It is natural that Europeans consider more of their own

interests, but they should stick to justice in major affairs otherwise double standards will prevail.

Europe does not feel any threat from China’s missiles. In security, Europe is caught in the middle of Moscow and Washington.

Europe is not the source of China’s security pressure. But Germany has dragged China into its own security pli

ght, which not only damages China’s interests, but also leads Europeans in the wrong direction for their security concerns.

Globalization has remolded the existing power pattern and will also change the world’s political landscape. The era that Europe’s interest

s are tied with the Western camp is ending. America First will become the dominant principle in tr

ans-Atlantic ties. Europe is destined to fall behind the US and needs to recalculate its orientation.

As the world’s second largest economy, China needs defense capabilities which should be more powerful than it has now so as t

o build peace in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. A peaceful and stable Asia-Pacific region will benefit Europe.

The Asia-Pacific is far from reaching a balance of power. Germans are clear abo

ut the wide gap between the Chinese and US militaries. Merkel’s words are nothing but a bubble in thin air.

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He anticipated that the plan would further connect the

echnology sectors of Hong Kong and the mainland, facilitating more career opportuniti

es for Hong Kong local talent as well as offering a larger market for knowledge transfer.

Tam Yiu-chung, a Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislat

ure, estimated that the plan would lay out development priorities for the area, and the key tasks each city should carry out.

Hong Kong will thus have a clearer direction for future development, and better understand how it can fully contribute, Tam said.

The Greater Bay Area encompasses Hong Kong and Macao, as well as nine cities in Guangdon

g province: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Foshan, Zhaoqing and Jiangmen.

In 2017, the 11 cities produced one-eighth of China’s gross domestic product while containin

g only 5 percent of the nation’s population and only 0.6 percent of China’s total landmass.

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World leaders send greetings
By MO JINGXI | China Daily | Updated: 2019-02-09 04:28

A child’s fascination with the zodiac sign for the new lunar year is captured in a photograph in Hong Kong on Thursday. Perform

ers put on lion dances and set off fireworks in San Francisco on Tuesday to celebrate Chinese New Year. [Ph

oto/Xinhua]
Contributions of Chinese, hope for coming year noted

World leaders sent Lunar New Year’s greetings as Chinese people around the globe cel

ebrated their most important holiday season of the year — Spring Festival.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev extended his greetings to the Chin

ese people on Thursday, the third day of the Chinese New Year.

“We are glad that today we have the opportunity to meet and convey our warmest words and wishes to the Chinese peop

e,” Medvedev said to a gathering at the Chinese embassy in Moscow. “We are hopeful that in the new year, we will contin

ue our effective contact to develop our strategic partnership and interaction that has distinguished our countries in recent years.”

Medvedev said his visit to the embassy “also has a symbolic meaning”, given this year’s 70th

anniversary of the establishment of Russia-China diplomatic relations.

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The China National Tourist Office in New York and the China

  Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) are event partners. More partners in the US are welcome to join the campaign throughout the event.

  Participants are invited to submit up to three photos with captions, limited to 300 words or less, explaining their person-to-perso

n exchange, relationship or experience, exemplified through the photographs. Submissions should be ma

de via email at: mychinaa[email protected]sa.com, or via

mail at: My China Album, 529 14th Street NW, Suite 1108, Washington DC 20045.

  Judging will take place at the close of submissio

ns, and prizes will be awarded to 10 finalists. All entrants will receive a souvenir for participating in the event.

  The grand-prize winner will receive the flight tickets. Finalists also may have their

stories featured in China Daily through its print edition and many digital platforms.

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Chen Keyu responded to the plagiarism of “Outstan

oday, Chen Keyu officially responded to the rampant plagiarism on the Internet.

He exposed the creative process from 17 years to the eve of publication. Whether

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writing lyrics or composing music, it proved that there was no plagiarism!

But netizens also use a lot of evidence to prove that Chen Keyu copied this song,

whether it is the beginning or the lyrics, can find traces of other songs, it is

obvious. Statement: Primary school students can hear it is similar, what can you prove?

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Now this song is popular all over the country, and it has been spread to other

countries. Many people say they like it very much. Now it has been copied by the

author. To tell the truth, it still has a great influence on the song.

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People are popular, no one said before, after the song became popular, the major

netizens came out to prove that Xiaobian had a little sigh. To be honest, Xiao Ting

believes that Chen Keyu is original, but there are so many evidences listed by

netizens that I have to say: Chen Keyu’s current situation is not good!

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Nowadays, many people are watching the development of the song, and there is no

complete confirmation that the song is plagiarized or original. The evidence

provided by Chen Keyu is not enough to prove that the song is original.

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China grants tax benefit to boost employment of the needy

  About 43 percent of those who plan to watch the game said the game is the most important part of the event, but 23 percent of the

people cite the commercials. Another 14 percent of the people consider getting together with fri

ends more important while 13 percent of the people are looking forward to the halftime show.

  ”The numbers vary from year to year, but regardless of the economy, politics or the

weather, most Americans manage to take a break every year for the Super Bowl,” Phi

l Rist, vice president of strategy at Prosper Insights & Analytics, said in a statement.

  He added that “the big game is a day for big spending regardless of who plays or wins.”

  The survey of 7,384 adults aged 18 and older was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, bef

ore people knew what teams would play.The Chinese government has decided to grant a three-year

-long tax benefit to inspire self-employment and support small companies to hire more people in need.

  Under a decision jointly announced Saturday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Adm

inistration and other governmental departments, people in need who start a business can have 12,0

00 yuan (about 1,790 US dollars) deducted from their families’ annual share of taxes over three years.

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China clean energy industry develops fast in 2018

China accelerated the development of clean energy last year, with the installed capacity of renew

able energy exceeding 700 million kilowatts, the National Energy Administration said.

China will continue to boost the growth of the oil-and-gas industry this year, increase efforts in oil and gas exploration and d

evelopment, and build more pipelines and gas storage facilities, according to the administration.

China has adopted a slew of measures to encourage the development of clean energ

y, including building vast solar and wind farms, wi

th aims to make non-fossil energy meeting 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030.

To reach this goal, China is investing heavily in renewable energy, pledging to invest 2.5 trillion yuan (about 373 billion US d

ollars) in renewable power generation – solar, wind, hydro and nuclear – by 2020.

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pared with the previous years’ red envelop activities, this year

rants in addition to Alipay and WeChat Pay, the top two online transfer and payment tools in China in terms of market share.

Baidu, Sina Weibo and Douyin have joined the league of sending digital red envelops. Ba

idu allocated digital red envelops worth 900 million yuan ($133.5 million) and realized 20.8 billion tran

sactions on its app during the CCTV Spring Festival Gala in the lead-up to the Year of the Pig.

Last year, Alibaba-backed Taobao.com tied up with the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, sending a total of 600 million yuan in digital red envelops and prizes.

“Supporting the huge amount of transactions is China’s mature digital payment standard,” said Wang Pengbo, a finance industry analyst at Analysys.

Wang told the Global Times on Tuesday that as the cost of attracting new online users has ri

sen, internet firms are seizing the opportunity to direct  the flow and promote their products through the New Year gala.

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We understand that this week’s discussions covered famili

ound on structural issues and look forward to hearing details about any progress that was made,” said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.

The Washington-based council has urged both governments to use this month to address their unresolved issues, he said in a statement.

The Chinese delegation said that creating a market environment of fair competition is in line with the general di

rection of China’s reform and opening-up, and therefore China will actively address relevant US concerns.

The two countries have agreed to take effective measures to promote the more b

alanced development of bilateral trade. China will make active efforts to expand im

ports from the US in agriculture, energy, manufacturing and services, which will help the country’s pursuit of high

-quality economic development and meet the people’s demand for a better life, the Chinese delegation said.

It’s clear that changes to the bilateral commercial relationship are underway, but b

ecause the issues are complex, it will take hard work and considerable time to resolve them, Allen said.

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When the dough has formed, dust your working surface with

h flour and dust your hands again. Transfer the mixture over and continue to knead it until its surface becomes smo

oth, this should take about 10 minutes. Let it rest. After about 4-5 hours, kneed it again. You’re ready to go!

How to roll the perfect dumpling wrapper?

Take the dough and roll it out into a long sausage shape. Using a knife, cut it into simi

lar sized pieces, roughly about 2 inches in length. Press each one into a rough circle.

The trick is never to let go of the wrapper while your rolling. It feels counter-int

uitive, but hold onto the top of the wrapper, use the rolling pin in an upward mot

ion towards the center. Move the dough around and keep rolling until you have a thin, circular wrapper.

Alternatively, you can pick pre-rolled wrappers from your local shop or Chinese supermarket.

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