Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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Today’s lower-income countries already face a tough task in

Today’s lower-income countries already face a tough task in

 trying to emulate the impressive growth of developing economies before them. An underperformi

ng global economy, and rising national and international tensions, will make that task even harder. If th

e world is serious about reducing poverty further, it must pay far more attention to their progress.

he US has repeatedly threatened to impose tariffs on about $300 billion of Chinese ex

ports to the United States. China showed the greatest sincerity in the Sino-US trade

talks and refused wild demands by the US side, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday.

China has become the most popular investment destination for global companies, since the country launched its reform and opening-up policy, said Geng Shuang.

The companies will choose which countries to invest in, or which partners to coope

rate with based on their interests and market rules. No words can influence them, Geng said.

China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the country, and the country will continue gi

ving efforts to create a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment for foreign investors, said Geng.

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Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.

“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno

vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”

Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count

erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t

hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc

ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.

For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha

t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.

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Shanghai, which in 2013 began promoting the etique

Shanghai, which in 2013 began promoting the etique

tte of standing on the right and walking on the left, is not the first city to abandon the

norm. Many cities in China, including Tianjin, Xi’an and Nanjing have dropped the practice.

“It used to be a courtesy not to block people walking on the escalat

or, but given the safety concerns and damage to the machines, holding the handrails and standi

ng still should be advocated,” lawyer Liu Linsheng was quoted as saying in the local news portal Eastday.

The new notices, although not compulsory, have won support from commuters.

“It’s been a habit for most to leave space on the left for those who walk

on escalators, so we may not be able to change our habits overnight,” said Peng Xu

an, a commuter in Shanghai. “But for the safety of everyone, if you want to walk or are in a hurry, you can use the stairs.”

Peng said he has seen some people fall while trying to move too quickly

on an escalator, adding that during peak hours standing on both sides is more efficient.

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The internet offers convenience to children, but th

The internet offers convenience to children, but th

 harmful messages online are also seriously influencing them, or even turning them into criminals or victims,” Fang said.

In a case disclosed by the Supreme People’s Court last year, a defendant was sentenced to four years in pr

ison for indecent communications with several girls under the age of 12 online in the name of offering them video classes.

In another case, a 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 22 months in p

rison for selling drugs via QQ, a popular messaging tool, the top court said.

“Considering the disorder of cyberspace, it’s a must to revise the Juve

nile Protection Law,” Fang said. “It’s urgent and necessary to add a special part about juve

nile cybersecurity in the law to clarify each government department’s responsibilities and duties.”

She also urged internet device manufacturers and online serv

ice providers to install software that can block harmful messages to children.

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Foreign destinations highlighting blooming flowers

Foreign destinations highlighting blooming flowers

tract Chinese travelers to spend their breaks there. Japan, for example, has become a po

pular destination for Chinese visitors every March and April for its full-blown cherry blossoms.

Ctrip said about one million Chinese travelers will pay visits to Jap

an in this year’s cherry blossom season, and spend tens of billions of yuan there.

Li Qiuyan, branding director with Lvmama, another online travel agency in Shanghai, said travelers are still excited about

the break even though they only get three days off work — especially those senior college students that will graduate thi

s June and are preparing a spring journey to finish out their college period with a bang.

According to Lvmama, self-guided tours and high-speed

railways are the two most popular choices for travelers during Qingming Festival.

Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Festival in Chi

na, is a traditional Chinese holiday for spring outings and worshiping ancestors.

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He stressed that the armed forces’ 14th five-year deve

He stressed that the armed forces’ 14th five-year deve

elopment plan should fit with national strategies in development, security and the mil

itary, and should integrate their current and future needs to pursue sustainable, consistent growth.

Xi insisted on the military understanding the determination and intention of the Party’s leadership, exerting itself to enhance

combat preparedness and firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, safety, development interests, and social stability.

He also instructed the military to support the country’s economic and social development, envi

ronmental endeavors and disaster and accident relief work. It should also play its part in poverty alleviation, he added.

Governments at all levels should, in turn, support the military’s work, make appropriate arrangements for veterans’ empl

oyment, take good care of military retirees with physical difficulties and the family members of military personnel, an

d support the military’s efforts to withdraw from all its commercial activities, Xi said.

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In an interview with China Daily Website on Tuesday

In an interview with China Daily Website on Tuesday

 Jesus Madrazo, a member of Bayer’s executive leadership team and head of Agricultural Affai

rs and Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer, said the company, sensing tremendous op

portunities in China, is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its operations in China.

“There is a broad recognition that China has made tremendous prog

ress in not only advancing food security, but also about the quality of what is grown, and gro

w it not only more but also better, better for the consumers and better for the environment.”

He said Bayer, having been operating in the Chinese market for more than 30 years, plans to be here for many decades to co

me to support the agricultural development and introduce the best products and technologies.

Bayer Crop Science Greater China Country Head Huang Weidong said China has bee

n vigorously supporting the development and upgrading of agricultural industry and opening the doo

r to new technologies, new business models, digital agriculture and digital-related applications.

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