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The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid

er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine-all made of gold-all de

monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.

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“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ

ence of Tubo on the Silk Road, since its timespan is relatively short,” Pritzker says. “However, its role is important.”

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multilateral trading system and opposing unilateralism and protectionism.”

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he Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a stateme

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with the violence in accordance with the law, safeguarding the rule of law and social o

rder and maintaining the city’s prosperity and stability in concert with sectors of the Hong Kong community.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry

of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong SAR joined the condemnation of violent protesters and blasted the “double standard” of forei

gn governments for using human rights and freedom as an excuse to intervene in Hong Kong’s internal affairs.

Responding to remarks by the United States, United Kingdom and the European

Union on the violent protest, a statement from the office urged them to stop interfering in China’s sovereignty and security and Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability.

Deploring the “selective ignorance” of foreign governments, the office que

stioned foreign governments’ hidden agenda for condoning violent criminals in the city.

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Second, all parties should strengthen cooperation and push

h for denuclearization with one voice.Third, the Northeast Asian countries, while

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nes. The future of Northeast Asia hinges on the integration of the nations in the region.

Last, the BRI should be a cohesive and driving force for a close-knit Northeast Asia. The

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While the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region has p

rogressed steadily ever since it was elevated to a national strategy in 2018, fina

ncial institutions have been evaluating the potential in this land for future growth.上海乌托邦女神会所

Ma Chunlei, director of Yangtze River Delta Regional Cooperation Office, said at the Lujiazui Forum in Shanghai in Jun

e that the provinces and the municipality included in the strategy-Jiangsu, Z

上海乌托邦女神会所hejiang, Anhui and Shanghai-will release their respective detailed action plans by the middle of this month latest.

Some 320 key projects will be carried out in the next three years to lay a

better groundwork for the integrated development of the delta region, said Ma.

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Bank of Communications see one-third of its 10 trillion yuan ($1.45 trillion) a

ssets coming from the Yangtze River Delta region, said the bank’s vice-chairman Re

n Deqi. He further said the bank was advancing innovation in its financial management mechanisms.

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i said he wants to use t上海乌托邦女神会所 along with K

Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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AI can help teachers handle low-value, repetitive labo

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g their lessons and paying closer attention to students’ performances,” he said.

AI can tutor and test students on general and relatively simple

knowledge so teachers can play a more advanced educational role.

“This will require teachers to have greater mastery of their subject,” Zhang said.

Li Linxuan, a 16-year-old high school student who uses Zhangmen, said when she first used the platfo

rm, the teacher conducted an initial evaluation and then gave her five questions.

“I was so surprised, because I just didn’t know how to answer them,” she said, adding that the teac

her said the questions had been chosen specifically to highlight her weaker knowledge points.

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By late April, China had been hit by 129 African swine

 fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr

eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no

t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va

ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc

tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su

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Xinjiang to launch up to 100 trains for tourists

As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local

authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October.

The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other part

s of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Ti

ngfen, deputy general manager of Xinjiang Railway Tourism Development Group.

The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern parts of Xinjia

ng, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts of the country.

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than 10 million visitors each year. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei

World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,

has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le

ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.

Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof

ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo

us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th

e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.

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Pei was born in Guangzhou and raised in Hong Kong and

anghai, before moving to the US in 1935. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard’s design s

chool, and spent the early years of his career designing buildings for a real estate developer in New York.

Pei is known for his affection towards precise geometry and design details. He also ha

d a strong reverence for light, as shown in the famous pyramid of the Louvre Museum.

His significant works include the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in Manhattan (1979 to 1986), the Morto

n H Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (1982 to 1989), the Bank of China Tower in Hong K

ong (1982 to 1989), and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (2003 to 2008).

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Some companies find niche markets in the industry by

producing specialized bicycles for health, sports and slow urban lifestyles.

Century-old bike-maker Shanghai Phoenix Enterprise (Group) Co Ltd and Tianjin Flying Pigeon Cycle Development Co are

transforming to produce sports and leisure bicycles based on the fast growth for these types of products.

The output of such bicycles priced above 1,000 yuan saw an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase to 8.43 millio

last year, up 10.5 percentage points over the previous year and accounting for about 11.5 percent of the total.

Other companies including Bike8, Onelap and Incolor continue to manufact

ure innovative bicycles by improving the intelligent and network connecting levels of their products

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