Huawei has more than 13,000 component and service su

uppliers worldwide. In November, it unveiled a list of its 92 core suppliers for the first ti

me. Thirty-three of them are from the US, including chip giants Qualcomm Inc and Intel Corp.

Wang Yanhui, secretary-general of the Mobile China Alliance, said, “Huawei has also been pre

paring for such a situation for some time and has hoarded chips to handle a worst-case scenario.”

The company became the world’s third-largest buyer of semiconductors last year.

China will definitely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of its businesses, and Trump’s executive order is n

ot a “constructive and friendly” gesture, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday.

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hina formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December

last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp

icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.

Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste

aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec

tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.

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The move fully demonstrates Beijing’s firm determinati

on to defend its due interests and legitimate rights in international trade and economic cooperation, according to analysts.

The US has totally ignored the fact that China has been eager to resolve trade and economic issues through high-level official ta

lks and pledged to further expand market access for global businesses, said Liang Ming, a senior resea

rcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

China has emphasized that the US should not use the tariff method. That is not just for China’s benefit; it is the rational choice a

ny country would make when facing unreasonable requests in trade, said Dong Yan, director of the inte

rnational trade office at the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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With its key role in the national economy, the integrated dev

velopment of the region could play a vital part in leading regional growth, the statement said.

It noted that the elevation of the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta t

o the status of a national strategy is a major decision adopted by the CPC Central Committee.

Authorities in the four provincial areas must enhance their awareness

of integrated development and boost their interaction and cooperation, it added.

The meeting also decided to start a thematic education campaign of Party member

s on the subject of remaining true to the Party’s original aspirations and keeping their mission firmly in mind.

It called for struggles against all problems that affect the Party’s purity and ad

vanced nature, and for efforts to make the Party even stronger, the statement said.

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More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regio

ns and international organizations supported the declaration. It recommended a

ctions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and inf

rastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.

The conference also saw the launch of a scientific alliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included aro

und 30 institutions and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati

on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.

The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chi

na Association for Science and Technology, the United Nations Environment Progra

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Liu said that at the level of trade representatives, both side

both sides have the sincerity to solve the existing problems.

“The purpose decides everything,” Liu said, in English. “China wants a very equal and dignif

ied deal, and under this premise, a good, cooperative deal,” he said. “I hope our US colleagues would understand this.”

Liu said he believed both sides have a strong desire to reach a deal. “We need to work hard tog

ether to surpass the temporary difficult period of time, and then we’ll have a bright future,” he said.

Asked by China Daily how China and the US could help world economic growth, whose p

rospects have been already compromised by the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, Liu said co

operation serves the interests of the two sides and the whole world, while conflict hurts both.

“We have tremendous common interests and many commo

n foes, only through cooperation could we solve these problems,” Liu said.

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Private counselors’ services can be extensive, from providi

iding several versions of edited application essays to setting students up with internships and volunteer opportunities.

Nicole Shen said she paid a counselor $12,000 to edit seven or eight of her daughter’s c

ollege application essays. She also regularly takes her daughter to private tutors who charge $180 per hour.

“It’s very normal (to hire private counselors and tutors) among Chinese parents (living in th

e San Francisco Bay Area),” Shen said. She is in several WeChat groups, each having hundreds of parents.

Shen said it is easy to find a counselor. “You just pst in the groups, and somebody will quick

ly respond with recommendations. I know many parents easily spend over $150,000 on the counseling or tutoring.”

The San Francisco Bay Area has a high concentration of private college admiss

ions consultants. Tutoring schools and consultancies with Chinese signs can be seen in shopping malls.

A popular consultant is IvyMax, which bills itself as the “largest, most influential US

premier college application institution serving the Chinese-American community”.

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Instead of saying we don’t have regulations for pet bo

arding businesses, I would say we do have them, but there are still gaps in our current reg

ulatory policies,” said Kong Jing, a consultant with the Chinese Pet Products Association.

Small pots with succulent plants have become a craze for Chinese but horticulture sector is facing a manpower shortage

Cheng Yajing is a gardener with “magical power” to make plants grow faster in a greenhouse at the Beijing Botanical Ga

rden, also a playground of succulent plants such as cactus, vines and potted juicy leaves.

“I’ve just finished trimming and fertilizing them,” says Cheng, as she walks through the gree

nhouse covering a total area of 1,000 square meters and spells out names of various plants.

“We have developed a series of industry regulations, but it is relatively hard to supervise their execu

tion, as the process often requires cooperation of multiple departments. Moreover, detailed gui

delines in certain areas, such as whether a pet boarder is qualified, are still lacking,” Kong said.

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Europe, souvenirs have strong cultural elements

 and even a refrigerator sticker can be delicately made and worthy of being added to your personal collection,” said Zhou.

The success of creative products released by the Palace Museum in Beij

ing and Shanghai Disney Resort has set a good standard for local souvenirs, experts said.

Since 2015, users of the Palace Museum’s official app have received photos and info

rmation of one collection every day, bringing the collections and their fans closer.

As many as 480 styles of phone cases are created by the design tea

m of the Forbidden City. “We designed headphones with beads, and our foll

owers said this design let them feel like the emperor when making calls,” Shan Jixiang, former curator of the P

alace Museum who retired earlier in April, was quoted as saying by the Xinhua News Agency.

By the end of 2017, the Palace Museum released more than 10,000 products. It gen

erated 1.5 billion yuan ($223.8 million) in revenue from its creative products in 2017 alone.

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The new visa-free policy will play a very active

 role in promoting regional economic construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Grea

ter Bay Area and advancing cooperation between Guangdong and the neighboring Hong Kon

g and Macao special administrative regions in the following years,” Lin said.Zhang Yimin, deputy director gener

al of the Guangdong Department of Culture and Tourism, said the 144-hour visa-free policy will help make Guan

gdong, window of the country’s reform and opening-up, one of the major destinations for tourists from around the word.

The entry and exit and customs departments have now estab

lished special channels in airports, rail, land and water ports and are preparing to hel

p foreign travelers through the procedures for 144-hour visa-free stays in Guangdong, he added.

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