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A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

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e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

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As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

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The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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On June 20, the latest meeting of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee shrugged off the market’s high expectation of rate cuts and gave no clear policy signal confirming a cut.

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The company also changed the name of “Guojiu Moutai” to “Kweichow Moutai” in its social media account on WeChat as well as its online store and official website.

Moutai, a sorghum-based spirit produced by Kweichow Moutai, is often served on official occasions and at state banquets in China.上海乌托邦

Simulation exercises running for more than two months will now test facilities

Building of the infrastructure for Beijing Daxing International Airport, which started in 2014, was completed on S

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” he said. “The airport is also the world’s first to be designed with double-deck departure and double-deck arrival platforms.”

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To offer a more refreshing travel experience, five ancient-Chinese-style outdoor court

yards – with the themes “Silk Garden”, “Tea Garden”, “Porcelain Garden”, “Countryside Garden” and “C

hinese Garden” – feature at the end of the five departure lounges for use by passengers waiting for their flights, he said.

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Construction of the second 330-meter-tall tower for one of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridges was completed in East China’s Jiangsu province on Thursday.

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able towers are the key force structure of the bridge. The longer the bridge spans, the higher the cable tower needs to be.

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and 11,000 tonnes of steel bars were used to build each tower, whose height is equivalent to a 110-storey skyscraper.

Ning said the huge construction volume is required so that the bridge can withstand

violent typhoons, magnitude-8 earthquakes and impacts from the collision of a 100,000-tonne ship.

The bridge will have a 6-lane expressway on the upper deck and four railway tracks on the lower deck.

The track laying on the bridge will start in January 2020, according to MBEC. The bridge is expected to ensure the river shipping on the Yangtze, while easing the roa

d and railway traffic pressure in the Yangtze River Delta region, China’s economic powerhouse.

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The third pilot saw two parachutes descending to the ground, indicating pilot ejection mecha

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“One pilot was recovered alive, but the second pilot was dead

when he was found,” said von der Leyen. “We share in the grief of the relatives.”

Eyewitness videos showed the burning planes falling from the sky and later, two plumes of smoke rising from the ground.

Firefighters were deployed to extinguish fires from the wr

eckage. Police warned the public not to approach potentially dangerous debris at the site.

The Eurofighter Typhoon was jointly developed by Britain, G

ermany, Italy and Spain. More than 550 of the jets have been delivered since 2003, at a cost of close to $

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ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:

“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”

Time is running out

Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the

push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp

ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.

Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A

ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre

en parties to their strongest showing yet in May’s European Parliament elections.

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t tested positive for Ebola. So far, 27 people, who had been in contact with the first victim, have been listed as infe

cted. The DR Congo team has delivered 400 doses of the Ebola vaccine to Uganda, said the WHO.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic viral disease with an incubation period of 2-21 days, beginning from contact with body fluids of an infect

ed person. Once in the blood, the virus attacks immune cells, then infects vital organs.

In Kenya, all airport arrivals are screened while truck drivers and others crossing the Kenya-Uganda border in Mal

aba must undergo Ebola screening. The Kenya Health Ministry has issued an alert an

d said an Ebola contingency plan is in place to guide the implementation of prevention and response activities.

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ning movies related to the countryside and contributed by guest authors, the region’s local literary legacy can both be re-examined and extended.

Many modern and contemporary works of Chinese literature touch on common rural issues – childhood upbringing, family inheritance and people’s exp

erience of being stuck on the bottom rung of society – that have been rooted in Chinese farming culture for thousands of years.

China’s urbanization has been rapidly progressing to the extent that rural life has become

something unfamiliar to the majority of the population, which is very different from what it was like just three de

cades ago, according to Ge Fei, author and a Chinese literature professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

He was rst day of the festival, interpreting what it means to us when rural societies fade away.

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College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th

e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.

Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are

limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud

y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.

During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b

tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e

ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.

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lear that if the US treats the Chinese negotiating team with respect and shows the willingness to talk wit

hout using outside pressure, there is a high possibility that there could be a productive trade deal.

“Otherwise, I think we might be facing a prolonged period of problems for both sides,” she said.

Regan, at the close of their 15-minute talk, said again, “No one wan

ts trade wars. But we have to think long hard about the right next steps.”

Liu, however, did counter an assertion by Regan that China’s government controls its entire economy.

“Everybody thinks that China’s economy is state-owned, state-controlled, every

thing is state, state, state. Let me tell you that is not the true picture,” Liu said. “We are a

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