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Both Conservative leadership contenders announced this week they will bring down the barriers to talented overseas workers.

Johnson said he would make the UK “much more open” to high-skilled migrants such as scientists, while Hunt prom

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Redfield had issued a warning, a week ago, that the outbreak in the DR Congo could spread outside the country. He ad

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Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should follow the trend of economic globalization and

build the SCO into a community with a shared future, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

Xi made the remark while delivering a speech at the 19th

meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital.

SCO members should promote the multilateral trading system, buil

d an open global economy and put forward more policies to facilitate trade and investment, he said.

Xi proposed making full use of cooperation platforms such as the China Intern

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for longevity in northwestern Hainan island. As the top international barista event in Ch

ina, the championship has attracted a total of more than 180 players from 40 countries over the years.

Kayonga Charles, Rwandan ambassador to China, said the Fushan C

up International Barista Championship sponsored by Chengmai county, where Fus

han is located, has not only promoted coffee products and displayed coffee-making skills, but also has built a plat

form for exchanges among coffee makers from all over the world. The ambassador said Rwanda has about 40

0,000 farmers growing coffee and 98 percent of the products are sold overseas every year.

He said Rwanda hopes to work with Hainan companies to build a mutually beneficial and win-win partnership.

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Li Shuping, head of Feixiang district, in Handan city, Hebei

 province, said his district has been trying to address the issue of extravagance.

Li said they were trying to reverse the trend of residents comparing the hosting of w

edding ceremonies and funerals, which has resulted in jealousy and complaints.

The district has ordered all officials to take the lead in rejecting the trend, and residents in 265 village

s have signed letters of commitment against extravagance in hosting such events, he said.

The district has also released a standard on hosting such events to prevent comparison among villagers. It includes re

quiring the wedding ceremony be finished within a day and no fireworks, he said.

Through these efforts, expenditure on events has been significantly reduced, which has been welcomed by villagers, Li said.

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The FDA says that selling CBD as a dietary supplement or

r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t

he FDA-Epidiolex-which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.

“There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a

neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said

the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.

The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency

held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.

But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc

ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con

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While many people doubt whether Mo could top the s

success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of

f the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, said in an afternoon media briefing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Lib

eration Army appreciates the US’ willingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

However, Shao said Shanahan also made some inaccurate claims on China’s military d

evelopment and strategic intentions in his speech, “and the PLA resolutely opposes these accusations”.

Regarding the Taiwan question, the US side has reiterated its

military support to the island based on the so-called Taiwan Relation Act.

“I must stress that Taiwan is an inseparable part of China, and the one-China p

rinciple is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.

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