a we

akening alliance with the United States at the same time as negotiations with North Korea to deprive it

of its nuclear weapons hit a stalemate. They said Trump might use the failed military cost-sharing negotiations as an excuse to pull back so

me U.S. troops in South Korea as a bargaining chip in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Feb. 3 that he has no plans to withdraw troops from S

outh Korea. During his election campaign, Trump suggested he could pull back troops from South Korea a

nd Japan unless they took on greater a share of the financial burdens of supporting U.S. soldiers deployed there.

South Korean media earlier reported that Trump demanded South Korea double its spe

nding for the U.S. military deployment, before his government eventually asked for 1.13 trillion won ($1 billion).

Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said the U.S. had called for a sharp increase in South Korean spending but didn’t elaborate.

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Midway through our flight from Auckland to Shanghai, th

the pilot informs us that Chinese authorities had not given this plane permissi

on to land, so we needed to turn around,” Eric Hundman, an assistant professor at New York University Shanghai, said on his Twitter account.

He described the experience as “a new level of China

An official with CAAC said the administration has begun an investigation into the incident.

Air New Zealand also said they are investigating and an official explanation will be released later on Sunday.

All the passengers have been accommodated and another flight is to be arranged on Sunday night to send the passengers to Shanghai.

“Air New Zealand wishes to sincerely apologize for the return and subsequent retiming of your flight NZ289,” the carrier said in the short message to its passengers.

The rearranged flight is scheduled to take off at 11pm New Zealand time on Sunday and land at Pudong airport at 6am local time Monday.

Bad,” which caused heated debate on the social network.

“Obviously Air New Zealand forgot to get approval for this plane in advance… You ca

n blame Air New Zealand, but this mistake has nothing to do with ‘China Bad’,” a netizen replied.

Hundman later told Shanghai Daily that he did not mean to blame China since it was still un

clear who is at fault. “I mean that I had a frustrating, highly unusual experience while en route to China,” he added.

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the 4th warmest year amid continued warming trend

  BEIJING — Seven out of 10 fugitives bearing class-A wanted orders had been caught by the end of January, the Ministry of Public Security said over the weekend.

  The 10 wanted orders, all targeting suspects of major economic crimes, were issued on Jan 11.

  Among the seven detained, two turned themselves in as suspects of cattle stealing and telecom fraud, respectively.

  The ministry called on the public to give information on the wanted and pledged to re

ward those offering effective leads.The picture show a polar bear leaping across the water from one block of i

ce to another, gazing up at the drone and feeding on a fresh kill, Devon Island, North of Canada。

  WASHINGTON — The global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth wa

rmest in the modern record, showed an annual analysis released on Wednesday.

  Global temperatures in 2018 rank behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015 and the past five years are, collectively, the war

mest years since 1880, according to scientists at the United States space agency NASA.

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he CBA canty and stomp BeiKong send 13 consecut

  Tencent sports on January 30-2018-19 season CBA season 37 wheel, jiangsu suzhou candy a

nd sat at home against BeiKong.Candy and pre-emptive 13-3 start.Then Ken,

and gradually expand the leading edge, always sta

y in around 20 points lead in the second half.Final match, suzhou, jiangsu

province, and in a 113-11

3 victory over the BeiKong, winning three straight to opponent ten burnley at

the same time.”The CBA project”

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  Match rebounds 57-41 was dominant, assists 31-15 candy and leading, and

error control in 17-12 BeiKong do better, shootin

g 52% 33% higher, 10 of candy and 26 three-point shots, 6 BeiKong 32 shots,

candy and the ratio is higher.

  Player data, candy and five players in double figures, and Dudley was 19

points, 5 rebounds, hong-fei shi 15 points, five assists,

Sloan 14 points and 4 rebounds and 6 assists, Wu Guanxi 14 points and 13

rebounds, li yu 12 points and 13 rebounds.

  BeiKong aspects only 3 players in double figures, Robinson 17 points and 14 rebounds,

16 points, beam Zhang Minghao 12 points and 3 rebounds, Laredo only 9 points

and 4 rebounds, 7 assists.

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Chinese state councilor meets senior Japanestrackinjected

 Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori Saturday in Beijing.

China-Japan relations have returned to a normal track due to frequent interactions between the two count

ries’ leaders last year, Wang said, noting that “positive energy should be injected continuously” to maintain the hard-won momentum.

Calling 2019 a vital year for both China and Japan, Wang said China was ready to work wit

h Japan to promote the healthy and smoothy development of bilateral relations along the right track.

“Stable relations are also helpful for the two countries to coordinate and cooperat

e in international and regional issues as China and Japan are neighbors and major global economies,” he added.

Mori, who is in Beijing to attend a regular China-Japan diplomatic consultation and a sec

urity dialogue on Friday, said Japan “treasures the improving and developing momentum of its relationship with China.”

The Japanese side is willing to make efforts for further development of bilateral ties and for regional peace and stability, he said.

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hina’s online payment platforms achieve record ‘red envelo

Digital transferring platforms run by China’s leading internet companies weathered mounting pressure from online transactions during the Chinese New Year c

elebrations with peak transfers reaching as high as 44,000 deals per second, domestic media reported on Tuesday.

As of late Monday, “red envelopes” worth 3.5 billion yuan was transacted through social media payment systems, according to Chinese media reports.

Sending “red envelops” stuffed with money through online payment tools to relative

s, co-workers and friends has become a new defining item for billions of Chinese during the Spring Festival.

The record occurred three seconds past midnight – the New Year’s Eve leading up to the Year

of Pig, Nets Union Clearing Corporation (NUCC) said, according to a report by chinanews.com on Tuesday.

The NUCC was founded by 45 shareholders, including 38 payment institutions, to en

sure  effective regulation and transaction security. The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, is the largest shareholder.

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Important progress’ made in trade talks wittalks with US

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndR) speaks across from China’s Vice-P

remier Liu He (L) during the opening of US-China Trade Talks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Build

ing at the White House in Washington, US, January 30, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Important progress made during the latest round of China-US trade talks paves th

e way for a complete solution in next-step negotiations, officials, business leaders and analysts said.

They also said China has been opening up its economy to the world, offering ample opportunities for global investors.

They made the comments after the wrap-up of the lat

est round of talks between China and the United States in Washington on Thursday, in which the two

sides had specific and constructive discussions covering such topics as trade balance, technology transfers, protection of

intellectual property rights and non-tariff barriers, according to the Chinese delegation.

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