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Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

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pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

上海后花园Though some US toy companies have come up with contingency plans, like lowering their relian

ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

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iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede

d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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gton and Moscow over the INF Treaty, the first such agreement to reduce the two countries’ nuclear arsenal during the Cold War, has left the treaty hanging in limbo.

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aty makes the future of other such nuclear agreements uncertain. To begin with, the stabili

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ational issues regardless of whether it is a party to such issues. Regarding the INF Treaty, which has play

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bal strategic balance and stability, and therefore remains very much relevant and sig

nificant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the US’ unilateral w

ithdrawal from the treaty but also the West’s efforts to make it part of a new nuclear treaty.

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The festival witnessed new and enhanced exchanges and connections between the Chi

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The film Inhale-Exhale, a coproduction of Georgia, Russia and Sweden, won

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“We need to rely on our defense. The team has done a great job in keeping its defensive shape,” said Wen

, a veteran of the vintage ’96 and ’99 sides. “Improving the counterattack and finishing will be ke

y if China wants to go further in the tournament. Stay focused and keep fighting as a group.”

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has as its seed an old magazine piece that looked at what it meant to be camp

“The hallmark of camp is the spirit of extravagance,” the American writer and political activist Susan Sontag wrote in her fi

rst major essay “Notes on Camp” in 1964. “Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers.”

Fashion aficionados who have queued up for a long time outside the galler

y at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are guaranteed a close-up view of “three mil

lion feathers” in the form of a pink Cristobal Balenciaga gown from the Spanish fashion designer’s

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nt transport systems and intelligent micro-grid sys

stems. In view o上海后花园女神会所f the complicated domestic and global situations, China should more actively participate in the ma

king of new trade and investment rules and reforming the global governance system to make it fai

rer and equitable, apart from making efforts to ink more free trade agreements across the world.

With the Belt and Road Initiative as the main platform, China should

expedite infrastructure connectivity with countries along the two routes, deepen coop

eration with them in energy and resource development, people-to-people exchanges and production capacity, pro

mote Chinese enterprises’ overseas direct investment and cultivate world-class transnational enterprises. It should als

o improve relations with neighbors, expand the development of alternative markets, and sign more third-party coop

eration agreements with key partners such as European Union countries and Japan.

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In the run-up to the Downing Street meeting, US Secre

tary of State Mike Pompeo increased pressure over the possible future role of Chinese telec

oms firm Huawei in the British telecoms network by repeating doubts about how secure its systems are.

In April, May decided to allow Huawei to be partially involved but it was a

disputed decision, and several of the candidates to su

cceed her as prime minister have already expressed their reservations about it.

Speaking in the Netherlands, Pompeo said he urged “our allies and our partners and our friends, don’t do any

thing that would endanger our shared security interests or restrict our ability to share sensitive information”.

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ue to encouraging weather forecasts, many teams decid

ed to scale the summit from the Nepali side on May 22 and 23. As a result, crowded conditions form

ed about 100 to 150 meters from the peak, Ma said in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. “I was force

d to wait in a line for about 20 minutes on my way down. Such circumstances can be fatal to climbers if the

y panic and consume more oxygen than planned. Also, they can easily get frostbite if they don’t keep moving.”

This year, about 90 percent of the climbers at Qomolangma are

first-timers. Lack of professional training and experience as well as undetected health issue

s should be mainly blamed for the casualties on the mountain rather than the traffic jam, Ma added. “Some expe

dition companies failed to prepare the climbers for crowded conditions which is really irresponsible.”

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DJI allays security fears after US issues warningployee holds t

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI said safety is at the core of everything the company does, and the security of its techn

ology has been independently verified by the United States government and leading US businesses.

The company’s statement came in response to an alert warning issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“We provide all our customers full and complete control over how thei

r data is collected, stored and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure cust

omers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the inte

rnet, and our customers can enable all the security steps DHS recommends,” the Shenzhen-based company said.

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Weather-related disasters such as typhoons pose a thr

reat to life and property. Tracking their path could help local authorities decide how to proceed with evacuations,” she said.

In addition to real-time monitoring, the China Meteorological Administration set up the Emergency Suppor

t Mechanism for international users of Fengyun satellites last April, which covers disaster prevention and mitigation.

So far, 15 countries including Iran and Mongolia have registered as users of the mechanism.

According to the administration, the mechanism can switch the on-duty satel

lite to a quick-scan mode focusing on areas required by users when they are hit by disasters.

“During disasters, Fengyun satellites can scan as often as every five or six minutes. The China

Meteorological Administration could send users cloud images and products via satellites and public clouds,” Wei said.

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hina plans steps to unearth hidden debtments’ hidde

Minister: Innovative financial tools, swaps to help tackle growing problem

Local governments will be urged to leverage financial resources for reducing “hidden debt” and make use

of market-oriented financial instruments for debt swaps, a senior government official said on Thursday.

In a signed article, Finance Minister Liu Kun said it was imperative to bring down the contingent liabilities of local gove

rnments. The minster’s comments also marks a change in the government’s perception about local government debt. The

earlier stance of the ministry was on “controlling the incremental part of the hidden debt”, which is usually debt borrow

ed by State-owned companies and local government financing vehicles, but implicitly guaranteed by the government.

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