High requirements for mountaineering admission is an

other professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and witho

ut adequate capability for independent movement is not allowed on Mount Qomolangma,” he said.

Both overseas and domestic climbers must apply as part of a team, not personally, he said.

Tibet installed a new ladder in a section of the climbing route in 2017, and provided climb

ing ropes as long as 6,000 meters along the path between a section at 6,600 meters and the summit at 8,844 meters.

Cleanup efforts on the mountain involve both environmental considerations and climbing sa

fety. The work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.

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The IMF report warned that the additional impact of the r

 recent and future tariffs will cut about 0.3 percent of global GDP in the short ter

m, with half stemming from negative effects on business and market confidence.

Failure to resolve the trade differences and further escalation in other areas, such as the auto

industry, which would cover several countries, “could further dent business and financial market se

ntiment, negatively impact emerging market bond spreads and currencies, and slow investment and trade“, the research said.

Experts urged the US government to stop its protectionism and proposed options for a resolution between the two countries.

Chen Wenling, chief economist of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said the US needs to correct moves that have

already added pressure to global economic prospects. Otherwise, it will “pay the price” for its protectionist behavior, she said.

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To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US need

eds to introduce and use more foreign capital, which will further enlarge

the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high growth r

ate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.

What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regu

lation of the economy, the US administration has been trying to impose regulations on int

ernational trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.

Results for US may be unsatisfactory

The US administration’s more often than not conflicting goals have

resulted in the trade conflicts with China and other countries. For instance, China’s exports to t

he US grew 11.3 percent and its trade surplus with the US increased to $323 billion in 2018, up 17.3 percent year-on-year.

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The Belt and Road Initiative is now running for a coupl

of years and has achieved success even in Europe, but it is not finished yet and it should be a win-wi

n situation for China and Europe. China is a very big market and an important global player.

China is Germany’s biggest trading partner, so I think there will be a good future for the two countries.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been a very successful integration proj

ect which is bringing China closer to the world. President Xi Jinping’s speech today is outli

ning that more and more countries can participate, share prosperity, as well as win-win results.

I think that the future will be bright and that especially t

he West needs to better understand what this Belt and Road Initia

tive means and why this shared prosperity can be created and benefit people across the world.aime Irachande Gouv

eia, coordinator of Belt and Road Initiative Research Center at University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambiqu

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Chinese-Bridge Proficiency Competition takes place in Namibia

The Confucius Institute at the University of Namibia (UNAM) Tuesday held the 18th Chin

ese-Bridge Proficiency Competition for college students in the capital Windhoek.

The annual Chinese language and culture proficiency competition this year saw 10 students take part in the Namibia leg.

The competition was split into three categories, namely free speeches, question and answer segment as well as the talent show.

At the event, 4th-year student Hileni Eelu at UNAM’s Hifekunye Pohamba Campus, situated in

northern Namibia, emerged as the winner and will represent the country in the finals in China.

Speaking at the event, UNAM’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Ellen Namhila, said the competition is o

f importance since the relationship between China and Namibia is growing in “leaps and bounds”.

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But if the stock-image platform doesn’t get authoriza

ion but still asks for compensation by resorting to litigation, I think such behavior may be an alleged fraud,” he said.

The core of the problem lies in whether stock-image providers get authorization from copyright owners, he added.

Zhao Zhanling, a legal researcher who specializes in intellectual p

roperty cases at the China University of Political Science and Law, agreed, but said copyri

ght owners and institutes given copyright authorization should respect this right and not abuse it for gain.

He said stock-image companies need to make authorization a priority in their opera

tions and pay more effort to finding a balance between commercial interest and public interest.

The litigation right that is to safeguard copyrights must not be abused, he added.

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If visas become a bar code or QR code emailed to

applicants, their workload will be greatly lessened,” he said during the Shanghai World Travel Fair on Thursday.

Japan Tourism Agency data showed that 8.38 million tourists from the Chinese mainland traveled to Japan in 2018, repre

senting year-on-year growth of 13.9 percent and contributing nearly 27 percent of international tourists.

China has been the world’s largest source of tourists since 2014, reac

hing nearly 150 million last year, according the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

“The market potential remains huge,” said Dai Bin, director of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United S

tates, where 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, the figure in China is only around 10 percent. It’s estim

ated that the number of Chinese outbound travelers will reach 230 million in 2030.”

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On the other hand, policies to stabilize growth also contr

tribute to deleveraging, Hu said.

“The large-scale reduction of taxes and fees could efficiently reduce burdens on enterpris

es and strengthen their ability to repay debts and absorb equity financing,” she said.

Zhu Min, chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University, sai

d it is clear that China will “move more on fiscal policy than monetary policy” to offset short-term economic challenges.

This year’s tax and fee cut on enterprises-worth nearly 2 trillion yuan ($297.8 billion)-is “really encouraging”, which will

improve their productivity and efficiency, said Zhu, a former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

The debt level, especially for State-owned enterprises, is still high, Zhu said, making i

t necessary to continue deleveraging to contain risks and achieve sustainable growth.

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Mexico has for many years made a fortune off of the US, far g

 greater than Border Costs. If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will

be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” he wrote on Twitter.

Migrants illegally crossing the US border have led to tension between the United States and M

exico ever since Trump began his bid for the presidency almost four years ago, taking a hard line on i

mmigration and saying Mexico was sending rapists and drug runners into the United States.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that tackling illegal i

mmigration is an issue chiefly for the United States and the Central American countries to address.

Trump has so far been unable to convince Congress to tighten asylum laws or f

und a proposed border wall that was one of the main platforms of his 2016 election cam

paign and then his presidency. Trump declared a “national emergency” in February to build the wall. Congress has n

ot funded the wall and Trump has said he would use money earmarked for the military to pay for its construction.

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to exceed $30 trillion and $10 trillion, respectively, in the n

next 15 years. Which means China will continue to expand its domestic market. And since Italy has indicated its intention to deepen economic and trade coopera

tion with China under the BRI framework, it is likely that economic and trade cooperation will expand in the future.

With better connectivity for economic cooperation among an increasing number of countries, there is a possibility that the world e

conomy will pick up steam, which in turn will help fight the rising wave of unilateralism and protectionism.

Discussions and consultations are under way between Beijing and Rome to extend the Chongqin

g-Europe train line to Italy. In the near future, the regular China-Europe railway network is expected to inject new

vitality into China-Italy economic and trade ties. To ensure that Italy plays a leading role in China-EU co

operation under the BRI framework, the Italian government has set up a special “task force”.

Considering that China and Italy can work together to tap third-party markets under the BR

I framework, the initiative is expected to become a new growth engine for Sino-Italian cooperation.

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