Many of her professors took the high-speed railway

 from Shanghai to Henan on Saturday, and there were also a numb

er of doctors and nurses waiting to prepare for unexpected situations.

At 9 am on Sunday, Cheng’s graduation oral defense began on ti

me in the meeting room of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital.

Lying on a hospital bed, Cheng presented her thesis with a loudspeake

r clipped to her collar. Although her voice was weak, h

er thoughts were clear. She made excellent replies to the questions raised by the professors.

“Cheng was well-prepared for her thesis and defe0l that sh

e put a lot of effort in her academic research,” Lin Ling, one of the professors, said.

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Speaking at a regular news conference, Lu said the US sid

de has made various remarks about trade negotiations, with some saying the agreement w

ill come out soon while others saying it’s still difficult to reach an agreement, from time to time.

China’s position has been consistent, Lu said. “The trade frictions should be resolved through friendly con

sultations and negotiations, which must be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” he added.

SOUTHAMPTON, England – Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was se

t to storm to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Min

ister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, early results showed.

The country’s two main parties, May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, hemorrhaged support while sm

aller pro-EU parties did well: the Liberal Democrats were in second place, according to a BBC projection.

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He added that the Prism event and Alstom case have show

n a written instruction released on Friday, President Xi Jinping called on society to ca

rry forward the spirit and dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing as China forges ahead in the new era.

Xi is also general secretary of the Communist Party of Chin

a Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Zhang, a native of Shaanxi province, behaved courageously in the Liberation War in 1948, repea

tedly achieving military glory. He retired from active service in 1955.Over the following dec

ades, he kept his battle achievements a secret, even from his children. His story was made public at the end of last year, a

s information about veterans nationwide was being collected by the authorities.

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it its lowest level since November. Trade talks betw

ween China and the United States recently faltered and a large amount of additional tariffs are expected to be imposed on imports from both sides.

China will take necessary measures, in response to foreign exchange market flu

ctuations, including using a strengthened risk management system, said Pan.

He also stressed that authorities would crack down on illegal activities in foreign exchange trading.

“China has sufficient policy tools,” said Pan, who is also director of th

e State Administration of Foreign Exchange, the country’s foreign exchange regulator.

The PBOC vice-governor also confirmed on Sunday that China will continually implement

opening-up policies and improve the environment for overseas investors and protect the legal rights of foreign investors.

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The collaboration aims to make areas along the initi

ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according

to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa

ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.

Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti

on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich

uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.

More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco

mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in

frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.

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Democrats have accused Barr of misleading Congre

ss by testifying in April that he did not know whether Mueller agreed with his initial characterization of the report – failing t

o mention a March 27 letter from the special counsel complaining that Barr’s initial public summary did not “ful

ly capture the context, nature and substance of this Office’s work.” Several Democrats have called on him to resign.

Nadler had set a Wednesday deadline for Barr to hand over the unred

acted report and its underlying evidence. Barr canceled his testimony after clashing wit

h Nadler over the hearing’s format. Nadler said he will move forward with a contempt citation as soon as Monday.

“The very system of government of the United States – the system of l

imited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator – is very much at sta

ke,” Nadler told reporters after a 15-minute committee session held in place of Barr’s appearance.

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daily entry, exit trips expected for May Day holiday

The upcoming May Day holiday is expected to see an averag

e of 2.2 million inbound and outbound trips made by Chinese and foreign tourists per day, up 5.9

percent year on year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA) Friday.

This year’s holiday, from May 1 to 4, is a day longer than previous years and suitable for outbound long-distance trips, said

the NIA, adding that passenger volumes at major airports in places such as Beijing and Shanghai would increase notably.

It anticipates that the average daily tourist flow at the Beijing Capital Interna

tional Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport will reach 79,000 and 107,000 respectively.

The ports at different ends of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge a

re expected to see a daily average of 105,000 entry and exit trips during the holiday.

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Xi’s speech draws positive reactions at Second Belt and Road

Editor’s note: President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing

on Friday.China is going to open much more as it did before f

or foreign investment, and this is quite important for the whole initiative.

Here is a collection of comments from foreign ministers, delegates, and reporters attending the forum.

President Xi offered a vision of the Belt and Road Initiative t

hat inspires confidence in us, especially as small island developing states.

Facing challenges such as global warming and lack of development

financing, we in the Caribbean region welcome the opportunities presented by the initiative.

President Xi must be commended for his visionary leadership an

d his boldness in offering a new path for a brighter and shared future.

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New films features scenes featuring iconic French cathedral

Chinese romance which opened across the country on April 19, has some scenes shot in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The film, directed by Huo Jianqi, a renowned figure among China’s “Fifth Gene

ration” directors, features supermodel-turned actress Du Juan and actor Chen Xiao.

During a recently promotional screening, director Huo says the film examines the meaning of love and marriage.

In the movie, there are several scenes featuring the lovebirds shown against the backg

round of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a fire on April 15.

The film, based on a short story penned by journalist An Dun, the features a violinis

t and an interior designer, who encounter each other in a museum in Paris and soon fall in love.

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Jia Mo, an analyst from global market research compan

 Canalys, said it is possible for Huawei to achieve its ambitious revenue target if it can maintain its current growth rate and everything goes well.

“Huawei is also increasing the average selling price of its smartphones and expan

ding its presence in the premium segment, which will significantly boost revenue,” Jia said.

But the global smartphone market is reaching saturation point, so Huawei has to encroa

ch on other smartphone vendors’ market share to maintain a good momentum, Jia added.

On Thursday, Yu also unveiled the P30 smartphone series in Shanghai. Priced from 3,988 yuan ($594) in China, the P30 Pro co

mes with optimized photo-shooting capabilities. By leveraging artificial intelligence and a new light sensor, th

e new model would significantly boost light absorption to create better photos, even in near darkness.

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