He anticipated that the plan would further connect the

echnology sectors of Hong Kong and the mainland, facilitating more career opportuniti

es for Hong Kong local talent as well as offering a larger market for knowledge transfer.

Tam Yiu-chung, a Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislat

ure, estimated that the plan would lay out development priorities for the area, and the key tasks each city should carry out.

Hong Kong will thus have a clearer direction for future development, and better understand how it can fully contribute, Tam said.

The Greater Bay Area encompasses Hong Kong and Macao, as well as nine cities in Guangdon

g province: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Foshan, Zhaoqing and Jiangmen.

In 2017, the 11 cities produced one-eighth of China’s gross domestic product while containin

g only 5 percent of the nation’s population and only 0.6 percent of China’s total landmass.

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Mentality of US poses biggest threat to humanity from space

Forget asteroids, it is the United States and its pathological need to maintain its he

gemony at any cost that pose the biggest threat to humanity from space.

In its latest Defense Intelligence Agency report, the US claims that Russia and Chi

na have taken steps to challenge the US in space technology, blatantly ig

noring the fact that space does not belong to it, and every country has the right to peacefully explore it.

The report says that “long-standing technological and cost barriers to

space are falling, enabling more countries and commercial firms to participate in sa

tellite construction, space launch, space exploration and human spaceflight”.

But from the way it talks about what China and Russia or other countries have a

chieved in their development of space technology, it seems as if the US believes th

at when it planted a flag on the moon it staked the claim to have the sole use of space.

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Despite China’s reiteration about it being committed to pea

ceful exploration of space and its openness to cooperation with any country in its development of space technology, the US will not give up its desire to hav

e dominance in this domain, and it is devoting a great deal of effort to presenting China and Russia as threats to serve this purpose.

Its huge investment in the development of a “Space Force” will, as a result, inevitably give rise

to an arms race off the Earth, which will shatter the human dream of the peaceful exploration of space.Be

ijing’s environmental watchdog is considering adopting the National VI (B) emission standards ahead of the cou

ntry’s scheduled time, aiming to reduce vehicle emissions and enhance air pollution control in the capital.

According to a draft plan published by the Beijing Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau on Monday, the new st

andard would come into effect first for diesel-powered trucks in public transportation and environmental sa

nitation industries and heavy-duty vehicles powered by gas in July, and then extend to other vehicles beginning in 2020.

Sales of these vehicles would be banned after the respective deadlines, but owners could

still register vehicles that meet the current standard one month after these deadlines, according to the draft.

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Space a new realm for Sino-US cooperationational Space Ad

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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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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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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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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highlights and expectations of China’s diplomacy in 2018

Agreement and divergence, cooperation and fraction, 2018 is a crucial year for China’s dipl

omacy. With protectionism surging around the globe, and unstable regional circumstances causing uncertainty, China has made great efforts to c

reate a community with a shared future for humankind.

What are the highlights of China’s diplomacy in 2018? Will China and other nations work together to build a better world f

or us all? With People’s Daily Online, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will comb th

rough China’s diplomatic achievements of 2018, showing us the role China played in international affairs in 2018.

In September 2015, Xi proposed the roadmap of building “a community of shared future for humankind” at a Unite

d Nations (U.N.) summit. The concept has then become a guide for China’s diplomacy, calling on the whole w

orld to rebalance global order, as well as work together against global challenges.

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The first meeting among countries to improve collabo

oration on CR Express was held in Zhengzhou in October, to reach agreement and promote a long-term, steady, effective and efficient cooperation.

The meeting discussed major obstacles and plans for the freight service, including a work plan for next year and a way to implement rules for cooperation.

In April, a collaboration agreement was signed by railway departments in seven countries involved in the operation of CR Express

, including China, Germany, Russia and Poland. The agreement aims to improve service and efficiency of the freight trains.

CR Express has 57 routes to and from 35 Chinese cities to and from 34 European cities in 12 countries, according to the company.

The collaboration not only involves countries, but also domestic stakehol

ders. In May, a committee consisting of 33 stakeholders of CR Express was launched. The committee, initiate

d by China Railway Corp, includes a number of companies operating the service as well as research institutes.

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