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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter to express his horror. “It’s so dre

adful that I’m lost for words,” he wrote. “I pray for those who passed away.”

 上海千花网品茶微信The fire department said it began receiving calls about the fire around 10:3

am. The blaze started in the three-story building in Japan’s ancient capital after the

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Kyoto Animation’s president, Hideaki Hatta, told reporters “there have been emails with death threats”, without givin

 上海千花网品茶微信g further details. He said the gutted building was “the core of the company”, which has produced several well-known t

elevision anime series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and K-ON!

In China, Kyoto Animation’s Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan series are well known. 上海千花网

“It’s unbearable that those who have led Japan’s animation industry were hurt and lost their lives,” Hatta said.

 上海千花网品茶微信A witness who saw the suspect being approached by police told Japanese netw

orks that the man admitted spreading gasoline and setting a fire with a ligh

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Survivors said the attacker was not their colleague

and that he was screaming “(You) die!” when he dumped the liquid and star 上海千花网

ted the fire, according to Japanese media reports. They said some survivors were splashed with the liquid.

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as an animation and comic book production studio, and its hits include Lucky Star. Th

e company does not have a major presence outside Japan, though it was hired fo

r secondary animation work on a 1998 Pokemon feature and a Winnie the Pooh video seen abroad.

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e from the US, either because of a lack of overall strength or because of long-term dependence on the US, have been forced by the US to make compromises in accordance with the require

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nion that all countries, including China, will be afraid of the maximum pressure strategy and will certainly yield and surrender under their powerful pressure.

• Can trade protection make the “return of the manufacturing industry” to the US possible?

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In the process of economic globalization, US multinational companies have transferred more and more industries to developing countries to a

chieve maximum profitability. Through industrial transfer, they reduce costs, expand markets, divert pollution, and i

ncrease the profitability of capital. At the same time, more and more capital has left the real economic sector with lo

wer profit margins, and turned to the financial sector to engage in financial speculation, leading to the hollowing out and virtualization of the US economy.

• Can economic and trade friction promote US economic prosperity?

Since 2019, the employment rate and the market value of the US stock market have remained high. In the first quarter, the actual GDP annualized quarter-on-quarter

preliminary value was 3.2 percent. Since the introduction of economic and trade friction by the US against China, the US economy seems to be

doing well. This has made some people in the US confident about constantly escalating trade friction with China. But to o

bjectively evaluate the so-called prosperity of the US economy requires a comprehensive and rational analysis.

Based on some indicators, the US economy is prospering. However, whether it will continue to prosper depends on the

state of capital accumulation. In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted fixed-capita

l investment growth rate of the US private sector was only 1 percent, significantly lower than growth rates in 20

17 and 2018. According to US official data, US durable goods orders fell 2.1 percent from the previous month in April 2019, surp

assing the expected 2 percent decline. Shipments of core capital goods – a leading indicator of economic expansion – fell by 0.9 percent in April. Fr

om the perspective of development trends, economists are unsure about the prospects of the US economy. According to a recent survey released by the Na

tional Association for Business Economics, many economists predicted that the possibility of a recession in the US ec

onomy by the end of 2020 will almost double, mainly due to the US government’s trade protectionist policies.

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ternational business fair promotes entrepreneurial coope

The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair has played an increasin

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This year’s fair will start on Oct 10 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, with 6,000 booths that cover a total area of 150,000 square meters.

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Following Russia and India, South Africa becomes a co-host of the fair this year, showing the important role of the fair of promoting trade and

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is another co-host of this year’s event.

“Thanks to its growing importance of promoting cooperation among global SMEs, more countries and international organizations have shown their interests in co

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Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta

ge where the country’s entrepreneurs display their products to the international market.

“We intend to use the fair as a platform to unlock markets for our small businesses and cooperatives,” Vries said.

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The opening of 上海千花网品茶微信the Hong Kong-Macao-Zhuhai Bridge last September was a ke

y step in the development of the Pearl River Delta region. The 26-kilometer-long bridge and tun

nel complex has improved the flow of goods between all ports and increased the flow of tourists across the border.

In February, five months after the bridge was opened, China unveiled the Guangdong-Ho

ng Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development plan, which aims to build the region into a globally i

nfluential innovation and technology hub and a competitive and first-class city cluster.

To achieve these goals, talent is the key.

But the development of the GBA is outpacing the supply of talent, making it necessary to adopt an innovative ap

proach to recruitment and retaining skilled workers across sectors and companies.

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Australian-born Assan上海千花网品茶微信aximum penal

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He was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail in May for breaching the Bail

Act in Britain after having been expelled from Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he was gra

nted refuge in 2012 while on bail in Britain over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden.

Assange has said that he does not consent to being extradited to the US over charges related to leaking government secrets.

More evidence and details emerged as prosecutors laid out their cas

e in the federal death penalty trial of Brendt Christe

nsen in the slaying of 26-year-old missing Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, at the federal courthouse on Thursday.

Christensen, 29, a former physics graduate student at the University of Illinois,

is accused of picking up Zhang at a campus bus stop, then raping and torturing her in his apartment,

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Pacts mulled in president’s visit to Central Asia

Trip will includ上海千花网女神会所e bilateral talks with leaders of nations at regional organization’s meeting

China will sign an array of cooperation agreements with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during President Xi Jinping’s state visits to the

two Central Asian countries to further strengthen their ties, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

As an important outcome of Xi’s visits, Beijing will also sign a joint statement with each country on furthering their com

prehensive strategic partnerships, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said at a news briefing.

Xi will also attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz

capital, during his stay from Wednesday to Friday, as well as the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and

Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe during his visit from Friday to Sunday.

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decline from 85 million in 2018 to 42 million in 2040. In th

he next five to seven years, China’s policy support for new energy vehicles will drive g

lobal growth,” said Kou Nannan, head of research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

As early as in 2012, the State Council introduced a pipeline to guide the development of the natio

n’s EVs, with a goal of producing 2 million units and selling 5 million EVs by 2020. Later on, cent

ral and local governments carried out a series of subsidy policies in the NEV industry, such as purchase tax exemption an

d purchase subsidies, to offer greater support to the industrialization of China’s NEV industry.

According to the agency, China will specifically lead in the e-bus market. It is estimated that by

2025, China’s e-bus fleet share will reach 50 percent, and by 2040, the ratio will rise to roughly 80 percent.

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During the team’s 40-day intensive training in Nepal, the

heir Sherpa guides had taught them how to maintain healthy blood circulation and remain safe in crowded conditions, she said.

This spring, 144 foreign and 12 Chinese climbers have also attempted to con

quer Qomolangma from Tibet, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association. “D

espite having a smaller number of climbers, traffic jams also happened on the Tibetan side,” Ma said.

“Crowds are usual on some mountains. It’s not a new phenomenon. Climbers often lose their live

s when they don’t follow the instructions of Sherpa guides and make decisions on their own,” Kami Ri

ta, an experienced Sherpa who has reached Qomolangma’s summit 24 times, told Xinhua News Agency.

Sherpas are aware of every twist and turn and which paths to follow up mountains, so he urged the Nepali government to dis

courage mountaineers from climbing mountains without guides in order to prevent casualties.

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Father of slain student petitions court for death penalty

It’s been nearly a year since Xie Diao, a postgraduate student of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was stabbed seven tim

es to death by his high school classmate Zhou Kaixuan at a restaurant outside the school.

Xie Zhonghua, father of Xie Diao, has been immersed in grief in the past year: He often

dreamed of his son, but then would suddenly awaken and start sobbing uncontrollably.

The case will finally be heard in Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court on May 24. To get justice for his son, Xie Zhon

ghua took to the streets and publicized the case, gathering tens of thousands of signatures that he has su

bmitted to the court. He hopes that, through his petition, the court would sentence Zhou to death.

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China has to walk a fine balance between local govern

nment debt management and stable economic growth, especially at a time when trade te

nsions with the United States have imposed more downward pressure, said economists.

More financial resources and investors will be involved in the debt resolution process, said Qiao Baoyun, head of the Acad

emy of Public Finance and Public Policy at the Central University of Finance and Economics.

The last round of local government debt swaps started in 2015 and ended in August 2018, w

hich saw 14.34 trillion yuan ($2.08 trillion) of local government debt being swapped into bonds.

Local governments are set to face more debt burden in the next three ye

ars, as many of the previously issued bonds are set to expire, income from land sales has

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