s to the current Fu上海楼凤品茶微信gitive Offenders and the Mutual Leg

al Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance due to a case involving a Hong Ko

ng resident who fled back to the city after allegedly murdering his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan.

The revisions will allow Hong Kong to surrender fugitives on a case-by-case basis to jurisdictio

ns that do not have long-term rendition agreements with it, including the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

The bill was scheduled to go through a second reading at the full LegCo m

eeting on Wednesday. It was postponed until further notice due to the protest.

n a commentary published on June 6, the London-based financial magazine The Economist said the Un

ited States has exploited its position at the center of globalization to assert its power around the world.

The piece, titled “America is deploying a new economic arsenal to assert its power”, says the United States has used its arsenal of tari

ffs and sanctions to block the free flow of goods, data, ideas, and money across borders. It warns that th

e United States risks losing its legitimacy in the eyes of the world if this continues unchecked.

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The United States should take responsibility for the setback in economic and tra

de consultations with China, a government white paper said, warning that “red lines” cannot be crossed.

The US government has backtracked on its commitments three times in the trade negotiations with

China and should bear sole responsibility for the stalled progress, the paper said on Sunday.

The white paper, “China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations”, was

released by the State Council Information Office. It came amid ongoing tension between the world’s two largest economies.

Speaking at a news conference on Sunday, Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouw

en said China is willing to work together with the US to find solutions concerning differences on the eco

nomic and trade fronts, and to reach a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement.

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 the Global Innovation Exchange project in 2017 brought together by M

icrosoft, China’s Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, he said.

Habib said relations with China have also benefited Boeing, another major company in Washington.

“There’s no question that China is the most significant destinati

on for aerospace,” said Habib, as China “has the biggest middle class and it’s growing. Alon

g with that comes a tremendous increase in demand for both passenger travel and freight mobility.”

Habib also applauded China’s interest in Washington’s agricultural products

such as apples and cherries, and specifically mentioned tourists and students from China.

With the current trade disputes between China and the US, however, Habib is seeing some frustration in his state.

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cels by mistake. If they did, they will be held responsible for contract infringement,” sai

d Yin Shaocheng, an associate professor of law at Capital University of Economics and Business.

Huawei was among the Chinese tech companies recently entered on

to the US’ Entity List which bans US companies from selling components and software to them.

Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said there is no need to over-interpret the cas

e, since “foreign companies will be investigated when possible violations occur in accordance with Ch

inese laws”. Wang said China always protects the legitimate interests of foreign investors.

The strength of China’s economy is propelling its cities toward

s greater prominence on the global stage, a report has shown.

China is gaining ground on both Europe and North America as its impro

vement in performance and potential outpace those of Western cities, accordin

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ral rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

Mutual trust also is growing between China and countries in the region due to joint effo

rts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences and jointly

promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizing the penin

sula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented

the United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to

work with various parties to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula via political solutions.”

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The safety of mountaineers in China’s recently concluded Qomola

ngma climbing season, which saw 241 climbers scale the peak from the Chinese side, was ensured throu

gh good management practices, the government of the Tibet autonomous region said on Friday.

Twelve Chinese mountaineers, 21 Chinese guides, 94 foreign mountaineers and 108 Sherpa guides

made it to the summit from April 10 to May 30, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association.

Two alpinists, however, have become the victims on the north face of the

mountain in Tibet’s Dingri county, resulting from the extreme physical demands.

“Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, and safety is the priority,” said Pema Trinley, the association’s deputy director.

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Students from a Macao primary school hailed President Xi Jinping’s reply letter delivered to them before International Chil

dren’s Day, and they pledged to live up to Xi’s expectations by passing on the traditions of loving Macao and the country.

In the library of the Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle School in Macao, students clapped after hearing Xi’s letter.

Hou Kong Middle School, established in 1932, was the first to raise a national flag in Macao on Oct 1, 1949.

“I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the stude

nts who wrote the initial letter to Xi. “I will study hard to be able to better serve the country.”

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Pragmatic cooperation, global strategic stability high on Sino-Russian agenda

Beijing and Moscow will sign around 30 cooperation documents d

uring President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia next week, including two joint statements on bilateral t

ies as well as on global strategic stability, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said on Thursday.

Xi will kick off a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President

Vladimir Putin, and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held between June 6 and June 8.

The two presidents will witness the signing of an array of agreements on business d

eals in areas such as trade, investment and energy, Zhang said at a media briefing in Beijing.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between

China and Russia, and Xi’s visit will mark a milestone for both countries, Zhang said.

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On Friday, State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe m

et with Shanahan and both sides agreed to deepen exchanges and cooperation, properl

y manage risks and allow military-to-military relations to become a stabilizing factor for bilateral ties.

President Xi Jinping called on Malaysia on Friday to align its de

velopment strategy with the Belt and Road Initiative to boost bilateral ties.

Xi made the remark during an exchange of congratulations with Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdull

ah Sultan Ahmad Shah on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

In his message, Xi said China and Malaysia are close neighbors and important cooperative partners.

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nagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing sea

son, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.

“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Moun

t Qomolangma in spring due to favorable weather conditions of the northern slope,” Trinley said.

“Controlling the number of climbers is another key measure to ensure both mountaineering safety and ecological protection,” he said.

In 2019, the north face routes had a total of 362 people, including 142 foreign climbers fr

om 33 countries, 12 domestic climbers and 208 Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guides, the association said.

Within the last few years, the overall number of climbers has averaged 290, the association said.

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