About 57 percent of the respondents said they hop

 that instead of imposing ideas on their children, parents should learn more about what their ch

ildren want, according to the survey, which covered 1,953 unmarried young people.

According to Ling Zi, a marriage consultant, it does more harm than good for parents to be overly involved in children’s ma

rriages. “It shows the distrust of the parents, and transfers their anxiety to their children,” said Ling.

It has become common in China for pushy parents to look for spouses for their children who are too busy or slow in finding love, the paper said.

s the race to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister reach

es the final two candidates, China Daily looks at the candidates: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

Johnson has long been one of the loudest voices supporting Brexit, a

nd had the backing of Donald Trump. Hunt is a converted Remain supporter.

After Conservative MPs narrowed 10 candidates down to the final tw

o, it is now up to party members nationwide to choose the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.

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Students in tent class上海楼凤品茶微信al Primary Schoo

First day back, 上海楼凤品茶微信teachers emphasize lessons showing gratitude for help

Only days after an earthquake struck, 12-year-old Hu Yibing got up 6 am excited about going back to

school in a makeshift classroom in Shuanghe town of Changning, Sichuan province.

“My school was damaged in the earthquake and we were told on Thursd

ay to attend a tent classroom that opened today,” said the boy, a sixth grader from Shuanghe Central Primary School.

With its epicenter in Shuanghe, the earthquake struck at 10:55 pm on Monday, killing 13 people and injuring 226. Estimated direct economic losses have

reached 8.89 billion yuan ($1.29 billion), according to the latest number from the Yibin city government.

Like Hu, many students have had classes suspended after the quake. By Thur

sday, over 11,000 students had resumed the classes, while more than 33,000 students in

the counties of Gongxian and Changning, the areas hit most severely by the quake, were still waiting.

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After a half-month visit to China, a team from the IM

led by Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kenneth Kang, summarized that “China can play an impor

tant role and would benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”

The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, despite the rec

ent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy easing is ne

eded, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”

Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threaten economic and financial stability, a

dditional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.

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This topic has gone viral among Chinese netizens, an

d turned into a red-hot search item on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter.

The gross output value of the Chinese snack industry has reached 2.22 trill

ion yuan, according to a report released in December by the Circulation Industry Pro

motion Center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce.

Online e-commerce has accelerated the market penetration rate of snack food, cultivating and promoting purchasing habits of

customers, the report said, adding that snacks accounted for nearly 30 percent of the total online food sales.

A total of 15 tons of mahua (fried dough twists) and 10,769 pieces of subing (crispy cookies) sold out

in just four days. An 8-year-old snack company predicted its revenue would top 10 billion yuan this yea

r. All these have shown China’s snack industry is developing at an unprecedented speed.

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White paper: US backtracks on its pledgesington’s dema

The United States should take responsibility for the setback in economic and tra

de consultations with China, a government white paper said, warning that “red lines” cannot be crossed.

The US government has backtracked on its commitments three times in the trade negotiations with

China and should bear sole responsibility for the stalled progress, the paper said on Sunday.

The white paper, “China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations”, was

released by the State Council Information Office. It came amid ongoing tension between the world’s two largest economies.

Speaking at a news conference on Sunday, Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouw

en said China is willing to work together with the US to find solutions concerning differences on the eco

nomic and trade fronts, and to reach a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement.

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efits and collaborative innovations – like the launch of

 the Global Innovation Exchange project in 2017 brought together by M

icrosoft, China’s Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, he said.

Habib said relations with China have also benefited Boeing, another major company in Washington.

“There’s no question that China is the most significant destinati

on for aerospace,” said Habib, as China “has the biggest middle class and it’s growing. Alon

g with that comes a tremendous increase in demand for both passenger travel and freight mobility.”

Habib also applauded China’s interest in Washington’s agricultural products

such as apples and cherries, and specifically mentioned tourists and students from China.

With the current trade disputes between China and the US, however, Habib is seeing some frustration in his state.

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For first time, scientists watch entire animal’s muscle sy

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago-affiliated Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have

mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving, for the first time in the world.

In the study, the researchers watched the patterns of muscle activity in a small aquatic animal called a hydraas. Based on prior su

ccess in mapping full-body neural activity in hydra, they pinpointed seven distinct patterns of hydra’s muscle act

ivity this time, according to a news release posted on the website of the University of Chicago on Thursday.

Hydra are freshwater organisms, only a few millimeters in length, and be

long to the phylum Cnidaria, which also includes jellyfish and coral. Their tubular bodies are c

omprised of two layers of muscle, each composed of a different cell type and separated by two nerve nets

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Pacts set to be signed during Xi’s state visitbal strateg

Pragmatic cooperation, global strategic stability high on Sino-Russian agenda

Beijing and Moscow will sign around 30 cooperation documents d

uring President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia next week, including two joint statements on bilateral t

ies as well as on global strategic stability, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said on Thursday.

Xi will kick off a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President

Vladimir Putin, and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held between June 6 and June 8.

The two presidents will witness the signing of an array of agreements on business d

eals in areas such as trade, investment and energy, Zhang said at a media briefing in Beijing.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between

China and Russia, and Xi’s visit will mark a milestone for both countries, Zhang said.

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The Guangdong government will optimize the autom

obile consumption environment. Automobile plate lotteries and bidding indicators in Guan

gzhou and Shenzhen will be broadened, and no other cities in Guangdong province may introd

uce automobile purchase restriction regulations. The government will strengthen the supervision of automobile sales, the maintenance and acc

essories industry, and establish a public notice system for automobile sales. Meanwhile, the used car consumer mar

ket will be improved and procedures for used car transactions will be simplified.

The Implementation Plan clearly states its aim to stabilize housing co

nsumption. The province will expand the supply of rental housing and the coverage of perma

nent residents in public rental housing, and housing provident fund systems.

The province will promote the upgrading of rural consumption in building rural tourism brands and improving infrastru

cture such as rural networks, communications, h

ydropower, logistics and highways. It will also vigorously encourage new modes of cons

umption, including accelerating the development of new information consumer products such as 5G-base

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t of Tesla Inc. The official website of Tesla even crashe

The development of national economic and technological development zones should stick to innov

ation and opening-up, prioritize high-quality output, and remain market-oriented, the circular said.

A slew of approaches will be taken to beef up the open econom

y quality of the development zones, including diversifying ways of utilizing foreign inves

tment and introducing multinational enterprises’ regional headquarters, research and development cent

ers, and finance departments. Improving the quality of foreign trades and supporting qualified development zone

s to establish comprehensive bonded areas also are among the plans.ent zones, in a bid to boost their international co

mpetitiUS electric car maker Tesla Inc priced its China-made Model 3 vehicles from 328,000 yuan ($47,529) on Friday, acco

rding to a report from wallstreetcn.com. The first pre-order for Tesla Model 3 was completed in just three min

utes after registration started on Friday morning, according to the official Sina Weibo accoun

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