But I must borrow that money from my relatives and frien

nds because all my saved money has been spent on building a new home for the yo

上海千花坊ung couple and buying new necessities for them, such as household appliances,” Shan said.

Luckily, Shan had reason to celebrate because he was saved by a new rule.

Right before the wedding, a specific standard was established banning high-priced betrothal gifts, or caili in上海千花坊

Chinese. Other extravagant customs, including holding grand wedding ceremonies or funeral rites as well as inviting an e

xorbitant number of guests and using lots of cars to pick up the bride and her relatives, were also prohibited.上海千花坊

The government of Feixiang district – which covers 265 villages, including Shan’s, with a population of 410,000 – found the competitio

上海千花坊n to see who could give the best betrothal gifts and hold the grandest wedding ceremonies had become a big headache for villagers.

Families of young women envied those who gave lots of money to a bride’s family and held ex

pensive ceremonies with many guests, said Cai Fuhai, Party chief of Nanduqi village.上海千花坊女神会所

They would ask parents of their soon-to-be sons-in-law for similar treatment, Cai said.

According to the standard, no more than six cars can be used for picking up the bride and her rela

tives. Previously, up to 40 cars would be used as part of a grand and impressive wedding ceremony.上海千花坊

Furthermore, guests are served a simple meal – a vegetable and meat stew, or daguocai in Chinese – rather than a meal wit

上海千花坊女神会所h dozens of courses. Finally, group wedding ceremonies are encouraged and betrothal gifts are discouraged.

Families who obey the standard may enjoy benefits such as free physical examinations for parents and

newborns at local hospitals. Pregnant women may also receive discounts for examinations during pregnancy, Cai said.

Families who do not obey the rules are required to make a self-critical s

peech during a meeting attended by villagers and local government officials. Those wh上海千花坊女神会所

o refuse to make the speech and admit their wrongdoings are exposed on local television and other media platforms.

Villagers fall in line

According to the Feixiang district government, more than 1,000 families of young wom

en have refrained from demanding betrothal gifts from their bridegrooms’ families since 2017. About 1

00,000 households in the district have signed commitment letters promising to obey the standard.

Government statistics show that the cost of a wedding has been cut to less than 30,000 yuan, down b

y about 80 percent, and the current cost for a funeral is less than 5,000 yuan, just a sixth of the previous cost.

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The two countries上海乌托邦品茶微信n for a brig

ght future of bila上海乌托邦品茶微信teral ties and reached a streak of major consensuses, Xi sa

id, adding that the two sides agreed that China and the DPRK need to unswervingly pass down their tra

ditional friendship from generation to generation and continue writing new chapters of the times.

Beijing and Pyongyang also agreed that a political settlement of the nuclear issue in the Korean Peninsula is a popular aspiration

and an inevitable trend, and that they need to continue to stick to peace talks so as to make even greater co

ntributions to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the wider world, Xi said.

Kim said that in their joint socialist construction endeavor, the DPRK and China have alrea

dy formed a tradition of sharing weal and woe as well as supporting each other and cooperating.

The two leaders affirmed the socialist system as the core of mainta

ning the DPRK-China friendship during their four meetings in the past year, Kim said.

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Li expressed apprecia上海千花坊品茶微信 companies that

at have introduc上海千花坊品茶微信ed capital, technology and new business philosophies to Ch

ina through long-term cooperation during the nation’s reform and opening-up drive.

“In the meantime, you already have a broad market in China as well as busin

ess returns,” Li said. “Actually, we have achieved win-win results over the past decades.”

Li called on the global business leaders to expand investment in the count

ry and share in its development opportunities. He said China has allowed foreign capital to f

ully access the manufacturing industry and will gradually expand opening-up in the services sector.

Saying China pursues innovation-driven development, Li underlined the importance of p

rotecting intellectual property rights. He said protecting IPR is linked to protecting innovation efforts.

China treats domestic and foreign enterprises equally

and will protect all of their lawful rights and interests, including IPR, Li said.

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Liu Zhongyi, director at t上海千花坊女神会所minal Investi

igation Bureau上海千花坊女神会所 said, some Chinese have colluded with their foreign accompl

ices to cheat foreign women in their 20s and 30s in the name of travel, good jobs and marriage.

They then arranged for them to be smuggled into China by

river or road and forced them into marriages or prostitution in in coastal or border areas.

“Human trafficking not only harms the women’s legitimate rights, but give

s rise to smuggling, illegal marriages and fraud cases. We have a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy tow

ard such crimes,” Chen Shiqu, deputy director at the ministry’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, said.

He said China will beef up judicial cooperation, including intelligence sha

ring and case investigation cooperation with their counterparts from the five count

ries to smash cross–border human trafficking criminal gangs and help the women victims return to their countries.

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It is not appropriate t上海千花坊女神会所nt to the friend

endly feelings be上海千花坊女神会所tween the two countries’ people or the ties between the two countries or to even politiciz

e the incident,” Lu said.ong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a press conf

erence at the HKSAR government headquarters building in Hong Kong on J

China hopes to strengthen communication with the Philippines to exchange

what they have found in their oawn investigations and find out what happened exactly, Lu said.

Fishermen of the two countries have been getting along well in the South China Sea and ha

ve been looking out for each other, the spokesman said, adding that China attaches great importance to mari

ime security and will continue to strengthen cooperation with countries along the South China Sea.

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bbed Xie’s chest. While Xie covered his chest with both hand

standing up in panic, Zhou attacked him again, piercing Xie’s neck several times. Xie then fell down to

the ground but Zhou didn’t stop. He rushed to Xie, pressed down on his body, and stabbed him

again and again until Xie died. Zhou then rose, holding his arms and assuming a triumphant gesture.

Zhou was later arrested and confessed that he had bought the dagger online in advance.

Since losing their only child, Xie Zhonghua and his wife stop

ped going to work and have seen their health deteriorate. So far, they haven’t received an ap

ology from Zhou or his family.The average life expectancy of Chinese people rose 42 years, from 35 years in 1949 to 77 yea

rs in 2018, according to a statistics communique recently released by the National Health Commission.

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Even before the ruling, scholars had said Trump’s legal ar

Degree holders turn their backs on mega cities for better lifestyle choices

The population of college graduates is projected to reach a record high this year, turning an

already tough job market into a pressure cooker and intensifying the scramble for talent nationwide.

To many new graduates, mega cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong province, are less attractive beca

use of their high cost of living and greater peer pressure in the job market. And so the graduates are looking elsewhere.

The trend is changing the employment landscape in China, but it’s good news for sec

ond- and third-tier cities. The mega cities’ loss could be their gain in the brain drain game.

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Liu, who turned himself in, stepped down in Janua

ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.

The central commission said in the statement that Liu is cooperating with the probe.

hina’s housing regulator has warned four Chinese cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.

Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministr

y of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.

This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.

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The Organizing Committee on Friday also unveiled its

 plans for volunteer recruitment and training. International recruit

ment, which will be launched in December through an online system, aims to select 27,000

volunteers to directly serve the Games’ operation, while another 80,000 or so will work as city volunteers.

The Games’ official mascot will be unveiled in the second half of this year.

hina expects to participate in more international assessments of t

he impacts of climate change and human activities on Arctic ecosystems, a senior official said.

Protection of Arctic species and the natural restoration of ecosystems can be a key in such cooperation, said Wang Hong,

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Officials urged to create safe, stable societyand

Xi underlines building professional forces at key meeting on public security

President Xi Jinping urged the nation’s public security forces to fulfill their responsibilities and missions in the new era to cr

eate a safe and stable social environment that enables people to feel an even stronger sense of security.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cent

ral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a t

wo-day national conference on public security work, which concluded in Beijing on Wednesday.

He called for building highly professional public security forces that are loyal to the Pa

rty, serve the people, promote impartiality in law enforcement and remain disciplined.

Under the new historical conditions, public security departments must

adhere to the overall national security outlook and a people-centered approach, Xi said.

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