Substantial and resolute efforts must be made to prevent

 major contradictions and outstanding problems through coordinated planning and targete

d measures to make reform better serve the country’s economic and social development, Xi said.

The meeting reviewed and approved a series of official documents including a guideline on innovation and improving ma

cro-regulation, as well as a guideline on strengthening opening-up and cooperation in innovation capacity.

The meeting called for taking the supply-side structural reform as the main task, making coordinated efforts to stabilize eco

nomic growth, promoting reforms, readjusting the economic structure, improving people’s livelihoods, pr、

eventing risks, and ensuring social stability, according to a statement issued after the meeting.

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China attaches great importance to the development of the

 big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the digital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new

growth drivers and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.

With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to generate

and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a r

eport by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.

In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said th

at from medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a re

markable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.

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noted that China and Brazil are the biggest developin

oping countries in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and both are important emergi

ng markets. The two countries have a common wish and great potential for development, he said, ad

ding that both countries are important forces for promoting a multilateral world.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 45 years ago, relations between China and Brazil have achieved fruitful outcomes, Xi said.

The president said it is a critical period for the two countries, and they s

hould forge ahead, and each side should deem the other as a partner for development.

Xi called on the two countries to respect, trust and support each other in making the China-Brazil relationship a model for de

veloping countries’ cooperation and an important force in promoting world peace and progress.

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Xi noted that China and Brazil are the biggest developing

 countries in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and both are imp

ortant emerging markets. The two countries have a common wish and great potential for d

evelopment, he said, adding that both countries are important forces for promoting a multilateral world.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 45 years

ago, relations between China and Brazil have achieved fruitful outcomes, Xi said.

The president said it is a critical period for the two countries, and they

should forge ahead, and each side should deem the other as a partner for development.

Xi called on the two countries to respect, trust and support each other in making the China-Brazil relationship a model for d

eveloping countries’ cooperation and an important force in promoting world peace and progress.

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Having read out Xi’s letter at the opening ceremony, Li H

ongzhong, secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Communist

Party of China, said Tianjin would embrace a new era of intelligence, create a new intelligen

ce-based economy, step up AI cooperation with other countries and speed up the building of an “intelligent Tianjin”.

Li said the city will intensify efforts to boost AI applications in fields of urban management, public services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and security.

Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said China

is drafting regulations and standards for regulating AI and will publish them soon.

Wang said more effort is needed to make breakthroughs in basic AI theories and core techn

ologies, expand the application fields of AI and further propel the deep integration of AI with various industries as p

art of a broader push to support the development of the real economy and improve people’s livelihoods.

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hina formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December

last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp

icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.

Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste

aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec

tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.

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Tax reduction is a comprehensive policy that requires gove

nment departments to enhance coordination as they implement various policies, Li said.

The premier attached great importance to such measures as reducing the rate of the value-add

ed tax, increasing the tax exemption for research costs and reforming individual income tax.

The measures should not only ease the tax burden for manufacturing

companies but also reduce taxes for construction enterprises, which provide a great nu

mber of jobs, Li said, adding that all industries should be covered by the benefits of tax cuts.

Li pledged more efforts to urge government departments and State-ow

ned enterprises to pay off their debts so that the effects of tax reduction are not diminished.

The government will take further measures to deepen reform and opening-up, encoura

ge innovation and entrepreneurship and promote fair competition, Li said, adding that co

mpanies should also seize the opportunity to promote high-quality growth.

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The legacy plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter G

ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.

“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used

in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto

nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p

lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.

To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon

sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38

million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.

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Innovation makes souvenirs profitableWhite Rabbit so

Chinese tourist destinations are swearing by global standards to earn more revenue

Having traveled to more than 20 countries and regions, Shi Hui, 36, a unive

rsity lecturer in Shanghai, treasures the souvenirs he bought at each of the places.

Shi goes on at least one trip of about 20 days each year. The souvenirs help keep memor

ies of his experiences overseas fresh, and he proudly flaunts them to visitors to his home.

He also travels widely within the Chinese mainland, but does not feel co

mpelled to buy Chinese souvenirs. This is because most of them are made in Yiwu in Zheji

ang province, and appear somewhat similar to each other, lacking distinctive features in terms of style, design and mater

ials used. Worse, not all of them are authentic but shoddy, of low-end variety, he said.

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This exhibition will help tell the world the succes

Well, in the modern world we are living in, everything is changing so rapidly. The world in w

hole is changing and so is the environment of our earth, where pollution is ubiquitous.

Humans have been polluting the environment since its existence, in one way or another, for our convenience like bu

rning petrol for traveling in vehicles and emitting air pollution from industries to make products more quickly.

President Xi took the initiative to hold a horticultural expo and tell the world China is ready to co

ntribute to better ecological development, through which the entire world and population will benefit.

s stories of China in the ecological field.

Thus it can be a global platform to share ideas to bring harmony between develo

pment and ecology.This will definitely contribute to development of the global ecosystem.

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