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‘High quality, low price and dizzying variety’: how the Chinese switched to electric cars

The country has long been the world’s biggest market – but the government’s interest is more geopolitical than environmental

When Kenzi, an advertising worker in Shanghai, bought an electric vehicle in November she wasn’t even thinking about the environmental benefits. She had read Elon Musk’s biography and thought the Tesla 3 looked good. She also knew that if she bought an EV she could bypass the long wait and cost of getting licence plates, which are rationed by the government.

“It’s not easy to get a licence plate in Shanghai, but you get a licence for free when you buy an EV,” she said.

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台风“格美”在台湾致1人死亡、逾26万户停电

  中新社台北7月24日电 (记者 张晓曦)台风“格美”(GAEMI,台湾译为“凯米”)袭台,暴风圈24日已涵盖台湾岛大部分区域,目前致1人死亡,另有逾26万户停电。

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福建立法保护闽台关系档案

  中新社福州7月24日电 (记者 龙敏)福建省十四届人大常委会第十一次会议24日在福州表决通过《福建省闽台关系档案保护条例》(简称“条例”)。

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台湾课本文言文狂砍四分之三,“廉耻”都不要了!

  24日,一则“台湾语文课本文言文删掉了四分之三”的话题再次登上大陆社交媒体热搜。贴文称,台湾高中课本的文言文从曾经的60篇,删减至新课纲中的15篇。范仲淹的《岳阳楼记》、王羲之的《兰亭集序》等多篇经典古文作品都被删掉。而有台湾高中老师也曾在社交媒体上说,台湾学生的写作能力正在以雪崩的速度崩坏。

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东西问|颜海英:东方学者这样解读“金字塔之巅”的神秘文化

  中新社上海7月24日电 题:东方学者这样解读“金字塔之巅”的神秘文化

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出版界教育界上海纪念邹韬奋逝世80周年

  中新网上海7月24日电 (记者 陈静)今年的7月24日是邹韬奋逝世80周年纪念日。24日,出版界教育界纪念邹韬奋同志逝世80周年大会在华东政法大学举行。本次活动由华东政法大学与韬奋基金会联合主办,纪念大会上双方签署战略合作协议,携手共建“韬奋新闻传播学院”“韬奋新闻出版研究中心”。

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国家金融监管总局发布风险提示 警惕这些新型电诈手段

  中新网7月24日电 据国家金融监督管理总局网站消息,近年来,随着网络技术的发展,诈骗手段快速翻新,迷惑性不断增强,严重侵害公众财产安全与合法权益。为此,国家金融监督管理总局金融消费者权益保护局发布防范新型电信网络诈骗风险提示,提醒广大群众警惕花样翻新的骗局,增强风险防范意识和识别能力,守护好自己的钱袋子。

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两岸专家学者在重庆共话融合发展

  中新社重庆7月24日电 (钟旖  梁钦卿  赵忆闽)第六届两岸融合发展(重庆)论坛24日在重庆开幕,来自海峡两岸的38名专家学者围绕“共走融合发展之路·共促中华民族复兴”主题展开研讨交流。

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赵乐际同中美洲议会议长加西亚举行会谈

  新华社北京7月24日电#8195;全国人大常委会委员长赵乐际24日下午在人民大会堂同中美洲议会议长加西亚举行会谈。

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全国政协十四届常委会第八次会议举行全体会议 王沪宁出席

  新华社北京7月24日电#8195;政协第十四届全国委员会常务委员会第八次会议24日下午举行全体会议,15位政协常委作大会发言。中共中央政治局常委、全国政协主席王沪宁出席。

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昆仑文化与构筑中华民族共有精神家园学术研讨会召开

  中新网西宁7月24日电 (潘雨洁 张海鑫)24日,昆仑文化与构筑中华民族共有精神家园学术研讨会在青海省西宁市召开。

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首届国际青春诗会——金砖国家专场座谈会在京举行

  中新网北京7月24日电 首届国际青春诗会——金砖国家专场座谈会7月24日在京举行。来自巴西、俄罗斯、印度、南非、沙特阿拉伯、埃及、阿联酋、伊朗、埃塞俄比亚、中国等10个国家的青年诗人围绕诗歌的价值功能、传承创新等话题进行深入交流。

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东西问|杨尚剑:奥运会承载人类哪些共同精神追求?

  中新社济南7月24日电 题:奥运会承载人类哪些共同精神追求?

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公安部公布5起打击整治驾驶非法改装电动自行车“飙车”典型案例

  中新网7月24日电 据“公安部交通管理局”微信公众号消息,今年4月以来,全国公安机关按照集中打击整治“飙车炸街”违法犯罪工作部署,结合电动自行车安全隐患全链条整治行动,加大对利用非法改装电动自行车参与“飙车”违法行为的打击整治力度,依法查处了一批社会影响恶劣的违法案件,坚决惩戒了一批群众反映强烈的违法分子,有力维护了社会公共安全和道路交通秩序。

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巴勒斯坦各派在华达成《北京宣言》,为何是历史性的?

  中新社北京7月24日电 (梁晓辉 周昕 吴约)近日,巴勒斯坦14个派别的代表齐聚北京,签署《关于结束分裂加强巴勒斯坦民族团结的北京宣言》(简称《北京宣言》),历史性地宣告结束分裂、加强团结,同意组建临时民族和解政府。

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长江黄河澜沧江流经地区铸牢中华民族共同体意识经验交流会在青海玉树召开

  中新网青海玉树7月24日电 (记者 胡贵龙李江宁)“同饮一江水,共叙团结情”。7月24日,长江黄河澜沧江流经地区铸牢中华民族共同体意识经验交流会在青海省玉树州召开。

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韩正会见法国达飞集团董事会主席兼首席执行官鲁道夫·萨德

  新华社法国马赛7月24日电(记者林小春#8195;邢建桥)当地时间7月24日上午,国家副主席韩正在法国马赛会见法国达飞集团董事会主席兼首席执行官鲁道夫·萨德。

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大搞权钱交易,省卫健委原主任被“双开”

  中新网北京7月24日电(邵萌)大搞权钱交易,利用职务便利为他人在医疗设备采购、工程款拨付等方面谋利,非法收受巨额财物......

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评论:妄将闽南语变“台湾台语” 民进党“正名”闹剧屡战屡败

  中新社北京7月24日电 题:妄将闽南语变“台湾台语” 民进党“正名”闹剧屡战屡败

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“韬奋与中华职业教育社”主题展在上海开幕

  中新网上海7月24日电(范宇斌)23日,由上海中华职业教育社和上海韬奋纪念馆共同主办,黄浦中华职业教育社协办的“同呼吸,共命运——韬奋与中华职业教育社”主题展开幕仪式在中华职业教育社旧址展厅举行。

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国家防总针对福建浙江启动防汛防台风三级应急响应

  中新网7月24日电 据应急管理部网站消息,7月24日,国家防总办公室、应急管理部继续组织气象、水利、自然资源等部门进行防汛防台风专题联合会商,视频调度北京、河北、福建、浙江、陕西、甘肃等10省份,分析研判雨情风情汛情发展态势,研究部署重点地区防汛抗洪抢险救灾工作。国家防总办公室主任、应急管理部副部长、水利部副部长王道席主持会商。

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习语品读|奥林匹克运动倡导的“更团结”正是当今时代最需要的

  编者按:党的十八大以来,习近平总书记发表的一系列重要讲话和重要文章,风格鲜明、思想深邃、内涵深刻,用历史映照现实、远观未来,闪耀着马克思主义的真理光芒。这些重要讲话和文章中充满魅力的语言,是习近平总书记执政理念的真实写照,也是他人格魅力的生动体现。央视网《天天学习》栏目推出“习语品读”系列,以“新闻漫画+文字品读”的形式,带您从不同维度感悟习近平总书记的语言魅力。

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看图学习丨从四个迫切需要到五个注重 跟着总书记学习三中全会决定

  7月21日,《中共中央关于进一步全面深化改革、推进中国式现代化的决定》全文公开发布。受中央政治局委托,习近平总书记向党的二十届三中全会作关于《决定》的说明同时公布。

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国家防总针对天津启动防汛四级应急响应

  中新网7月24日电 应急管理部网站24日消息,据气象部门预报,7月24至25日,天津有大到暴雨,局地大暴雨,部分地区伴有短时强降水。本轮降雨过程具有一定极端性,致灾风险较高。

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学习贯彻党的二十届三中全会精神中央宣讲团动员会在京召开 蔡奇出席会议并讲话

  新华社北京7月24日电#8195;学习贯彻党的二十届三中全会精神中央宣讲团动员会24日在京召开,中共中央政治局常委、中央书记处书记蔡奇出席会议并讲话。他强调,学习好贯彻好党的二十届三中全会精神,是当前和今后一个时期全党全国的一项重大政治任务。要贯彻落实习近平总书记关于做好宣讲工作的重要指示,认真学习领会全会精神,全面把握宣讲工作要求,高质量完成宣讲任务,引导广大党员、干部、群众深刻领悟“两个确立”的决定性意义,增强“四个意识”、坚定“四个自信”、做到“两个维护”,切实把思想和行动统一到党中央决策部署上来。

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丁薛祥赴俄罗斯共同主持中俄双边机制性会议 出席第六届中俄能源商务论坛开幕式 宣读习近平主席贺信并致辞

  中新社莫斯科7月24日电 7月21日至23日,中共中央政治局常委、国务院副总理丁薛祥访问俄罗斯,同俄罗斯第一副总理曼图罗夫共同主持中俄投资合作委员会第十一次会议,同俄罗斯副总理诺瓦克共同主持中俄能源合作委员会第二十一次会议,出席第六届中俄能源商务论坛开幕式,宣读习近平主席贺信并致辞。

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中国检方进一步健全司法责任追究 确保检察人员公正行使职权

  中新社北京7月24日电 (记者 郭超凯 张素)记者24日从中国最高人民检察院新闻发布会上获悉,检察机关将进一步健全司法责任追究的工作机制,确保检察人员依法履行职责、公正行使职权。

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公安部公布5起驾驶非法改装电动自行车“飙车”典型案例

  今年4月以来,全国公安机关按照集中打击整治“飙车炸街”违法犯罪工作部署,依法查处了一批社会影响恶劣的违法案件,坚决惩戒了一批群众反映强烈的违法分子。今日(7月24日),公安部公布打击整治驾驶非法改装电动自行车“飙车”违法5起典型案例。

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习近平给厦门航空有限公司全体员工回信

习近平给厦门航空有限公司全体员工回信强调

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一叶飘香两岸:两岸同胞苏州吴中以茶会友促交流

  中新网苏州7月24日电 (记者 钟升)一手摇着苏式折扇,一手捧着一杯冷萃茶,再来上一块富有江南特色的梅花糕。“一叶万里”两岸茶文化交流分享荟24日在苏州市吴中区举行,两岸同胞共品两岸名茶、体验宋代点茶、大啖传统茶点,在袅袅茶香中增进彼此的情谊。

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全球首次!我国科学家在月壤中发现分子水

  月球上是否存在水,对于月球演化研究和资源开发至关重要。记者从中国科学院物理研究所获悉,我国科研人员近期在嫦娥五号带回的月球样本中,发现了月球上一种富含水分子和铵的未知矿物晶体。这标志着科学家首次在月壤中发现了分子水,揭示了水分子和铵在月球上的真实存在形式。该研究成果近日在国际学术期刊《自然-天文学》在线发表。

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Chinese sports culture exhibition kicks off in Paris

Chinese Sports Culture Exhibition themed vigor and sportsmanship opened at the Bastille Design Center in Paris on Tuesday, marking the first time an Olympic-related sports culture exhibition has been organized overseas.

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China's AG600 amphibious aircraft receives TIA certificate for test flight

AG600, codenamed "Kunlong",China's homegrown large amphibious aircraft received its first Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) and officially entered the phase of test flights on Tuesday.

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Wind, solar power surpasses coal power

China's combined installed capacity of wind and solar power has surpassed that of its coal power for the first time at the end of June, data from the China Electricity Council showed on Wednesday.

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From the archive: ‘As borders closed, I became trapped in my Americanness’: China, the US and me – podcast

We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.

This week, from 2021: I’ve long nursed vague plans of moving back to China for a few years, to solidify my place there. But with each year that passes in the US, such a move gets harder and harder to make. By Cleo Qian

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Olympic Truce Wall unveiled in Paris

The "Olympic Truce Wall" was unveiled in the Paris Olympic Village.Athlete representatives from the 206 countries and regions, as well as the Refugee Olympic Team, called on the world to "give peace a chance."

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Importance of unity underlined for Gaza ceasefire

China has underlined the importance of achieving unity and reconciliation among Palestinian factions to create necessary conditions for promoting an enduring ceasefire in Gaza and realizing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

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Chinese meteorologists issue red alert for Typhoon Gaemi

The China Meteorological Administration initiated a Level II emergency response for major meteorological disasters on Wednesday noon, after China's National Meteorological Center issued a red alert for Typhoon Gaemi in the morning of the day.

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The Beijing Talk brings precious hope for the Palestinian people: Chinese FM

At China's invitation, senior representatives of 14 Palestinian factions held reconciliation talks in Beijing from Sunday to Tuesday. On Tuesday morning, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the closing session of the talks. The Palestinian factions signed the Beijing declaration on ending division and strengthening Palestinian national unity.

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Vibrant terraced fields in Qinghai

Colorful terraced fields lie on both sides of a highway in Xunhua Sala Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province.

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National museum of China sees surge in visitors during summer vacation

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River Seine ready to host Paris Olympics

People navigate on a boat along the River Seine next to a panel depicting a pictorial detail ahead of the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Paris, France, July 23, 2024.

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Chinese sports culture exhibition kicks off in Paris

Covering an area of over 700 square meters, the exhibition kicked off on Tuesday with a total of 139 pieces (sets) of exhibits on display.

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Beijing issues orange alert for heavy rainfall

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued an orange rainstorm alert on Wednesday morning, as it is expected that from 5pm Wednesday to 8pm Thursday, most areas of the city will experience heavy rainfall with hourly precipitation exceeding 70 millimeters.

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Cutting-edge tech boosting diagnostic accuracy

Artificial intelligence is expected to boost today's medical sector by enhancing diagnostic accuracy and facilitating clinical decision-making, if combined well with irreplaceable human expertise that underpins effective healthcare

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Chinese-made new drugs big hit overseas

With more Chinese-developed innovative drugs entering both US and European markets, China's pharmaceutical sector is showing escalating prowess in innovation and global market penetration, said industry experts.

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Scientists find molecular water in moon mineral

A team of Chinese scientists has made a groundbreaking discovery: molecular water locked within a mineral in lunar soil samples collected by the Chang'e 5 mission.

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Proposal would see records of minor offenses sealed

A recent report showed that the proportion of cases where suspects were accused of committing serious violent crimes, including intentional homicide, rape and arson, dropped to 3.6 percent in 2023 from 25.1 percent in 1999.

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Expo to boost Sino-South Asian trade

The China-South Asia Expo, which opened in Southwest China's Kunming, Yunnan province on Tuesday, is forecast to further promote trade and economic development.

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Progress in fighting Alzheimer's disease highlighted at conference

Hangzhou CellGer Biotechnology Co Ltd, an in vitro diagnostics company focusing on new immunodetection technologies and platforms, shared its insights and technologies on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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3,400-year-old jade and stone workshop site discovered at Sanxingdui Ruins

Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a jade and stone processing site that dates back over 3,400 years at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday.

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Boeing forecasts demand for nearly 44,000 new airplanes through 2043

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing updated its market outlook, raising the demand for civil aircraft in the next 20 years from 42,595 in 2023 to nearly 44,000, an increase of approximately 3.24 percent.

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French bank BNP Paribas gets approval for 4th fully foreign-owned brokerage in China: report

French banking group BNP Parisbas recently established a wholly owned securities firm in Shanghai, becoming the fourth foreign financial institution to set up a wholly owned brokerage firm in the Chinese mainland.

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Guangzhou to become home port for China's second self-built cruise ship

China's second domestically built large cruise ship will use Port of Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province as its home port, with a focus on tapping China's southern market.

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Olympic orders boost China's sports goods sales

With the 2024 Paris Olympics approaching, Chinese enterprises are experiencing a surge in sports equipment orders, showcasing the city's growing influence in the global sports industry.

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Orange alert issued as temperatures exceed 40 C in parts of China

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued an orange alert for high temperature on Tuesday, warning that certain regions of the country could experience temperatures exceeding 40 C.

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Douyin targets accounts with exaggerated or false identities and content

The platform urged the relevant accounts to conduct self-inspection, modify or revise their problems in a timely manner, or delete improper self-introduction or content.

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China's new-gen manned launch vehicle completes first high-altitude simulation test

China has achieved another significant milestone in its development of the new-generation manned carrier rocket, with the successful completion of a long-duration high-altitude simulation test for the vehicle's third-stage liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen engine.

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Chinese scientists discover lunar water molecules

Chinese scientists have discovered a new type of mineral containing water molecule structure in a lunar sample returned by the Chang'e-5 lunar mission, marking the first time water molecules have been discovered in lunar soil.

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Palestinian factions sign declaration in Beijing on bolstering unity

The declaration was signed after three days of reconciliation talks among 14 factions, including the two largest Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah.

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Policy thrust set to safeguard commerce

China's resolve to intensify its efforts to harmonize foreign trade policies with fiscal, tax, financial and industrial policies will foster a robust institutional framework to cement the country's position as a trading powerhouse and better underpin economic growth.

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Xi congratulates Kagame on reelection as Rwandan president

Xi congratulates Kagame on reelection as Rwandan president.

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Wang to attend ASEAN meetings in Laos, pay official visit

From Thursday to Saturday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Laos to attend a series of meetings related to the 10-member grouping — the Association of Southeast Asian Nations — and pay an official visit to Laos.

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China's job market stable in first half of 2024 with nearly 7 million new jobs

China's job market remained stable in the first half of 2024, creating 6.98 million new urban jobs, according to Chen Feng, spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

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Rains prompt nationwide safety check

Torrential rainfall in different parts of China in recent days has triggered several secondary disasters, including a fatal bridge collapse, prompting transportation authorities to launch urgent nationwide inspections of roads and waterways to swiftly identify and mitigate risks.

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Army chief says UK must double its lethality or be prepared for war in 2027

Gen Sir Roly Walker says west faces ‘axis of upheaval’ with increasing threats from Russia, China and Iran

Britain must be prepared to fight a war in three years’ time and double the lethality of its army as the separate threats of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea come to a head, the new chief of the army has warned.

Gen Sir Roly Walker, the chief of the general staff, told reporters that the west faced “an axis of upheaval” with increasing military ambition and that a conflict involving one of the countries could lead to “a significant detonation” in another theatre.

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Palestinian factions including Hamas agree to form future unity government

Diplomatic coup for China as Beijing declaration sets out deal to unite across territories and prepare for elections

Leaders from Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian factions have agreed after three days of talks in Beijing to form a national unity government at an unspecified point in the future, in a move that has bolstered China’s status as a global mediator, particularly in the Middle East.

The “Beijing declaration”, signed by 14 Palestinian factions, also represents a significant step forward in negotiations between the groups, although it is light on detail about how to actually achieve Palestinian unification.

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Insights | China is on right path of green transformation: Foreign experts

Several international dignitaries and experts had interviews with China News Network, regarding topics such as Chinese modernization, China's green development, and Sino-European industrial cooperation. They believe that China is leading the green industry on the right path, and look forward to deeper Sino-European cooperation.

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China to raise retirement age as population gets older

The country's retirement age is one of the world's lowest - and life expectancy is higher than the US.

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China seeks to unite Palestinian factions with reconciliation deal

A Hamas-Fatah agreement says they seek to share post-war rule, but this is dismissed by Israel.

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Insights | China's economic transformation promotes global growth: French expert

“I do believe that China is going the right way,” said Thierry Laurent, chairman of the Climate Change Working Group, French Foreign Trade Advisors China Committee, in an exclusive interview regarding the topics addressed at the third plenary session.

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Spectacular scene of moon shining through Olympic rings on Eiffel Tower

The moon is pictured with the Olympic rings on the Eiffel Tower ahead the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, France, July 23, 2024.

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Newly discovered artifacts unveiled in Sichuan

More than 50 pieces of artifacts, including bronze wares, gold wares and jade wares, are displayed during the exhibition on Tuesday.

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Chinese Olympic volunteers: proud with full expectation

As the 33rd Olympic Games in Paris is about to open, Chinese volunteers said in an online interview with China News Network that they are proud of being volunteers at the Olympic Games and fully expect Chinese athletes to attain their best again.

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China spending more on education, ministry says

China's education expenditures saw a 5.3 percent year-on-year increase in 2023, reaching a total of 6.5 trillion yuan ($890 billion), according to data released by the Ministry of Education on Monday.

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405 Chinese athletes arrive in Paris to compete in 30 sports

Chinese Olympic delegation arrived in Paris for the 33rd Olympic Games on Monday evening, according to the Chinese Olympic Committee's official account on Weibo, a Chinese X-like online platform.

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Tsinghua professor expounds on 'active government' within socialist market economy

The concept of an “active government” has been a topic of discussion in recent years, with debates on the appropriate extent of governmental involvement in various sectors. However, the third plenary session of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has shed light on this issue, a senior Chinese scholar has said.

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China emphasizes reforms of management systems to boost two-way investment: Tsinghua professor

The 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded its third plenary session in Beijing last Thursday, issuing a communique that states opening up is a defining feature of Chinese modernization.

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Panda elements decorated at Chinese delegation’s residence in Paris Olympic Village

As the Paris Olympics approaches, athletes from around the world are arriving and settling into the Village.

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Chinese herbal tea prevalent worldwide in scorching summer

As the northern hemisphere is hit by high temperatures in summer, Chinese herbal tea has witnessed increasing export to the rest of the world.

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China's MSS unveils a new case on illegal surveying and mapping

China's Ministry of State Security unveiled on Tuesday a new case based on a real-life story about a taxi driver reporting some suspicious activities to the national security authorities.

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Exploring Solar Radio Telescope in SW China

The telescope is composed of 313 antennas of 6-meter diameter.

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Aquatics Center for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

An exterior view of Aquatics Center, the venue of artistic swimming, diving and water polo events, for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, France, July 22, 2024.

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Curiosity Rover uncovers pure sulfur crystals on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has made an astonishing discovery on Mars, which scientists have called 'mind-blowing' and something that 'should not be there.'

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Summer travel heats up in northeast China's Harbin

Following last winter’s popular snow and ice attractions, Northeast China's Harbin city this summer continues its popularity with its unique experience of “time travel” that bridges summer and winter.

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Self-driving to revolutionize transportation

The large-scale commercial use of self-driving technology could become a reality sooner than expected, and is likely to revolutionize urban transport due to their greater efficiency and lower costs.

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China's cumulative turnover of the carbon market hits nearly 27 billion yuan

The cumulative trading volume of carbon allowances in China’s national carbon market has reached 465 million tons as of last Monday, with a cumulative turnover of nearly 27 billion yuan (about $3.71 billion), according to Xinhua.

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U.S. urged to mount pressure on Israel for Gaza truce

The United States as a staunch backer of Israel should seize the opportunity to urge visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to observe United Nations resolutions and international laws, experts said.

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Exchanges to help bolster China-U.S. ties

Locality exchanges between China and the United States can help stabilize bilateral relations by addressing the challenges and opportunities ahead, participants at the sixth US-China Sister Cities Summit said.

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Tianjin team develops greener propylene catalyst

Scientists from Tianjin University have developed a cheap, environmentally friendly catalyst for propylene — a raw material in plastics, fibers and pharmaceuticals — that could halve production costs.

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Market-oriented measures underlined for realty sector

The Chinese real estate market is now grappling with a complex set of challenges as it navigates an environment characterized by an oversupply of properties relative to demand.

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Financial institutions upbeat on China economy

Overseas financial institutions have expressed their confidence in the prospects of China's economy, as the country's high-quality growth efforts are gradually paying off.

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Specialty varieties key to upgrading industry

The coffee market in Yunnan province has seen a favorable shift in pricing dynamics during the latest harvest season, as its coffee beans were sold at a higher price than that offered by international traders.

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China vows to foster competitive big data industry

China will employ a raft of policies to expand and strengthen its big data industry, in an effort to unleash and enhance social vitality and boost the digital economy.

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China launches comprehensive guidelines to combat overweight, obesity in school children

China released new guidelines on Monday to ensure the physical and mental well-being of children by effectively controlling and preventing unhealthy weight gain and obesity among primary and secondary school students in China.

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China releases first corporate standard in road tanker truck for edible oil transportation

A Chinese vehicle manufacturer has released the first domestic corporate standard in tanker truck equipment for edible oil transportation.

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China implements flood control measures in major river basins

Ministry of Water Resources has urged the implementation of a series of proactive measures in eight major river basins to mitigate the impact of flooding.

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Philippines urged to abide by 'provisional arrangement'

Manila is being urged to abide by its promises after China and the Philippines reached a "provisional arrangement" on managing the situation at Ren'ai Jiao, or Ren'ai Reef in the South China Sea.

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Chinese Embassy urges U.S. to give explanation to the Philippines for disinformation against Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines released a statement on Monday urging the U.S. to give "a long-overdue explanation" for the severe damage it inflicted on the Philippines by the lies it has told regarding China's Sinovac vaccine.

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Ukrainian FM to visit China

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is scheduled to visit China from Tuesday to Friday.

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China lists 'voluntariness,' 'flexibility' as principles of raising the retirement age for the first time

China has adopted a resolution to advance reform to gradually raise the retirement age in a prudent and orderly manner based on the principles of "voluntary participation with appropriate flexibility."

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Beijing, Manila agree on managing Ren'ai Reef situation

China and the Philippines have reached a provisional arrangement on "humanitarian resupply of living necessities" to an illegally grounded Philippine vessel at China's Ren'ai Reef.

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Chinese mainland condemns Taiwan leader's call for 'national identity'

Taiwan leader Lai Ching-te has once again revealed his "Taiwan independence" stance by openly advocating for the establishment of a so-called "national identity" on the island.

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Top EU diplomat calls rival meeting in response to Hungary’s rogue diplomacy

Meeting of bloc’s foreign ministers organised by Josep Borrell is in effect a boycott of a gathering in Budapest

The EU’s most senior diplomat, Josep Borrell, has called a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers in Brussels – in effect a boycott of a rival gathering in Budapest – to register widespread anger over Hungary’s rogue diplomacy.

Borrell announced that he had decided to convene informal meetings of EU foreign affairs and defence ministers in Brussels after the summer break, meaning the same participants will not gather in Budapest as originally planned.

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Chinese university sacks professor after social media accusation of sexual harassment

Doctoral student at Renmin University of China school of liberal arts in Beijing posted recordings on Weibo

A top Chinese university has fired a professor, a day after a graduate student accused him of sexual harassment on social media in a rare public allegation and posted recordings as evidence, drawing widespread support.

The woman, who identified herself as Wang Di, said she is studying in a doctoral programme at Renmin University of China’s school of liberal arts. She posted a 59-minute video on Sunday on the Weibo social media platform in which she said her supervisor, an ex-vice dean and former Communist party representative at the university in Beijing, physically and verbally abused her.

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China and Philippines reach tentative deal to defuse tensions at South China Sea flashpoint

Temporary deal agreed to prevent escalation of standoffs around the Sierra Madre, a Philippine ship grounded on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal

The Philippines says it has “reached an understanding” with China on resupply missions to a beached Filipino naval ship that has been a key flashpoint between the two countries in the South China Sea

The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed the “temporary arrangement” with the two sides agreeing to jointly manage maritime differences and de-escalate the situation in the South China Sea.

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Exiled pro-democracy Hong Kong activists blocked from accessing pensions

Case raises questions about complicity of western financial institutions in persecution of Chinese government critics

Two exiled pro-democracy Hong Kong activists have been blocked from accessing their pensions, depriving them of tens of thousands of US dollars of their savings and raising questions about the complicity of western financial institutions in the persecution of Chinese government critics.

Assets, including pension savings, belonging to Ted Hui, a former pro-democracy legislator who is now based in Australia, were frozen shortly after he fled from Hong Kong in December 2020. The assets are held by HSBC, a British bank.

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Britain’s defence policy rests on unity in an increasingly divided world | Letters

Readers on the UK’s defence and security review after the expert leading it identified a ‘deadly quartet’ of adversaries

Regarding your article (UK and its allies face ‘deadly quartet’ of nations, says defence expert, 16 July), the new government’s strategic defence and security review must promote a maritime defence strategy. Britain and global partners are threatened by the aggression of Russia, North Korea, Iran and proxies – China too, sadly.

The sea remains central to national prosperity and security – 95% of trade by volume is in ships. Our merchant navy, responsible for trade and supply chains, is vital to national resilience. Protection of trade is a prime duty of the senior service – witness HMS Diamond shooting down Houthi missiles aimed at merchant shipping in the Red Sea.

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Trump praises Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un in Michigan rally speech – video

Donald Trump uses his first rally speech since an assassination attempt to praise leaders who Joe Biden has criticised as dictators and scold his Democratic rivals. Speaking to a crowd in Michigan on Saturday, Trump spoke of his fruitful relationships with Chinese president Xi Jinping, Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un while speaking about the need for word leaders to 'get along'. Soon after, Trump called Joe Biden 'crooked', and Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi 'crazy'

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Donald Trump says Xi Jinping wrote him a ‘beautiful note’ after rally shooting

US presidential contender’s reference echoes the ‘love letters’ he received from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as he calls authoritarian leaders ‘smart, tough’ people

Donald Trump has said China’s president wrote him a “beautiful note” after the assassination attempt a week ago, as he continued to court leaders whom Joe Biden has criticised as dictators.

In his first campaign rally since narrowly escaping the attempt on his life in Pennsylvania, Trump told a crowd in Michigan on Saturday: “[President Xi Jinping] wrote me a beautiful note the other day when he heard about what happened.”

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Bridge collapses in China amid floods, leaving several dead and dozens missing – video

Torrential rain has caused a bridge to collapse in northern China, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than 30 missing. The bridge over a river in Shangluo, Shaanxi province, buckled at about 8.40pm on Friday 'due to a sudden downpour and flash floods', the Xinhua agency said, citing the provincial public relations department. Images on state TV showed a partially submerged section of the bridge with the river rushing over it

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Chinese artefacts in repatriation row were ‘given willingly’ to British Museum

Amid calls to return antiquities, historian finds documents that reveal many were not result of imperial plunder

The British Museum boasts one of the biggest collections of Chinese antiquities in the west, but it has faced repeated calls to return them to China. Now historical documents reveal that many of the antiquities were acquired with the full cooperation of Chinese officials in the last century.

US historian Justin M Jacobs has unearthed evidence that shows the Chinese government “willingly and enthusiastically helped them remove these treasures from their lands” because they wanted closer ties with the west and appreciated new scholarship.

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China bridge collapse kills at least 11 after floods

The partial collapse during torrential rains Shangluo city has killed at least 11 with 30 people still missing.

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At least 11 killed and dozens missing as Chinese bridge collapses amid floods

President Xi Jinping calls for ‘all-out efforts’ to find more than 30 people after incident in Shaanxi province

Torrential rain has caused a bridge to collapse in northern China, killing 11 people and leaving more than 30 missing, state media has said.

The bridge over a river in Shangluo, Shaanxi province, buckled at about 8.40pm on Friday “due to a sudden downpour and flash floods”, the Xinhua agency said, citing the provincial public relations department.

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Weather tracker: Heavy seasonal rain causes widespread flooding in China

Six people dead, thousands evacuated and transport disrupted after at least 20 floods in major rivers

China has been experiencing heavy and widespread rainfall since the start of the rainy season, which runs from May to September. It has resulted in at least 20 floods in major rivers across the country, with 31 rivers surpassing their flood warning levels.

Dianjiang county, in Chongqing, received 269.2mm in one day last week, a single-day record there. It led to six deaths, more than 10,000 evacuations, and 40,000 people being affected, as well as severe disruptions to rail services and transport caused by flooding.

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Chip stocks drop on fears US to toughen China rules

The sell-off came after a report that the US may further tighten rules on equipment exports to China.

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Nasdaq losses deepen amid market jitters over US policy on chipmakers

Analysts play down concerns and maintain confidence in AI boom after index’s worst day since December 2022

The tech-heavy Nasdaq stock index has deepened its losses after this week’s interventions by US presidential candidates, but analysts played down market jitters over chipmakers, saying the artificial intelligence boom would continue to support demand.

New York’s Nasdaq composite index staged a brief recovery on opening on Thursday but was down 0.7% at the end of the day, after posting its worst day since December 2022 on Wednesday.

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Chip stocks fall further after Trump’s remarks on Taiwan defence

Semiconductor and related tech shares hit hard by former US president’s calls for Taipei to pay for US protection

The stocks of some of the world’s largest chipmakers have fallen further after comments by Donald Trump that Taiwan, which is central to the global industry, should pay for its own defences against China.

Shares in semiconductor and related tech companies had already plunged on Wednesday after the former president’s comments, as well as a report that suggested Joe Biden’s administration was considering the strictest controls on the trade of chips to China.

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IMF reform is tricky: the US and China will need to work together | Barry Eichengreen

Europe is overrepresented while China is underrepresented, and the US will need to give up its veto

In July 1944, exactly 80 years ago, representatives of 44 countries met in an obscure New Hampshire village to negotiate the Bretton Woods Agreement establishing the International Monetary Fund. For many, reaching the ripe old age of 80 would be cause for celebration. For the IMF, the anniversary only highlights the urgency of reform.

Some necessary reforms are straightforward and widely agreed, raising the question of why they haven’t been adopted. First, the IMF should provide its members with regular annual allocations of its in-house financial instrument, special drawing rights. This would provide an alternative to the US dollar as a source of global liquidity while also addressing the problem of chronic global imbalances.

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Watch: Huge fire engulfs 14-storey shopping centre in China

At least 16 people have died in the mishap at the 14-storey building.

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‘Garbage time of history’: Chinese state media pushes back on claims country has entered a new epoch

Authorities unhappy as Chinese chat groups and WeChat feeds buzz with discussion of whether China has entered period of inevitable failure

First, there was the century of humiliation, in which China was subjugated by western powers. Then there was the era of reform and opening up, where China’s rapid economic development paved the way for what was supposed to be the Chinese century. But now, according to social media users , China is in another epoch worth naming: the garbage time of history.

In recent weeks, Chinese chat groups and WeChat feeds have been buzzing with discussion of whether China has entered a period of economic stagnation or regression in which failure is all but inevitable, called a “garbage time of history”.

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China suspends nuclear talks with US over arms sales to Taiwan

Nuclear proliferation talks halted as tensions rise over Biden and Trump’s calls for increased trade restrictions

China has suspended talks over arms control and nuclear proliferation with the US in protest against arms sales to Taiwan, the democratically governed island aligned with Washington that China claims as its own territory.

The decision, announced by China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday, halts the early nuclear-arms talks in a period of growing tensions between China and the US, with both US presidential candidates calling for increased trade restrictions and efforts to contain Chinese influence in east Asia.

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Xi tackles slow growth as economy 'hits the brakes'

A property crisis, local government debt, weak demand and unemployment are hurting China's economy.

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China Tesla rival BYD signs $1bn Turkey plant deal

The electric vehicle giant has been rapidly expanding manufacturing capacity outside its home country.

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Scammed by the fake Chinese police

Con men threaten to extradite their victims to China if they don’t pay “bail”.

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What Moscow, Beijing and Delhi think of Biden v Trump rematch

Eight BBC correspondents give their view on the US election from global capitals.

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South China Sea tensions force US and Beijing to talk more

The two superpowers are talking more often to avoid conflict, the US ambassador to China tells the BBC.

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Tourist destinations across China see surge in visitors during peak summer tourist season

An aerial drone photo taken on July 14, 2024 shows tourists visiting a national wetland park in Xinghua City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Many tourist destinations across China have recently seen a surge in visitors as the country enters its peak summer tourist season.

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