Mocking O’Rourke’s gestures might seem a frivolous at a time

  of national political angst and with a heavy duty policy debate already under way. But Trump is an expert at trivializing and belittling opponents, to de

tract from the gravity of their arguments and to feed the conservative media machine.

  His diagnosis of Jeb Bush’s “low energy” four years ago established a narrative about the former Florida gove

rnor’s campaign that hinted at a grain of truth. The one-time GOP front-runner could never recover.

  Trump vs. Brexit — and Obama

  At one point in the meeting Tump, said he wasn’t going to “comment on Bre

xit,” but characteristically unable to constrain himself, could barely leave the topic alone.

  At the start of his meeting, Trump welcomed Varadkar, and poin

ting out that his visitor was in a difficult position over Britain’s tortured attempts to comp

lete its withdrawal from the European Union, which could harm Ireland’s peace and prosperity.

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Photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) at

a port of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province. China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loaded with the mann

ed submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, South China’s Hainan pro

vince, on Sunday, after finis/hing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean. HAIKOU – China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loa

ded with the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, Sou

th China’s Hainan province, on Sunday, after finishing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean.

The manned submersible can reach a depth of 4,500 meters. The 121-day expedition trip organized by the Chinese Acade

my of Sciences began Nov. 10, 2018. Scientists from 10 Chinese and foreign research institutes were invited to joi

n the deep-sea research trip.The ship traveled 17,000 nautical miles on the expedition during which

scientists surveyed five deep-sea hydrothermal areas and collected a trove of samples for ecological environment research.

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Because our global supply and value chains are well estab

lished, it is fairly critical for us to transform the operational mode from simply

producing and shipping rolling stock to other countries to deepening the degree of international cooperation,” said Lou.

His remarks came after China and Argentina enhanced their relations to boost t

rade, investment, infrastructure and development of services-related facilities.

More Chinese companies such as China Railway Construction Corp and China National Machine

ry Industry Corp have already expanded their market presence in Argentina in the second half of 2018.

To upgrade the public transportation system in Buenos Aires, the country’s capital, and modernize the city’s infrast

ructure, Argentina’s Ministry of Transport signed a purchase deal for 200 rail cars and related parts from CRRC in Apr

il last year. It was the third carriage order from the ministry. The deal is worth about 2 billion yuan ($299 million).

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Innovation will drive economy in the futurepowered robot welco

  Delivering the Government Work Report to the national legislature on Tuesday, Premier Li Keqiang said the country would do mo

re to boost innovation while laying the emphasis on ethical scientific research. Over the past few years, the fast development of Ch

ina’s science and technology sector has caught the eye of people both at home and abroad. How did China make brea

kthrough achievements in the science and technology sector? And what direction should the sector take in the futu

re? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts follow:

  Several factors behind progress

  China has progressed by leaps and bounds in the science a

nd technology sector because of multiple factors. First, thanks to its rapid economic growth, Chin

a has invested huge funds in the science and technology sector. And the results are there for all to see.

  Second, China has used its research and development funds more effectively by employing more researchers in the field o

f science and technology thanks to the rising number of Chinese researchers and their somewhat low average income.

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hina and the United States are still in talks regarding

ongoing trade issues, which require the two countries to meet halfway, Zhong Shan, China’s minister of commerce, said on Tuesday.

The 90-day talks between the two countries have reached a breakthrough, said Zhong.

“The two parties agreed to extend the negotiation, and during the extension, both sides

will not implement the planned tariff hike. We should cherish the hard earned achievement,” he added.

hina has slashed the average time for customs clearance by over half in 2018, far surpassing the government’s previous g

oal to cut the average time by one third, according to Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs.

“The robust growth of China’s booming cross-border e-commerce has posed chal

lenges to customs supervision,” Ni said on Tuesday, during an interview from the sidelines of the two sessions.

To meet the new challenges, Chinese customs used the artificial intelligence technologies to help ease the clearance pr

ocedures. “In the next step, we will strengthen the supervision and improve the services,” Ni said.

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Highlights of 2019 Government Work Report, opens its seco

  Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Government Work Report to the second session of th

e 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Tuesday mornng. Here are the highlights:

  China will raise its fiscal deficit target to 2.76 trillion yuan, or 2.8 percent of GDP, this year from 2.6 percent in 2018. Tota

l government expenditure is budgeted at over 23 trillion yuan, up by 6.5 percent from last year.

  The measure is being taken to stabilize economic growth by enlarging government spending. As a major me

asure to tackle economic risks, the proactive fiscal policy in 2019 will become stronger and more efficient.

  China set its GDP growth target for this year at between 6 percent and 6.5 percent as the country pursues higher-qua

lity development amid mounting uncertainties in the international economic landscape.

  China also set its target for consumer inflation growth at 3 percent for this year, wh

ile it will try to keep growth of the broad measure of money supply, or M2, largely at the same level as last year.

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The draft law also has clear positions on the protection of f

foreign investors’ rights regarding issues such as intellectual property rights protection a

nd technology transfer that are of common concern to foreign investors, according to Zhang.

Investments from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions are distinctive

in a way that they are not foreign investment, but are not entirely equivalent to domestic c

apital, and in practice, they are managed with reference to foreign investments, Zhang said.

With the new foreign investment law in place, relevant legal appli

cation arrangements will not be changed, and legal systems regarding investment from Hon

g Kong, Macao and Taiwan will be continuously revised and improved in coherence to the needs of the practice, and

will further provide a more open and easy business environment for investors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, he said.

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Red Notice fugitive turns himself iner real estate transaction of

BEIJING — One more of China’s most wanted graft fugitives has returned to China and turned h

erself in 17 years after fleeing overseas, China’s top anti-graft authority announced Saturday.

Li Jianxiong, a former real estate transaction official at Nan

hai district of Foshan city in Guangdong province, is suspected of graft crime.

The procuratorate in Nanhai district started investigating his cas

e in July 2002, two months after he fled. Li was listed on an Interpol Red Notice in May 2003.

Through work by an office in charge of fugitives and asset recovery under the central anti-

corruption coordination group, he turned himself in Friday.

 China’s workplace safety record has improved, with the number of accidents and fataliti

es both dropping in the first two months, data from the Ministry of Emergency Management showed.

The number of workplace safety accidents fell 6.1 percent yea

r-on-year during the January-February period, while related fatalities went down 16.8 per

cent, Sun Huashan, vice minister of emergency management, said at a press conference on Friday.

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So far, three closed test sites nationwidein Beijing, Chongqi

ng and Xi’an, Shaanxi province — have been approved by the ministry, Li said. The one in X

i’an released some draft guidance on testing on Feb 27, Xinhua News Agency reported.

According to the guidance, drivers and vehicles that have passed inspect

ions are allowed to test autonomous vehicles in designated open areas of the city.

Only enterprises or research institutes that have mastered the technology can perform te

sts, and they must have the financial ability to pay for accidental losses and to monitor and control the vehicles.

Accidents during the tests will be handled in accordance with the city’s laws and regulations on traffic safety, the guidance said.

Li said autonomous driving will take some time to be well applied. The ministry w

ill work with other ministries and commissions to set up national guidance and standards.

“Legislation in the field should follow,” he said.

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At least 20 killed in train station fire in Egypt’s capital

CAIRO – At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when a fire erupted inside th

e main train station in the city center of Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday, state-run Nile TV reported.

The blaze broke out as a train crashed into the pavement, the report said.

TV photographs showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the main building in the station.

Dozens of ambulances and firefighters had rushed to the scene.

Eyewitnesses at a hospital said the corpses were completely burned.

Doctors told Xinhua that most of the wounded are of second or third degree of burn and in critical conditions.

The train movement to and from Cairo has been suspended.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is following th

e repercussions of the incident with the transport minister, according to Nile TV.

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