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Last September, the IWC’s annual meeting rejected Japan’s latest proposal to resume commercial whaling. The Japanese government had threatened to withdraw from the international organization.

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Japan says it will conduct commercial whaling only in its territorial waters and exclusive ec

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Environmental activists are criticizing the resumption in light of resource conservation and animal protection.

Festive vibes spread across Hong Kong on Sunday with citywide celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the city’s return to the motherland.

Speaking at the launch of a three-day gala in Victoria Park that features high-tech and innovations-the largest celebration eve

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People of all ages were seen snaking through the venue, event by event and booth by booth, to

try out advanced high-tech products featuring virtual reality, 5G telecommunications and artificial intelligence.

Hong Kong resident Tsang Ka-hei, 22, was amazed by a mind-co

ntrolled robot invented by Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre.

Tsang, who had a go at controlling the robot, was awed by the advanced product and

said he enjoyed the experience, adding that he had never seen such a device before.

In addition to the high-tech exhibition and food booths, music concerts by inter

national and local pop singers are also being staged in the park every night during the festival.

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While some are skeptical about the G20’s usefulness, they said, many

observers point out that its membership is more representative of the current internat

ional balance of power than other blocs formed earlier like the G7, which came into being in 1976.

The G20 initially focused on broad macroeconomic policy, but ha

s expanded its ambit, McBride and Chatzky wrote. Last year’s summit in Argentina focused on f

air and sustainable development, while the previous one in Germany addressed issues including corruption, mon

ey laundering, and international tax havens. At the 2016 summit in China, President Xi Jinping and US President Ba

rack Obama formally announced their countries’ accession to the Paris Agreement on combating climate change.

As part of the preparations for the Osaka G20 summit, the world’s leading think tanks

held a meeting in Tokyo on May 26-27 to work out policy recommendations for the leaders.

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Core technology of the Gen 8.5 TFT-LCD has long been controlled by enterprises in the United States and Japan, said the report.

The institute in Bengbu, with 60 years of expertise in glass, has finally made a bre

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the possibility that the US may ban all high-tech product exports to China in the future,” Li said.

“The new move will be a major step to strengthen controls over technological exports. It is necessary for China to set up export control

s and management systems for certain products, especially for those advanced technological produc

ts in which we’ve gained a global edge. China needs to tighten regulations and prevent those exported products fro

m being used to suppress and damage China’s development as well as its national security,” Li added.

Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the academy, said, “Compared with ad

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“I would suggest China takes key measures to safeguard national security in terms of

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Other heavyweights also expressed their strong disapproval of some protesters’ conduct.

Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung condemned the violence. He said the g

overnment would continue to attentively and humbly listen to public opinion on the amendments.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo Wai-chung strongly condemned the conduct of demonstrators and underlined the police

will follow up on cases and identify the law-breakers who disguised themselves by wearing masks.

In a statement responding to the incident issued on Monday morni

ng, the non-official members of the Executive Council, an organ for assisting the chief execu

tive in policymaking, expressed regret over the violent acts of a small minority of protesters.

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bling tasks that are impossible in the 4G era, such as overseeing self-driving vehicles.

Telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co said in a statemen

t on Thursday that it is ready to help China accelerate commercial use of 5G.

Huawei’s global pioneering capabilities offering 5G solutions can support Chinese telecom carriers to build a sound net

work. China will lead the world in commercializing the superfast wireless technology, the company said.

Huawei has invested about $2 billion in total into the research and development of 5G since 2009.

ZTE Corp, another Chinese telecom gear vendor, also said in a statement that its produ

cts are ready for commercial use and it will actively participate in the commercial

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It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also thro

roughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed

as part of China’s national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state official and poet who lived during the Warring State

s Period (475-221 BC) before the reunification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after

opposing his king’s decision to ally with the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, h

e committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, threw rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so t

hey would not eat the body of their poet hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.

Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calen

dar is celebrated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.

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rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.

Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s

speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.

“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som

e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.

Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience

, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.

Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D

efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo

perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.

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The “good-looking economy” is highlighted throug

h the changes in snack food over the past few years. That is to say, consumers pay more atte

ntion to exterior design, with snacks packed in gift boxes showing a high-end trend.

Meanwhile, there is growing trend toward buying healthy snacks. Data showed th

at natural food, whole grain, sugar-free and additive-free have become “hot tags” for snack food.

The major consumer group for snack food is young people aged 20-30 seeking tasty and health

y food. Sales results from e-commerce platforms also support this conclusion. Last year, sales of lightly bake

d and additive-free nuts jumped nearly 190 percent. Dried fruits and vegetables also saw a surge in sales.

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Literature fest sparks rural rebootLiterature Prize anliang Li

An event set up by film director Jia Zhangke featuring leading proponents of a school of writing from Shanxi aims to place the province on China’s literary map.

Jiajiazhuang village in Fenyang, Shanxi province, sits around 600 kilometers southwest of Beijing.

Once known for its collective economy that helped draw its population out of poverty, it has now gained another label than

ks to film director Jia Zhangke, who was born in 35ang in 1970, just a short distance from the village.

Jia has devoted much of his time to regenerating the area’s cultural legacy, not only through movies, but also through literature.

To do that, Jia set up the first Lyuliang Literature Festival, which was held from May 9 to 16

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