French officials said the EU faced “blackmail” by hardli

ine pro-Brexit potential successors to May, such as Boris Johnson. They might try to sabotage decision-making, they said.

However, Merkel has urged the bloc to do all it can to avoid such disruption. She said before leavin

g Berlin that she favoured a delay of “several months” for May, who has pledged to quit if hardcore Brexi

t supporters in her own Conservative Party drop objections to her “soft Brexit” and help ratify the deal.

Keen to ease tension, Merkel had broken the ice as talks began by showing May a photomontage on a tablet of both wearing similar jacket

s when addressing their parliaments earlier in the day. It provoked mutual laughter as other leaders joined in.

As talks wore on beyond midnight, with May patiently waiting elsewhere in the buildin

g for word on her nation’s fate, Macron rallied support for his concerns about a long extension.

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The tax rate on No 2 taxable items, including some

sporting goods, textiles, electronic appliances and bicycles, will be lowered to 20 percent from the previous 25 percent, it said.

The move was aimed at expanding imports and boosting domestic consumpti

on, with tax rates lowered for many daily consumer goods, the commission said.

 Chinese singer Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision of promoting health among young

people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization (WHO).

At the Asia and Pacific session of the ongoing UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, Yi said that to bu

ild a healthier society, “we need to start with our own personal action, make healthy choices” and “we can make an effort to reach

out to those who need support, including children and teenagers.”Chinese singer Yi Yang

qianxi (front), who is a World Health Organization (WHO) China special envoy for health, attends the Asia and Pacific session

of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, at the UN headquarters in New York, April 8, 2019. Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision

of promoting health among young people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization

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great strain on the tourist sites and limited tourigreat str

ces, including the transport system, which reduces the quality of tourists’ experience to a large

extent. So a good solution would be more paid leave on the one hand and flexibility for people to avail themselves of the holidays on the other.

Jiang Yiyi, a professor at the School of Leisure Sports and Tourism, Beijing Sport University

Too much pressure on transportation

The four-day May Day holiday would put the transport system to a se

vere test. Confronted with rising pressure on transportation facilities nationwide, the transp

ort department should intensify supply-side reforms to ensure people can travel without hassles during holidays.

Several transport sector problems need immediate attention. First, due to a lack of proper

planning, many tourist and public areas don’t have enough parking lots nearby-as a result, drivers find it extre

mely difficult to park their vehicles. In fact, some cities in Southwest China cannot receive the tourists they have tried s

o hard to woo because of the lack of parking lots near tourist sites and the ensuing traffic jams.

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Factors contributing to the rise of one-person hous

s include new views on marriage, high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and b

etter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages.

The growth of one-person households could have numerous consequences for society, ran

ging from housing and health care to the fertility rate and consumption patterns, say experts.

In the US, one major reason for staying single is that marriage isn’t view

ed as it once was, and the age at which one gets married is also rising, the Census report shows.

More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent) sai

d that getting married was not an important criterion for becoming an adult, according to the Census report. The sa

me percentage also said that having a child was not an important milestone of adulthood.

“Decades ago, people often waited (or tried to wait) until marrying before having kids, h

aving sex, or buying a home,” Bella DePaulo, a social scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, t

old China Daily in an email. “Now those possibilities are readily available outside of marriage.”

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donate blood at a donation point after a deadly chemical fact

The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in t

he city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province, and the fire was brought under control on Friday.

Meng’s union has been offering free food and drinking water to those donating blood since the center was set up Thursday.

Gao Shuibao, a volunteer at the local Red Cross society, estimated at least 280 people do

nated their blood on Thursday and the number stood at more than 200 on Friday morning.

Zhang Yinlong, whose home is about 20 kilometers away from the donation point, had come in for the fourth time on Friday to give blood.

“I came at 5 pm yesterday, but only found an extremely long line. I went back home and

came back again at about 8 pm, but had to give it up after waiting for two hours,” said the 38-year-old.

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What the Democrats have started to realize is that, from all

  leaves that we’ve seen, is that while some people did some bad things, that there were some people who clearly

interfered with the last election, that there was no collu

sion,” Spicer said. “And so they’ve started to move on and go on, what appears to be at least, a potential fishing expedition.”

  Spicer did not say whether he had received his letter from the Judiciary Commi

ttee yet, but he said he had learned he was on the committee’s list through news reports.

  The committee requested documents from multiple Trump allies including family members, campaign officials and longtim

e employees of the Trump Organization. Many of the people the committee is seeking documents from hav

e already cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller or other investigations related to the

President.House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told CNN on Monday that the purpose of the i

nvestigation is to follow through on oversight that he says Congress neglected in the first two years of Trump’s presidency.

“We have to find out what’s been going on,” the New York Democrat said, “and we have to lay out a case to the American people and reveal it.”

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When contacted by CNN via telephone, Geovanis declin

  ed to comment on his relationship with the President or talk about the photograph said to be in th

e possession of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He would not disclose his location, although CNN w

as able to confirm he was in the Moscow area as recently as this month. Asked whether he had been approached by t

he committee and whether he was aware of its interest, Geovanis told CNN he had “no comment.”

  A spokeswoman for the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Republican chairman, North Ca

rolina Sen. Richard Burr, declined to comment on whether Geovanis was of interest to it. A spo

keswoman for the committee’s Democratic Vice Chair, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, also declined to comment.

  It’s not known whether Geovanis is also of interest to the invest

igation into alleged Russian election meddling by special counsel Robert Mueller.

  The President’s legal team declined to comment on his relationship to Geovanis. A lawyer for the Trump Organization also declined to comment.

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Today, the situation is radically different. Space exploration is

nger the prerogative of the US and Russia. Apart from the US, Russia and China, India too has worked out an ambitious plan to put astronauts in space by 2022.

Constantly improving manufacturing and new material technologies have remarkably reduced the cost of space launches. The pr

ivate US company Space X has successfully launched recoverable rockets, and its launch cost per kilogram payload has fallen below $2,000, one-ten

th that of a space shuttle launch. And for China and India, the cost of one rocket launch is less than $5,000 per kg.

Another major change helping space exploration is the advancement in 3D printing technology, which now allows astr

onauts to produce parts and components in the International Space Station and thus reduces the number of sup

ply vehicle launches. 3D printing will play a big role in the construction of a permanent space station on the moon.

These technological advancements have propelled a new wave of space fever ac

ross the world. While US President Donald Trump has reactivated the space ex

ploration program that aims to land humans on Mars by 2033, private space companies such as Space X and Blue Ori

gin have used advanced technologies to their full advantage to move ahead in the space race.

For China, building a permanent space station and a rocket launch platform on the moon will

be critical to advanced space exploration. Actually, China is moving closer to fulfilling that objective.

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China achieved 6.7 percent GDP growth year-on-year in the firs

quarter, and the second quarter’s growth will be stable as expected, he said.

With increasing urbanization, China has great potential demand for such things as ir

on and steel products, providing room for investments from Europe, Li added.

The premier said the EU’s investment in China only accounted for 2 percent of its overall outbound investment, while Chines

e investment to EU countries was just 1 percent of the union’s inbound investment last year.

Last year saw a 7 percent year-on-year increase in EU companies investing in China, and the i

ncrease surged to 22 percent during the first five months of this year, Li said. This indicated that E

uropean companies are optimistic about China’s economic prospects and the improving market, he added.

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Wu Xiubo mysteriously appeared in the middle of the

  Netease Entertainment reported on January 23 that Wu Xiubo and Chen Yulin’s “derailment” incidents have been escala

ting for several days, which has become the first major entertainment event in the year of 2019. On Monday, Wu Xi

ubo rushed back to Beijing from Shanghai New Drama Studio to deal with the storm urgently.

  Yesterday, a reporter unexpectedly found Wu Xiubo’s car in Kunlun Hotel. In th

e early morning, Wu Xiubo came out of the hotel alone. He was wearing black clothes. His appearance was low-key and my

sterious. He kept calling. Then he drove back to his villa near the Asian Games Village. It seems that Wu Xiubo date

d all kinds of friends as soon as he returned to Beijing and started the crisis management work quickly.

  Recently, Xiaosan Chen Yulinins was shoplifted by various kinds of ostent

atious wealth. Netizens all exclaimed that Wu Xiubo was so rich, whi

le Wu Xiubo lived in a villa with an average price of 110,000 per square meter.

  Now many people are very concerned about his recent situation, want to know how

his mood is, if this thing is not handled properly, his career will be de

clared over, he can no longer appear on the screen. It is known that on Monday, he was

  I’ve rushed from Shanghai to Beijing, ready to deal with this time. On the 22nd night

, someone saw his car in the hotel and waited. At about 0 o’clock, the waiting person saw him come out of the ho

tel. On that day, he was wearing black clothes and carrying his bag. He was walking in a hurry and appeared to be in a h

urry. He was also on the phone while walking, and then he went back to his home by car.

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