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ciple. So every country has important principles, and we absolutely c
annot make concessions on such issues of principle
,” the vice-premier said. Liu, however, added that he hoped both sides would exhibit flexibility in the talks.
He refuted the criticism of the US side that Chin
a reneged on its promises in the draft trade text. “We believe that it is only natural to have changes before a final deal; it is something that surely occurs in the process, so we
k the Chinese side has back-walked,” he said, adding that he disagreed with the wording of “renege”. “We just h
ad differing views on how to phrase some things in t he text, and we hope to resolve it, so it’s unnecessary to overreact to the issue,” he said.
various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing
their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
s well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers. Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also u
rged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.
ains into service. It said residents in the city would likely make about 340,000 trips by train on Friday.
Other branches of the railway system have also
launched more runs to handle the increase of holiday passengers. Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, fell on Friday this year. It i
s a tradit
ional Chinese day on which people pay tribute to deceased family members, friends and national heroes. Chinese people have used the day for spring outings since ancient times.
In recent y
ears, the number of Chinese travelers, to both domestic and foreign destinations, d uring the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday has increased annually, and most of them travel by rail for some or all of the j
ourney. For destinations within China, railway
s offer lower prices and more choices than airlines. At present, China operates more than 131,000 kilometers of tracks. That fig
ure includes more than 29,000 km of high-speed rail, two-thirds of the global total.
Last year, China invested more than 338 billion yuan ($50 billion) in the construct
ion of 26 new railways and opened new lines totaling 4,683 km, most of them high-speed.
both of our country should be very proud to have a friend, a representative like him,” he said.
At present, there are more than 800 13-
18-year-old students at the S chool, including nearly 60 Chinese students, mo
st of whom are from Hong Kong. Uppingham school was founded in 1584. The famous British educator Edward Thri
7) used to be its headmaster and took the lead in proposing the concept of “all-around education”. Thring opened the first school gymnasi
um in England, introduced wood and metal workshops, and prov ided a swimming pool. In academic matters he stressed sound training in mathema
tics, the classics, and music. In 1869 he foun ded the Headmasters’ Conference, an organization that had a great influence in English school education.