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In December 2014, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice released two regulations whic

?阿拉爱微信群红包h gave the green light to the joint operations model. Under this, a foreign law firm and a Chinese law firm can

send their lawyers to each other’s offices as legal consultants. Such a business model is only allowed within the Sh

anghai FTZ at present, and at least one law firm should be geographically operating in the FTZ.

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The current joint operation is not the first of its kind for Herbert Sm

ith Freehills. The London-headquartered law firm has also been working with H

iswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Indonesia in a similar fashion for the last 15 years.

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Guangzhou all w阿拉爱微信群红包女神会所ill build subways covering more than 1,000 k

ilometers, and Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chengdu plan to reach 800 kilometers.

However, the financial situation in operating these urban rail networks was not satisfactory. While

over 600 billion yuan ($86.69 billion) invested into the sector in more than 30 cities last year, o

nly a few cities managed to break even, according to the 21st Century Business Herald.

Data from 28 cities showed that the ratio of revenue and expenditure stood at 78 percent in

2018 after increasing 8 percentage points from the previous year. Only four cities — Hangzhou, Qin

gdao, Shenzhen and Beijing — achieved balance last year, and the rest of 24 cities operated at loss.

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Fortunately, a growing number of Chinese high net wort

th investors have started to realize the importance of not putting all their eggs in one basket, said Zi Yu

an, head of investment platforms and solutions at UBS Securities. One solution is to hold dif

ferent currencies to avoid the possible risk of the exchange rate fluctuation of one single currency.

“They are looking at more overseas markets. Different markets sometimes are litt

le connected. For example, the Chinese stock market was really disheartening last year. But if an investor all

ocated his assets in the US stock market or other markets with high yield bonds, the loss in the Chinese stock m

arket will be offset and the stability of the entire investment portfolio will be further consolidated,” he said.

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envisions cooperation on big dataXi said inthe

President’s message calls for tackling legal, security, governance challenges

President Xi Jinping called on Sunday for strengthened cooperation among countries to explo

re opportunities of digital, internet-based intelligent development and to properly address le

gal, security and governance challenges arising from big data industry development.

He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China Internati

onal Big Data Industry Expo 2019, which kicked off in Guiyang, Guizhou province.

The new generation of information technology, represented by the internet, big data an

d artificial intelligence, is booming at present and has significant and profound influence on various cou

ntries’ economic development, social progress and people’s lives, Xi said in the letter.

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President stresses AI’s role in growthows the venue of Intellig

hina attaches great importance to innovative development, and it

considers new generation artificial intelligence as the driving force for scientific and technolo

gical development, industrial optimization and upgrading as well as major productivity improvements while it s

trives to achieve high-quality development, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the World Intelligence Congress, which opened in Tianjin.

The president noted that AI is having a significant and far-reaching impact on economic development, social progress and gl

obal governance. He expressed hope that participants at this third congress strengthen exchanges, enhance con

sensus and step up cooperation to promote the healthy development of new-generation AI.

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countries work to tackle disastersrs ago during which the s

Scientists from China and other countries involved in the Belt

and Road Initiative will work together to enhance scientific and technological coop

eration in disaster prevention and mitigation, according to a joint declaration.

The collaboration aims to make areas along the initiative safer, more sustainable a

nd disaster-proof, according to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-r

oad Disaster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.

Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reduct

ion Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sic

huan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.

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We believe that these things are major issues of prin

ciple. So every country has important principles, and we absolutely c

annot make concessions on such issues of principle,” the vice-premier said.

Liu, however, added that he hoped both sides would exhibit flexibility in the talks.

He refuted the criticism of the US side that China reneged on its promises in the draft trade text.

“We believe that it is only natural to have changes before a final deal; it is something that surely occurs in the process, so we

don’t think the Chinese side has back-walked,” he said, adding that he disagreed with the wording of “renege”.

“We just had differing views on how to phrase some things in t

he text, and we hope to resolve it, so it’s unnecessary to overreact to the issue,” he said.

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Govt should accelerate tax cuts to invigorate economy, pre

Premier Li Keqiang urged government departments to speed up the implement

ation of tax reductions to invigorate the country’s economy, amid rising uncertainties about growth on Friday.

Li was speaking with entrepreneurs from the manufacturing, constructio

n and service sectors at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing.

The businesspeople said they have received benefits from the tax reduction measures in t

he past months, after the measures were introduced by Li in the Government Work Report in March. Th

ey also offered advice on how to further ease the tax burden on businesses.

After hearing their opinions, Li called tax reduction a great decision

made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council. It has boosted

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President mourns plane tragedyafter an emerg enemetyevo

Investigation underway to find out cause of fire that claimed 41 lives at Moscow airport

President Xi Jinping extended condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir

Putin on Monday over the victims of a fire on a passenger plane on Sunday in Moscow.

The landing plane was engulfed in flames, leaving at least 41 dead on Sunday at Sheremetyevo Airport.

Xi said in his message that he was shocked that the plane burst into flames as it ma

de an emergency landing at She-remetyevo Airport in Moscow, which led to major casualties.

On behalf of the Chinese government, the Chinese people and himself, Xi extended deep co

ndolences to the victims and his sincere sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured.

Also on Monday, Premier Li Ke-qiang sent a condolence message to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over the accident.

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Sino-US talks on trade seen as productiveeets with U

Negotiators from two sides aim to meet next week in Washington to continue

Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven M

nuchin met in Beijing from Tuesday to Wednesday for the 10th round of trade talks between China and the United States.

The two sides are working on putting bilateral trade on a stronger footing, and the lat

est meetings were productive, Mnuchin wrote on his Twitter account, without giving details.

A Chinese team is scheduled to visit Washington next week for another round of talks, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Cent

ral Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

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