Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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Food festivals offer visitors taste of Asiaonal Beijin

Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.

The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere

nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.

The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b

etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.

Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh

ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at

tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers

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We are sad to hear the passing of architect I.M. Pei, whos

 incomparable contributions to museums and culture worldwide will leave an indelible legacy. In 1983, he accepted the Pritzker Architecture Prize here at The Met, s

aying: ‘Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may ac

hieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man,” read The Met’s official Twitter account.

“For this Chinese-American growing up in the DC area, the East Win

g of the National Gallery of Art was an extraordinarily special place. A mon

ument ot beauty and to the possibilities of being an immigrant. RIP to a legend,” Twitter user Jia Lynn Yang wrote.

“You cannot talk about architecture in the last 60 years without talking seriously about I.M. Pei,” said Ro

bert AM Stern, a former dean of the Yale University school of architecture. “It’s not a single building. It’s h

is work over a generation of time and his logical and relentless pursuit of the highest degree of excellence.”

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Luckin raised $561 million in its initial public offering Friday by selling 33 million American depositary shares at $17 apiece.

The ADS, which are trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “LK,” closed at $20.38 after rising as high as $25.96 earlier in the day.

England – Chinese head coach Guan Jianmin said in Manchester on Friday that Bianca Walkden’s controversial victory

over Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin at the World Taekwondo Championships is a big scandal in the sport’s history.

“I cannot believe this could happen during the world championships,” said Guan, also

President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.”

Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closing stages of the women’s over

73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout.

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hina formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December

last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp

icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.

Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste

aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec

tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.

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The number of its exhibits, ranging from train tickets an

d an unfinished self-knitted sweater to a wedding dress and a tie with a lipstick mark, has in

creased by threefold to more than 200. All the objects are left behind from breakups and donated by the public.

People seem to find closure for a broken relationship by donating souvenir

s from former lover, Kang Shidong, owner of the museum, told Shanxi’s news portal sxrb

.com. He said a young man brought a bracelet and spent a whole afternoon writing a note, elaborating his love story.

Besides closure, what surprises Kang is that some visitors fell in love after coming across each other at the museum. “As f

ar as I know, some have entered romantic relationships,” said Kang. “I’m happy to see that. The purpose of estab

lishing such a museum is for people to say goodbye to their old relationship and stride into a new one.”

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Customs cooperation to take aim at IPR violationsnd inter

China will expand international cooperation in enforcing intellectu

al property rights to facilitate trade and create a favorable business environment for ente

rprises from China and overseas, a customs official said on Wednesday.

Cooperative customs mechanisms have been establ

ished in more than 130 countries and regions, with more than 190 agree

ments signed, including with major trade partners such as the United States, the European Union, Russia, Japan

and South Korea, said Jin Hai, deputy director for general affairs at the General Administration of Customs.

To more effectively fight crossborder violations of intellectual property rights, Chinese cust

oms will improve information sharing and exchanges of data with other countries and regions.

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protections made noticeable progress in China last yea

 because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera

tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.

Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin

g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr

ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type

s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev

ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.

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to future human development. It’s also important to fully use

education to help people learn more about the values of different civilizations and to pass down the cultures,” he said.

At the session, 44 scholars and professors from Asian countries, along with France, Russia, Germa

ny and Canada, voiced their opinions on exchanges by Asian civilizations in historical and modern times.

Chen Lai, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, said

some ancient Chinese philosophers had proposed values for different civilizations.

“Confucius said that ‘A gentleman seeks harmony, not conformity’, showi

ng respect to different cultures,” he said. “Mencius proposed that we should have goo

d intentions toward others. I think it’s an inclusive attitude toward other people and their civilizations.”

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There is huge consumer demand for internet services in

 our country. We must encourage fair competition, and ensure that

our measures to lower internet service charges are fully delivered as they are an impo

rtant part of our efforts in improving people’s lives,” Premier Li said.Baisu Gulang, a 37-year-old horse hea

d fiddle maker, makes a horse head fiddle in Qian Golos Mongolian autonomous county of Songyuan, Nort

heast China’s Jilin province, May 15, 2019. Under his father’s influence, Baisu Gulang has an ardent love in making and playin

g horse head fiddle, a traditional musical instrument favored by Mongolian ethnic group. He started lear

ning to make horse head fiddle when he was 18 years old. In 2006, Baisu Gulang started a horse head fiddle maki

ng studio where he voluntarily teaches enthusiasts to make and play the instrument besides selling

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